While researching stories, I frequently run across many photographs of people, and groups (identified and unidentified) like the ones below which may be of interest to descendants and researchers and post them on the website with any information recorded and links to the source.
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Whatley, Albert Barron Whatley (1910-1919)of Opelika, Alabama – During World War I, Whatley served as a sergeant in Company I of the 167th U. S. Infantry Regiment. He was killed in action on July 15, 1918. Additional information is available in the World War I Gold Star Database Q45031
Hubbard, Felix G. Hubbard, Opelika, Ala born 1824 – Written on the original photograph: Old Felix and his partner. Hubbard was a blind peddler in Opelika. Image is probably from Confederate Veteran magazine ca. 1890. Q4177
Bertha Miller, librarian at the Lee County Public Library ca. 1945, Yutmeyer’s Studio, Opelika, Alabama Q4560
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Joseph Worthington Morris, During World War I, Morris served as a private in the Students’ Army Training Corps at Auburn, Alabama. He died of pneumonia on October 25, 1918. Additional information is available in the World War I Gold Star Database – photographer, Abbott, Opelika and Auburn, Alabama.Q40924
Mandy Jimerson of Opelika, Alabama ca. 1930s African Americans from the Alabama Writers’ Project photograph collection, Q1744
Sara Benton of Opelika, Alabama. ca. 1930s African Americans from the Alabama Writers’ Project photograph collection Q1741
Minerva Meadow [Meedon?] of Opelika, Alabama ca. 1930s African Americans from the Alabama Writers’ Project photograph collection, Q1745
Mr. and Mrs. Elias Story Noble at the train station in Tallassee, Alabama, after their wedding. October 3, 1900. They are leaving for their new home in Opelika, Alabama. Behind them are Reverend and Mrs. John Otway Noble, the groom’s parents. photograph Elizabeth Posey Siskron Q10274
ROTC members at the high school in Opelika, Alabama 1943 Q46824
T. A. Whatley with his agricultural products ca. 1930s “Alabama is primarily an agricultural state. Mr. T. A. Whatley, a farmer of Opelika, Lee County, Alabama is shown with twenty-seven products grown on his farm.” Q5638
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Those are cool! Thanks for sharing them!!!
I believe the photographer of at least one of the pictures posted was my great-great grandfather, William Robert Abbott, who lived in Opelika. His son Walter Clarence,Sr., graduated Auburn and moved to Louisiana and became head of 4-H for the state. His son, W.C., Jr., was born in Opelika (possibly at the home of W.R. Abbott).
William R.’s father was photographer Jacob Lord Abbott and his uncle was Jordan H.Abbott. Many of the photographs of these Abbott men can be found on Ebay and J.H. Abbott took many famous photos of Chicago after the great fire.
Correction–William Robb Abbott (Not Robert)