Monday, February 14, 2011

Clarissa Viles Taute

Long at last, here is a photo of the oldest daughter of Jotham Viles and Mary Ann Leech, Clarissa A. Viles. Clarissa Viles was born on 1 October 1849 in Delavan, Walworth, Wisconsin. She died on 21 August 1913 in Paton, Greene, Iowa. This photo was displayed at her funeral on 21 September 1913 and I  cropped it from the funeral photograph. Alice Thankful Taute Pemble took the funeral photograph.

Clarissa certainly inherited the chin dimple that seems to be a Viles trait.

Now, I would like a photo of Clarissa's husband, Augustus Taute.

Friday, February 4, 2011

Snow and More Snow

This week, the United States was hit hard by a large winter storm. Some 30 states were reported to be affected. Where I live, we first were hit with freezing rain and then sleet. Chicago was hit hard with snow.

This is a picture of Gretchen Taute taken in Lemmon, South Dakota during the winter of 1937. It may have been 1938 or 39.

There is mountain of snow and getting around could not have been easy.