CHARLES O. PARMLEY FAMILY
James, Robert, John, Giles, Hiel, Nathaniel,
Nathaniel, John, John
(1862-1937) and his family stood before the camera
about 1910 or '11 at their home just west of
Grinnell, Iowa, between Sections 17 and 18 of Grant
Township, Poweshiek County, for this classic
Midwestern portrait. About the turn of the 20th
century, and for the next two decades or so,
photographers roamed the countryside for this typical
shot of the farmer and his family lined up in front
of their home. The color photo at the right, taken in
1982, shows that little more than the side porch and
the chimneys have really changed.
At left is a
detail of the family from the top photo: Charles, left,
baby Morris/Maurice (1908-1958),
Violet (1898- ? ), Isabel "Belle" (1869-1952),
Clara (1901-1974), and Wesley (1892-1958).
The oldest child, Leila (1890-1955), may have moved
away by this date.
|Photo Nos.: h01-3939, h01-3939a,