Margaret Blumenstiel Holmes & Donald Blumenstiel

My Blumenstiel/Holmes great-aunts and uncles. Left to right: Walter Holmes, wife Margaret Blumenstiel Holmes, Donald William Blumenstiel, and wife Beatrice Wallace Blumenstiel. The child is John Walter “Jack” Holmes, my mother’s first cousin. #falknerjarrell #blumenstielgenealogy #blumenstiel #familyhistory #genealogy #genealogia #genealogist #genealogía #généalogie #genealogical #familyphotos #oldphotos #oldphoto #detroit #detroithistory #michigan #michiganhistory #familyhistorian #1930s #1930sfashion #holmes #siblings... Continue Reading →

Martha Vaupel Mayer (1857-1961)

Martha Vaupel Mayer (1857-1961, 103 years). She was the daughter of Christian Vaupel and Anna Elisabetha Neuman. Her sister was Christina Vaupel Blumenstiel, the mother of John William Blumenstiel. Martha Vaupel migrated to Freeport, Illinois, USA from Reichensachsen, Hessen with her brother, John Vaupel, in 1880. Martha died in 1961, at the age of 103... Continue Reading →

John William Blumenstiel (driver) and Friends

John William Blumenstiel (driver) and Friends. #falknerjarrell #blumenstielgenealogy #familyhistory #genealogy #familyphotos #ancestry #history #knowyouroots #antiquephotograph #family #vintagephotography #oldphotos #oldphoto #ancestor #antiquephoto #genealogyresearch #familytree #familyhistorian #findyourroots #traceyourroots #genealogia #familyarchives #detroit #michigan #blumenstiel #greatgrandfather #oldcar #oldcars #autos #vintagecar

William Robert “Bill” Moore, RCHA

William Robert “Bill” Moore (marked with “x”) with C Battery, Royal Canadian Horse Artillery (RCHA) unit. He was first husband of My paternal grandmother, Agnes Carney Falkner. They married in Port Arthur, Ontario, Canada in 1924 and moved to Detroit, Michigan, USA in 1929. Reasons for their break-up are unclear, but she formally divorced him... Continue Reading →

George Ernest Falkner, Jr. with Sons

George Ernest Falkner, Jr. (Ernie) with sons, Ronald (left) and Patrick (my father), early 1940s. This Kodachrome slide is over-exposed, but shows my grandfather as a young father. My father’s oversized shirt collar and naive outfit make it quite poignant. #falknerjarrell #ancestors #familyhistory #genealogy #genealogyphoto #ancestry #knowyouroots #family #vintagephotography #oldphotos #oldphoto #ancestor #antiquephoto #genealogyresearch #oldphotograph... Continue Reading →

Earl and Thelma Jarrell

Earl and Thelma Jarrell. Earl was brother to my grandfather, Vernon Lee Jarrell. He was the oldest of my grandfather’s siblings. Christened “Rastus Oakley Jarrell”, he changed his name to the simpler “Earl.” #falknerjarrell #familyhistory #genealogy #familyphotos #ancestry #history #knowyouroots #family #vintagephotography #oldphoto #ancestor #genealogyresearch #familytree #familyhistorian #findyourroots #traceyourroots #genealogia #familyarchives #jarrellgenealogy #jarrell #ancestors #lovefamilyhistory... Continue Reading →

Norah Mary Carney

Norah Mary Carney, about 1915. She was my great-aunt, sister of my grandmother, Agnes Carney Falkner. They emigrated to Canada from Widnes, Lancashire, UK in about 1915. #falknerjarrell #ancestors #familyhistory #genealogy #genealogyphoto #ancestry #history #antiquephotograph #family #vintagephotography #oldphotos #oldphoto #ancestor #antiquephoto #genealogyresearch #geneabloggers #oldphotograph #savinghistory #findingroots #carneygenealogy #carney #grandparents #canada #portarthur #ontario #thunderbay #thunderbayontario #widnes... Continue Reading →

Carney and Chuliner Men

Carney and Chuliner Men. Front row (left to right): Thomas Gilmore Carney, John Francis “Frank” Carney. Back row (left to right): Thomas Chuliner and unidentified. Thomas Chuliner was uncle-by-marriage to the Carneys. #falknerjarrell #ancestors #familyhistory #genealogy #genealogyphoto #ancestry #history #antiquephotograph #family #vintagephotography #1920s #oldphoto #ancestor #genealogyresearch #savinghistory #findingroots #carneygenealogy #carney #chuliner #canada #portarthur #ontario #thunderbay... Continue Reading →

Port Arthur, Ontario, Canada

Port Arthur, Ontario, Canada (Circa 1913). Julia Grady Carney immigrated to Port Arthur from Widnes, Lancashire, England in about 1915. She was accompanied by her children (including my maternal grandmother, Agnes Carney Falkner) and sister, Mary Grady. Port Arthur, located on the northern shore of Lake Superior, is now part of Thunder Bay. #falknerjarrell #ancestors... Continue Reading →

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