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Harryman/Bradford photos c1915-1925 Menard County, Texas

2021 March 16
by Jan Wilkinson

I scanned a 28 page little black photo album that belonged to Laura Forrest Harryman Bradford. The photos are not labeled but are such a wonderful look at a time during the early years of circa 1915-1925 in Menard County, Texas.  I am hoping someone will be able to help identify some of these folks.

My husband’s maternal grandmother was Laura Forrest Harryman who married George H. Bradford on January 29, 1921 in Menard County, Texas.  Mamo, as she was called, was born in Weesatche, Goliad County, Texas on October 2, 1895.  She moved to Menard with her family between 1900 and 1910.  When she married George, Dado, as he was called, Mamo was 25 years old.  She was 31 in 1926 when she had Laverne Bradford, who marries Francis Lamar Wilkinson in 1946, and then Laverne got polio and with three years of daily therapy Mamo kept her from being crippled.  When Mamo turned 40, she had Georgia in 1935.  Mamo and Dado were married for 59 years and had a long and wonderful life until Dado died at the age of 82 in 1980.  Mamo lived many years at the Menard Manor after a debilitating stroke and died March 8, 1988 at the age of 92.  You can read more about her family at the post: https://blog.wilkinsonranch.com/2017/07/08/pate-and-martindale-family-photos/

 

Laura Forrest and her younger sister, Ruby Bernice Harryman, unknown date but circa 1917 when Ruby married from photo collection of Penny Wade, Ruby’s granddaughter.

 

Forrest Harryman with George Bradford and friend on the bank of the San Saba River, unknown date

 

1920 Laura Forrest Harryman at Charlie Graham Store Menard from family collection

 

1920 Laura Forrest Harryman at Charlie Graham Store Menard from family collection

 

1921 Forrest and George Bradford on the Bradford Ranch, Menard County, Texas from family collection

 

George H. “Dado” Bradford from family collection

 

Laura Forrest “Mamo” Harryman Bradford from family collection

 

********************Photos from Little Black Album

Young man with cap and cigarette with girl in plaid hat and scarf with Mamo with her six button sleeve dress and cap with white trim at the San Saba River

 

Unknown group of young people with “Mamo” Forrest Harryman on right side with hat Page 15 from Mamo’s album

 

Unknown group of young people with Forrest Harryman on bottom left side with hat Page 15 from Mamo’s album

 

Two young girls same group on side of hill Page 16 from Mamo’s album

 

Unidentified girl with hat and fox fur collar and boy with three piece suit Page 15 from Mamo’s album

 

Two young ladies dressed in black one with fur collar black hose and hats unknown Page 3 from Mamo’s album

 

Dado and Mamo with hound dogs and big tent on Bradford place west of town Page 7 from Mamo’s album

 

Believe to be Mamo along with another girl telephone operators in Menard

 

Wagon with two boys with cocked hats and two girls one with reins unknown Page 17 from Mamo’s album

 

Girl driving wagon with man with hat and others

 

Two ladies in white with bonnets and one drinking stem glass with two boys beside water well Page 16 from Mamo’s album

 

San Saba River baptism with wagons and cars and lots of folks in river Page 10 from Mamo’s album

 

Man with rope and girl in white with cap looking at sheep Page 8 from Mamo’s album

 

George “Dado” Bradford riding wagon horse with Mamo in round hat and gentleman and lady in bonnet with girl Page 8 from Mamo’s album

 

Two girls hugging boy with overalls happy faces unknown Page 10 from Mamo’s album

 

Blonde girl sitting side saddle on horse possibly Mamo Page 1 from Mamo’s album

 

Unknown family with three children Page 21 of Mamo’s album

 

Girl standing with her horse wearing pants and round tight hat Page 27 from Mamo’s album

 

Car with little blonde girl two young ladies and dog and Mamo with hat Page 17 from Mamo’s album

 

Family group on low water crossing bridge with George and Forrest and unknown couple and little girl

 

Family group on low water crossing bridge on San Saba River

 

Man sitting with little girl hand on shoulder with lady in plaid dress holding bonnet unknown Page 3 from Mamo’s album

 

Possibly Mamo and Dado with girl standing on the San Saba River bridge Page 17 from Mamo’s album

 

Two ladies with Mamo beside San Saba River all in other photos Page 14 from Mamo’s album

 

Young lady with lace collar sitting on San Saba riverbed by high bank and large tree Page 15 from Mamo’s album

 

Young lady with long satin dress with trimmed cuff and pin wearing tight hat with round balls sitting on San Saba riverbed Page 5 from Mamo’s album

 

Young couple on San Saba River bridge she has lace collar and ball fruit hanging off hat Page 18 from Mamo’s album

 

Two ladies sitting on San Saba riverbed same as other photo Page 17 from Mamo’s album

 

Girl and lady with lace collar sitting on train bridge Page 18 from Mamo’s album

 

Two young ladies dressed in black one with fur collar black hose and hats unknown Page 3 from Mamo’s album

 

Girl sitting on San Saba River bridge with stripes and emblem on sleeve round brim hat Page 14 from Mamo’s album

 

Mamo such a pretty girl with purse and short sleeves sitting on the San Saba River bank Page 9 from Mamo’s album

 

Mamo sitting on bank of river with black tight cap and white dress with short sleeves

 

Laughing girl sitting on San Saba River bank with fur tail in lap black dress with white stripes on sleeves and round brim hat Page 12 from Mamo’s album

 

Lady beside low water crossing with shed in back wearing black clothes and cap Page 14 from Mamo’s album

