of a woman & her family I only know as "Alma", to the family. We do
not really know who she was! I never met her, but my cousin
from what she remembers of her, Alma always said her family
descended from the infamous King of Spain Francisco Franco. These
pictures were in an old suitcase, of my late "Uncle Jack's".
Two of the pictures were marked Beaumont,
I think she may have been born there, in about 1907-1910. Uncle
Jack was born in 1903. Uncle
Jack was with her for some 40 yrs. But I don't believe they were
She may have died in about 1973.
from a very cryptic letter Uncle Jack sent my mother in early
1974. The suitcase had a few other interesting items in it. Including,
tax documents showing another name. Jack & Alma filed tax
returns in 1941 and 1942, under the names, Herbert C Bonds & J C
Bonds. And Alma
filed tax returns under these names & worked as a photographer
for Olin Mills in Springfield, Ohio in the 1940's. The
other names he used were John Barnes. His birth name was Ernie
Noel Tierney. The family still has no real idea as to why he &
Alma used alias.
But they tend to believe it had to
do with some secret Navy
am skeptical. Time may or may not tell.
He was also known
as the black sheep of the family.
Anyway, I really need help in identifying Alma.
Any questions let
Shana Cardenas in