Brothers and Sisters ~ Smile For The Camera

For the 11th Edition of

I smile for the camera

Anyone who knows me knows that I am incapable of making decisions and narrowing things down! So, for my first participation in the Smile for the Camera carnival, I have selected eight photos of brothers and sisters from youth to adulthood. I did at least pick only one photo from each family, although I did have a few different photos I could have included, I thought I should save those for another day!

Brothers & Sisters

1890s West Las Animas, CO BandThis photo from the 1890s shows that two brothers were able to get along well enough to participate in a community band together.  Gaston Dobbins is on the right in the first row with his trombone, and his younger brother, Scott Dobbins, is nearly hidden on the right hand side of the back row.  Scott and Gaston are the sons of James Sellars and Nancy Maryland Corel Dobbins.

Abt 1890 James Pickens and Susannah Clay McGee Corel and 6 childrenThis photo was taken about 1890 of James Pickens and Susannah Clay McGee Corel and six of their children.  Pictured are, from left to right, Ella Corel Bowman, Catherine Corel Hughes, Susannah Clay McGee Corel, Anna Corel Stanley, James Henry Corel, Eugenia “Jennie” Corel Engel, James Pickens Corel, and Charles Wesley Corel, DDS.

1906 - McGee Brothers: Richard, Albert, Olivia (mother), Thomas Stewart, John J, Solon, and OliverThis photo of Olivia Gillespie Corel McGee and her sons is from 1906.  Pictured, from left to right, are Richard Oney, Albert Edward, Olivia Gillespie Corel, Thomas Stewart, John Jacob Jr., Solon Neidigh, and Oliver Corel McGee.

Abt 1911 Frieda and Rowena NewcombThis image is from about 1911 and is of Frieda Margaret and Rowena Ruth Newcomb, youngest children of Margaret Salathiel and Frederick Newcomb.  The girls are the grandchildren of Jemima Morris Corel and John Morgan Salathiel.  Jemima Morris Corel is a daughter of Henry Highland and Nancy Matney Corel.

James H. Corel Family Circa 1916This photo from about 1916 shows the many brothers and sisters of my Great Grandma (Kathryn), also pictured are her parents!  From left to right: James Henry, George Arthur, Glenn James, Augusta “Billie”, Eugene William (front row), Charles Wesley, Kathryn (front row), Gladys Faye, Emma Augusta Miller, John Beasley Corel.

James Henry Corel is the son of James Pickens and Susannah Clay McGee Corel.

Abt 1940 Cousins Playing AroundThis photo is from about 1940 and shows two sets of siblings, left to right, James Conrad “Jimmy” Hahn, Daphne Lorina Canterbury, Billie Kay Hahn, and William Huttig “Billy” Canterbury.  The Hahn children are great grandchildren of James Pickens Corel and the Canterbury children are great grandchildren of Olivia Gillespie Corel McGee.

1954 - Connie & Sonny LaughlinThis photo from about 1954 shows siblings Connie Kay Laughlin and Clinton Ray “Sonny” Laughlin Jr., great great grandchildren of James Pickens Corel.

1965 Susie, Mike, & Don McFarlinThese three siblings from 1965 show from left to right Susan, Michael, and Donald Charles McFarlin.  In 1970 Donald Charles  (Fletcher – McFarlin) Bishop married Connie Kay Laughlin, second great granddaughter of James Pickens Corel.

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3 Responses to Brothers and Sisters ~ Smile For The Camera

  1. Connie Bishop says:

    Love this set up so much better than the other one.
    I didn’t realize that you practically have all of the Corel children covered by someone who is/has researched them
    Great work to all of you.
    Mom aka cousin Connie

  2. Hi Paula!

    I love this post and all of the photos you’ve chosen for the Brothers & Sisters Smile for the Camera carnival. The pictures are priceless.

    Thanks for following my blog, Genealogy Traces. I don’t think I’ve mentioned to you that the Puckett surname is one of my most researched lines. Harvey Vandegar Puckett born in Many, Louisiana is my great-grandfather. Maybe we can find a link.

    Also, my niece’s father’s line is McGlothlin and I’ve done a bit of research for them. But I don’t have any of the names or places on the tip of my tongue. I’ll have to look back at my files.

    Again, love this post.

    • Paula says:


      How very exciting! I do not know of any Puckett’s in my line that made it down to Louisiana, but that certainly doesn’t mean that they didn’t head that way!

      How interesting that you have a McGlothlin connection, too! Isn’t it a small world that we may have two allied lines?

      I’m so glad that you enjoyed my photos here, I just couldn’t keep it down to just one… But, I’m pretty sure that I will only have one on the next installment!


      Paula :)