Here are the Whitcher pictures I scanned and I hope that other descendants/relatives of this family will come forward and hopefully have pictures of the two Whitcher Veterans, Selden & Ruel...
Florence Whitcher married Alpha Oliver Babcock - Babcock is a Manning name, so is Alpha connected to the Manning family?
I'm finding conflicting information and/or incomplete facts and need help, so if you find errors here or can help with Whitcher family history please let me know.
One situation is that Fergus Whitcher married James Spaulding but Fergus was also married to a Mr. Klein.
Etna Whitcher was written on a couple of the pictures but I'm thinking this has to be Emma Whitcher.
Emma was married to Edward Baldridge but the picture of "Etna" had her married to Harry Klindt...so I need to determine if there was an Etna Whitcher and confirm she married Harry Klindt.
Klindt is also another Manning name.
I'll probably have more questions so if you are helping, please check back over the next several weeks to see if I have them listed here.
I'm also always looking for Manning obituaries which help connect the various family members when I work on Manning's history...
I have several Whitcher obits on my memorial web page so check them out if you are interested.
Selden & Alice (Moon) Whitcher
Children: John, William, Reuben, Emma, Flora, Grace, Florence, Mae
William & Effie (Mitchell) Whitcher
William & Grace Whitcher
Grace & Emma ("Etna"?) Whitcher - before digital repair
I've only had time to repair this picture and the charcoal image of Grace...
Grace Whitcher funeral flowers April 9, 1909 - a Manning Lyden Studio photo
John Whitcher, son of Selden Whitcher
Reuben H. Whitcher
Reuben H. "Mike" Whitcher, 90, a Gonzales farmer for many years, died Friday at Skyline Convalescent Hospital following a lengthy illness.
A native of Botna, Iowa, he had lived in the Fairview area of Gonzales since 1915. He had retired from farming and made his home on River Road. He was a member and past commander of the American Legion Post 81, and during WWII he served with the U.S. Armed Forces.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Alice, in 1967.
He is survived by a niece, Hazel Larson, of Sun Valley.
Funeral is pending and will be announced by the Struve and Laporte Funeral Home.
This is the other picture I worked on that shows what the original photo looked like before repairing it...