Miscellaneous Pictures – From: Mike Swaldo


If you can identify these people, please comment on this post and I will
add the names to them.

L-R: Front- Dean Haney, Jack Davis (ball hat) Jane Cookson, (girl with knit hat) Frank Davis (ball hat) and Bob Haney (tallest boy) Back- Ida Mae Davis, Amelia Davis, Faye Haney and Ester Haney

L-R: Front- Frank and Jack Davis, Middle Row: Ida Davis and Faye Haney, Back Row- Amelia Davis, William Haney and Esther Haney

Both photos were taken in 1938-1939. The photo with 9 people in it was taken at the Haney Home. The photo with 7 people in it was taken at the Davis home and in the background to the right is the home belonging to Russell and Gladys Cookson. Jane Cookson, who is in the photo with the 9 people, is their daughter. That home did burn down some years later. Frank also said there was a small road leading from the the Russell Cookson place, back about a 1/4 of a mile to a log home belonging to Rusell’s father, James Cookson. James was married to Sue, who was the sister of Davis’s Grandfather Frank Hill. There was a home that cannot be seen in the photo with 7 people in it since it was taken in the back of the Davis property. That would be the home that now belongs to Eric Brokaw. It did belong to Lena Gervasi Richardson at that time. The Davis home is no longer standing.

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  1. Cindy Krocker Davis

    Hi! I talked to Frank Davis again today about the two photos submitted by Mike Swaldo. He said both photos were taken in 1938-1939. The photo with 9 people in it was taken at the Haney Home. The photo with 7 people in it was taken at the Davis home and in the background to the right is the home belonging to Russell and Gladys Cookson. Jane Cookson, who is in the photo with the 9 people, is their daughter. That home did burn down some years later. Frank also said there was a small road leading from the the Russell Cookson place, back about a 1/4 of a mile to a log home belonging to Rusell’s father, James Cookson. James was married to Sue, who was the sister of Davis’s Grandfather Frank Hill. There was a home that cannot be seen in the photo with 7 people in it since it was taken in the back of the Davis property. That would be the home that now belongs to Eric Brokaw. It did belong to Lena Gervasi Richardson at that time. The Davis home is no longer standing.

  2. Cindy Krocker Davis

    Yes, that is Jane Cookson! Frank Davis, who is in both pictures, gave me the identifications after sending the photo to many of his other relatives to make sure they agreed with him. Frank said in one of the photos you can see part of the Cookson home. I am still trying to figure all of that out. But he said the pictures were taken about 1938 or 1939. The one was taken at the Haney Homestead, he told me. The Davis homestead, which was where Frank etc.. grew up, is no longer standing. And I guess the Cookson home burned down at some point? That is what I heard. You probably know more than I do about it. Thanks for your comments! Cindy Krocker Davis

  3. Darla Carlisle

    Cindy-is that Jane Cookson in one of the photos then? Wasn’t sure if that one was correct. If so, I have to say what a thrill! Jane Cookson was my aunt and I have only seen a few pictures of her when she was older. She became MRDD at some point in her childhood. I have many good childhood memories of her. Really something to see her as a child. Wonder if at that point she had become MR. Anyway, she would have lived close to the house where the picture was taken-back beyond Hobart’s old house.

  4. Cindy Krocker Davis

    Hi, again! I have heard from Frank Davis who is in the Haney family photos! The Davis family lived next door to the Haney’s. The Davis home is no longer standing! Frank has given me all of the identifications to both pictures and they will be posted as soon as possible. This is really great to be finally solving the mystery for Mike Swaldo. Just an FYI.. A couple of the original idents are not correct.. In my father-in-law’s defense, the photo I showed him was printed off the computer and not the best quality! Thanks to Frank for coming through for us! Cindy Krocker Davis

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