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My Maternal Grandparents

I am a member of the Facebook group “Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness – RAOGK USA”.  My husband’s sister, who has been researching her ancestry for many years, suggested that I join this group.  She wrote that the group members are helpful.  I agree 100%. 

I shared this picture with the group. 

This is my maternal grandmother, when she was about 58 years old.
The picture was taken professionally and has been retouched.

I requested the group members of Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness – RAOGK USA to compare the picture of Grandma with a much earlier picture of a woman with a man.

This picture:

I was of the opinion that both pictures were of my grandmother.  However, I remember Grandma only with white hair and worn up, way off her shoulders.  I never met my grandfather, as he died one month before I was born.  I don’t recall ever being shown a picture of my grandfather.  I was looking for reassurance, when I asked members of the genealogy group for their opinions as to whether or not the two women are the same woman.    

I received many comments.  The consensus was that the two women are one and the same.  

One group member asked if anyone in the next generation bears a resemblance to the man.  In response to the question I shared a picture of my uncle.

 

This is Uncle Bob’s high school senior picture.  He graduated in 1944.

I definitely see where my uncle inherited his eyebrows, which adds to the probability this couple IS my grandparents.  The group member who asked if anyone in the next generation bears a resemblance to the man in the photo booth picture left this comment:  “Oh, heck yes! Uncle Bob got the chin, facial shape, and a modified version of his father’s nose.”

I feel assured now that the photo booth picture IS a picture of my maternal grandparents!  I wish I had more pictures of my grandfather.  It is so nice, though, to have this one picture!

I asked, too, for assistance in dating the photo booth picture.   The consensus for the date was late 1930s to early 1940s.

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