Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Inez Markham's Photographs
Child ~ Woman

Inez was the youngest of fifteen children born to my great grandparents Monroe and Mary Markham. She was born in Caseyville, MS, in 1903.

The childhood picture of Inez was always displayed in the family's living room. The building in the background of the adult photograph is similar to the one in the background of the 1931 class photo of the Brookhaven Colored School.

Inez worked as a house cleaner. She didn't have children and never married. She died in 1938 of general peritonitis, which is an inflammation of the membrane which lines the inside of the abdomen and all of the internal organs.

1 comment:

  1. Oh those are such beautiful photographs. You told her whole life in such a few words along with the photographs. Leaving room to fill in the empty spaces with our own thoughts. She was so young.

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