Ezra “Jodi” Simmons, Stalag 2B POW

I attempted to bring out the writing on the back of the photo but am still unable to read it. Ezra “Jodi” Simmons Photos from Ethel Simmons Hennesy collection. Ezra “Jodi” SIMMONS, 2nd son of Lucius Theodore SIMMONS and Annie (Knight) SIMMONS , was born 8 Feb 1913 at Washington Parish, LA. Ezra served in […]

Estus “Pete” Simmons

Estus (Pete) Simmons 13 Dec 1908 – 14 Mar 1960 No indication of photographer, place or date. I would estimate 1930s. I added a touch of quick hazy color for definition. There are several rusted cans on the porch rail and I believe through the window one can see a bed with a metal frame. […]

Robert Reuben Simmons and Frances Smith

Robert “Reuben” SIMMONS was born about 1820 to William Seldon SIMMONS. He is believed to have been born in NC, but he is also given as born in AL in the census, and Delores Tousineau reports that his son Middleton’s death certificate gives both Robert Reuben SIMMONS and Frances SMITH being born in West Virginia. […]

Photo of Frances Smith Simmons

Frances Smith Simmons 1820 to 18 Oct 1898 Greatgrandmother of Ethel Simmons Hennesy, wife of Robert Reuben Simmons. Frances’ father, Ward Smith, was 1/2 Cherokee through his mother. It’s believed by some that she may have been also Chatha (Choctaw) through her mother’s mother’s side of the family. So many early photos were portraits made […]

Photo of Robert Reuben Simmons

Robert Reuben Simmons abt. 1820 – 1903 Robert Reuben was the greatgrandfather of Ethel Simmons Hennesy, husband of Frances Smith Simmons. This is the photocopy off which I was to work in reconstructing an image of Robert Simmons. Image courtesy of Bob Ann Breland. I played with it a little below. So many early photos […]

Fannie Breland Knight Photo

Fannie (Breland) Knight, 9 May 1871 – 24 Sept 1907, wife of Marion Isaac Knight. Original photo (almost) This photo already had some color in it. Was faded and grainy. I upped contrast, tried to bring out the features a bit. She looks like she may have been isolated or clipped out of another photo […]

Marion Thomas “Isaac” Knight and Frances “Fannie” Breland

Marion (Marian) Isaac KNIGHT was born 25 Aug 1866 to William KNIGHT and Martha (Mary E.) NOBLE/NOBLES. He died 25 Dec. 1947. Marion married Frances A. “Fannie” BRELAND, daughter of Elijah BRELAND and Mariah BROWN. She was born 9 May 1871 (given as from Pine, LA) and died 24 Sept. 1907. Fannie is buried at […]

High School Valentine’s Dance, Jack and Jean Kearns

Circa 1947-1948. Jack Kearns and Jean at a high school Valentine’s Dance in Mobile, Mobile, Alabama.

Early 1970s Hennesy Reunion

From left to right, James “Jim” Simmons b. 1923, Fannie Lee “Cooter” Simmons Foil b. 1920, Ezra “Jodi” Simmons b. 1913, an Ethel Lorena Simmons b. 1906, all children of Lucius Theodore Simmons and Annie Clarinda Knight Simmons. The other three children, Estus, Desera and Lloyd were deceased prior this reunion which I believe took […]

Wedding Photos of Lola Hennesy and Albert Miles Dubbrin

Albert Miles Dubbrin was born 1923 June 10 in Washington and died 1984 Dec 9 in Boyes Hot Springs, Sonoma, California. In March of 1946 he married, in Mobile, Mobile, Alabama, Lolavee “Lola” Hennesy who was born 1925 July 7 in Bogalusa, Washington Parish, Louisiana and died 2004 July 30 in Santa Rosa, California. After […]

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