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Mumford Family

Fannie E. Mumford

This is the first picture I have ever seen of my great grandmother Fannie.

I never knew it existed until my father brought me the family photos.

Fannie was the daughter of Peleg Mumford and Phoebe Morse,

and wife of Byron Wesley Fletcher.

The Mumford girls

Fannie is on the left  Emroy ( I think) and Elizabeth.

Fannie married Byron W. Fletcher

Emroy D. Mumford married Henry J. Blackwood.

Elizabeth married Charles A. Creel

Elizabeth Mumford Creel

Fannie’s Sister and wife of

Charles A. Creel.

photo taken in her late 80’s

This photos were taken in Arriba Colorado.

The town founded by Charles A Creel.

I received a box of photos from a cousin, and in that box was a large collection of some realy nice photos, many I had never seen before. Her are some that I found the Mumford girls in.

Peleg and Phebe Morse Mumford had 6 daughters

Emroy b. Oct. 8, 1849

Elizabeth b. May 16 1854

Eliza b. Oct 4, 1856

Fannie b. July 1, 1859

Hannah b. 1862

Lydia b. unknown

Only 4 of the daughters lived to a ripe old age, Lydia I believe died as a child, and Hannah died 1 day after her 18Th birthday. So trying to decide who is in this photo is hard but I will try to sort it out.

If you look at the photo at the top of the page, you  will see Fannie on her wedding day Dec. 1, 1881 in Elgin Illinois. The dress she is wearing is the same one she is wearing in this photo of the 4 girls together. So this may have been a photo of the bride and bridesmaids taken on the same day.

By the wedding day Hannah had already passed away, so shes not in this picture. Lydia died as an infant, so shes not in the picture. That leaves Emroy, Elizabeth, Eliza, and Fannie as subject in the photo.

Emroy was 32 at the time, Elizabeth was 27, Eliza was 25, and Fannie was 19.

And that’s how they are sitting in the photo I believe.

Emroy on the left, Elizabeth in the back, Eliza in the front and Fannie on the right.

Here a couple more photos showing Elizabeth Mumford Creel on the left and Eliza Mumford on the right.

These photos were marked with the names, and when you compare them to the group photo above I think you’ll see the comparisons.

And here is a last look and Fannie taken in her latter years, and I think taken in Yuba City Ca. at my grandfathers place.

3 Responses to “Mumford Family”

  • Eric:

    I’m glad to see you writing, and will continue reading if you continue writing.

  • Bob:

    Fantastic photos. Do you have any info back as far as 1800 in New York for Mumfords? Maybe in NYC or upstate around Albany?

  • Glenn:

    Sorry Bob, All the information I have is here on the site In all the years of my research I have only been able to get back to 1815 Herkimer N.Y. on Peleg Mumford, and he remains one of my brick walls. Someday I hope to be able to get around to the other side. Most of that information was taken from his obituary

    Peleg Mumford


    Local chat.

    DIED at the residence of his daughter, Mrs. H. J. Blackwood, at Arriba Colo., on July 22, Mr. P. Mumford, aged 80 years, 1 month and 2 days.

    Deceased was born at Herkimer, Herkimer county, N. Y., on June 20, 1815. He moved to Dundee, Ill. ,in 1844, where he married Miss Phebe Morse.
    Six daughters were born to them, four of whom survive Mrs. H. J. Blackwood of Arriba; Mrs. C. A. Creel of Cripple Creek,
    Miss Eliza Mumford of Arriba and Mrs. B. W. Fletcher of San Bernadino, Calif. Mr. Mumford was buried by the side of his wife, who died at Arriba on March 20, 1893.

    —Lincoln County Ledger

    Hugo, Colorado

    July 26, 1895

    Local chat.
    Card of Thanks.
    To my friends and neighbors, and especially the masons, I extend my heartfelt thanks for their many acts of kindness shown me in my sad bereavement.
    Their true friendship shall never be forgotten.
    Mrs. H. J. Blackwood.
    Arriba, Colo., Feb. 25, 1904.
    —The Range Ledger
    Hugo, Colorado
    February 25, 1904

    As you can see his parents are not mentioned in his Obit. I guess he either never mentioned them to his daughters, or they never knew or could not remember their names.
    So that’s all I have for now.

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