Edwin and Hattie Wrightstone Photo History This site is best viewed at a 1280 x 800 screen resolution.
We added photos of Edwin's and Hattie's family, but we're still adding photos from their children's families.
Our mother, Dorothy Irene Klinger, was born in 1928 to Edwin Charles Klinger and Irene Mary Wrightstone in Shiremanstown, Cumberland County Pennsylvania. Irene was born to Edwin Underwood Wrightstone and Hattie Amelia Arnold. The story behind Hattie's disconnected heritage with the Arnold family begins with her mother's Sollenberger ~ Diller families.
Edwin Underwood Wrightstone was born August 20th 1874 to Michael Wrightstone and Eliza Jane Kline. Edwin was 28 years old on December 2nd 1902 when he married a 19 year old Hattie Amelia Arnold. They were joined together by the Minister, J.S. Diller, at South Mountain Union Church located in Franklin Township.
Edwin and Hattie were married by Hattie's grandmother, Mary Ann Diller-Sollenberger's brother, J. Simon Diller. The Sollenberger Photos includes photos of Simon Diller as a young man and when he was older during the time he married Edwin and Hattie.
Edwin and Hattie Wrightstone had fifteen children, but three died during the birthing process.
EUW (00B) Edwin and Hattie Wrightstone's wedding portrait certificate; Hattie's grandmother Mary Ann Sollenberger, and her aunt Julia Ann Sollenberger where at the wedding. Mary Ann's brother Simon Diller, who was a local minister.
EUW (01) Edwin Wrightstone circa 1902, most likely taken for the portrait certificate.
EUW (01AA) Edwin Wrightstone's 1918 World War I Draft Registration Card. It is the only document that list his middle name as Underwood, and where he signed his name in full.
EUW (02) Hattie Arnold-Wrightstone circa 1902, most likely taken for the portrait certificate.
EUW (02C) Written on the back: Hattie and Susie Hertzler; the photo is from an old glass negative; most likely taken at the wedding. EUW (02F) is a photo of Susan, who was born in in 1870 to Christian B. and Susanna (Zimmerman) Hertzler. She 1st married John M. Sollenberger, he died 1897; and she then married to Isaac Ranck in 1914, and he died in 1928. Z. Susan died June 28th 1953.
EUW (03) This is a photo taken about 1912 of the Clear Springs Blacksmith Shop owned and operated by George Hull. The Hull families were friends of the Wrightstone's, and later Ralph Hull and the Graham family were associated with the Williams Grove Steam Engine Association. EUW (03A) is what was written on the back of the photo.
EUW (03E) Written on the back of the photo, Earl; This photo is the first born child to Edwin and Hattie Wrightstone, and it was taken by Walter Beck of Mechanicsburg Pennsylvania. It was found in three family collections.
EUW (04A) Irene Wrightstone standing next to her brother Paul Wrightstone; this is the earliest known photograph of Irene and Paul, circa. 1908. EUW (04AA) is a close up.
EUW (05A) Mabel holding Jim, Raymond on the left, Ralph on the right; Clyde standing inside, behind the screen door; circa 1921; The Wrightstone's were living on a farm on 26th street R.D.#1 Camp Hill Pennsylvania.
EUW (06A) Written on the back of Photo: Farm of 1920 and 1921: That would be the farm located on 21st street R.D. #1 Camp Hill PA or the farm on the Carlisle Pike, Hampden Township. The photo is of a group of girls.
EUW (07) Front Row Left to Right: One of the twins; Ralph or Raymond; Clyde Wrightstone; Back Row Left to Right: Mabel Wrightstone; Glenn Wrightstone in the hat; Ruth Wrightstone; circa 1920.
EUW (07A) Front Row Left to Right: Little boy-Clyde Wrightstone; Mabel Wrightstone; Monroe Wrightstone; Paul Wrightstone; Back Row Left to Right: Irene Wrightstone; and an unknown couple, who we believe are Evelyne and Robert Burgard; two children of Gertie Bentz-Burguard and her husband Harry Burguard.
