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Here, gathered in our beloved South Dakota, are a few members of our Williamson / Mattson Clan. Charles and Luella are to be blamed (be kind, they didn't know what they were doing). We're generally a happy bunch and somewhat intelligent (notwithstanding our tenous grasp on reality). I'm also proud to say that most of us still have our teeth.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Charles Williamson, the Infant


Hello All,
This picture was taken at the 322 Smith Apartments in Lead, South Dakota in 1936. Dad is a new born so I'm assuming the picture was taken in June or July. Quite the nappy he is wearing. I'm guessing Grandma didn't want spillage.

Now for your reference. Besides the birth of Charles Williamson, the following minor events also transpired in 1936.

  • German troops occupy the Rhineland.
  • Italy completes conquest of Abyssinia (Ethiopia).
  • Hitler and Mussolini agree Rome-Berlin Axis.
  • Spanish Civil War breaks out when garrison in Spanish Morocco revolts.
  • Abdication crisis in Great Britain, when Edward VIII resolves to marry Mrs Wallis Simpson.
  • Olympic Games held in Berlin. African-American athlete, Jesse Owens, wins 4 gold medals.
  • The Hoover Dam is completed.

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