The picture above is of the house at 1129 W. Broadway, Webb City,
Missouri, where Mary Alice
(Wharton) McColloch and her mother Elizabeth Ellen (Bruner)
Wharton lived when they moved from the Wharton farm some time
after 1920. The "Two Grandmas" were both widowed by
1920, Silas W. Wharton having died in 1913, and James M. McColloch
died in 1919.
The 1930 census shows this to be the address of the "Two
The above picture was taken
about 1928 to 1930. Posing on the porch is Leila Elizabeth Davis, grand
daughter of Jim and Mary McColloch, through their daughter Daphne Dale
In 1985 my mother, Leila E. (Davis) Koscove, and I went to Picher, Oklahoma, for her "Class Reunion". We rented a car in Joplin and on
our way to Miami, and Picher, we drove through Webb City and stopped on W. Broadway to find the house still standing on the corner,
being lived in and in beautiful condition.
Above picture is copy of original photo in my posession.
By: Liz (Frankel) Gunderson