Mellie Dunham and grandchildren, Norway, ca. 1919


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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