John Cook Taylor standing in a flower garden across the street from his house on West Main Street in Mt. Vernon, Kentucky, between 1927 and 1932. First Christian Church is in the background. John was my great-grandfather.
John William McCauley (left) with Gladys, Vernon, Vashti, Joe, Liz, Lois, Katie, and Jimmie It’s rare to find a picture of all 10 of Will and Verda’s children who survived childhood together. John and David are missing from these taken at Lois’s house. Will was my paternal grandfather. The others are my aunts and uncle.
My maternal grandparents Emma Ewers Taylor and Elmer Dennis Hopkins standing in their dining room. That’s part of Mamaw’s plate collection from travels on the wall.
Verda and Will McCauley with daughters Kathryn and Jimmie and granddaughter George Ann Dockins (held by Kathryn). They are standing in front of Verda and Will’s house on Kennedy Brasher Road in Greenville, Kentucky, in 1937 or 1938.
Bill and Nellie Taylor William Robert Taylor was the son of John Cook Taylor and Frances Margaret Warren. Bill married Nellie Frances Ready, daughter of Torrence Ready and Zella Mae Cantwell, on 21 March 1917 in Leavenworth County, Kansas.
Dave and Jimmie Knight Jimmie was the daughter of John William McCauley and Verda Waller Hankins. Dave’s parents were Griffin and Lena Knight. Jimmie married Dave on 31 December 1948 in Greenville, Muhlenberg County, Kentucky.
Perry and Margaret Hankins Perry was the son of Thomas Leander Hankins and Samantha Petty. Margaret’s parents were George Hill and Ollie Coomes. Perry married Margaret on 12 April 1921 in Hopkins County, Kentucky. Perry died four months before their second anniversary.
John Covey Hopkins, son of James Arton Hopkins and Lucinda Howard, served 30 years in the U.S. Army before retiring in 1935.
John William and Pearl Fitzhugh McCauley Will was my grandfather. Pearl was his third wife.
Emma Taylor Hopkins, Bess Hamlin Hopkins, and Henry M. Hopkins This is one of the few pictures I have of my grandmother, Emma, as a young woman. Henry was her brother-in-law and Bess was his wife.