Tuesday, March 6, 2012

The Unknown Collection

Back of photo
Edward Joseph and Charles Hambright

Another photo from my scrapbook of unknowns.  Always hoping for a genealogically connected angel to swoop down and help identify some of these pictures!

What I know about the pictures is pretty obvious from what can be seen on the back of the card.  The boys are apparently Edward Joseph and Charles Hambright and the photo was taken by J.E. Sonnenberg in Allegheny City, Pennsylvania, but I don't know what these boys are to my family. Relatives?  Friends?

Now this scrapbook was from a member of my Quirk line and my family is all from the Hazleton area of eastern Pennsylvania and this photo was from Allegheny City in western Pennsylvania.  I do know that there was at least one family member that moved to the Pittsburgh/Allegheny area from this side of the family.  Perhaps there were more?  Did my ancestors move from the Pittsburgh area and then to eastern Pennsylvania?  Possibly, but most likely these relatives moved from eastern to western PA.

I may need to do some research on Joseph and Charles Hambright.  Perhaps they lived close to my Lee relatives.  Always neat to realize that there may be other ways to get through brick walls...and maybe, if I'm very lucky, I may find out who Edward Joseph and Charles Hambright are to my family!


  1. I have a ancestor Hambright named Charles Brown Hambright who was born 2-12-1859 in Manheim, Lancaster, Pa. who was married to Anna Shaeffer.He was my great grandfather.

    1. I'm not sure that they would be mine mostly because I don't know how these Hambrights fit in. I do have "Browns" in my family as well, in fact, that was my mother's maiden name. Do you know if your Charles originally (or ever) was from/in Allegheny, PA?