Here are a couple of photos from an Andra Reunion from about 1976. I believe this reunion was in Preston, Franklin, Idaho. These photos were from some tiny 110 film strips so they were pretty hard to scan. The photos are not high quality for that reason. But at least they are available and I can recognize the people in the photo.
We attended the Rupert 4th of July Parade this year and enjoyed it. I thought it was interesting to attend the Minidoka County Centennial Celebration in conjunction with the festivities this year. I wonder what Aunt Fanny Ross Phibbs and Calvin Dickerson Phibbs thought when they arrived in the area on 21 March 1913 and witnessed the creation of Minidoka County that same year. Calvin would go on to become a Judge in Minidoka County in 1918 and served for over 10 years.
While the Ross Clan has been in and out of Minidoka County for the past 100 years, we have left our mark for good or ill.
My thoughts turned to my own involvement in the Rupert 4th of July parade. Here are a couple of the photos I could find.
Just for fun because I do not know when else I would share them, a couple of pictures from the old Paul, Idaho parade. I can still remember climbing up the ladder on the back of the pup to get into the trailer filled with gravel for us to stand on. I remember looking down out of the trailer for the photo below. This first photo has the Fenton Apartments in the back (still there and improved).
For Evan’s birthday, and since he provided me some photos and I do not know what else to do with them, I will post them on here.
He is not technically my relative and I have held on to the photos because he knew I did family history and would make them available to family. He provided these photos to me in the summer of 2004. I scanned them and have kept them safe since them. These are all the photos he provided for me. I am including a few others that I have that include my Grandmother, Colleen. I do not know the status or whereabouts of any of the other individuals in the photos. I have put them in chronological order as much as I can. These individuals are named as Evan gave them to me.
Evan Kay Elliott was born the fourth of six children on 19 June 1934 to Ethel Helen Heath and William Henery Elliott in Soda Springs, Caribou, Idaho. His father was born in Lago, Bannock, Idaho (now Caribou County) and his mother was born in Liberal, Seward, Kansas. He graduated from Paul High School. He married Beatrice F Lamoureau 9 May 1961 in Elko, Elko, Nevada. They were divorced shortly afterward. He married Colleen Mary Andra, a widow of Wilburn Norwood Jonas, 9 April 1976 in Burley, Cassia, Idaho. They were later sealed 5 May 1978 in Idaho Falls, Bonneville, Idaho at the Idaho Falls LDS Temple. They were divorced about 1987. He then married his high school sweetheart, Shirley Jeanette Loebsack, 6 April 1989 in Elko. They lived together until she passed 30 September 2003 in Twin Falls, Twin Falls, Idaho. Evan lived alone until he passed at home in Twin Falls 24 October 2007. He was buried 3 November 2007 in Paul, Minidoka, Idaho.
For my Grandmother’s birthday today, I thought I would put together a picture history of her life from the photos I have. I don’t think I will write a whole lot, just share photos of her life in chronological order, as much as I can. I hope you enjoy it.
Colleen Mary Andra was born 27 May 1928 in Preston, Franklin, Idaho to Mary Louise Wanner and William Fredrick Andra. The fifth child to her parents. She married Wilburn Norwood Jonas 27 September 1946 in Elko, Elko, Nevada. Three children were born to her and Norwood; Douglas in 1952, Sandra in 1954, and Jackie in 1960. After he died in 1975, she remarried Evan Kay Elliott 9 April 1976 in Idaho Falls, Bonneville, Idaho. After their divorce around 1987, she married Ivan “Bud” Walter Lloyd 31 January 1998 in Dingle, Bear Lake, Idaho. She died in Boise, Ada, Idaho 14 November 1999 and was buried in Dingle on the 18th.
This class photo is one of several in my Aunt’s photos that she gave to me so I could scan them. Since there is not really a great way to keep all the names on the photo with it, I thought this would be the best way. This picture was taken at the old Miller School located in Burley, Cassia, Idaho. I believe this photo was taken in March 1972. Jackie has written on it that she was age 11, and the broader photo has St. Patrick’s Day items on the walls. If anyone has more information about people in the picture, please let me know.
Bruce Harper (1959 – 1975)
Gerald Heward (?-?)
Maybe it is a product of our day where people live longer, but Aliza is fortunate to have 3 of her great grandparents living at this time. For family history purposes, I thought I might post these pictures of Aliza with her great grandparents. Further, I thought I would post a picture or two that Amanda and I have with our great grandparents.
Here is a picture of Aliza with Amanda’s paternal grandfather, DeLece (“D”) Hemsley. This picture was taken at a party in Kaysville, Utah for Amanda’s brother, Derek, upon coming home from his two-year mission in July. We took the opportunity for a couple of photos with family.
This is Amanda’s paternal grandmother, Shanna Thompson. This photo was also at Derek’s party.
Lastly, here is my paternal grandfather, Milo Ross. We took these pictures, the day after at Derek’s homecoming party, at Grandpa’s house in Plain City, Utah. I will post three pictures because I think they are good photos. This first one shows a great smile on Grandpa, Aliza, and Amanda. I also like the profile of Grandpa.
I like this one because Aliza looks as cute as she always does. For being 90, Grandpa can sure pick her up and throw her in the air with ease.
Here is one we took of the four generations with my sister, Andra, and her son, Daniel. Grandpa has two of his great grandchildren in this picture (and Dad has two of his grandchildren).
Fortunately, Aliza has now had her photo taken with all of her living Great Grandparents. Amanda was also fortunate to have such a photograph with all of her living Grandparents and Great Grandparents. Even more, ALL great grandparents and grandparents are in the same photo! Here is that photo from the day of her baby blessing in Kaysville. LeRoy, D, Shanna, and Clara are all Amanda’s Grandparents. Belle is D’s mother. Walter and June are Shanna’s father and step-mother.
I had three Great Grandparents who were alive when I was born. Unfortunately, I do not seem to have a photo in my possession with my Andra Great Grandparents despite the fact that I was 10 and 11 years old when they passed. Oddly, I have pictures of my Great Grandpa and Grandma Andra that I was present when the photo was taken, like the one below. This is my mother’s maternal grandparents about 1989.
This is my mother’s paternal grandmother and some of the rest of the family at her sister’s funeral, Edna Coley Neilson. My Great Grandma Lillian Bowcutt (remarried in 1953 after her husband Joseph Jonas died in 1932) is in the center of this photo and is the mother to the two ladies beside her and the four men in front. I am more of a footnote in the photo, but at least I have one with Great Grandma Bowcutt in the same picture.