Thursday, May 29, 2014

Grandma's Photo Album Page 51 - Carrie, Kay, and a trailer in Gloucester

(Top left) Carrie Snyder Disher (1926-2001) at school -- Grace Hospital School of Nursing in Morganton, N.C. She studied there from 1944 to 1947 for the World War II Cadet Nursing Corps.

(Top right) Kay (living).

(Bottom left) The trailer where Carrie's brother, James Neil Snyder (1922-1993) lived in Gloucester, Massachusetts.

Friday, May 23, 2014

Grandma's Photo Album - Page 49 - Snyders in Wilkes County and McLeans in Gloucester

(Top left)  Snyders in Wilkes County, NC.  Left to right:  Mozelle (living), Kay (living), my grandmother Nora Bessie McNeil Snyder (1900-1992), and Bette (living)

(Top right)  More Snyders in Wilkes County:  My grandparents and their 5 grown children.  Left to right:  James Neil Snyder (1922-1993), my grandfather Wiley Thomas Snyder (1892-1988), my grandmother Nora, Ralph Lewis Snyder (1932-1996), Bette (living), Carrie Mae Snyder Disher (1926-2001), and Mozelle (living).

(Bottom left)  Some members of the McLean (or MacLean) family in Gloucester, Mass.  Left to right:  Florence Ann "Flora" Gillis McLean (1891-1951) and two of her sons, Archibald Alex "Archie" McLean (1915-1997) and Stanley Brower McLean (Abt 1927 - before 2008).

(Bottom right)  Kay (living) and her brother Stanley (I think), in Gloucester.

Friday, May 16, 2014

Grandma's Photo Album Page 48 - McClures and Barbara in Millers Creek

This is a fun photo of me as a toddler with my uncle and aunt.  Uncle Horace Edward "Edd" or "Eddie" McClure (1931-2005) had a great sense of humor. He looks like he's about to say something funny!  Aunt Bette (living) looks very serious!

I recognize the yard as my grandparents in Millers Creek, Wilkes County, N.C.

(This was the only photo on this page in 1981 when I interviewed my grandmother and wrote down what she said.)

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Grandma's Photo Album Page 47 - McLeans in Gloucester and McNeils and Snyders in Wilkes County

(Upper left) My uncle Jim (James Neil Snyder) married a McLean girl.  Here are some of her family in a photo probably taken in Gloucester, Mass., in 1963, when my grandparents visited their son, whom they called Neil.  Left to right:
  • Flora Gillis McLean (~1891-1951)
  • Uncle Jim - James Neil Snyder (1922-1993)
  • Unknown woman (not Jim's wife)
  • Archie McLean (1915-1997)

(Lower left)
My grandparents:
  • Wiley Thomas "Tom" Snyder (1892-1988)
  • Nora Bessie McNeil Snyder (1900-1992)
I think this photo was taken on a Sunday because Tom is dressed in church clothes.  The other six days, he wore overalls to do farm chores.

(Right) My grandmother's mother, Clara Eva Hettie Ellen Jarvis McNeil (1873-1959).
She had red hair when she was young, but it turned white.