Tuesday, October 8, 2013


Scanned An Old Photo Today ...

from 1912. It is of the Carr Family Reunion in Ladonia, TX.  My Great Grand Mother, Zona Carr Jernigin and my Great Grand Father, Jefferson Davis Jernigin Sr are the second couple on the right side. The Carrs owned a bank in Fairlie, TX. The bank closed during the Depression. There is a 20 year old young man in this picture, Vincent Carr that later married a girl named Ruth Warlick from Arkansas. They moved to Lubbock in West TX and had four children. Two sons, Waggoner Carr and Warlick Carr both became prominent TX Lawyers. Waggoner was Speaker of the House in the Texas Legislature and later became the Attorney General. While AG he prosecuted Billie Sol Estes and he also was involved in the prosecution of Jack Ruby for the murder of Lee Harvey Oswald. Waggoner was later prosecuted himself as a result of the Sharpstown Scandal. He was aquited of all charges and later wrote a book about it. My Grandfather Dudley Cotter Jernigin is the fifth man from the left and his younger brother JD Jernigin, the Pilot is just to the right of center in the white shirt and knickers. He ran away from home a few years after this photo was taken, lied about his age and joined the Army Air Corps and flew in both World War I and II.

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