Friday, July 12, 2013

Friday Photo: Family and Neighbors

On the first two Fridays of each month, I showcase a family photo and answer the “who, what, when, where and why” of that picture. The first week’s Friday photo is taken from my side of the family and the second week’s Friday photo is chosen from my husband’s side of the family. (I got the idea for this column from Amy Coffin’s ebook The Big Genealogy Blog Book advertised on her The We Tree Genealogy Blog.)

George and Polly Cazakoff with family and neighbors in about 1949
George and Polly Cazakoff with family and neighbors, about 1949

Who:
Left to right: George Cazakoff, his granddaughter Mabel Cazakoff (in front), his wife Polly, their daughter Ann (back centre), Mrs. Fred Malakoff and her husband Fred Malakoff and their son Harry Malakoff (holding a cat).

What:
My husband’s maternal grandparents George and Polly pose with their daughter Ann and their granddaughter Mabel in front of their farm house, with their neighbors Fred and Tanya (Tatiana) Malakoff and their son Harry.

When:
About 1949 (Mabel appears to be about 3-4 years old).

Where:
St. Phillips Rural Municipality, a few miles northwest of Kamsack, Saskatchewan.

Why:
My husband doesn’t know why this picture was taken, but thinks his uncle John and Nellie Cazakoff (Mabel’s parents, not seen in the photo) might be visiting John’s parents at the same time as their neighbors the Malakoffs.

My husband likes this photo because he has memories of playing on the front porch of his grandparents’ house and of sliding down the banister of the long staircase inside. He also remembers it being a big house (his Mom was one of seven children) that was located in a clearing on farming acreage.

Copyright © 2013, Yvonne Demoskoff.

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