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Friday, July 22, 2022

Friday's Photo: John Sledge


This photo came from the collection of Mary Virginia Martin Smith. She wrote that this and other photos marked with "ne" were from a photo album given to her mother, Anna Laura Martin, by a Sledge cousin, Niler Edwards of Bienville Parish, Louisiana. Although Mary wrote Niler, the cousin's name was probably Nila. The album originally belonged to Nila's father, Henry Collin Sledge. 

John Sledge was the brother of Henry Collin Sledge. I have seen his name written as John A. and John Aaron. While looking for information about the community of Iverson, John Sledge was seen in some of the records. I know that he was a merchant and postmaster. According to information at Find A Grave, he was married three times. His first wife, Sarah, was the daughter of Miles L. and Sarah Lawson Bryan who may have been closely connected to my Reddick Bryan family of Bienville Parish. 

Looking at other photos in this collection, I saw two unidentified photos that looked very much like the man in the above photo. What do you think? 

John Sledge's obituary with an additional, but very fuzzy, photograph can be seen here






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Sources

Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/24290958/nila-edwards: accessed 22 July 2022), memorial page for Nila Sledge Edwards (22 Jun 1893–10 Jun 1969), Find a Grave Memorial ID 24290958, citing Providence Cemetery, Ringgold, Bienville Parish, Louisiana, USA; Maintained by Nancy E. Collins (contributor 47113696).

Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/97619397/john-aaron-sledge: accessed 22 July 2022), memorial page for John Aaron Sledge (12 Apr 1840–14 Apr 1924), Find a Grave Memorial ID 97619397, citing Old Castor Cemetery, Castor, Bienville Parish, Louisiana, USA; Maintained by KC (contributor 46825020).

Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/106989397/sarah-sledge: accessed 22 July 2022), memorial page for Sarah Bryan Sledge (15 Jun 1842–28 Dec 1883), Find a Grave Memorial ID 106989397; Maintained by Samuel Taylor Geer (contributor 46925792)Burial Details Unknown.

JPERSONAL, The Times (Shreveport, Louisiana), 20 August 1898, p.5; database with images, Newspapers.com (https://www.newspapers.com/clip/106091932/j-a-sledge-of-iverson/: accessed 22 July 2022).

Narrative about 110A and the rest of Part 5, n.d.; scanned image, from the privately held photo collection of Mary V. Smith, Alaska, 2004. 

Sledge Photos 117, 122, and 127, photographs, n.d.; scanned image, from the privately held photo collection of Mary V. Smith, Alaska, 2004. 

Southern Postal Matters, The Times-Democrat (New Orleans), 7 March 1902, p.4; database with images, Newspapers.com (https://www.newspapers.com/clip/106091792/john-a-sledge-postmaster/: accessed 22 July 2022).


Monday, July 18, 2022

From the Files of Marguerite Cook Clark: Unlabeled Photos - Could this be Joe Mangham Wimberly or a Daughter?


These photos were not labeled and I would not have any idea as to who they might be if Palma, Marguerite Cook Clark's daughter, had not said, "Don't these look like Vashti?" 

I met Vashti in 2007 when she was one of two Ringgold residents who showed my cousin and me the Bryan and Wimberly cemeteries in Bienville Parish, Louisiana. Vashti was beautiful and looked much younger than her 89 years. She took us back to her home where we ate lunch in a gazebo and talked about family history. 

Vashti's parents were Andrew Lawson Wimberly and Joe Mangham. Her grandmother was Alice Martha Bryan, daughter of Joseph B. Bryan and Sarah Margaret Wimberly. Joseph B. Bryan and Terrell Bryan, my great-grandfather, were brothers. Vashti and I were third cousins. 


Looking at the clothing in the photos, I would think that the
photos were taken in the 1920s or maybe even before. The young girl seated is wearing spats. These were popular before WWI and I have seen some in photos through the late 1920s. My aunt wore a white dress similar to the one in the photo in 1923. The shoes with the strap were also popular in the 1920s. 

Vashti was born in 1918. She had a sister, Hallie, born in 1914, and a younger sister, Julia, born in 1921. If I am correct about the clothing, this might be Hallie, but probably not Vashti or Julia. It could also be Joe Mangham Wimberly, mother to Vashti. She has a similar smile, light eyes, and the same nose. 

If my clothing date estimates are NOT correct, then this could be Vashti or other members of her family. The photos could also be of two different persons from the same family or maybe not from this Wimberly - Mangham family at all. 

I would love to hear from you if you know more about these photos!


Joe Mangham Wimberly 





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Mangham - Wimberly clippings, 1955-1966; digital images, from the privately held photo collection of Marguerite Cook Clark (1913-1989), Waynesville, North Carolina, 2021. Photos were accessed and scanned at the home of Marguerite Cook Clark's daughter in Alpine, Texas on April 28, 2014, September 14, 2014, and November 9 to 11, 2016.

Unknown photos of girls, n.d.; digital images, from the privately held photo collection of Marguerite Cook Clark (1913-1989), Waynesville, North Carolina, 2021. Photos were accessed and scanned at the home of Marguerite Cook Clark's daughter in Alpine, Texas on April 28, 2014, September 14, 2014, and November 9 to 11, 2016.

Friday, July 15, 2022

Friday's Photo: Tom Wimberly and His Dog


Hello Margarite: I'll send you this for Xmas. No Jim's baby hair nearly all come out and the other isn't long enough to curl yet. Tom don't look like he ever had any curls now. Lawson is ready at [not sure about this last sentence - Lawson was Joe's husband]
Bye Bye, Joe. 

Sent on 22 December 1909 and addressed to Mrs. E. C. Cook, Ringgold, La, R.F.D.#1

This post card was sent to Mary Marguerite Martin Cook of Ringgold in Bienville Parish, Louisiana from Joe Mangham Wimberly also of Ringgold. Both women were busy young mothers at that time. Joe's two oldest children were Tom Lawson Wimberly and Jim Green Wimberly. Tom is the child in the above photo. 

Mary Marguerite Martin and Edward C. Cook were the parents of Marguerite Cook Clark. 

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Tom Wimberly with dog, 1909; digital images, from the privately held photo collection of Marguerite Cook Clark (1913-1989), Waynesville, North Carolina, 2021. Photos were accessed and scanned at the home of Marguerite Cook Clark's daughter in Alpine, Texas on April 28, 2014, September 14, 2014, and November 9 to 11, 2016.