Kittson profiles and photos from the past and present
A kind lady contacted me about a picture she found in a California antique mall. Fortunately, she found my website about the Jerome Family and offered me the picture for her cost. It is in excellent condition. What a find! Based on the apparent size of my Uncle Julius, the boy in the photo, I estimate the picture was taken around 1904-5. There are comments on the backside written by an unknown descendant of the Smith-Jerome families. I include them here (withing any editing):
Elizabeth Smith Burk (mom's sister)
Anna Smith Irwin (Mother) 14 yrs.
Angeline Jerome Pearenteau (mom's aunt)
Marie (Mae) Smith (Panshab, Whiteside ) (Mom's sister)
Roger Jerome (mom's uncle)
James H Smith (mom's father) ((Hiram – Elizabeth Smith) mom's grandparents)
Martin Jerome (mom's uncle)
Andre Jerome (mom's grandfather) ( his bro. Was married to Napoleon Bonaparte's sister)
Julius Jerome (Napoleon's son)
Margaret Goslau Jerome (mom's grandmother) (Her mother McKay, King
Napoleon Jerome (mom's uncle) (his wife was Elizabeth Renville)
Margaret Jerome Smith (Mrs. James Smith) (mom's mother)
Not on here
John Jerome oldest
Julian (died at 6 yrs)
I believe that is only a 'family legend'. In the research of the family tree that I have done, I have found no connection to the Bonaparte family. I have heard the story before that there was a connection, but I believe it is a fantasy, not fact. If anyone can find anything that points to a connection, I will be glad to do further research on it.
I know that this photo was posted years ago but I'm wondering where/who has it? I'm a relative of Andre Jerome and those pictured in this photo and think it would be meaningful to know where it is currently.