EUW (08) Front Row Left to Right: Mabel Wrightstone; Monroe Wrightstone; Glenn Wrightstone; Back Row Left to Right: Hattie Wrightstone holding the hat; Gertrude Bentz-Burgard; Irene Wrightstone; Paul Wrightstone.
EUW (09) This photo was taken about 1920 maybe 1921, with Bentz and Sollenberger cousins. The mountains in the background appear to be the same contours as the ones in the Sollenberger reunion, which was held off Mountain road Dillsburg Pennsylvania. Photo EUW (09A) has the names of who is in the photo.
EUW (10) The twins early summer 1918, Ralph and Raymond
EUW (11A) Summer of 1920 at the farm on 16th Street RD#1 Camp Hill in Lower Allen Township Pennsylvania; The earliest known photo of the family: Front Row Left to Right: Ralph, Ruth holding Jim, Raymond; Back Row Left to Right: Monroe, Mabel, Hattie. On the porch is Clyde sucking his thumb and his dad Edwin Wrightstone.
EUW (11B) The other photo taken with EUW (11): the twins Ralph on the left and Raymond.
EUW (12) Edwin Wrightstone, circa 1920.
EUW (18) Circa 1921 of the twins and their mother Hattie. Ralph is on the left and Raymond is on the right.
EUW (19) Written by Irene Wrightstone-Klinger on the back of the photo were the names of the people in the photo. Front Row Left to Right: Mabel Wrightstone; Clyde and Glenn Wrightstone with the sled; Behind Clyde is Ruth Wrightstone; behind Glenn is Monroe; Back Row left to Right: Margaret Bentz; Julia Sollenberger; Irene Wrightstone.
EUW (19B) Through the window, the twins, Ralph and Raymond Wrightstone; Glenn Wrightstone in the back, and Clyde Wrightstone leaning on the right of the window.
EUW (20) The Cow, and on top of the straw mound: sitting left to right: unknown girl; Mabel Wrightstone; unknown girl; unknown baby; Irene Wrightstone; standing is an unknown girl.
EUW (21) One of the only photos with most of the children, not including Jim and Julia; The dog; Front Row Left to Right: Clyde sucking his thumb; the twins Ralph and Raymond; Glenn; Back Row Left to Right: Mabel, EUW (22B) Written on the back of the photo: 7 brothers Wrightstone, think was Lime kiln farm near Lisburn Road. The photo had the names written on the front. Left to Right: Glenn, Monroe, Clyde sucking his thumb, Paul, Jim, and the twins Raymond and Ralph.
EUW (23A) The Wrightstone Children: The photo was taken about 1920 when the family lived on a 26th street rural Camp Hill PA farm. Left to Right: Ruth, Aunt Julia Sollenberger holding the twins, Ralph and Raymond; Clyde standing in front of Mabel, and Glenn.
EUW (23C) Julia Sollenberger holding Mabel, circa 1917.
EUW (24) Julia Sollenberger and Julia Wrightstone; Julia Sollenberger is Hattie Arnold-Wrightstone's Aunt, and who her daughter was named after. EUW (25A) is a close up.
EUW (25) Glenn Wrightstone, about 1927.
EUW (25C) Ralph or Raymond, and Hattie with her grandson Russell Klinger.
EUW (25D) is a photo of the twins, Ralph and Raymond, and their sister Julia.
EUW (26A) Left to Right: circa 1927, Unknown female (Possibly-Ida May Wrightstone; See Ida Wrightstone Photos), and Irene Wrightstone, The car in the back ground looks like a 1927 Buick Brougham Sedan Master Six. That would make Irene about 21 years old. EUW (26B) is a photo of a 1927 Buick Brougham Sedan Master Six.
EUW (27A) The Wrightstone Children: The youngest in the photo is Jim, who was born in 1920. The photo was taken about 1922, most likely when they lived on a 26th street rural Camp Hill PA farm.
EUW (27B) Paul Wrightstone behind the twins; left to right, Ralph and Raymond, circa 1922.
EUW (27C) The twins; Left to Right: Ralph and Raymond.
EUW (27D) Ralph Wrightstone with the family dog, circa 1927, Hampden Township Eberly farm.
