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Grahams Investigations Wordless Wednesday

Inside cover of Mershell Grahams Bible

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I have not found out how these people are connected to my grandfather Mershell Graham.

So much for wordless….
After posting this I decided to go look for Jacob Graham at Family Search. I used the pilot program and found a death record for Jacob Graham who died June 30, 1913 at the Salvation Army Fresh Air Camp. I googled the Fresh Air Camp and found several photographs in the Alabama Archives about Fresh Air camps the Salvation army ran in Montgomery for Old men and others for poor women and children. I also found a google book “By Alabama. Dept. of Archives and History”, Thomas McAdory Owen, an entry that mentioned under the section Benevolent Insititutions in Alabama, that the Salvation army had a Fresh Air Camp on the upper Wetumpka Road, founded in 1911 conducted by the Montgomery Anti-Tuberculosis League for tubercular cases.( Alabama official and statistical register.) I’m sending for the death certificate.

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Grahams Mystery Wordless Wednesday

Mystery Photograph

Who are they?
Who are they?
Nobody remembered who they were by the time I asked. From Fannie & Mershell Graham’s album.
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Reeds Wordless Wednesday

Mystery photograph

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From my Cleage grandparents photographs.  Nobody remembers who they are.
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Allen Wordless Wednesday

Abbie Allen Brown

Eliza’s daughter, my 2x great aunt, Abbie Allen Brown
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Wordless Wednesday

Dr. Albert B. Cleage Sr

My grandfather Albert B. Cleage Sr is center front.  His brothers Jacob and Henry are on either side of him.  I do not know who the men in the back row are.  Do not know the occasion.  I am guessing it was in the early 1900’s, before 1920.
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Grahams Wordless Wednesday

3 Generations of Turner Women

My great grandmother, Jennie Virginia Allen Turner, her daughter Daisy Turner, my grandmother, Fannie Turner Graham, my aunt Mary Virginia Graham Elkins, my mother Doris Graham Cleage.  Car in the background – Lizzie.  Taken in the alley outside the fence of my grandparents house on Theodore St. Detroit.  1937.

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Wordless Wednesday

Celia Rice Cleage

My great grandmother, Celia Rice Cleage holding her granddaughter Barbara Cleage about 1922 in Detroit, MI.  Celia was born into slavery about 1855 in Tennessee.  She died about 1932 in Detroit.  Since I am trying to do wordless Wednesday I will tell more of Celia’s story another time.