Monday, March 23, 2015

Matrilineal Monday: Guokas Family, early 1940s

In the photo above are my mother, Geraldine Margaret Guokas Pape, with her family of origin:  her mother Sara Melzina Wolfe Guokas [Archibald, 1907-1997), her brother Charles Peter Guokas III (1926-1999), her father Charles Peter Guokas Jr. (1903-1967), and her sister Jo Ann (Sister Jean Marie) Guokas.  Based on how old my mother and aunt look, I think this was taken in the early 1940s.

My mother says this family photo was taken at Aunt Lizzie's (Elizabeth Wanda Guokas Johnson Sayers, 1901-1980) and Uncle Phil's (Philip Edgar Sayers Sr., 1901-1972) place in "east Texas, north of Houston."  I wonder, though, if it might have been their home with a rural route address on Westfield Road in Harris County, Texas, on the censuses of 1930 and 1940.  Westfield Road could be today's Aldine-Westfield Road, which runs north from the Eastex-Jensen area and along the west side of today's George Bush Intercontinental Airport, all the way up into Spring, Texas.  Or, it could be today's Humble-Westfield Road, which runs east-west roughly from its intersection with Aldine-Westfield Road near the northwest corner of the George Bush Airport eastward to Humble, Texas.  In either case, this would have been a rural area in the early 1940s.

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