1924 Annual WV State University
In my last post A Name Remembered-Georgia Anne Peters-52 Ancestors #1, I mentioned that I would contact one of the schools that she either attended or taught at. So I decided to contact West Virginia State University which was established in 1891 as the West Virginia Colored Institute, under the second Morrill Act, that provided land grants institutions for black students.
I contacted the Historically black university that is now diversified and spoke to Janice Young who works in the archives of the university. She was most helpful with my request. She took my information and let me know she would email me if she came across anything that would identify my Great Aunt Georgia Peters. About a week later, I received the photo to the left.
The photo is of the P.O.N Club at the University. It was taken from the 1924 school Annual. Ms. Young stated that she did not know which one was Georgia. I am not sure which one. It could be a few of them. I am still hoping that I will get more answers as to which one is her. I will continue to pursue a photo as there are other places that she attended and taught.
Here is a closer up photo.
Georgia A Peters, [Possibly far Left upper row], West Virginia State University,1924 Annual
Here are a few photos that I used to attempt to identify Georgia in the photo above. One is of my mother Betty Mae Peters and the other is of Charles I Peters, Georgia’s brother [My grandfather]. Which one do you think is Georgia?
Charles Irving Peters 1918 Army 1897-1980
Betty Mae Peters
17 years old
George Washington H.S. 1926-2004
Robert Wesley Bunn Jr.
May 23, 1918- June 10, 2012
An ending of a generation in the Bunn family has given me the sense that my generation is on deck. We are the grandparents now and there is no cushion in front of us.
My heart was saddened to know that my Grandmother‘s brother passed away in June of 2012. I haven’t spoken about his passing too much, as I think and ponder why I didn’t pursue the urgency of speaking with him a little more often. I did however speak with him a few months before his illness got the best of him. At this point, his memory was not as strong, but my Great Grand Uncle Robert did speak with me about his days on the plantation in Lake Providence, Louisiana and Arkansas.
I was not able to attend the Celebration of Life for Robert W. Bunn, Jr., but was pleased however to have received the program card from my cousin Wes, Robert’s son.
Today was one of those days where everything was in slow motion. Had a lot on my plate and still do.
This morning after my friend and I dropped my daughter off to school, we went to a little cafe in Lemon Grove, CA. I can’t even remember the name. They gave big servings for the breakfast meals, and I was so hungry and ate all except the pancakes. Then I purchased some items at the medical supply place that would help me take care of my uncle when he comes home. Now you know that I could not leave Lemon Grove without visiting the antique store. I bought a few more photos that had names on the back as they were a part of the collection I already had at home, and I gather that they will give some meaning to the research at hand.
Today I presented the artwork portrait of my father to the elementary school librarian and met with some of the students in a 4th grade class.They were so happy to meet me and I was happy to meet them.
I didn’t do much with genealogy today, but I did participate on an online chat with Joseph McGill of the Slave Dwelling Project. This project is so intriguing…I would like to participate maybe next year.
I started to go through College Board to order SAT reports for the twelve schools my daughter is interested in. I am really starting to get pumped up for the College process with her.
Well it is late, my grandson is here and still awake at 10:30pm…It is time to wind down and maybe play a game of Words with Friends.
See you all tomorrow.
Today I spent most of my time going through old pictures that I had purchased in Antique Stores. I did minimal research on the photos because at this point it doesn’t make sense for me to have them sitting in file cases and boxes because the photos need some background information.
I usually like to google the photography studios, the photographer and also look up the individuals that have been identified. I am very interested in taking a course in identifying old photographs. I find it difficult to discuss the photo when I am unsure what approximate year it was taken based on the hair styles, the dress attire, the type of furniture, pose and even the type of photograph it is. If anyone knows where a course is available online, let me know.
My grandson stayed the night with me. I have been very impressed with how well he has been eating. He used to be a very picky eater. When he went to bed, he said, “Grandma, you have a lot of books!” I told him that I want to take him shopping so he can pick out some books, because he needs to read. It really is true that our children emulate us. Glad I can be an influence in this way. Maybe he will take to genealogy. He is always asking about the pictures I have on the wall of his great grandparents.
Well this is all for my short insert for the night. I am a little tired…and hope that I will have more time to post a few more photos and post Part #3 of Shober Hairston.
Today, I had a slow start. My phone had died, and I had to buy a new one. I turned in my Blackberry for an I-phone. I should receive it via UPS soon.
After spending two to three hours on the phone this morning, I went straight to the computer to do some blogging. I posted a blog on Thomas B. Reid, an individual whose photo collection is in my possession. I am really enjoying looking through his photos and investigating more about the background of them and his family.
I posted on the Hairston Blog about Shober Hairston: Part #2. I am so pleased that Pat likes the way I am presenting the documents for her. It is great practice for me and it is very helpful for her.
I also posted the New Hope Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery pictures I took when I went to Lake Village Chicot County, Arkansas in April 2012. Can’t believe it took me so long to post. I need to post the other photos I took on my visit.
I received my DNA results back from Ancestry. I was somewhat surprised by some of the results and pleased by some of my ancestry. I have hopes that I will fully understand the results. There will be an upcoming post regarding my DNA.
I have been thinking about my Birth Mother lately. I have no online communication with her right now,and I am hoping that we will talk soon.
I did not write today as I had planned. When I say that, I mean that I needed to write at least an hour on one of the books that needs to be published in the New Year of 2013. I hope that I will get to that tomorrow.
I almost forgot..I wrote and posted a photo of my Cousin Richard C. Cully, who was the first African American Deputy Fire Chief in New England for Wordless Wednesday. I am amazed that he was an African American First, and then I am also amazed that he also is a product of his ancestry. I am not sure that he knew but a generation or two before him, his Uncle’s had been dedicated to the Service occupations.
Well this is all for now…See ya all tomorrow.