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Saturday, March 13, 2010

Sepia Saturday = Four Generations

I thought I'd share some of my side of the family
for a change this week! The Hanna's originated in
Scotland and can be traced back to the 1200's to
Sorbie. All four men here were born and raised
in Howard County, Indiana.
Far left is Palestine T. Hanna, 1856-1938
Far right is his son, Glenn Hanna, 1891-1982
Center is Glenn's son, Chester L. Hanna, 1914-2007
The baby is my father, Donald G. Hanna, 1936-present.
My grandpa Chester, and his wife Alice, had 5 children in
all, but no men went on to give birth to sons, so the
bloodline/name ended after all those centuries! All good
things must come to an end, I guess! Looks like Palestine
died about a year after this photo was taken.
A group of handsome looking men, wouldn't
you say? :)
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38 comments:

  1. I hadn't seen a picture of the four generations. Handsome men, the Hannas : )

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  2. I agree, they are a nice looking family. And dressed so dapper too.

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  3. Hi Betsy

    I find these names fascinating. My maternal family's surname was Hannah.
    With a first name of Palestine and a surname of Hanna tell me was the family of Jewish origins?

    Happy days

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  4. This is one of my favorite pictures of the oldest of my siblings with his granddads. What a treasured picture. Thanks for sharing! :) The Bach

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  5. Matty ~ 'dapper' is the perfect description! :)

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  6. Delwyn ~ the Hanna name was originally Hannay with our family. Not Jewish that I know of, either. Palestine is an unusual first name, isn't it?

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  7. Bach ~ hey, you hadn't even come along yet, had you! Do you have a generation picture with you in it? At least you, grandpa and ggpa?

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  8. Fine looking group! Palenstine is unusual but I like it. I have never heard of anyone named that before.

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  9. They are handsome indeed. It is funny how there was a hiccup in male progeny.

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  10. yes, very. you would have made a handsome man then! LOL!!

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  11. What a cute old guy that Palastine! Love these old pic's..I have a bunch. My second g grand father came from Scotland. Come say hi :D

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  13. A truly great photograph. Special to have the generations pictured together. Palestine certainly doesn't look his age here.

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  14. You have an extraordinary collection of vintage photographs. This is a beautiful one and the fact that it displays 4 generations is amazing.
    Have a lovely weekend,
    xo
    Zuzana

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  15. They are a good looking group and well dressed too.

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  16. I'm thinking Willow over at Willow Manor has a Palestine in her ancestors -- and the Scots heritage too. Are you two cousins?

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  17. I love generation photos.

    Now, I am curious about your Grandpa Palestine and his very dark skin...did he work outdoors or does he have more than Scottish background?

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  18. Sweet picture, Betsy. If one of our sons doesn't have a son, my hubby's line will end. But we have our first grandchild due in July. :)

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  19. I love seeing these old photographs and hearing about your family history. How precious!

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  20. Jill ~ I think Palestine is very tan in this picture from working outside.

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  21. Vickie Lane ~ this is the same Palestine..Willow is my sister!

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  22. what a wonderful pic...fun to see the generations together...that is some tan. smiles.

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  23. My heritage is Scotish too. I'll have to check to see how far back that goes. Those Scots, live long and prosper!

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  24. In looking at the SS you can see how typical each generation is in appearance. about 7 generations back you see those beards and so on. I am so glad to learn you and Willow are sisters. I love this whole group involved in creative writing, art and this SS is fun. I just made a trip to dig up some more sepia. Blessings
    QMM

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  25. Absolutely wonderful picture. I can imagine Palestine off on adventures in Africa, wearing a pith helmet, riding elephants, and working his way through the jungle. He looks like he would have stories to tell. A handsome bunch of guys indeed.

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  26. I've always loved this picture.

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  27. QMM ~ can't wait to see your finds from your recent sepia dig! :)

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  28. Handsome, I'll say ! Looks like Palestine is standing at attention.

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  29. Oh, a very dapper bunch indeed!

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  30. OH someone else said dapper too! How funny. But very apt.

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  31. Yes, Leah, but it just fits, doesn't it?...especially since they are Scots! :)

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  32. Very distinguished! Love Palestine's moustache.

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  33. Betsy, this IS indeed a gathering of handsome men. You have some really special photos. My supply of true sepias is limited. I am having to stretch this out, but I learn so much from reading these posts. Allen really has created one of the best weekly projects I have seen. As always, thank you for stopping by my little corner of the blog world.

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  34. I love multi-generation photos, and these gents are handsome, indeed! Great post!

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  35. Hi Betsy,
    I know I am late visiting this week, but it has been worth the delay to see that photograph. There is something so upright and determined and strong about them all. The male line may not have carried on but these qualities have been well represented by the female descendent's of the family as far as I can see.

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  36. Alan ~ you are so sweet! Thank you for that. :)

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  37. That's a terrific multi-generational shot. Kinda spooky to think that if they'd waited a couple of years to do it, they wouldn't have been able to.

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  38. Good Sturdy Scottish Stock! A Fine Group Of Blokes! (sorry for late comment x)

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