Friday, October 28, 2011

Maibelle Shumate Harris, Mother's Day 1952

May Belle Shumate was born in Rockcastle County Kentucky in 1885.  She was the firstborn of Nathan M. Shumate and Margaret (Maggie) Adams.   Her mother died in 1896 and her father followed her in 1899.  After the death of her parents, she and her sisters, Virginia and Louise, lived with their uncle Quincy Shumate and family in Newbern Tennessee.  She married Newton Temple Harris of Tarrant County Texas and changed the spelling of her name to Maibelle.  She and Temple had five children.

This picture was taken on Mother's day 1952.  Maibelle must've been remembering her own mother and father on this date because she wrote the following on the back of the picture:

"This vase, one of a pair my father, Nathan M. Shumate, gave my mother Margaret Adams before they were married in Mt. Vernon Kentucky, 1882.  This picture taken Mothers Day May 1952, Maibelle Shumate Harris, Ft. Worth, Tex."

Maibelle Shumate Harris died of colon cancer June 14, 1960.

Maibelle Shumate Harris
Mothers Day 1952
Handwritten note by Maibelle on the back of the picture.

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