All of the photographs on this page sent in by Eve Weeks
LOVINGTON SCHOOL CHILDREN
The only information I have on this photo is a note
written on the cardboard backing of this photograph by Sue
Prudence Weeks (daughter of Jesse Lee Weeks and and Sallie
Ann Wyatt, sister of Rush Borbin Weeks, who married Zona Adkins.
Her note reads:
Betty Weeks (Will's dau.) first row - light dress, dark tie and belt;
Jack Weeks - 2nd from left;
Bob Weeks - 6th from left, 2nd row.
Betty, Jack and Bob Weeks were the children of Ina Adkins and
William Bailey Weeks, sister and brother of Zona and Rush. Ina and Will
had six children who were raised by Ina's mother after Ina died
in 1916 and Will in 1923. These children were very close to the four
children of Rush Corbin Weeks and often spent time together.
Can anyone else identify any of the other children?
(l-r) George W. Adkins, Rodney Adkins and Stanton Adkins,
sons of Stanton Adkins and Anna Timmons.
The Adkins family gathers on the front porch near Lovington,
Illinois, 1916. Front row (l-r): Laura Evelyn Adkins (baby
in arms) William Stanton Adkins, William Franklin Alexander
(in lap) Laura Ann Myers, Mildred Doris Adkins, Fred Vernon
Alexander, and Jennie Mae Adkins Alexander. Second row:
Robert Adkins Weeks, James Morton Weeks, William Bailey Weeks,
James William Salling, Rush Corbin Weeks, Jr. (held by his
father) Rush Corbin Weeks, Sr., Ora Vernon Alexander, William
McKinley "Guv" Adkins, Frank Adkins. Back row: Rodney Adkins,
Floyd Ater Adkins (in mother's arms) Ruth Ater Adkins, Ina
Adkins Weeks, Myrtle Adkins Salling, Zona Adkins Weeks, and
Ruby Johnson Adkins.
Laura Ann Myers Adkins (1864-1944), daughter of Will Myers
and Sarah Elizabeth Earp. She and Will Adkins married in 1885 in
Moultrie County, IL at the residence of H.L. Lehman. They
had seven children.
A Myers family reunion in Nebraska, 1916. Kneeling in front
(l-r) Silas Benjamin Clauson, Rodney Adkins holding baby Laura
Evelyn Adkins (Burcham). Standing: William Stanton Adkins,
Benjamin S. Clauson, Rose Myers, Leona Clauson, Sarah E. Myers
Clauson, William B. Myers, Jr., Clara Clauson, Junior Will
Myers, Ruby Johnson Adkins and Laura Ann Myers Adkins.
(The Myers were also a Moultrie Co. family!)
WILLIAM STANTON and LAURA MYERS ADKINS
The original photo is glued to the back of a pane of glass.
Stanton Adkins in his uniform - have no idea whether it's
his Union Army uniform or a militia outfit.
Can anyone help out on this?