Special Picture # 249 – A young Elsie May Guion – Mount Vernon, New York


     Elsie Guion with her mother Ella                  Duryee at a very young age



             Alfred Duryee and Elsie May Guion about 1895

Elsie with their dog, Spot


Another picture of Elsie with Spot




7 thoughts on “Special Picture # 249 – A young Elsie May Guion – Mount Vernon, New York

  1. Val says:

    I love these photos, particularly the one of Alfred and Elsie May with their dog.

    • jaggh53163 says:

      Val, that is one of my absolute favorites too. It shows a different era, the one my grandfather spent his childhood in. His whole world changed when his father died, at the age of 46, in 1899.

      • Val says:

        Oh, that’s so sad. But people’s lives do change when their parents die, usually… going onto a different track. I haven’t read enough of your blog yet to know the direction his life took, I hope it wasn’t too bad?

        • jaggh53163 says:

          Val, He had some interesting experiences after he went to work in New York City at 16, fell madly in love at 30 and married Arla Peabody, they had six children (the oldest was my father). Arla developed a debilitating disease and passed away when she was 42. My father was 17 and her youngest child was 7. Grandpa raised the boys and a girl to become upstanding citizens and has over 150 descendants currently, but that number is growing every year. If you would like to know the story from the beginning, click on the category “Alfred D Guion – Early Memories” and go to the bottom. That’s where the story starts – Grandpa’s childhood. Enjoy and let me know what you think.

          • Val says:

            Will do, a little later (my ‘net connection keeps dropping out, need it to be a bit more stable), you have a fascinating family history.

  2. Your photographs bring history alive.

    • jaggh53163 says:

      Thank you, Maureen. That’s what I hope for. I apologize for such a tardy response but my internet has been down for FOUR DAYS and I was going crazy…

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