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 When I first read the field notes of Annie Alexander and Louise Kellogg, I was fascinated by the descriptions they wrote about the places they went and the plants and animals they found there. By publishing my field notes on the Internet I hope to follow a little bit in their tradition.

 

 

   

1920s

 

Full Size ImageWilliam Lucien Shaw  
"William Lucien Shaw, Grandfather of Paul A. Schweich, about 1920, 1851? - 1925

Full Size ImageRachel Lucretia Soaper-Keener  
Mrs Rachel Lucretia Soaper-Keener
Married at the age of 16 -- 1852 English and Irish parentage.

Grandmother Keener
Died 18th day December 1921
Born July 19, 1838


Full Size ImageHortense and Paul, 1920
Full Size ImageHortense and Paul, 1920
Full Size ImageHortense on Porch, 1920  
 

Full Size ImageUncle Lester and Aunt Mary's children  
Uncle Lester and Aunt Mary's children.

Where did Uncle Lester and Aunt Mary live?


Full Size ImageAunt Annie's Cats  
Aunt Annie's Cats.

Some of these cats had six toes.


Full Size ImageDonovan Show, 1920  
 

Full Size ImageUncle Lyme and Aunt Livey
Full Size ImageUncle Lyme, Aunt Livey, and family
Full Size ImageUncle Lyme, Aunt Livey, and family  
 

Full Size ImageA meeting in the park - 1920
Full Size ImageSomething happening in the park.  
Inscribed: "Our meeting in the park. Two thousand people of Russian, Ukrainian, and Polish origin meet regularly in this park."

Full Size ImageA Church Picnic  
A church picnic near Fort Worth, Texas.

Full Size ImageJohn Sabchuck  
 

Full Size ImageHortense and Bobbie with hose.  
 
  August 26, 1920: Birth of Lydia Pawluk

Full Size ImageHortense, 1920  
 

Full Size ImageHortense, 1920  
 

Full Size ImageOlga and Alec in the corn.  
 

 

   

1921

 
   

Full Size ImageBobbie Shaw (11), Paul Schweich (4), and Bill Chick (1)  
 

Full Size ImageUncle Charlie and Paul  
 

Full Size ImageUncle Charley, Uncle Lyme, and Paul Schweich
Full Size ImagePaul Schweich at Martinsburg Station.  
Uncle Charley, 80
Uncle Lyme, 79
Paul Schweich 3 1/2
Martinsburg NY
Sunday, June 19, 1921

Full Size ImageFerguson Family visit  
Ferguson family visit, Charlie Ferguson kneeling with Paul.

Full Size ImageGrandmother Shaw with Paul  
Paul Schweich with Grandmother Shaw. Kansas City, Missouri (?), 1921.

Full Size ImageGrandmother Shaw with Paul  
 

Full Size ImageIrma and Paul Schweich in northern New York  
Irma and Paul Schweich in northern New York, 1921.

Full Size ImagePaul Schweich  
Martinsburg, NY (probably at the time of the visit to the Fergusons) 1921

Full Size ImageCharlie Ferguson and Paul Schweich  
Charlie Ferguson gives Paul Schweich a wheelbarrow ride. Charlie was the son of Agnes Ferguson, and had given the sailor hat to Paul.

Full Size ImagePaul Schweich, Age 4  
Inscribed:
"1921
Paul Schweich Jr
Taken in Lowville
New York by
Mandeville
Property of
Mrs Paul Schweich140 S Roxbury Dr
Beverly Hills
Calif."
   

Full Size Image"Olga & friends"  
Five children in the yard. Back row: unknown, Olga; front row: unknown, Lydia, Alec.

Full Size ImageAlec, Lydia, and Olga, "Jesus Saves, Have You Been Saved?"  
 

Full Size ImageEdith, Olga, Alex, Lydia & some friends.  
 

Full Size ImageHouse in Texas, 1618 Broadus Ave.
Full Size ImageMom, Olga, Alec, Lydia, Hazel, Edith Rhodes, and the baby and .....  
 

Full Size ImageAlec Pawluk, Age 3.  
Photograph has type-written inscription on back:

"Son 3 years old"
"Sun really bright and he squinted."

