December 2012/January 2013

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Georgia Brock, 2862 Old Oakland Road, Brooksville, KY 41004; 606/735-9060, shares this photo of a group at the West and Hoskins family reunion in 1952 in Blackmont, Bell County, Kentucky. No names were given.

Mary Melson, 2670 N. W. 4th Street, Okeechobee, FL 34972, shares this photo taken ca. 1929 in either Harlan County or Whitley County, Kentucky. The man beside the car, holding the baby, is Mary's father, James Letner, born 5/18/1900 and died 12/18/1988. Inside the car is James' brother, Frank Letner, born 9/5/1908 and died 4/4/1974. In front of the car is their brother, Francis Letner, born 7/3/1896, died 5/1977. The others are unknown.

Jim Tackitt, 260 Bella Vista Way, Rio Vista, CA 94571, shares this photo of the John Preston and Martha Elizabeth Riggs Tackett family of Elliott, Wolfe, Carter, and Greenup counties, Kentucky. Back row, l-r: Arminta Jane Tackett Harrison, Leota Elizabeth Tackett Dickison, Robert Riggs R. Tackett (1879-1965), William Henry Harrison Tackett (born 1873), Laura B. Halsey Tackett (wife of Harrison), and John Edward Tackett (1886-1967). Front row, l-r: John Riggs (next are his stepson and last wife, but no names are known), Emma Ardelia Tackett (1889-1982), John Preston Tackett (1851-1932), Bertha Wilson (1893-1956), Martha Elizabeth Riggs Tackett (1854-1910), Samuel Logan Tackett (1892-1967), Sidney E. Tackett Wilson (1871-1947), and Floyd Milford Wilson (1895-1951). Date and place of photo not given. John Preston Tackett was the son of Robert and Cynthia Anna Williams Tackett.

Young Tommy tells Santa what he wants for Christmas. Maxine Jones, 1901 Versailles Road, Lexington, KY 40504, shares this photo of her son, Thomas L. Jones, Jr., seated with Santa Claus in 1951. Thomas attended Picadome Elementary, Leestown Middle School, Lafayette High School, Breckenridge Training School (Morehead), and graduated from the University of Kentucky. He retired as a colonel after 27 years in the U. S. Army.

Magoffin County Grand Jury, September 1957 Term of Circuit Court at Salyersville, Kentucky. Standing, l-r: Foreman Haden Arnett, Boyd Blanton, Fred Back, Opie Casebolt, Bonnie Gardner, Martha Back, Mrs. Roy Arnett, Mrs. Dennie Farish, Tressie Barnett, Mrs. W. S. Flint, Mrs. Emery Stephens, and Secretary Louise Hoskins. Front row, l-r: Deputy Sheriff Dennie Farish, Lee Patrick, Magistrate (District 1) L. O. Perry, and Circuit Judge (36th Judicial District) John Chris Cornett of Hindman, Kentucky. The 36th Judicial District consisted of Knott and Magoffin Counties.
(Photo courtesy of James E. Allen, 447 Kentucky Street, Salyersville, KY 41465.)


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