Monday, January 26, 2015

Shaw Pictures: Please identify

Audrey is farthest right
These pictures were not labeled. They were with other pictures taken 1965 and appear to be of a Shaw Reunion.  Any help with identification would be appreciated.  
Rosa Eliza Shaw left, Grandma Melissa Ann Shaw Wardle on right and two of her siblings

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Pictures of Grandma Melissa Anne Shaw Wardle and Children

Could these pictures be of Grandpa's funeral, or shortly after.  The were developed in December 1973, or a full our after Grandpa passed away. No labels provided but all together and clothing the same.
Donna Phyllis and Sandra and David Olsen

Grandma and Denise Olsen

Wardle woman, Phyllis, Lula, Grandma, Audrey, and my mother (daughter-in-law) Ileen

My father Jim and Grandma

Grandma at her home in Rexburg

Phyllis, Lula, Grandma, Ileen, Audrey
Aunt Verna is missing from these.  If anyone knows the occasion please let me know.  Billy

Saturday, January 24, 2015

My Visit to Aunt Joy's Grave

My cousin, Ray Olsen, added a Billion Graves link to the Family Search page of Aunt Joy Jean Williams Wardle.  She is my father's aunt, the wife of Uncle Leo, son of William Haston Wardle.  They had no children.  When I realized that the grave was in San Jose, I determined to visit.  I figured the grave probably had not been visited by anyone for at least 50 years, if not more.  I became determined to place a rose.  The link shows the grave in the North East corner of the Oak Hill Memorial Park in San Jose.  I walked past the palm trees, and had some difficulty finding the grave.  It was farther than I had assumed from looking at the internet picture.  In fact, the graves were all placed for those reading from the south, while her grave was in the first line of gravestones placed the opposite way, for those reading from the north. 
It created a special moment, and a special memory.  I was introduced to Aunt Joy when I wrote my father's history.  My father seemed to really enjoy his time visiting with her when he was in the Navy as a young man.
looking to the North East from the gravesite

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

William Haston Wardle Reunion 1965, Idaho

Please help identify pictures, and verify my identification.


Wilford and his daughter Audrey

Leo, Vernal, Delilah, Mary Ann, Orrin, Wilford, Reed, Norval

Carolyn, Kenneth and his wife

Norval and Orrin


Kenneth wife and baby with Audrey in background

Vernal Haston Wardle

Kenneth, Sara, David Chase (I didn't ask them the name of the other member of their family.)  Wardle Family Reunion Pocatello Ross Park July 17, 1965. caption by James Wilford Wardle Jr.