Jewel Hennesy (with photo circa 1920s)


Original.

Photoshopped. Intention with this restoration was just to bring out Jewel as much as possible, not rebuilding the scene.

There was no note of date so I’m estimating the photographer caught Jewel lounging in the Washington Parish grass some time during the 1920s.

Jewel HENNESY, the 1st son and 2nd child of James Leon HENNESY and Lucy Virginia MYLES, was b. 25 Oct. 1901 or Dec. 25 1901, Washington Parish, LA., and died 9 April 1979 at Bogalusa LA at 77. He married (1) Heloise MCGUIRT. She died and he married (2) Madie F.

Jewel’s obituary reads:
The Daily News Bogalusa, LA. Monday April 9, 1979. Volume 52, No. 61. “Jewel J. Hennesy, 77, died this morning at 3:05 in the Bogalusa Medical Center. He was a resident of 705 St. John Street. He was a native of Franklinton, a retired tour foreman for Crown Zellerbach, a member of Superior Avenue Baptist Church and Center Lodge No. 244, F&AM, and Bogalusa Chapter No. 61 of the Royal Arch Mason. He is survived by his wife Mrs. Madie F. Hennesy, two daughters Mrs. Douglas (Jewell) Fortenberry, Baker; and Mrs. Billy (Charlotte) Cathern, Bogalusa; two sons, James Andrew Hennesy, Denver, Colo.; Leonard R. Hennesy, Bogalusa; one sister; Mrs. Lucille Fairley, Wilmington, Del.; one brother, Ezzie Hennesy, Natchez, Miss. and 16 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. He was also the brother of the late Mrs. Roy Middleton and Mrs. Wilbur Knight. Calling hours at Poole’s Funeral Home will begin at 6:30 today until 11 o’clock tonight and tomorrow at 8 a.m. until services in the Poole Chapel at 3 p.m. Rev. Sollie Smith and Rev. Roy Mooneyham will be in charge of funeral rites. Masonic services will be held tonight in the chapel at 7:30.”

SOURCES:
Jean Hennesy Kearns

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1930 CENSUS LOUISIANA WASHINGTON BOGALUSA DISTRICT 10
230/253 HENNESY Jewel J. rent $15 2 married at 23 laborer at paper mill
Lois M. 21 married at 16
Jewel R. 3
James 9/12
231/254 GILL Willis rent $16 33 b. LA parents b. LA laborer at paper mill
Ada M. 30 b. AL parents b. AL

From Ethel Simmons Hennesy collection.

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