50 Lavina (Colaw) Chew and her husband Letcher
Chew. Shown with their nephew young Cyrus Colaw.
Providence of this photo:
making some reprints of some old photos for Harve, and came across a little
white envelope that had some photos from "Aunt" Imogene to my dad ~ one
of them was the photo attached. Perhaps if you put this onto the
gallery, someone else will be able to help out Ruthie and myself.
Source - Barbara Yurkshat***************
Okay, went to my sister's today and she explained who they were.... It's the lady that is the blood relative of young Cy in the picture. It's his aunt Lavina (Colaw) Chew and her husband Letcher Chew. Lavina is David Colaw's sister, Lavina and David are the senior Cyrus' children. This was after all in Crabbottom, not in Illinois or Kansas, so guess the two factions would not meet again until recently...by us. Way in the back of my mind, I kept thinking Chew as the name but couldn't come up with anything concrete.
Lavina was born 5 Oct 1859 and died 22 Apr 1946. It is Lavina and Letcher Chew's daughter Eva Chew that our parents took us to meet sometime in our childhood, so she would have been our first cousin, once removed, in other words, Daddy's first cousin. She lived in California like we did. We also met Crystal as kids, she's our first cousin, Walter Colaw's daughter. She now lives in PA and is 89 I think.
Now, what's interesting is that on my sister's copy of this photo, it has written the same as yours does, Barbara, but then it's crossed out by Anne Golladay herself saying that is incorrect. Anne must have sent it to Mary Lee because we had not had it when we were young...
So, mystery solved. It's still the Virginia Colaws.
- Ruthie Colaw
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