Continuing from yesterday’s group photos of the siblings, here are some more informal photos from the same reunion of the children of Nathan and Mary McClain.
As I mentioned in yesterday’s post, I have not come across any indication in the photo archives that the McClain siblings had been getting together on any sort of regular basis. This reunion seems to have been a one-time event. I wonder if it wasn’t prompted by the death of Bill two years before this—sort of a hint that their generation was beginning to disappear, and if they wanted to get together, they shouldn’t delay. As I mentioned yesterday, it was a good thing they didn’t delay very much longer, since two more of their number passed away 5½ years after this, and all but four had passed away by August 1948, just over ten years after the reunion.
4 thoughts on “McClain Sibling Reunion, July 1938, Part 2”
Love seeing these pictures, Lloyd. (never seen before)…or hadn’t ever heard about this important reunion (thanks for pointing this out!) What a GREAT picture of grandma McClain. The picture of Ellery is exactly how I remember him. Yes, Arthur and Clyde did look like twins!! That must have been a cherished reunion!!
In these pictures Ellery and Grandma are exactly as I remember them! Such interesting pictures!
Excellent work, Lloyd! Of course for me there is no doubt that you got the identification correct because I knew those guys. The guys in the first picture don’t look like twins at all to me because one is my Grandpa!!!!
Thanks for confirming, Donna.