Vernon F. Raver the first son of Minnie Raver. Vernon was born in October of 1904 and he looks about six months here so this portrait was made sometime in 1905. Vernon did not fare as well as his sisters, they all lived into their nineties, but Vernon died just short of sixty.
Callie Davis, one of Minnie's sisters, and Frank Smelser wedding portrait. May 17, 1905. Frank was 11 years older than Callie and died long before her. Callie remarried when she was 56 to Thomas B. Aspling. She buried one daughter Genevieve. I do not know what became of her.
I am fairly confident that the two young women in this photograph are sisters of my great-grandmother Minnie Raver. I cannot say what sisters. Minnie had five: Lulu, Maud, Callie, Mable, and Mary. The last two would be too young when this was taken. Both of the young women are wearing wedding rings. Callie was married in 1905 so I’m guessing this picture was taken later perhaps in 1906. The older standing women hugging the two sisters is probably Elizabeth Fulk, their mother, and one of my great-great-grandmothers. This is only a guess. There is no law of nature requiring only mothers to pose with daughters.