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Wednesday, November 27th, 2013 10:22 am
I have occasionally mentioned frequently whined about my great grandmother Maxie Leah Meek's failure to label so many of the wonderful photos in her photo album.

As I initially paged through it after my mother's death in 2004, I wondered why we had so many photos of Teddy Roosevelt in our album. I can imagine that my Williams great grandparents were supportive of their President, but still, it was a mystery to me.

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And lo and behold...one of them was labeled, like this one in the Williams family photo album.

It was that last one. It said Desha on the back of it.

That was Maxie's husband, Jo Desha Williams.

Here's a photo of the real Teddy Roosevelt.

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As far as I know, I have no kinship to the Roosevelts.

But I believe my great grandfather was a dead ringer for one of them...
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(Anonymous)
Wednesday, November 27th, 2013 07:13 pm (UTC)
A fascinating tale and I am so glad that you discovered who the photographs were really of, even if there was some disappointment at not being related to a president.
(Anonymous)
Thursday, November 28th, 2013 02:45 am (UTC)
Wow so cool you found one photo with names on the back. Don't throw the unnamed ones away as I have managed to name quite a few from outside sources. All our unnamed ones which is about 99% are a reminder to me to name all photos and put stories with them for future generations!
Thursday, November 28th, 2013 10:42 am (UTC)
Well, you had me tricked ! An amazing resemblance. Well done.
(Anonymous)
Friday, November 29th, 2013 03:19 pm (UTC)
A remarkable resemblance but glad you could sort it out.
(Anonymous)
Saturday, November 30th, 2013 11:47 pm (UTC)
He really did look like Roosevelt. I wonder if Roosevelt was living a double life...
Friday, December 13th, 2013 05:45 pm (UTC)
They say we all have a twin in life and it is clear that Teddy Roosevelt is his double. Has any family research proven that he is not related in some to this US president? Interesting discovery indeed!