Happy 141st Anniversary, Great Grandaunt and Uncle Smith!

141 years ago, 16 February 1879, in Ottawa, Ohio, Harriett Honora J. (Hattie) Koontz (my great grandaunt), the daughter of Ezra Peter and Mary Ann Allen Koontz married Columbus Washington Smith, the son of Lewis and Emma Grange Smith.  The couple lived in Uncle Columbus’ namesake city, Columbus, Ohio.  There they raised a family of five children:  Harry Cassemere (1880) [a variation on Aunt Hattie’s brother’s name Casmear], Herman DeForest (1881), Olive E. (1887), Alta (1888), and Chester Arthur (1889).  Apparently, they wanted to keep using the Presidential names.

Uncle Columbus died 22 August 1912, in Columbus, Ohio from Pernicious Anemia.  Aunt Hattie died almost 18 years later, on 27 April 1930, of pnemonia complicated by an accidental fall down stairs.

I am not sure how the following photograph was created — long before photoshop, but it is very strange…..  [I did run it through MyHeritage for colorization, but the basic placement and presentation of the individuals remains unchanged.]


Ezra Koontz Family — Casmear P, Mary Ann Allen, Ezra Peter, Orren DeForest on Ezra’ lap, and Harriett Honora J (Hattie)

About Pat Shaul

Genealogist / Family Historian; Blog started as a record of my Grandfather's post card collection which ran for 15 months. Then, in June, 2017, I changed over to reporting and commenting on notifications from the ANCESTRY app "We're Related" I then started to provide snippets into ancestor biographies on the dates that were significant anniversaries.
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