Picture Perfect Saturday #7 ~ Leroy Gibson Ogan

I am currently working on my Family Genealogy Group Page for my Facebook page. In doing so, I realized that I have a tremendous amount of photos. I decided to feature one per week. No, not everyone is perfect, but they are perfect to me.

Leroy Gibson Ogan


This week I am showcasing my 1st cousin Leroy Gibson Ogan born on September 19. 1882, in Windsor, Henry County, Missouri. This photo makes him seem like he would be a kind, easy-going guy. It was taken in 1920 when he was working in the shipyards in Long Beach, California. Over the course of his life, he had worked as a farmer, a painter, a conductor, and at the age of 18, he lived and worked as a school teacher on the Kaw and Osage Indian Reservations in the Oklahoma Territory. He was a member of the Cherokee Tribe as his mother was a full-blooded Cherokee. He died on December 8, 1974, in Azusa, California.


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.


Filed under Ancestry, California, Family History, Family Search, Genealogy, Missouri, Photos, Picture Perfect, Picture Perfect Saturday, Uncategorized

2 responses to “Picture Perfect Saturday #7 ~ Leroy Gibson Ogan

  1. That’s wonderful to have a photo of him at his work.

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