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Photographic postcard showing students and teachers at the Lantz Mill School.

The only identified person is Mamie May Santmiers Wilkins on the second row, sixth from left.

While the image is undated, based on Mamie's 1883 birthdate, it was…
Portrait of Galen (left) and Garland (right) Dellinger as young boys posed in studio.

Galen and Garland were the sons of John Hepner (1899-1966) and Mary Brooks (Hambleton) (1903-1996) Dellinger, a farming family from Jerome (some records say Bird…
Photograph of William Kirby Barr standing beside an ornate chair.

William was from the Alonzaville area near Saumsville and Maurertown. His wife was Laura Frances (Wilkins) (1867-1941) Barr and when he died, he left behind five daughters and three…
Rufus Wilkins and Gertie Dellinger dated each other after both had lost their spouses.
Photograph of Hazel B. (Helsley) Wilkins as a young woman.

Hazel was the daughter of George W. and Sarah Elizabeth (Lutz) Helsley. When she was about 2 years old, she was given to Jacob and Virginia (Sine) Miller, who raised her.

She married…
Photograph of (l to r) Virginia (Sine) Miller, her husband, Jacob W. Miller, and their foster daughter, Hazel Bertha Helsley.

Hazel was given to the Millers when she was 2 years old. Her biological parents were George W. Helsley and Sarah…
Photograph of Margaret Fravel as a young girl.

She was the daughter of Nevin Fravel and Lula May Wisman Fravel.

Margret married John Robert Wilkins and they had two children, John Robert Jr and Kline Monroe Wilkins.
Photograph of Rufus Albert (R.A.) Wilkins, his wife Emeline Helsley Wilkins, and other family members with a cow and her twin calves in the foreground at “Sunnyside Farm” dated July 20, 1910.

Rufus Albert Wilkins owned and worked this farm on…
Photograph of Myra Isabelle Wilkins as a child.

Myra was married to Edgar Partlow and the couple are buried in Illinois.

The name, "S.A. Wilkins", is written on the glass plate of this image. Samuel Arthur Wilkins was the father of Myra.
Photograph of four generations of the Wisman/Fravel/Wilkin Families.

Seated, from left to right, is Ida Pauline Wisman, Margaret Pauline Wilkins, and John Robert Wilkins Jr. (baby).

Standing behind them is Lula May Wisman Fravel.

Ida is…
Photograph of John Robert Wilkins Jr. as a child.

The name "Wilkins" is written on the glass negative.
Portrait of William Harry Wilkins, Jr., as a young man.

He grew up on a farm on Back Road in the Stonewall District of Shenandoah County. His parents were William Harry Sr. (1884-1979) and Hester Edna Kavanaugh (or Cavinall) (1888-1962) Wilkins.…
Portrait of Helen Virginia (Gochenour) Wilkins, smiling slightly, and looking off to the side.

Helen was the daughter of John Robert "Rob" Gochenour and Effie Rebecca (Kipps) Gochenour.

She married Richard Gideon Wilkins and had three…
Photograph of Jacob and Lydia (Stout) Gochenour taken around the time of their marriage in 1940.

They had a son, Charles Gochenour, and an adopted daughter, Barbara Wilkins Gochenour.
Portrait of Nina Virginia (Brill) Ramsey as a young woman.

She was born in Lebanon Church, the daughter of the Howard Walton (1869-1947) and Annie Virginia (Wilkins) (1878-1957) Brill.
Portrait of Harry "Brillo" Brill as a young man.

Harry was the son of Howard Walton (1869-1947) and Anna Virginia (Wilkins) (1878-1957) Brill.

He is best remembered for having managed "Brill's Grocery Store" on King Street in Strasburg.
Photograph of Joycie (Grandstaff) Peer Wilkins, with her arms folded, beside Mary (Webster) Ryman.

Joycie was the daughter of James Booten and Mildred (Cook) Grandstaff. She grew up with at least four siblings.

She married Roy Lee Peer…
Group photograph of the Hoover family. Identified from left to right as: Zelia Mae, her father, George, Emmert, her mother, Catherine, and her younger sister, Lois.

George James Hoover was the son of James K. and Virginia (Coffelt) Hoover. He was…
Photograph of John Robert Wilkins Jr. as a child.

The name "Wilkins" is written on the glass negative.
Photograph of John Robert Wilkins Jr. as a child.

The name "Wilkins" is written on the glass negative.
Photograph of John Robert Wilkins Jr. as a child.

The name "John Robert Wilkins" is written on the glass negative.
Rufus Wilkins and Gertie Dellinger began dating (or as people used to say, "courtin"), after both had lost their spouses.
Photograph of Paul Lee LeDane, Sr. as a young boy.

Paul’s mother was Isabel E. Lichliter from Fort Valley. His father was Clarence LeRoy LeDane, from West Virginia.

By the time he was 9 years old, however, he lived with his mother, Isabel E.…
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