Ellis Album

Black Ellis Album #1, Pages 28 & 29


The photos on these two album pages appear to be from the same event. Two of the photos are labeled with “Wright’s Camp” and the year 1923. One includes “Ogden Canyon” in the label.

I can spot my great-grandparents and their daughter Beth, but I don’t recognize anyone else in the photos. The only person identified is “Dr Vernal Johnson.” I wonder if he was a neighbor or the family’s doctor later in life?

In the first photo, my great-grandmother, Blanche Octavia Huband, is in the center of the photo wearing a white dress with her hands in her lap. Her daughter Beth Louise Ellis is sitting beside her. My great-grandfather, Claude Albert Ellis, is behind Beth. He is wearing a black bow tie.


Wright’s Camp, 1923.


In the second photo, Blanche is in the front, second from the right. Her daughter Beth is standing beside her. Claude is not in this photo.


Dr. Vernal Johnson, front right


In the last photo, Claude, Blanche, and Beth are in the front row on the left.


Wright’s Camp — Ogden Canyon, 1923


I wish I recognized the others in the photos so I could tag them on FamilySearch. Hopefully, my Grandma’s sister and cousins will recognize some of the people!



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—I know I’ve been quiet for most of this year. It’s been so busy! Lots of wonderful educational opportunities, testing for ICAPGen, and a new role with the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy (SLIG).