Family Photos

Highlights from our family's heritage.

These are  only a few  of our photographs!

To see all of our family's photos, go to
our  Family Gallery  page.

Photos are arranged by date.



John Shore, Mary Ann (Brandenburg) Shore, and Son William

John Shore was born 1802 in England; Mary Ann Brandenburg was born 1815 in Maryland.  They were married in 1838.

John and Mary Ann had four children:

Althea Sedale Shore, born 1840 (died 1842)
Sarah Amanda Shore, 1842-1876
Louisa Cedelia Shore, 1844-1931
William Thomas Shore, 1846-1898.

This photograph shows John and Mary Ann, with their son William Thomas at about four years of age.

The little boy moved slightly, while his parents held steady for this photograph.

John and Mary Ann are the great-grandparents of Ernest Shore, Mary Louise (Shore) Green, Margaret Ann (Shore) Roberts, Jessie Kathryn (Shore) Kollenberg.

Click here to Zoom this photograph.

Source: Carl

Abt. 1850

William Thomas Shore

William Thomas Shore enlisted in the 112th Illinois Volunteer Regiment on 15 Feb 1863.  He was then 16 years and 10 months of age.

He was wounded at Resaca, Georgia on 14 May 1864, one month after his 18th birthday.  After twelve months in hospitals, he was discharged at Knoxville, Tennessee on 13 May 1865.

Click here to Zoom this photograph.

Source: Carl

Abt. 1863
William Thomas Shore

Here is William Thomas Shore in a later photograph.

The date is uncertain, but is probably around 1890.  By then he was father to two living sons:  Albertus Shore and Jesse Shore, by his second wife Ianthe (Talbott) Shore.  A daughter by his first wife Cora (Dick) Shore died in infancy, and his young son by her died in 1871.  His first wife Cora died at age 18, and his second wife Ianthe died at age 23.  In William's lifetime he buried two of his children and both of his young wives.

William Thomas Shore died in 1898 from a lingering illness he had contracted during his service in the Civil War.  He had been granted a medical pension for it, but the illness was not curable.

Here is the Back of this photograph.  The handwriting is of his son, Jesse Perry Shore (1877-1950).

Source: Tom

Abt. 1890
Catherine (Fadden) Gaffney

Catherine Fadden is the wife of Owen Gaffney.  She was born about 1818 in Ireland, and died 26 Jan 1871 in San Patricio, Texas.

Owen and Catherine had four children:

Mary Francis Gaffney
James Owen Gaffney, born 1839
John Gaffney, born about 1842
Michael T. Gaffney, born 1846.

Our immediate family is descended from her son James Owen Gaffney, and we have cousins who are related to her other children.

Her granddaughter Anna Agnes Gaffney (born 1872) married Jesse Perry Shore (born 1877).  Our immediate family is descended from that marriage.

She is the great-grandmother of Ernest Shore, Mary Louise (Shore) Green, Margaret Ann (Shore) Roberts, Jessie Kathryn (Shore) Kollenberg.

Source: Cheryl

Date unknown
Margaret T. O'Reilly

A Gaffney family Bible in her son's (Owen Phillip Gaffney) family shows that she was born in Wolverhampton, Staffordshire, England on 19 Nov 1850.

Family tradition has it that she came to America intending to be a nun, but met James Owen Gaffney.  James Owen and Margaret were married 26 Oct 1869.

Back of photo  This photo was taken in Dublin, Ireland.  The handwriting is by her granddaughter, Margaret Ann (Shore) Roberts.

Source: Carole

Date unknown
James Owen Gaffney and Margaret T. (O'Reilly) Gaffney

James was born in 1839, and died in 1912.

Margaret was born in 1850, and died in 1896.

They are the father and mother of ten children.

Their daughter Anna Agnes Gaffney (born 1872) married Jesse Perry Shore (born 1877).  Our family is descended from that marriage.

Here in this photo are the maternal grandparents of Ernest Shore, Mary Louise (Shore) Green, Margaret Ann (Shore) Roberts, Jessie Kathryn (Shore) Kollenberg.

Source: Carole

Abt. 1880
James Owen Gaffney

Son of Owen Gaffney and Catherine (Fadden) Gaffney.

This photo is a miniature, mounted in a lapel pin 23mm in diameter.  It appears to be taken from a print of the James Owen and Margaret Gaffney photo shown above.

It was carried in a small leather pouch by his daughter, Anna Agnes (Gaffney) Shore.

Source: Joe

Abt. 1880
Margaret T. (O'Reilly) Gaffney

Wife of James Owen Gaffney.

This portrait appears to be taken from a print of the James Owen and Margaret Gaffney photo shown above.

Source: Cheryl

Abt. 1880
Margaret T. (O'Reilly) Gaffney

Another photo of Margaret T. (O'Reilly) Gaffney.

