Grandma Bonnel's photo album includes several photographs of her young children, Harry Allen Whitaker (born 21 Nov 1893) and Mary Irene Whitaker (born 23 May 1901). The first photo is of Harry as a young boy, still with ringlets, posed with his youngest maternal aunt, Laura Bonnel (b. 1884).
Next is a baby picture of Mary, taken in late 1901 or early 1902. She, her brother and Aunt Laura have those big Bonnel eyes. Photos of Laura in old age look so like Mary that we were more than a little confused telling them apart.
|Laura Bonnel and Harry Whitaker, c. 1896|
|Mary Irene Whitaker, c. 1901|