|The family of Joseph A Thomas and Mary Ellen Callison circa 1906 (the children l-r: Joseph, Lester, Elzie, and Earl) . |
I believe the woman on the end is Sarah Lucas Thomas (Joseph's mother).
|Logging Camp, presumably somewhere in WV. |
The only person identified is Joe Andy.
Note the random baby in the middle...
|close-up of the Logging Camp photo, Joe Andy on the left.|
Joseph Andrew Thomas was born 19 Feb 1866 in Goshen, Rockbridge County, Virginia. He was married on 7 Mar 1900 in Greenbrier County (see line 21) to Mary Ellen Callison, both marrying later in life than most at the time: he was 34, she was 30. Joe Andy worked the farm, but also worked in a logging camp at some point, possibly before his marriage.
Joe Andy died at his home in Danese, Fayette County, on 6 Dec 1938 from mitral stenosis. He is buried alongside his wife in the Ben McClung Cemetery in Rupert, Greenbrier, West Virginia.
|Ellen with unidentified child.|
Joe Andy and Ellen had 7 known children. More info on each of them on separate posts to come.
- Earl Gilmer (1900-1972)
- Lester Robert (1902-1978)
- Joseph Berton (1904-1974)
- James Elzie (twin) (1905-1980)
- Olney (twin) (1905-1905)
- Bessie Jane (1907-1996)
- Carl Vernon (1913-1986)
|Joe Andy and Mary Ellen Callison Thomas|
|The Thomas house in Danese, 1939. Jim Callison (Ellen's brother) wearing suspenders, Earl Thomas (son of Joe Andy & Ellen), the little girl's name is Murline.|
|Their final resting place, Ben McClung Cemetery in Rupert, Greenbrier, West Virginia|