March 28, 2010

Uncle Dock Justice

This is Mom’s Uncle Dock and his wife Ella…
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March 26, 2010

Aunt Fanny

Another old photo, this is Mom’s Aunt Fanny…

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She was an older sister of Grandma Rachel.

March 25, 2010

Republic Steel Workers

Here is another of the old photos I found…
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This is a gathering of men who worked for the Republic Steel Mine on Road Creek.  They are at the fish ponds on Elkhorn Creek.  Dad is easy to find, he is in the dark shirt, fourth from the right in the row of men standing.  Uncle Teet is in there too.  He is also standing, fourth from the left. 
I can recognize a coupe of the other men.  I’m pretty sure that is Vinton Thacker ( Roger, Butch and Tina’s dad ) standing on the left end.  Lee Robinson is kneeling in the front, right above the word ‘Workers’.
We need to get Dad to identify the rest of them for us.

March 24, 2010

More Old Photos

While killing time at the Pikeville Public Library recently I came across a big collection of old photos on one of the computers there.  I copied several of them to share here.  I don’t think this first one needs any introduction…
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I’ll try to post more of them in a day or two.

July 30, 2009

Old Photo: The Wards

I was looking through Russell Fork River Basin Area – Pictorial History with Mom a while back and we came across this old photograph:

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Mom looked at it intently, pointed to the lady on the right and said excitedly, “Why that’s Ginny!  She was a midwife, she delivered me!”  The Wards lived near the mouth of Road Creek and Ginny apparently delivered many of the babies born there, including Mom.

The other woman in the photo, Melvina, was a relative of our Grandma Angeline.  I’m not sure if she was a half-sister or first cousin or maybe both.  (Get Mom to explain it to you.)