In later years, Lizzy (by then known as Liss) and Andrew Lane stand on each side of the tallest in the group, Grandpa H. Purcell, James Purcell. Photo 1809. The back side has names, which appear to be Irene Lane, Margaret Lane Purcell, Liss (Lizzy) Lane, James H. Purcell, Andrew Lane, and Harry Lane. The little girls is the daughter of Irene and Harry Lane. Andrew and Harry both lived in Okmulgee, Oklahoma by that time, it appears. The Purcells lived north of Table Rock; he was one of the early pioneers in Table Rock. Photo shared by Historical Society member Terry Hunt Korell.
Photo & Ancestry tree shared by Earline Shaw, a descendant or relative of several Table Rock families, including Tibbets, Ward, and Barrett.
Marriage of Martin Karas & Aloisie Sebek, married October 8, 1895 -- they are the couple on the right. The couple on the left are their attendants, Christina Hunzeker & John Blecha, who would be married in 1899. In the back is the buggy driver, a position of honor, Peter Blecha (he later changed his name to Blaker). (Photo 4051, shared by Fran Blecha. Fran describs a network of marriages connected to these couples: "Christina was half-sister to Benjamin Hunzeker. Their father was John R. Hunzeker, who first married Mary Hana, Christina's mother. After Mary's death, John R. married Mary's younger sister, Josephine Hana, who was Benjamin's mother. The parents of the Hana sisters were Josef & Marie (Karas) Hana. There were 7 children in that family. Frank Hanna, of the Hanna Meat Market (he changed the spelling of his name), was one of those seven Hana children. Frank Hanna was the grandfather of Eddie Hanna, Table Rock's beloved maestro!
April 14, 1896 -- The double wedding of Bohumil (or Bowman) Karas and Lizzie Holecek (to the left) ad William & Anna Karas Nemecek (to the right). William Nemechek & Anna Karas were married Apr. 14, 1896, in a double wedding with Bohumil (or Bowman) Karas and Lizzie Holechek. Bowman Karas and Anna Karas were first cousins. Standing in the middle of the photo is Martin Karas, Anna's brother. William Nemechek would have been 26 years old in this wedding picture; Anna 17 (almost 18); Bohumil was 19; Lizzie was 20. Martin had gotten married at the age of 21, 6 months before this picture was taken. This is Photo 3171, shared by ("Table Rock") Bob Blecha, Martin's grandson and his wife Fran.
Frank Blecha & Fannie Horalek Tenk wedding on October 6, 1898; standing are attendants Andy Blecha and Bertha Blecha. Photo 4044, shared by Fran Blecha. Fran adds this additional history about Fannie. Fannie Horalek was born Mar 28, 1876 in rural Pawnee County, Nebraska, to Wenzel and Anna Marie “Mary” Vancura Horalek. She was married to Frank Tenk on Jan 12, 1897 in Pawnee City, Nebraska. They had one daughter, Lily Mae Tenk, who was born on Oct 17, 1897. Frank Tenk died on Mar 19, 1898 at the age of 23, from complications of surgery for removal of a tumor from one of his legs. Fannie then married Frank F. Blecha on Oct 6, 1898. To this union, Rudolf Blecha was born on Jul 22, 1899, and Edward Blecha was born on Oct 15, 1907. Fannie died Sep 19 1953 at the age of 77. She and both her husbands are buried at the Bohemian Cemetery, rural Table Rock, Nebraska.
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1911 - 1920
This picture as shared by Cathy Rech. This is a picture of Bill & Jane Carter, their grandson Billy Carter (son of William Milton & Hazel Williams Carter), Bill & Jane's son Verlin and Betty Anderson Carter, Mabel Anderson (Betty's Mother) and, in front, the little girl is Cathy Stech. This picture was taken in the living room at Bill & Jane’s house on the day that Verlin & Betty were married, Nov 11, 1955. Photo 3160. Verlin Carter's siblings were Donald, Billy, and Jennis.