Tuesday, September 21, 2010

CDV of infant Myrtle Lenora Dillman, Lucas County, Iowa

Carte de Visite of an infant identified on reverse as Myrtle Dillman.  The CDV was made by Mrs. M. A. Cutler, Chariton, Iowa.  This CDV was found with a collection of photographs from Iowa.  Please use the search function or check the archives, as I am slowly working my way through the collection.

From online research, hopefully correct:

Myrtle Lenora Dillman was born in 1883 in Lucas County, Iowa, the daughter of George Washington Dillman, born in Indiana in 1852, and his wife Charity Emma Cain, born in Iowa in 1862.  Myrtle's paternal grandparents were Andrew and Elizabeth Frances (Henderson) Dillman.  Her maternal grandparents were Isaac and Elizabeth (Leeper) Cain.

Myrtle married Orval Howard Cottingham, the son of William Madison Cottingham and his wife Martha Isabelle (Vickroy) Cottingham.  Orval and Myrtle raised a family of at least three sons in Lucas County, Iowa.

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  2. I have permission to post the following comment from a reader:

    Yesterday I "found" the above mentioned photo of Myrtle Dillman on your site. I attempted to add some comments to it, but couldn't get "through" thus I decided to e-mail you direct and ask that you add this information to your history of Myrtle.

    Myrtle was my husband's grandmother. The history you compiled from the online research is correct. Myrtle and Orville Cottingham were the parents of three sons: Lloyd William (born 7/2/1902), Lee George (b. 11/4/1903), and Burdette Howard (b. 1/10/1906). Lloyd was my husband's father. I have entered much of this information on Findagrave.com in case you want further verification of the data.

    It is interesting and odd that this Iowa photo ended up in Maine! I will be watching for more entries you have from Iowa. Thanks again for posting it. None in our family had ever seen it.
    Gwen Cottingham

  3. I noticed that I hadn't uploaded an image of the reverse of the photograph, so I have now added it. Just in case you recognize the handwriting!

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