Sentimental Sunday ~ Nichols Family


This is my great grandfather, Gordon Inge Nichols.  He was born in 1875 in Hot Springs Arkansas and passed away two years before I was born, so I never got to meet him.   One of his many trades was being  a post rider  and his route was around the town of Malvern.  I believe this photo dates about 1900.


This is Gordon with my great grandmother Sara Adaline Fitzhugh.  He looks younger in this photo so I think this might be a marriage photo- which would date it 1897.  I've always thought that Gordon had a stern look about him!  His middle name Inge is German, but I have not traced his family past Tennessee and Alabama  in the early 1820's.  


This is the only 4 generation photo I have of any of my family.  
This is Sara in the wheelchair, holding a very pudgy me, 
and my mom and grandmother.  





24 comments:

  1. so cute you snuck in just in time. :)

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  2. I love seeing old family photographs.Take care.

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  3. I wish I knew more about my family's past. Sigh.

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  4. What great photos! You are so fortunate to have them!

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  5. Terri, these are real family treasures, and the 4 generation photo, this would be one of a very few who can all be there . Jean.

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  6. almost every one back then looked stern in the photos. they made them do is my theory. back then it was a no no to have fun in public. i like the last one of you

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  7. Family photos are such treasures and how wonderful that it survived the years.

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  8. Lovely "old" photos! They are priceless.

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  9. You've found some very interesting parts of your story.

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  10. How wonderful that you have these photos!

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  11. You look like a happy baby Terri! Great to have these photos!!

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  12. Terri,
    It is neat to find pictures of the older generation. Multi-generation pictures are such a treasure.

    Your Great- Grandfather's horse looks like he has see a few miles.

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  13. It is wonderful that you have these family photos! Family history is fascinating.

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  14. Gordon looks rather distinguished in that first photo.

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  15. I love the old photos and learning more about the history of your family and that area. I grew up near Hot Springs! Hugs, Diane

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  16. altijd prachtig om zo terug te kunnen kijken.

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  17. I love old photos!! Those are wonderful. Isn't it nice finding out about your family.
    Have a lovely week.

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  18. A very nice 4 generation photo. I adore the old photos especially doing my family history. Putting faces to names is so lovely.

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  19. Wonderful pictures, and what wonderful family stories.
    It really warms our hearts to "get to know" our ancestors, doesn't it.
    We really feel that connection, and can see where some of our physical and personality traits come from.


    ~Warm wishes...

    ~K.

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  20. I love old photographs like these. Seems like people way back then had more of a stern look. Guess times were hard.

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  21. I love looking at old photos. And these are lovely. I have a few boxes of them downstairs which I plan to sort through and then go over them with my oldest cousin to see if we can figure out who is who. She lives thousands of miles away though.. so we're planning a Skype date to see if that works for us. Then I expect I'll be posting a few also. Thanks for these lovely glimpses into your past. And your great grandmother strongly resembles my maternal grandmother.. except for your GG's slim build.

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  22. Old family photos are such treasures. These are wonderful!

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  23. That first picture is priceless! What a treasure.

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