William F. Cooper was married to Cora Etta Laraway. Cooper would have been Percy's brother-in-law. Will Cooper and Cora farmed down on Eastside probably around the area where the Laraway's ended up (corner area of Eastside and Whiskey Creek.)
Wonder if the building was some sort of shop. It looks like this may have been the wood cutting area. They are sitting on the "chopping block" and there is that rick of wood there.
Charlott on 4th March 2021 @ 7:12am
A bit of a posed photo but my goodness what a clear photo.
I would say the building was a smokehouse but what would you smoke in an orchard?
With the chimney and wood pile, could there be an engine in there or is it just living quarters for orchard workers?
L.E. on 4th March 2021 @ 7:30am
To tie this photo with yesterday's, Will Cooper's wife, Cora Etta Laraway Cooper (Percy's sister) went by "Debbie". She was the "Debbie Cooper" in the Marmon image. This info is from the genealogy in Dean Fletcher's book.
ArthurB on 4th March 2021 @ 8:04am
"Pipes not mandatory, just strongly encouraged..."
Kyle on 4th March 2021 @ 8:08am
And....was "Debbie Cooper" the mother of Grandma Flo, in the previous photo?
L.E. on 4th March 2021 @ 9:22am
Yes, L.E., I think that is correct. I believe "Debbie" Laraway and Will Cooper had two children, Florence Adah and Howard Laraway Cooper. Florence Adah was "Grandma 'Flo".
This family reminds me of Gabriel Garcia Marquez' "One Hundred Years of Solitude"-- every generation reuses the previous generation's names in a different order, making the genealogies really hard to follow.
ArthurB on 4th March 2021 @ 9:44am
Strange assortment of tools, a pick axe, shovels ,and a pitchfork. Building looks very new.
nels on 4th March 2021 @ 10:31am
Could have been grubbing out stumps to plant new orchards.
Charlott on 5th March 2021 @ 7:28am
Happy to see you figure this Arthur! W.F.'s wife was Adah Permelia. Name passed on to both Florence Adah Cooper and my grandmother, Adah Maurine Laraway. Note spelling.
Stephanie Fincher on 11th March 2021 @ 12:34pm
I think my spell check removed the "h" in "Adah". I'll correct!
ArthurB on 11th March 2021 @ 2:23pm