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Davis Dairy, Maryville, Blount County, Tennessee on Wildwood.
Taken by Judith Richards Shubert, September 28, 2005, Copyright

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Conner Photographs from Eva Ruth & Alyce

Cealy Jane Rogers Conner
holding grandson, Ray Allen Shubert
with her son, George Dewey Conner and Ethel Conner

My father-in-law, Ray Shubert, the baby in this picture, was born in September 1917, leading me to believe the photo was taken around 1918. George was fifteen years old in 1920 on the Lenoir City, Loudon Co., Tennessee US census, so he was probably thirteen.  Sweet Ethel in her precious hat was listed as eleven on the 1920 census, so would have been nine years old here. Ethel married a man named Thomas and later lived in Saint Louis near her son, Clarence, where she died. My father-in-law often talked about her and his childhood memories of her.

 Ethel Conner Thomas - 1926

Cealy Jane Rogers Conner
Grave of her son George Dewey Conner
May 31, 1932
Lenoir City Cemetery
Lenoir City, Tennessee
Family handwritten notes that were mailed to me by Alyce Shubert Proaps had the following information:
George Dewey Conner
Born - April 22, 1905
Died - April 29, 1931
at the early age of 26 years years of age.

Ray Allen Shubert
September 08, 1917 - Lenoir City, Tennessee
January 17, 2003 - Nashville, Tennessee

"What a difference ten years makes!"

These pictures and notes were  given to Alyce Shubert Proaps in Lenoir City, Cealy Jane's granddaughter, by George's daughter, Eva Ruth (another granddaughter), before she died last year (2011). So I imagine the writing on the back is hers. I know it is not Aunt Alyce's. If there is anyone who has information they would like to share or questions they have about what I have on my blog, please contact me.


Free Genealogy Guide said...

The picture of eleven-year old Ray is striking. His eyes seem a mixture of anger and intelligent knowing. Did he have that look in his eyes later?

Judith Richards Shubert said...

Thanks for that observation, "Free". He always said he was a willful boy and always got in trouble. Check out the post with his wife as an adult. He was a handsome man.

Judith Richards Shubert said...

Thanks for stopping by, Betsy, and trying to leave you comments, too. I'm sorry it didn't "take"! Maybe next time!

bethy920 said...

I recently corresponded with a cousin of my mother's who remembers Aunt Ceal. Do you know of anyone who might have a picture of her father Jessie Rogers? My great grandfather, William Anderson Rogers, was a brother of Cealy Jane. Paul was able to get me a picture of Will and I sent it to my mother's cousin who had never seen a picture of her grandfather. My mother passed away on February 4th and I was glad to be able to show her the picture as well as she had never seen what he looked like either.

Judith Richards Shubert said...

No, Bethy, I don't know of a picture of their father, Jessie. But if I can find one, I will definitely post it and if you will you will leave you email address, send it to you. The link to your name didn't work.
Thanks for stopping by.

Teena in Toronto said...

I signed up with in the spring and it's amazing the amount of family I have.

Happy blogoversary :)

Linda Gartz said...

these are fascinating photos. I think Ray looks more confident than angry-- like he knows who he is and doesn't need anyone to assure him he's "ok." Thanks for following the love story that's unfolding at Family Archaeologist.

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