The picture is from the early 1900s. EMM says she remembers the house from her visit at about age three; she recalls that the facilities were outdoors.
Below: Judge Peter Aaron Van Dorn (father’s great-great-grandfather), from a painting owned by father’s uncle John Miller, as late as the 1970s. There is a more detailed biography in three formats: HTML (best for on-line viewing, 42 Kbytes plus pictures), PDF (best for printing, 770 Kbytes), and Microsoft Word (556 Kbytes) . Peter has an […]
with her mother and stepfather in Sawtelle, California, early 1900s. The stepfather is Edward Graybill, a Union Civil War veteran from Ohio. He lived in Sawtell to take advantage of the Soldier’s Home medical and dining facilities. He is apparently wearing the uniform of the Soldier’s Home. Graybill served with the Ohio 99th Regiment. One […]