I have posted a couple of photos at different times before in the last three years of my dad with his brothers and sisters. As time passes I now have answers as to where the photos were taken and even the year that they were taken.
The two photos had been laid to rest in the archives, my blog, so to speak as I really didn't have anyone at the time to ask about the photos. My first cousin Joan owns this above photo and she is the little girl on the left. She recently posted the above photo on our family facebook site and all the dull bulbs became bright lights. I then knew the two that I had did belong together, same place and time of a family reunion in Mallory Park in Murray, Iowa. If I had my two photos laying side by side I could have compared the clothing they are wearing. My grandmother wears the same dress and an obvious dark dress on Aunt Amye is the same one too. Of course in all three photos they are all wearing the same outfits.
The bottom photo is a picture of my grandfather Charles Thomas Burgus and grandmother Grace Elizabeth Turner Burgus. At that time the seven children were all the grandchildren that they had. I dated the photos to 1941 because of the youngest child in the photo which is of my cousin Jerry Ramsey.
My newly wed parents are in the second photo and were married December 1940. They were at the summer picnic with no children. In the fall after this photo was taken my oldest brother was born in October, 1941. My mom was glad to tell everyone that her son was born 10 months after they were married. After cousin Jerry was born, there were 10 more grandchildren added to this family. I ended up being the last of these grandchildren to be born in 1950.
Family trees can be so extensive but I am restarting and refreshing the immediate lines right now. I am getting connections from second and third cousins that are asking questions. I have started to write it all down so that as I become a source. I do need to know what I am talking about and give out correct info.
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