Thursday, April 10, 2008
Does anyone recognize these students? Can you tell us if the year of 1950 is correct? The school is about 7 miles from Traverse City. Photograph donated by Tom Ghering, descendant of Pioneer Family of the Penisula.
Scanned image of Walter William Barratt's
WW I Military Draft Card.
Walter married Grace B. Pence in 1915. Walter William died 7 Feb 1921 and Grace was born
about 1900 in Indiana.
It appears Grace may have married Edward Mox in 1922 but this is a supposition without seeing the records. There is not a death in Grand Traverse County or in the Social Security Records of a Grace Barratt. There is a death record for Grace B. Mox of 27 July 1962.
Ruby is a fantastic fiddler at 16 years old. She is playing at a festival with Ben Wolfgram and Lee backing her. Lee (unknown last name) the fellow sitting down with the guitar is in his 90's. Go Lee!!
I have some video's of Ruby playing Orange Blossom Special. If I can figure out how I will add that for your pleasure. She is awesome. Photograph taken by Tom Ghering.
Ann is married to my cousin Arthur Secor and is the daughter of Pioneer Family, Marvin Stricker and Annabell Fashbaugh. Annabell is the daughter of Oliver and Catherine Fashbaugh.
Art is the son of Joseph Secor and Ledora Moyetta Brown. Art and Ann are great people with 2 children. The Grand Traverse county area is filled with the history of all of these families.