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Circa 1920 photo of backyard of Aldred W. Woodhams, Pescadero, San Mateo Co., CA
Posted by: Paul Peterson (ID *****2235) Date: May 01, 2009 at 09:58:49
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I purchased the subject RPPC (Real Photo Postcard), not postally used, showing a dog identified a "Feathers" on the front, and bearing the following penciled inscription on the back:

"The A. W. Woodhams Pescadero backyard
our dog "Feathers" He was surely a cute dog.
The writer
Aida Woodhams Wood.
Eldest daughter of Judge Woodhams.
written in 1940
picture taken about 20 yrs before."

I found the family listed in the 1910, 1920, and 1930 Census data for Township 5/Pescadero, San Mateo Co., CA. I also found a published biographical sketch of the head of the household, Aldred Winfried Woodhams, posted on a web site for San Mateo Co. history.

Aldred was born in La Honda, San Mateo Co., CA, on 28 Oct 1870, the son of Maurice and Julia (Lard) Woodhams. He worked in the woods of Santa Cruz for about 10 years before operating a butcher shop in Pescadero. He was elected as justice of the peace and served in that position for nearly two decades. He married Margaret Williams, who was born about 1879 at Pigeon Point, San Mateo Co., CA, and died on 17 Aug 1927. They had 4 children:

Aida M., born about 1898 in La Honda, CA (married Clarence E. Wood)

Alice Evelyn, born about 1900 in CA, died 21 Jun 1926

Cecile I., born about 1902 in CA (married Charles Mattei)

Helen, born about 1904 in CA

At the time of the 3 & 4 April 1930 enumeration, Aida was living with her husband and widowed father on Santa Cruz Lane or Road.

Contact me if you wish to view this photo.

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