James Young & Catherine Brown are my 2nd great grandparents. James and Catherine were both born in Scotland, as were their first 5 children. Their youngest son was born in America after they immigrated.
This photo of James and Catherine comes from the collection of my GrandAunt Barbara, James and Catherine’s granddaughter-in-law. This is the most recent photo I have ever seen of James and Catherine. They both died in 1945 in Spokane, Washington. James in January and Catherine in July.
The photograph is labeled simply “Young 2”. I do not know who the child is. Yet. Once I do, hopefully I can narrow down the date of the photo.
But for now I am just happy to have this great photo of my 2nd great grandparents hanging out in these cool yard chairs.
Happy Thursday, I hope you make a new ancestor photo find today!
ps – If you are anything like me, you have probably been paying attention to the news surrounding Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. My son is currently serving a mission for our church in South Carolina. He is safe and will likely spend the next few days, or more, helping with clean-up. Depending on the extent of the damage in his area, he may be donning a yellow “Helping Hands” t-shirt and working with a larger crew. You can read more about Mormon Helping Hands here. If you know someone who has suffered damage to their home and is struggling with clean-up, they can request help from the Mormon helping Hands program – no matter what faith they belong to. Additionally, if you have been wanting to donate to a service organization that is helping people rebuild in Texas, Florida, or elsewhere, you may wish to consider donating to the Humanitarian Fund of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (those Mormon folks who are helping clean up). 100% of donated funds will go to help those in need. All labor is donated and funds are used for supplies. You can donate here and leave a note in the “Comments or instructions” section with Hurricane Harvey or Irma listed. If you choose to donate, you will receive an official receipt around tax season. Every little bit helps ease suffering and begin the long process of rebuilding. <3