People: Portraits and Groups


People: Portraits and Groups


A collection of photos for which identifying information is known (ie; who, what, when, where or why).

To view a larger version of any photo, click on that photo, then click the image thumbnail on the photo's page. You will then see a full-size image including a "zoom" function to get an even closer look at faces and places.

If you have old Granville photos to add please contact the library.

Collection Items

Elizabeth Carpenter (1932-2017), Granville Postmaster 01034
Obituary Announcement for Elizabeth "Betty" Carpenter:GRANVILLE- Elizabeth “Betty” A. (Gurney) Carpenter 85, ascended into the journey of everlasting life, on Thursday March 2, 2017; in the care and comfort of her loving family. Betty was born on…

Clark, Franklin and Susan (Couch), Golden Wedding Anniversary, 12 Dec 1906
Found among documents in the estate of Dorothy M. Cusson, (d. 2010), who resided at 431 Main Rd., (f. 59 Maple St.), by her daughter, Rene Ellinger. I believe the Clarks were married in the house that still stands at 431 Main Rd.

Note: Search…

Salmon Brook Road 0225, Granby, CT:  Orlando Smith (1810-1897), Louisa Pratt Goddard Smith (1817-1884) and (possibly) Louise Anna Smith (1857-1944)
Chris Levandowski provided information on the "mystery house" and people featured here, which was the subject of a Granville-Tolland community group post on November 26, 2022:"I don't recognize the house. However, I immediately recognized the older…

Yarmitsky Family With Barn and Cows, Bef. 1911
The Yarmitsky family. Location believed to be the old Harger place (now gone) on Sheets Road. These two pictures may have been taken on the same day based on the clothing being worn.

This family suffered a terrible loss when the grandmother was…

Five Women Born In Granville In The 1860's (1951 Photo)
Photo taken on June 25, 1951. Five women born in Granville in the 1860's. Reason for their reunion is unknown but the photo was in the Granville Library scrapbook.

The Jolly Eight, 1923
In 1923 Granville brothers Herb and Ralph Hiers were part of a group known as "The Jolly Eight" who crossed the United States in their automobiles.The chronicles of the group were recorded in a book which was published under the title, "The Jolly…

Seven Granville Women, Tintype Photo
An old tintype photo of:
Back Row L-R: Laura Seymore (Seymur?), Fannie Root Wackerbarth, Mabel Lloyd
Front Row Seated L-R: Myrtie Hunt, Lottie White, Grace Hunt, Ida Goodrich
Date and place are unknown but this would be a very late tintype based…

Bodurtha: Samuel, Martha and Elmer, 1896
Martha "Mattie" Morgan (Fenn) Bodurtha Born: 3/13/1855, Wallingford, Conn.Married: Samuel Salmon Bodurtha, 12/14/1877, West Granville, Mass.Died: 8/24/1934, Agawam, Mass. Children: Elmer Fenn Bodurtha, b. 12/19/1884, Agawam, Mass.; d. 8/21/1963,…

Nelson, Harold, and Jack, circa 1936
Harold T. Nelson, Jr. (1924-1980) and the Nelson family dog Jack. About 1936, at the Nelson/Aldrich family farm on West Hartland Road, West Granville, Massachusetts.
Harold Nelson was a veteran who served in the Army during World War II.

Roberts, S.M. With Stake Bed Farm Truck
Information provided by Richard Roberts, 06 May 2022:"Stephen Monroe Roberts! Steve and and his wife Gladys (Barnes) Roberts lived on Holden Hill, off of Blandford Road in Granville, where he grew apples, blueberries, and peaches. He served his…

Donna M. Fillion, Granville, Massachusetts
Donna Marie Fillion, loving wife and mother, passed away suddenly on the 3rd of December. The world has lost some light with Donna’s passing as she loved people and would do anything for you even if a stranger. She touched countless lives. She…
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