Here is another mystery photo from my husband’s parent’s keepsakes:

back says Hazel Champion and Marjorie Martell

According to the back of the photo, this is Hazel Champion and Marjorie Martell.

Hazel Champion is my husband’s grandmother, the wife of Lloyd.  She was born 17 March 1896.(From a pension application)

Marjorie Martell – this was a hard one to figure out!  However, research and memory helped!  According to the obituary of Delilah Shrock Mizer (wife of Jacob – raised Lloyd Champion, mentioned above), Delilah “mothered two grandchildren, Marjorie Guthrie, now Mrs. R. E. Martell of Toledo, and Lloyd E. Champion of Genoa, Ohio.”  Also according to her obituary, Delilah died 3 April 1930 in Delta, Fulton County, Ohio.  According to a family Bible, Jacob and Delilah had a daughter, Alice May, who married Jesse Guthrie.  Alice and Jesse had a daughter named Ma.  Ma was born 12 June 1907.  So, Marjorie is probably the same “Ma” Guthrie mentioned in the Bible.

So, probably the elder of the two is Hazel and the younger is Marjorie. Marjorie would have been a first cousin of Lloyd Champion!

Any ideas as to the date of the photograph?

It would be good to know more about Marjorie – more research!

Maggie

 

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