History

"The Babble of A Drunken Man" - The Life and Duel Death of Ozeme Roy (1862-1909) and His Friend, Wade

"The Babble of A Drunken Man" - The Life and Duel Death of Ozeme Roy (1862-1909) and His Friend, Wade

Ozeme Roy (1862-1909), a saloon-keeper, and Wade Higganbotham (unk. - 1909), a town constable, both died from bullets and pistol butts in an altercation between them outside the saloon that Ozeme owned. This is their story.

The Psychogenealogist Pic of the Week (#104) - Celebrating Two Full Years of Weekly Pics!

The Psychogenealogist Pic of the Week (#104) - Celebrating Two Full Years of Weekly Pics!

Well, we’ve done it! Two years straight! This is the 104th installment of The Psychogenealogist Pic of the Week series. I hope you’ve enjoyed them. Here’s a beauty with links to all the other.

The Psychogenealogist Pic of the Week (#103) - "Santa Claus came to you heavily loaded"

The Psychogenealogist Pic of the Week (#103) - "Santa Claus came to you heavily loaded"

Postcard (1910): “Wish one and all a Happy New Year. Suppose Santa Claus came to you heavily loaded. Was very good to me. I am very busy now preparing to be bride-maid for a wedding. How are you standing this cold weather? Love to all. Anna L.”

The Psychogenealogist Pic of the Week (#102) - Albert Wiedman, Manufacturer of Fine Confectionery

The Psychogenealogist Pic of the Week (#102) - Albert Wiedman, Manufacturer of Fine Confectionery

Here is a beautiful cabinet card photograph showing the store of “Albert Wiedman, Manufacturer of Fine Confectionery”. That is probably Albert standing with his wife and son. Can you help me find and tell their stories?

The Psychogenealogist Pic of the Week (#101) - "Men Working"

The Psychogenealogist Pic of the Week (#101) - "Men Working"

Hunched, paint brush in hand, this older man casts his own shadow on the side of the building he is painting. Who is he and what is his story?

The Psychogenealogist Pic of the Week (#99) - Is This the Family of Moses Devore (1844-1917)?

The Psychogenealogist Pic of the Week (#99) - Is This the Family of Moses Devore (1844-1917)?

A lovely family portrait, this cabinet card appears to be the family of Moses (1844-1917) and Fannie Raisor Devore (1855-1926). Can you help me find and tell their story?

The Psychogenealogist Pic of the Week (#98) - "My time is short"

The Psychogenealogist Pic of the Week (#98) - "My time is short"

An early 1900s postcard sent between cousins. Can you help me find and tell their stories?

The Psychogenealogist Pic of the Week (#97) - Bernice Smith, Daughter of Elmer and Lizzie, Springfield, MO

The Psychogenealogist Pic of the Week (#97) - Bernice Smith, Daughter of Elmer and Lizzie, Springfield, MO

This is Bernice Smith of Springfield, Missouri. She’s the daughter of Elmer and Lizzie Smith; sister of Thelma. I found her photo. Can you help me find her story?

The Psychogenealogist Pic of the Week (#96) - John Chrisville Putting On Shoes Outside Temple

The Psychogenealogist Pic of the Week (#96) - John Chrisville Putting On Shoes Outside Temple

Military man and New Yorker John Chrisville puts on shoes outside a temple. But where? Can you help me find out?

The Psychogenealogist Pic of the Week (#95) - "We would sure have a high time" (Postcard, 1911)

The Psychogenealogist Pic of the Week (#95) - "We would sure have a high time" (Postcard, 1911)

This 1911 postcard is delightful for two reasons: the beautiful pastel drawing and the extremely legible handwriting. Can you help me tell the stories of Ida, Wilber, and Stella?

The Psychogenealogist Pic of the Week (#94) - Illinois Boy Charles Shauk Wears Unique Outfit

The Psychogenealogist Pic of the Week (#94) - Illinois Boy Charles Shauk Wears Unique Outfit

Illinois boy, Charles Shauk, wears a unique outfit. Can you help me tell his story?

The Psychogenealogist Pic of the Week (#93) - Weihnachten (Christmas) 1928 - Hans Joachim Röda

The Psychogenealogist Pic of the Week (#93) - Weihnachten (Christmas) 1928 - Hans Joachim Röda

A boy, Hans Joachim Röda, and his Christmas (Germany, 1928).

The Psychogenealogist Pic of the Week (#92) - The Mustache That Wouldn't Quit

The Psychogenealogist Pic of the Week (#92) - The Mustache That Wouldn't Quit

A moustache like this just needs to be shared! Check out these vintage photographs of mustachioed and bearded men!

The Psychogenealogist Pic of the Week (#91) - "Being Good is Such A Lonesome Job" - Postcard From 1908

The Psychogenealogist Pic of the Week (#91) - "Being Good is Such A Lonesome Job" - Postcard From 1908

“Being Good is Such A Lonesome Job” - A 1908 postcard from Elsie Crothers Lamb to her husband George. Can you help me find their relatives?

The Psychogenealogist Pic of the Week (#90) - The Rhoads Men of Cambria County, PA

The Psychogenealogist Pic of the Week (#90) - The Rhoads Men of Cambria County, PA

From my personal collection, this photograph shows several of the Cambria County, PA Rhoads men in my family tree. Here are their stories.

The Psychogenealogist Pic of the Week (#89) - "I'm Your Melon Honey" (1913)

The Psychogenealogist Pic of the Week (#89) - "I'm Your Melon Honey" (1913)

A 1913 postcard picturing a smiling watermelon wearing a top hat and bow tie. Beneath him are the words: “I’m Your Melon Honey”.

The Psychogenealogist Pic of the Week (#88) - Mature Man of Mulliken, Michigan

The Psychogenealogist Pic of the Week (#88) - Mature Man of Mulliken, Michigan

A mature man well into his 80s sports white hair and a thin, wispy, beard. His leathery hands carry a cane as he sits in a carved wooden chair. Who is he and what is his story? 

The Psychogenealogist Pic of the Week (#87) - The Calm and Friendly Gaze of Well Dressed Men

The Psychogenealogist Pic of the Week (#87) - The Calm and Friendly Gaze of Well Dressed Men

Two well dressed men with closemouthed smiles cast calm and friendly gazes towards the photographer. Germany around 1945.

The Psychogenealogst Pic of the Week (#86) - A 1929 Birthday Party in Germany

The Psychogenealogst Pic of the Week (#86) - A 1929 Birthday Party in Germany

A group gathers for a 30th birthday party. Germany, 1929.

Peter Christopher Costlow (1846-1905) and His Wife Matilda Topper Costlow (1850-1935)

Peter Christopher Costlow (1846-1905) and His Wife Matilda Topper Costlow (1850-1935)

I am confident, though not certain, that this is my 3rd great uncle Peter Christopher Costlow (1846-1905) and his wife, Matilda. Here is his story and the questions that remain.