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Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Detective Time! What Can You Learn About These Berry Children?

It's been pointed out to me that it's been some time since I've shared the detective hat with my readers, so today's post will do just that.  What can you discover about the three youngsters featured in today's photograph?

Let's see if we can identify the children, come up with an approximate date this photograph was taken and maybe even a possible location.  If we are really lucky, perhaps we can find a descendant who would like to claim the original image. 

Ready to go?  Here's the reverse of the photograph:

Happy researching!


  1. Donald Francis Berry was born 29 Sep 1913 in Humboldt County, California and died 26 Nov 1995 in Merlin, Josephine, Oregon).

    The 1930 US Census shows him with brother Douglas Stanley (25 Jan 1919 - 22 Sep 1996 in Lake Stevens, Snohomish, Washington) and sister Helen May (30 May 1922 - ?).

    They were the children of Stanley (11 Sep 1882 - 25 Jul 1974) and Alice J (nee O Rourke) Berry (21 Mar 1888 - 2 Dec 1961).

    The photo dates to c. 1923.

  2. Wow, that was quick! The person who wrote the inscription on the back of the photo was careful to provide full names of the children, and their birth dates, which is so helpful.

    Your info mirrors what I found, too. Great job, Iggy!

    1. I was frustrated by not being able to determine what happened to the sister Helen M.

  3. A "Helen M Berry" married Cecil A Bulbeck on 05 May 1962 in Sonoma, California. She died on 4 Nov 2012. She appears to have been his second wife.


  4. Good research, that is what I found too..a little late but it was still fun to look:)