This album page appears to have included three photos originally, but now features two photos. I wonder if the missing photo of Gene was especially lovely and my great-grandmother removed it to share with Gene or one of her family members?
The first photo includes siblings Gene and Grant Huband. Grant’s mother adored his blond ringlets and would not cut them. My great-grandfather, Grant’s brother-in-law, reportedly cut them off when Grant was about six.1 This photo appears to have been taken before the infamous haircut.
The second photo is labeled “Beth & Cal Carr.” The bottom of the photo says “1917.”
In 1920 the children and their mother, Emily Eugenia “Nana” (Brinton) Carr, were living with Tom and Mary McParland at 2665 Harrison Avenue, in Ogden, Utah. In 1930, the family of three were living at 2602 Adams Avenue, in Ogden, Utah.3
There is no obvious family connection between the Carr family and my great-grandparents. But the two Carr addresses were about seven and eight miles from my great-grandparent’s home at 2698 N 400 E in North Ogden, Utah.4 Some person or event likely brought the Carr and Ellis families together. Grandma Ellis preserved this sweet photo of the siblings in her album. I hope a Carr family member will come across the photo and confirm or refute my identification efforts.
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.
- Drew Huband Ellsworth, “Hair cutting story,” FamilySearch memories (https://www.familysearch.org/photos/artifacts/2397066 : accessed 1 September 2022), text of story uploaded by Frank Huband, 3 September 2013.
- FamilySearch, Family Tree entries for Calvin Brinton Carr, KNZ9–H16 (https://www.familysearch.org/tree/person/details/KNZ9-H16 : viewed 3 September 2022), Elizabeth Harriett Carr, L2J1-RR3 (https://www.familysearch.org/tree/person/details/L2J1-RR3 : Viewed 3 September 2022).
- FamilySearch, Family Tree entry for Emily Eugenia “Nana” Brinton, KCD5-WD7 (https://www.familysearch.org/tree/person/details/KCD5-WD7 : viewed 3 September 2022). Also, 1920 U.S. Census, Weber County, Utah, population schedule, Ogden City, enumeration district 164, sheet 14B, family 185, Tom McParland household for Eugenia, Calvin B, and Elizabeth Car; image, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:33S7-9RVS-PXZ : accessed 3 September 2022); citing NARA microfilm publication T625. Also, 1930 U.S. Census, Weber County, Utah, population schedule, Ogden City, enumeration district 29–36, sheet 7A, dwelling 116E, family 161, Eugenia E. Carr household; image, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:33SQ-GRCC-ZLM : accessed 3 September 2022); citing NARA microfilm publication T626, roll 2425.
- Google Maps, [2698 N 400 E St, North Ogden, UT 84414 to 2602 Adams Ave, Ogden, UT 84401 to 2665 Harrison Blvd, Ogden, Utah 84401], (https://www.google.com/maps : accessed 3 September 2022). Claude and Blanche Ellis lived in North Ogden with Claude’s parents for the first seven years of their marriage. They built their home just west of Claude’s parent’s home in about 1924, see “Autobiography of Blanche Octavia Huband Ellis” FamilySearch memories (https://www.familysearch.org/photos/artifacts/111220593 : accessed 25 March 2022), scan of typescript uploaded by Amberly Beck, 4 August 2020, p. 9, par. 3. They lived in that home for the rest of their lives, see Claude A. Ellis obituary, FamilySearch memories (https://www.familysearch.org/photos/artifacts/1950970 : accessed 17 November 2021), scan of original clipping uploaded by Alyssa Shupe, 31 July 2013.