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Dee Burris Blakley ([personal profile] dee_burris) wrote2011-01-18 16:01

Let's add some words to Wordless Wednesday...

Okay, Burris family and allied other families...

Let's identify everyone as many people as we can in this Burris group photo, which looks to me to have left the spouses out - again.

Why did they do that?

I've compared the photo to others of the 50th wedding anniversary celebration for G W and Mary Burris on 27 Oct 1927, and Emma is wearing the same outfit. So this is one of the large family group photos of that event. (After they ran the Hills out of the county...)


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I'll go first and get the easy ones...after all, it's my blog.

Middle of the photo, seated: George Washington Burris. Going right of him: Mary Mathilda (Wharton) Burris, Dora Emma Burris Crites. Next row, standing from right and going left: Hazel Crites Allen on the end, George W Burris, Jr., don't know who, Margaret Jane Burris Moore, Jeff Davis Burris...and I don't know.

Seated on the grass, bottom left of photo: Ernest Arthur Burris. Standing behind him, Richard Benjamin Burris. To the right of Richard, holding a baby, William Homer Burris. Seated in the middle of a pile of kids in front and to the left of GW Sr., is Ottis Gileston Burris, who is holding a child.

That's the best I can do...

Next? Leave a comment, please...

(Anonymous) 2011-01-19 01:02 (UTC)(link)
Hi Cousin-

The only thing Grandmother Burris wrote on the back of this picture was "The Burris Gang". As to your question why they left out the spouses - maybe the camera lens wouldn't widen far enough for all of them? I'll get with mother again and see if she can help. I knew you'd just love all this work!

B