My grandfather's sister Hettie Ward
My father worked on the Great Lakes Freighters during the end of WWII and about 6 years after. I wrote the US Coast Guard and they sent me his records including this. What a surprise. I cherish it.
My father who always had a smile on his face. Was drafted for the Korean War. He had serve previously with the US Coast Guard on the freighters of the Great Lakes, continuing after WWII as a Merchant Marine. Then 6 months off the ships as a regular joe he was drafted and put into basic training and put into the Army, where he served with the Tank Corps.
United States Army drafted Arthur Sylver after he worked on the Great Lakes freighters
he was put into the Tank division at Fort Riley, Kansas then served in Korea for two years
Delilah Caldwell Ward holding daughter Juanita Ward, Florence Caldwell Scott holding Jessie Scott, Jr., Tap Ward in hat, Jessie Scott, children bottom row James Scott, Helen Ward, Hazel Scott, Arlene Ward, Ruby Scott
Jessie Scott and Charles Lee Scott brothers who married two woman who were related. Jessie married Florence Caldwell and Charles married Belvia Jarrells. Belvia was Florence Caldwell's aunt on her mothers side of the family. Florence was older than Belvia by a few years.
William Thomas Jarrells (Tom) holding bible, lady in black dress is his oldest daughter Albert Jarrells Caldwell Moore, next to her is her second husband Phelyn Moore, on the right of him is Lennie Jarrells White Moore, Delialh his wife, don't know the fellow Belva Jarrells Scott, Lula Jarrells May, Julia Jarrells McCormick, second row do not know who the men are, the woman between the two boy children is Martha Jarrells Waugh, and the woman holding the baby is Odess Jarrells Crum. The guy with the hat on his knee could be Charlie Scott who was married to Belva, the older guy with the tie on could be James (Jim) McCormick who was married to Julia or Joseph Moore who was married to Lennie. The fellow in the very back could have been George May. Young fellow with the tie could be Mont Crum.
Left to Right
Malinda (Lennie) holding bible, Belva, Lula, Julia (Julie), Martha, Alberta (Bertie) and Odessia (Dessie) Jarrell(s)
Malinda married Glennmore White
Belva married Charles Lee Scott
Lula married George May
Julia married James McCormick
Martha married Milard Waugh
Alberta married Andrew Caldwell after his death to Phelyn Moore (she's still wearing black from Andrew's tragic death)
Odessia married Mont Crum
Picture was taken I am guessing before 1918 because Bertie died in October 1918. There is one sister missing. Mary Margaret. The woman standing by the tree I am guessing is their mother. Delilah Conn Jarrells