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Interesting old photographs found from Opelika – Can you add more information?

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,Q45031

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, Q4177

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 Q4560Bertha Miller, librarian at the Lee County Public Library ca. 1945, Yutmeyer’s Studio, Opelika, Alabama Q4560

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Morris Joseph Worthington, 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. Q40924Joseph 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

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Mandy Jimerson of Opelika, Alabama ca. 1930s African Americans from the Alabama Writers' Project photograph collection, Q1744Mandy Jimerson of Opelika, Alabama ca. 1930s African Americans from the Alabama Writers’ Project photograph collection, Q1744

Benton, Sara Benton of Opelika, Alabama. ca. 1930s African Americans from the Alabama Writers' Project photograph collection Q1741Sara 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, Q1745Minerva Meadow [Meedon?] of Opelika, Alabama ca. 1930s African Americans from the Alabama Writers’ Project photograph collection, Q1745

Noble, 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. Q10274Mr. 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 Q46824ROTC members at the high school in Opelika, Alabama 1943 Q46824

Whatley, 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 . Q5638T. 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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Donna R. Causey, resident of Alabama, was a teacher in the public school system for twenty years. When she retired, Donna found time to focus on her lifetime passion for historical writing. She developed the websites www.alabamapioneers and www.daysgoneby.me All her books can be purchased at Amazon.com and Barnes & Noble. She has authored numerous genealogy books. RIBBON OF LOVE: A Novel Of Colonial America (TAPESTRY OF LOVE) is her first novel in the Tapestry of Love about her family where she uses actual characters, facts, dates and places to create a story about life as it might have happened in colonial Virginia. Faith and Courage: Tapestry of Love (Volume 2) is the second book and the third FreeHearts: A Novel of Colonial America (Book 3 in the Tapestry of Love Series) Discordance: The Cottinghams (Volume 1) is the continuation of the story. . For a complete list of books, visit Donna R Causey

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3 comments

  1. Rachel Beau

    Those are cool! Thanks for sharing them!!!

  2. 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.

    1. Correction–William Robb Abbott (Not Robert)

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