Monday, May 23, 2016

The Charles Ingolf Skoor Family

These are clips from 8mm movies of The Charles Ingolf Skoor Family when they were living at 2511 10th Avenue West, Seattle, Washington in the 1950's and 60's

The Skoor Family are of Norwegian ancestry with Charles's father George born in Norway around 1880 emigrating to USA in around 1900 where he met his wife Lillie, from North Dakota

Lillie was the mother of Charles, Joseph, George and Ronald all living together in King, Seattle according to the 1930 census, with an earlier census showing Pearl a sister, and Engle as older siblings

There are nine 4 minutes reels of 8mm movies with huge amounts of great quality images of a very large extended family at graduations, trips to the lake, family pets, trip to Canada and family gatherings. Also there are clips of the family at the grave of Olga Kristina Maudslien, I assume another relative. Charles Skoor was born in King in 1909 and sadly passed in Issaquah in 1998. 

These movies came from an estate sale earlier this year and have been roughly edited together to create this movie. They can be professionally converted to enhance the quality and to enable them to be viewed in a more useabe format.

Each of the boxes that contain the 3" reels of 8mm film have very small script written in pen by I assume Charles Skoor listing the contents. Many Family members names are listed

I received this lovely comment from Holly Hettinger.... " Hello - My cousin directed me to your page. My mom is Karen Skoor, Charles Skoor's youngest daughter. In the second YouTube video of the Skoor family, my mom is the little girl with short brown hair and bangs sitting on the stairs petting cats at about 1:30. My cousin Stanley Straker sent me this link, which he received from another cousin. Thank you!!  What a great idea to run this site and try to get videos back to family!!!"

Sunday, May 22, 2016

The Louis De Lalla Family

These are clips from the family movies of Louis De Lalla born February 1926 in Casacalenda, Italy, and who emigrated to the USA with his family at the age of eleven

In the 1940 Census he was sharing a house, aged 14 with his mother Julia, and younger brother Ralph ( Rafael) who at that time was just one year old

Through contact with his son Frank, he tells me Louis De Lalla became a tank sergeant enlisting around June 1944 and for his courage earning the purple heart. He re-enlisted in the Army in November of 1945 and after military service went on to establish his own business, Gem Valet Inc, a highly recognised and valued dry cleaning business in Washington, with the family home in Kansas Avenue.

He witnessed some of the atrocities in the concentration camps but was loathe to ever discuss some of the things he had seen

There are 14 reels of 8mm film with around 30 minutes of good viewable, mostly colour movies along with one Black and White Film and three boxes of slides

The contents of the movies include Jeanie's Christening and birthday parties, Easter with the family, an Idaho reunion at the lake, a trip to Canada, A College football game between St John's and Gonzago where his brother Rafael played, all filmed between 1955 and 1963

The colour slides may not be of the De Lalla family and are mainly landscape views, but will be included in the archive.

The movie I have put together here is made up of clips from a representative sample of the De Lalla archive and is roughly converted, however the quality could be improved with a professional conversion

This batch of movies was purchased  from and estate sale in April 2016

The research shows that Louis De Lalla passed in June 2008 whilst his beloved wife Carmela passed in February 2016 but are survived by their four children, Jean, Frank, Michael and Jo Anne, plus 8 grandchildren