McNicol Photos

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1. Eva is standing on the right facing the camera. Next to her is Olive and sitting on the left is Ella. Sitting on the right I believe is the girls' mother, Alice (Boyington) Spangler. I have no other photo that I can identify as probably of Alice (Boyington) Spangler. This photo may have been taken on or near Eva's wedding day. Since it appears to be a professionally done photo, it may have been taken in Harrington Kansas rather than Lost Springs.

2. The original house on the homestead had only two rooms and a small porch. The kitched took up part of one of the rooms. In 1917, Leon McNicol tore down the porch and built a third room, along the front of the house, that served as the kitchen.

3. Standing, from left to right Cleon, Leon, Eldon (Murray and Margaret's son), Charles, and Murray. Seated, Grandma McNicol holding Cleon and Ada's son Lowell, Ada, Margaret, and Mary (holding David). This photo was taken in Murray and Margaret's house in Great Falls, Montana at Christmas time in 1946. It was the first time the family had been togather since before World War II began.

4. Grandma McNicol and (apparently) her cat Flossie. The photo probably was taken in Grandma McNicol's living room sometime in the early 1950s.

5. This photo very probably was taken by Leon McNicol not long before he and his brother Daniel left to do the work they wanted to get done on their homesteads before winter, in particular, building a house for each family. I think Grandpa Boyington looks about as happy as a crusty old farmer can be.

6. Standing, Murray and Cleon; seated, Leon, Charles, and Eva, This photo probably was taken in about 1928. Leon was then a commissioner of Hill County, Montana.

7. This is a studio photograph of Leon McNicol. A photograph of his wife Eva (Spangler) McNicol seems to have been take at the same time. Judging from Leon's apparnet age, the photo was taken about 1940, although later than that if anything.

8. This photo is labeled in white ink "Booster Day, 1914, Lost Springs, KS." The intent perhaps was "Boosters Day," which probably would be in accord with later usage in American English.

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