Since Alec was born in November 1917, and was age 3 when this photograph was taken, I assume that the photograph was taken in 1921.


Full Size ImageOlga and her friends.  
 

Full Size ImageGroup in front of ? Baptist Church(?)  
 

 

   

1922

 

Full Size ImageA picnic in Fort Worth  
A picnic in Fort Worth. The circled children are Olga and Alec. From their ages, I estimate this photograph was taken in 1922.

Full Size ImageClass photo, Alec Pawluk(?) in back row.  
 
   

 

   

1923

 

Full Size ImageLydia on horse.  
Lydia on horse.

Full Size ImageUnknown  
 

Full Size ImageAn outing to Brush Creek.  
An outing to Brush Creek. 1923.
Back Row: Irma Schweich (mother), unidentified
Front Row: Paul Robert Schweich (father), Paul Schweich (son), unidentified

Full Size ImagePaul with pet rabbit and cat.  
Inscribed:
"1923
Paul A. with cat and rabbit
54th and Forrest, K. C."

Full Size ImagePaul and friends in 1923 Touring Car  
Inscribed:
"1923
Paul A. and friends
54th & Forrest
1923 Buick Touring Car"

Full Size ImageOlga and Alec ready for school.  
 

 

   

1924

 

Full Size ImageOn back step with Grandmother Shaw  
On back step with Grandmother Shaw
Front Row: Unidentified, Aida, Betty Shaw, Paul A.
Back Row: Grandmother Shaw, Ruth Shaw.

Full Size ImagePaul and cat  
Photograph taken 1924 (?) in upstate New York (?)

Full Size ImagePaul with Aida  
Spring 1924
Paul A. with Aida on back steps
54th & Forrest, K. C.
Aida was foster mother when Irma was ill for several years.

Full Size ImagePaul R. and Paul A. at the new house.
Full Size ImageConstruction
Full Size ImageConstruction  
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Construction
 

Full Size ImageOur family in the back yard.  
 

 

   

1925

 

Full Size ImageIrma's Flower Garden  
1925
Friends of Paul R. and Irma
74th and Forrest
Irma's Flower Garden

Full Size ImageOutside the porch  
1925
Paul R.
Ruby Shaw (Aunt)
Paul A.
Grandmother Hortense Arvilla Peebles Shaw

Full Size ImageMr. Pettrichko and Family  
Mr. Pettrichko and Family.

Inscribed on back: "To my dear brother in Jesus, Peter P. Pawluk, from Stefan Jacob Pettrichko, September 28, 1925."


Full Size ImageGraduates of the Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, 1925  
Graduates of the Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Class of 1925. Peter Paul Pawluk is in the back row, fifth from left. See inset.

Full Size ImageMr. S. Lozuk
Full Size ImageMr. and Mrs. Lozuk  
In 1920, a Philadelphia Baptist seminary closed causing twenty-three of its Russian students to enroll in the Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary on the south side of Fort Worth. Learning that several of their fellow countrymen lived on the North Side, the students wanted to convert them.

The seminarians established a church in 1920 with funds provided by the state mission board, calling it the Clinton Avenue Baptist Church for Slavic People. A plain white frame structure, the building had frosted windows, oak pews, ceiling fans, a pulpit, and a baptistry. At a service on New Year's Eve, six Russian immigrants who worked in the packing plants and lived on the North Side were baptized. The young men had arrived on the North Side seven or eight years earlier, most coming without their families, with plans to work a few years and then go back with American dollars which could be traded for twice as many rubles. World War I and the Russian revolution interrupted their plans.

The parishioners became an informal community assistance group that helped others in their transition to American life. The church was the spiritual center of the Polish community, but it also provided a trilingual school of sorts, a social gathering place, and a welcome center for new immigrants. It actually did more to Americanize and indoctrinate the newcomers into Protestantism than to help them keep their old world values and traditions.

Sylvester Lozuk was one of the six young men who was baptized that first New Year's Eve in 1920. Lozuk had arrived in Fort Worth in 1913 to start a new life in America. Five years after his baptism, Lozuk replaced the first pastor, Peter Pawluk, and continued to serve the congregation for over a quarter of a century. He delivered sermons in three languages Russian, Polish, and English and the congregation sang hymns in Russian, Polish, and Czech from translations of the Baptist Hymnal. The Clinton Avenue Church remained the only Slavic Baptist Church In the entire Southern Baptist Convention for several decades.

