Old Photographs Of African Americans - Unknown Faces (OPOAA)
African American Ancestry, Photographic Research.
Major Contributor - D. Worsley & N. Boulware
My sister and I began researching our family’s history in 2005. We keep running into dead ends. Since our mother’s dead in 1999, we continue to come across pictures tuck away here and there among papers throughout the house. Many faces we know and quite a few we did not. Lucille Crawford was born in South Carolina, Richland County approximately 1904. She was the eldest of 13 children born to Samuel Crawford and his second wife Evelyn Hunter. One child died as a baby. Nothing is known about the first wife or any children. At some point in time all 12 sisters and brothers migrated up North to Philadelphia, PA, New York and Washington DC. One brother they lost track of.
After their father died in SC, Lucille brought their mother to Philadelphia to live. Lucille met and married James Henry Boulware in 1942 months before his induction into the Army during WWII. They raised two daughters Denise and Nadine Denise. Nothing is known of our father’s family. His parents were unknown to him. James H. Boulware was born approximately 1907 in South Carolina, Fairfield County. Using the census 0f 1910, we pin-point a strong possibility of the family in the records. A young father, age 30, widowed with four small boys. Our research lies heavily on what we remember, hearing, seeing and fitting the pieces together. Our research goes on. We are hopeful that someone will recognize or remember the connection to our ancestors thereby providing the missing pieces.
Surnames: Crawford Boulware Hunter Goodson
Denise Worsley & Nadine Boulware