Another random message via Ancestry --- someone inquiring about my Mell family. Turns out she has PHOTOS!!!! Love when that happens. She just sent over five photos -- including one of a 1st cousin 3x removed, Thomas Wesley Mell. He was the son of my GG Grandmother's half brother. Thomas was born about 1846 in Aunsby, Lincolnshire and died in 1926 in Iowa. The family emigrated to Canada in the mid 1850's, and he lived in a variety of places, Canada, Kansas, Illinois and finally Iowa.
There are also several photos of his daughter, Emma Blanche Mell Ruple, who died in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
Always so interesting to put photos to names!