Onondaga County Pictures Needing Identification, page 2
County Pictures Needing Identification, page 2
Photo #44 From Carole Taylor
This is a digital picture I took of a photo that sits in an oval frame on the table of our "camp" in Cazenovia...
It's been there for years, and no one knows who it is, just that it has always been sitting there (no identifying
marks on the back of photo)! The camp belonged to my husband's great uncle Harley J. Crane (1875-1963), who grew
up in Spafford, Onondaga County, was an attorney in Syracuse with Chapman, Newell & Crane and who was a local legislator,
brother of the Onondaga County coroner for many years, Ellis Crane. I don't think this is a relative of the Cranes...
Harley did not have children, and was married to Louise Listman, so if this photo is not a dear friend, then maybe a
relative of hers??
Photo #45 From Carole Taylor
two photos were side by side in an album, which was owned possibly by
my husband's great-grandmother, Ida BUTTS (born 15
Apr 1859 and died 22 Jan 1932 in Syracuse, NY) and who married 5
May 1880 to Charles VANDENBURGH, as the first
photo in the album is of Ida Butts in 1880, in her wedding dress I
believe, and marked "compliments of Mrs. C.G. Vandenburgh".
BUTTS is the daughter of Chester BUTTS born in Pompey
and Charlotte ROMER born in New York City. They
do not look like many of the BUTTS photos I have seen, but I am not
the backside of the stern looking gentleman: "H. L. Baker,
Photographer" all in caps and if it were stamped on with blue ink
the backside of the woman's photo: "Bonta & Cutiss" in a
banner in front of the block letters "B & C", "16 South Salina St.
Syracuse, NY" and "1880-1" - none of this is handwritten...all part of
Both photos are 4" long by 2-1/2" wide in size.
help out there identifying these? Thanks.
Photo #46 From Carole Taylor
This photo was identified, but I have no idea who she is and how she might relate to my husband's ancestors.... just that on the backside of the photo has Anyone know anything about her or family?
handwriting "Mrs Doct Swarts, daughter of R Reynolds" in script. The front of the photo which is 4 x 6-1/4 (cabinet card I think) says on the bottom
"W. V. Ranges & Co. Portraits, 43 S. Salina St., Syracuse, NY" .
Once again, this photo is in an album owned I believe by my husband's BUTTS family, maybe his great aunt Carrie BUTTS who is buried in Phoenix Rural
Cemetery, and there are several other BUTTS family members in the album and some Vandenburgh family as well.
Photo #47 From Carole Taylor
photo comes from an older photo album (the album is 4" x 5") that
belonged to my husband's great aunt Carrie L. Butts, as it is
identified in the front cover: "Carrie L. Butts Present From Father
1870". Carrie was born 14 March 1854 in Syracuse, so it looks
like it was a present when she was 16 years old. Carrie married
29 Nov 1905 to a Norman Diefendorf who was a widow and himself
died shortly after 14 Jan 1909. Carrie died in 1925 and is buried
in the Phoenix Rural Cemetery, Phoenix, NY.
photo has "W. E. Sparrow, Photographic Artist, Phoenix, NY..... This
negative preserved, No. of negative...." on the backside, and is
written on the mat-frame that the photo slips into, with the words
"Aunt Lottie Breed, nee Potter".
I know a
lot about the Butts family background, but this is the first and only
instance of a Potter or Breed in the family. Anyone recognize
Photo #48 From Martha Bowes
photo is from the Glover family files from Marcellus.
New 16 June 2005
Updated 27 June 2005