William Dixon Ivey Scrapbook page 7 – Back home in Anniston, Alabama


The reason I say this is because the photo papers were inconsistently sized, the decorative borders aren’t aligned on the paper the same way – nor are they square with the paper, the actual photos are not centered within the border nor the paper, and most of the photos are tilted one way or the other.

All these variations have made it really difficult to prepare the photos for your Ivey Family blog posts, so I just did the best that I could. I know you’re seeing lots of variations, but all the images are the same proportions in pixels (except when he used a different size of photo paper entirely), which I did to make downloading and printing easier for you.

I’ve also researched to make every attempt to identify the people and places photographed by William.

In the photos on this page are family and friends in Anniston, along with places and events back home.

I’d like to encourage you to load all photos and documents that you’re interested in keeping to your own flash drive. If anything happens to me, this website and everything on it will eventually disappear.

Click on any thumbnail to open the large image file.

Remember that you can see all the Ivey Family posts by going to the Ivey Family Category page: https://www.genealogy.gailbrinsonivey.com/category/ivey-family/

Ivey Genealogy Information and Photos Scanned and Uploaded September 7, 2022 – Back home in Anniston, Alabama

The photos on page 7 are not numbered, so I have arbitrarily numbered them from 1-32. They were taken after William Dixon Ivey returned home after the 1937 Boy Scout Jamboree and 5th World Scout Jamboree.

1 through 3. Is this his Boy Scout leader?

With unknown people in #3.

4 and 5. Unknown older man.

This can’t be William’s grandfather, because both of his grandfathers were deceased before 1937, when this photo was probably taken.

6 and 7. Model airplane. Propeller is spinning so it probably actually flies.

In #7, William is holding the model airplane.

8. William and his two younger brothers, Sidney and Andrew.

Sidney is the older, Andrew is the younger.

9. William and Sidney.

10 through 14. William’s brothers, Sidney and Andrew.

15 and 16. Orie Harvell Ivey.

17. Home.

18. Anniston High School.

In 1963, Anniston built a new high school. I can’t find what happened to this building. Here is a link to the 1923 Yearbook (well before William’s days at the high school): http://genealogytrails.com/ala/calhoun/school_1923annhigh.html and a painting of the school: https://www.ebay.com/itm/144646240541#vi-desc-maincntr

19. Samuel Noble Monument

Honoring the founder of the town of Anniston, Alabama. Read more about this monument here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samuel_Noble_Monument

20. Unknown friend.

21. William Dixon Ivey.

22 through 32. People, places, and events in and around Anniston.

That’s all for today. Let me know what you think in the comments below. Thank you for reading!

Next Ivey Family post – friends and family at a funeral.

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