Ellington-Somers History: Who Were These People?

Test your knowledge of Ellington and Somers history with this photo from the archives of the historical societies.

Who are these people? 

Here's a hint, they were from Ellington.

If you think you know the answer, respond in the "Leave a comment" box below this article. We'll run the answer next week, along with a new historical photo.

The image has been provided by the Ellington Historical Society.

Last week's question was "Where Was This Photo Taken?" and there were a few guesses. It is Mayro Keeney's diary farm opposite his home on Maple Street.

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According to Images of America: Somers, from the Somers Historical Society:

"In 1905, Mayro Keeney opened a diary farm opposite his home on Maple Street. He ultimately had a herd of 60 purebred Holsteins that he stanchioned wide apart in a barn with flush troughs. The farm, specializing in the production of milk for infants, was the talk of the area, although it joined a strong league of dairy farms that pooled their interests in the Somers Creamery. Rosehaven on Turnpike Road was another interesting Somers dairy farm. It was operated by gentleman farmer Henry Root until his death in 1924. Dairying in Somers has taken a distinct back seat to residential land use, and the Root property, owned in the interim by the Gaskells, is under development."

Pastor Don Bailey-Francois February 14, 2013 at 04:15 PM
He is Rev. David Jones, Pastor of Ellington Congregational Church 1898-1917. Is she Mrs. Jones?


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