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Oldest couple -- not really -- but they are the oldest couple in my family photo collection. Mr. and Mrs. William Meriwether Sr., of rural Blandinsville, Ill. These are my great grandparents, born in the early 1870s, I remember her, but he died before I could really remember things. Her name was Kathryn. Photo from 35mm Kodachrome slide. View full size.