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This family portrait is of Wade Hampton Johnson, his wife Ella Mae Valiant and their first born son John William Wade. John William Wade was born in 1918 and was one of 8 children the couple eventually had.

Floy’s father, Robert Givhan, worked in the Fairbanks Morse foundry for thirty years after coming North from Mississippi in the 1930s.

After Floy’s mother came North with her husband, Robert, in the 1930s, she worked for the Kerry family caring for their children.

While growing up, Floy and her parents attended Second Methodist Church, which stood where Brown Swiss Cattle Breeders Association now stands (800 Pleasant Street). In this photo, a group of women attend a tea social. The woman at the far right is…
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