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Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Old Family Pictures

Here are a few family pictures that I wanted to save in case my computer dies.  Most of these I acquired only recently from cousins across the USA. 

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 Truax and Jessie Wilkinson Truax



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. 


 This is Jessie Wilkinson Truax around 1950. 






Undated picture of Laura Murray Truax, mother of Charles Sylvester Chilson Truax.  Born in Ohio in 1839, and died in Minnesota in 1910. 
 As a cousin wrote on our Truax Family Roots Facebook page:

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



my grandmother's graduating class


Arthur Kenneth Truax had this picture among his genealogy collection


Arthur, closeup

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!