Photos – Chapter 5:  William Blackledge and Descendants

Presenting some submitted photos that did not appear in First Edition of "Blackledges in America."    Descendant numbers from the Second Edition [Sept 2011 database] for Chapter 5 are found in the photo captions to provide "Blackledges in America" identification references.

This photo page #8  for Chapter 5 presents pictures from the collection of Älta Christopher.    For other photos, see:   Photo Page Index 

Hiram Blackledge and Ruth Ann Pickett, 1842-1931  Sterling Kansas cemetery for Hiram Blackledge, final resting place       small - Hiram Blackledge, William Levi behind ...  Ella Elizabeth Randolph, 1849  Hiram Blackledge - tombstone
Small photos(photos from Left to right as submitted by Älta Christopher)  Hiram Blackledge [446] and Ruth Ann Pickett, 1842-1931.   Sterling, KS cemetery, final resting place of Hiram Blackledge.  (right, fourth photo):  Ella Elizabeth Randolph (in Blackledge line) 1849;   Last small photos:   Tombstone of Hiram Blackledge. 

Hiram Blackledge family, 1872  Hiram Blackledge family - 2nd pose
Hiram Blackledge family, 1872:   from Left to right:  William [1078], Alta [1080], Hiram [446], Ruth Ann and Julia [1077] Blackledge.  Hiram Blackledge family, 1889:   Ella [1084] b.1877  (in back), Ethel [1086] , Hiram [446], Charlie [1083], Ruth Ann, Bert [1085] Blackledge.  
Hiram as Private: 
Hiram as Private:  Hiram Blackledge [446] enlisted in 1861 and was severely wounded at the Battle of Gettysburg.  This photo is from that period, c. 1863. 
Della and Milton Carter with young Chester  Chester Carter - 1939
Chester's parents:   Della Mae (Covington)  and Milton Harvey Carter [7:4]with young son Chester [7:16], c. 1914 in KS.  Chester , age 25:  Chester Carter [7:16], c. 1939, Corpus Christi, TX.
Alta and Chester - wedding - 1 Jun 1940  Wedding with folks - 1 June 1940
Wedding of Alma and Chester: 1 June 1940, Alma Logue marries Chester Carter [7:16].  (at left)  The bride and groom.  (at right)  The bride and groom with wedding attendants (best man and matron of honor), at wedding in Oklahoma City, OK.  Alma and Chester and their descendants do not appear in Chapter 5 (2nd Edition) due to publication timing constraints, however their story is presented at the end of Chapter 7, "Other Blackledges."
Chester with daughters, 1948   singing carter sisters - 1948
Chester with Daughters, c. 1948:   Älta [7:28] at left, Barbara Carter [7:27] at right.    Singing Carter Sisters:   Älta and Barbara, c. 1949.  The Carter girls would sing at local functions in the Oklahoma City area. 
Alma Logue Carter and family, color  Happy Girls  Chester in Israel
Alma Logue Carter family:  Alma Logue (at left) and Alta [7:28] .  Kids: Linda Mayes (in back), Karin, Cindi, Mark in front. Happy Family: (in front, L to R):  Karen Quinn, Jessica Melendez, Stephanie Melendez, Cyndi Christopher.  (middle row, L to R):  Conor Quinn, baby, Braxton Christopher.  (in back):  Destiny Melendez.  Photo taken in Oklahoma City, OK, Sep 2010. 
In IsraelChester Carter [7:16] taken in Israel with Charles Stanley [of the In Touch Ministry]
Clarence, John, and more
Della's Family, 1940:   (back):  Clarence, John, Raymond.  (two boys in white shirts):  Jake, Charles.  (three in foreground):  Chester, Della Mae, Jewell.  Della Mae is Mae (Covington) Carter, the children's mother. Charles and Jewell are Della's children by her second marriage, to Charles Arthur Wilson.  c. 1940.
Cyndi Christopher and Rick Melendez Wedding, 1990    Milton Harvey Carter
Cyndi's Wedding:   Wedding of Cyndi Christopher and Rick Melendez, 1990.    Milton Harvey Carter:   photo c. yyyy
Gerald, Chester, ...  Ella - sister of Levi 
Photo:  Gerald, Chester, Clarence,  Ronald, Wayne Carter.    Photo from 1919:  (L to R):  Eliza Winnona (Albert) Work, Evalyyn Marguerite Work, and Ella (Carter) Albert (the sister of Levi Carter) 
Älta Christopher
Älta Christopher:   submitter for these photos and caption information, Älta Christopher in business attire, Frisco, TX, 2008.

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