Source: Cheryl

Abt. 1880
Michael T. Gaffney

Son of Owen Gaffney and Catherine (Fadden) Gaffney.

Brother of James Owen Gaffney.

He is Anna Agnes Gaffney's "Uncle Mick".

Source: Joe

Abt. 1885
Michael T. Gaffney

Another portrait of Michael T. Gaffney, from the same studio as the photo shown above.

This photo was given color and was framed.

Source: Mike Westergren

Abt. 1885
Michael T. Gaffney Family

Son of Owen Gaffney and Catherine (Fadden) Gaffney, shown with his wife and children.

Their names are shown in the 1900 US Federal Census, on the Family Gallery page.

Source: Joe

Abt. 1885
Owen Phillip "Bud" Gaffney

Son of James Owen Gaffney and Margaret T. (O'Reilly) Gaffney.

Brother of Anna Agnes Gaffney.

Source: Joe

Abt. 1900
Owen Phillip "Bud" Gaffney

Son of James Owen Gaffney and Margaret T. (O'Reilly) Gaffney.

Another photo.

Source: Carl

Abt. 1900
James Francis Gaffney

Son of James Owen Gaffney and Margaret T. (O'Reilly) Gaffney.

Brother of Anna Agnes Gaffney.

Source: Joe

Abt. 1900
Grace (Murphy) Gaffney

Wife of James Francis Gaffney.  Her family owned the Murphy Ranch in Victoria, Texas.

Source: Joe

Abt. 1900
Ernest Albert Rachal

Nephew of Anna Agnes Gaffney.

Her sister Mary Estella ("Mayme") Gaffney married Albert Rachal.

Ernest Albert is their only child, shown here at 6 months and 5 days.

Source: Joe

Abt. 1900
Jesse Perry Shore, Philippines

Jesse served with the U.S. Army in the Philippines, during the Spanish-American War.

He is the third soldier from the left, at the fence.

Source: Jim

1900
Jesse Perry Shore, Philippines

Jesse P. Shore is at the left.

With his rank, he appears to be leading this patrol.

Note the fixed bayonets.

Source: Jim

1900
Jesse Perry Shore, Philippines

Page from Jesse P. Shore's Philippines album.

Notes below photos are in his handwriting.

Source: Jim

1900
Jesse Perry Shore, San Francisco

Photo taken at Sewell Studio, 1025 Market Street, San Francisco.

Jesse Shore on his way to the Philippines (1899) or return (1900).

The photo's size is like a postage stamp (22mm x 27mm).  Its edges are perforated like postage stamps, so photos could be separated.  Probably he sent ones like this to family and friends.

Source: Joe

1899 or 1900
Jesse Perry Shore

This photo is printed on a metal lapel button, 23mm in diameter. It was carried in a small leather pouch by his wife, Anna Agnes (Gaffney) Shore, along with a miniature photo of her father and other personal items.

Source: Joe

Abt. 1900
Anna Agnes Gaffney

Two copies of this photo have been found, passed down in our family.  So far this is our only picture of Anna Gaffney before her marriage to Jesse Shore.

Source: Joe

Abt. 1900
Postcard to Kate Gaffney

Addressed to Kate Gaffney, Sinton, Texas.

Posted from Guffey, Texas, 05 Jan 1907.

Guffey was an oil boomtown in the early 20th century.

Persons in the photo are unknown.  A small 'x' appears next to the man on the right.

Source: Joe

05 Jan 1907
Robert Emmet Lee Gaffney

Brother of Anna Agnes Gaffney.

Emmet is the man in the middle, on the bicycle.  A family story is that he was killed in a railroad holdup in 1908, at Sinton, Texas.

Here is a Detail of this photo.

Source: Joe

Abt. 1908
Charles Gaffney

Brother of Anna Agnes Gaffney.

Charles is the man in the middle, in the suit and bowtie.  He owned oil wells in Mexico.

Here is a Detail of this photo.

Source: Joe

Abt. 1910
Ernest, Margaret Ann, and Mary Louise Shore

Photo 1

Photo 2

Three children of Jesse and Anna (Gaffney) Shore.

Ernest:  born 1904
Margaret Ann:  born 1910
Mary Louise:  born 1907

Here is a Detail of the second photo.

Source: (1) Cheryl,  (2) Tom

1912
Jesse Shore's US Army Campsite, Arizona

During the Mexican Revolution, and especially around the time of Pancho Villa's raid into New Mexico in 1916, the US Army sent troops along the border.

This is the 22nd Infantry camp at Warren, Arizona, June to September 1916.

Note:  Scroll to the extreme right side of the photo, then look at the 4th row of tents from the right (just below the "Naco, Mexico" arrow).  The name 'SHORE' is written on one of the tents.

