Maplewood History: Woodside’s Family Photo Album Part 2

Here’s a look at more historic family photos made possible by the generosity of the Rannells family.

Written on the back of the photo, "Cartmell and Mammy, 1896".  Mammy was the family nickname for Mary.

Greg Rannells

Written on the back of the photo, "Cartmell and Mammy, 1896". Mammy was the family nickname for Mary.

Mammy and Cartmell on the porch at Woodside.

David and Alice Rannells Meyer

Mammy and Cartmell on the porch at Woodside.

Charles Cartmell, age 2 1/2 and M. Warder, age 1 with their pony and dog who shall remain nameless.  No doubt named after

David and Alice Rannells Meyer

Charles Cartmell, age 2 1/2 and M. Warder, age 1 with their pony and dog who shall remain nameless. No doubt named after his Grandmother, Mary, I have not found what the M. stood for. He dropped it later in life and is referred to as Warder.

The back of the photo reads, "Cartmell Rannells, age three, first pants .

Greg Rannells

The back of the photo reads, "Cartmell Rannells, age three, first pants .

One last kid photo.  Not dated, it is the by now familiar, Cartmell and M.Warder a bit more developed.

David and Alice Rannells Meyer

One last kid photo. Not dated, it is the by now familiar, Cartmell and M.Warder, a bit more developed.

Edward (standing at left) and Elinor with a highly regarded animal.  In the front yard at Woodside in 1918.

David and Alice Rannells Meyer

Edward (standing at left) and Elinor with a highly regarded animal. In the front yard at Woodside in 1918.

Edward with another highly regarded animal, their dog, Dale.  Also in the front yard of Woodside in 1918.

David and Alice Rannells Meyer

Edward with another highly regarded animal, their dog, Dale. Also in the front yard of Woodside in 1918.

Edward and Elinor with a cow and calf.  Still in the front yard at Woodside in 1918.

David and Alice Rannells Meyer

Edward and Elinor with a cow and calf. Still in the front yard at Woodside in 1918.

Undated photo of Elinor.

Glenn and Elise Rannells Todd

Undated photo of Elinor.

Edward's photo in the rear of the 1909 St. Louis County Plat book.  Note the "ex".  he was active in 1908 when he voted in favor of the incorporation of the City of Maplewood.

Edward's photo in the rear of the 1909 St. Louis County Plat Book. Note the "ex". He was active in 1908 when he voted in favor of the incorporation of the City of Maplewood.

On back, "Edd. W. Rannells".  Date and location unknown.  Edward is in the wagon holding the reins I was told.

The Rannells Family

On back, "Edd. W. Rannells". Date and location unknown. Edward is in the wagon with the dark hat I was told. He passed away in 1920.

5 thoughts on “Maplewood History: Woodside’s Family Photo Album Part 2

  1. I think the photo of Elinor is one of the most elegant I have ever seen. We have many old photos done by Guerin. Thanks for all of you efforts Doug.

    • You are welcome, Gary. I’d have to agree with you. The Guerin photos are extremely well done.

  2. I received this information in an email from Esley Hamilton. “The pictures marked “Guerin” were taken by Fitz W. Guerin, an Irish immigrant who became one of the city’s leading photographers. His son was Jules Guerin, who became possibly the most famous architectural renderer at the turn of the century. … In 1888 Fitz Guerin built the big Queen-Anne style house at 3964 Washington Avenue between Vandeventer and Sarah that is now the Reliable Funeral Home, the only old house left on the block. The carriage house behind is gone, but at the turn of the century it was the home of the St. Louis Architectural Club, which was in part a school for men (and some women) who wanted to get into the architectural field but didn’t have enough money to go to college. I wrote about this in The Way We Came, the history of the AIA published in 1991.” Very interesting. Much thanks, Esley.

  3. Doug, As always, your comments are much appreciated. The family was definitely photogenic.