When we turn our hearts to our ancestors, something changes inside of us. We feel part of something greater than ourselves~Russell M. Nelson

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

52 Ancestsors Week 35: School Days~A Mother, Sisters and Friends

  School Days is the topic of week 35 for Amy Johnson Crow's 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks 2015 Edition.

   One of the first pictures found when beginning my family history journey was of my maternal Great Grandmother, Loretta "Etta"(McManus) Daughrity.  It looks as though she may be at a table with a book.  Perhaps a school picture?

Loretta "Etta" (McManus) Daughrity
About 1898

 Etta graduated from St. Joseph's Academy in Sumter, South Carolina about 1912.

Loretta "Etta" (McManus) Daughrity
Graduation Picture

 Etta married Manning David Daughrity, Jr. on 13 October 1912.  Four of their five daughters had pictures made in about 1925. It is not clear whether these are school pictures, but they were definitely school aged.

Mildred Chrystanella (Daughrity) Jolly Finfrock
Frances Elizabeth (Daughrity) Hicks

Lila Lorine (Daughrity) Robinson

Loretta Geraldine (Daughrity) Dennis (1919-1959)


Daughter number five, my Grandmother Azile Juanita (Daughrity) Roberts Sullivan (1921-2009) was not among these pictures. Most likely because she was not school aged at the time.
 A picture was taken when she graduated from Sumter High School, Sumter, South Carolina in 1939.

Azile Juanita (Daughrity) Roberts Sullivan
High School Graduation 

 Along with these pictures of the Daughrity sisters, are school pictures of friends. Unknown to me now but important enough for Grandmom to keep in her scrapbook.
Cleveland O.Wilson, 1930

Unknown from 1939
Unknown child from 1939

Unknown child from 1939

 A Mother, sisters, and friends. Precious memories of school days.

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