Posts Tagged ‘Rankin’

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Pearls Cafe (1)

The story goes … I might not be rich, … but after 7 whisky drinks it ain’t gonna matter a tinker’s damn anyhow!



… one I did on a beer box flap for my friends Gwen and Corne from The Cocky Rooster Bar!


OPTIONS Black and White

Draft Horses COLOR Background

No Place Like Home Color

… if you are going to start something you might as well finish it!

Quittin After One w TEXT

Maude Katherine Williamson Rankin

This was my Great Grandmother and the daughter of Captain Lee Williamson whose photo I posted earlier tonight …

She married Walter B. Rankin and that started the whole thing!

Maude Katherine Williamson Rankin

Rankin Family History

This is a photo of my Dad, Robert “Bob” Rankin that was taken somewhere around 1947-48 …

He rode this motorcycle up the fire escape slide at the old Tivy High School – which is now Peterson Middle School.

Seemed like a good plan until he had to come down backwards and it didn’t end well.

My Grandpa picked gravel out of his elbows with a pair of needle nose pliers …

from left to right in the photo –

My Grandfather JB Rankin, Aunt Alyne (Rankin) Harvill, Grandmother (Mama Pearl), Robert “Bob” Rankin, Uncle Stanley Rankin and Aunt, Betty Jean (Rankin) Tracy

Captain Lee Williamson - First Sheriff of Kerr County, Texas

This was my Great, Great Grandfather on my Father’s side of the family

Captain Lee Williamson
1st Sheriff of Kerr County, Texas
from 1856-1859

He died in downtown Kerrville, Texas in 1911 at the site of the old post office when he dropped dead of a heart attack.

“Buster and Aunt Vera”

Posted: January 30, 2014 in Photos
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Buster and Vera …

This was my Uncle Buster (Loss Rankin) and my Aunt Vera (married to Duney Rankin).

I believe this was a rare photo of Aunt Vera in a dress as the whole time I knew her I never saw her in anything but boots, khaki pants and a man’s work shirt.

Vera and Duney ran sheep and goats around Rocksprings and Leakey, Texas.

In their later years they remodeled old houses around the Kerrville, Texas area.