Carl Karns and His Family
Carl Mearkle Karns was the last child of Alva and Salome (Mearkle) Karns, born 26 Sept 1895 in Bedford County, Pennsylvania. He married Nancy Mae Hatfield on 20 Aug 1919 in Dodge City, Kansas. They had one child, Luella Gay. Luella married Wallace D. Elstun, by whom she had three children, Sharon Gay, Ronald Dale, and Gary Dean. The marriage failed and Luella did the child rearing. Although not always as physically close as the other two, the three families of Carl, Arthur, and Elmer Karns maintained a close relationship. Carl's family photographs will be in two groups.