Friday, September 6, 2013

Grandma's Photo Album - Page 21 - Dorothy Elam,, Issac Vannoy's baby, Tom and Neil Snyder

(Left) Dorothy Elam.  I have no idea who she is!  There are no Elam's in Wilkes County in 1920, 1930, and 1940.  On page 22, there's a photo with Mr. Elam, who I assume is related.

(Middle) This is Isaac Vannoy (1894-1979), who married my grandmother's sister, Ila McNeil, holding his baby son, who died as a child.  The son's name was Wiley Thomas Vannoy.  He was born on Christmas Day 1921.  He died of dysentery at age 2 1/2, on July 31, 1924.  (His death certificate says his name was Willie, but his tombstone says Wiley.)
Isaac and Ila also had two daughters:
  1. Eula Mae Vannoy Sharpe (1920-1993)
  2. Bettie Sue Vannoy (living)

(Right) My grandfather and his son Neil.  My grandfather was Wiley Thomas Snyder (1892-1988).  Neil's full name was James Neil Snyder (1922-1993).  They are all dressed up!  This picture was probably taken in late 1922 or early 1923, when they were living in Winston-Salem, N.C.


(1) Wilkes County , North Carolina, death certificate no. 281 (1924), Willie Thomas Vannoy; digital image, Operations Inc, "North Carolina Death Certificates, 1909-1975," ( : accessed 24 Jul 2011). 

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