This photo features all 5 sons of Hap and Pearl Pickett, appearing to stand in front of some shrubs and a tree, near what I presume to be their home at the time.
By clock positions, that’s Kenny at 12 o’clock — the oldest and most formally dressed of the bunch. At 2pm with the wary and unsure look is Clifford (Pokey)– that’s Erin’s paternal grandfather. At 4 o’clock is Jack, distracted and looking off at something else. At 6pm and smiling, happy in is cute toddler-ness, is Phil, the youngest. At 9pm is an under-enthused Bill.
The front of the photo simply states “1 yr” in the border, which I am interpreting as this photo being taken around the time of Phil turning 1. That would make it around April of 1941 — wherein Kenny is 15 years, Clifford is 13 years, Bill is 12; and Jack is 5 — that all fits well with the image.
The 1940 census offers us a clue as to location — stating the family lived at 434 W 2nd St in Sheridan. That seems to be in and around the intersection below — but I can’t figure out if the house is still standing and which one that would be — if anyone knows, or has it’s current address if it’s been altered over the years, that would be helpful
- Is this house that is “434 W 2nd St” – according to 1940 census – still standing?
- Any stories from early childhood days of the Pickett boys?