Friday, June 12, 2015

1917 Weaver Family Farm, West of Miamisburg Ohio. Horse era on the farm.

 1917 photos from a large format album of Noah Elwood Weaver's.  One of the pages I labeled with the help of my dad, Paul H Weaver before he died in 1982.    Note calves on the left and the three horses with the split rail fence on the Weaver family farm, then run by Noah Elwoods brother William Benton Weaver. Their parents, Noah and Hattie still lived on the farm, and NEW, took many photos there. 
 1917 Paul Henry Weaver, my dad, at age 7, path on the family farm, on the hill above Miamisburg OHio.
 1917 Picking raspberries or blackberries along the fence row.  One of the many foster boys that worked with William Weaver on the farm, and PHW with Uncle Will's dog in the forground.
Uncle Will's dog.

1917 Uncle Will Weaver with his dog, and farm house in the background.  (One of my favorite action shots on the farm :-)  

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Friend Paper and American Envelope Companies West Carrollton OH, through the lens of Noah Elwood Weaver

Noah Elwood Weaver, with his large format camera, around 1913-14 when he was first employed as a clerk at Friend Paper Company in West Carrollton.  This photo was improved and used in a book of the 1913 Flood in the Miami River Valley, also featuring photos by Andy Snow in 2013. 

Here is a valley panorama taken by NEW around 1920 of the Friend Paper, American Envelope Complex.  With the prevailing winds from the west, I discern this is taken from the southeast looking northwest toward the city of West Carrollton.  By Noah Elwood Weaver.

CA 1915 Office Staff of Friend Paper Company on the front steps.  Noah Elwood Weaver is standing on the steps. 
CA 1914 photo labeled on the back "Morris Ellsworth first wife". I found that Harry Morris Ellsworth  in the 1910 Census lived with his parents on Main St in WC.  The 1914 city directory has him living at 505 N Main St WC and working as a clerk for NRC.    He was in the military in 1915 and married another woman Flora Sheen in Virginia in 1918.  

 Interior of West Carrollton Paper Company.

 Interior of Paper Company.  Notice the bare footed men working.  (OSHA approved footware? :-)
 Men sitting on vents on top of a paper mill building.
 The American Envelope Company building West Carrollton by NEW

 Papermill series, construction in West Carrollton, written on back of photo.  No date, by NEW

Completed project, with paper slurry in the West Carrollton Paper Mill, photo by Noah Elwood Weaver

Sunday, May 31, 2015

Kettering Hills and Delco Dell 1917 Photos of Noah Elwood Weaver

 Among the photos my father, Paul H Weaver MD helped me label before his death in 1982, is part of this album I now call the 1917- 1920's large format black album This is the most iconic photo, to me, as it is called the Delco Dell Greenhouse, 1917.  Taken in October 1917 by Noah Elwood Weaver.
1917  Edna Helena Eicher Weaver  with son Paul H Weaver at Delco Dell greeenhouse, by NEW
 On the same page is labeled "Delco Dell Bridal Path", with this woodland view.  Sadly, when I google Delco Dell, there are no photos online that tell any history of the dell.  Photo by NEW

  All I could find is about the Delco Company " The name Delco came from the Dayton Engineering Laboratories Co., founded in Dayton, Ohio, by Charles Kettering and Edward A. Deeds in 1909.[1] Delco was responsible for several innovations in automobile electric systems, including the first reliable battery ignition system and the first practical automobile self-starter.
Initially Kettering and Deeds were co-workers at National Cash Register Company (NCR). Kettering and Deeds had a lifelong professional relationship and friendship. In 1904, Deeds hired Kettering at NCR to motorize the cash register.

