July-August 2009

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Merle Mullins, P. O. Box 426, Mitchell, IN 47446, shares these photos she found while going through her mother's personal items. Her mother was Lucy Adams, the daughter of John B. and Retta Adams. Lucy married Delza Mullins. Merle grew up in Hindman, Knott County, Kentucky, and would like any information on these photos.




Bernice Bryant Coomer, 6419 N. 350 W., Lizton, IN 46149, shares this photo of her grandparents, Joe Bryant (1877-1960) and Mary Etter Cravens Bryant (1870-1921). They lived at White Oak Township, near Columbia, Adair County, Kentucky. They are shown with their first five children of eight. L-R: Nora; Emmer; Mary Etter, holding Nona; Effie; Joe; and Marvin. The photo was taken ca. 1908. Bernice's father, Arthur, was born in 1910. The other two children were Owen and Lucian. Bernice's maternal grandparents were James Morgan Smith (1868-1954) and Helenia Cravens Smith (1869-1918). Her mother, Lola, was born in 1911 and died in 1988. The family lived in Jamestown and Russell Springs, Russell County, Kentucky. Bernice has no pictures of her maternal grandparents and would appreciate any photos or information readers have to share.


Phyllis Dwenger, 5038 N. Delaware, Osgood, IN 47037, shares this photo of Jim and Becky Sturgill. The photo was taken on Carr Creek in Knott County, Kentucky. They are the great-great-great-aunt and uncle of her father, Hubert Caudill. Phyllis can also be contacted at: [email protected] Date photo not known.






Faye Snodgrass, 4308 S. 3rd Street, Louisville, KY 40214, shares this photo of the Gaskin family taken in Russell County, Kentucky, ca. 1900. Back row, l-r: Denney, J. C., and Finley Monroe (Faye's father). Front row, l-r: Elmer, John, Pura, and Eliza.








Charles Barger, 2131 West Road, New Richmond, OH 45157, shares this photo of B. F. Barger cutting his daughter's (Florence Barger Thornhill) hair. The photo was taken in Newport, Campbell County, Kentucky. B. F. was born on Bullskin Creek, Clay County, Kentucky, in 1881. He died in Clermont County, Ohio, in 1947. Date of photo not given. Charles is B. F.'s grandson.

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