This photo card was found in Ionia County, Michigan. Written on photo’s face is “Birt and Mable Tanner”. The photographer mark is G. S. Beardsley in Charlotte, Michigan. Beautiful children.
The only children that seem correct appear on the 1900 Federal census of John and Clara Tanner. John is a farmer who lives in Carmel, Eaton County, Michigan, Carmel being adjacent Charlotte. John is 41 and born in Michigan. Clara is 37, also born in Michigan. At the time of the 1900 census Clara was the mother of 4 children – all 4 then living: Mable G, a daughter born January 1883; Burton A., a son born September 1884; Edna, a daughter born in March 1889; and Maud, a daughter born in August 1891.
As only 2 children appear in the portrait it makes sense that the photo was taken in the late 1880s or early 1890s perhaps before Edna was born or shortly thereafter.
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