Delco ignition system

Main article: Delco ignition system
Deeds' barn
Around 1908, Deeds asked for help with a car he was building from a kit. Working in one of Deeds' barns with spare-time help from William A. Chryst and other NCR friends, Kettering developed a high-energy spark ignition system to replace the weak-spark model supplied with the kit. Leaving NCR in 1909, Kettering focused on final development of this ignition set and demonstrations were favorably received. In 1909, when Henry Leland of Cadillac ordered 5,000 ignition sets, Deeds and Kettering formed the Dayton Engineering Laboratories company. The ignition system was introduced on the 1910 Cadillac.

 1917 Paul Henry Weaver in front and 3 women in hats.   Edna E Weaver and two friends.
 1917 Delco Dell Bridal Path my father l-r "Hanna Swearingen, Paul H Weaver,  Edna Eicher Weaver and Emma Esther Eicher? 
 1917  Edna E Weaver and Paul H Weaver, on Delco Dell Bridal Path.
 1917 Kettering Hills, two women in Delco Dell on bridal path.  (Bridal. like for horses)

1917 Paul Henry Weaver viewing the the fountain in the mid of the Delco Dell pond.  Oct 1917 by NEW.

Friday, May 29, 2015

Faribault Friends of Dr Paul H Weaver and Margaret G Weaver captured in slides

 1959  Silvis Home, Marge Silvis, Peg Weaver, By Berhow, Ed Silvis by Paul H Weaver

1960 slide #58. Marge and Ed Silvis "In Pakistani garb" in Weaver Living Room Faribault, by PHW 
 Sept 1960 Effie Haessley Home, Mrs Beebe (widow of General Beebe) Marge Silvis.
Ed Silvis, Peg Weaver, Dr Shah, Faribault by PH Weaver slide #221

 1960 Sept, Mrs Beebe, Effie Haessley, Ed Silvis, Peg Weaver, Dr Shah and Marge Silvis by PHW slide #220
 Oct 1960 at St James School Headmaster's home, Marv Horstman. L - R  _____?, Ed Silvis, Byron Berhow,  (Peg Weaver's hair) Marv Horstman.
 1960 Oct lide Peg Weaver with Peggy Agerter at Marv Horstman's St James School Faribault  by PHW slide #238
1960 Marge Silvis, woman in blue?, man, glasses and sport coat, Marv Horstman, by PHW

Monday, May 25, 2015

Faribault Minnesota Colored Kodak Slides, Images from Paul H Weaver MD in the late 1960's

 1965 image of Angel Lillo, an art teacher and classically Spanish trained sculptor with female nude Faribault MN. 
 Rita Orr, a friend and neighbor in Southern Heights Faribault, with her Bonanza airplane, 1967, to take my parents on a round trip to Albert Lea, spring 1967.
 1967, Rita with her Beechcraft Bonanza at the Faribault airport, checking to see if ready for take off.
 1967 View of Faribault looking east, new Senior High below the wing, with view of the viaduct, MN Hwy 60 on the left.
 1967 Faribault City Scape looking SE from Rita Orr's airplane, St Mary's Hall, Viaduct of Hwy 60, State Schools on the east side, with city buildings on the west. 
 1967 Faribault, Woolen Mills lower left corner, Shattuck School on the hill above the Straight River.
 1967 Bully Wells and Cannon Lake looking west from the air.
1967 Interstate 35 looking north, with the split in the road just north of Faribault, Paul H Weaver from plane of Rita Orr.

