This is a wonderful picture of Laura Mason Culp, wife of William H. Culp and mother to 6 children that I could identify. I found this for sale at ebay (link to sale here). With so many children, I was surprised to find that no online trees had Laura represented in them. But I know this, one day a great-great grandchild of Laura’s will get the genealogy bug and they will be glad to have this photo!
The photograph, as you can see, was taken in West Jefferson, Ohio. Her name in full is written on the back. Laura was born in Ohio in 1854. I have not discovered who her parents were yet. She married William H. Culp on December 15, 1873 – there is a beautiful marriage license online. Over the next decade + she had at least 6 children from what I can tell: Elverson, Mason, Mary, Willard, Dittwell Earl, Sarah – not necessarily in that order. Laura died relatively young in 1892 and is buried in Silent Home Cemetery in Franklin County, Ohio. Her gravestone is online at FindAGrave.com.
Now to find those hidden genealogy buffs in the Culp family! Good luck Laura.