Class photo?

I absolutely love this photo!  Everyone looks relaxed  – well, most everyone -and some are even quite playful, with two women holding balloons and another blowing up a balloon.  I particularly love that some of the women are wearing pants.  Unfortunately I can only identify one person, my grandmother Georgiana Frances Schenk (2nd from the left, with the jaunty black hat).

0036I think this may be a “class photo” – perhaps a high school graduating class.  If my guess is correct, the date would be about 1917 or 1918.  There are two older gentlemen in the center of the photo – perhaps they are teachers?  I believe th photo may have been taken in Marysville.

Drumlummon Mine

This is an interesting photo of the men who worked at the Drumlummon Mine in Marysville in 1894.  The photo is not indexed on the back but Mary’s daughter, my grandmother Georgiana Frances Schenk Dalin, did identify her father, “George Schenck“, on the front.  He would have only been 16 or 17 years old at the time this photo was taken and had already worked in mines since he was 13 or 14 years old.Drum Lummond_my daddyThe photo back reads:

Drum Lummon Miners

Taken in 1894

Marysville Mont.

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Mary’s children

                                                      Irene, Georgie, Pete and Evelyn Schenk

Mary and George Schenk had five children:

Georgiana “Georgie” Frances Schenk, born in 1901 (2nd from left).  Mary sometimes referred to her as “Fran” in her journal, especially when she became an adult.  Fran married Cid Dalin in 1921 and lived in Helena, Montana.  They had four children and she died in 1966.

Christopher “Pete” Schenk, born in 1903 (2nd from right).  Mary sometimes referred to him as “Chris”.  He married Helen Smigaj in 1934 and they lived for a time in Marysville.  Eventually they moved to Bonners Ferry, Idaho.  They had two children and Pete died in 1960.

Irene Mary Schenk, born in 1906 (far left).  Irene married John Weber and lived in Butte, Montana.  They had one daughter.  Irene died in 1985.

Evelyn Kate Schenk, born in 1910 (far right).  Evelyn was married for a short time to Fred Marks and then married William Butner.  As an adult, she lived in Missouri and then in California.  She died in 1997.


                                                           Valentine Dora Schenk circa 1914

Valentine Dora Schenk, born February 14, 1914.  She died a little over a year later on April 2, 1915.