Possible identifications are:
FRONT ROW (sitting or kneeling) L to R -
2. (maybe) Annie Eliza Haire (married John Allen Osteen, Sr. &
after he died, Charlie Harrison), or after almost 3 years of thinking
about it, more likely her sister, my grandmother Mary Lee Haire
3. Possibly a Davis... looks very much like my mom's sister who was not yet born then, so of course it isn't her!
12. Possibly an Autry... looks much like my mom who was not yet born then.
13. Charlie Collins
BACK ROW (standing) L to R -
1. John Robinson Johnson (married my grandfather's sister Mattie Lou Davis)
2. I originally thought that maybe this was James Edgar Johnson,
but after almost 3 years of thinking about it... this is probably my
grandfather King Walter Davis.
3. (maybe) James Edgar ("Ed") Johnson, John R. Johnson's brother?
4. (Henry) Gordon Johnson, brother of John Robinson Johnson and James Edgar ("Ed") Johnson
6. Unknown Mule (probably a distant cousin <G>)
8. Marvin Williams, son of 2-great aunt Mary Haire and John Williams
On the back of the photo in pencil is written:
"Mrs. K. W. Davis
5 for $7.50"
My grandmother Mary Lee Haire/Davis lived in Hansford in 1914 when she
grandpa (King) Walter Davis, and... mom was born in Olga in 1916.
owned a general store in nearby Alva but lost it after a brother-in-law
on a note that grandpa co-signed. Hansford, Olga and Alva were
in the same vicinity... on the Caloosahatchee at the eastern edge of
County, Florida, and I believe that either Alva or Olga was probably a
new name for Hansford. Dr. Winkler, who delivered my mother,
and from the house (YES they DID make house calls back then, by boat on
Caloosahatchee). By the time the W.W.I draft registration
the family was in Arcadia, DeSoto County, Florida. Grandpa worked
a munitions plant near Dothan, Alabama, during W.W.I to gain draft
Grandma and my mother stayed with grandma's mother (Forrest
Autry/Haire) and grandmother (Mary McQueen/Autry) near Whigham in Grady
Georgia, during this time. Grandpa farmed in Grady County briefly
that and the family appears on the 1920 census in Grady County.
photo apparently was copied in the 1915-1917 time frame and probably
not taken much earlier than that, if any. I am not certain what
brought this group together... for instance, family ties such as a
family reunion; or perhaps they all belonged to the same church and
maybe this was a church outing, with the family ties being
coincidental? It could have perhaps even have been some kind of
school reunion. All things considered, though, it does NOT look
like a family reunion photo to me.
23 July 2003
Revised 19 February 2006
Revised 17 August 2009