Picture Perfect Saturday #4

Picture Perfect logoI am currently working on my Family Genealogy Group page for Facebook. In doing so I realized I have a tremendous amount of photos. I decided to feature one a week. No, not everyone is “perfect” however, they are to me!

The photo I am showcasing this week is of my paternal 1st cousins. These are my Dad’s oldest brother Orville Hughes’ 3 children.

This was definitely a much simpler life than most of us live today. The look on the children’s faces is both that of contentment and mischievousness. The car, though it looks old to us was a fairly new one for the time which was about 1937. From left to right are; James Allen Hughes, Thelma Louise Hughes, and Charlene Hazel Hughes.

Charlene, Thelma, James Allen Hughes Uncle Orvilles Kids enhanced

Charlene was born on April 29, 1931, in Lexington, Lafayette County, Missouri. She is the only one of the three who lived past adulthood, who got married and had one daughter.

James was born on September 13, 1932, also in Lexington, Lafayette County, Missouri. When he was 18 years old he was killed when his motorcycle collided with a car 5 mile south of Lexington. He sustained a severe head and chest injury and died at the scene. This was on June 16, 1851.

Thelma was born on May 25, 1933, again in Lexington, Lafayette County, Missouri. She developed Rheumatic Fever at a young age and died from mitral stenosis as a result of the fever. She passed away at the age of 12 on April 19, 1946.

This photo is precious because this is the only know photo of all siblings together.


I am a professional genealogist, writer, photographer, wife, mother, and grandma. I have two books available on Amazon.com: Your Family History: Doing It Right the First Time and Planning Your Genealogy Research Trip. You can also connect with me via Facebook or Twitter.

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