The photo was taken by A.W. CADMAN PHOTOGRAPHER ROGERS ARK. Sitting on front left is George Newton Cockerill, next to him is his wife Alice Soapes Cockerill. I think the girl in the back on the left is Bellvey Dearie Cockerill and in back on right is Fannie May (Cockerill)Jennings. Fannie May (Cockerill)Jennings was my greatgrandmother, and George and Alice Cockerill are my great-great grandparents. Miriam L Jennings was my grandmother. Her mother, Fannie May Cockerill married Eli Jennings Aug 10, 1898. Eli Jennings died Dec 15, 1939 and Fannie May (Cockerill)Jennings died Feb 21, 1963. Both are buried in Hamby Cem., Hamby, TX. Eli Jennings ancestors are listed on this web site.
Alice Lavonia Soapes, sitting in the photo, was the daughter of Jesse O Soapes and Rebecca Featherstien. Her mother's last name may be spelled three different ways, I could not read the last three letters in the copy of the handwritten family record. My mom had a note from her grandmother that spelled it Featherstien, I'd though it was Featherston and Mrs. Kay Wilson thinks it is Featherstone, I'm not sure which is the correct spelling but chose Featherstien because of Aunt Jonnie's note that it was spelled that way.
*Grave stone shows his middle initial as "A", Elbert Cemetery, Elbert, TX
The photo that mom had was wrinkled and spots were missing from it. I touched it up using Paint Shop Pro as the copy I had scanned in was deterioriated considerably.
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