Alfred Bartholomew June 8, 1890 Warren Co. Illinois d. Sept 15, 1979 m. Effie Pennell Sept 11, 1911 Lewiston, Illinois My Grandparents GO TO PENNELL PAGE FOR FAMILY INFO
Alfred top of tower at Wooldridges where he worked in Sunnyvale
He had to climb to change light bulbs so airplanes wouldn't hit it. No one else wanted to do this job! He said he didn't mind as if anything happened to him he knew where he was going! To be with the Lord!
Grandma watering plants in front of the house
My grandparent's (Alfred and Effie) home on Washington St. Sunnyvale, CA
The house was purchased by the city of Sunnyvale years ago and torn down. A street now runs where the house stood.
Alfred and his deer
Alfred and Effie Bartholomew
1. Winifred Bartholomew Dec 5, 1912 IL d. Feb 2, 1987 Stockton, CA m. 1st William 'Bill' Neely, m. 2nd Edward Rendell.
Winifred Bartholomew Neely
Bill and Winifred
Nancy, uncle Bill and Betty
2. Bessie Bartholomew July 2, 1916 IL d. ___ m. 1st Delbert Leroy Moore Feb 3, 1936, (divorced) My Parents. See ‘MOORE’ Family Page For Info and photo's, m. 2nd Warren Fleming 'Tommy' Tompkins May 5, 1946
L-R: Bessie, Nancy, Tommy and Betty (me)
Betty (me), Tommy, mom and Nancy
at the back door of grandma and grandpa's with the weeks laundry done at their house. There were no washing machines in our apartment at Moffett Field, Navy base where Tommy was stationed.
Bessie and Tommy Tompkins
My mother and step dad
L-R: Betty (me) holding Donna, Bessie and Effie
(4 generation picture)
(1). Betty Moore m. Guy Murray Shirley (pictures of my children, grandchildren and great grandchildren)
A. Donna Shirley
B. Dale Shirley
C. Dorene Shirley
D. Delaine Shirley
E. Debbie Shirley
(2). Nancy Moore June 3, 1938 d. May 15, 1976 Jacksonville, Florida (Perforated Duanol Ulcer and Peranitis had set in) m. Marvin Robert 'Bobbie' Todd (see photo's of Nancy as a child).
Nancy and Bobbie Todd holding daughter, Methune
Nancy and Methune
Methune and John Hively
A. Methune Todd
B. Douglas Todd
Back row: Bobby, Doug, Linda Front row: Amy and Carol Todd
(3). Jerry Moore Wilcox (he was adopted by the Wilcox family) m. Louise Raczynski.
Jerry and Louise Wilcox
If you come across this posting, please call me sometime. I haven't heard from you in a long time! Smile!
(4). David William Tompkins m. Carolyn 'Reneau' Blankenship
Ranae, David Tompkins holding son Farris
Luci and Farris Tompkins
Reneau holding baby, David standing behind Reneau, Tommy, Bessie and Betty,
David's son Ferris with arms folded.
Bessie Tompkins and Family
A. Farris Tompkins
B. Luci Tompkins
C. Abbi Tompkins
3. Esther Bartholomew April 5, 1920 d. Mar 5, 1998 Mt. View, California (pneumonia) m. Maurice 'Homer' Atkins June 22, 1946, divorced
Esther Bartholomew celebrating her 21st Birthday
(I was very young but I do remember setting this up for a picture)
Esther and Homer's Wedding
left to right: Frances (friend), Bessie (my mom), Winifred, Esther, Homer and his two brothers and my uncle Bill. The Marilyn (a friend) is the flower girl and my brother, Jerry is the ring bearer.
Homer and Esther Atkins
Esther and her Vibraharp
She played for church services, weddings and other functions
(1). Arnold Lee 'Butch' Atkins
(2). Arlene Camile Atkins
(3). Laurence Atkins Mar 4, 1956 d. Mar 1956 (lived a few days)
(4). Loren Steven Atkins
Arlene and Arnold Atkins
Loren and Arlene Atkins
A few photo's from my collection to share
Winifred, Bessie and Esther Bartholomew
Bessie and Esther
Winifred, Bessie and Esther
Winfred, Bill, Esther, Homer, Bessie and Tommy
Jerry, my brother
Betty and Nancy
Betty and Nancy
My sister, Nancy
She was a senior in High School
Methune and David Tompkins
(my sister Nancy's daughter and my half brother)
L-R : Grandpa Alfred Bartholomew, Tommy Tompkins, friend, and little David Tompkins standing in front of his grandfather. That is a lot of fish! What a catch!
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