Saturday, November 29, 2014

Young Child in Dark Dress

Do you recognize this young child? If so please comment below or email us at kerrvillegensoc@gmail.com


Friday, November 28, 2014

Wedding Party

Do you know the happy couple, or anyone else in the photo?  If so please comment below or email us at kerrvillegensoc@gmail.com

As before, since some people in this photo are probably still alive, we will remove this photo by request of anyone in the photo as soon as they are identified.

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Couple with round eyeglasses

Isn't this a cute couple?  Note their matching spectacles.  If you recognize them, please comment below or email us at kerrvillegensoc@gmail.com


Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Girl in Pink Dress

Do you recognize this girl?  If so please comment below or email us at kerrvillegensoc@gmail.com





Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Family group by the river

This appears to be a three-generation family group. Do you recognize these folks?  If so please comment below or email us at kerrvillegensoc@gmail.com

Note: some people in the photo are probably still alive.  Once these people are identified we would be willing to remove this photo if those in the photo request it.



Monday, November 24, 2014

Sailor

Here is a sailor, maybe World War I?  Do you recognize him?  If so please comment below or email us at kerrvillegensoc@gmail.com




Sunday, November 23, 2014

Family of Eight

Here is a family portrait of eight people, most likely father and mother with two daughters and four sons.  Do you recognize these people? If so please comment below or email us at kerrvillegensoc@gmail.com

Saturday, November 22, 2014

World War II Soldier

This is a soldier, probably World War II. This photo was not taken in Kerrville.  Do you recognize the location or the man?  If so please comment below or email us at kerrvillegensoc@gmail.com


Friday, November 21, 2014

Granny - Houston

This photo has "Granny - Houston" written on the back.  Printed on the front is "Aug 1948 Studer S.A. Texas".  This would probably be the photographer and date. The car is parked next to a carousel. Bill Williams is the name of the business in the background.
The 1949 Houston City Directory lists Bill Williams Barbecue at 1916 Dowling, Bill Williams Chicken House at 6515 Main, and Bill Williams Coffee Shop 806 Clay Avenue. Could it be one of these businesses?
Can you identify this woman or the location of the photo? If so, please comment below or email us at kerrvillegensoc@gmail.com
UPDATE:
A reader says "Believe the location is on South Main in Houston.  There was a small kiddie amusement park in that area that our family frequented and Bill Williams famous fried chicken place was definitely in that vicinity too.  Sorry I cannot identify the woman in the picture though."
Thanks Linda!

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Porch photo

This photo appears to have been taken on the porch of the same house as the previous photo.  Again, if you recognize this porch or these people, please comment below or email us at kerrvillegensoc@gmail.com.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Smoking corner


Do you recognize the men or the house? The men are standing around smoking. The house has a rock chimney by the porch and a pediment over the porch. If we can identify the house, we have an increased chance of identifying the men.
If you know anything about this photo, please comment below or email us at kerrvillegensoc@gmail.com



Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Rimm family from Refugio



Here is a handsome African-American family group that is a mother and three children.  Note the man's hat on the floor, suggesting the father may have died.
Nearly a year and a half after posting this, we have an identification! This is the Rimm family from Refugio.  Lizzie Rimm is the mother, seated.  Left rear is Lorenza Rimm, right rear is Mack Rimm. The kneeling girl is Frankie Elma Rimm, who married Andy Spriggs 1907 in Refugio. She was born 25 Jan 1889. The father of this family was Edwin Rimm.  He died fairly young. The hat indeed represents him. 


Monday, November 17, 2014

Fannie McBryde

On the back of this photo is written "Aunt Fannie McBryde who raised me.  She was born March 26, 1848 and died in 1930."


A woman named Fannie Mcbryde, born Mar 1851, was in the 1900 Bell County, Texas, census. She was married to Thomas J. Mcbryde circa 1882.  Also in the 1900 census were Claude Mcbryde, son, age 18, Agness Mcbryde, daughter age 11, and John Williams, boarder, age 21.
Tom and Mary Frances Gray"Fannie" McBryde were born in Georgia, died in Texas, and are buried in Maxdale Cemetery, Bell County, Texas.
According to a note on www://www.findagrave.com Tom McBryde left his 1700 acre estate to Mary Hardin Baylor University, effective on the death of both his children.

What is their connection to Kerr County?  If you know more, please comment below or email us at kerrvillegensoc@gmail.com

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Thomas and Artie Wright, 1907

On the back of this photo is an inscription that is only partly legible. It appears to read "This is Thomas Wright ...  Artie Wright  Made in 1907"
That would mean these are the two oldest children of Thomas H. and Mary Emaline Cryer Wright.

