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Saturday, January 21, 2012

Hundreds of Mystery Photos

I recently acquired a couple of thousand more old photographs. As a result, I have a huge number of pictures only a very, very small number of which have the people identified. I decided that from time to time I would post some of these pictures to see if there are any descendants of these people who might recognize their relatives.

Most of these photos come from my great-grandparents who lived primarily in Northeastern Arizona during the late 1800s and early 1900s. To the extent it is possible, I will try to give as much information about the photo as I know. Here is my first photo in this probably never ending series.

This photo is a scan from a glass negative from my great-grandmother Margaret Godfrey Jarvis Overson who was the photographer. From the associated negatives, this photograph was probably taken around 1920 in St. Johns, Apache, Arizona. If you know this person or think you do, please let me know.


  1. I have the same problem, although not on such a large scale. Take it one photo at a time and hopefully you might "meet" some folk online who can help. I have had contact with a lady in Canada who was able to ID several people :-) Good luck!

  2. Looks like a Udall. Distinctive nose. I'd guess Levi Stewart Udall, lawyer, later Chief Justice of the Arizona Supreme Court, president of the St. Johns Stake, father of Stewart and Morris "Mo" Udall, grandfather of two United States Senators.

    But I could be wrong.