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Sunday, August 16, 2009

Verland Edward BLAKEY Childhood Photos

Verland Edward BLAKEY (ca. 1906). Image courtesy of Verla Williams.

Verland BLAKEY at his country school (9 Feb 1911). Image courtesy of Verla Williams.

Verland BLAKEY at his country school (c. 1913). Verland is second from the left in the front row. Image courtesy of Verla Williams. It is not known who identified the students in this photo.

1. Charles Graves
2. Bruce Graves (Verland's future brother-in-law)
3. Verland Blakey
4. Harry Gieser
5. Harlan Loyal
6. Loris [?] Brabec
7. Willie Vrba
8. Bart Johaness
9. Adolf Drahota
10. Rose Killian
11. Anton Budiss
12. Leslie Budiss
13. Tillie Drahota
14. Kathy Graves
15.Sis [?] Novotny
16. Willie Brabec
17. Alf Brabec
18. L. Wishney [?]
19. Joe Graves
20. Howard Graves
21. ____ Novotny
22. Francis Lewison

Lines on the right of the photo point to the following who are unnumbered: A. Inghram, Leona Graves, Geo. Lindsey Teacher, Violet and Esther Graves.


voxdoc said...

We thank the teacher who had the foresight to place the sign at the bottom right of the middle photo which reads, "Highland View, District 11, Jackson County, Minnesota, February 9, 1911." Verla Williams believes that Verland may be the little boy by the right hand post and mentions what appears to be an 'x' over him. Verland would be 8 years old at the time of this photo. The second boy from the right in the back row also bears a remarkable resemblance to Orville BLAKEY who would be 14 here.

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