In 1936 a very large group of handsome people stood for the photo at the wedding of George J. Cojocar and Mary Varteniuk. What a great find for us... I just wonder who they all are. Do you know?
In 1925 Nicolai "Nick" Donison has been suffering from a gastric ulcer and sought medical treatment at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, USA in a bid to regain his health. Despite the state-of-the-art care Nick, father of six, would be dead two weeks later. This photo was taken on the day of his funeral. There are a couple of unknown faces in the small crowd. Perhaps you know who they were?
The life of pioneers was exhausting and full of endless work but somehow they alway made time for fun. Weddings were as much a celebration as an excuse for a party that would go on for days. Tom Banda recounted some memories from his youth in the 1930's and 1940's as part of his contribution in the book, Land of Promise.
Vasile Banda, father of eight, was killed in a farm accident during the harvest of September 1927. Based on this photo his burial was well attended. Unfortunately for us the names of the people who posed for this photo are largely unknown to me. Perhaps you recognize some of the faces?
In my family tree I have a John Avram who was born near or in Rouleau, Saskatchewan to "Mary Purcil" and "Nicholi Avram" and registered with the Saskatchewan government on November 3, 1905. I found this interesting because his birth registration number is only "24". He was the twenty-fourth baby registered since Saskatchewan became a province and began tracking such things.
My family has a tradition of posing for group photos when we get together. This tradition has been handed down over the generations as we see in this example photographed in 1957. I wish I knew what the occasion or location was but sadly all I have is the developers stamp on the border of the photo stating "Feb 1957". I recognize a number of faces but there are a few I am going to need your help with!
This photo was taken in 1928 and captures what is described as a Kayville and Avonlea drama company. Maybe you can tell me more but I have to go with that simple description and assume that these people performed Romanian music and dancing. What fun!
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