I am blessed with some wonderful photos of Ellen. She looks like someone who experienced a lot in her 80 years, I just wish I could ask her all about it. I especially love the photo with her smiling, and the one with her fancy coat and hat, but with the apron still peeking out underneath.
|The family of Joseph Andrew Thomas and Mary Ellen Callison circa 1906. Joe Andy's mother, Sarah Amanda Lucas Thomas on the far right. Children, left-right: Joseph Berton, Lester Robert, James Elzie, Earl Gilmer.|
|Ellen with an unidentified child - anyone know?|
|Joe Andy and Mary Ellen Callison Thomas, before 1938.|
|Close-up of "Granny Thomas" and 3 grandchildren: James Russell Thomas, Glenna Thomas (the baby - my grandmother), and Letha Thomas, compiler of the Legacy. Photo taken at the Thomas farm in Danese, WV.|
|Doesn't everyone have a photo of their Granny with chickens?|
The back says "Taken when lived on Claremont Mtn."
|Same photo as above, full view.|
|Ellen with grandchildren, unidentified on this photo - anyone know?|
|Ellen in the center, the little boy on the right side of the photo is a grandson, Gene Stickler.|
|All dressed up for an outing? Note that she's still sporting her apron.|
|Love this photo and her smile! The woman on the right is a friend, Mrs. Kate Helmick|
|Kate Helmick, Ellen, Gene Stickler, Sonny Helmick, and Lowell Thomas. Gene and Lowell are both grandchildren of Ellen and Joe Andy's.|