Saturday, May 24, 2014
Jerry Worsham Whitman was a merchant in Bowie, Texas. He was married to Leota Whitman and, according to his World War I Draft Registration Card, was tall with a medium build and brown eyes.
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Sunday, May 11, 2014
we all called Him= Wife
where mother worked in 1891
The woman who lernt mother
to paint cenry (scenery) + do protrates (portraits) and
mother got good at it and later
painted several pictures and protrates of her grandpa and grandma
which I have to day. Mother
loved the old lady. and rode a bike
from home to Grinnell to be with
her at her death and funeral.
She was John Borah's grandmother."
The story on the back is what drew me to this picture. It makes me wonder where all those paintings are now and if they're still in the family. The woman sounds like she was rather remarkable and well-liked, especially if the writer's mother rode her bike all the way from home just to be with her at her death.
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This is a photograph of Harvey Jones taken in Chicago by Klein, a photographer I know was at that address in the 1890's and 1900's. I couldn't find much on Mr. Jones, but someone else might be able to!
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