Images of the Past


Bessie Mae (Brooks) Martin Carr 1894-1975

Bess Martin Carr with Florence Kick, widow of Clarence Brooks.

After the death of Arthur E. Martin, Bess went to cosmetology school. This is a license she received in 1934.


Postcard from Clarence Brooks to his sister Bess Martin, from Arizona about 1921. Clarence was being treated for TB. He died in 1922.

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Wayne A. Martin and Marian Martin, children of Bess and Arthur.

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Possible picture of John Carter Rayfield, the old gent in the front center. John was the father of Elizabeth Rayfield who married Amos Brooks.

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Janet and James Merker, children of Grace Brooks and James Merker. Circa 1935.

Eleanor (Martin) Shy.

<![if !vml]><![endif]>Lto R – Paul F. Shy, son of William Sargeant Shy and Bertie (Shanks) Shy, Eleanor (Martin) Shy, Fern (Eckhardt) Martin, Wayne A. Martin.  Eleanor and Wayne were the children of Bessie (Brooks) Martin and John O. Martin.

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