18 August 2010

Wordless Wednessday

Four Generations
Left to right: Emily (Scott) Hoard,
Thomas Hoard (Emily's son and my great great grandfather)
Roy Hoard (Thomas' son)
Fontana Hoard (Roy's daughter)

I don't know when or where this picture was taken, but I love it. It sits right in front of me every day on my desk. It reminds me that there is always more to their stories then just their data. Look at the old cabin behind them.

What I do know is that in 1920 Thomas and his family are enumerated in Benton, AR,though Roy is not with them. Then in 1925 Roy is enumerated in the 1925 Kansas State census in Butler, KS. In that census Fontana is five years old, which is about how old she looks in this photo. So it's very possible that this photo was taken around 1925 in KS at Roy's home, or possibly in Benton, AR where Emily lived most of her life and where Thomas was in 1920. I know he was in Oklahoma by 1930 though.

  1. Ancestry.com.. Kansas State Census Collection, 1855-1925 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2009. 1925 Kansas State Census. Microfilm reels K-1 – K-177. Kansas State Historical Society.
  2. Ancestry.com. 1920 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2010. Images reproduced by FamilySearch. Original data: Fourteenth Census of the United States, 1920. (NARA microfilm publication T625, 2076 rolls). Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29. National Archives, Washington, D.C. For details on the contents of the film numbers, visit the following NARA web page: NARA. Note: Enumeration Districts 819-839 are on roll 323 (Chicago City). Year: 1920;Census Place: Dickson, Benton, Arkansas; Roll T625_54; Page: 3B; Enumeration District: 18; Image: 190.

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