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The Harvey Smithton Gander family
Iona_Gander_16_rescan.jpg (263246 bytes) 1902 Photograph of Iona Hope Branch at the age of 17 years old.  From a small photo carried in the wallet of Cliff Gander all his life.

Photo courtesy Cliff Gander.  

30.jpg (61790 bytes) Around 1907

Harvey Smithton Gander - b. July 24, 1881 - d.-January 4, 1968. 

Photo and commentary courtesy Jackie Gander Deets.  

8.jpg (58233 bytes) 1907

Iona Hope, probably around 1907. She had had an unfortunate early marriage which did not last, but resulted in the birth of her little son, Herbert Camille Phelps. Iona worked first for the Jaeger family, and later the Longmire family in Monroe City. She earned $3.50 a week. She said she would keep perhaps a dollar for herself, and send the rest to Grandmother Ida, who cared for little Herbert.

Photo and commentary courtesy Jackie Gander Deets.  

Iona_about_20_with_hat.jpg (56666 bytes) 1907 Iona Hope Branch.

Photo courtesy Jackie Gander Deets.  

Belle_Ryan.jpg (37543 bytes) About 1907 Belle Ryan, believed to be another of Iona Hope Gander's employers before she married.

Photo courtesy Jackie Gander Deets.

Louise_Lyons_Bertha_Jaeger.jpg (53903 bytes) About 1907 Louise Lyons and Bertha Jaegar, two of Iona Hope Branch's employers before she married

Photo courtesy Jackie Gander Deets.

2/23/1909 Wedding Photo of Harvey and Iona Gander

Photo courtesy Cliff and Josephine Gander.  

36.jpg (51557 bytes)  February 23, 1909 Harvey Smithton and Iona Hope-their wedding picture.  Dad, in a new suit, wearing his "Odd Fellow lodge" button, a celluloid collar and a red knit tie! Mother's white "waist" was a lovely thing with delicate shadow appliqué and a tiny bit of blue edging around the collar.  The suit was navy blue serge.  This was not their best wedding picture, but the only one I could locate.  They were married on Feb. 23, 1909 at the Methodist church in Monroe City.  When "Harve" went to engage the minister, the minister asked him who the bride to be was.  When "Harve" said "Iona Phelps", the minister said "why, that's the nicest and the prettiest girl in all Monroe!".  They went immediately on the train to Shelby county where dad had rented "Aunt Mandy's" little farm.

Photo and commentary courtesy Jackie Gander Deets.  

40.jpg (73074 bytes) Around 1930

Tandy Gentry, a special friend of "Harve's".  They had worked together on farms in Shelby County.  After Harve and Iona were married and living on the Perry place, he spent a part of a winter with us.  After we moved, he sent Harve this picture of himself in his elegant new car.  Four years passed-the friends lost touch.  In the late 1930's Tandy came to visit.  What a reunion!

Photo and commentary courtesy Jackie Gander Deets.  

Harve_Ganders_friends.jpg (42282 bytes) About 1907 Friends of Harvey S. Gander, one named McCabe, no other information available.

Photo courtesy Jackie Gander Deets.

John_Tully.jpg (68599 bytes) Unknown John Tully, a friend of Harvey S. Gander.  He worked with Harve wood chopping.  Said to have died young of tuberculosis.

Photo courtesy Jackie Gander Deets.

John_Tully_and_Wife.jpg (64074 bytes) Unknown John Tully and wife

Photo courtesy Jackie Gander Deets.

John_Tullys_sister.jpg (46366 bytes) Unknown John Tully's sister

Photo courtesy Jackie Gander Deets.

Ella_Sherman.jpg (48796 bytes) Unknown Ella Sherman, friend of Iona Branch Gander

Photo courtesy Jackie Gander Deets.  

42.jpg (102100 bytes) 1915 Pea Ridge school, probably spring 1915. Hazel Paugh took the picture.  I am just behind the dark haired boy with his hand over his face.  Next to me is Zora Paugh, the teacher's little sister.  Elmer Nall is in front of her.  Herb is in the back, almost hidden.  Percy Powell is to the right of Zora, in the dark clothing. Perhaps some of the big girls in the back are Hathaways.  A rural school teacher had her hands full teaching 8 grades in a one-room country school - especially with a shortage of books!  A good friend of mine, who at age 16, started teaching in a rural school in North Dakota had no text books.  She taught from the Sears Roebuck Catalog!

