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Mary Lee (Harler) Grandel and Child

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Title

Mary Lee (Harler) Grandel and Child

Subject

Williams, Mary Lee Harler Grandel Kerns (1930 - )

Description

The name, “Preston Grandel” is written on the glass plate of this image of a young woman and her child.

Upon further research, we have identified this woman as Mary Lee Harler, the first wife of Preston Newman Grandel (1921-1984). The couple married in Winchester, in January 1946, not long after Preston’s discharge from the Army.

She was born in Mountain Falls, Frederick County, Virginia, to James H. and Odie B. (Hulver) Harler. Preston and Mary lived in Stephens City, married in Winchester, and lived in the Opequon District of the County during the years they were together.

The child is one of four they had together. It is likely this was their second child, Marian Preston Grandel, born in April 1948, but we cannot be sure.

Preston and Mary divorced in the early 1970’s and both remarried soon after.

Creator

Morrison Studio

Source

Morrison Studio Collection - Shenandoah County Historical Society

Publisher

Shenandoah County Library

Date

labelled "July 1949" on box of plates.

Contributor

The name, "Preston Grandel" was written on the plate.
Additional biographical information was compiled from public records.

Rights

IN COPYRIGHT - NON-COMMERCIAL USE PERMITTED

Relation

Same child is pictured in Morrison Photo 006733.
Mary Harler is also pictured in Morrison Photo 003095.

Identifier

006734

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Glass Plate Negative

Citation

Morrison Studio, “Mary Lee (Harler) Grandel and Child,” Shenandoah County Library Archives, accessed June 18, 2024, https://archives.countylib.org/items/show/40520.

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