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    Rescued Photo: Parcher Family Photograph 1900s

    Shelley Cardiel rescues photographs from flea markets, eBay, you name it. She does what research she can to identify the family and then posts her findings on mailing lists, message boards, and photo sites in an attempt to reunite the pictures with family. What she does is awesome. I contacted her recently to see if she thought including them here might help. I hope it does! Please contact Shelley if you have information about her photos or project.


    I’ve “rescued” an old photograph of Louise PARCHER which was taken at the C. S. Bishoff Studio in Maryville, MO. Louise is listed as 5 months old at the time the photograph was taken and weighs 20 lbs. It appears to have been taken in the early 1900’s. Based on limited research I was able to gather the following information regarding Louise and her family:

    Louise PARCHER was b. 6 Feb 1900 in Maryville, MO to parents Charles Lyman PARCHER (1872-1940) and Nellie MARTIN (1869-1937). Louise was one of 4 children born to this couple including, Charles Ellston; Lyman Martin; Louise; and Theodore Hoblit PARCHER, all born between 1896 and 1902. Louise married Cecil Hunter or U. CLEGG (1873-1956) and she died 11 Jul 1991 in Santa Barbara, CA and is buried in the Santa Barbara Cemetery there.

    Census records provide the following details:

    1910 census of Maryville, MO:
    Charles L. PARCHER, age 38, married 14 years, born IA, parents born OH/Ireland, a Lumber Merchant
    Nellie M. PARCHER, wife, age 40, married 14 years, 4 children/4 living, born MO, parents born PA/OH
    Charles Ellston PARCHER, son, age 13, born MO
    Lyman M. PARCHER, son, age 12, born MO
    Louise PARCHER, dau, age 9, born MO
    Theo Hoblit PARCHER, son, age 7, born MO

    1920 census of Portland, OR:
    Charles L. PARCHER, age 47, born IA, parents born OH/IL, a Lumber Proprietor
    Nellie M. PARCHER, wife, age 49, born MO, parents born PA/OH
    Lyman M. PARCHER, son, age 21, born MO, a Wholesale Grocery Clerk
    Louise PARCHER, dau, age 19, born MO, a Law Office Stenographer
    Theodore H. PARCHER, son, age 17, born MO

    1930 census of Fairbanks, AK:
    Louise PARCHER, age 29, born MO, parents born OH/MO, a Court Stenographer

    I am hoping to be able to return the photograph to family and would appreciate you contacting me if you are a member of this family, or know someone who might be.

    Thanks, Shelley

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