Six Word Saturday – 13 September 2014

Remembering how wedding cars were decorated!

WeddingCars1948These tw0 cars were decorated for a double wedding celebrated on 25 November 1948. I love how dolls were placed on the hoods! James Doran married Mary Mirota, and Mary’s brother, Joseph, married Stefania Mosch Mitak, at Our Lady of Lourdes Roman Catholic Church in Whitehouse Station, New Jersey.

Arriving1948Jozef Mirota escorted his daughter, Mary, to the church, and on the right side Rudolph Mosch waited with his daughter, Stefania Mosch Mitak. The cars are at the curb of Pulaski  Road.

DoubleWedding1948

Although this picture above is slightly damaged, it was also in the wedding album. I think Mary’s car was the one on the right side in the first photograph.

CarRegistration1948_0001I’m in a wedding state of mind, so I’m planning to research other weddings this month. Good luck with your family research!

Six Word Saturday is a blogging prompt suggested by Cate at Show My Face.

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(Almost) Wordless Wednesday – Church Ladies

April 1, 1945 - Easter Sunday

April 1, 1945 – Easter Sunday

These lovely church ladies were attending Mass on Easter Sunday in 1945. Mary Mirota was in the back row on the left, and according to the Parish History page of The Church of Our Lady of Lourdes, the priest was Father Albert Tomaszewski. Here’s a link to the church: http://www.ollwhs.org/OurParish/ParishHistory.aspx

Who were the rest of these pretty church women? They look like they could have belonged to the Rosary Altar Society. The church is located in Whitehouse Station, Hunterdon County, New Jersey.

Wordless Wednesday is a blogging prompt suggested by Geneabloggers. Here’s the link in case you want to see what some other bloggers are posting today: http://www.geneabloggers.com/daily-blogging-prompts/wordless-wednesday/

Happy Wednesday!

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Who Are These People?

Mrs. Carolyn Knowland Hyde is on the right looking down.

Mrs. Carolyn Knowland Hyde is on the right looking down. Taken at the New York World’s Fair, circa 1939. Photograph copyright by Genealogy Sisters, 2014.

In this photograph from about 1939, Mrs. Carolyn Hyde is on the right. With here are her daughter, Carolyne, and also her grandson, Bill.  The man holding the coat could possibly be Melville Hanna Haskell, Carolyne’s second husband. Whenever my family and I look at our old photographs our constant refrain is, “Who are these people?” Little by little we are solving some of our mystery “unknown” pictures. Earlier, I posted another photo from the day above, and explained how Mary Mirota had worked for Mrs. Hyde as a private secretary. I received some very interesting information on the Hyde family from two readers, Dede and Woollcott, and I want to extend my thanks!

The photo mystery below is stamped on the back, February 24, 1939, so it was taken around the time of the World’s Fair picture. The horse and rider look to be ready for a formal event.

LadyWithHorse1939We also have a sequence of photographs that show a baby named Carol. Although Mary worked as a mother’s helper in the 1930s for the Lydecker family, the women and baby are not from that family. Possibly Mary worked for, or with, these ladies since they aren’t in any other family pictures.

"June - 1944. Carol age - 8 months." Baby Carol is held by Mary Mirota.

“June – 1944. Carol age – 8 months.” Carol is held by Mary Mirota.

July 2, 1944 - Mary Mirota is holding baby Carol. The other women is unknown.

July 2, 1944 – Mary Mirota is holding baby Carol. The other woman is unknown.

July 2, 1944. Carol is being held by an unknown woman.

July 2, 1944. Carol is being held by an unknown woman.

Carol is shown below as a cute toddler riding her tricycle, in October of 1945.

Carol1945

“Carol, at the age of two. Taken in our back yard.”

Mary Mirota is second from the left, next to her friend, Agnes. Taken on June 25, 1944 - Sunday

Mary Mirota is second from the left, next to her friend, Agnes – June 25, 1944 – Sunday.

June 25, 1944 - Sunday - Taken by Mary Mirota.

June 25, 1944 – Sunday – Taken by Mary Mirota.

The last two pictures above could have been taken in Mary Mirota’s home town of Whitehouse Station, Hunterdon County, New Jersey. My family is quite sure that the lady in the center in the black dress was Mary’s friend, Mary Szurick Mazur. Her other friend, Agnes, would later marry Mary’s brother, Mike Szurick. But who are all the other people?

Any help with solving these photo mysteries will be very much appreciated. If you want to send a private message, please use the Genealogy Sisters Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/GenealogySisters and I will answer you there. As always, good luck with your family research!

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