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.]