Archive for the ‘Summerville Georgia 1940s’ Category

John Dodson Taylor III, June 1944   Leave a comment

June 1944 01

Scans Source = Kenneth Randolph Taylor

The writing on the back of this image indicates that “Jackie” Marsh is holding my father, John Dodson Taylor, III (1943-2014), in June 1944.  They are behind the family house in Summerville, Georgia.

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The photographs in this set come from a “Panel Print Album” I retrieved from my father’s possessions after his recent death.

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Panel Print Album 02

Panel Print Album 01

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June 1944 03

Here is a photograph of Alex Marsh holding my father.  This is also good view of the back of the old north wing of the house.  That wing has not existed since the 1960s.

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June 1944 02

The caption on the back of this photograph indicates that “Mama Nell” is hold my father.  That appears to be “Jackie” Marsh on the right.  They are, of course, behind the house.  “Mama Nell” does not seem to resemble my grandmother, Nell Barrett Taylor (1915-2001), for I have photographs of her from that time.

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June 1944 04

Here is a photograph of my father on Little Gene’s pony.  “Little Gene” was Eugene Stoddard Taylor, Jr. (1928-2012), who lived next door.

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John D. Taylor, Jr., and John D. Taylor, III, June 1944   Leave a comment

John D. Taylor III and Jr. 1944

Image Source = Kenneth Randolph Taylor

This is the best scan I can make of the photograph, part of which seems to be overexposed.

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My father and his father, behind the old house in Summerville, Georgia, in June 1944

Those interested in the architectural history of the structure might want to pay attention to the back of the north wing.  That wing has not existed since the early 1960s.

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Descendants of John Barrett and William Winburn (VII)   Leave a comment

CHILDREN, GRANDCHILDREN, AND GREAT-GRANDCHILDREN OF ROBERT WESLEY BARRETT (1860-1924) AND SARAH JANE WINBURN BARRETT (1838-1883), PART II

Descendants 08B

Descendants 08C

Descendants 09A

Scans Source = Kenneth Randolph Taylor

Robert Wesley Barrett (1860-1924) was the first child of William Wesley Barrett (1835-1911) and Sarah Jane Winburn Barrett (1838-1883) and the father of George Washington Barrett (1873-1956), my great-grandfather.  Nell Barrett Taylor (1915-2001) was my grandmother.

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The Taylor House, Summerville, Georgia   Leave a comment

Taylor House Old Photo II

Image Source = Robin Lee Scott

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My Uncle Randy recalls that the trees in front were there until the 1960s, when he was in college.  That fact provides a range of latest possible dates for the photograph.  I would not be surprised, however, if the image comes from the 1950s.

Update:  April 4, 2014–This image probably comes from the middle 1940s, based on information my Uncle Randy has shared with me.

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Rear of the Taylor House, Summerville, Georgia   Leave a comment

Taylor House Old Photo

Image Source = Robin Lee Scott

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Here we see the way the old family home looked in a bygone era–from the 1940s-1950s.  The old north wing (no longer extant) is visible on the far left side of the image.

The old house has had an interesting architectural history.

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John Dodson Taylor, Jr.   Leave a comment

John D. Taylor, Jr.

Image Source = Randolph Fleming Taylor

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My best estimate of the timeframe of this photograph of my grandfather (1905-1976) is the 1940s.

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MARCH 16, 2104 COMMON ERA

John Dodson Taylor, Jr., Circa 1940   Leave a comment

John D. Taylor, Jr. Color

Image Source = Kenneth Randolph Taylor

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My grandfather (1905-1976)

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My Father, Late 1940s   Leave a comment

Dad as a Boy

Image Source = Randolph Fleming Taylor

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In the Crusade (1999) episode Each Night I Dream of Home, Captain Matthew Gideon says that he cannot recall the details of his late father’s face and asks First Officer John Matheson why that is so.  Matheson replies:

Maybe it is because we cannot decide which face to remember–the face of our father when we were children, the face of our father the first time we left home, the face of our father the last time we say him.  They all blend together; we lose the details.

I have memories of my father’s changing face over time.  Some of them are as recent as just over a month ago.  Then I add childhood photographs of him to the mix.  The details blend together.

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JANUARY 30, 2014 COMMON ERA

Randy Taylor, Late 1940s   Leave a comment

Randy as a Boy

Image Source = Randolph Fleming Taylor

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It is interesting to look upon childhood photographs of relatives I have always known to be adults.  Often we humans lock a certain image of someone into our heads, as if that person was always that age.  In reality, however, each of us has many faces throughout life.

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JANUARY 30, 2014 COMMON ERA

John Dodson Taylor, III, Quite Young   Leave a comment

Dad National School Studios

Photograph Courtesy of Randolph Fleming Taylor

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This photograph is most likely from the early 1950s.

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JANUARY 2, 2014 COMMON ERA

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This is post #700 of TAYLOR FAMILY POEMS AND FAMILY HISTORY WRITINGS.

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