Orie Columbus Hopkins, called Lum, was the son of James Arton Hopkins and Lucinda Howard. They named him for his uncle (Jim’s brother), William Columbus Hopkins, who also went by Lum. Several people have added this picture to William Columbus in their online trees, but this is the younger Lum.
David was my father, son of John William McCauley and Verda Waller Hankins. Clifford was his nephew, son of Vashti and Rhea Wells; Adrian was his brother-in-law, husband of Kathryn; George was his brother-in-law, husband of Lois; Junior was his nephew, son of Vernon and Gordon Lucas; and John was his brother.
Thomas Leander Hankins was a General Baptist minister. He served as minister for the 1st General Baptist Church and Frederick’s Chapel Church in Tildon in Webster County and Concord Church, Union Temple General Baptist Church, and Earlington General Baptist Church in Hopkins County. The Hopkins County General Baptist Minister’s organization apparently gathered regularly for a […]
Anna Rose Taylor at about 2 or 3 years old. Anna Rose was the daughter of John Cook Taylor and Emma Jane Owens. She was my great-aunt.
Howard “Doc” Hopkins was a musician and recording artist in the 1930s and 40s performing on the WLS (Chicago) National Barn Dance and WJJD (Chicago) Suppertime Frolic. He recorded for American Record Corporation and Decca. Doc was the son of James Arton Hopkins & Lucinda Howard. He was my great-uncle.
Will McCauley (front, right) with nine of his children. Front: Joe, Vashti, Vernon, Gladys; Back: Jimmie, David, Katie, Lois, Liz. Will was my paternal grandfather, David my father.
Isabella Jane Goodloe Hankins Yates DeVault and her 3rd husband, Thomas DeVault. Isabella Jane was my 2nd great-grandmother. Photo courtesy of Rick Thorpe.
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.