Willard Rorke (baby), Gertrude Rorke Diller (woman)
Willard Rorke would have been three months old in this picture. Gertrude Rorke Diller was in fact Willard’s Aunt. His mother had died in either childbirth or a little after his birth. Gertrude Rorke Diller raised Willard.
A portrait of Gertrude Rorke Diller. On the back of the photograph a written note can be seen, the message from Willard calling Gertrude his dear mother.
William Ormand Rorke and Willard Rorke. William Ormand Rorke was Willard's father, he lived between 1887-1963.
A portrait of David Edward Colville Rorke at 7 months.
A tin photograph with a woman standing. The woman is unidentified but is believed to be part of the Rorke family.
A tin photograph with a woman leaning against a fence. The woman is unidentified but is believed to be part of the Rorke family.
A family photograph of the Rorke Family. From L-R - Margaret Rorke holding Elizabeth, Ormond William Rorke, Willard Rorke with a hand on Gertrude Rorke Diller and John Newell in front. Edmonton, June 1946.
Virginia Rorke Mckim, daughter of Ormond William Rorke and half sister to Willard Rorke. Ormond William Rorke fathered 1 son Willard with Willa Irene Mooney and fathered 2 daughters, Betty and Virginia, with Pearl. Neither of Ormand William Rorke's daughters had any children. Betty Rorke died at a young age and Virginia Rorke Mckim died in 1998.
This old style photograph shows a young woman with long dark hair posed in a sitting position. A name is inscribed on the back of the photograph, Allark O. William. This photograph was most likely given to Allark O. William as a gift by the young lady in the photograph. Taken by Castor Photography, Collingwood
This old style photograph shows a young woman standing with an umbrella used as a prop. On the back of the photograph there is a written note saying “from Jenny, with love to Nate”. Taken by Castor Photography Collingwood, in 1882.
This is the back side of the photograph with the young woman standing with an umbrella used as a prop. This photograph shows the written note that says “from Jenny, with love to Nate”. Taken by Castor Photography Collingwood, in 1882.
This old style photograph shows a portrait of a young man. Taken by Castor Photography Collingwood
This old style photograph shows a family portrait. Taken by Nright Collingwood.