This photo was originally a "Mystery Photo" but the mystery has been solved.
According to Shirley Gentry Humble who submitted the photograph, "Martha Jane Gentry, b.10Mar1850, Galena, MO and Esquire Hiram Meeks,b.1843 in Arkansas, were married in 1870 and had two sons before Meeks accidental death in 1874. One of the sons, William Houston (Buck) Meeks, b. 8 Sept 1872 in Galena MO married Nora Alice Brown, b.25 Jul 1880 in Galena, MO on May 2, 1895. These are the first five of seven children from that marriage. They are, starting with the oldest female in the back, Margaret Elizabeth (Mattie) b. 1897; Myrtle, b. 1902; Jeff, b. 1904; Gladys, b.1907 and Edward (Eddie) b.1909 all born in Galena, MO."
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