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