Sunday, October 22, 2006
June Kirk Davis / Gilliland
June Kirk Davis (aka June Gilliland) was born June 11, 1898 in Indianapolis, Marion Co., IN. Her birth certificate lists her parents as Atkinson and Ida Davis. Ida Davis, June's mother, was quite an interesting story, and I am still working to track down all of the details - but at the time, Ida was not married that I'm aware of, and I have found no evidence that anyone named Atkinson Davis existed.
June was raised by her maternal grandmother and step-grandfather, Mary Ellen (Swafford) and Robert Farrell Gilliland, after the death of her mother on August 2, 1900. After that, she was known as June Gilliland. Her marriage license in Monroe Co., IN listed her as June Gilliland when she married my great-grandfather, Clemon Beals Lambertson on June 28, 1917.
These photographs came from cousin Lloyd Adams of Florida, and what is striking to me is the close resemblance between my neice, Ally, and my great-grandmother's photograph above.