Mystery Photo – Stufflebeans in Noble, OK, c1915

This photo is in terrible shape, and I’ve even used the MyHeritage photo enhancer, which has improved it slightly.

On the left, we have a little girl, who I believe is a grandchild of John Henry Stufflebean and the daughter of Iva Myrtle Stufflebean Baker.

Myrtle Baker seemed to favor that hairstyle for her four daughters. I think this is her first child, Mildred, who was born in 1909. that would date this photo to c1915 and undoubtedly taken at the home of John Henry and Addie Stufflebean in Noble, Oklahoma.

The little girl looks like she could be about six years old.

Here is a photo with Mildred, two of her sisters and cousin Nolan Stufflebean, a few years later. Mildred is top and center:

The mystery child on the right (in the original photo at the top) appears to be a little boy, given his haircut.

I do have a guess about him, too, though. Could this be Harry Glenn Stufflebean, John Henry’s only son with his second wife, Addie Belcher?

Glenn, as he was called, was younger than Mildred, as he was born on 10 August 1911.

The little boy in the photo looks like he could be about 4 years old and that would fit with an estimated photo date of c1915.

Here is Glenn with his sister in a photo taken around the same time:

What do you think readers? Is the photo of Mildred Baker and Glenn Stufflebean? by the way, Glenn was actually Mildred’s uncle!

 

One thought on “Mystery Photo – Stufflebeans in Noble, OK, c1915”

  1. It’s hard to tell whether the girls are the same. My first impression was that they aren’t, but maybe they are.
    I just want to leave a comment about the bows in the girls’ hair: Oh, those bows!!! They are so big and always wonder how they stayed in. I have a few photos of my mom with big bows, though not as big as these!

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