Saturday, November 19, 2016

LeGrand's Baby Picture?

"I think this is Legrand W."
The above photo was found in a box of letters, etc., from Walter L. "LeGrand" Whipple found by his grandson Derek in the late LeGrand's house at 1015 N. Blvd., Idaho Falls, Idaho, in 1916. On the back of the photo is written: "I think this is Legrand W."

Saturday, January 5, 2013

LeGrand in Takrazuka, Japan, December 20, 1945

LeGrand's niece, Susan Freeze, provided this photo, taken at Takarazuka (not Takaraza), Japan while he was serving in the Army of Occupation following World War II. (Apparently, while sailing to serve in the Pacific Front of the War, the Japanese surrendered, so LeGrand served there in the Signal Corps.) 26 years old at the time, LeGrand later reported that he was asked to sing the Messiah in the chorus at the (otherwise) all-girl Takarazuka Theater.

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Family Photo, 1940

LeGrand (20), Ruth (30, step-mother), Albert (16), Illa (14), Floyd (11), Junior (10), Dexter (7), Ted (4), Doris (2)
Probably taken in Tooele (Lake View), in front of "Henry" 

Home Construction, Oct. 5, 1940

LeGrand was always interested in construction. This building (probably in Tooele) appears to be constructed of logs, planed to be square. (No hollow walls in 1940? Probably colder than modern insulated homes ...?)
From LeGrand's personal photo album.

Lake View Ward, 1940

LeGrand attended church in this building.
(From LeGrand's personal photo album)

Whipple Home and "Henry," Oct. 5, 1940

Is this the same house whose photo appears elsewhere in this blog? (Probably)
In Lake View, part (or just outside) of Tooele.
From LeGrand's personal photo album

"Henry's" Trailer, Tooele, Oct. 5, 1940

LeGrand must have loved the trailer.  "Henry" was his 1929 Model "A" Ford.

Logan, June 1, 1940

LeGrand at U.S.A.C, with "Henry" in the background

Doris, 1940

Doris, two years old

Saturday, October 13, 2012

21st Birthday in Dayton, Idaho

These photos were taken on LeGrand's 21st birthday, Sunday, September 29, 1940, while visiting Erline's family in Dayton Idaho.
Future parents-in-law: Earl (age 46) and Mabel (42) Atkinson

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Logan Temple Grounds, 1940

The final photo in this sequence is labeled "Logan Temple Grounds." One photo is obviously the Institute building in Logan. The photos following these in LeGrand's photo album are dated May 30, 1940.

Sunday, September 16, 2012

LeGrand 1938

From LeGrand's personal photo album

LeGrand's Yellowstone Trip, August 1939

The following are from a trip to Yellowstone Park by the Ag. Club of the AC in Logan. Photos are from LeGrand's personal photo album:
"Black Bear"

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Alma - Aleatha (1940)

From LeGrand's personal photo album
(Might this be in Tooele?)

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Sand Deposit and Screen (1940)

From LeGrand's personal photo album
(Anyone have a clue what this is? I guess LeGrand must have been a geek ... in today's parlance.)
Where might this be? Wendover? Mapleton? Tooele?

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Ruth Shields, Alma Whipple, Cousin Oceal, LeGrand, 1937

What was the occasion for being so dressed up, I wonder? Prom? Graduation? ...?
(From LeGrand's personal photo album)

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Ruth - Doris (1938)

Ruth McKean, 28, Doris, almost 1
(From LeGrand's personal photo album)

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Time for Joy Ride

LeGrand (left) and [probably] Max Nielson, summer 1933
(From LeGrand's personal photo album)

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

LeGrand on Marcellus Nielson's Horse

LeGrand on Marcellus Nielson's horse, in front of Marcellus's home, about 1933
(From LeGrand's personal photo album)

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Plowing for Marcellus (Cell) Nielson

LeGrand, Plowing for Marcellus (Cell) Nielson, Summer in 1933, Mapleton, Utah
(From LeGrand's personal photo album)
LeGrand would turn 14 years old in September.

Monday, April 2, 2012

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Saturday, March 17, 2012

More Stacking

Art Bird and Max Nielson (front)
LeGrand (back)
(From LeGrand's personal photo album.)

Sunday, March 11, 2012

In the Process of Stacking

LeGrand (left), Dewey (right, with had) with unidentified son
Hard at work!
(From LeGrand's personal photo album.)

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Harvest Time

LeGrand, standing atop a hay wagon.
Is that the photographer's shadow in the foreground?
(From LeGrand's personal photo album)

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Logging (East of Mapleton)

LeGrand, about 14 years old, riding horse (name and age unknown)
(From LeGrand's personal photo album)
Close-up of LeGrand (and the unnamed horse)
Farther along the Trail

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Dewey Whipple Family, 1938

Left to right: LeGrand, Illa, Floyd, Arnold Pitt, Junior, Doris, Ruth, Dad (Dewey), Ted Pitt, Dexter, Dick, Albert
(From LeGrand's personal photo album)
[Note: Alma is missing from this photo. Was she the photographer?]

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Jennie Smith, 13 Nov 1933, Lake View, Tooele, Ut.

Original photo inside LeGrand's personal photo album (above)

Cropped to feature Jennie

Sunday, April 24, 2011

LeGrand's Childhood Home in Tooele?

In the fall of 2006 my daughter met a woman at a government office. The woman indicated that her elderly mother had known LeGrand and his parents when they lived in an area of Tooele named Lake View. We contacted the mother, who showed us this house a few days later. Except for the garbage container at the side of the house, it appeared abandoned.

This is apparently where LeGrand lived during the late 1920's and 1930's. Does anyone recognize this place? (Click here for a photo of the home in 1940.)

The house is at GPS coordinates 40.552140, -112.258236 ... On Google Maps, it looks like this:

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Google gives the address as 1043-1499 Ericson Road, Tooele, UT.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

LeGrand in Roosevelt, February 1921

LeGrand taken when his mother was in the hospital at the time of Alma's birth. --T.J. Smith

Friday, January 14, 2011

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Young Family in Fishtail, Montana?

Erline's Birthday Present, 1944
Come down off the car Junior, 14 June 1944 (LeGrand & Jr.)
6 months old, 17 June 1944
20 July 1944
Toes up! 20 July 1944 (Walter)
"Smile pretty," 20 Aug 1944 (Walter & Erline)