1877 Carrie Whitehouse Photo, wife Truman Cowles, Mass to Michigan
On reverse: "Carrie J. Whitehouse, Florence Mass." is handwritten in pencil. (may be Carrie I. Whitehouse, see below) Photo type: CDV Carte de Visite Photograph, Victorian, with a printed date of 1877. Photographer: WB Miles (known to be William B. Miles. 1843-1903, worked at Pynchon Bank Block, 485 Main St., near State St., Springfield, Hampden County MA. He was the son of Kneeland Abbott Miles 1814–1852 and Hetty Potts Miles 1817–1890. A beautiful fancy dated 1877 advertising backmark,
Found in Public Genealogy Records:
Carrie I Whitehouse 1855-1952, died age 97 in Lansing, Ingham County, Michigan. She was born in Northampton, Hampshire County, Massachusetts to Joseph Betts Whitehouse 1825–1905 and Martha A Bamforth Whitehouse 1828–1871. Her siblings were Joseph Percy Whitehouse 1849–1913; Lizzie W Whitehouse 1859–1863; and infant sister Kate Maria Whitehouse 1866–1866. On Oct 2, 1882 at age 27 she married Truman Allan Cowles 1854-1917 in Holyoke, Hampden County, Massachusetts. He was from nearby Goshen, Mass and the son of
Amasa Stetson Cowles 1819–1898 and Betsy Breck Williams Cowles 1824–1857. His half brother was Clark Wilson Cowles, born 1863. In the 1880's she and Truman moved to Lansing, Michigan with other family members inckuding Truman's father Amassa or Amasa Cowles. Their 2 children were born there: Florence W Cowles 1891–1974 and Anna Bryant Cowles Herr 1893–1970, who married Charles Ryman Herr 1892–1973. Anna had 2 children, Charles Ryman Herr Jr born 1926, and Cowles Herr born 1931, who married Janet Crowell Herr.
Carrie Whitehouse in the 1870 United States Federal Census
Age in 1870: 14
Birth Year: abt 1856
Home in 1870: Northampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts
Occupation: At Home
Attended School: Yes
Inferred Father: James C Whitehouse
Inferred Mother: Martha Whitehouse
Household Members: Name Age
James C Whitehouse 45
Martha Whitehouse 40
Carrie Whitehouse 14
Massachusetts Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988
Name: Carrie J Whitehouse
Event Type: Marriage
Birth Date: abt 1856
Marriage Date: 12 Oct 1882
Marriage Place: Holyoke, Massachusetts
Marriage Age: 26
Father Name: Joseph B Whitehouse
Mother Name: Martha A Whitehouse
Spouse Name: Teaman A Cowles (Truman Allan Cowles 1854–1917)
Spouse Marriage Age: 28
Spouse Father Name: Amassa Cowles (Amasa Cowles)
Spouse Mother Name: Betsey Cowles
They married in 1882 below. They moved to Michigan and are both buried at Mount Hope Cemetery in Lansing, Ingham County, Michigan.
Their 2 daughters:
Florence W. Cowles born 1891.
Anne Bryant Cowles Herr 1893–1970, who married Charles Ryman Herr 1891–1973.
NOTE: Carrie's middle initial goes from being an I to a J all through her life in census records. Even on this CDV photo (handwritten by her presumably) it could be either letter. We do not know what her true middle name was. A beautiful, photo. The photo is slightly trimmed on bottom edge, usually to fit into tight Victorian paper photo album sleeves. It does not affect her actual image in any way.
Carrie Cowles lived to be 96-97 years of age. Whitehouse is a beautiful surname. A beautiful piece.
Size: 2.5 x 4 inches
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