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Flora McBee

Flora McBee

Resubmission of a better picture. Probably taken in Knoxville, TN circa 1920.

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Might not be a hometown Knoxvillian

This could be a Great Aunt of mine - how many Flora McBee's could there have been in the 20's with Knoxville connections? She (my Great Aunt) was from Ohio but was married to my Grandfather's brother Ganum McBee. Ganum was born and raised in the Corryton Tn. area (near Knoxville) but moved North as a young man to seek his fortunes in a more industrialized setting. Once there, he also found a wife - Flora! They occasionally vacationed back in Tennessee when they could, so this photo could have been taken during one of those trips. They never moved back to Tennessee so this seems like a probable explanation. I only remember her as a "senior" citizen in the family so I can't confirm her from this photo, but the circumstances make this speculation seem plausible. And yes, that's a nice smile.


Love Knoxville and her attitude

Very Pretty

I live in Knoxville, nice to see a pretty hometown girl here. She has a nice smile!

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