This is a photo that was in my grandmother’s possession. I made digital copies of many of her photos over the years as I would visit. It was always a fun time to hear her stories as we looked at the photos together. She always did her best to identify who was in each picture. Sometimes we were able to identify some or most of the people but not all. This picture is a good example of that.
This photo was taken about the early 1940’s. I do know that Laura Mitchell passed away in 1947. My estimation for the photo comes from the age of my grandmother in the photo.
The people in this photo are a mix of families. Dudley, Laura, and Tava (Nancy Octavia) were all siblings in the Mitchell family. Tava was married to George Gragg so the Unknown Gragg in the photo could be George Gragg or one of her sons. Wendell Elliott is the son of Lawrence Elliott. Lawrence Elliott was married to Opal Strickler’s sister, Ruby. My best guess is that she took the photo. These families were very interconnected because Lawrence Elliott was Dudley’s nephew and brother-in-law (read more about that here).
If you would like a copy of this photograph, I am happy to share a clean copy without names.
***Family – if you recognize any of the unknowns in this photo, it would be greatly appreciated if you would pass on their names!!