Sunday, November 18, 2007

Known Unknowns -- Maybe Bucklins or Hoffmans?

Donald Rumsfeld famously said:
Reports that say that something hasn't happened are always interesting to me, because as we know, there are "known knowns"; there are things we know we know. We also know there are "known unknowns"; that is to say we know there are some things we do not know. But there are also "unknown unknowns" — the ones we don't know we don't know.
In the family tree our "known unknowns" are the people that show up in the photographs that we can't name. Here are some of my known unknowns. These two may be Bucklins, or they may be related to Henrietta ("Etta") Hoffman, who married Isabel's brother and became Etta Bucklin. My best guess for the date is of the photographs is 1895, based on Harry's age, but that could be off by +/- 5.

Is this a young Bucklin? I looked through my family tree trying to find someone in that branch of the family tree who was born around 1893 or 1894, but did not come across anyone. Trying to match up facial features is a bit hit-or-miss.

Is this Henrietta's mother?

Who is this man, pictured standing next to Isabel in the same 1907 family picnic?

And this young girl, pictured in a group with Isabel in 1907?

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