THESE POSTS ARE FOR IVEY FAMILY GENEALOGY INFORMATION, PHOTOS, AND DOCUMENTS.
Margaret Virginia Ormsby Ivey was a genealogy buff. I’ll occasionally be posting her information, which is held by her daughter Virginia, in this Ivey Family section. In addition, Joseph Gautier Ivey was a genealogy buff. After his passing, when we cleaned out his apartment, we found quite a bit of information. His collected photos and documents will also be posted here.
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Ivey Genealogy Information and Photos Scanned and Uploaded October 17, 2021
1. Letter from Barbara Hill that was the cover letter for the following photos and documents uploaded today:
2. Ivey Family home, Baker County, Alabama. Notes on back of photo read:
Family cemetery located right of main house.
Ivey home (Baker Co.)
Picture taken 1988
This looks like a much older photo than 1988. It was probably actually taken in 1888, or perhaps earlier. Baker County was renamed Chilton County on December 17, 1874. I don’t know who Robert Dorsey is/was.
3. Virginia’s Birth Announcement.
4. Letter from Marguerite Auber, Akron Ohio, to Margaret Ivey, October 5, 1976.
Marguerite is apparently an Ormsby cousin. I haven’t attempted to find out the exact relationship. When I do, I’ll put that info right here.
5. Photo of Andrew Ivey (Brother of William Dixon Ivey) Photo taken on his three-day pass.
6. Photo of Andrew Ivey (Brother of William Dixon Ivey) Holding a model airplane.
7. Photo of Orie Harvell Ivey (Mother of William Dixon Ivey) Labeled “Aunt Orie”.
8. Photo of Sidney Ivey (Brother of William Dixon Ivey) Wearing a hat.
9. Photo of William Dixon Ivey in a Cork Christmas Frame.
10. Photo of William Dixon Ivey “Here is something to keep the rats away.”
11. Photo of William Dixon Ivey in uniform.
12. Photo of William Dixon Ivey Gaspar-Ware Photography.
13. Photo of William Dixon Ivey on Postcard.
14. Photo of William Dixon Ivey in light-colored suit.
15. WWI Letter from William Gautier Ivey (Father of William Dixon Ivey) April 3, 1918
16. WWI Letter from William Gautier Ivey (Father of William Dixon Ivey) August 1, 1918
17. WWI Letter from William Gautier Ivey (Father of William Dixon Ivey) November 24, 1918
18. Photo of William Dixon Ivey and his brother (probably Sidney) as small boys.
19. Photo of William Dixon Ivey as a baby. Gladys is also in the photo.
According to FamilySearch.org, “Gladys” is Gladys Roe (July 2, 1912 – April 9, 1990), the daughter of Lessie Harvell and William Masten Roe. Lessie Harvell (1883-1966) was the oldest sister of Orie Harvell Ivey (1889-1987). Orie also had another sister, Elsie Janice Harvell (1887-1970).
Therefore, Gladys is Orie’s niece, and first cousin to William Dixon Ivey.
20. Photo of William Dixon Ivey and Sidney as young boys.
21. Photo of William Dixon Ivey and brothers Sidney and Andrew as young boys.
That’s all for today. Let me know what you think about this format in the comments below. Thank you for reading!