Thursday, July 26, 2007

Mystery Photo #8

This is the seventh post (and 8th photo) in a series of unidentified photographs from the Charles Wiseman Family Bible. See this post for background information. Click on the "Mystery Photo" label at the bottom of the post to see all of the photographs in this series. As always, you can click on the pictures to enlarge them.

Paper photograph on card stock. 2 3/8 x 4 1/16. Printed on back: Frank A. Place, Photographer, Warsaw, Ind. Also, perhaps, another of those "hidden mother" photos? Looks to me like the background has been retouched.

Okay, even though we all know what can happen when you assume something, an assumption is going to be made that this is a photograph of one of the grandchildren of Charles and Susanna Bray Wiseman. In the previous post I suggested that the baby in that picture was Nathaniel Howard Wiseman, born July 18, 1884. He was the 2nd grandchild of Charles and Susanna. The first was Ethol Walter Scott, born April 7, 1884 in Vevay, Switzerland County, Indiana and the son of Susanna Wiseman and James Scott. I don't think the previous picture was of Ethol because they lived in Vevay, in the southeastern part of Indiana. It's my opinion that the above photograph is of the 3rd grandchild who was Charles Wilson Wiseman, born September 20, 1886 and the son of Amanda Alexander and Samuel Bray Wiseman though it could be Smith Wiseman, born February 27, 1888 and also the son of Sam and Amanda.

The pictures below are from my father and were identified (from left to right) as Ethol Scott, Howard Wiseman, Smith and Charles Wiseman.


Nancy popp said...

Howard wiseman would have been my great grandfather. So little is known about him. My grandmother would never talk about any of the Indiana families. Her mother Hariet Gunter married and divorced him and she said she was raised by her mothers second husband Frank Arnold and that is the name her and her brother went by. One census record says he was widowed, and no mention of children. They weremarried sept of 1904 and my granny was born nov 4 1904. Mm,m,m, ? Would be very excited if you knew anything about his marriage or divorce. Harriet died in 1956 and the second husband was never known or talked about. Either. Thanks so much for sharing your info, that's a lot of work, NancPopp.

Becky Wiseman said...

Nancy, please email me at so that I can send you the info I have on Howard.