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Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Wordless Wednesday: Robert and Mary Massey (c1937)

Robert E. Lee Massey and wife Mary Nancy (McCaskill), standing in their yard at 2620 West North 10th Street, Amarillo, Texas. Photograph. c1937-1941. Privately held by Herstoryan, Houston, Texas. 2010 

Listed in the 1937-38 Amarillo City Directory: U.S. City Directories [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations Inc, 2008. Original data: Amarillo City Directory, 1937-1938. Hudspeth Directory Co. 1937 p 258. Statement of Use: Limited Use License, "Online or other republication of Content is prohibited except as unique data elements that are part of a unique family history or genealogy." Restricted from further use. 

They are my great great grandparents. Related blog post: Mary Nancy (McCaskill) Massey

Obituary of Robert E. Lee Massey (d. 16 Dec 1945 Amarillo, Texas), clipping from an unknown newspaper. Privately held by Herstoryan, Houston, Texas. 2010

Robert E. Lee Massey died early yesterday morning at Northwest Texas Hospital. He was 68 years old. Mr. Massey was born April 28, 1877 at Louisville, Arkansas. The family home was at 2401 NW 8th. He lived in Amarillo 25 years. He was employed at the American Smelting and Refining Co. and held membership in the Summit Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Mary; four sons, VM, Winnsboro, Tex, EN, Borger; and one daughter, Mrs. C S Reed, Amarillo. Funeral Services are pending at Boxwell Brothers Funeral Home.  


  1. Doncha just love google maps? Now if they would add a time machine feature, we could actually see our grandparents walking out of their front door, going to the barn, feeding the chickens,.... I would so love to be able to do that!!!!

  2. Great presentation. Thanks, so much, for sharing in this way!

    Keep those ancestor stories coming!

    Bill ;-)
    Author of "13 Ways to Tell Your Ancestor Stories"