Friday, April 1st, 2011 08:55 pm
I think my great grandparents, Jo Desha Williams and Maxie Leah Meek, were very proud and very happy with their home in Russellville, AR. They took quite a few photos of it.

The home was on East Main Street, although I do not have a house number.

Thanksgiving Day, 1899

Later, they added to it.

And again.


Unfortunately, through a combination of being underinsured after the 1906 Russellville fire, and extending credit to too many folks, after nearly 30 years in business, the Williams Grocer Co. folded.

By 1920, the Williams family sold their beloved home, and moved to Little Rock.

This is a Sepia Saturday post.
[identity profile] kristin williams (from
Saturday, April 2nd, 2011 04:17 pm (UTC)
It is a very nice house and the additions fit wonderfully. I wonder if people took photos outside in the past because most cameras didn't have a flash and needed the natural light. Made it easier to see what our ancestors houses looked like outside.