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Family 5 appears to be a mix of more than one family. Among other differences, there are photos of a Caucasian family and an African American family, but very few photos with both Caucasian and African American people together. I would guess, if these two families were part of the same family/group, that there would be more pictures with people from both families/groups in the same picture.
419 images in this set.
I had such high hopes to find info for the Fisher/Pollard family. 6 different people, all born about the right time and with similar names. It looked like it would fit, but I was unable to any connections.
I also had hopes of finding something about USAF Major Joseph C Dixon, but no luck there either.
There are several magazines, news clippings, and letters that came with this packet, including several letters to a Lottie Sponheimer.
There is an envelope, dated February 21, 1919, addressed to Mrs. A O Sponheimer of Galena, IL.
There is another envelope, dated June 13, 1940, also addressed to Mrs. A O Sponheimer, at a specific address in Galena, IL.
Note: I didn't follow this backward, partly because there appears to be an extensive and active group working on the Upham family genealogy, and partly because I'm interested in figuring who the people are in these photos, which would mean going forward, not backward. Sponheimer family tree, brief look:
Adam Otto Sponheimer, born about 1872 in Ireland
There is a piece of paper with the heading "village ticket," listing president E B Emberson, trustee W M Kloak, trustee Jos Osborne, trustee S D Taylor, clerk C M Hjerleid, treasurer C H Upham, assessor W Dyer, constable W J Wardwell. Connection to Mary Dyer (pictured below)?
There is a scrap of paper, Thomas Minor 1811-1894, Frances Upham Minor 1830-1907.
There is another scrap of paper, Clarence N Upham 1860-1872, Mary Young Illegible 1810-1895.
There is another scrap of paper, Clarence N, son of J H and F R Upham, died August 16, 1873, aged 13 years, 9 months, 6 days (which would make the date of birth November 10, 1859).
There is another scrap of paper, Clayton B Upham of the firm Charles H Upham Co of DeSoto, Mis has passed away at age of 33 years. Born at Hartsville, Berkshire County, Mass, on April 27, 1863, leaves wife and 4 children (Chester, Clarence, Nellie, Cyril), buried at DeSoto, Mis.
There is a life insurance booklet, Franklin Life Insurance, signed Arthur William Gleicester of Chicago, IL, with a specific address in Redlands, CA and several prior specific addresses (Upland CA, Cucamonga CA, Chicago IL), with regular entries from March 30, 1944 to December 30, 1963.
There is USAF paperwork for Major Joe C Dixon, dated August 20, 1954, from 461st Air Base Group, Hill Air Force Base, UT, including training quizzes and a certificate of familiarity for B-26 type aircraft and C-47 type aircraft.
There is a prayer book presented to H E Loyd Whitesell on September 24, 1906 by Mrs. A M K Snyder.