Maplewood History: More Images from the Life of Marjorie Louisa Slavik Irwin

As the reader may recall, we are working our way through images from the lives of Albert H., Talitha Wuellner Slavik and their daughter, Marjorie.

As I have written, all of these images are from the collection of Matt Irwin who retains all rights to them.  This is the seventh posting of the series.

This is a page from Marjorie's high school memories book.  She apparently wrote the names of her dates next to a memento from many of them.  she appears to have been very popular.

This is a page from Marjorie’s high school memories book. She apparently wrote the names of her dates next to a memento from many of them. She appears to have been very popular.

Much information could be gleaned from a close examination of her book.  I'd encourage anyone so inclined to take a look at it.  It is in the collection of the Maplewood Public Library.  As the page above clearly indicates by the end of the book she seems to have settled on one lucky guy - Bob Irwin.

Much information could be gleaned from a close examination of her book. I’d encourage anyone so inclined to take a look at it. It is in the collection of the Maplewood Public Library. As the page above clearly indicates by the end of the book she seems to have mostly settled on one lucky guy – Bob Irwin.

Marjorie and Bob.  A prom photo maybe?

Marjorie and Bob. A prom photo maybe?

well, one thing leads to another.  Marjorie and a friend in the back yard of her home at 2855 Laclede Station Road.

Well, one thing leads to another. Marjorie and a friend in the back yard of her home at 2855 Laclede Station Road.

The wedding party superimposed on a recent image of the home.  I think Marjorie would have to be pleased with the condition of her home today.

The wedding party superimposed on a recent image of the home. I think Marjorie would have to be pleased with the excellent condition of her home today.

This image allows us to identify the parents.

This image allows us to identify the parents.

There was a war on.  Bob joined the Marines.  I have no idea of the exact dates of any of these events.

There was a war on. Bob joined the Marines. I have no idea of the exact dates of any of these events. They look a bit older here, don’t you think?

Here they look a bit older yet.

Here they look a bit older yet.

Marjorie and her new baby.  Looks like a picture of domestic bliss but we have no information about how their lives went.  We can just hope that Bob made it through the ordeal of war without serious injury.  It would be nice to imagine they had a long and peaceful lives together.

Marjorie and her new baby. Looks like a picture of domestic bliss but we have no information about how their lives went. We can just hope that Bob made it through the ordeal of war without serious injury. It’s nice to imagine they had  long and peaceful lives together.

4 thoughts on “Maplewood History: More Images from the Life of Marjorie Louisa Slavik Irwin

  1. My pleasure, Wanda. It is humbling to look at all of these images from their lives now passed.

  2. Thanks for sharing, Doug. This reinforces the importance of taking pictures, printing them and saving them in a safe place for future generations!