Friday, September 27, 2013

Grandma's Photo Album - Page 25 - McLeans in Gloucester, Snyders in Wilkes County, N.C.


(Top left) Some McLean siblings in Gloucester, Mass.  Left to right: Kay, a brother, Caroline, a brother.  Kay and Caroline (both alive, so I'm not providing any details) had 5 brothers.  I'm not sure which brothers are pictured here.  Kay married James Neil Snyder (1922-1993), who served in the U.S. Coast Guard during WWII and settled in Gloucester.

(Top right) The five grown children of my grandparents, Wiley Thomas Snyder (1892-1988) and Nora Bessie McNeil Snyder (1900-1992).  Left to right: 
  • James Neil Snyder (1922-1993)
  • Carrie Mae Snyder (1926-2001)
  • Ralph Lewis Snyder (1932-1996)
  • Kathy (living)
  • Bette (living)
They are pretending to golf in the field of their parents farm in Millers Creek, Wilkes County, N.C.  I think this photo was taken in the early 1950s.

(Bottom left)  Two McNeil sisters with some of their children.  These two sisters married Snyder brothers, so their children are double first cousins!

The two sisters are my grandmother, Nora Bessie McNeil Snyder and Mattie Lodemia "Demie" McNeil Snyder (1908-1992).  Nora married Wiley Thomas Snyder.  Demie married Donald Vance Snyder (1903-1986).

Left to right:  Kathy, Carrie, Demie, Ralph, Betty, Paul, Nora, Martha, Clara.

Nora's kids are Kathy, Carrie, Ralph, and Betty.  (Neil lived in Gloucester, so he was often missing from photos).

Demie had 3 kids, and they are all here.  Paul and Martha are both living.   Clara Louise Snyder Church (born 1930) died in 1998.

This photo was taken in front of my grandparent's farmhouse in Millers Creek, approximately 1950.

(Bottom right)  Tom and Nora with their five children, taken the same day as the top right photo.

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