What is this family's connection to Kerr County?  If you know, please comment below or email us kerrvillegensoc@gmail.com

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Thomas Howard Wright and Mary Emaline Cryer Wright


According to handwritten notes on the frame, this is Thomas Howard Wright, born 1 Nov 1868,  and his wife Mary Emaline "Emma" Cryer Wright, born 2 April 1882.
He was born in Bell Co., Texas, and died 31 August 1955 in Floresville, Wilson Co., Texas.  According to his death certificate, he was the son of Nile Wright and Sara Amanda McElron.

According to her death certificate, she was born 2 Apr 1882 in Davilla, Milam Co., Texas, and died 16 May 1964 in San Antonio, Bexar Co., Texas. Her residence at the time of death was Floresville, Wilson Co., Texas.
She was the daughter of Martha Jackson and Oliver William Cryer and married Thomas Wright, a man 14 years her elder, in 1899.
In the 1920 census they were living in Munday, Knox Co., Texas.  In the household were Thomas H. Wright, age 52; Mary E. Wright, age 37; Thomas H. Wright, age 19; Artie L. Wright, age 13; Nile W. Wright, age 11; Emma L. Wright, age 3: and William O. Cryer, age 66.

What is their connection to Kerr County?  If you know, please comment below or email us at kerrvillegensoc@gmail.com

Friday, November 14, 2014

Mystery Kerrville Man #99

Mystery Kerrville Man #99
Do you recognize this man?  If so please comment below or email us at kerrvillegensoc@gmail.com

This is the end of this particular series of unidentified Kerrville people.  A new series of photos begins tomorrow, some of which are identified, but we don't know the Kerr County connection.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Kerrville Mystery Man #97

Kerrville Mystery Man #97
If you recognize this man, please comment below or email us at kerrvillegensoc@gmail.com

19th century couple

These are probably husband and wife.  Do you recognize this 19th century couple?  If so please comment below or email at kerrvillegensoc@gmail.com

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Mystery Kerrville Man #96

Mystery Kerrville Man #96
This man is nattily dressed in a pin-striped suit.  Do you recognize him? If so, please comment below or email us at kerrvillegensoc@gmail.com

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Mystery Kerrville Man #95

Mystery Kerrville Man #95
Do you recognize this man?  If so please comment below or email us at kerrvillegensoc@gmail.com

Monday, November 10, 2014

Mystery Kerrville Man #94

Mystery Kerrville Man #94
Do you recognize this man?  If so please comment below or email us at kerrvillegensoc@gmail.com

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Mystery Kerrville Man #93

Mystery Kerrville Man #93
Do you recognize this young man?  If so please comment below or email us at kerrvillegensoc@gmail.com

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Mystery Kerrville Girl #92

Mystery Kerrville Girl #92
Do you recognize this young girl?  If so please comment below or email us at kerrvillegensoc@gmail.com

Friday, November 7, 2014

Mystery Kerrville Man #91--A. F. Thigpen?

Mystery Kerrville Man #91--A.F. Thigpen?
Do you recognize this man?  Could it be A. F. Thigpen? If so, please comment below or email us at kerrvillegensoc@gmail.com

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Mystery Kerrville Man #90

Mystery Kerrville Man #90
This gentleman is holding something in his right hand, a plant possibly?  Do you recognize him?  If so please comment below or email us at kerrvillegensoc@gmail.com

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Mystery Kerrville Woman #89

Mystery Kerrville Woman #89
We love this photo, but we think the horse is a prop.  Do you recognize the young woman?  If so, please comment below or email us at kerrvillegensoc@gmail.com


Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Mystery Kerrville Child #88

Mystery Kerrville Child #88
Do you recognize this cute little blonde in the white pinafore?  If so, please comment below or email us at kerrvillegensoc@gmail.com

Monday, November 3, 2014

Mystery Kerrville People #87

Mystery Kerrville People #87

Is the lady expecting, perhaps?  Do you recognize the woman or children?  If so, please comment below or email us at kerrvillegensoc@gmail.com

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Mystery Kerrville Woman #85

Mystery Kerrville Woman #85
Notice that this young woman is standing in the snow in a short-sleeved dress! Do you recognize her or the place?  If so, please comment below or email us at kerrvillegensoc@gmail.com

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Mystery Kerrville Photo #83

Mystery Kerrville Photo #83




There was probably more than one house in town that looked like this. Can you identify this vine covered porch?
If so please comment below or email us at kerrvillegensoc@gmail.com