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This is said to be Emma Jane McConkey's father's mother, taken in the 1830s. That would be Lorana. She would have been in her early 30s. But photography was not commonplace then. The dress and backdrop look later, making me wonder if it's Marilla Dean McConkey, Emma Jane's mother, or Emma Jane herself. If anyone can shed some light on this, I would appreciate it.
Lorana McConkey, maybe née Mahaffey, wife of Andrew McConkey. One of their children was George Edgar, father of Emma Jane (McConkey) Mabee Heffer. (Thanks, Kathy Cass)
L-R: George McConkey (father of Emma Jane), Frank Mabee (son of Emma Jane and Clarence), Emma Jane (McConkey) Mabee (later Heffer), and husband Clarence Sydney Mabee. Taken in 1925.
Emma Jane McConkey, November 1872, age about 6 months. Married names Mabee then Heffer - my father's maternal grandmother.
Emma Jane (McConkey) Mabee in 1928 holding granddaughters Marion Mabee (later Baxter) on left and Erie Anger (later Laur) on right.
This photo was sent to me by Janet Baxter Grieves who got it from Pauline MacDonald. George McConkey is Emma Jane's father. Clarence Mabee is her husband and Virgie is their granddaughter.
(Written on back of copy by my mother) "Grandma Emma Jane (McConkey) Mabee, Aunt Winnie (Mabee), wife of Jack Spiece. Behind - [?]. Aunt Nancy (Rice) wife of Uncle George Mabee, mother Murel (Mabee) wife of Austin Anger. 1923-24? at parents Clarence & Emma Jane's home. SE Straffordville?"
In front of Clarence and Emma Jane Mabee's home, left to right, their son George with two of his children, son-in-law Austin Anger with son George (my father), son Frank, and Clarence Mabee. Date about 1922.
One of my favourite pictures, Bernice Mabee with her brother-in-law Austin Anger and his 1926 Model T Ford.
Sisters-in-law Marilla (Dean) McConkey, left, and Jane (Gilbert) Dean, wife of Blatsley Dean. About 1910.
Mabee family 1925. Back, from left: mother Emma Jane (age 53); father Clarence (age 61); son Frank (age 17); daughter Winnie (Spiece, age 36); son-in-law Austin Anger (age 33) holding his son Jack (age 1); daughter Murel (Anger, age 27). Front from left: granddaughters Estella Anger (Jackson, age 9); Kathleen Spiece (Goodwin); Verna (Laur, age 6); son George (age 30) holding his children Walter and Virginia (Butcher); grandson George Anger (age 8).
Birthday party for Emma Jane, May 22 1955, at her house in Mt. Salem. Clockwise from bottom right: Vivian (Thompson) Anger holding son; Lynda Laur; Judy Laur; Murel (Mabee) Anger; Jack Anger; Colin Laur; Clarence Mabee (son of George and Nancy Mabee); Theo Moore (friend of Bernice Mabee); George Mabee; Austin Anger; Verna (Anger) Laur; Estella (Anger) Jackson holding nephew; Wallace Jackson; Jim McConkey (Emma Jane's brother); Emma Jane (McConkey) Mabee Heffer age 83; Nancy (Rice) Mabee; Donald Mabee (son of George and Nancy Mabee) holding child; Shirley (Vernon) Mabee (Don's wife) holding baby; Bernice (Mabee) Cooper.
Thanks to David Ker for this photo of Henry Reuben Rice's family. David's grandmother is the girl on the left in the middle row, Marion La Vina Rice. She married Noble Howard Milton Ker. The baby, at front left, is Marion's younger sister Nancy who married George Mabee, son of Emma Jane and Clarence. Nancy is in two photos above, the family picnic and with her mother- and sisters-in-law.
At Emma Jane (McConkey, Mabee) Heffer's Mount Salem house 1949. L-R, back: Jack Spiece, George Mabee, Emma Jane Heffer, Jim McConkey, Will Mabee; front: Austin Anger, Murel (Mabee) Anger, Bernice (Mabee) Cooper, Nancy (Rice) Mabee.
Mount Salem 22 May 1949, L-R: Bernice (Mabee) Cooper, Nancy (Rice) Mabee, Will Mabee, Winnie (Mabee) Spiece, Murel (Mabee) Anger, Ken McConkey.
Wilford and Madge (Hodgson) Burwell with mothers, Ada (Leach) Burwell, left, and Elisabeth (Mabee) Hodgson, right, 1940s.
Wallace and Estella (Anger) Jackson, 1969, at home in Brucefield ON. Estella was daughter of Austin and Murel (Mabee) Anger.
Charles Lawrence Mabee, 1900-1962, son of Clarence and Emma Jane (McConkey) Mabee. He was Fire Chief in Shedden. This and the next two photos are from his granddaughter.
Nov. 15, 1941, wedding photo of George Anger and Ruby Burwell in front of her parents' home in Tillsonburg. Behind them, from left, Vivian Henry and Robert 'Scotty' Moir (their witnesses), Ada Burwell, someone hidden behind Ada, man next to Ada is maybe her friend, Ruby's parents Charley and Minnie Burwell, young man I don't know, George's parents Austin and Merle (Mabee) Anger, maybe Jack Anger, Emily (Burwell) and Burnice McAllister. (From Aunt Ada's album)