This is my great-grandfather, Edgar Allen Truax's family.
His parents are Charles Sylvester Chilson Truax and Jessie Margaret Wilkinson Truax, originally from the Midwest (him - Minnesota; her - Iowa). He died in Iowa whereas she lived nearly 35 more years, and died in Los Angeles where several of her children and grandchildren lived by then.
Their children L to R: Arthur Kenneth Truax, Edgar Allen Truax, Charles Murray "Ray" Truax, Esther Truax Patton. I believe this picture was taken in Boone, Iowa, in 1919.
Charles C. Truax with his son Ray (Charles Murray Truax) and his grandson, Charles Joseph. 1919
Jessie Wilkinson Truax with her daughter in law, Mae, and daughter, Esther (R)
Esther Truax Patton
Jessie Wilkinson Truax's mom, Elizabeth McDaniel Wilkinson, and her grandson, Lafe, in 1900. She's my great-great-great grandmother. Born 1836 in Missouri. Died 1905 in Minnesota. I am not sure about Lafe just yet.
Undated picture of Laura Murray Truax, mother of Charles Sylvester Chilson Truax. Born in Ohio in 1839, and died in Minnesota in 1910.
From left to right: Laura Murray Truax, wife of Moses Olds Wright Truax (a forefather of Grandpa Edgar Truax), Florence Truax Robinson, her Father Frank Truax, baby Russell Robinson. In the photo on the table is Mrs. Mary Eliza (Sinclair) Murray Nichols mother of Laura Murray. Photo is dated circa 1908.
|my mom's singing group in college|
She's fifth from the right on the front row
|my grandmother's graduating class|
She's to the right of the little girl.
|Arthur Kenneth Truax had this picture among his genealogy collection|
|What Arthur wrote on the back of the above picture|
|Said to be Jessie Wilkinson with her brother Clifford|
|Clifford and his first wife|
The two final pictures were shared with me by a couple of Wilkinson ladies whom I met through Ancestry DNA matches. I've met a few new cousins that way!