Thomas Jackson and Mary E. Smith Starcher Family Photo

The family photo reproduced below was found in the personal effects of Viola Starcher Cogar. Although there is no identification or inscription attached to the photo, this writer is confident that this photo is of the family of Thomas Jackson and Mary E. Smith Starcher, taken between 1910 and 1913.

Family of Thomas Jackson Starcher

Front L to R: Roy F. Starcher, 1899-1964; Thomas Jackson Starcher, 1860-1913; Viola Gay Starcher Johnson Nutter Cogar, 1905-2001; Mary E. Smith Starcher, 1863-1941

Back L to R: Estella F. Starcher Hopkins Craig, 1881-1962; Charley Winslow (Window?) Starcher, 1882-1942; Allen Brown Starcher, 1885-1970; Fred A. Starcher, 1889-1973; Carl C. Starcher, 1891-1959; Leona M. Starcher Anderson, 1896- ;

This writer has deduced the identity of those in the family photo based on the evidence given below:

Furthermore, the photograph is staged in order of oldest child (Stella, top left) to the youngest.

The youngest child is assumed to be Viola Starcher. In that Viola was born in 1905, this child looks to be approximately 5 years old or so, and in view of the fact that Thomas Jackson Starcher died in 1913, this writer dates this photo at about 1910 to 1913.

These photographs were the property of Viola Starcher Cogar.

Work in progress

Back to the front page