Henry & Lora (Fulkerson) Wenman & their youngest children pose by family car, 1930s-1940s


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Henry Justice and Lora Jane (Fulkerson) Wenman lean against the side of their car; the back door of the vehicle is open behind Henry. Their two youngest children, Della and Robert, stand on the foot board of the car, grinning at the camera. A third unidentifiable person, possibly another child, is in the vehicle leaning over the dashboard to look through the front window. The car is parked on the side of a dirt road.

The photograph is framed in a printed design.

Henry Justice Wenman was born to John Arthur and Emma (Lowe) Wenman on June 26, 1888 in Lone Tree, Iowa. Lora Fulkerson was born May 27, 1896 to James Alexander and Mary Ann (Brandon) Fulkerson. They were married on May 30, 1927 in Iowa City, Iowa. The couple had nine children: J. Leroy (b. 1921), M. Laverne (b. 1923), O. Frances (b.1925), Stasha (b. 1926), Arthur (b. 1927), James (b. 1929), Lynn (b. 1932), Della (b. 1934), and Robert (b. 1937) (Ancestry Library; Lovetinsky et al., p. 125).

Henry, also known as Hank, worked for River Products for thirty years. He was a catskinner, but also drove the "Dinkey", which according to Lovetinsky in Lest We Forget: Coralville, Iowa, was "the small engine that pulled loaded cars of crushed limestone from the quarry to the Rock Island railroad tracks" (p. 125).

Henry died in 1964; Lora followed him in death in May of 1980. They are buried at Oak Hill Cemetery in Coralville, Iowa (Ancestry Library; Lovetinsky et al., p. 125).


Coralville Public Library. Coralville Digital History Library.


Late 1930s - early 1940s


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Johnson County, Iowa


“Henry & Lora (Fulkerson) Wenman & their youngest children pose by family car, 1930s-1940s,” Coralville Digital History Library, accessed June 20, 2024, https://coralvilledigitalhistory.omeka.net/items/show/186.

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