Saturday, May 25, 2013

Grandma's Photo Album - Page 6 - Eva Jarvis McNeil and her twin daughters, Jenie & Demie

These photos were almost certainly taken in Wilkes County, N.C.  They are the sisters and mother of the owner of this album, my grandmother, Nora Bessie McNeil Snyder (1900-1992).

Left:  Mary Lougenia McNeil Sebastian (1908-1966), called "Jenie."  Jenie married Paul Sebastian and had three children, two daughters and a son.

Center:  Jenie's twin sister, Mattie Lodemia McNeil Snyder (1908-1997), called "Demie."  Demie also had two daughters and a son.  Demie married a Snyder brother (Don).  Demie's sisters Nora and Toyce also married Snyder brothers (Tom and John).  So the children of these three sisters are double first cousins.

Right:  Clara Eva Hettie Ellen Jarvis McNeil (1873-1959), called "Eva."  She and her husband, George Thomas McNeil (1870-1930), called "Tom Pick," had 8 children. They had six daughters, then two sons.

Friday, May 17, 2013

Grandma's Photo Album - Page 5 - Eva Jarvis McNeil, Nora McNeil Snyder, and Toyce McNeil Snyder

Left:  Clara Eva Hettie Ellen Jarvis McNeil (1873-1959), probably on the porch of her home in Millers Creek, Wilkes County, North Carolina.  "Eva" was the mother of Nora and Toyce.

Center:  Nora Bessie McNeil Snyder (1900-1992).  Nora was my grandmother.

Right:  Sisters having a chat:  Nora and Toyce Etta McNeil Snyder (1905-1969), in Moravian Cemetery (Old Salem) in Winston-Salem, N.C.  Nora and Toyce married brothers Tom and John Snyder, so their children were double first cousins.