December 2007/January 2008 Photographs

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Mike Patrick, 5007 Fairview Drive, Crestwood, KY 40014; [email protected], shares this photo which belonged to his grandmother, Emoline (Emma) Haddix Patrick, who was born at Gilmore, Wolfe County, Kentucky, on September 16, 1894. Her mother's maiden name was Rhoda Alice Vest, and her father was John Andrew (Andy) Haddix. This photo could possibly be of the Samuel Haddix and America Wilson family or the James Harvey Vest and (first wife) Rachel Jane Harper and (second wife) Elizabeth Calhoun family. Mike would appreciate any help in identifying anyone in this photo.

Fort Knox, Hardin County, Kentucky

Joe R. Skeens, 212 Sally Stephens Branch, Prestonsburg, KY 41653, shares this photo taken in June 1961 of a young group of soldiers of the Fourth Platoon Co. B. 16-5 in basic training at Fort Knox, Hardin County, Kentucky. Fifth row (top), l-r: ? Rutherford, next five are unknown, Allen G. Warner, Willie M. Shepard, Richard M. Young, unknown, and Russell D. Wallace. Fourth row, l-r: Perry A. Schewer, unknown, Raymond Smith, Charles E. Towensand, unknown, unknown, W. O. Schunter, Oscar E. Smith, George Smith, Joe R. Skeens, and Earl R. Williams. Third row, l-r: unknown, J. E. Williams, unknown, unknown, William T. Salyers, unknown, Thomas E. Welch, ? Young, Earl B. Sarrer, Bobby R. Womack, Byron G. Wagner, and Michael Tipton. Second row, l-r: Gerald R. Wentworth, unknown, Daniel B. Shugars, Victor Sanders, unknown, K. W. Williams, unknown, unknown, Gerald E. York, Jerome J. Thaling, G. W. Shoemaker, and George E. Smith. First row, l-r: Mark, M. Schwartz, J. A. Undercoffer, Thomas M. White, George A. Rogers, S. J. Tomski (Jr.), Brian D. Wells, Robert B. Slater, J. E. Weatherford, and David L. Young.

The Owingsville Banking Company in Owingsville, Bath County, Kentucky. L-R: Mr. James Richart, president; Mr. T. H. Brown, cashier; and Mr. Shankland. The customer is unknown. The town of Owingsville was laid out by Richard Menefee and Thomas Dye Owings. Both men wanted the honor of naming the town, so a contest was devised to see who could build the finest home in the shortest time. Owings was the victor. The Owingsville Banking Company is housed in the "Owings House," the magnificent Federal-style structure built by Thomas Dye Owings from 1811 to 1814.

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