Lola and Lee Hennesy with Aunt Lucille Hennesy

Lola, Lucille and Lee, circa late 1930s to early 1940s.

Lucille Hennesy, b. 1920, was the daughter of James Leon Hennesy and his 2nd wife, Lucinda Pounds.

Lola and Lea were daughters of Esmond Hennesy and Ethel Simmons Hennesy, Lola b. 1925 and Lea born 1927.

I’m guessing this photo was made when Lea was about 13 or 14 years of age and so is dated from the early WWII years, 1940 or 1941. They certainly look dressed in classic WWII style.

Photo from Ethel Simmons Hennesy collection.

Lola Hennesy as child

Lola Hennesy and Otis Hyde

Lola Hennesy as child (daughter of Esmond and Ethel Hennesy) and Otis Hyde in Bogalusa, LA.

There was no indication of date on the photo but Ethel and Ezzie Hennesy moved to Camden, Arkansas around 1930 so this would have been around 1929-30, prior to that move. Jean Kearns says the girl is her sister, Lola, and the gentleman is Otis Hyde who lived with them for a little while. The event appears to be a parade? Possibly a 4th of July parade? A grocery store is advertised on the car, as well as its number.

The photograph’s cardboard frame read “Art Studio, Bogalusa, LA”.

Curiously, I find an Otis Hyde Lafayette, Ouachita, Arkansas where the Hennesy family was then living. He’s a boarder, 24 in a household there and was born in Ohio. He was listed as working at the paper mill.