Albert Winston and Narcissus Simmons Lang’s 50th Wedding Anniversary Photos

Albert and Narcis on their 50th wedding anniversary about 1938. The little girl is Euna Claire Rhodes, daughter of Walter and Margie Rester Rhodes. Margie Rhodes is the daughter of Euna Simmons Rester, who was the daughter of Murdock Middleton “Steve” Simmons. Front row, left to right: Leslie, Seldon, Fannie Lang Smith and Narvil. Back […]

Isaac Abner Myles and Samantha Ann Clower

Isaac Aber MYLES married, on 30 Nov. 1841, Samantha CLOWER b. 22 April 1811, Freestone Co. TX or LA to John CLOWER Jr. and Mary “Polly” PLEASANT. Isaac Abner MYLES was first married to Pamela (Passman) (Carman) HART b. 9 Nov 1796, died 6 Sept 1840 at 4 AM. In LOUISIANA GENEALOGICAL AND HISTORICAL SOCIETY, […]

James Thigpen and Mary Elizabeth Kennedy

James THIGPEN was born 1830 in Mississippi to John Travis THIGPEN Jr. and Elizabeth CALHOUN. James THIGPEN married Mary Elizabeth KENNEDY, b. abt. 1832 and died 1898 at the age of about 66. James THIGPEN died 20 May 1903 at 73 years of age. Delores Tousineau reports James THIGPEN is buried in the Nobles Cemetery […]

Photos from Albert Winston Lang’s 80th Birthday Dinner

Albert Winston LANG at his 80th birthday dinner in Oct 1949. Bob Ann Breland writes, “Grandpa had a birthday dinner every year his father, William Perry, died (1936). The family always met for ‘Grandpa Bill’s’ birthday too.” Albert Winston Lang’s 80th birthday dinner. A professional photographer from Bogalusa took the photos. Front, seated: Leslie, Seldon […]

Photo of Sheridan, Washington Parish, Louisiana Elders

SHERIDAN ELDERS This picture was taken by a professional photographer at Albert Winston Lang’s 80th birthday celebration. The date would be 1949. Front left to right: Warren McNeese, Norman Lang, Marshall Richardson, Albert W. Lang, John “Red John” Thomas and Willis Q. McKenzie. Back row left to right: John Simmons, the Rev. Guy Barkdull, Frank […]

Selden Stephen Kearns

Ron Summer wrote the following memorial for Selden which appeared in Mobile, Alabama’s “Harbinger”. Dear Editor, My wife and I were saddened to learn last week of the death of Mr. Selden Kearns. While working in Mobile for Dravo Corporation during the mid-1980s, I had many enjoyable and interesting experiences, but none as memorable as […]

Photo of Lucius Simmons and Albert Winston Lang

LUCIUS SIMMONS AND ALBERT WINSTON LANG Bob Ann Breland notes: “Apparently they were good friends. Look at Uncle Lucious’ arm around grandpa’s shoulder. I read your mother-in-law’s memories on the web site and she was right. He was a pretty stern person. I remember him well. No foolishness about him. But he was not a […]

Lucius Theodore Simmons and…

Lucius Theodore Simmons (29 Dec 1883 – 9 Sep 1963) is on the left. The father of Rosa Lee, wife of Desera “George” Simmons, was originally identified by family as being on the right. Desera lived 1917 – 1932, dying of a tick bite. The photo does look like it may have been made at […]

Jean Hennesy Kearns’ Sunday School Class in Camden

Annie Jean Hennesy Kearns, daughter of Esmond and Ethel Hennesy, has given this as a Sunday school class photo in Camden, Ouachita, Arkansas. She is 4th from the left, the girl smiling with her hands clasped over her chest, and looks absolutely delighted with the photo shoot. This is a photo taken after an Easter […]

Fannie Lee “Cooter” Simmons

Fannie Lee “Cooter” Simmons, daughter of Lucius Theodore Simmons and Annie Clarinda Knight, was born 1920 March 8 in Louisiana. She married Fernie Foil. The cardboard frame of the photo reads: Art Studio, Bogalusa, Louisiana