This was Thanksgiving at my Graham Grandparents house in 1963, east side Detroit. My grandfather cuts the turkey. My mother sits on the right. I am on the left, my sister next to me. Wonder where my Aunt and cousins were? Usually there were four more around the table. How we all fit I do not know, but we did. The house is gone now. Everybody in this photo except my sister and I are dead. We are almost as old as my grandparents were.
Louise and Ronnie – Chicago 1941
My grandfather, Mershell C. Graham sitting on the porch railing of his unofficially adopted family’s home in Montgomery, Alabama in the early 1900s. Mary Graham seated in the rocker and her son Cliff seated on the stairs.
My grandfather, Albert B. Cleage Sr is 5th from the left, top row. Dr. Ames, who I talked about here Births, Deaths,Doctors and Detroit – Part 2- The Doctors & Detroit in the 1920s is 7th from the left in the 3rd row down.
Gamma Lamda Chapter
Alpha Phi Alpha
Detroit, Mich 1926
Today I received a call from my cousin Jacqui to tell me that the mystery photograph is her mother, Naomi Tulane Vincent with her two oldest children, Hubert and Sylvia Vincent. Hubert was born in 1923 and Sylvia was born in 1929 so this photo would be from the early 1930s.
One of Eliza’s daughters, but which one? Two of her grandchildren, but who?
To see the answer to these questions click Mystery Photograph Identified.
Reading left to right
1. Herman C. King
2. Naomi Tulane (my grandmother’s cousin)
3. A??? Forbes
4. Alfred Young (?)
5. Fannie Turner (my grandmother)
6. ??? McDonald
7. ?? McDonald