have an old studio photograph which is identified as Alvia or Alva
FENTON which was taken at the C. P. McDannell Studio in Titusville, PA
in 1886. Mr. FENTON appears to be in his 40's at the time the
photograph was taken. I believe that this is a
photograph of Alvah FENTON and have been able to locate the following
information regarding Alvah and his family:
Alvah or Alva L.
FENTON was b. 9 Aug 1842 in Titusville, PA to parents Joseph Marion
FENTON (1800-1885) and Mary “Polly” PARKER (1803-1901). Alvah was one
of 7 children born to this couple including Julia; Sarah; Harriet;
Maryetta or Mariette F.; Henry Minor or Miner; Alvah or Alva L.; and
Joseph Marion FENTON III, all born between 1824 and 1846. Alvah
married Helen E. MERKER (1836-1917 of Brocton, NY) about 1904 and they
lived in Brocton, NY for many years before moving to Grove City, PA.
died 6 Jan 1929 in Grove City, PA and is buried in the Portland
Evergreen Cemetery in Portland, NY. Alvah was survived by one
brother Joseph M. FENTON of Hydetown, PA.
I’d like to get the
photograph to a family member and would appreciate you contacting me if
you are a member of this family or know someone who might be.