The Strangest Thing I've Ever Found While Doing Genealogy Research Was...

My bad! I almost completely forgot about the Genealogy Blog Party going on over at Elizabeth O'Neal's blog Little Bytes of Life. Elizabeth put forth the theme of sharing the strangest thing you've come across while doing genealogy research. Well, this was mine.

The Strangest Thing I've Ever Found While Doing Genealogy Research Was...--How Did I Get Here? My Amazing Genealogy Journey

A cousin of mine was kind enough a few years back to share several pictures of folks from my Jones family line, including this one. This picture isn't in the best condition but you can still make out that it is a medical student performing an autopsy of some sort. It is a picture of my 1st cousin 3x removed William Thomas Jones. 

He was born in 1886 in Morehead City, NC to William Henry Jones and Emma Shepard Jones. He was a promising young medical student in this photo. His life was tragically cut short by influenza in 1918.  

Even though the subject matter is a bit strange, I am still glad that I have this picture. Pictures help to strengthen our connection to those who lived before us. 


Comments

  1. With the bones, definitely an appropriate photo for just before Halloween!

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  2. Whooo! What a ghostly picture. The aging of tbe photo has made it even more spooky.

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    1. The aging of the photo does make it a little more eerie. Thanks for stopping by :)

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  3. Whooo! What a ghostly picture. The aging of tbe photo has made it even more spooky.

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  4. Yikes! It reminds me of a postcard my grandfather who was a medical student sent to my grandmother before they married. It was a bunch of cadavers getting ready to dissect a medical student. At least that's how I remember it! I should go check. I posted it a few years ago but may bring it back from the dead.

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  5. When I first saw this picture, spooky never entered my train of thought. I thought how unfortunate this was the only means for him to learn anatomy. Who knows the limited tools available for him to become a Physician.

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