Laura Giles

AncientFaces Member since Aug 04, 2015

Researching: Sharp, Giles, Boucher, Betts, Flowers, Caperton, Tolle

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This photograph is of Molly Caperton Noland and her family. Molly is the mother in the photo. She is the daughter of Sara and William Caperton of Tennessee.
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This is a photograph of Harriett Harder Sharp. She is the daughter of Josiah Powell Harder and Mary Polly Hicks. She was born in Nov. of 1849 in Hickman County, TN. She died on Nov. 24th, 1928. She was married to Willis Monroe Sharp, son of Mary Ann Sharp and grandson of Samuel Sharp & Milly Mayfield.
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This photo was taken in 1933. It shows the students attending China Grove School. China grove is a community just outside of Rutherford, TN in Gibson County Tennessee. My grandfather, J.C. Betts, attended the school so I am sure he is pictured in the photo. The other people are unknown.
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On the back of this photo is written: Post office in Chico, Texas. This was found in TN. My Flowers family visited Chico, Texas and had relatives there. The people pictured are unknown.
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This is a photo that I found is some old family things. It probably belonged to Allen Flowers born 1826 in North Carolina and died in 1902 in Gibson Co. TN. I know that his family started to move to Chico, Texas but returned to Gibson County. Perhaps this is a family member in Texas. The photography company is listed as being in Texas on the photo. The back of the photo reads: W.H. Flowers "Bill Bo" I assume Bill is a nickname for William.
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This is a photo of William Caperton (1853-1897) and Martha Jane Key Caperton (died 1888). William's parents were William and Sarah Fergerson Caperton. William was a Carpenter. Martha's parents were Crawford and Millie Key. They lived in Lawerence County, TN and then moved to Gibson County Tennessee near Kenton.
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Laura Giles Molly lived in Mississippi
Aug 30, 2008 · posted to the photo Molly Caperton Noland and Family
Laura Giles CHICO, TEXAS. Chico is at the intersection of State Highway 101 and Farm Road 1810, five miles north of Bridgeport in northwestern Wise County. Settlement of the area began in the mid-1870s, when J. T. Brown, from Chico, California, moved to the area and opened a general store near Dry Creek. The settlement became a church and school community for area farmers. A post office was established in 1882. A decade later the tracks of the Rock Island Railroad reached the community. Soon thereafter Chico became a retail center for cotton farmers. The town remained economically dependent on agriculture until the early 1940s, when oil was discovered nearby. The population reached 1,000 in 1942. Although Chico billed itself as the oil capital of Wise County, it also was one of the leading producers of crushed stone for road construction. At one time the town had four large stone processing plants. Agriculture remained important; in the 1950s peanuts and cantaloupes replaced cotton as the primary crop. Chico was incorporated in 1950, but the population declined to 850 by the middle of the 1950s. In 1986 Chico had an estimated 890 residents, twenty-five businesses, and a weekly newspaper, the Chico Times. In 1990 the population was 800 and in 2000 it was 947.
Aug 14, 2008 · posted to the photo Post Office Chico, Texas