June 2006 Photographs

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The Reinhart Homestead at Bromley, Kenton County, Kentucky. John and Elaine Bird, 189 N. Main Street, Walton, KY 41094; 859/485-4310, share this photo which was taken in June 1897 at the Reinhart homestead at Bromley, Kenton County, Kentucky. L-R: Alice, 1893-1897, died of diphtheria; Frederich, 1810-ca. 1890; Henry 1880-1963; Gustav, 1897-1986; William, 1878-1962; Henrich, Sr., 1851-1919; Louise (Twachnann) 1853-1927; George, 1881-1968; Theodore, 1884-1972; and Clara, 1887-1966. Homestead farms were made available in northern Kentucky, and many immigrant families took advantage of this, including this family. Diseases took a large number of people in northern Kentucky and Cincinnati, Ohio. Four children in this family died of diphtheria. Elaine's family came from different locations in Germany and Prussia in the 1800s, their names were: Reinhart, Rammler, Schroer, and Schlitzberger. They all settled in Covington, Cincinnati, and southeast Indiana.

Clifford W. Dowell, Jr., 2910 Chimney Rock Lane, Louisville, KY 40220; [email protected], shares this photo of the 1928 Breckinridge County High School football team, Hardinsburg, Kentucky. Clifford W. Dowell, Clifford's father, is the player fourth from the left in the second row. It is believed that Arthur Beard, Harold Beard, and a Hickerson boy are also in this photo. If anyone can identify these players, feel free to contact Clifford.

Danie Branham of Grass Lake, Michigan, shares this photo of the Crisp family taken ca. 1940 on Buck's Branch in Floyd County, Kentucky. Back row, l-r: Thomas Wilson, James Monroe, Pharris, Joel Scott, William Riley, and John. Front row, l-r: Mary Ann Crisp Branham (Danie's grandmother), Essalona Crisp Ratliff, and Rebecca Jane Crisp Hunter. See "I Remember" below.

This is Travis Gibson, born 1/30/1892, died 3/4/1951; and his sister, Mollie Gibson, born 1/29/1894, died 2/19/1999. Travis married Cora Shelton. Mollie married Fred T. Jones, and they had two children: Majoel Jones Burdette and Fred C. Jones. Travis and Mollie were the children of Finley and Nolia Bryant Gibson. The photo was taken in the early 1900s in Knox County, Kentucky. Photo submitted by Travis' daughter, Hazel Gibson Farmer, 553 Edgewood Drive, Barbourville, KY 40906; 606/546-5235; [email protected]









The Gradyville State Bank was built in 1911 in Gradyville, Adair County, Kentucky. Gradyville is located seven miles from Columbia. This photo was taken shortly after it was built and Mr. Marvin Keltner of Gradyville presented the statesman of the bank this old photo. The men in the photo are front row, l-r: E. E. Nell, Weeden Yates, George Flowers, Mr. Cabell, Billy Sexton, Wes Sexton, Clem Keltner, Maylem Brown, George Henry Nell, Elmer Keene, Ed Baker, and Garnett Morrison. Back row, l-r: John Diddle, C. O. Moss, W. L. Winters, and W. M. Wilmore. Next door to the bank was Elmer Keen's store, over which the Masonic Lodge held its meetings. Some of the officers of the bank were: C. O. Moss, cashier; N. H. Moss, vice-president; W. L. Wilmore; B. B. Janes; E. O. Kemp; Richard Shirley; Armstrong Hill; Frank Wheeler; Dolphus Wheeler; H. A. Wheeler; H. A. Moss; and John Diddle. H. R. Claycomb was president when the bank closed in 1939. On January 1, 1936, the bank was burglarized. The burglar was never caught. The stockholders had to make up the loss. When the bank closed in 1939 it was in good financial condition. Margie Coffey, P. O. Box 112, Columbia, KY 42728, shares this photo and information with our readers.

A Train Wreck At Calvary, Marion County, Kentucky. On June 9, 1900, a bridge collapsed six-and-one-half miles south of Lebanon, Kentucky, on the Louisville and Nashville line to Greensburg. The photographer of this photo is unknown. Nellie Cox, 466 Elkhorn Loop Road, Elkhorn, KY 42733, shares this photo with our readers.
(The Kentucky Library, Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, KY 42101.)

Larry William Hinderberger, 712 Malabu Drive, Lexington, KY 40502, shares this photo of the Blackwater School, Laurel County, Kentucky, in 1915. The only ones identified are Woodson Smith (second from the right, back row) and Ethel Sylvia Smith (third from the right, back row). They are the children of Marshall Smith. Feel free to contact Larry with the names of the other children.

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