Clem, Sam and friends 1907

Clem, Sam and friends 1907

Tintype of Clem Spawn ( Sphon ?), Sam Vanasdale and two friends. June 27, 1907. Idlewild, PA

I cannot verify Clem, but I believe Sam went on to OH, where he had two sons, Sam Jr and Wayne. I believe Sam was a mechanic and died in 1990.


Samuel Van Asdale

I am curious about this photo as Samuel Van Asdale was my grandfather and Samuel Jr. is my father. My grandfather died in 1970 and had his own garage. Where did you get this photo and what one is suppose to be Samuel? He would have been only 14 at the time of this picture. I do not know why he would have been in PA as he was born in Shelby, Ohio and lived there his whole life. His grandparents families came from PA so maybe that is the connection. I do not have any relative with Spawn or Sphon.

To Melodie

I posted this long ago - and I don't even know if I still have the photo. I will look for it and try to contact you regarding it. I would have gotten it from an estate auction lot. There must have been more info with it or it's written on the back.


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