EUW (28A) Mable Wrightstone c. 1925, EUW (25C) is a close up.
EUW (28C) Written on the back of the photo: Mabel and Sara Walters. On the Left is Mabel Wrightstone with her arm around Sarah Walters. This would have been taken on the Eberley Farm on the Carlisle Pike in Hampton Township. EUW (28D) is a close up. See Ruth Wrightstone-Miller photos REW (07A), and REW (08).
EUW (29D) Left to Right Front Row: Ralph and Raymond Wrightstone turning around; Clyde Wrightstone with his hand on his cap; Julia; Left to Right Back Row: Mabel and Ruth Wrightstone; behind Ruth a boy, possibly Glenn or Monroe.
EUW (30A) Left to right: Jim, Raymond, Ralph and Julia at the Eberly Farm on Carlisle Pike, current location of Carpet Mart at the 283 overpass. We believe the photo was taken during the funeral of their sister, Mable, who died February 24th 1926 at 13 years old.
EUW (31) This is a photo of the Wrightstone children who attended Pike School. The photo would have been for the 1926-27 school year, after Mabel had died. EUW (31A) has the names imposed on the photo, and EUW (31C) is Irene Wrightstone-Klinger's hand written note on the photo.
EUW (32B) Wrightstone School Picture, circa 1928, Pike School is part of present day Cumberland Valley School District, Sporting Hill Elementary on Sporting Hill Road, Hampton Township, Mechanicsburg Cumberland County PA. Other Wrightstone children are also in the photo. EUW (32C) has the names imposed on the photo.
EUW (33C) Wrightstone School Picture, circa 1929, Pike School is part of present day Cumberland Valley School District, Sporting Hill Elementary on Sporting Hill Road, Hampton Township, Mechanicsburg, Cumberland County PA. EUW (33E)has the names imposed on the photo.
EUW (34B) Written on the back of the photo: Julia, Russell, Ruth: Left is Julia, and her older sister Irene's son Russell Klinger, and Julian's other older sister, Ruth. They are at the Eberley Farm on the Carlisle Pike Hampton Township. The woman looks like Irene.
EUW (35C) Russell Klinger and Julia Wrightstone, Julia is Russell's Aunt because Russell's mother is Julia's oldest sister Irene Wrightstone-Klinger.
EUW (35E) Sitting on the left is Russell Klinger, and sitting right is Jim Wrightstone, Standing left is Raymond and right is Ralph Wrightstone.
EUW (36A) Wrightstone Children: Left to Right: Ralph, Jim on the bike and Raymond standing behind him, and Julia.
EUW (36C) Wrightstone Children: Left to Right: Ralph, Jim, Ruth getting on the bike, Julia, and probably Raymond who is hidden behind Julia.
EUW (37) Irene Wrightstone, circa 1922, age 18.
EUW (37A) Left to Right: Irene Wrightstone and Margaret Bentz; Irene's mother's half sister, the daughter of Tobias and Annie Bentz, circa 1920.
EUW (37B) Left to Right: Irene Wrightstone; Margaret Bentz; unknown girl, circa 1920.
EUW (38) The cherry blossom on the Lemoyne farm, and it shows up in other photos.
EUW (38A) Written on the photo, Mom's Home-Lemoyne, '44; This is a photo of the the Wrightstone Lemoyne farm, which they tenent farmed from Dr. Kunkle.
EUW (38B), EUW (38C) are 2010 photos of what's left of the farm road, and EUW (38D) is what is left of the area.
EUW (38E), EUW (38F), EUW (38G) are 1940 aerial photos of the Lemoyne farm. In the background is the old New Cumberland Army Depot. The depot was built in five major timeframes; 1918, 1942, 1952, 1969, and 2000. The 1942 warehouses do not appear in the photo, which would sit behind the coal plant stack. EUW (38H) is the stamp on the back of the photos.
EUW (38J) This is a 1937 photo of the area around the Wrightstone Lemoyne farm.
