James Bruce Patton

James Bruce Patton, Letha E. Emmerson Patton, and their children.

Back Row: James Bruce Patton, born 1907 in Carter County, the son of Reece Patton and Mary Perry.

Front Row: Almo J. Patton, born in 1912 in Carter Co., the son of Reece Patton, and Mary Stamper.

Vernick (Rab) Abrams was the son of Ethel Mae Patton and Jack Abrams. Vernick was born in 1915 in Carter Co..

Bruce married Letha Emerson in Ohio, in 1935. Letha was the daughter of Jake Emerson and Lula Hamilton of Casey Co.

Almo m arried Mary Kiser of Carter Co.. Mary was the daughter of George Kiser and Ellen Erwin of Carter Co..

Submitted by: Greg Marquess - marquess62 at webtv.net

James Bruce Patton

"This picture was given to me by Ted and Loretta Evans of Olive Hill.
They originally belonged to Ted's father Vern Evans.
Vern was one of the first people in Olive Hill to own a camera.
His camera mounted onto a tripod and was operated with a cloth hood.
With the aid of his horse and cart he would visit local events and family reunions in the Olive Hill area,
offering people the option to purchase a portrait of themselves or their family.
Later Vern Evans opened a barbershop in Olive Hill (Vern Evans Barbershop) located on Main Street,
opposite the corner of the Post Office (when Main Street contained business on both sides of the street).
He continued to operate his photography business as a sideline.
Many of these pictures have been taken inside the barbershop.

Submitted by Jolinda Belcher

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