Can You Help This Reader?

She seeks information on the woman, baby in this Lake Bluff photo.


Bernadette Holt has contacted Lake Forest-Lake Bluff Patch asking for your help.

She sent this photo, searching for any information on the woman and baby pictured in this photo taken during the years 1946-48 in Lake Bluff.

Holt, who lives in Ireland, said she is trying to help the baby's half-sister look for him.

According to Holt, the woman in the photo, Ruth Appleton, was married to another man at the time of the male baby's birth. The baby's father was named Daryl Gardner Owens of Waukegan. Holt said the baby's father was married to Helen Sankiewizc and ran the Village Drug Store in about 1946.

Sankiewizc's father also owned a drug store in Waukegan.

Owens divorced Sankiewizc in 1950, moved to Upland, Calif., remarried and was killed in a 1957 car accident.

Holt said she doesn't know if Appleton was Ruth's last name by marriage or her maiden name. However, she said Appleton had two teenage children in 1948.

She said she's hoping the photo, the house in the background or the information will stir someone's memory.

If you have any information to pass onto Holt, her e-mail is: berholt1958@gmail.com.

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