MEET JETTIE OFFERLEE: A WIDE EYED YOUNG GIRL AND HER CUTE DOG IN WARREN, PENNSYLVANIA

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The pretty wide eyed young girl sitting in the wicker chair snuggling with her cute dog is named Jettie Offerle. Her name is listed on the reverse of the photograph. The child appears to be happy as she poses for the image. She has long hair and is wearing a plaid dress. Her dog appears to be a cocker spaniel or a poodle. The photograph was taken at the Savage studio in Warren, Pennsylvania. G. W. Savage was the photographer of this vintage photograph. His son, Charles A. Savage (1912-1972) was a noted photographer and taught photography at a college that became the Rochester Institute of Technology. Research disclosed that this child’s actual name was Jetta Offerlee. The 1900 US census reveals that Jetta lived with her mother, Lottie V, Offerlee and her sister and brother-in-law. The family lived in Warren. Lottie was born in Sweden and at the time of the census worked as a dressmaker.  The 1910 census found Jetta, age 21, still living in Warren but living as a boarder and working as a stenographer for an insurance company. Further research disclosed that Jetta married a man named Raymond S. Thorpe. She died at age 75 (1963) in Mount Lebanon, Pennsylvania.

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