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Showing posts with label Keith. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Keith. Show all posts

Friday, March 1, 2013

Friday's Photo: Goats

This is from my father's family's photos. The picture belonged to my grandparents, Redic Bryan and Myrtie Hairston. At first glance, I thought that it was a boy with puppies, but now am sure that they are goats or sheep. This is probably a boy - I'm looking at the overalls and haircut, but you never know. 

Does anyone else in the Bryan/Hairston family have this picture? Family names are Bryan, Hairston, Noah, Thompson, Hammett, Chisum, Gresham, Wylie, Biggs, Keith, Gilbert, Latta, and Criswell. 


© 2013

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Identifying Baby Pictures

This picture was identified as DeRay Bryan by a family 
member who had the same picture. 

Old photographs of babies are not easy to identify.  I have several pictures of babies with no names. The only sure way to find out about the identities of these babies is to find family members with the same or similar pictures and hope that their picture has been labeled. Those baby pictures will never be identified if they remain in an album in my closet. So, below are the baby pictures that I would like to know more about. If you have similar or identical pictures, please contact me!!

The picture on the left is probably a Bryan family baby, maybe a grandchild of Terrell and Harriet Bryan. This was sent to me by a Hammett family member. However, this could be a Latta, Biggs, Hammett, Wylie, Keith, or Bryan family baby. 

It was taken in by Lenox of Stephenville, Texas. The date is unknown, but Lenox was taking pictures in Texas both in the late 1800s and the early 1900s.

This unknown baby on the right was found in the bible that once belonged to Terrell L. "Bunch" Bryan and James Biggs. "Bunch" was the daughter of Terrell and Harriet Bryan. 

This tintype came from Terrell and Harriet Bryan's family bible.  It is damaged and hard to view. The person holding the baby is not visible from the neck down. This tintype could be a Bryan family baby or one of the many babies in the extended Bryan family. One Criswell family member thought that it might be William E. Criswell, but I have no baby picture that matches. It could also be someone in my grandmothers Hairston family. 

The picture to the right and the picture below belonged to my husband's grandparents William J. Quinn and Susan Murray. No one has been able to identify these. If you are a Quinn or Murray with old family pictures, please look for these.


© 2012

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Sunday's Obituary: Laura Bryan Keith

The obituary below was found in the Stephenville Tribune. Laura L. Bryan Keith was my grandfather's (Redic Bryan) youngest sister. Laura died from complications of Typhoid Fever. The above funeral notice was found in the Bible that once belonged to Terrell and Harriet Bryan, my great-grandparents. 

Mrs. Harve Keith died very suddenly Saturday at her home in Dublin after a very short illness. No one was expecting her illness to result seriously and her death came as a great shock to her friends and relatives in Stephenville and Dublin.  

She had always enjoyed good health and no one ever dreamed that the death angel would issue a summon for her to lay aside earthly cares and return to Him who made life possible. She was of a very amiable disposition; and had won quite  a coterie of friends, and will be sadly missed from her accustomed place among them.  

She was but little over 30 years old and leaves a husband and two small daughters. The remains were buried at the West End in this city Sunday, the Rev. J. P. Gilliam conducting the services. His reference to the aged father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. Terrell Bryan, the husband, and two little motherless girls was exceedingly affecting, and brought tears to almost everyone who stood near the sound of his voice. 

Her untimely death not only brings dissolution to a once happy home, and robs two little girls of a mother’s watchful care and devotion, but also falls heavily upon the father and mother as she seemed to be their idolized child.
                  From the Stephenville Tribune –back page – July 24, 1908

In the same issue – Reddick Bryan of Big Springs came in Monday. He received the telegram too late to get here in time to attend the funeral of his sister, Mrs. Harve Keith. He spent a few days here with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Terrell Bryan.


© 2012