Thursday, June 13, 2013

Friday's Faces from the Past - Lena's Photographs

Photograph #1

The first of many photographs found in the belongings of my great grand aunt, Lena Rhoda Steele McLelland who was born and raised in Limestone County, Texas.  She and her husband, James "Jim" A. McLelland moved to Sicily Island, Catahoula Parish, Louisiana between 1900 and 1910 where they lived the remainder of their lives.

I believe most of 'Lena's Photographs' are of relations in the Steele, Chisum and/or McLelland families who lived in the Limestone County, Texas area.

It is possible that the children in this photograph are the children of one of the following couples:
Lydia Frances Steele and Silas Abraham "Abe" Greer
Louella "Ella" Steele and Walter A. Walling
Mary Allye "Madie" Steele and Henry Robert Eaton
These three Steele sisters were daughters of Francis Marion Steele and Lucinda Chisum and sisters to Lena Rhoda Steele McLelland.  Other than Lena who had no children, there was one other sister named Lula and a brother named Isham Alfonso.  Lula had one daughter.  Isham Alfonso, who was my great-grandfather, had four daughters.

Any Texas Steeles, Chisums or McLellands out there who can help identify the children in this photograph?

To view other photographs from this collection click on 'Lena's Photographs' under Tags on the right-hand side of the blog.

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