Saturday, December 4, 2010 | By: © 2010 Terri Merritt Rehmann

Mystery Photo of Dorothy Kendall


Here is a photo that was given to me with the name written across the front as Dorothy Kendall. It does resemble a wedding photo and is quite formal. If this is a wedding picture, I do not know if this name would be her maiden name or her new married name. It does look like she is holding a bible and possibly a rosary in this picture. If anyone knows of this person and any information on her, please contact me. I am sure that my grandmother, Alice Mae Ashley Short, was given this photo for a reason. Thanks!
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7 comments:

Gini said...

Welcome Terri...I look forward to reading all about your Kentucky ancestors'...my paternal ancestors' also hail from Kentucky!

I love all Kentucky history.

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Nancy said...

This is a beautiful photograph and Dorothy looks lovely in her dress and veil. She looks too young to be a bride so I wonder if this might be a church confirmation photograph, especially because of her age and the Bible and rosary that she's holding. I hope someone comes along who can tell you more about her and her possible relationship to your family.

You have a beautiful blog!

TCasteel said...

It looks like a photo taken at Confirmation (when youths become adult members of the Catholic church) - so it would be her family (maiden) name.
Regards,
Theresa (Tangled Trees)

© 2010 Terri Merrit Rehmann said...

I appreciate all of your helpful comments! I thought she looked rather young to be getting married. I do not know of any Catholic family connections in this locality. I will have to ask around about any Catholic families with the last name Kendall on my visit to Carlisle in May. Very interesting!!! Why would my grandmother have this photo - the mystery continues!

Dr. Bill (William L.) Smith said...

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Another Opinion said...

My grandmother's line is Robinson. Thet are from Mercer and Anderson Counties here in Kentucky.

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