Picture Perfect Saturday #38 ~ Jessie Olene Hayes

I am currently working on my Family Genealogy Group page for Facebook. In doing so I realized I have a tremendous amount of photos. I decided to feature one a week. No, not everyone is “perfect” however, they are to me!

In honor of “Women’s History Month”, each Saturday this March I will be highlighting one of my female ancestors.

Jessie Olene Hayes,1895-1975 is my paternal 2nd cousin. She was born in Richmond, Woodward County, Oklahoma. On December 16, 1918, she married Leslie Irving Ray. This is a photo taken of her in her hat and veil on her wedding day. I wish I could see her full dress, but what I can see gives the appearance of handmade and modest. Also, very feminine with the lace. I really like her glasses, but I thin the thing that stands out the most is the look on her face. Considering she is getting married, she has a serene look on her face. It makes you wonder what she is thinking. Jessie went on to have 3 children, one son and two daughters. She was 77 years old when she died after 52 years of marriage.

I am a professional genealogist, writer, photographer, wife, mother, and grandma. I have written two books “Your Family History: Doing It Right the First Time” and “Planning Your Genealogy Research Trip”, both available on Amazon. You can also connect with me on Facebook and Twitter @VHughesAuthor.

2 thoughts on “Picture Perfect Saturday #38 ~ Jessie Olene Hayes

  1. I am working on updating the Lafayette County MO GenWeb page (https://lafayette.mogenweb.org) and currently working on cemeteries… If you have the time, please contact me as I have ??’s about where some/many of these older cemeteries are located. You sound like you know the area. I purposefully left both Facebook and Twitter so this seems to be my only way to contact you.

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