I wish to write of grace – a common grace which is shown to all and a specific grace expressed in the limb of one family.
Gus Roberts was the last chance to carry on his father’s line. What chance did he have? His father died violently in his bed when Gus was only three. The story says he was in the room when the deed was done. His mother was convicted of complicity in his murder and went to prison. Gus went to an orphan’s home. What chance did he have? What would happen to Gus? Continue reading “Gus Roberts: Aftermath”
What is the value of a photograph? Can you value something you don’t possess? The value of a photo can only be assessed once we possess it. Only then can we know its real worth to us and us alone. Continue reading “What do you see in my only photo of John Anderson Roberts?”
Here is a remarkable photo of an early group of students attending school at the Masonic Home for Children in Fort Worth, Texas. The photo was a gift from my cousin Suzy Cook. It’s remarkable to us because it contains an early glimpse of no less than four of our ancestors.
Seated on the first row and moving left to right: the 3rd little girl is my grandmother Emma Lee Ingram, my dad’s mother. The 4th little girl is my great-aunt B.G. Ingram. The 5th little girl is my great-aunt Grace Ingram (Suzy’s grandmother). And the first little boy is my grandfather Gus Roberts. Remarkable and Wonderful. That’s right, my dad’s parents met at the Masonic Home for Children in Fort Worth, Texas in about 1904. They were only seven or eight years old at the time. They went on to graduate High School at the Home, were married in 1918 and were together for fifty-five years!
Emma Lee and Gus Roberts celebrating their 50th Wedding Anniversary. Gus and then Emma the way they would have looked about the time of their marriage in 1918. Any additional photos you have of this family would be appreciated.
That’s Suzy Cook with her mother Alice Davies. Alice is the granddaughter of Sarah Alice Nichols Chandler Ingram and the daughter of Grace Ingram Mohn. She’s my great-aunt and she’s 95 years old! Doesn’t she look great? Thanks Suzy and Aunt Alice!
My great-grandmother Sarah Alice “Sally” Ingram (1861 – 1942)