You are looking at 2 identified photographs from the BARNHART, BARCLAY, WITT, MCDOWELL, MEINFELTER, ROSS, PFINGST, families of ROSS CO., and PICKAWAY CO., OHIO. Both photos are in nice shape, however, the photograph of Myrtle Ross is quite faded but you can still see her face (please see scans).
The photo of EPHRAIM ROSS & wife CAROLINE "CARRIE" BARNHART ROSS measures abt. 2x3 and the photograph of their daughter MYRTLE measures about 1.5x2.5.
I have done some research on these 2 photographs and this is what I've come up with:
Photograph #1 - This is a photograph of EPHRAIM ROSS (b:2/1854 - d: 8/1943 OH.) and CAROLINE "CARRIE" BARNHART ROSS (b:11/1868 - d:1922). EPHRAIM & CAROLINE were married OCTOBER 26, 1890, ROSS CO., OHIO and they had children MYRTLE/MYRTA/MYRTIE EDDIE ROSS (b:12/31/1891 OH.) & NOLAN EPHRAIM ROSS (b:3/25/1895 OH.)
In 1900 EPHRAIM & CAROLINE lived in KINGSTON VILLAGE, ROSS CO., OH.
In 1910-1920 they lived in GREEN TWP., ROSS CO., OH.
In 1930 EPHRAIM was widowed and living with his married son NOLAN in GREEN, ROSS CO., OH.
**NOTE: In 1930 I am unable to locate MYRTLE using any of the above names so I'm not sure exactly what happened to her. I have read that she married a MR. ELLIOTT but I was unable to find her listed as an ELLIOTT either.
CAROLINE BARNHART was the daughter of WILLIAM "THE YOUNGER" BARNHART & his second wife CATHERINE MOTLEY. CAROLINE had siblings: MAUDE, ELSA, NOAH, FLORENCE, FRANKLIN, DORA, EFFIE, ROSA, WILLIE, ELIZABETH, JACOB & step siblings: ALBERT, SABRA, ABRAHAM, ANNA, JOHN ALFRED, ANN M., SAMANTHA & AMOS (this may not be a complete list).
EPHRAIM was the son of STEPHEN ROSS (b:1811 OH.- d:1899 OH.) & CHRISTINA SNYDER ROSS (b:1816 OH - d: 1895 OH.) of ROSS CO., OH. & he had siblings: JOHN, JESSIE, CONRAD, WILSON, STEPHEN, SILAS WEBER, NELSON & MARY ANN. It looks like EPHRAIM was married once prior to marrying CAROLINE BARNHART. In the 1880 GREEN, ROSS CO., OH. census records it indicates that his first wife was JENNIE S. HASSENFLUG and that he had 1 son PERCY D. ROSS born 11/13/1878 - died 6/16/1968 OH.) I figured out JENNIE'S last name because PERCY was living with his AUNT SARAH C. HASSENFLUG in the 1900 GREEN, ROSS CO., OHIO census. It's my assumption that JENNIE died prior to 1890 and that Percy went to live with his AUNT.
Photograph #2 - This is a photograph of EPHRAIM & CAROLINES daughter MYRTLE EDDIE ROSS, born December 1891, ROSS CO., OH. I have seen MYRTLE ROSS listed with the first name MYRTIE- MYRTA & MERTA so I'm not exactly sure what her real given name is. I do not know very much about MYRTLE E. ROSS because she was very hard to find in census records. I have read that she married a man with the last name of ELLIOTT but this has not been proven by me because I could not find her in any census records using any combination of names. I have also seen that she died in 1936, however, I have not been able to prove that either.
Below you can see photos of related family members.
Marriage information was taken from OHIO MARRIAGES, 1803-1900