Denise wrote “I am quite sure that the two men in the back are Samuel Wingfield (born in 1895) and his brother William Garretsmoke Wingfield (born in 1897).” She’s speaking of the two men standing in the back of this photo:
According to Denise, the two men were cousins to the Melson boys Joel and Elmore. The Melsons’ grandmother was the sister of Sam and Garret’s grandfather. I’m so happy to have a reunion to feature in this spot!
Denise sent pictures of Sam and Garrett for me to share with you. Take a look and see what you think. Here’s a picture of William taken in 1921:
And here’s a picture of Sam:
There is some confusion in the labeling of the first image. It says “Sam and William.” Diane thinks it’s William.
Both men were born in Arkansas and later moved to California. I’m going to facilitate a reunion between the women. Denise really wants to talk with her long lost cousin Sue Stevenson. Wish I could be present when they start exchanging pictures and stories.