Thursday, April 18, 2013

Grandma's photo album - page 3 - Nora and Neil, Tom in uniform, Eva McNeil


Left:  Nora McNeil Snyder (1900-1992) holding her son, James Neil Snyder (1922-1993).  Nora (Grandma) told me that this photo was taken at the Reynolds Memorial in Waughtown Cemetery, in Winston-Salem, N.C.  However, I cannot find this memorial today on-line, so maybe it's gone?  This photo was taken about 1923 or 1924.  I'm glad Grandma is smiling - she seems happy with her son.

Center:  Wiley Thomas "Tom" Snyder (1892-1988) in his U.S. Army uniform, in World War I. He was stationed at Camp Jackson, near Columbia, S.C. from September 1917 until May 1918, when his company was sent to Camp Sevier, near Greenville, S.C.  Tom was in Company D, 321st infantry, 81st division (the "Wildcats"). (1) 

Right:  Nora's mother, Clara Eva Hettie Ellen Jarvis McNeil (1873-1959).  There are three ghostly girls beside her.  I wonder who they are?  (I think this picture was a double exposure.)

Three of Eva's daughters -- Nora, Toyce Etta McNeil (1905-1969), and Mattie Lodemia "Demie" McNeil (1908-1997) -- married three Snyder brothers.  Respectively, the husbands were Tom, John B. Snyder (1894-1969), and Donald Vance Snyder (1903-1986).  All of these couples had at least one child, and these children are double-first cousins.

(1) Adjutant General World War I Cards, microfilm publication Army and Marine Corps Series (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Service, 1987 - 1988), roll S.1.120.37, Wiley T. Snyder card.

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