Sunday, December 12, 2021

On This Day - Orvin Davis

On 12 December 1899, my granddaddy Orvin Owen Davis was born to Walter and Mary Frances Jollett Davis in Shenandoah, VA.

About 1901

My favorite photo of Granddaddy

I don't know how old he was here,
but he was a young man, 
probably in his late teens
or early twenties.
Definitely in his prime!


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  1. It's definitely hard to see the man he would become in that earliest photo...and so serious in all but the second, where he has a hint of a smile. What a wonderful collection of photos.

  2. Orvin was a beautiful baby. And I can see why the second one is your favorite.