Thursday, July 23, 2015

John J. Wingo, Trezevant TN July 1901

Here's another piece of ephemera from a distant branch of the family.  It's dated July 10, 1901.  The sender is J.B. Lane of Crossland Kentucky and it's to John J. Wingo of Trezevant Tennessee.  

The Wingo family are distantly related to the Morans via J.W. Moran's mother, Harriet Harris via the Perry and Hillsman lines of Carroll County TN.  James Reddick Hillsman married Esther Wingo, the daughter of Dr. Thomas Rudd Wingo.  John James Wingo, the recipient of the postcard, is Thomas Rudd Wingo's brother.  How it ended up in Moran Place is a mystery.

Crossland Ky
July 10, 1901

I have shipped you 1 sk wheat- will be down about the 15th.
Yours, etc.

J.B. Lane

The John James Wingo family and home appear in History of Carroll County Tennessee, vol. 1, 1987.

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

The Iola and Baby at the Beach

So many of the pictures are not annotated and there are very few clues about who, where, when they were taken.  That's the case in this instance.  The pictures were together which may or may not mean anything but it's all I have.  Both pictures look like they date from the 1920's or 30's.

The first picture is of three unknown men and if you look closely there is someone sitting inside. The boat is named "IOLA" and registered in New Orleans.

The next picture is stamped on the back "Made by Purple Pigeon Studio P.O. Box 2 Gulfport, Miss." The baby is wearing a long dress with a long coat.  The appears to be covered with lace and had rosettes on each side of the face.  The hands appear to be covered but in what I can't tell!  Doesn't look like gloves or mittens.