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Willie & Flora
Photos 1911-1920

Polo and more at “La California”  –  winter 1912

Willie Benitz and Flora King were married at “La California” on 4 September, 1912.
Per warm attire and leafless trees, these photos were probably taken near that date.
The photogropher, an amateur, likely used a camera such as the Kodak box-camera.
Many of the photos are mounted on cardboard, all have yellowed and faded,
all are marred by scratches and fingerprints.

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Ines King?, Willie Benitz, Flora King
La California, 1912
(Source: Silvia Ucko)

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“La California
1912
the ‘Girls’ ”

Front door to La California, 1912
(Source: Silvia Ucko)

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Ines (Bell de King)? & Flora King
La California, 1912
(Source: Silvia Ucko)

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Ladies
Far right: Flora King
Front door to La California, 1912
(Source: Silvia Ucko)

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Party members
Far right: Hattie Bz?, Al Watt
La California, 1912
(Source: Silvia Ucko)

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More party members
Far right: Hattie Bz?, Al Watt
La California, 1912
(Source: Silvia Ucko)

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Polo
Polo was played in fields south of house,
far buildings at left likely kitchen & herreria.
La California, 1912
(Source: Silvia Ucko)

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Tennis anyone?
La California, 1912
(Source: Silvia Ucko)

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Out for a joy ride?
“La California, 1912”

Note the mud chains on the rear tires.
(Source: Silvia Ucko)

“La California”  –  Nov. 1914

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Ea. 'La California', c. Nov. 1914
Standing: Uncle Alfred Bz - Hattie Bz (m. Al Watt) - Willie A. Bz - Ruth King (m. George Lloyd) - Al Watt - Chico Herriott (friend) - Major George Lloyd
Sitting: Bernice Bz (m. Jim Bell) with Corina Bz on lap - Flora King (m. Willie Bz) - Alpin Watt - Clarita Bz (m. Jack Bell)
Isabel King (Auntie Dolly, m. Oliver Thomas, k.i.a. WW-I) - Frank A. Bz (k.i.a. WW-I)
Ground: Percy Watt (killed WW-II)

(Source: Alfred's Album, names: S.B. Pryor)

Corsicana, Texas  –  March, 1916

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House Party
Saturday, March 11, 1916
(Source: Corsicana Daily Sun)

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Names on back of photo
(Source: James M. Bell)

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Allyn Family Gathering
Corsicana, Texas — March, 1916

Josie Johnson - Harry Johnson - Adelina Stuart Watt
Willie A. Benitz - Hattie Packard - Nora Morgan
Sitting: Buena Allyn - Angie Allyn - Charles H. Allyn
Franc Allyn/Morgan - Lee Hamilton
Grass: Robert Hamilton - Allyn Steve Morgan

(Source: James M. Bell)

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Willie speaks
Fort Worth Star Telegram
Sunday, March 12, 1916
(Source: GenealogyBank.com)

Flora & family  –  1914-1917

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Bernice Bz holding Corina
Greystone, 1914
(Source: Stuart B. Pryor)

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Flora and Stuart, 1916
(William Stuart Bz, 1915-1919)
(Source: Stuart B. Pryor)

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Flora with Stuart, 1917
(William Stuart Bz, 1915-1919)
(Source: Stuart B. Pryor)

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Flora with Stuart or Malcolm
Buenos Aires, 1915 or 1917
(Source: F.M. Benitz)

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Flora King, 1912(?)
(Source: Stuart B. Pryor)

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Willie & Family in Mourning
Flora died 2 Sept. 1917

La California, 1917
l-r: Carlota King(?) - Ruth King(?)
Old Lady - Stanley Jeans - Katie Bz/Jeans
Clara Allyn/Bz - Willie Bz - Isabel “Dolly” King
children: Corina (chair) - Stuart (floor)
Malcolm (lap)
Willie wore the black arm-band for 2 years.

(Source: Stuart B. Pryor)

1918  –  1920

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Willie, sisters, & friends (ver.1)
La California, c.1920
Hattie - x - Katie - Nena - Graham Paul - x
Sitting: x - x - Willie - x - x
Ground: Alpin & Percy Watt
(Source: Jane Watt/Baggott)

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Willie, sisters, & friends (ver.2)
La California, c.1920
Hattie - x - Katie - Nena - x - Graham Paul
Sitting: x - x - Willie - x - x
Ground: Alpin & Percy Watt
(Source: Stuart B. Pryor)

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Benitz & Watt Children
La California, ca.1919-1920
l-r: Percy W - Corina Bz - May W
Malcolm Bz - John W - Alpin W

(Source: Stuart B. Pryor)

 

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“Las Rosas” - 1919 Winners
Campeonato Argentino Abierto de Polo
(Argentine or Palermo Open)

l-r: David B. Miles (7) - John B. Miles (6)
Charles N. Land (6) - William A. Bz.(5)

(Source: P. Benitz)

 

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