Monday, November 19, 2012
Relaxing on the Lawn at Moran Place ca. 1897
This photograph was probably taken around 1897 when Moran Place was shiny and new.
The dapper fellow in front is without a doubt Charles "Brud" Harrell Moran and the girl petting the dog is his youngest sister, Marion Agnes Moran. Brud would about 21 years old and Marion is about 12. I can't be positive but I think the woman holding the umbrella is Fannie Moran Ezzell, the oldest of J.W. Moran and Sophia Riley Gunn's children. It appears that the woman has a wedding ring on and Fannie married James Ezzell in 1897. As for the other two women, they remain a mystery for now.