William Warren Jr. & Sarah Robinson Warren, Matilda, Iroquois, Ont. about 1903.
Back, L - R:
George William Warren,
Robert Warren (in wagon).
Seated Front, L - R:
Sarah Ellen Robinson Warren, and William Warren.
Many thanks to
who sent me this photo. He says:
"The home shown is the homestead of William Warren (died 1917) and Sarah Ellen Robinson (died 1924).
They were my great grandparents, and the man in the wagon was my grandfather, Robert Warren.
William and his family built this home. They used the wagon to move product for people and sold farm products door to door in town (eggs, meat etc).
This farmhouse was a few miles south of Matilda, Iroquois, Ontario, and is one of the many that were flooded to form the St Lawrence Seaway.
There were actually two homes on the farm. The other was the home of William's parents and was the actual original home on the site. It burned down in 1919."
- Marvin Paranych dated the picture above for the following reasons:
- Sarah and William had five children;
- Agnes is not included in this photo. She married Willis Newton in 1893 and was living in Vermont.
- William died in 1917. He is shown seated in front with Sarah who died in 1924 after the
home was destroyed by fire. So this picture was taken before 1917.
- There are only two other males in the family, George William, the oldest male who is
standing behind William who is seated and someone in the wagon.
Logic dictates the young man in the wagon is Robert Warren. He would have been at most
21. If so, then this photo was taken prior to 1904. He moved away after that time and did not
return to Iroquois until 1957.
- The other two girls in the family were Charlotte and Sarah. Charlotte is on the right based on
her hair. It was always quite puffy. The other girl then, would have been Sarah.
Charlotte was unmarried at the time.She did not marry until 1916.
- So who then is the other woman standing behind William? She is George William Warren's
first wife Nellie Serviss. They were married in 1903. That is why they stand together as a
couple in this picture.
Can you provide corrections or comments?
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