EUW (38K) On the left is Ruth Wrightstone-Miller, leaning out of the car window is Dot Fink-Wrightstone with her husband behind the wheel of the car, Jim Wrightstone, then Hattie Wrightstone at the driver window and her daughter Irene Wrightstone-Klinger.
EUW (39) Hattie and Edwin on the Lemoyne farm.
EUW (39AA) Edwin Wrightstone on the Lemoyne Farm.
EUW (39B) EUW (39C), and EUW (39D) are photos of Edwin Wrightstone with his Plow Horses; Bell and Bob, at 734 State Street Lemoyne. EUW (39E) are the horses.
EUW (40) Edwin and Hattie at their daughter's, Irene Klinger's, home in Mechanicsburg, circa 1944.
EUW (41) Hattie is sitting in her wheelchair, and her uncle, Ira Jacob Sollenberger, and his 2nd wife, Elizabeth (Lizzie). Ira is Hattie's mother, Anna Sollenberger-Bentz's, younger brother.
EUW (41C) Paul Wrightstone sitting behind his mother Hattie-Arnold-Wrightstone; The photo was taken in 1948 at the Willow Mill Park in Cumberland County Pennsylvania.
EUW (42A) Edwin Wrightstone at the 1948 Willow Mill Park Wrightstone reunion.
EUW (42B) Edwin Wrightstone at Filey's Church Cemetery, Photo dated April 1957. Edwin died that year in October 1957.
EUW (42C) This photo and EUW (42D) are photos of Edwin Wrightstone.
EUW (43) Hattie Wrightstone's funeral memorial pamphlet, and EUW (43A) are newspaper clippings of her obituaries.
EUW (44) Edwin Wrightstone's funeral memorial pamphlet, and EUW (44A) are newspaper clippings of his obituaries.
EUW (45) Barren's Valley Church and Cemetery, and EUW (45A) is the head stone of Edwin, Hattie, Earl, and Mabel Wrightstone.
Irene Mary Wrightstone married Edwin Charles Klinger on April 28th 1926 in Annville Dauphin County Pennsylvania. Ed and Irene had four children.
Paul Bentz Wrightstone married Darthey (Dot) M. Fink who was born in 1917 to Harry A. Fink and Elizabeth B. Knudsen. Paul and Dot did not have any children.
Ruth Ellen Wrightstone married Edwin S. Miller June 7th 1940 in Mechanicsburg Pennsylvania.
Ruth and Edwin lived on Market Street Lemoyne Cumberland County. Edwin died in a fatal car accident on Kralltown Road, just past the Barrens Valley Church in Warrington Township York County, near Mt Top Road.
Harvey Monroe Wrightstone married 17 year old Lavina (Vinnie) Ellen Brooks on April 12th 1936 in Harrisburg Dauphin County Pennsylvania. Monroe and Lavina Wrightstone had six children.
Glenn Leroy Wrightstone married 18 year old Catherine M. Frock on November 12th 1935 in Harrisburg Dauphin County Pennsylvania. Glenn and Katherine Wrightstone had three children.
Clyde Edwin Wrightstone married Hazel I. Moyer on July 18th 1941 in Mechanicsburg Cumberland County Pennsylvania. Hazel and Clyde lived in Mechanicsburg where they had two children.
Ralph Leicht Wrightstone was a twin to Raymond. His middle name came from Mrs. Leicht, who was a neighbor living near Edwin and Hattie at their Yocumtown Valley Road farm where the twins were born. Mrs. Leicht helped Hattie with the clothing of the twins.
Ralph married Florence Amy Kibe on March 22nd 1943. They had four children.
Raymond Chester Wrightstone married Francis Gertrude Kelly of Lemoyne on August 5th 1942 in Dunellen New Jersey. They were married in a single ring ceremony conducted by Justice of the Peace Elmer C. Myers. Raymond and Francis G. Wrightstone had two daughters.
James Robert Wrightstone married Darthey J. Wertz, but they had no children.
Julia Ethel Wrightstone married Arthur (Fritz) Fredrick Edmunds on August 9th 1945 at Mount Zion Church located on Wertzville Road in Enola Cumberland County Pennsylvania. Arthur and Julia Edmunds had two daughters.