Welcome to Restored Memories and Misplaced Ancestors.
I digitally restore treasured photographs. I also find photos of "Ancestors" lost or misplaced in antique stores in Michigan. With identification on the back of the photo, I have hopes to find their families. This blog is my journey of these two endeavors. Below you will see the links to my 3 website locations. My email address Restoredmemories2009@yahoo.com
"Marcia Kennedy, Seattle, My Cousin" is what written on the back of this lovely photo. She has a pretty smile, 1940ish curly blonde hair and Claudette Colbert style eye browses.
A quick research on Ancestry.com I found a Marcia Kennedy in a 1940 census, born about 1904 in Michigan, married to Fred W. Kennedy living in Seattle Washington with their 3 kids Clyde, Myrtle and Verlin. Also living with them at that time are 3 children Katherine Simpokos, Dorothy Simpokos and William Simpokos. Perhaps they are nieces and nephew of either Marcia or Fred.
I found this photo in an antique store in Michigan. I am not positive I found the correct Marcia in this census record, there were other Marcia Kennedy's listed. But this one makes sense, my finding the photo in Michigan, Marcia is born in Michigan.
This is a post card dated July 25, 1910 of 7 year old Mary Dull and her little 1 year old sister Florence. The card is in poor shape but the children are adorable, identified and dated. Perhaps with their mother's handwriting on the back.
This post card measures 3 1/2 X 5 1/2 inches. Very poor condition, dirty on the front and there is a crease near the top that bends easily. Still a very desirable find for the family genealogist.