A dozen years after its establishment, the church listed a membership of sixty, but Sunday services sometimes counted 150 in attendance, including non-members and children not yet baptized. Before World War II, men sat on the right side of the aisle and women on the left according to the Eastern Orthodox custom. When Harry Polinsky, a veteran of World War II, returned home, he found that the custom of separating the sexes by a center aisle had ended.

In 1954, the Tarrant Baptist Association honored Lozuk for twenty-eight years of service. After he died in 1957, by members continued the preaching in three languages. By 1961, however, most of the second and third-generation congregation had moved, or had married English-speaking partners and were attending services elsewhere. The church closed its doors and the remaining members transferred to the Rosen Heights Baptist Church.


Full Size Image"Church at Fort Worth," "Dad & Mr. Lozuk"  
With a caption of "Church in Fort Worth" and "Dad and Mr. Lozuk," I think this must be the interior of the Clinton Avenue Baptist Church.

Full Size ImageSlavic Baptist Church, Fort Worth, Texas  
Slavic Baptist Church, Fort Worth, Texas

Full Size ImageMr. Lozuk and Dad  
Mr. Lozuk and Dad

Full Size Image"View from our front yard in Texas"  
 

Full Size ImageMr. Peritatko  
 

Full Size Image"Dad's Study in Texas"  
"Dad's study in Texas."

Full Size ImageMrs. R. M. Barrett  
Mrs. R. M. Barrett

 

   

1926

 

Full Size ImageBruce  
 

Full Size ImageChicken House  
1926
Grandmother Shaw's Chicken House
Built by Paul R., Henry Chick, Robt. Shaw (Brothers-In-Law)

Full Size ImageEntry to House on 74th and Forest.  
Inside the entry of house on Forest near 74th.

Full Size ImageIrma and "Baby"  
1926
Irma Schweich & Jersey cow "Baby"
74th & Forrest, K.C.
(Good pet -- Little Milk)

Full Size ImageLeon  
 

Full Size ImageFamily in Fort Worth  
Family in Fort Worth. I this this is the same family as the next photo.

Full Size Image"Family in Fort Worth"  
 

Full Size ImageSomeone's child playing the organ.  
 

Full Size ImageCorsky  
"Corsky" -- there are other photos of Corsky.

Full Size Image"Church Children"  
"Church Children"

Full Size ImageUnknown Woman  
Portrait of unknown woman.

Full Size ImageJohnnie, Corsky, Mike  
Johnnie, Corsky, Mike.

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Full Size ImagePeter Pawluk with unknown family.  
 

Full Size ImageTexas? Family by their car.  
 

 

   

1927

 

Full Size ImageAnne Grannick at Gless Street Baptist Mission 1927
Full Size ImageJohn Pawluk at Gless Street Baptist Mission 1927
Full Size Image Anna Korolewicz Pawluk at Gless Street Baptist Mission 1927  
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Lydia Pawluk at Gless Street Baptist Mission 1927
Full Size Image
Olga Pawluk at Gless Street Baptist Mission 1927
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Peter Pawluk at Gless Street Baptist Mission 1927
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Gless Street Baptist Mission in 1927
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Walt Atamanuk at Gless Street Baptist Mission 1927
 

Full Size ImageBackyard in 1927  
1927
South side and rear of House
74th and Forrest

The inscription on the photograph says this is the south side of the house, or the porch is on the south side of the house. However, I think the porch is on the north side of the house.


Full Size ImageGroup in Kerman?
Full Size ImageGroup in Kerman?  
 

Full Size ImageGroup in Los Angeles  
 

Full Size ImageMan and his car  
 

 

   

1928

 

Full Size ImagePaul with Bruce II  
1928
Paul A. with Bruce II
74th & Paseo, K.C. MO
or
73rd & Brooklyn
(the church was on Brooklyn)

Full Size ImageIrma Schweich with new car  
1928
Irma Schweich
1927 Willys-Knight

The neighborhood looks better established than 74th & Forrest.


Full Size ImageOn graduation from 6th grade  
My dad attended the Pembroke School until the completion of Sixth Grade, when he asked to attend public school to be with his friends.

