Monday, October 14, 2013

Matrilineal Monday: Three (Four?) Generations

This photograph is labeled on the back as being of my maternal great-grandmother Addilee Tennessee Shelton Wolfe Odom Harris (1890-1977); her mother, my great-great-grandmother, Sarah Ann Spikes Shelton (1871-1935); and her daughter, my maternal grandmother Sara Melzina Wolfe Guokas Archibald (1907-1997)  After scanning the picture and looking at it at 100% magnification, I think Sarah Ann is holding a baby.  It's probably my mother's older brother, the oldest of Sara Melzina's children, my uncle Charles Peter Guokas III (1927-1999), but it could be my mother or her younger sister, as they were all born before Sarah Ann died in 1935.  The photo was most likely taken in Louisiana where Sarah Ann and my great-great-grandfather Levi Marion Shelton (1863-1941) lived.

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