Ellis Album

Black Ellis Album #1, Page 32


This album page features friends of my great-grandmother—the Gaisford family. La Vern Rawson spent her teenage years in North Ogden. She married David Gaisford and they had five sons.1 La Vern and her family were easily found in the Family Tree on FamilySearch. I am delighted to be able to add these lovely photos to their memories tab.


La Vern Gaisford, 1919


Gaisford boys, 1941



This post is part of a series sharing this wonderful old family photo album.  You can learn more about the album here.  A digital version of this photo album can be viewed on Flickr here.



Happy Monday, I hope you and your loved ones are happy, safe, and healthy! xoxo



ps—After I wrote this, I uploaded the photos to FamilySearch. I wondered if I was related to La Vern and her children so I clicked the “view my relationship” button. It turns out I am related to La Vern on a different line. She is my great-grandfather Rulon Powell Peterson’s second cousin. Fun!



  1. “Nancy LaVern Rawson Gaisford Bain” personal history, August 1962; FamilySearch memories (https://www.familysearch.org/photos/artifacts/88653728 : accessed 10 October 2021).

3 thoughts on “Black Ellis Album #1, Page 32”

  1. I don’t very often find other researchers with GAISFORD’s. I understand these are not your relatives, and I don’t think they are mine either. Just fun to see the name!

    1. That is fun! It turns out, they are my relatives. La Vern is my 2C3R on a different line than the album creator.

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