2012 BLAKE FAMILY REUNION PHOTOS
Aunt Lillie and Uncle Sam's family were represented by Charles and Linnie.
Judy joined the group.
Linda and Susan are preparing food while Claude raises his arms to take a photo.
I got this snapshot of Lilly Faye and Geneva outside the old school house at Tannehill where were held the 2012 reunion.
Exit 97 Band entertained us with some old gospel tunes.
to Right are Willie White - lead singer/acoustic guitar, John Vincent -
Drums/ vocals, and Kevin Gamble - Guitar, Fiddle/vocals. Their
bass player, James Weston, is not pictured. He joined the group
the next day when the full band played for Tannehill State Park's Labor
Click HERE for videos of the band playing
OLD BLAKE FAMILY PHOTOS
family members brought old photos or photo albums. I was able to
take snapshots of some of them to post on this website. If any of
you have other photos you'd like to share, please email me at the link
below and I'll be glad to receive them by email, etc. and post for the
rest of the family to enjoy.
Someone brought this framed old photo of our common ancestor, Joseph Benjamin Blake (1869 - 1947).
He died the year I was born. Click the photo below for a larger picture.
Here's the original from which the above edited picture was taken.
Here's a better photo of Joseph Benjamin Blake. Thanks to cousin Judy Abels for both these photos.
hard to tell who is in these next 2 old photos but it looks like Lillie
Blake Warren in the dark dress on the right and possibly Ellen Smith
Findley on the left. If anyone knows for sure who is in these
photos, please email me at the link below. Thanks. These
were obviously taken at teh same time and by the same person.
Their dresses are the same in both photos. Looks like it
was taken in the early 1950s at one of our family gatherings at Carlton
Hill (Cahaba Valley Church). Ellen Smith Findley (1879-1970) was
Joseph Benjamin Blake's sister-in-law, his wife's baby sister.
think Uncle Cotton's family told me this photo is Kirby "Cotton" Blake
(1916-1986) and Minnie May Bearden Blake (1921- ?). I don't have
Minnie May's death date. Anyone who would like to share that info
please email me at the link below. If I've correctly labeled this
photo, the children would be Marion Alonzo (named for his
great-grandfather), Kirby Mitchell, and Lilly Faye. The photo
would have been taken about 1943.
Here's a more recent photo of Uncle Cotton.
didn't know this photo existed until the family showed it to me at the
reunion. It's our Uncle Earnest Blake and his wife Effie
Ilar Harmon. She was married first to Jess Sanson then to Jewel
Smith before marrying Uncle Earnest. He died in 1953. Aunt
Ilar passed away in 1979.
is a photo of my Aunt Mildred Leola "Tincy" Warren Abels (1922-1984)
and my mother, Doris Viginia Warren Vincent (1924-2001) taken at one of
the family reunions on the Cahaba River. Their mother, Lela Oney
Blake, died when mother was only 18.
wish I knew who this family is. The family of Cotton and Minnie
May told me who it is but I failed to write it down. The date
stamp says it was taken in 1960. Whoever knows who this is please
email me and let me know. Thanks.
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