Monday, May 13, 2013

35th Wedding Anniversary & Family Portrait

Top Row Standing (L to R) Benita, Sherman, Alfred, Myron, Howard, Nancy
Middle Row Seated (L to R) Mary, Yvonne, Paul Rudd Sr., Amanda Bell Brandon Rudd, Emzora, Wilhelmenia
Seated in Front (L to R) Bettye, and Marvin

Paul and Amanda Rudd celebrated their 35th wedding anniversary with their 12 children. Two additional children were members of the family; Paul, Jr., who died at 15 years of age in 1941, and an unnamed female child who died shortly after birth in 1943. The family lived in Chicago.

Paul was the son of William and Ella Hamilton Rudd. He was born about 1899 in Hinds County, MS. Amanda was the daughter of Pink Jack Brandon and Mary Brown Overton. She was born about 1905 in Copiah County, MS.

Photograph courtesy of Alesa Benson, granddaughter of Paul and Amanda.
Amanda was the niece of my maternal grandmother, Gertrude Overton Durr.

7 comments:

  1. Beautiful Family Portrait Linda...What a blessing

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    1. It is a blessing to have this photo.

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  2. Lovely--Family photos taken on special occasions are so wonderful.

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    1. Special occasions do make lovely photos.

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  3. What a beautiful family photo with everybody all dressed up. I wish we had a picture of my husband's family with all 12 siblings and parents when they were about that age.

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    1. Its a nice memento if you get get everyone together for a family photo.

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