 

Lady standing beside low water crossing dressed in black with round straw hat Page 22 from Mamo’s album

 

Lady dressed in black with hat in hand two little girls on low water crossing of San Saba River Page 3 from Mamo’s album

 

Mamo dressed in black with lace collar in front of rose bushes and picket fence Page 10 from Mamo’s album

 

Unknown lady with black dress with satin trim and white lace collar by rose bushes Page 4 from Mamo’s album

 

Mamo with two ladies at Frisco Depot all wearing lace collars and hats Page 19 from Mamo’s album

 

Mamo sitting on ground with white lace collar Page 21 of Mamo’s album

 

Lady with black dress with satin trim and lace collar sitting on ground with little girl white dress Page 4 from Mamo’s album

 

Same little girl that was with lady with black dress with satin trim and lace collar sitting on ground Page 4 from Mamo’s album

 

Mamo with short dress holding round brim hat with lady in gingham dress and round hat by rose bush

 

Margaret Isabelle “Maggie Belle” Pate “Ma” Harryman dressed in black sitting on log with vehicle in back ground Page 8 from Mamo’s album

 

Flowers at graveside in Mamo’s album unsure grave

 

Ma Harryman with car and standing next to tree in black with fur collar Page 24 from Mamo’s album

 

Mamo standing next to car with Nora with short bangs in drivers seat and lady with bun long black dress sitting on running board unsure Page 25 from Mamo’s album

 

Believe to be Mamo with big button coat and black gloves by tree and car Page 17 from Mamo’s album

 

Mamo driving car same day as Ma Harryman in all in black Page 24 from Mamo’s album

 

Ruby with short bangs driving Page 24 from Mamo’s album

 

Mamo wearing big button jacket and tight cap with bow beside car and large dog Page 25 from Mamo’s album

 

Mamo with fur collar coat and hat with bow on side with black dog beside car unknown Page 3 from Mamo’s album

 

Possibly Mamo with fur collar and cap taken in yard Page 29 from Mamo’s album

 

Lady with fur collar coat and hat with bow on side with black dog was in photo beside car unknown Page 3 from Mamo’s album

Unknown married lady wedding ring dressed in black with fur collar and head wrap Page 1 from Mamo’s album

 

Unknown brown haired little girl in back yard with black leggings and dress Page 23 from Mamo’s album

 

Ruby Harryman Crowell sitting under tree with short bangs and curls Page 13 from Mamo’s album

 

Ruby Harryman Crowell with short bangs white dog beside fence with sticks Page 17 from Mamo’s album

 

Ruby with short bangs fur collar jacket with large buttons and two dogs Page 25 from Mamo’s album

 

Ma Harryman with girl Page 28 from Mamo’s album

 

Margaret Belle “Ma” Harryman unknown location

 

Two ladies and young man with lace collars beside train engine Page 18 from Mamo’s album

 

Mamo with two ladies looking out back of train with two lights all wearing white lace collars Page 19 from Mamo’s album

 

Frisco Engine with Mamo on the right with gentleman standing Page 6 from Mamo’s album

 

Unknown couple standing back of train Page 2 from Mamo’s album

 

Unknown man with hat holding hand of girl on train car with another girl oval window on car Page 18 from Mamo’s album

 

Unknown four on back of train two men and two women Leaving Menard for Panama-Pacific Exposition Page 6 from Mamo’s album (Held in San Francisco February 20 to December 4, 1915)

 

Unknown couple guy with wooly chaps and pistol and scarf and cigar, lady with cap on back of train Leaving Menard for Panama-Pacific Exposition Page 15 from Mamo’s album

 

Unknown girl beside car with rag top Page 11 from Mamo’s album

 

Believe to be Wade Crowell with Ruby on running board Mamo’s album 1

 

Unknown man standing on running board of truck

 

Man and girl holding turkeys on tree limb Page 7 from Mamo’s album

 

Young blonde boy with pipe sitting on water well with bucket maybe Harryman’s San Saba Avenue, Menard Page 2 from Mamo’s album

 

Young lady standing next to water well holding round hat in gingham dress Page 13 from Mamo’s album

 

Unknown lady in yard next to rose bush with round black hat with fur collar Page 23 from Mamo’s album

 

Girl in front of house with curved neck short sleeve dress unknown

 

Young girl holding hand of boy with cap and little girl Page 1 from Mamo’s album

 

Very small photo of lady with fur collar and large brim hat Page 8 from Mamo’s album

 

Unknown lady with fur collar and cap by wooden gate Page 29 from Mamo’s album

 

Unknown side view of girl standing by courthouse cross wooden fence Page 22 from Mamo’s album

 

Two unknown girls standing by courthouse cross wooden fence Page 22 from Mamo’s album

 

Two ladies sitting on bridge wearing round hats and short sleeved white dresses unknown Page 11 from Mamo’s album

Unknown man and lady beside house wearing hats and white lace collar Page 9 from Mamo’s album

 

Man driving old car with fringe on windows wearing bow tie unknown Page 11 from Mamo’s album

Unknown man wearing hat in front of picket fence Page 21 from Mamo’s album

 

Two ladies in front yard with hats unknown Page 9 from Mamo’s album

 

Unknown two young girls sitting with white dog and horse by shed in background Page 28 from Mamo’s album

 

Unknown very small photo of young man Page 27 from Mamo’s album

 

Unknown WWI soldier with mess kit and standing beside cot Page 20 from Mamo’s album

 

 

 

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