Gathering of Ancestors (On mother's side)
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Wisdom is good with an inheritance: and by it there is profit to them that see the sun...Ecclesiastes: 6-11
I found this family portrait among my late mother's albums...There are no names or date on the back...but I recognize some of the people on the picture..
The dark haired man sitting down in front was my Great Uncle Virgil Turner who passed away when he was in his early 60's...I only met him a few times when I was very young and he was my mother's favorite uncle...He was married to a sweet little lady by the name of Esther..The man next to him, I don't recognize nor the lady in white with the baby sitting on the other side of him...The woman sitting dressed in black was my Great Aunt Myrtle who I only met once..She had the blackest eyes of anyone I ever knew... and sitting next to her on the end was my Great Aunt Rose who I never met as she died before I was born.. ( She was my mother's favorite Aunt) They were sisters to Virgil...My grandmother is not on this picture who was the oldest sibling in the family..She might have been working at that time as a school teacher.. Nor was their brother Delos who I met years ago before he passed away. The pretty lady standing with a plaid dress was my great Aunt Edith...She died when she was 68 years old and I did meet her and saw her and her husband Will more frequently as she was one of the younger members of the Turner family.. I remember she loved to show the older pictures of her family and the pictures were very interesting to me as a teenager as I thought the Turner girls were beautiful when they were young. Sadly the youngest member of the Turner family, (my grandmother's sister) Gladys passed away when she was 19 years old and she is not on this family picture.
The man standing in back on the far left I don't recognize...but the older couple in the middle were my great grandparents Anna and Charles Turner..(who died long before I was born)..I don't know who the tall lady is standing next to my great grandfather but she looks like she could be his sister. I also don't know who the dark haired lady is who is holding the little blonde haired girl...
Of course all of these relatives are long gone...but I could not help but notice the tiny waist lines they had back then...The picture was probably shot around the early 1900's and it might have been during a Sunday outing with family.
Also by Andrea Petersen
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