What a beautiful memory…
and a beautiful old photo of a family from Colbert County. This photo is of John Robert Vandiver and Nellie Anne Vandiver and their first child Flora. Flora Earline Vandiver was born 4 March 1899 at Leighton, Colbert County,Alabama so this photo must have been taken in middle 1899. Flora died in 1979 in Alexander City, Alabama.
John R and Nellie Anne Vandiver went on to have the following children:
- Flora Vandiver
Claude Melvin Vandiver 1901 – 1991
Claussen Melanchethan Vandiver 1904 – died young bef 1910 Census
Bonnie E Vandiver 1906 – 1975
John William Vandiver 1908 – 2006
John R Vandiver was the son of John David Vandiver and Elizabeth Elanor Landers. John R Vandiver’s first marriage was to Susie Fowler who was born 1870 and died 1898. John R Vandiver married second to Mary Nellie Anne Vandiver in 1898 in Colbert County, Alabama. Nellie Anne Vandiver was the daughter of Elizabeth Downs and John Vandiver.
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