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This picture of my grandparents (who were married in 1899) was taken around 1904 or 1905.

The girl standing at left is my grandfather's daughter Nancy Gay by his first wife (Sarah McIntosh) who had died.  My grandfather Nelson Gay is sitting holding my aunt Rhoda (Collins) Gay.

The woman sitting is my grandmother America (Smith) Gay and the baby she his holding is my father, Joseph Gay. The girl standing at right is my father's half-sister by my grandmother's first husband, Rural Collins, who had got killed by playing cards in a railroad car in what we use to call it The Yards. Nelson and his wife had eleven kids and some of the grandchildren still live over at Sizerock, Kentucky.   

Charles Gay
Fairfield, Ohio


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