" I can identify the family to which the people in the photo belong and, yes, you are correct, it would have been taken in California. My information comes from a small booklet in the Smiths Falls Library on the Empey family. Thomas Garland married Eliza Empey and William Starr was one of their sons. He married Cornelia (Nellie) Wright and their children listed in the booklet as on the picture. Thomas was a stonemason who was involved in the building of the Anglican Church at Eastons Corners where they lived.
My interest is in the John Garland line. John was brother of Richard, Thomas' father. I have been able to make a copy of the picture for my files. Hopefully, a descendant will see your website and ask for the picture. "
Can you provide corrections or comments?
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