As with most families, there are many pictures taken of the first child, less of the second, still less of the third and by the time you get to the fifth or sixth child, there re very few early childhood photos. Such is the case with Elizabeth (Biss), Dick and Dave. Here is the only picture I have of Dick that does not include his siblings.
This is a picture of Elizabeth Beck (Guion) Randol, sister to my great-grandfather, Alfred Beck Guion, father of Alfred Duryee Guion, or Grandpa. Elizabeth and Alfred were the most prolific of the 11 children of The Rev. Elijah Guion and Clara Maria de los Delores Marina de Beck Guion. Each has at least 150 descendants.
Arla Mary Peabody Guion holding Alfred Peabody Guion
Marian Ryder Irwin holding Marian Dunlap Irwin
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
Marian (my Mom) wrote on the back of these pictures, “Marian Irwin, Orinda, CA, 1940?” This is the house she grew up and these were taken a couple of years before she met Lad (my Dad, Alfred Peabody Guion)
Tomorrow and the rest of the week, I’ll be posting letters written in 1943. Lad and Marian are getting serious, especially after Lad returns from a furlough in Trumbull and spends time with his girlfriend there.
Marian Rider Irwin and Marian Dunlap Irwin – 1916
Marian and Homer (Scrub) Irwin – 1919
Tomorrow, a couple of more pictures of Marian Irwin before she met Lad. (I just came across those pictures.)