Family pictures recently acquired...
Here's Idella Van Orden Bateman, seated second from left, at age 26 with her mother, daughter of Apostle Merriner Wood Merrill, her father and siblings.
From left to right, back row: Harris Olonzo, Cethel Jay, (unknown), Edmund Merrill, Don Merrill (youngster in center), (unknown), Peter Bertrand, (unknown) and (unknown).
From left to right, front row: Mabel, Idella Van Orden Bateman, Ida Philinda Merrill Van Orden (mother), Peter Edmund Van Orden (father), Evelyn and Alta.
Among unknowns are thought to be: Elbert Clark, Merlin Thatcher, Mazel Wood and Velferd Merrill. Your help in making these associations accurate is solicited.
The long hand, cut off of the right side of the picture, reads:
In younger years, Peter and Ida Van Orden scanned from a Marriner Wood Merrill history book.