Photo and commentary courtesy Jackie Gander Deets.  

   
   
41.jpg (106586 bytes) 1917 Harvey Joe, he of the snappy black eyes and hair and blue-eyed, blonde Clifford Robert, with their "big sis", probably taken in the spring of 1917, as my long braids had been cut.  I remember the blue plaid dress!

Photo and commentary courtesy Jackie Gander Deets.  

J_H_C_~1.JPG (100726 bytes) 1917 Cliff, Jackie, Harvey Gander

Photo courtesy Cliff and Josephine Gander.  

Harvcliff.JPG (158514 bytes) 1923 Cliff and Harvey Gander fishing

Photo courtesy Jackie Gander Deets.  

Gander_house_1924.jpg (104916 bytes) 1924 Home of Harvey and Iona Gander

Photo courtesy Jackie Gander Deets.  

Alfred_Leola_Cleve_fish_1924.jpg (65840 bytes) 1924 Alfred Branch, Leola and Cleve Carrier with fish

Photo courtesy Jackie Gander Deets.  

Cleve_Carrier_16lb_fish_08_03_1924.jpg (80175 bytes) August 3, 1924 Cleve Carrier with 16 1/2 lb flathead catfish

Photo courtesy Jackie Gander Deets.  

Cleve_Carrier_6_carp_1924.jpg (53775 bytes) 1924 Cleve Carrier with six of the best carp caught that day, weighing from 3 to 6 1/2 lbs.

Photo courtesy Jackie Gander Deets.  

Easter_Sunday_1925.jpg (235216 bytes) Easter Sunday 1925 Bruce, Edith, Harvey and Cliff Gander.

Photo courtesy Jackie Gander Deets.  

Carrier_Branch_families_fish_fry_1924or6.jpg (42023 bytes) 1926 Carrier and Branch families at a fish fry.  The original is hazy and it is almost impossible to make out who is who in this photo.

Photo courtesy Jackie Gander Deets.  

Carrier_Branch_Gander_fishing_1926.jpg (44135 bytes) 1926 Cleve Carrier, Alfred Branch and Harve Gander with fish

Photo courtesy Jackie Gander Deets.  

Grandma_chickens.jpg (174809 bytes) April 25, 1926 Iona Branch Gander feeding her flock of chickens.

Photo courtesy Jackie Gander Deets.  

Capitol_boat.jpg (87849 bytes) 1926 The Capitol paddle boat on the Mississippi.

Photo courtesy Jackie Gander Deets.  

Capitol_Leola_Onie.jpg (68184 bytes) 1926 Leola Carrier and Iona Gander on the Capitol

Photo courtesy Jackie Gander Deets.  

Edith_Bruce_sleds_1928.jpg (46004 bytes) 1928 Edith and Bruce sledding

Photo courtesy Jackie Gander Deets.  

Branch_Ganders_1930s.jpg (49273 bytes) 1930s Branch and Gander families

Photo courtesy Jackie Gander Deets.  

Fish_weighing.jpg (202022 bytes) 1930's Weighing a large flathead

Photo courtesy Jackie Gander Deets.  

Fishing_group.jpg (197610 bytes) 1930's Weighing a large flathead

Photo courtesy Jackie Gander Deets.  

Bruce_Edith_at_Bill_Ganders_1930.jpg (54197 bytes) 1930 Bruce and Edith at Bill Gander's

Photo courtesy Jackie Gander Deets.  

Four_men_on_porch.jpg (62741 bytes) 1930 Unknown man, Bruce Gander, Harvey S. Gander, Bill Gander

Photo courtesy Jackie Gander Deets.  

Harve_Bill_Gander_hunting_1931.jpg (63743 bytes) 1931 Harve Gander and his half-brother Bill Gander, rabbit hunting at Bill's farm

Photo courtesy Jackie Gander Deets.  

Harvey_Cliff_Edith.jpg (119870 bytes) c 1930 Harvey, Cliff and Edith Gander

Photo courtesy Jackie Gander Deets.  

47.jpg (186916 bytes) 1930's We grew up, scattered, started our families, but "Happy Hollow" still was central to our lives!  Wonderful big family gatherings at Holiday Time.  Our annual Easter picnics up the Gordon Hollow were a special event.  Neighbors and their families often joined us.

