Search Old Photos

     

Discover your family's story.Start with your name.

Start Now

Willie Hawley and Grat Compton

Willie Hawley and Grat Compton

Willie Hawley and Grat Compton were cousins who lived right along the Virginia-West Virginia state line near Bluefield, Willie in Mercer County WV and Graff in Tazewell County Virginia. This is obviously a staged event for a fun picture. The time period is circa 1920.

Compton Name

I believe the name should be Grat or Gratt rather than Graff. The old handwriting is hard to decipher. After a second look I think this is what the name should be.

To make this photo larger, click on the word "original" above.