|Cherokee County Photographs|
Photos from Lillian & Helene Dawson's Scrapbook
The photos on this page were donated from Lillian & Helene Dawson's scrap book, however many of them
include people who have not been identified. If you can help identify anyone in the photos, please contact me.
Grandmeadows Unknown #1
Michael Noonan writes and says he believes the woman holding the puppy
in the third photo from the left is his mother, Helen Audrey Macy. Click here for the Macy Family Story
Grandmeadows Unknown #2
Jan 2014 - A huge thank you to J J Lynes who offered the possible identity of the couple in the very bottom photo: "The photo is small but the young lady could be Lulu I. Melton and the man's
image is distorted by the glare but could be L.L. Lynes based on and resembling
these two individuals in other photos I have from that era; early to mid-1920's."
Grand Meadows Unknown
1st Picture says on back "teachers of G.M. in 1923 from left to right.
The picture has been cropped to first three teachers and rest she listed
are not in the photo. The three are 1. Miss Heaton, 2. Mrs. McGee and 3.
Miss Camsforth. 2nd picture is Ethel Hill of Wernli Hall, Le Mars, IA
Grand Meadows Unknown
Class Photos #4
Unknown Nelson #1
Janice Moen writes, "I am wondering if anyone can identify the picture
of this young woman? Could it be the older girl shown in Unknown-
Nelson #2 below?
Unknown - Nelson #2
Janice Moen writes, "My grandfather, Nels P Nelson, born in Afton Twp
in 1881, had a sister there, Effie Nelson, born there in 1875, who
married Charles Robinson. From information on another photo I have
received, I am quite sure the younger girl is Effie's daughter, Joyce,
who later married Otto Saxhaug and lived and died in southern MN. I
think the older girl could be Joyce's older sister, Marie, who married
a Thompson and lived in Illinois. Marie would have been born about
1898. Joyce was born 25 March 1902.
"The Charles and Effie Robinson family was living in Afton
Twp (general farm occupation) Cherokee Co in the Census of 1910. At
that time they had the 2 daughters, ages 12 & 8. The 1920
Census shows them living at Windom, Cottonwood Counry, in MN. They have
2 more children, Evelyn, age 9, and Royal G, age 7. Royal was known as
Roy and "Bud." I am hoping to find more information on this branch of
our Nelson family."
Unknown - Nelson Family
Janice Moen writes, "This photo was among my maternal grandfather's
belongings. He was born on Feb. 17, 1881, in Afton Twp, Cherokee Co,
IA. He was one of the middle children in a family of 12 siblings. The
photo is labeled Wilson... Cherokee, IA. We think that we see a strong
family resemblance in the adults. I am guessing it might be Peter C,
and Mary Nelson and Mary's mother, Sidsel (Mrs. Claus Nelson.) If
anyone can identify this family, it would be much appreciated. I know
that Peter C. Nelson was returned to Aurelia from northeastern
Minnesota for burial there in 1925. A child, Winifred (son), is buried
there as well as other family members." Click here for Nelson Family Info
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