The Garland Family, Christmas, 1919.
"My own family. All
home on Xmas Day 1919
Age in line.
Dad Starr Garland
Mother Nellie Garland
Original size: 5-1/4 inches wide by 3 inches high.
The lack of snow on "Xmas Day" might indicate a USA location.
November 28, 2002: an email from
Barbara Nethercott added much-needed information about this family.
She said: " I can identify the family to which the people in the photo belong and,
yes, you are correct, it would have been taken in California.
My information comes from a small booklet in the Smiths Falls Library on the Empey family. Thomas Garland
married Eliza Empey and William Starr Garland
was one of their sons. He married Cornelia (Nellie)
Wright and their children listed in the booklet as on the picture. Thomas was a stonemason
who was involved in the building of the Anglican Church at Eastons Corners where they lived.
"My interest is in the John Garland line. John was brother of Richard, Thomas' father.
I have been able to make a copy of the picture for my files. Hopefully, a descendant will
see your website and ask for the picture."
Can you provide corrections or comments?
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