Posted by: marthabernie | May 27, 2015

The Shank Kids – About 1928

scan0068This photo is from a snapshot taken on the Shank family farm near Phillipsburg, Missouri.  Based on the ages of the kids, I estimate it was about 1928.  The trees are bare, but some of the girls are in short sleeved dresses so maybe it was a warm day before spring.  Left to right back row, step sister Burniece Massey (later Rich), Minnie Shank (Greninger), Geneva Shank (Steigerwalt), my mother Anna Shank Marlin, and brother Virgil.  Front row, the little ones are half-sister Jean Shank (Williams) and half brother Warren Shank.  Some bright person decided to write the first letter of names over their heads.  The following picture is not as clear, but no writing.  Not sure who the girl on the right end, back row is…probably a visiting neighbor.

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