Raymond Emory Corts was born on January 30, 1898 in Erie County, New York. He was the first born son to Stephen K Corts and Carrie Lamb. I have seen on a few trees that he had up to three older siblings (two of which supposedly passed in 1900), however in the 1900 census Carrie states that she has given birth to two children, and both are living. One older sister is either Mellie, Nellie, or Millie. She does not appear on the 1910 census, so I am unsure if she died or had married (she would have been sixteen that year).
After Raymond was born the family welcomed two more daughters: Ethel in 1901, and Elva in 1911. It does not appear that either Ethel or Elva married and had any children.
Raymond was married, or was common law married, to a woman named Alva (maiden name unknown) sometime between 1920 and 1925. It does not appear that they had any children.
Raymond died in December of 1976 in Erie County, New York. I have not found an obituary for him, nor do I know where he was buried.
Because there is no direct family from Stephen and Carrie to send the photograph to, I will be keeping this one in my personal collection.
The photographs that I purchased from Gem County, Idaho came in a box with two different sets of album pages and a good handful of loose pictures. I’m starting with the largest of the album pages. Some of these are heavily damaged. It appears that some have water damage, others appear to have been stuck together and then peeled apart.
I really wish these four photographs weren’t damaged!
The car directly following motorcycles carries Pres. Cheng-kai-shek and the King of Jordon
The car that carried the King of Jordan
look closely you might see a part of him in the back seat
Workers preparing and placing the red carpet to receive King Hussein of Jordan
Center-Pres. Cheng-kai-shek of Taiwan to his left King Hussein of Jordan arriving in Taiwan at the airport for a visit-
I was lucky enough to find the family these photographs belong to before I was able to get them scanned and posted. I’m pretty excited about that! The will be mailed off this week!
The majority of the pictures are of Harold Morris Shelton. His parents were Fredrick Morris Shelton and Edna Mable Stephens. Harold’s siblings were Fredrick William Shelton, Mervin James Shelton, Esther Maxine Shelton, and Clara Stephens Shelton.
This photograph is not labeled, but it is Harold and possibly his first wife Evelyn I Bennett (she passed away in 1951).