Friday, July 29, 2011

Greyell Family and Fred Stark

Greyell Family
I am re-writing this blog article on Sept 7th, 2011. A fellow named John Rochon from Sarnia Ontario purchased these 2 photographs. I thought these folks were his ancestors because he had other photos of the same people and told me Fred Stark (below) had a twin brother. He found these two photos on my Misplaced Ancestors store.  So I thought these two photos The Greyell Family and Fred Stark were related and what a find for John, two ancestors photos found on one store. Well they are not his ancestors after all. After several good conversations with him he collects photographs. 
Greyell Family back

John lives in Sarina Ontario bordering the St. Clair River and I am on the other side in Michigan (about 60 miles from Port Huron). John bought some photos from a dealer from the United States who personally delivered them to him. John thought that was very generous of him and so did I. Sending off the photos he purchased from me is when I discovered John lived in Sarnia Ontario.

Fred Stark
Hmmmmm... the dealer I purchased my collection is from Port Huron just on the other side of the St. Clair River from Sarnia. We discovered we bought from the same dealer. It's a small world. 
John emailed me copies of his photos and I thought it would be nice to add them to this little blog article.

Harry and Fred Stark
Harry Stark kneeling in front

So all 4 photos now belong to John Rochon's collection. It's nice to meet Canadian neighbor John and having very friendly and good conversations. Makes my adventure in photos and blogging a good thing. Thank you John for sharing your photos, Cheers!

Last thought, I wonder if Harry and Fred ever sang in a Barber shop?........♫♪ Wait 'til the Sun Shines ♪ Nellie ♫♪♫


The Archivist said...

I know I mentioned this to you already, Karen, but I thought your readers might be interested that I also found Greyell family photos. I compared them to yours and they definitely were purchased from the same seller, too. Small world! Both are marked "Greyell Family." One was taken in Newcastle, Ontario. The other is also marked, "Seattle/Vancouver connections." I hope to post them soon on my blog...probably as a What A Shame Wednesday post.

Restored Memories \ Lost Ancestors said...

I will look forward to reading it. I will also post a link for it in my FB page and add a link to your blog on my Greyell blog post.

Maybe the Greyell decedents will come out in droves and demand where their photos are and I contact the man who purchased my photos in hopes he sell them to the family, and then your photos will be returned too and we would be heroes. Team effort to find their family. That would be cool!


Anonymous said...

Did someone mention the Greyells?? I am a Greyell from British Columbia now living in Ontario. Sounds like I have come full circle with my relatives who lived in Huron-Kinloss and Newcastle in the 1800s. I would be interested in contacting Karen who posted comments on April 18/12 to share info on the Greyell family.

Bob Greyell

Restored Memories \ Lost Ancestors said...

Hi Bob,

I did sell the photo of the Greyell family to a gentleman in Ontario. I can contact him to see if he is willing for me to pass you his email address. I will get back with you.

The photographer of the photo is from Kincardine.

Restored Memories \ Lost Ancestors said...

Hi Bob, can you send my your email address to my email?

This way your email address is not displayed to the public.

Thanks, Karen

Restored Memories \ Lost Ancestors said...

Hello again Bob,

The Archivist who you see in earlier conversations has Greyell photos too and willing to share their photos. Please send me your email address to

so we can keep your email from public viewing.