A Bucket Full of Fun

This little cutie is identified as Dorothy Darling. She was born on 24 May 1899 in Ipswich, Massachusetts to Edward L. Darling and Mabel L. Barker. She was their only child. Her father was a photographer and no doubt snapped this photo of his darling little Dorothy in November of 1899. It won a prize from the Boston Daily Post and was on the front page of the paper titled “Bucket Full of Fun.” She married Howard MacCharles and appears to have only one child named Priscilla, born about 1931. Dorothy died July 20, 1985 and is buried in the Old Burying Ground in Ipswich, Massachusetts. Priscilla married M. Henry Rice, Jr. in 1953. Any descendants out there?

Dorothy Darling

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About Deborah Lee Stewart

I try to get photos returned to family members at no charge. Please contact me if you are related to any of the people in the rescued photos that I post. I can be reached at: deborahleestewart@gmail.com

6 responses to “A Bucket Full of Fun”

  1. Seema says :

    You’ve inspired me. Bought a photo today to try and do the same – it’s from Buffalo NY and has one name on the back. Feeling lucky that the name of the photography studio is on the front of the photo.

  2. Nick W says :

    What an adorable photo! I hope you find a descendant to treasure it.
    I also enjoy the rescue of lost mystery photos & other memorabilia. Much of mine is from the midwest– if you have any interest, many of my items are spotlighted in weekly posts here– http://thedeadrelativecollector.blogspot.com/
    I’ll keep stopping back here and see if any of my NE ancestors show up! 🙂

  3. sally sneed says :

    i realize your post was done long ago, but the first time i ran across it, i was not aware that my 3rd great grandfather Edward Christopher Darling had a second marriage and a son Edward Lee Darling {was my 3rd great uncle…] i am descended thru his oldest girl Emmeline Lee and her son, Joseph Hooker
    Darling.. i just want to thank you for sharing it !

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