Tuesday, February 1, 2011

February is HERE!

Without my ancestral parents who fell in love,
courted and married, I wouldn't be here.
I'm going to post some photos of couples,
some of my ancestors who are responsible
for me being here today with all my genes.

This good looking couple are my paternal great grandparents
Clara Wilkins and George Stevens-parents of my dad's mother

Paternal 2nd great grandparents Oscar Wilkins from England
and Elizabeth Durragh from Scotland (parents of Clara above)

Photos tell you lots about the people, the first two photos
are well to do merchants compared to this one of my farmer
great grandparents Joseph Vernon and wife Sarah Elizabeth Malin
both born in England. I love his bib overalls.

Parents of Joseph Vernon, Francis Vernon and Elizabeth Cottrell
they immigrated to Utah from Derbyshire England
after joining the Mormons. He was a rock mason and farmer.
It's mind boggling to think of all the ancestors we have.


Millie said...

nice photos to treasure and pass on to the younger generations. I

Jocelyn Christensen said...

Yes, don't ya love it? My ancestors (two sets of siblings) married their spouses on V-day in the same church on the same day...yay!

Linda Reeder said...

Old photos are fun, and do give a glimps of those who came before. Our stairwell is lined with ancestral photos.

Terri Tiffany said...

I love to imagine what they were thinking as they posed for these photos. You never know, do you?

SandyCarlson said...

Great shots. Interesting that the gents are seated, too. No PDA back in the day! Thanks for sharing the story.

Jean said...

Isn't it wonderful that you have these old family photos? They're a treasure.

Rambling Woods said...

How I wish I could have some old photos, but my parents say that they don't have any...sigh... lucky you Lin...I would like to add them to my history project if I had any...

Kay said...

You are so lucky to have those really amazing photos, Lin. You've really created a legacy to pass on to your grandchildren.

gremhog susan.hatch@gmail.com said...

very wonderful pix.