The Kansas City Library has an artificial collection of materials about Kansas City Schools, titled "Local Schools Collection," including the following about the Pembroke School:

"Pembroke School (Pembroke-Country Day School)
Location: 7444 State Line Road, 51st and Ward Parkway, Kansas City, Missouri
Purpose: Private boys school
Contents: Numerous pamphlets/brochures on the school and summer activities,
ca1920s-50s."

In 1984, the all-boys Pembroke County Day School merged with the all-girls Sunset Hill School, which survives today as the Pembroke Hill School (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Pembroke_Hill_School)


Full Size ImageOn graduation from 6th grade  
 

Full Size ImageHouse rented on South Benton  
My grandfather lost some money on investments in 1928. He had to sell the house on 74th & Forrest, and move his family into this house on South Benton.

Full Size ImageIn front of house on South Benton  
My father is pretty this photograph was taken so that the house rented on South Benton is shown in the background.

Full Size ImageInscription in Russian  
Inscribed: "To my dear brother in Christ, Petr (first name) Pavlovich (father's/middle name) Pavluk (last name) for best memory [literal translation; probably means "with all my heart"]. June 1928. D. & L. Pinokovskie." Peter Pawluk is in the middle of the back row.

Full Size ImageWedding of Ivan Bell's Fraternity Brother  
Ivan Bell at wedding of fraternity brother John, University of Redlands.

Full Size ImageStella Rostosky - August 1928  
 

Full Size ImageFront of House in 1928
Full Size ImageFront of House in 1928
Full Size ImageRear of House  
Full Size Image
Rear of House
Full Size Image
Forrest side of house
Front of house in 1928. Address is 7421 Forest.

Full Size ImageTwo children in Kerman(?)  
 

Full Size Image"Daddy picking pomegranates in Kerman."  
 

Full Size Image"Leon"  
Portrait of Leon.

Full Size Image"Dad holding a melon in Kerman."  
 

Full Size ImageUnknown  
 

Full Size Image"Daddy picking grapes in Kerman."  
 

Full Size Image"Leon"  
 

Full Size ImageUnknown woman and two sons(?)  
 

Full Size Image"Three sisters in Texas"  
 

Full Size Image"The Ocean"  
 

Full Size Image"129 S. Boyle Ave, Los Angeles"  
House at 129 S. Boyle Ave, Los Angeles.

Full Size ImageFive Girls  
 

Full Size Image"Mr. Atamanuk and Family"  
 

Full Size ImageMary  
 

Full Size ImageHouse at 1081 N. Hazard St.
Full Size ImageFour Pawluk cildren in back yard at Hazard Avenue  
House at 1081 N. Hazard Avenue. Anna and Peter Pawluk on the porch.

Full Size ImageChristmas 1928  
I'm not sure where this photo was taken. It was not taken in the established neighborhood of South Benton. Nor was it taken on the double street of Forrest Avenue.

Full Size ImageChristmas 1928  
Annotation of Photo says Spring 1929,
but this photo appears to be part of Christmas 1929 series.
The car is a Willys-Knight Super Six

Full Size Image"Mr. & Mrs. Starchenko"  
 

Full Size ImageAnna Pawluk
Full Size ImageGroup at Kerman (?)  
 
   

Full Size Image"Daddy visiting California, Mr. & Mrs. Pettru___ and Sofie"  
 

Full Size ImageScout Paul, 1929  
The inscription on the back of this photo says:

"Scout Paul" Age 12 yr, 2 mo
Christmas Day 1929

However, the photo has similar elements to the Chirostmas 1928 photos.

Other articles: Field Notes July 4, 1930
Full Size ImageBruce II  

This photo is with the Christmas 1929 photos. However, Bruce II appears to still be a pup. The 1928 photos also show Bruce II as a pup.

Compare the back stairs of the those with those seen on July 4, 1930


Full Size ImageFive Kids in the Woods  
 

Full Size ImageFive Kids in the Woods (detail)  
Paul's Friends in woods
75th & Prospect
Giles Alberg, Reed Gentry, Nat Moore, ---? ---, Luther Marshall

Full Size ImageFive kids in a tree  
 
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