One of our stops was to visit our dad’s first cousin who lived in Columbus. Mildred Irvin was 80 years old at the time. I had a list of questions for her and she answered them all.
She had a stack of photos to show us. One was a photo of my grandmother and her 3 sisters. I had known about my grandmother’s sisters and had visited my Great-Aunt Lucille in San Antonio when I was a child. Her other 2 sisters had died before my birth.
When we were ready to leave, she said I could take the photos with me. I was not expecting that and was very thankful.
Back Left: Bertha Catherine Allen (1886-1953), married John Oral Irvin (1882-1945)
Ida Pearl Allen (1891-1955), married Orville Howard Campbell (1882-1964)
Front Left: Leona Myrtle Allen (my grandmother) (1896-1980), married Henry Clinton Campbell (1890-1939)
Anna Lucille Allen (1898-1977), married 1) Harry Raymond Brainard (1894-1976), married 2) Ambrose Franklin White (1893-1954), married 3) Chauncey M. Lyons (1890-1979)