Tag: genealogy

The hermit of Portland, Maine in 1936 – [vintage pics] Do you know his real name?

You never know what interesting photographs you might run across while doing research.  Below are some pictures taken by Paul Carter, a Resettlement Administration employee in 1936 while his was visiting Freeport, Maine.  The man in the photographs must have been … Read More

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How do you record your life? Here is the one way to do it. . .

SNIPPETS By Joyce Ray Wheeler (b. January 4, 1926- d. November 1 2012) About four years ago I purchased a small journal with a pretty cover in which I began to record my memories. I called my memories “Snippets of … Read More

About Joyce Ray Wheeler

Joyce Ray Wheeler was born in Kentucky, but after marriage and two sons she and her husband, Dr. Ruric Wheeler she moved to Birmingham, Alabama in 1953. She was a former school teacher for a short while.  She was active in the Faculty Wives Club at Samford University and a member of Shades Mountain Baptist Church where she taught Sunday School classes for women for many years. She enjoyed travel, her grandchildren and writing her memories. Joyce passed away November 2, 2012. Her obituary and memorial can be seen at: http://obits.dignitymemorial.com/dignity-memorial/obituary.aspx?n=Joyce-Wheeler&lc=4394&pid=160800084&mid=5294496

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[vintage pictures] Can you imagine sending your eight-year old child to a cannery factory like this instead of school each morning?

These photographs below of young workers from the 1915s include names of children from New York, Mississippi and Maine who worked in the cannery industry. Canning was once an industry that hired young workers in America as seen by the … Read More

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