Sunday, June 15, 2014

Mystery Photo... Viola Borman... St. Peter, MN

Viola Borman... St. Peter, Minnesota

Recently, I rescued this great cabinet card photo from an antique shop!

It comes from a St. Peter, Minnesota photography studio. And was actually purchased about 8 miles away...

Someone wrote "Viola Boremann" on the back side....


I've done some searching and there doesn't appear to be many "Boremann's" around. I wonder if perhaps the person who wrote this, misspelled the last name? The handwriting appears much more recent than the days of the actual photo.

It is likely that the person misspelled 'Borman' vs 'Boremann'

How nice would it be to figure out just who this little girl is... and while she is most certainly deceased today, I'd love to find a child or grandchild (or anyone!) who would treasure this lovely baby girl!

**[update- it appears that Viola Mabel Borman was born 23 July 1901 in Nicollet County, MN-- the daughter of Henry & Effie (Dougal) Borman]

[**Update- the photo was returned to a granddaughter, thanks to all readers who assisted!]

7 comments:

  1. That is my grandmother. She married Omar Dougherty. They had 2 children, Thomas and DuLane, who was my mother. My mother married Richard Dixon on July 4, 1969. I was their only child. My mother was taken by ambulance to the hospital on my 5th birthday (April 22) for double pneumonia. A result of her Scleroderma. She died roughly 2 weeks later. This

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  2. That is my grandmother. She married Omar Dougherty. They had 2 children, Thomas and DuLane, who was my mother. My mother married Richard Dixon on July 4, 1969. I was their only child. My mother was taken by ambulance to the hospital on my 5th birthday (April 22) for double pneumonia. A result of her Scleroderma. She died roughly 2 weeks later. This

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    1. Shannon, you should email me your mailing address, so I can send you this photo of your Grandmother. My address is njw@bevcomm.net

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    2. I thought I sent it to your email about a week ago?

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    3. I thought I sent it to your email about a week ago?

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  3. Nicholas,

    I sent my address to you email address, Did you get it? Please let me know...I am very anxious to receive the picture.

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