Friday, August 1, 2014
The Moran family were a musical bunch. Sophia Gunn Moran was a music teacher at Dresden before she married J.W. Moran. At least two of the Moran children inherited their mother's musical skills, Fannie and Ida. Fannie was the singer in the family while Ida was the accomplished pianist. It's difficult to say if any of the women in the picture are Morans. There's a possibility that the woman on the back row, second from the right, is Fannie.
I'm taking a leap and going to say that Miss Pinner is the older woman on the far right holding the baton. Usually the name imprinted on a photograph is the photographers mark but in this case it might just be the name of the main subject. It was taken in Huntingdon, Tenn.
A search of the usual sources came up empty handed for a Miss Pinner in Tennessee.
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Here's cousin Moran Scott, son of Rufus Franklin Scott and Martha Helen Moran. He was born in 1863 in Texas. He attended the University of Texas and in September 1883 matriculated to the law department at Gainesville Texas. (Austin Weekly Statesman Sept 20 1883). Judge Scott was a member of the Gainesville Rifles with the rank of Lieutenant. He was married to Kittie Hall and it doesn't appear that they had any children. Judge Scott died in 1925 and was interred at Rose Hill Cemetery in Ardmore Oklahoma.
The photograph was taken at Fonville's photography studio in Ardmore, Oklahoma.