“Eli Hawk, Mary Camink’s great-great Grandfather.” Born September 25, 1808, Elijah Hawk, husband of Margaret Winters, posed for this photograph at the studio of CJ Billinghurst in McArthur, Vinton County, Ohio. The attached stamp appears to have been postmarked April 1865. Photographer Charles J Billinghurst, born in 1829, operated a studio from 1865 or earlier until 1880. He offered photos enlarged to any size and finished in oil or water colors.
“1934: Mary Camink”
“August 18th, 1924. Hill where we used to play at school. Alum Creek, Morrow County, Ohio” Margaret Huhn.
“Mother and Aunt’s school in Morrow County near Ashley or Cardington or Mt. Gilead.”
“Rhita Catherine Young. Born March 23, 1914. Age 4 months, 7 days.” Rhita was the daughter of Abram Young and Mary Frances “Mame” Camink.
“John Camink came from Holland when he was 8 years old. Elizabeth (Smith) Camink came from Prussia when she was 3 years old. John and Elizabeth Camink. Grandpa. Grandma.” Additional research revealed that the pre-immigration form of John’s name was Dirk Jan Kemink.
“Grandmother Hudson, Fanny, Aunt Margaret Hudson.” From left to right the names are as follows: Margaret Jane Hudson, Mary M Hawk Hudson, and Fanny Bell Hudson. The Studio of Miller & Williams at No. 11 East Main Street, between Broadway and Church streets, in Jackson, Ohio, was operated by Jacob W Miller and Hugh B Williams. Jacob W. Miller was active as a photographer in Jackson, Ohio, from 1883 to at least 1900. It was during the late 1880’s the he entered into partnership with Hugh B Williams. Miller died in May 1921.
“For Mrs. Mary Hudson. One Pastell Portrait on one card of Lady and Gentleman. Address Hamden, Ohio. Mrs. Mary Hudson. Grandfather and grandmother. Mr. and Mrs. SB Hudson.” Samuel B Hudson and Mary M Hawk. The photographer was EE Kendall of McArthur, Ohio. EE Kendall was listed as being a photographer in New Straitsville, Perry County, Ohio, in 1891.
“Rev. Stone who married papa and mama June 10, 1906.” Research of the Hudson and Camink lines indicated that Frank Camink and Fanny Bell Hudson were married on the listed date. Reviewing their marriage license provides the name Reverend Elmer Edgar Stone. Reverend Elmer Stone’s 35 plus years of ministry served Ohio Methodist Conference churches in most counties of southeastern Ohio including: Gallia, Lawrence, Vinton, Ross, Licking, Perry and Delaware.
“Frank Camink class. M. Dye teacher.” Small sign states: Hamden School. JW Jones, Superintendent.
“Uncle, Aunt Mary. Uncle’s half-sister Grace’s baby. 1st store in Hamden.” HC Huhn Groceries.