Ellis Album

Ellis Album, Photo 73 – Darrell & Lynn Wadsworth

Darrell & Lynn Wadsworth
Darrell & Lynn Wadsworth

This beautiful photo of these lovely young children is a mystery to me.  The back of the photo reads this:

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Searching for Darrell & Lynn Wardsworth got me nowhere.  But when I took the “r” out of Wardsworth and searched for Darrell Wadsworth, I found a family with a Darrell and a brother named Lynn.  On FamilySearch, Darrell and Lynn even have this same photo!  It appears that I found the right people.

But the question remains – why is their photo in my great-grandma’s album?  I can’t find a family connection.  I’ve looked for other connections – were they neighbors, did they grow up together, were they distant cousins…?  I can’t find any connection.

What I do know is that Great-grandma Ellis must have cared about this family to include this lovely photo in her album.



This photo comes from the thirty-fourth page of the album.  Here are pages thirty-four and thirty-five to give context for this photo:

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This post is part of a series sharing this wonderful old family photo album.  You can learn more about the album here.


8 thoughts on “Ellis Album, Photo 73 – Darrell & Lynn Wadsworth”

  1. Maybe it came with a Christmas Card….. I save all photos from Christmas cards and now have close to 40 years of some families……

    1. That seems very possible! I wonder if I’ll find more clues in her other albums that I haven’t even had time to open yet. 😉

    1. Oh interesting, I hadn’t noticed that. I just thought maybe it was written on at different times by Grandma Ellis. I wonder if you are on to something… Maybe I’ll get some additional clues in her other albums that I haven’t had time to even open yet. 😉

      1. I hadn’t thought of your great grandma writing it at a different time!! What struck me was the “Mr & Mrs …” suggests the relationship wasn’t all that close, or that there was a generational difference.

        1. Oh, interesting observation! She was very proper, she called everyone by a title of some sort. Even children were “Master” and “Mistress” to Grandma Ellis. So I hadn’t thought much of the “Mr & Mrs”. I wonder if I should rethink that…?

            1. Haha, no, it brings up a good point that I had a bias because of what her normal was. Even the most regimented of people aren’t perfectly consistent, we are human after all. 😉

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