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Oyster Supper at Adam McQuiston's
The Oyster Supper at Adam McQuiston's. According to the penciled notes on the back and on the picture itself, the photo was taken by Joe Stansfield on Feb. 3, 1912.
Standing in the back, from left to right are;
Blanche Lorena Miller, wife of Jacob "Jake" Bonzo,
Jacob "Jake" Wesley Bonzo, son of Wm. H. Bonzo,
Rex Wilbur Bonzo (young man in Bowtie), son of Jacob Bonzo,
Pearl Yahn, daughter of Lillie Bonzo and F. Wes Yahn,
William Herman Bonzo (Jake's dad), son of Peter Lewis Bonzo,
Bert Fisher far back, on top,
Emma McQuiston, wife of host Adam,
George McQuiston, son of Adam and Emma, we believe,
Franklin Wesley Yahn, son of Godfrey Yahn - and Pearl's Dad,
Seated across the middle, from left to right;
Mary Fisher, wife of Bert,
Margaret Anna Yahn, daughter of Godfrey Yahn, wife of Wm. H. Bonzo - and Jake's Mom,
Lilian S. "Lillie" Bonzo, daughter of Peter Lewis Bonzo, wife of F. Wes Yahn - and Pearl's Mom,
Laura McQuiston Stanfield, wife of photographer Joe, and her daughter, Helen Leona Stansfield, wearing the dark bonnet.
Down in the Front;
Sara Fisher, daughter of Bert and Sara,
Raymond Stansfield, son of Joe and Laura.
The host, Adam McQuiston, is not in the photograph because, according to the notes on the back of the picture, he was out delivering Ice Cream. We know from Rex that Jake and William Bonzo ran dairy cows and delivered milk on a route from the back of a wagon. The Bonzo farm, located in the Soap Run / Lillyville area, near Ellwood City, Pa., was about one quarter of a mile up the road from the McQuiston farm.
Thanks to William Wimer, great grandson of Adam McQuiston and grandson of photographer Joe Stansfield, for identifying Helen Leona Stansfield.
View more Bonzo info at the Bonzo Family USA Photo Album