Travelers Club, a Faribault Institution: From Rememberings of an 83- Year Old Grandma, By Margaret G Weaver AKA Peg Weaver, p 61-62 "Pete and I were invited to join Travelers' Club, an old, prestigious Faribault organization of about thirty members, mostly couples. Traditionally the heads of the Episcopal and the State Schools were members. Dinner was followed by one or two members presenting papers on assigned topics or a musical program. The gala Christmas banquet was always held at one of the Episcopal schools with a musical program in which I often participated. One year I presented several solos, one with a cello obbligato which I had composed, including a few double stops, for a French art song, Cher Nuit by Bachelet. Doug Lyle, the string instrumental instructor in the Faribault    Schools, played the cello.
The members of Travelers' Club with larger houses were selected for meeting places, which made ours a prime candidate. When we first belonged, the host and hostess entertained by themselves, which was no small task, having thirty people for a rather elaborate dinner, no casseroles or simple food. Later when two couples hosted, we entertained with the Agerters, the Craigs (until they moved to San Antonio, Texas), the Hultquists (until they moved to Anoka). At our house, Tom, at about age four, pointing to Reg Kramer, exclaimed in rather a loud voice, "Oh, you're bald." Not cracking a smile, Reg ignored the remark. I really didn't enjoy this entertaining and did not see the necessity of having a dinner precede the presentation of papers. Frequently after meetings at our house, some of our close friends, such as, the Craigs, Silvi, Hultquists, Martha Robbins, Mary Horstman, would stay for drinks. One time a phone call from Dagmar Engberg inquired if I might have found her teeth! She explained that she had removed her upper plate and wrapped it in Kleenex, but had not found it when she returned home. Would I please look for it. So all of us hysterically searched the waste baskets, and what-not. No teeth. The following morning Dagmar called that she had found them. After a Christmas meeting at Mary Horstman's, Ed Silvis, who was then a new member and was rather easily embarrassed, referred to Basil Rathbone as "Rasil Bathbone".When we belonged to Travelers', the members included (as best as I can recall): Shattuck faculty - Jean and Nuba Pletcher, Mary and Richard Kingham, Frances and Brad Craig, Peggy and Ken Agerter, Reg and Ethel Kramer; St. Mary's faculty - Maggie Robertson, Martha Robbins after Maggie Robertson resigned as Headmistress to many; St. James faculty - Mary Horstman; State School and Colony - Ed and Dagmar Engberg, Eva and Heinz Bruhl; State School for the Deaf - Dorothy and Howard Quigley: Superintendent, Faribault Public Schools - Laura and Willard Cross - Superintendent of the Faribault Public Schools, Lillian and Bob Norman, after Willard Cross resigned; Bern and John Foster, Fan and Ben Cowperthwait, Effie Haessley, Helen and Wayne Hultquist, Isabella and Rod Kiekenapp, Mary and Wayne VanKirk, Marge and Ed Silvis, Rita and Burt Orr. "

Recently I discovered some Photographic slides from 1968, labeled by my mom, #4213 "Family and Friends, Travelers Club Lavender Inn, March '68 Reg Kramer, Burt Orr, Izz Kiekenapp, Barbara Kinney, Bob Reed, Peg (Weaver). Rod Kiekenapp.

1967   Slide #4213, with back row facing, Reg Kramer, Burt Orr (back to camera), Isabell "Izz"Kiekenapp, Barbara Kinney (back to camera), Bob Reed with glasses, Rod Kiekenapp, (back to camera) and Peg Weaver.  I think the man in the foreground is Dr Heinz Bruhl.

 1967   Slide #4214,  Behind (as above)  Reg Kramer, Barbara Kinney (back to camera), Izz Kiekenapp, Rod Kiekenapp (back to camera) Bob Reed standing, brown jacket?, Peg Weaver, and in front labeled by Peg Weaver "Bob Speckhals, Mrs Martin (Beryl Martin, Judge Martin's wife) , and EJ Engberg.By Paul H Weaver

1967 Slide #4215 Burt Orr in front, in back Eva Bruhl, Stu Kinney (standing) and Helen Reed, Also in front on right, Barbara Kinney in blue plaid, and Rod Kiekenapp.

Some of the folks facing the camera, L to R Eva Bruhl, Rod Kiekenapp, Rita Orr, Barbara Kenney (Heinz Bruhl, side view) and Burt Orr. Slide # 4216

1967 slide # 4317, Eva Bruhl, Helen Reed (pointing)  ?, ?

#4218  Drs Heinz Bruhl and Burt Orr,  Reg Kramer, facing camera, Barbara Kinney back and woman with heart ?  By PHW