After my step-grandmother passed away I "inherited" a box of photos that no one else wanted. Some of the pictures were taken at a photography studio in Cozad, Nebraska. I am looking for any information there may be about how these people are related. My grandmother was Verna Viola DeVINNY(b: 7 March 1902)
Her parents are Harry Meade DeVINNY (b: 3 December 1865 d:11 April 1945) and Lydia Jane STEAR (b: 22 January 1874 d: 22 January 1961). Lydia had the following brothers and sisters: Verna STEAR who married John WHITE; Lizzie STEAR who married ? STIVERS; Flo STEAR who married John KINNAN and had a daughter Ruth; Wilbur STEAR; John STEAR who married Lizzie; and Jake STEAR who married Mable and had a daughter Myrlte. I put together the information about Lydia's sisters and brothers from this box of photos and what is written on them. I believe most of these photos are of relatives from the STEAR family but am not sure.
The photos that have names written on them are identified as follows:
Mrs. M.E. PORTER
Mr. and Mrs. Paul KINNAN (appears to be wedding photo taken in 1928)
Earl and Coca KINNAN taken at Krekeler Studio in Gothenburg, Nebraska but "Cozad, Nebr." is handwritten on the face of the photo.
Other names in the box include:
Opal UNDERWOOD and UNDERWOOD boy
Georgia Edith McFARLAND
John Wilbert McFARLAND
Pauline Elizabeth RAGAN
Lawrence and Frances STEAR
Harold Jewell SMITH
Alta Mae HEWVEY (not certain about the spelling)
Thank you for any assistance you may be able to provide.
Judy Kay Roatcap-Haselwood - firstname.lastname@example.org