Special Pictures – Great-Grandfather and Great-Grandmother Irwin – Re-Post

I have just come across a large envelope that contained several pictures of my mother’s parents and grandparents. Quite a discovery. I am Re-Posting the originals with the added pictures. I hope you enjoy them.

This is a picture of Marian Dunlap (Irwin) Guion’s (my mother’s) Grandmother, Ellen Jane (Carrie) Dunlap Snaman. I have also included a note from Addison Mowry Irwin to Miss Snaman, asking for her company to a social event. He also asks her if he could see her some evening.  She must have agreed because they were married.

Irwin - Ellen Jane (Carrie) Dunlap (Snamen) Irwin

Ellen Jane  Dunlap Snaman

This picture of Addison Mowry Irwin, my Great Grandfather, was taken 52 years after he wrote this note to my Great-Grandmother, but it is the only picture I have of him.

Irwin - Note from Addison Mowry Irwin to Ellen Jane (Carrie) Snanen - 1886

City, Nov. 3, 1886

Miss Snaman:-

Please excuse the liberty of my request; but would you oblige me by giving me your company for the next German. If not unpleasant I should also like very much to call if you will allow me, and inform me of an evening. Trusting you have recovered from the fatigue of Monday evening, and that I will hear favorably from you.

I remain,


A. M. Irwin

Room # 56

Lewis Block

City (Kansas City, Mo.

Tomorrow, I will Re-Post Grandfather and Grandmother Irwin and  childhood pictures of Marian Dunlap (Irwin) Guion.

Judy Guion


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