Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Wordless Wednesday

From the left: Ida Lee ( friend of Maude), Maude Renfro, Grace Bailey (married a Gentry), James Herbert Renfro (standing in back), Dena Renfro (paternal grandmother), Mary Elizabeth Bailey Renfro (g grandmother), and John Stephen Renfro (g grandfather).

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Workday Wednesday- Clyde Webb at work

A few weeks ago I was going through some old pictures with my parents and we came across this picture.  I always remember my mother mentioning that her father was a salesman and was often away from home.  I don't ever remember them talking about his pre-salesman life. 

Before his traveling salesman days, he was an electrician.  Here is a picture of him at work.  I have no idea when or where this was taken.  Notation on back says "C. L. at work I did not know he took this one." I don't know who wrote this or who 'he' refers to.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Cool find at my parents house

Visiting my parents this weekend and made a neat discovery. 

A couple of weeks ago I posted this photo from my grandmother Webb's box of pictures.  I have no idea who he was or where or when this was taken.

Looking at some of the pictures my mother has placed around the house I noticed this one.

This is a picture of my grandmother Ruth McFadden.  This was in Pennsylvania, possibly Pittsburgh.  She was born in 1905 so I'm guessing this was taken in the late teens to early 1920's. 

My mother thinks the boy could possible be her younger brother, our uncle Jack, though it could also be a neighbor or friend.

While the mystery is not completely solved yet, it's cool that I seem a little closer, which is what makes genealogy fun.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Wordless Wednesday- Who's baby is this?

Unlabeled photograph found among my grandmother Webb's box of pictures.  The woman appears is several pictures but so far I have not put a name or relationship to her.

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Sports Saturday: ready for some baseball

Found this picture in my grandmother Webb's box of memories.   I have no idea who this kid is or where the picture was taken.  I found it in with several of my grandmother's family pictures, but it could easily have been a member or neighbor of my grandfather's as well.  I'm guessing it was taken sometime in the 19 teens.