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Kattie and Edd: 1940

Kattie and Edd: 1940

These are my maternal grandmother's maternal grandparents, Edd Hughes (1872-1952) and Kattie Isley (1883-1985). Circa 1940. They lived in Rockwall and Harrison counties in Texas from 1900 to the 1940s. Edd was a farmer and Kattie was a housewife. They had 10 children, 9 of whom lived to adulthood. They were members of the Mt Zion Baptist Church and lived near Waskom, Texas on the Louisiana border. Edd died in Longwood, Louisiana and Kattie died in Fort Worth, Texas.

It's Different: 1910

It's Different: 1910

Seattle, Washington, circa 1910. One of several Davidson's Bakery Cadillac delivery trucks with a four-cylinder, copper-jacketed, hand-crank engine. This was supposedly the first automotive bread delivery on the west coast.

Party Cookies: 1940

Party Cookies: 1940

Believed to be Washington State, circa 1940. Another grocery store display of Davidson's breads, cakes and party cookies.

Thanksgiving Day: 1946

Thanksgiving Day: 1946

The 1946 Thanksgiving day parade in Irvington, New Jersey.

Can It: 1940

Can It: 1940

1940. Davidson's Bakery goods for sale in the cake display at Henry's (Harvey's?) grocery store in Olympia, Washington.

Summer of '63

Summer of '63

This is one of our frequent backyard get togethers at my Aunt's home in Secaucus, NJ circa 1963. I'm the joker in the gray shirt. My Dad is behind me wearing a tie and my Mom is second from the right with the pearls.

My brothers are the little guys with bow ties and the rest of the kids are cousins. Except the lovely blonde girl directly across from me, a friend of my cousins, who I had a huge crush on for years. My grandparents are seated to my left and my great-grandmother is at the far end of the table.

The photo was likely taken by my Uncle Gerard who always had a camera ready. His wife, my wonderful Aunt Greta, is the hostess holding the plate.

Uncle Fred: 1905

Uncle Fred: 1905

Grand Rapids, circa 1905.

Uncle Fred wasn't my mother's uncle, nor was he Judge Maynard, as he often referred to himself in and around Grand Rapids, Ann Arbor, and Owosso, Michigan. My family called him Uncle Fred and judging from all the family records and photos, he seems to have been a pretty fun guy.

His name was Frederick Augustus Maynard. He served as the Michigan State Attorney General from 1895-1898. In 1901 he was indicted on 48 charges of embezzlement, which were quashed before the case went to trial.

In 1901 he became Special Assistant to the Attorney General of the United States, serving until 1914 in the prosecution of Government land fraud cases under Presidents McKinley, Theodore Roosevelt, and Taft.

He was a close friend of my grandfather, Rex Johnson, of Grand Rapids. Rex and my grandmother Dorothy stayed with him for a spell in the early 1900s while Rex built his house on Rural Route 5 in Grand Rapids.

Moosejaw: 1900s

Moosejaw: 1900s

My great aunt who left Detroit and settled on a ranch in Moosejaw, Saskatchewan. This picture is from the early 1900s.

 
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