Charles Preston Gainor

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Charles Preston Gainor (1892-1963) is pictured above on 12 February 1896. Preston, as he was known, was born in Baltimore, the son of Summers Everett Gainor (1862-1945) and Katherine Kennedy Brannon (1864-1916).

Preston married Alma M. Saucier Theriault (1890-1982), a native of Aroostook County, ME and a daughter of Pierre Saucier (1846-1920) and Marguerite Pinette (1860-1920). There were no children. Alma had come to Washington, DC with her then-husband Fred W. Theriault (1877-1958), also a native of Aroostook County.

Preston was the administrative assistant to the Chief Clerk of the U. S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia when he retired in 1950. He and Alma moved to Selby-on-the-Bay, MD and lived there at least until Preston died. Alma’s last known address was in Seal Beach, CA.

Summers was a brother of Hunter Boyd Gainor (1859-1928) who was a husband of Clara Beall Taylor Gainor Magruder (1881-1972), the subject of a post from 13 March 2017. This is a strange coincidence given that I bought the photographs from two different shops and a year and a half apart.

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Charles Preston Gainor

Willie Ann Burgess Krickbaum

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Above is Willie Ann Burgess (1866-1932), a daughter of Egbert Ransom Burgess (1830-1984) and Martha Ann Jones (1835-1933). She was born in Albemarle County, VA and lived all her life there.

She married Baltimore native John George Krickbaum (1866-1948) in 1890. John’s parents were John C. Krickbaum (1843-1911) and Lena Elizabeth Lewis (1845-1930), both of whom were born in Germany.

Willie’s family were mill workers and lived in the section of Charlottesville, VA known as Woolen Mills. John followed this family tradition and was a mill worker into his 70s.

Willie and John had three children. Ena Maude Krickbaum (1894-1981) married a baker named James Richard Holloway (1891-1969) and they lived in Richmond, VA. Frederick Lewis Krickbaum (1896-1950), also a baker in Richmond before moving to Baltimore, married Nora Belle Hoover (1899-1988). Lula Mae Krickbaum (1898-1935) married a truck driver named Charles Edward Chisholm (1906-1962) and they resided in Charlottesville.

I was disappointed to be unable to discover how Willie from Charlottesville and John from Baltimore got together or to accurately date the photograph. Could it be a wedding photograph taken in 1890?

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Willie Ann Burgess Krickbaum