This is another photo that came from my great aunt, Anna L. McMenus Forkner Tweddell. Click on the photo to see a larger version. It is clearly a church dinner group, taken about 1893. It is most likely the Cumberland Presbyterian Church congregation of Phillipsburg, Missouri, but since Aunt Annie and family lived in Conway, it could be another group also. I have put insets below, and I think the one of Aunt Annie and husband, Lon Forkner, also has her mother, Rebecca Frances Smith McMenus, seated in front of her, but the image is not clear. And if it is Aunt Frank (as she was known), then where is her husband? The man standing on the right end looks like Annie’s uncle, her father’s brother, Eli McMenus, who did live near Conway. The man in the back row toward the left with the dark moustache looks like Mr. Moore, the father of Margaret Moore. who went on to marry John McMenus, a decade later. But the photo was taken at too great a distance to know for sure. Even if Aunt Annie and family usually went to church in Conway, it was not unusual for families to visit other churches on Sunday. So this photo is a mystery except for Aunt Annie and her family. Daughter Ethyl appears to be missing from the photo. The other three kids are accounted for.
This is LIttle Ray, or Raymond Irl Forkner, the youngest child of Annie and Lon Forkner. There were not many photos taken of him, and he appears to be about 2 or 3 here, so that I how I have dated the photo to 1893.