Saturday, October 17, 2015
An old photo of four men who caugth some fish from the river. Times look tough so they will have meat on the table for supper. My grandfather is the one who isn't wearing bib overalls. I don't have any idea of who the other guys are but my grandfathers name was Leroy Martin Brown. The heavy eyebrows were inherited by a couple of generations beyond him. I had a uncle and his son that did look like him on the family tree branch. My cousin Gerald looks like him now as he is older than probably than my grandfather in the photo back then. Leroy died in 1937 from TB and is buried in Moon Cemetery near Macksburg, Iowa.
These three guys are all giving us that stare except for the young ones on the end. The short guy is my Uncle Donald, my dad Jesse Burgus is the second one from the left. Uncle Ralph, Uncle Carl and then Uncle Cecil ends up the lineup. My dad was born in 1917 and if he looks 12 years old here it would date the photo as 1929. Ten years later he would be dating my mom and getting married and a couple of years later he was on his way to fight in the Battle of the Bulge in Germany. These guys all had a German father and grandfather and a British mother and grandmother.
One more gaze from the Uncle Weaver Wheeler and his wife Ellen. I could imagine him having a car as he seemed to do well in figuring out how to make money. He and his wife lived away from the rest of the family up in Hardin County, Iowa.
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