This photo was taken in January 1938 in Youngstown, Illinois. These are five of ten brothers and sisters, children of Joseph Benedict Napoleon Carrico and Melvina Ann Smith.
Left to right in the picture are Helen Nora (Nell) Carrico – she was single at this time but later married Thomas Leon Blandford. Next is Catherine Jessie who married Garland Francis Hamilton. The next is my granddaddy, Joseph Rueben Carrico, who married Mary Alice Montgomery. Mary Abigail, “Abbie”, the baby of the family, married Bernard Albert Smith. Francis Arthur Carrico, far right, married Effie Raymond Smith. Two daughters, Hally and Josephine, died young. The three remaining siblings who weren’t in the picture were John Henry Carrico, who married Susan Frances Warren; Mary Belle Carrico, who married Edward Smith; and Richard Fletcher Carrico, who married Margaret Hamilton.
Everyone lived in Washington County, Kentucky, except Uncle Arthur, who had moved to Illinois. I’m not sure what the occasion was for the visit, but I’m sure they had a wonderful time. I’m so glad they took this photo as a remembrance and that it has survived the years.