Wednesday, November 18, 2009

(Not so) Wordless Wednesday: Haley-Kimble homes

Sometimes you wonder why certain photographs were taken by the family, or better yet, why they were saved. The back of this photograph states "Grandpa & Grandma Haley's house". However, I don't know which Haley this would be - could it be the home of Eli Weldon & Cora Belle (METZNER) HALEY; or the home of his parents, George Washington & Mary Jane (SHERRICK) HALEY. The photograph is undated, but appears to have been taken in the 1960s.

The back of the photo above states "Grandma (Haley) Kimble's home" and is in a different handwriting than the other one. This one is dated October 1960. Obviously, at this time the home had fallen into major disrepair. Grandma (Haley) Kimble was Mary Jane (SHERRICK) (HALEY) KIMBLE, my paternal great-great grandmother. She had remarried to Robert KIMBLE after the death of my great-great grandfather, George Washington HALEY.

Both of these photos were taken in Jay County, Indiana and were part of a collection that my father inherited from his mother, Ruth (HALEY) LeMASTER.

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