Saturday, April 4, 2015

Blast From the Past, Ben's Relatives

This is Effie Redd Jameson, Ben's great-aunt, the sister to his grandfather Wiley Redd.
It took me quite awhile to figure out who this beautiful woman was.  I brought the photo and its folder upstairs and studied it in the natural sunlight.  On the back of the folder I was able to see very faint handwriting.  The photo was a gift to Wiley from Jenn.  Wiley had a sister named Jennie, and that's who this is, Effie's and Wiley's sister Jennie Redd Haymore.
Next to those photographs was this picture taken in 1936 at the time of Ben's mother's graduation from nursing school at Mercy Hospital in Denver.
The man waving his hat is Wiley Redd.  He was a National Park ranger, so he wasn't in any trouble.
I had to take these last two photos out of very elaborate frames, and that took awhile.  The man on the left is Lynn Markham, Ben's uncle.  Ben's father, also named Ben, and who died when Ben was 12, is on the right.
This woman was not identified at all, but Ben recognized her as his grandmother, Phoebe Isaac Markham, the mother of the two men just above. For the record, I scanned in a total of 6 pictures today.