14 friends at Sulphur Springs, Columbus, PA, 1901

Submitted by Les Smith, San Diego, CA

William Kern McCray and Winnifred Carrie Wheelock McCray and 12 friends at Sulphur Springs near Columbus on June 29, 1901. William Kern McCray, born in Bear Lake, PA on July 7, 1883, is the young man lying in the laps of the women at the front of the picture; his eventual wife, Winnifred Carrie Wheelock, born in Columbus, PA on Feb 28, 1887, is the young woman in white in the lower left looking somewhat away.

Names of the 14 people written on the back of the original photo in pencil are somewhat legible. They include:

  • Unknown Fiorse (unsure of second letter in last name)
  • Name Clark (if correct, first letter of last name is written in small case)
  • Bertha Ayers
  • Blanche unknown
  • James Fiorse (unsure of second letter in last name)
  • Mary Crosby
  • Anne Ayers
  • Corah unknown (last name may start with "A," third or fourth letter is "t" followed by about four other letters)
  • unknown
  • Ruth unknown
  • Kern McCray
  • unknown
  • unknown (as with the eighth above, last name may start with "A," third or fourth letter is "t" followed by about four other letters)
  • Winnifred Wheelock

A sticker on the back reads: A copy of this picture may be had at any time by mailing 25 cents [stamps] to F. L. Yagear, Columbus, PA. 

Do you recognize anyone in the photo?  Do you know more about the group or the gathering?  Please let Les know.


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