The Chate & Martha Rawls Family Reunion, Part 2

Remember this post from 10 months ago?  The one about the Rawls family reunion in 1895?

I’ve transcribe the names from the newspaper clipping, which is a huge help in identifying these folks. 


“Rawls Family”, 1895 at Birds Chapel.  This picture was furnished by Mrs. Eva Simmons.

Back Row)  Left to Right- Tommie Killebrew, Bernice Killebrew, May Killebrew, Alfred Henderson, Elton Henderson, Toll Rawls, Penina Rawls, Buddy Rawls, Lucy Rawls, Edd Rawls, Ludnia (Ludina) Rawls, Dee Rawls, Annie Rawls, Brooks Rawls.

Second Row- Anna Rawls, Alice Rawls, Ula (Uly) Rawls, Betty Rawls, Everett Henderson, Emma Rawls, (?) Rawls, Berry Henderson, Willie Henderson, Chester Rawls, Vernon Rawls.

Third Row- Eva Killebrew, Coak Rawls, Earl Rawls, Davie Gatewood, Mertie Killebrew, Charlie Killebrew, Otis Rawls, Elbert Rawls, Hermon Killebrew, Hacy Rawls, Bennie Rawls, Champie Rawls, Morton Rawls.

Front Row- Ola Rawls, Atha Rawls, Surgeon Killebrew, Jessie Henderson, Martha Myrick, Veda Rawls, Chate Rawls, Trena Rawls, Martha Rawls, Zelma Killebrew.


It’s hard to see the faces.  After all, this is a scanned copy of an emailed image that was copied on a copier from a newspaper clipping that would have come, most likely, from an original photo. 

It would be really nice to see the original, wouldn’t it?  As if that could happen. 

Ask and ye shall receive.  Through the magic of the internet and the space-time continuum, a new cousin Jane found this blog and just guess what she has?  Yup, the original photo.  She is an actual descendant of the family in the photo.

Left-click on the original, then left-click again to enlarge.  I hope this makes you smile as much as it makes me.

The family of Washington Lafayette "Chate" Rawls and wife Martha Trent Rawls.


Thank you, dear cousin Jane!

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