Who ARE You? I Really Want to Know?
When I posted a favorite picture of my grandmother, Edna Puckett Gailey, and wished that I could put her in my Christmas stocking, it caused a flurry of conversation between Greta Koehl and myself. Greta writes the blog, “Greta's Genealogy Bog“, and when she saw my picture she said she was given “a real jolt.”
Greta and I decided to do a joint entry in “9th Edition Smile for the Camera: Who are You?” since we are pursuing the same surnames. You can read her part of this post at "Greta's Genealogy Bog". When she thought my grandmother looked familiar she began searching through her mother’s old photos to find the one that she thought looked like her. I don’t know whether or not she’s found it, but we have been busy trying to tie our common surnames together.
For one thing, we both have the name Puckett and Roberts in our family. There are several coincidences that have intrigued us. As for the Pucketts, both apparently lived in various parts of
My great-grandmother, Alice Cook Roberts Puckett, was a widow with 3 children when she married my great-grandfather, Harvey Vandegar Puckett. As family legend goes, when they got married,
Anyway, back to my list of similarities. Family legend says that
Greta’s mother married a man named Roberts and his brother, Lattie Monroe Roberts, fell off his tractor, which ran over him and killed him, leaving a widow and 3 children.
There are family names that are the same as well. On the Puckett side the name Chancey appears two or three times in my line as well as in Greta’s. We have found several photos of young girls or women in knit caps and we are trying to determine if any of our pictures are of the same person.
I decided on the photo above after finding it in Edna’s photo album. It only has a first name written on the back and I have no idea who she is. She may be a Puckett or a Roberts. Greta and I are hoping that some of our cousins will see these Mystery photographs and be able to identify someone. Greta, do you recognize this picture? Anyone?
Scrapbook in the possession of her granddaughter
Judith Richards Shubert