A Houston girl and her hat!

Scan 60
This lovely lady is “Agnes Shramm McGinty” as written on the back of this photo. Although I believe her maiden name was spelled Schramm. The other inscription is “JB’s mother.” The photo was taken by a photographer in Houston, Texas. And, as it turns out, that’s where Agnes was born, lived, and died.

Much can be learned from her FindAGrave memorial; family members and another stunning picture are there. From the quick information I researched, I know she was born in Houston in June of 1882 to Victoria and John Schramm. She died on May 15, 1962 in Houston and is buried in Forest Park Cemetery – but who isn’t!? Her son, J B McGinty was the informant to her death, she was already widowed.

I couldn’t find her in 1930, but one census listed her father as being from Denmark and her mother from Indiana. Her husband and son were in the carpentry business for at least a time. Must have been good business by the looks of this hat! It’s possible this picture was pre-marriage, she looks quite young.

Whenever it was taken, I hope it is a welcome addition to the family memories of Agnes!

One thought on “A Houston girl and her hat!

  1. I have some great research information on this family that a relative sent me. I hope others find this helpful:

    “Agnes was the daughter of my G-Grandmother, Victoria Boone Harwell and her second husband, John Charles Schramm. Misinformation passed down that Charles came from Denmark (inf. given in one of the census) but I came upon the U.S. Naturalization index and he was born Germany, naturalized July 18, 1887 in Superior Court, Cook Co., Illinois. This card does not give his birth. I haven’t researched to find his papers. But the Certificate no., Vol. 16, p. 354 information is on the index card from the National Archives & Records Administration.

    Charles Schramm’s U.S. Passport application was in New York, New York Sept 5, 1871 and gives the information that he was born in Polzin, Prussia on 14th May 1841. This passport also gives his personal description but no picture.

    Victoria Boone was first married to Francis (Frank) Marion Harwell, my G-Grandfather. The story passed down that Frank was thrown from a horse and died in Houston, Texas 1879. Haven’t been able to find any death record on him. They had 4 daughters and one son. Their baby daughter was my Grandmother – Margrette
    “Maggie” Harwell. In the 1880 Census, Victoria was a widow with four girls and one
    son and they all had whopping cough according to the census and she had a market
    garden in order to care for them.”

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