Photo Gallery of the Karr, Bean, and Makely Families and Related Families of the Almond, N.Y./Allegany County Areas
I believe,but, am not sure that this is Altie Karr , the wife of Samuel Karr ,the civil war soldier who is the brother of Charles Karr or in other words my Grandmother Ethels Aunt Altie.
This one is Charles Karr and one of his grandchildren , possibly Phylis, I am not sure. on the back is a prayer that he wrote, it goes as follows: Our dear Heavenly Father, We thank Thee that Thou art ever mindful of our returning wants. Strengthen our bodies we pray Thee, with the food before us; our hearts with friendship; and nourish our souls with the bread of life. For Jesus sake. Amen Charles Karr 1849 – 1941 (Picture dated 1939)
The boy is my dad, Berten Charles Bean who passed away this past November at the age of 87. He and my grandmother have told me many stories of the times they spent in Almond. Charles Karr is my great grandfather.This picture was taken up on the back pasture of Charles Karrs’ farm. I started scanning these pictures after I was given the suitcase full and my dad was ill,I would enlarge the pictures and bring them to my dad to enjoy and take his mind off his illness , it worked well and I always left him dreaming of chicken in golden gravy at the farm, or his Aunt Beth Karr who always took care of him when he was sick.
This is a painting of Charles Karrs House, done by my mother Eleanor Bean for Ethel Karr, done from an old photo.
This one is in silhouette and is labeled Clinton Makely and Garland Karr at Lindenwood with their horses. They are cousins
This is a picture of my grandmother , Ethel Eugenia Karr, and her brother Garland Karr, both born and grew up in the Karr Valley.
All last names that are mentioned in the history of Almond and the Karr Valley 1 F Prior; 2 Helen Ferry, 3 B Young, 4 M Prior, 5 E Karr (my Grandmother), 6 N Hill, 7 M Young, 8 M Karr, 9 S Hill, 10 M Ferry
This one is from the box of pictures that belonged to Ella Makely Karr, I am not sure whose tractor this is but it is surely interesting for the time and most likely belonged to a family member
Berten B Bean at the Ledges
Berten B Bean, in the striped shirt , playing football at Alfred or Oberlin ,not sure which.
My Grandmother Ethel Karr sitting at the far left next to her future in-laws John Bean and Harriet Bean , behind her are the Bean brothers and at the far right standing is her future husband Berten Bradley Bean, a student at Alfred University and future teacher and Superintendant of the Buffalo public schools. The picture is taken at the Bean Farm outside Hammondsport near Bath I think.
My Grandmother Ethel Karr standing to the left of the teacher, to the left and in front of Ethel is her brother, Garland Karr smiling. They are at a one room school that they attended in Almond.
Front center are my grandparents Berten B Bean and Ethel Karr Bean
This may have been in the 1930s when Ethel and Berten Bean went camping with friends Ben and Louise Ostrum. Louise took the picture , my Grandmother Ethel hand colored it . We have other pictures with an empty chair , they thought it was funny.
Collage that I made of a picture that was in the envelope, very small old print and a rose from either John or Harriets funeral that was saved by my grandfather Berten B Bean
This is a picture sent to me by Gail Waite; her husband and I share the same great great grandparents. I met her through a Langworthy website. Julia Ellis was married to Isaiah Karr, they are the parents of Charles Karr
In this picture my Grandmother ,Ethel Karr Bean is seated on the Floor, Behind her is my Grandfather Berten B Bean, to the left of him is Charles Karr. The baby is my uncle Richard Bean, The man holding the baby may be Charles Karrs brother Samuel Karr , the Civil War Soldier. We have two versions of this picture , this one is the most clear. labeled 1909
Makely Family Reunion Ethel Karr sitting on the ground holding a little girl .
100 Year Anniversary of Karr Settlement in Karr Valley From a Karr family reunion about 1900, my grandmother Ethel Eugenia Karr is the little girl standing in the center front in a white dress, to the left of her seated is her mother Ella Makely Karr, to the right of her seated is her father Charles Karr. The house is Charles Karrs’ formerly belonging to his grandfather Joseph Karr.
An old metal tintype that was in a separate box of pictures that belonged to Ella Makely Karr, Mrs.Charles Karr
After a reunion at the train station in Almond. Ethel Karr is seated on the ground in a white dress at the far left , her father Charles Karr standing at far left near the shrubbery where they tossed the hats. This photo was in two pieces, computer repaired. The people are mostly Karrs, Makelys and other relatives, most likely McHenrys, Whitneys and Van Guilder
Picture of Vashti Batchelor Ellis, also sent to me by Gail Waite, Vashti is Julia Ellis mother or my Grandmothers great grandmother. I do remember my Grandmother teaching me her name, although she never had a picture of her. She was born in the late 1700s and lived in Allegany County long enough that cameras had been invented unless this could be from a painting
Shared by Barbara Quider, Grandaughter of Ethel Karr Bean, Daughter of Charles Karr & Ella Makely. Comments are by Barbara who can be contacted at: Barbara Quider