Monday, October 24, 2011

Edwards The Live Druggist, Gainesville, TX Late 1800's

UPDATE!!!!  June 26, 2012.  The mystery of Edwards, The Live Druggist has been solved.  He was James T. Edwards and you can find out more about him and his wife on the Moran Family Blog.

Original post:  I have no idea who Edwards was and what he meant by "live druggist"!  The photographer's mark on the back says Jas. L. Goben, California St. Photographer, Gainesville, Texas.  Several of the Scott's, a branch of Moran kinfolk, had moved to Gainesville TX and are buried in Fairview Cemetery.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Who are you Thomas Ogilvie MacPherson III?

Thomas Ogilvie MacPherson III
7 1/2 yrs old

Updated: November 14, 2012
Thomas Ogilvie MacPherson III was the son of Thomas Ogilvie MacPherson II and Frances McLean "Mackie" Shumate.  More information about the MacPherson's will be forthcoming on the Moran Family Blog.  But for now, be sure to check out this link to "We are Family".  Thomas the third's mother, siblings and cousins are pictured there.

This charming fellow is named Thomas Ogilvie MacPherson III.  He was 7 and a half years old when this picture was taken.  I also know his mother had another copy of the picture (framed) because she wrote all of this information on the back.  What she didn't write was a date, her name, a city, the name of the person she was giving this picture too, or the relationship that the MacPhersons may have had with the recipient.  Which means it could've been given to anyone in the extensive Moran/Scott/Irvine/Ferguson/Ezzell/Shumate...well you get the idea.  

Searches in, and other online sources came up with one Thomas Ogilvie MacPherson born in 1929 and died in 1952 in South Carolina and his mother was named Frances MacPherson.  I did notice the name "Austin" etched on the photograph at the lefthand side toward the bottom.  I'm assuming it's the photographer's mark and not the city.  I also googled to see if there was a photographer in South Carolina by the name of Austin and there was.  William B. Austin did photography from about 1890 - 1940 in South Carolina. 

Is this the right Thomas MacPherson?  The correct Austin?  No clue.  All I can tell you for sure is that I found the picture at the Moran home in Dresden Tennessee.