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NEW FROM THE VINTAGRAPH VAULTS • EAT MORE FISH, 1917

Great-Great-Great Grandmother K.

Great-Great-Great Grandmother K.

My paternal grandmother's mother's mother's mother. This would be sometime in the 1800s. I was born in 1980. This doesn't meet the size requirement, but I really wanted to submit it because of how old it is.

Great-Great Grandfather W. "T"

Great-Great Grandfather W. "T"

My paternal grandmother's paternal grandfather. I don't know what year this was, but I was born in 1980 [that might give some perspective]. It was definitely pre-1900.

Great-Great Grandmother L.

Great-Great Grandmother L.

My paternal grandmother's paternal grandmother. I don't know what year this was, but I was born in 1980 if that helps give any idea.

Father's Family 1964

Father's Family  1964

Left: Aunt K., Father, Grandmother R., Aunt S.

Right: Top - Uncle T., Grandfather C., Uncle M. Bottom - Aunt M., Aunt T.

All are still alive except my Aunt T. They lived in Texas.

Mignon and Herbert

Mignon and Herbert

Great-Grandmother M. and Great-Grandfather H. in the 1920s.

Great-Grandmother M. and Family

Great-Grandmother M. and Family

Great-Grandmother M. and her parents.

She (M.) lived 1907 - 1926, so these photos are from the teens (1910s).

Great-Grandmother M. was my paternal grandfather's mother who died giving birth to him. Her parents would, of course, be my paternal grandfather's maternal grandparents.

Grandmother's Family 1950

Grandmother's Family 1950

My grandmother's parents on the left, my grandmother and her brother. (1950)

 
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