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Mary Vail

AncientFaces Member since May 28, 2015

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Betty Maddux being installed as the President of the American Legion Junior Auxillary in 1940. Betty is the short girl in the back row, center of the photo.
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Betty Maddux in her First Communion dress in Kansas City MO in 1932
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Wool swimsuits? Betty Maddux, her brother Bill and cousin, wearing their stylish bathing suits, in San Antonio TX one hot summer. Bathing suits in that era were made from wool. Can you imagine??? Don't you love the cowboy boots they are wearing to compliment the bathing suits?
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Betty Louise Maddux had her pic taken in a 'traveling goat cart'. She was under two years old in the picture, taken in 1926. She and her family lived in Kansas City MO at the time so I suspect that is where the picture was taken. When I asked my grandson if he wanted to see a picture of Betty (his great grandmother) in a goat cart, he was surprised when he saw the picture because he thought I said 'go cart'. He didn't expect a GOAT.
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I believe this photo is of Margaret Greene, of the Greene family of Salem MO, circa 1910. It was among the photos from my grandmother's estate and is identified as Margaret Greene.
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I believe this is a photo of Robert Russell Greene, judging from the hairstyle, taken in the 1890's in Salem MO. He was a jewelry store owner and his store is on the historic building tour in Salem. He was the brother of my great-grandfather. I would love to hear from any people related to Robert.
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Vince Maddux, third from right, drove a bus for Kansas City. He was shot in a robbery of the bus terminal, ending his career as a driver. While he survived the attack, he was left with vision impairment. The uniforms of that era are quite impressive.
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Howard Van Buskirk and friend on the beach in New Jersey ca. 1920
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Howard Van Buskirk of New Jersey, on the beach ca. 1920.
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My mother in law, born in 1916, was next to this woman, probably her mother, at the beach in New Jersey when this photo was taken.
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Mary Vail Amazing how times have changed! I'll post some pics of the buses he drove. Just so you know, I received a message on the website from a distant 'cousin' because of pictures I posted of Dr. Frank Ellis. I am waiting for a reply from her, but haven't heard back yet. This is the first time I've received any info from a related person and am looking forward to sharing info with her. She may have info that I am missing on his family and I may have some she doesn't have. I was very happy to hear from her. Thanks for the website.
Jul 18, 2013 · posted to the photo Kansas City Bus Drivers, ca 1929
Mary Vail Thanks for the opinion. I have corrected the date on the original photo submitted. The catcher in the pic is Howard Van Buskirk, born in 1888. He lived in New Jersey around Plainfield and Point Pleasant. I will check out the Manhattan team and see if it may be a possibility. I am pretty certain that is Babe Ruth in the pic but have no idea who any of the other team members are.
May 27, 2013 · posted to the photo Baseball Team & Babe Ruth, New Jersey
Mary Vail That is so awesome. It always amazes me how people can be interested in other families history. I just love all the stories, whether or not they are relatives. It comes clear why we, as americans, are such tough people. We live in luxury compared to the rest of the world, but underneath we are pretty tough and all the 'ancient faces' are responsible for that.
Apr 25, 2013 · posted to the person Frank G. Ellis