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NEW FROM THE VINTAGRAPH VAULTS • STOCKHOLM TRAVEL, 1936

John H. Spain

John H. Spain

If memory serves me correctly, this Spain was beaten to death while serving time in prison for an unknown crime. From the photo book of Mattie Louis Spain (LeMay). View full size.

Grandma Spain 1956

Grandma Spain 1956

Possible mother of Mattie Louise Spain (LeMay), taken in 1956 at 1211 Martin St. in Nashville, TN. View full size.

Steam Shovel 1926

Steam Shovel 1926

From my grandmother, Mattie Louise Spain's (LeMay), photo album. "Steam Shovel 1926" is written on back of the picture. View full size.

Lynwood and Alva Paul LeMay

Lynwood and Alva Paul LeMay

Lynwood (left) and Alva Paul LeMay (right), possibly in front of the LeMay Market in late 40's or early 50's. I'm going from memory, but have no one alive to tell me for sure. View full size

Uncle West

Uncle West

Uncle West was scribbled on the back of the photo in pencil. That's all I know. It was part of my Grandmother's, Mattie Louise Spain's (LeMay) photo albums. View full size.

Grandpa Spain sitting

Grandpa Spain sitting

Another old photo of Grandpa Spain. The only reference I have is Grandpa Spain written in pencil on the back of the photo. View full size.

My grandfather, William Kearton c 1917

My grandfather, William Kearton c 1917

This is my paternal grandfather, William Kearton, taken about 1917 when he was in the Royal Flying Corps. I don't know a lot about him, but I'm told that his main job in the RFC was to recover aircraft that had crashed in no-man's land, between the trenches. View full size.

 
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