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.)


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