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1920 Jean Barclay Garvin, Helen Suzanne Jonte Photo, West Virginia


On reverse: "Jean Barclay Garvin, Age 12, and Helen Suzanne Jonte, Age 6, Charleston, W. VA" is handwritten in old period fountain pen. Photo type: RPPC, Real Photo Postcard. Photographer: Trimmed top, but address can be read as "122 1/2 Capitol Street, Charleston, W. VA" This is the address of Gravely & Moore Photographers in Charleston at that time. (known to be Benjamin Franklin Gravely 1876-1953 and female photographer Marguerite Moore, also known as Marguerite Alice Moore. She was a Downie family cousin of his wife, Elizabeth Downie Gravely. He also was famous for inventing the Gravely tractor)

Found in Public Genealogy Records:
It appears Helen, known as Suzanne Jonte, lived with the Garvin family:
Susannah Jonte in the 1920 US Federal Census (Suzanne Jonte)
Age: 5
Birth Year: abt 1915
Birthplace: West Virginia
Home in 1920: Barboursville, Cabell, West Virginia
Relation to Head of House: Niece
Father's Birthplace: West Virginia
Mother's Birthplace: West Virginia
Household Age Birthplace
J B Garvin 67 (known to be father, John Buchanan Garvin)
Virginia Garvin 47 (known to be mother, Virginia Margaret Wells Garvin)
Marget Garvin 16
Jean Garvin 12
Suzanna Jonte 5

Jean Barclay Garvin West Virginia Births
Event Date 13 Jan 1908
Event Place: Charleston, Kanawha, West Virginia
Father's Name: John Buchanan Garvin
Mother's Name: Virginia Margaret Wells

West Virginia Marriages, 1854-1932
Name Benjamin Perry Knight Jr.
Birthplace: Rockbridge, Virginia
Spouse's Name: Jean Barclay Garvin
Spouse's Birth Date: 1908
Spouse's Birthplace: Kanawha County, West Virginia
Spouse's Age: 23
Event Date: 13 Jun 1931
Event Place: Huntington, West Virginia

Jean Garvin United States Census 1930
Event Place: Huntington, Cabell County, West Virginia
Age: 22
Marital Status: Single
Relationship to Head of Household Daughter
Birth Year (Estimated) 1908
Birthplace West Virginia
Father's Birthplace West Virginia
Mother's Birthplace West Virginia
Household Age Birthplace
Virginia Garvin, Head F 57, born West Virginia
Margaret Garvin, Daughter F 27, born West Virginia
Jean Garvin, Daughter F 22, born West Virginia
Suzanne Jonte, Cousin F 16, born West Virginia
Douglas Sehon, Lodger M 45, born West Virginia
Robert E White, Lodger M 32, born South Carolina
Benjamin Knight, Lodger M 21, born Virginia (Benjamin P. Knight, husband)

Helen Suzanne Jonte Hopkins 1914–1993 born in Charleston, Kanawha, West Virginia, and died in Eleanor, Putnam County, West Virginia
Her Parents:
Chester Arthur Jonte 1883–1914
Roberta Anna Wells 1880–1939
Her Spouse: Mason Caldwell Hopkins Sr. 1911–1989
His father was: Alonzo Alppheus Hopkins 1873-1972

This is a beautiful old piece, trimmed on edges, but the actual image of the 2 beautiful girls is very clear. It was found in Hampshire County, Massachusetts, and we wonder if this family may also have some New England ties.

Size: 2.5 by 3.75 inches
Debra Clifford Ancestorville Genealogy      Note: Hello from ~debra. I have spent years collecting over 10,000 ID’d lost family photos & paper from US, UK flea markets & antique shops. I do the best gen research I can, but am always open to corrections. This is an original antique item, not a reprint. A new high quality rigid sleeve is included for extra protection, especially during shipping. You may buy a piece alone, or large intimate 300 dpi scans of the front and back sent immediately via email, or both. Please search carefully, as they are often found together and many may be related. I also invite you to join me at Ancestorville Genealogy on facebook. Thank you, enjoy! ~Debra Clifford (contact info on top bar)

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