Friday, January 17, 2014

Grandmas's Photo Album - Page 35 - McNeils and snyders in Wilkes County, NC

(Left) Edward McNeil (1916-1963), my grandmother's youngest sibling.  Ed appears to be about 5 years old.  This photo was probably taken in Wilkes County, N.C., since that is where Ed was born and lived his whole life (except when he served in the U.S. Army).  I love photos of people in their everyday clothes.  Ed is ready for a hot day!

(Center) An uncle and niece, born only four years apart, playing.  Ed was the youngest child of George Thomas McNeil and his wife, Clara Eva Hettie Ellen Jarvis.  Eula Mae Vannoy (1920-1993) was their oldest grandchild, the daughter of their oldest child, Ila Margaret McNeil and her husband Isaac Ransom Vannoy.  Ila (1898-1983) is in the photo too, at the back right.  This photo was probably taken in Wilkes County, N.C., since that is where everyone in this photo lived.  I just love the overalls that Ed is wearing!  Eula Mae is clutching her doll, which is almost as big as she is!  Both children sport the typical bowl haircut.  So cute! 

(Right) My grandfather holding his older son:  Wiley Thomas Snyder (1892-1988) and James Neil Snyder (1922-1993).  This photo could have been taken in either Winston-Salem or in Wilkes County.  Tom was born and raised in Wilkes County and moved to Winston-Salem about 1912.  In 1925, he and his wife bought their farm on Pleasant Home Church Road in Millers Creek, and moved back to Wilkes County to stay.  I believe this photo may have been taken the same day as the photos on page 34.

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