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Friday, July 26, 2019

Friday's Photo: Mitchell Alonzo Giddens


Mitchell Alonzo Giddens was the son of my great-great-grandfather, George L. Giddens, and his second wife, Sarah Rich. He was born in Duplin County, North Carolina on September 18, 1900. 




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Diana
© 2019

Sources

Family photographs from the Giddens Family collection. Accessed July 2012. Used with permission.

"Retired Officer, M. A. Giddens, Dies Saturday," El Paso Times (El Paso, Texas), 25 Jul 1976, p. 34, digital images, Newspapers.com: accessed 26 Jul. 2019.  https://www.newspapers.com/clip/34262318/mitchell_alonzo_giddens_obituary/

“U.S., School Yearbooks, 1900-1999 for Mitchell Alonzo Giddens.” https://www.ancestry.com/interactive/1265/31916_b033941-00162/28086815?indiv=try&h&db. Accessed 26 Jul. 2019.


Friday, July 19, 2019

Friday's Photo: Fieldman



This is another photo from the Frye family collection. On the back is Fieldman, Louise's boy, age 18, six-feet tall, and 175 pounds. I searched for Fieldman and Louise in Louisiana without success. If you know the identity of this handsome young man, comment below or leave a message on my Facebook page. 

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Diana

© 2019

Sources

Family photographs from the Frye Family collection. Accessed June 6, 2016 and June 3, 2019. Used with permission.

Friday, July 12, 2019

Friday's Photo: The Bienville Parish Home Demonstration Council




Myrtice Vinson
Bienville Parish Home Demonstration Agent


County (Parish) Home Demonstration Councils were first formed in 1924. The principal objectives of the county home demonstration councils were to develop leadership and to forward and extend home demonstration work among both women and girls through county-wide cooperation with all rural homemakers. These councils also served as a medium through which the local Home Demonstration Agent received information from community clubs and gave additional help to rural homemakers. 

The first meeting of the Bienville Parish Home Demonstration Club was on Friday, January 26, 1934. 

The article below describes the location and those women expected at the first meeting. These photos were probably not taken during that first meeting as the women are wearing clothing meant for warmer weather than expected in January. Additional photos, along with enlarged portions of the photos can be seen below. Any help naming the women in the photos is appreciated. 

Found at Newspapers.com

Mrs. C. J. Frye was a representative on the council during the first meeting and I am assuming she is in one of these photos as they were found in the Frye Family Collection. 









This photo was labeled Home Demonstration Council. Mrs. J. A. Roane.


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Sources

Barry, Maggie W. and Swift, Helen H. An Organization Manual for the County Home Demonstration Councils. 1941.  Accessed 12 July 2019.  <https://pdfs.semanticscholar.org/d577/dce35fe7fab1d231b4310c3d4e7fa8b80252.pdf>

Family photographs from the Frye Family collection. Accessed June 6, 2016 and June 3, 2019. Used with permission.

"Farm Clubs to Organize in Bienville," The Times  Shreveport, Louisiana. 22 Jan 1934, p. 5, digital images, Newspapers.com: accessed 12 July 2019. <https://www.newspapers.com/clip/33801890/home_demonstration_council_in_bienville/#