Above is the oldest photo I have; I would guess it’s from around 1883.
Here are the brothers with my great-grandparents, Joseph and Ida.
Here are the brothers all grown up.
Foss was a farmer/land owner (Conn.), Jesse was a Methodist preacher (Calif.), Ames went on to be a professor at Williams College and Yale University, Roy became lieutenant governor of Delaware and Karl (my grandfather) was a pediatrician in Washington, D.C.
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