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Mellie Dunham and grandchildren, Norway, ca. 1919

Mellie Dunham and grandchildren, Norway, ca. 1919

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Norway's famous fiddler, A. Mellie Dunham and his wife, Emma Richardson Dunham, had nine grandchildren. When the Dunhams' daughter, Ethna Pearl Noble, died in 1918, they had a major role raising the grandchildren.

Pictured are, front row, from left: Orrin and Cherry Noble, Mellie Dunham, and Pearl, Amos and Lona Noble. At rear are, from left: Ethna, Floretta, Alanson and Rose Noble.

The children's father, Nathan Noble, was in the snowshoe business with Dunham, and also was a musician.

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