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Description: Photograph of Clara Evans Willis holding her son, John Todd Willis, Jr. She has a gauze veil on her head, and the baby has only a blanket. She looks down at him. The photograph is housed in a brown folder which opens up and was probably meant to be used for presenting it in a household.
Description: Envelope from Robert Parker Willis to Mr. and Mrs. John T. Willis, Sr. in 1925.
Description: Photograph of friends from two families, the Evanses and the Kendricks, seated together and posed for a portrait. Pictured from left to right are Sarah Elizabeth Evans, Sue Kendrick, James M. Kendrick (the child standing in front), Maria Evans Sleeper, Charles Evans, Sr., and Blanche Kendrick holding Charles E. Kendrick in her lap.
Description: Photograph of a group of women seated together for a portrait on the porch of Robert Henry Parker's home in Abilene, Texas. Sitting on the first row are Lavinia Parker McDaniel and Nellie Parker Davis Jack. On the second row are Hallie Parker Adams, Sallie Ann Clarke Parker (wife of Robert Henry Parker and matriarch of those around her), and Bettie Parker Kelly. On the top row are Sallie Ann Parker Willis (wife of Thomas Middlebrook Willis), Neva Parker Woodward, and Margaret "Mag" Parker Field Cox.
Description: Photograph of Floyd Arnold "Jim" Crow and a football team. The men in the first row, sitting cross legged, are, from left to right, unidentified, Ben Dean Sheats, Jack Southern, Garland Fawcett, and a man known as "Cheetah". The men in the second row are marked as Cook, Baughman, Curtis, La Grone, Marrs McLean, and Barney Hamm. Those in the last row are Jim Crow, a man known as "Deacon", Vasey, Goolachek, Mouser, Kazanas, and Lyday. Crow wears a jacket with the letter "B" on it, and Jack Southern holds a football in his lap.
Description: Graduation announcement for the Sisters of Saint Mary of Namur Academy of the Sacred Heart class of 1929.
Date: May 29, 1929
Description: Photograph of the Men's Bible Class from the Austin Avenue Methodist Church in Waco, Texas; according to the picture this was taken on Gage Memorial Sunday / Easter Sunday 1923. Most of the people in the group are men though there are some women mixed in throughout the crowd. The Waco Public Library is directly behind the group in the photograph. The side of the First Presbyterian Church is seen at a distance.
Date: April 1923
Description: Photograph of John T. Willis, Sr., left, John Todd Willis, Jr., middle, and Clara Evans Willis, left. They stand in the snow, and are dressed accordingly. Clara Willis holds her son's hand. He and his father both look directly at the camera, while Clara Evans smiles at her son.
Description: Photograph of John T. Willis, Sr., right, Clara E. Willis, middle, and John Todd Willis, Jr., left. They stand in the snow, and are dressed accordingly. Clara Willis holds her son's hand, and John T. Willis, Sr. appears to be holding snowballs in both of his hands. John Todd Willis, Jr. and his father both look directly at the camera, while Clara Evans looks at her husband.
Description: Photograph of John T. Willis, Sr. holding his son, John Todd Willis, Jr., on the porch of his house at 2025 Colcord Avenue in Waco. He is seated on a porch swing.
Description: Photograph of John Todd Willis, Jr. and John T. Willis, Sr. fishing. John T. Willis, Sr. stands with his hands in his pockets, and wears a flat cap. John Todd Willis, Jr. stands in front of his father and is dipping his fishing net into the water. The creek and trees can be seen behind them.
Description: Scrapbook of photos from John Todd Willis, Jr.'s childhood. They have been pasted throughout the book, and many of them have been labeled. In many of the photos he is being held by aunts or uncles, or playing with cousins. Several pictures have not been pasted down.
Creator: Willis, Clara Evans
Description: Scrapbook of photos from John Todd Willis, Jr.'s childhood. They have been pasted throughout the book on black pages, and many of them have been labeled. Photos of his relatives, by themselves and with him, can also be found in the book. Several pictures have not been pasted down. Many photos were taken at his home, 2025 Colcord Avenue.
Creator: Willis, Nannie Clara Evans
Description: Scrapbook detailing the circumstances of John Todd Willis, Jr.'s birth in 1921. Newspaper articles announcing his birth, poems about having a child, and photographs of Willis as a baby are pasted into the book. In addition, his relatives, the gifts given to his parents upon his birth, his height and weight, and his firsts are all recorded in the book.
Creator: Willis, Nannie Clara Evans