Kemper Foster Peabody (my great-grandfather) was born at Plymouth, Wisconsin, August 2, 1861. He attended Shattuck Military School in Faribault, Minnesota. He was a Civil Engineer and about five years after this picture was taken, was a member of the Second Legislative Assembly of North Dakota. On June 26, 1889, he married Anna Charlotta Westlin, born at Ostersund, Jemptland, Sweden, May 13, 1865.They had 7 children: Burton Westlin, Arla Mary (Peabody) Guion, Kemper Francis, Helen Perry (Peabody) Human, Anne Westlin (Peabody) Stanley, Laurence Kane and Dorothy Westlin Peabody.
Tomorrow, I’ll begin a week of letters written in 1944. Lad and Marian are in Texas. Ced has been home but is traveling back to Anchorage, Alaska, hopefully with a stop in Texarkana to see Lad and Marian. Dan is quite busy in London, Dick is in Brazil and Dave seems happy with his new situation in Uncle Sam’s Army. Grandpa tries to keep the home fires burning.
These are pictures of my Dad, Lad, taken about 1917.
Tomorrow, another Special Pictures.
On Monday letters from 1944 .Marian is following Lad wherever the Army sends him. Dan is overseas. Ced is still in Alaska, Dick is in Brazil and Dave is working on his Basic Training.
This picture of a very large snakeskin was taken in Veneuela in 1945. Third from the left is Flor Williams, and her husband were good friends with Lad while he worked for the Socony-Vacuum Oil Company (which is now Mobil Oil) from 1939 to 1941.
Tomorrow, i’ll begin posting letters written in 1942. Dan and Lad are both in Uncle Sam’s Army undergoing training and are still able to get home on some weekends.
This picture was taken about 1916 in Marysville, California. My Gradmother, Marian Ryder Irwin with her daughter, Marian Dunlap Irwin (my Mom) (2-yrs-old) and her brother, Homer Addison Irwin (6-mos-old)
Tomorrow a week of letters written in 1946. Both Lad and Marian and Dick and Jean are out of the Army, living in Trumbull and finding work, Dan and Paulette are still in France, Dan is out of the Army but working as a civilian surveying and documenting American Cemeteries in Europe. Dave is still in Manila but hopes to get home in a few months. Ced continues his work as an airplane mechanic and bush pilot in Alaska.
This appeared in the Bridgeport Times-Star, November 11, 1937.
Here is a brief article about Grandpa speaking at Center School in Nichols along with a picture.
This is a 24 x 17 framed photograph that my parents, Lad and Marian Guion, had in their apartment. It is one of my favorites. I love the small smile on my Dad’s face. I didn’t really see his sense of humor very often. Then I saw pictures of Mom and Dad wearing costumes that Mom had made after they moved to California. They had joined an RV group and went on the weekend trips about once a month. I’ll find those pictures and post them soon.