But thanks to government record-keeping, specifically by the US Immigration and Naturalization Service, I stumbled across a record of exactly where my brother Mark and I were on June 27, 1959.
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|Brents Mynatt Lowry, Jr.|
|Untitled, by Jimmie Lee West Beard (1902-1994)|
|Jimmie Lee West Beard|
I can supply some additional information about the photo. It was made in September 1918, probably on the Brite Ranch, a large ranch that is still owned by the Brite family, southwest of Marfa. Though within a year this would become Co. A, and is frequently mislabeled, it was Co. B at the time of the time it was made. To confuse things even further it was Co. D for a brief period June-August 1918. All of this makes unraveling the service history of the rangers in the photo a challenge. It is interesting that he seems to be looking with a bemused smile at his captain, Jerry Grey (second from left), who managed to alienate just about everyone in the Rangers (except his superior officers). About 5 months after this photo was taken Grey would have Beard discharged, honorably, but very much against his wishes.
You can view his enlistment records online at:Thanks, Monty!
|Same photo as above cropped to show detail.|
|Postcard from 1911|
"Dear Grandma, I am just the finest baby. I weigh 12# now. And don't cry much and never do get sick. I am sure fat. I'm coming to see you soon. "
- signed E.L. Molloy Jr.
|Emmett James Molloy with mom Kiersten|