Sunday, May 4, 2014

Intriguing Photo

I am intrigued by this photo.  My great-grandfather Henry F. Winchell Sr. is the last man on the right.  The man holding the square is Theodore Parrish.  Rupert J. Logan is holding the staff-like item.  They are the only known people in this photo. However, Henry's father and brothers Daniel and Robert were carpenters.  So were his uncles Isaac Strong, Uriah Surriner, and Asahel Warner as well as his cousin Nathaniel Warner and Uriah's brother John Surriner.  It's quite likely that at least one of them, if not all of them, is on this crew, but I don't know.  This is the only known surviving piece of documentation for the construction of Searles Castle.  My paternal grandfather burned all the family photos he had while in a depression.  

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