Photo and commentary courtesy Jackie Gander Deets.  

48.jpg (257478 bytes) 1930's As the years flowed by, there were grandchildren to join in the fun.  Treasured memories.

Photo and commentary courtesy Jackie Gander Deets.  

55.jpg (66953 bytes) 1931 Iona Hope Gander.  This photography by Belle Johnson in Monroe City was taken in 1931.  She had just won the Missouri Master Farmer for her most successful poultry project, and had to have her photograph taken for publicity purposes.  I look at this photograph and see all the inner beauty of her soul.  It was my wish that I might someday become the "great lady" that our Mother was.  I never made it!

Photo and commentary courtesy Jackie Gander Deets.  

57.jpg (96089 bytes) March, 1936

Our family photo by Belle Johnson.  Dad wanted a family group photo made.  It was March, 1936.  The children, Charles, Robin and Carol and I had come "home" to escape the bitter winter of 1936 in South Dakota.  So here we are, Harvey, on the right, sitting slightly crooked.  A tractor had turned over-cutting off a part of one toe.  Next to him, our dad, Harve who had been ill, and showed it.  Our Mother Iona, being her sweet self, Bruce Eldon, being natural.  In the back row, Clifford, (behind Harvey) had the giggles.  Next Jackie who had a case of the hiccoughs - imagine trying to pose for a photo when you're going "hic, hic, hic", next Edith who was also giggly - and then Herb looking stern!  It had become so seldom that we were all together at one time, we who always had been so close.

Photo and commentary courtesy Jackie Gander Deets.  

Leola_Edith_Frances_Carol_1937.jpg (83486 bytes) 1937 Leola Branch, Edith Gander, Francis Branch and Carol Coon at Bill Branch's home in Illinois.

Photo courtesy Jackie Gander Deets.  

Iona_Bruce_Harve_xmas_1944.jpg (42443 bytes) 1944 Iona, Bruce and Harve Gander

Photo courtesy Jackie Gander Deets.  

Christmas_1944_Ediths.jpg (87936 bytes) Christmas 1944 Edith Gander Foxall, Bruce Gander, Danny, Billy, Larry Foxall.

Photo courtesy Jackie Gander Deets.  

Christmas_1944.jpg (76365 bytes) Christmas 1944 Bruce Gander, Iona and Harvey Gander, Jo and Cliff Gander (holding Hope), Alfred Branch, Edith Gander Foxall (holding Billy), Danny Foxall, Don Gander, Paul Gander, Larry Foxall.

Photo courtesy Jackie Gander Deets.  

Watermelon_party.jpg (180212 bytes) 1945 Watermelon time!!  Harve Gander cutting melon, Billy Foxall and Hope Gander standing in back, George Phelps and Don Gander sitting in front with Danny Foxall, Larry Foxall and Paul Gander behind.  Harvey and Sue Gander standing, John Phelps, Herb Phelps, Bruce Gander sitting on ground

Photo courtesy Jackie Gander Deets.  

Watermelon_party_kids.jpg (116729 bytes) 1945 Harve Gander cutting melon, Billy Foxall and Hope Gander standing in back, George Phelps and Don Gander sitting in front with Danny Foxall, Larry Foxall and Paul Gander behind.  

Photo courtesy Jackie Gander Deets.  

Gander_Branch_families.jpg (193405 bytes) 1945 Gander and Branch families at Happy Hollow Farm:  Charlie Coon, Alfred Branch, Hope Gander, Robin Coon, Cliff and Jo Gander, George and Mary Frances Pendleton with daughter Mary Gail, Hazel and Bill Branch, Della and Sam Branch, Nevadna Branch, Iona and Harve Gander

Photo courtesy Jackie Gander Deets.  

Summer_1945.jpg (85111 bytes) 1945 Cliff and Jo Gander, Bruce Gander, Iona and Harvey Gander, Paul Gander, Hope Gander, Billy, Larry and Danny Foxall

Photo courtesy Jackie Gander Deets.  

1946_Car_family.jpg (130031 bytes) 1946 Family of Cliff and Josephine Gander

Photo courtesy Jackie Gander Deets.  

