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Jamaica, British West Indies, c. 1910. Robert Jacinto Russell (1877-1965), a blacksmith who later upgraded his skill set to repair Model T Fords, poses with wife Irene Elizabeth Russell nee Hall (1886-1960). They would celebrate 50 years of marriage in 1956. Neither ever traveled more than 100 miles from their respective places of birth. Today, their great-grandchildren can be found on at least three different continents. View full size.