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Friday, November 15, 2019

Margaret Watson Cooke's Photo Album Has Many Bonnells

Several years ago I took advantage of Ancestry's free scanning at the Southern California Genealogy Society's Jamboree and had my great-aunt Margaret's photo album scanned. I then posted it online at, after identifying as many people in the photos as I could.

When Margaret Watson was almost 12 in 1911, one of her' Christmas presents was a Brownie camera, She took many photos of family and friends in her hometown of Barry, Pike County, Illinois. In the photo albums she created she usually identified people.

Thinking this might be a wonderful resource for folks researching family in Barry, I put it online at

I was looking at it today and realized there were many Bonnells in the pictures, and I'd never publicized it. Margaret's mother was a Bonnell and her many siblings and cousins had their photos taken when they visited Barry.

So here's a link to Margaret's albums. I hope some of you find photos of someone in your line.
Margaret Watson Cooke's Photo Album, Barry, Illinois 1911-1913