1946_Family.jpg (152166 bytes) 1946 The family of Harvey and Iona Gander:  Back: Harvey, Jackie, Iona, Harvey, Cliff; Front:  Edith, Bruce

Photo courtesy Jackie Gander Deets.  

1946_Grandma_Bruce.jpg (83070 bytes) 1946 Iona Gander with son Bruce

Photo courtesy Jackie Gander Deets.  

Gander_Home.jpg (40517 bytes)   The house built by Harvey Gander around 1918.

Photo courtesy Cliff and Josephine Gander.  

58.jpg (107985 bytes) 1954 "The Deer slayer"  Deer once were extinct in northeast Missouri.  When deer were reintroduced and deer hunting became legal, Harve never missed a hunting season, and he almost always brought home his trophy!  In fact, he took his final trophy about six weeks before he died on Jan 4, 1968 at age 87.

Photo and commentary courtesy Jackie Gander Deets.  

59.jpg (89256 bytes) Late 1950's An old picture from an early Gander family reunion, probably sometime in the late 1950's.  Harve, Iona, Mary, wife of Bob, and Ike and Virgie.

Photo and commentary courtesy Jackie Gander Deets.  

Gander_reunion.jpg (120558 bytes) 1954 Gander family reunion:  Harvey and Iona Gander, Sam and Pliny Gander Sandifer, Rob and Mary Gander, Virgie and Ike Gander, three unidentified women.

Photo courtesy Jackie Gander Deets.  

Iona_Harvey_unknown_June_1957.jpg (100781 bytes) 1957 Iona and Harvey Gander with unknown man in unknown location.

Photo courtesy Cliff and Josephine Gander.  

GANDERFX.JPG (711492 bytes) Summer, 1959 Front row:  Wanda Cole, Virginia Curtis, Alice Gander
Adults, left to right:  Paul Gander, Edith Gander Foxall, Hope Gander, Larry Foxall with wife Jeanne, Sue Cole Gander, Alfred Branch, Josephine Gander in front of Cliff Gander, Iona and Harvey Gander.

Photo courtesy Cliff and Josephine Gander.  

Branch_group_at_50th.jpg (40710 bytes) February 1959 Alfred Branch, Harve and Iona Gander, Denton and Fairy Pendleton at the 50th Wedding Anniversary Party for Harve and Iona.

Photo courtesy Jackie Gander Deets.  

Iona_Harve_1959_50th.jpg (37151 bytes) February 1959 50th Wedding Anniversary of Iona and Harve Gander

Photo courtesy Jackie Gander Deets.  

Harvey & Iona Gander.jpg (150152 bytes) 1959 50th Wedding Anniversary photo

Photo courtesy Cliff and Josephine Gander.  

Harve_Gander_1959_SaguaroNP_AZ.jpg (32849 bytes) 1959 Harve Gander in Arizona

Photo courtesy Jackie Gander Deets.  

Iona_Gander_1959_Tombstone_AZ.jpg (52236 bytes) 1959 Iona Branch Gander in Tombstone, Arizona

Photo courtesy Jackie Gander Deets.  

Iona_Gander_Tucson_1959.jpg (51555 bytes) 1959 Iona Gander in Tucson, Arizona

Photo courtesy Jackie Gander Deets.  

HARVEY~2.JPG (147206 bytes) 1960 Cliff, Bruce, Harvey Gander

Photo courtesy Cliff and Josephine Gander.  

Gander1960.jpg (197281 bytes) 1960 Harvey and Iona Gander

Photo courtesy Don and Liz Gander.  

Harvey_gander.jpg (41244 bytes) ? Harvey Gander

Photo courtesy Don and Liz Gander.  

Iona  Gander Aug. 1968.jpg (110702 bytes) August, 1968 Photo taken by Jackie 

Photo courtesy Jackie Gander Deets.  

From the collection of Cliff and Jo Gander.
Dad_Grandpa_tractor.jpg (90533 bytes) Maybe,

1940's

Cliff and his dad Harvey.
ganders.jpg (124206 bytes) 1940's Cliff, Edith, Bruce, Iona, Harvey and children.  Appears to be some of Edith's boys and possibly Cliff's son Don.
Harve_Iona_picnic_1958.jpg (65355 bytes) 1958 Harvey and Iona Gander on a picnic somewhere in Missouri

Photo courtesy Jackie Gander Deets.  

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