|Juanita, Clarence, Ina Louise, and Andy Bowie Thompson|
- Letters From the Past: Juanita Thompson Gleghorn November 21, 2000 - Part I
- Forgotten Family – Part IV: The Letter
- 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks: #41 Floyd William Thompson
My cousin, Jackie, sent this photo with over 100 other photos - most not identified. My quest to identify the people in the photos led me to several cousins, one being the youngest child in this photo - Juanita Pearl Thompson Gleghorn, my second-cousin-once-removed.
According to her obituary, Juanita was a longtime member of the Eastside Church of Christ. She was a homemaker, an avid seamstress, and an excellent cook. She was an art teacher for over 30 years and was the first president of the Duncan Art Guild.
Juanita lived in Duncan, Oklahoma when I received my first letter from her in 2000. She remembered playing with my father when he was a small child, the hand-painted china that my grandfather brought my grandmother from his trips, the lye soap that her mother made for my father’s older brother, and the deaths of my grandparents. Her family had furniture and china that had once belonged to my grandmother, Myrtie Hairston Bryan.
|My grandmother, Myrtie Hairston Bryan 1900|
Painted by Juanita Pearl Gleghorn
Juanita also liked to write stories. Along with her interesting letters, she sent me stories to read to my children. Juanita wrote a wonderful book for her family, The Life of A Sharecropper's Family, telling of her life growing up and other family stories.
Juanita died on August 13, 2011. Her husband preceded her in death on May 3, 2008. They are buried in Fairlawn Cemetery in Comanche, Oklahoma.
If you want to know more about the families I research, click here to like my Facebook page where you will see each post and other genealogical finds.
Family photographs and documents from the collection of Diana Bryan Quinn.
Juanita Gleghorn | Obituary | The Duncan Banner. 14 Aug. 2011. Web. 13 Jan. 2018. <http://obituaries.duncanbanner.com/obituary/juanita-gleghorn-1918-2011-745089352>.