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I've "rescued" two old photographs of Ray and Guy DIRRIM. One of Ray was
taken at the Smith Studio in Chicago, Illinois, likely in the 1890's or
early 1900's with Ray appearing to be in his teens at the time. In
addition to Ray's name, someone has also written "Bert & Guy's brother" on
the back of the photograph. The second photograph is one of Ray and Guy
DIRRIM with no studio or location identified. The second photograph appears
to have been taken in the 1900's with both in their teens or 20's at the
time. Based on limited research and thanks to a couple of DIRRIM Family
Researchers I know the following about the men in the photographs:
The young men are sons of Frances M. & Martha DIRRIM who lived near Stanton,
Raymond Crawford DIRRIM was b. 26 Jul 1881 in IA and was living in Chicago
when he registered for the draft in 1918. He was not considered for service
because he didn't have the complete use of one hand because of a permanent
injury to two fingers. He and his wife Alice DIRRIM were living at 1628
Adams St in Chicago and he was working as an Investigator for N. J. Turner.
Ray C. DIRRIM died 29 Oct 1971 in Dade County Florida at the age of 90.
Guy DeLoss DIRRIM was b. 29 Jan 1883 in Red Oak, IA to parents Francis M.
DIRRIM (1860-1944) and Martha METCALF (1862-1950). Guy married Mabel
Blanche GASSON (1881-1974, daughter of Thomas and Sarah GASSON), the couple
had no children. Guy's draft registration records indicate that he was
crippled in one leg so it is not likely he served either. Guy DeLoss DIRRIM
died 20 Apr 1961 in Villisca, IA and is buried in the North Page Cemetery in
Hepburn, IA. Mabel's sister Celia GASSON married C. Elbert "Bert" DIRRIM
(1875-1939) who was a brother to the two young men in these photographs.
Census records provide the following additional information:
1895 census of Douglas, IA:
Raymon C. DERRIAM, age 13, born Page IA
1915 Census of Douglas Township, Page Co. IA:
Guy DIRRIM, age 32, Farming, born IA, parents born OH
1920 census of Douglas, IA:
Guy DIRRIM, age 36, born IA, parents born OH, a Farmer
Mable DIRRIM, wife, age 38, born IA, parents born England/IL
And living directly next door.
Bert DIRRIM, age 44, born IA, parents born OH, a Farmer
Celia DIRRIM, wife, age 43, born IA, parents born England/IL
Florence DIRRIM, dau, age 12, born IA
1930 census of Villisca City, IA:
Guy D. DIRRIM, age 47, married at age 30, born IA, parents born OH, a Farm
Mabel B. DIRRIM, wife, age 48, married at age 31, born IA, parents born
1930 census of Chicago, IL:
Raymond DIRRIM, age 48, married at age 36, born IA, parents born OH, a
Alice DIRRIM, wife, age 38, married at age 21, born NE, parents born
1940 census of Chicago, IL:
Raymond C. DIRRIM, age 58, born IA, a Credit Manager
Alice C. DIRRIM, wife, age 48, born NE
I am hoping to locate someone from this family so that the photographs can
be returned to their care. If you are a member of this family, or you know
someone who might be, please contact me.
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Hello, Page County List!
A friend's computer blew its top this weekend, and my friend lost
everything she had put into her family tree software over many years.
And she DID NOT HAVE A BACK-UP.
Yes, she has it on paper, fortunately. But she's going to have to
*input* everything again. Big job.
Just a friendly note to say... /Have you backed up your computer lately?
[/It's a good idea not only to back up your computer but also to keep a
Genealogy sites that allow you to upload your family tree and then sync
back and forth with your genealogy software on your own computer are
handy. But a personal back-up is even better. (You'll probably be glad
to have your address book saved, too.)
OK, off my soapbox.
You're welcome. '=)
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