Wednesday, February 20, 2013

(Not So) Wordless Wednesday - Post 244: Richmond Sisters and Their Daughters

I'm posting family photographs from my collection on Wednesdays, but they aren't Wordless Wednesday posts like others do - I simply am incapable of having a wordless post.

Here is a photograph from the Seaver/Carringer family photograph collection passed to me by my mother in the 1988 to 2002 time period:

This photograph is of two Richmond sisters, and one daughter of each of them.  The persons are (from the left):

*  Emily White (Richmond) Taylor (1879-1966), sister of Alma Bessie, and mother of Dorothy.
*  Evelyn (Seaver) Wood (1903-1978), daughter of Alma Bessie.
*  Alma Bessie (Richmond) Seaver (1882-1962), sister of Emily and mother of Evelyn.
*  Dorothy Richmond (Taylor) Chamberlain (1904-1992), daughter of Emily.

This picture was taken in the summer of 1957 when Evelyn and Walter Wood, with Bessie Seaver and Evelyn's granddaughter, Diana, drove across the USA from Massachusetts to San Diego, and back again.  The picture was taken in the back yard of Dorothy's home at 4601 Terrace Drive in San Diego, probably by my mother or father.

Alma Bessie (Richmond) Seaver is my paternal grandmother, and Emily is my great-aunt.  Their parents were Thomas Richmond (1848-1917) and Julia White (1848-1913).  Evelyn is my aunt, and Dorothy is a first cousin once removed.

This was the only time, and the last time before her death in 1962, that my father saw his mother after his wedding in 1942, and the only time he saw Evelyn after he left Massachusetts in December 1940 to come to San Diego.  I think that it is the only time that Bess saw Emily since my parent's wedding also.   It was also the only time that I met my paternal grandmother.  

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