Sunday, February 3, 2008

J. D. Elder's Neighbors

The 1930 Census identified the following four neighbors:
From the Historic J. D. Elder House, heading West, they were:
Photos (top to bottom) , taken in 2004:
Across their shared driveway (formerly a public alley to W. Main)
Duffy Brantley, age 39; Manager, Coal Yard
Edgar M. Young, age 42; Operator, Coal Mine
J. Ben Wallace, age63; Physician
House to left of High School;
Marion Simpson, age 32; Manager, Dept Store (Ruckmans)
Marion and his Father, J. B. Simpson (Brother of Juriah Simpson Elder)
are shown in the Providence Department Store (My Post, January 30, 2008)
Frances Jennings, age 52; Teacher, Public School (next door !)
The following link is to her photo in a 1918 Yearbook.

Bottom Photo: When Mrs. J. D. Elder moved from Shady Grove in 1910 she brought along her collection of quilts. A portion of one of the tops, not yet quilted, is shown here.

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