I can’t say this picture necessarily makes me laugh, but it does make me smile . The man on the left is my Great Grand Uncle James Eli Penecost who was born 28 Jan 1867 in Celina, Clay, TN and died 04 Feb 1941 in Koshkonong, Oregon, MO. The man on the right is my Great Grandfather James William Milburn Yates who was born 27 Sep 1862 in Roane County, TN and died 11 August 1938 in Olympia, Thurston, WA. The two men were brother-in-laws, being married to sisters Laura Breedlove (Jim P’s second wife) and Cerilda Breedlove (Jim Yates’ first wife).
There is no explanation in any of our family documents that would give us a clue why these two men had this picture taken, but just that it exists makes me think the coats they are wearing must have been very important to them. They both were living in Missouri at the time this photo was taken, and it can get mighty cold there in the winter. If I didn’t know for sure who these men were, I would take them for some Russian immigrants, wouldn’t you? Do you think that’s a beaver coat that Jim Pentecost is wearing?
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10 October, 2008.
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