Back in November of 2011 I wrote Moving – Springfield to Detroit 1951 for Sepia Saturday 102. I mentioned that I remembered the little girls in the photograph, but I couldn’t remember their names. Well, I found them!
During February, I was working on a post about turtles I have owned, when I came across the photograph below.
I recognized them as the Funns and realized that the other man’s name that I remembered from Springfield, “Lindsey”,must be the name of the father of the girls in the photographs. How could I find the last name? I decided to Google “Lindsey St. John’s Congregational Church, Springfield, MA”. The first item that came up gave me his last name, Johnson. I Googled “Lindsey Johnson, Springfield, MA” and came up with several articles. This was them! Sherrie was the oldest daughter, the one who poured milk in my dinner on that day so long ago. Below are some of the articles I found and some photographs of the Johnsons and also an article about Mr. Funn. Goggle and newspapers – it’s hard to beat them sometimes.
16 thoughts on “Moving Day Springfield to Detroit 1951, Revisited”
Isn’t it satisfying when the pieces of the puzzle start to fall into place. That’s happened to me too this week, but I’m writing about it in my submission for the next one.
Pieces are falling into place all over. Often they just bring another puzzle to solve.
I’m so glad you found them Kristin; it brings the story full circle. And how lovely to be called The Funns.
They look like fun, don’t they?
Well, well, look at you!!
On theme and sleuthing!!
Glad for you you were able to solve this one
but I’m pretty sure you’ll find something else
to wreck your brain over…
Already found it and wracking the brain. Hopefully it won’t take two years to solve.
Those puzzle pieces are coming together! Wonderful! 🙂
The stars must be lined up for me or something along those lines. That, or either never giving up on a mystery has it’s rewards. Or both!
Glad you found them; well done you and Mr Google!
WOW… wonderful news and fascinating info!!! Congratulations Kristin.
Thank you Julie and Catherine. I love solving mysteries I guess that’s one reason I keep doing family history.
Its wonderful to be able to put names to faces, in pictures or in person. Love the doll.
Yes, it is wonderful when things come together and another question is answered. But I do like questions, and always having a few out there, nearly answered but not quite. We should be OK though – the one thing you can say with certainty about family history is “so many questions, so little time”
Too true, Alan. Too true.
Judging By Their Smiles,They Were True To Their Name!
How exciting to have unearthed those discoveries and turn back the clock.
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