Bettye DuPre, my grandma, was born and raised in Abbeville, South Carolina. She graduated from Abbeville High School in 1938. The above pictures are of her graduating class and an individual portrait taken for the occasion. I love seeing the small size of the class all gathered at the front door of the school. I … Continue reading Abbeville High Class of 1938
At some point in college, I discovered these two photos. I was tickled by their similarities: both of them sitting in offices looking directly at the camera with their dark hair, high foreheads, and young faces. I had copies made, framed them together, and displayed it on my dresser. It also shows a glimpse at … Continue reading Like Father, Like Son
Henry has always been a special name for me. I think it's because I heard it so much growing up -- it's the name of my uncle (Henry Townes), my grandpa (Henry Hammond), and my great-grandpa (Henry Townes). I recently found this 3-generation photo that features the three Henrys. It pictures my dad and his … Continue reading Three Henrys
Sometimes the best surprises are right where you thought you already looked. For instance, I have looked through the boxes of family picture from my paternal family several times, but every time, I seem to find something new. Recently, this photo brought me a little surprise. When my dad was young, his family lived in … Continue reading A Beautiful Place
This week's topic for 52 Ancestors is Bearded. I immediately thought of this guy... This is Julius Franklin Carne DuPre, more commonly known as JFC DuPre. He is my 2nd great-grandfather. I wonder how many Novembers it took for him to grow his snowy-white beard.
This week's prompt for 52 Ancestors is Sports. When considering this topic, I mostly drew a blank. My mom was an elementary PE teacher for a little while and she once won a racquetball tournament, but I didn't feel I had a lot to write about. While thinking about possible topics, a photo came to mind … Continue reading Grandma Rows
Sunday is Mother's Day. I have been blessed with a devoted mother, wonderful grandmothers, and many other kind and strong women that have influenced my life. Family History, in part, is about finding our mothers' mothers and their mothers, and their mothers, and so on. I love being able to get to know some of … Continue reading Eleanor Eigenmann DuPre