Answers to our Farming Ancestor Photo

By Maureen A. Taylor

Do you read the comments posted on blogs? Last week I posted Sharon Pike’s photo of a wheat harvest and asked if anyone could identify the thresher. We then posted the query on Family Tree Magazine‘s Facebook page.

Thanks to savvy readers, Sharon now knows which man is her ancestor.

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The thresher is on the far left of this line of men and machines. Her ancestor Will Pike is the man standing up.

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Thank you to everyone who commented and posted!

Here’s a call for images. I’m moving from the Boston area back to my native state of Rhode Island. It made me wonder if any of you have photographs of your ancestors moving houses. You can email them to me. I’d love to see them.

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