Who's Who in Longmont

 

The Longmont Ledger ran a feature in the paper in 1927 called "Who's Who?"

Each week they published a mystery photo with the following questions:

  • Can you tell the Ledger who this is?

  • Did he or she ever live in Longmont?

  • If so, when?

  • Is he or she now living?

  • Is so, where and what is he or she doing?

We want to know and when we receive the information,

we will publish it in next week's Ledger.

 We have the same problems now - we have posted photos below

and don't know who is in them. Can you help us find their identity? Send us your unidentified photos of Longmont residents of yesteryear and

let's see if one of our members knows who they are!

 

Click on a photo to see a larger image with more detail.

Please email anything you may know about these photos to Sally

 and we will pass the information on to their owner and publish it on this page.

You can also email Sally photos of your own you would like to have posted.

 

 

ForensicGenealogy Contest

If you have an fascination with some of the old photos you have and would like to learn more about them, try this web site (Click on the link above). There is a lot to learn about old photos and you can enter a contest (Just for the fun of it!) to see what you can indentify about the mystery photo each week. You might be lucky and the clues you find will lead you to answers for your own ancestral photos!

     

Can you help us identify our most recent "Mystery" children? We would love to know who they are and find them a home. These are scans of 2 mystery photos recently given to LGS.  The front is an unaltered scan.  The back shows only the inscription, altered to bring out the pencil writing. http://boulderlibrary.org/pdfs/carnegie/boulder_photographers.pdf   says this photographer worked only 1887 to 1888.

Here is some information added by Margaret L. of our Society. George W. Stiffler was a photographer in Longmont from at least 1885 to 1900 as noted in census. A son died in California in 1902. Was George already in CA by that time? His 1907 obituary in the Longmont Ledger notes that he died in California, but lacks details about when he moved there. No D.D.Rees was found in a census to identify the children in this photo. I did find both Rees and Reese families in Longmont.

    Mystery Photo Front Mystery Photo Back

This interesting photo of the building of the water tower at the Longmont Golf Course was sent to Mary Heddles who shared it with us. There is no information as to when the water tower was built or who the men in the photo are. If you have any info' to share with us, please email Sally and let her know.

 

              

 
 

Sunset Water Tower

   
 

Livings Family Photos

The photos below are of children from a Longmont Pioneer family contributed by one of our members Ida. Please look at them carefully and see if you recognize any of them. If you do, please share your information by emailing Sally and it will be passed on to the owner of the photos.

Most of these photos are believed to be members of the "Livings" family that lived in Longmont around ** to **. There are 20 Livings people listed in the Longmont Ledger Index of birth, marriage and deaths. The dates listed for them are from 1892 to 1925. The ledger page  for these names can be found by clicking on this link: Lewis - Longden. We were able to identify a few more people in the photos with the help of JoAnn (Skinner) Schleis. Many thanks JoAnn!

  young boy baby in white dress little girl with hair bow
 

 

little girl with ruffled dress two children young girl w/ long curls young lady w. curly bangs
 

Asahel D. Skinner young man standing young man w/ tie

 Sarah Dart,  Great aunt of

JoAnn (Skinner) Schleis, never married,  (she was a half sister to AD Skinner)

 

 

 

Couple with two boys

extended family

outside house

 May be of Anna (Dart) and Will Livings and family. I think the house that Anna Livings lived in, in Longmont is on the National Registry of Historical Homes.

Lloyd Livings memorial 1905
 

 

Man & Dog is possibly same Livings family as they had a son William/Wilbur

man w/ beard

& young woman

men on a wagon

possibly

Jennie Livings Owensby

   
 Anna (Lydia Ann Dart, wife of William (Will) Livings Grandparents of JoAnn (Skinner) Schleis, Asahel D. Skinner and Esther Vertz's wedding photo    
 

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