Sunday, March 25, 2018

Photographs Reunited!

Esther Barbara Wolf Gruissy & Augustus Ceaser Gruissy
with their grandson
Richard Ray Nichols 
(son of Willis & Rephenia Cathern Gruissy Nichols)

I have had this photograph for some time. I like the framework and the photographer's information. Augustus is my 2nd great grandfather. My paternal grandmother, Ivy Regina Mark Brown, vaguely remembered seeing him as a little girl. She said he was friendly.

Recently (see previous post) a cousin contacted me. Carol  Morrison Moser had read my blog & reached out to me with photographs and family information. Carole is a descendant of Augustus and his first wife, Mary Everett. I am a descendant of Augustus' second wife, Esther Barbara Wolf. 

One of the photos Carole shared is below.

Rephenia Cathern Gruissy Nichols & 
Nancy Regina Gruissy Mark
 Augustus & Esther had 5 children. 
Only these two lived to adulthood.

Look at the two photographs! They must have been taken the same day. They show Augustus & Esther, their two daughters and their grandson. These photographs have been separated for many years and now, due to Carole, they are reunited. This is just one of many advantages of meeting cousins!

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  1. I have never seen a frame like this. So unusual. What a thrill to see the second photo for the first time.

    1. Wendy, I have never seen it either. It was quick and easy to see the photos had been taken at the same place.


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