Picture Perfect Saturday ~ #3

I 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!

This week I am featuring some of my Hayes Family. This photo was taken in 1933 in Dover, Lafayette County, Missouri.

Zoretta, Rachel, elvira,Sadie, Myra, Rosa, Ida FR Walter hughes, wilburn, john, jim BR

Left to Right Front row: Zorretta Crawley, Rachel Minerva Hayes, Elvira Register Hayes, Sadie L. Hayes, Myra Lee Settle. Rosa Hayes, and Ida May Hayes

Left to Right Back row: Walter Hughes, Wilburn Hayes, John David Hayes, and James William Hayes

I really love this photo because it shows what a close family the Hayes’ were. I estimate the year as 1933 as Elvira Register Hayes who is my Great Grandmother, died in 1936.

Wilburn Hayes is married to Zorretta Crawly, Sadie Hayes is married to Walter Hughes (who is my 1st cousin as well as my Uncle!), and John David Hayes is married to Myra Lee Settle. My Great Grandfather died in 1908 so of course, he is not here. All the other Aunts and Uncles are married but their spouses are missing (camera shy?) Rosa never got married. I don’t know why my Grandmother Virginia Hayes Hughes is not here but that is the only thing that could make this photo better.

 

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.

Picture Perfect Saturday #1

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!

 

Elvira & Gma

The first photo I am showcasing is of my Great Grandmother Elvira Register (Hayes) who was born on March 4, 1861, in Leavenworth, Leavenworth County, Kansas, and died on November 14, 1936, in Lexington, Lafayette County, Missouri.

The little girl is my paternal Grandmother Virginia Belle “Jennie” Hayes (Hughes). She was born on March 18, 1880, in Pleasant Hill, Cass County, Missouri, and died on December 15, 1951, in Lexington, Lafayette County, Missouri.

Jennie is about 4 years old in this photo so that this was probably taken in 1884. I love the look on her face. In those days it could take up to 5 minutes to take a photo once you began to pose. I think she just wanted to get out of there. She definitely looks cute with the ringlets in her hair and what looks like a new dress.

Elvira looks very prim and proper. She is about 23 years old here and pregnant with her 3rd child. From stories that I have heard about her, she was a jokester and prankster.

 

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.