The R.R. Brett Children

It’s been over a year since I posted to this blog. The first rule of social networking is to post often. Since I’ve broken that cardinal rule, it wouldn’t surprise me at all if I find out that I’m writing this simply for my own edification.

In any case, it’s good to have something new to report. Thanks to Sandy Cascadden, I now have many additional photos of the Brett children to share. In her teens and early twenties, Aunt Elaine kept a few scrapbooks containing photos dating from 1912 to 1916. Although the names associated with most of the faces are unknown to me at this time, many of those faces appear over and over again. Some of them are certainly from the Roberts family, and others likely from the Brett-Elliott family.

Elaine, Ruddy, Ken and Lillian figure prominently. Photos of Marwood and Jack, however, are scarce. Below you’ll find the best group shots.

Elaine, Ruddy and Kenneth
Elaine, Ruddy and Kenneth – 1900

The first photo dates from 1900. At first glance, you think it’s a picture of three little girls. Look at those curls!

According to information found on the back of the photo, Elaine is 5, Ruddy (on the right) is 3 1/2, and Kenneth (sitting on the left) is 2.

A further note explains the dog: “Shep come as a puppy when Rud was 1 year old. Died when he was 14 years old. Took us to school each day and then went back home.”

Kenneth, Elaine, Ruddy and Lillian circa 1903
Kenneth, Elaine, Ruddy and Lillian circa 1903
R.R. Brett Family - 1907
R.R. Brett Family – Summer 1907
Left to right: R.R. Brett (38), Jack (2), Marwood (5), Elaine (12), Lillian (6), Ruddy (10), Frances (42), Kenneth (9)
Bert and Frances with their three youngest - Lillian, Marwood and Jack - circa 1912.
Bert and Frances with their three youngest – Lillian, Marwood and Jack – circa 1912.
Ruddy, Elaine, Kenneth, Lillian, Marwood and Jack, circa 1915
Ruddy, Elaine, Kenneth, Lillian, Marwood and Jack, circa 1915
Elaine, Ken, Lillian, Marwood and Jack in 1915, after Ruddy enlisted
Elaine, Ken, Lillian, Marwood and Jack in 1915, after Ruddy enlisted

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