Source: Joe

1916

Tim and Camille (Gaffney) Finegan, Margaret Ann Shore

Tim and Camille (Gaffney) Finegan, with their niece Margaret Ann Shore.

Camille is the sister of Anna (Gaffney) Shore, mother of Margaret Ann.

Here is a Detail of this photo.

Source: Carole, Cheryl, Joe

Abt. 1916
Shore Children and Cousins

The children are identified in Margaret Ann Shore's handwriting.

'Sister' is the children's nickname for Mary Louise Shore.

Thelma and 'Sammy' are cousins of the Shore children.  They are the children of John Bernard and Lee Gaffney.

Source: Cheryl

1918
Anna Shore, (unknown), Two Daughters

The people are identified in Margaret Ann Shore's handwriting.

Anna is holding her daughter Frances, at the left.

Her daughter Margaret Ann (b. 1910) is at the right, 8 years old.

The woman and child in the center and not identified, but probably are Lee Gaffney and her son J.B Gaffney.

Source: Carole

1918
Jessie Kathryn Shore and Margaret Ann Shore

The photo is marked "1918" in Margaret Ann's handwriting.

Jessie was born in 1912, Margaret in 1910.

Source: Cheryl

1918
Louisa Cedelia (Shore) Winn

Louisa Cedelia (Shore) Winn as she appeared later in her life.  A letter with the photograph, written 15 June 1920, mentions that it was taken "last winter".

Here is a Detail of this photo.

Source: Joe

1919-20
Louisa Cedelia (Shore) Winn and Family

Four generations in Louisa Cedelia (Shore) Winn's family.

Dean Winn (Louisa's grandson), and his daughter Deana Marie.

Louisa, and her son Edgar Winn.

Here is a Detail of this photo.

Source: Joe

23 May 1920
Margaret Ann Shore, 11 years

Daughter of Jesse and Anna Shore.  The date is in her handwriting.

Taken in the back yard of their home, 716 Denver Boulevard, San Antonio, Texas.

Source: Carole

1921
Shore Children and Friends (unidentified)

Taken in the front yard of Jesse and Anna Shore's home, 716 Denver Boulevard, San Antonio, Texas.

The date is 1922 in Margaret Ann (Shore) Roberts' handwriting.  Jesse and Anna with their family had moved into the home in 1921.

The children in the photograph are not identified.

Source: Carole

1922
Frances, Margaret Ann, and Jessie Kathryn Shore

Taken in the front yard of their parents Jesse and Anna Shore's home, 716 Denver Boulevard, San Antonio, Texas.

The date is 1922 in Margaret Ann (Shore) Roberts' handwriting.

Source: Carole

1922
Jesse and Anna Shore with Two Daughters

Jesse and Anna Shore, with daughters Jessie Kathryn and Margaret Ann Shore.

Their daughter Mary Louise and son Ernest James Shore are not shown.

Taken at their home, 716 Denver Boulevard, San Antonio, Texas.

Source: Carole

1923
Jesse and Anna Shore with Three Daughters

Jesse and Anna Shore, with daughter Mary Louise Shore in back.

Their daughters Margaret Ann and Jessie Kathryn are in front.

Taken at their home, 716 Denver Boulevard, San Antonio, Texas.

Source: Cheryl

1923
Margaret Ann Shore, 13 years

In the front yard of her parents Jesse and Anna Shore's home, 716 Denver Boulevard, San Antonio, Texas.

Source: Carole

1923
Jessie Kathryn Shore, about 13 years

In the front yard of her parents Jesse and Anna Shore's home, 716 Denver Boulevard, San Antonio, Texas.

Source: Carole

Abt. 1925
Mary Louise Shore, about 16 years

In the back yard of her parents Jesse and Anna Shore's home, 716 Denver Boulevard, San Antonio, Texas.

Source: Carole

Abt. 1925
Mary Louise Shore, about 16 years

At Denver Heights park, across the street from her parents Jesse and Anna Shore's home, 716 Denver Boulevard, San Antonio, Texas.

Source: Carole

Abt. 1925
Joseph Oliver Roberts, US Army Cavalry

He is circled in the photo.

Source: Jim

Unknown
Joseph Oliver Roberts, US Army Cavalry

Detail of the above photo.

Source: Jim

Unknown
Joseph Oliver Roberts, US Army Air Corps

He is in the third row (from the top or bottom).

He's the second man from the right side of the photo.

Source: Jim

Unknown
Joseph Oliver Roberts, US Army Air Corps

Detail of the above photo.

Source: Jim

Unknown
Joseph Oliver Roberts, US Army Air Corps

Source: Jim

Unknown
Ernest James Shore and Friend

Ernest is at the right.

Source: Carole

Unknown
Ernest James Shore

At his parents Jesse and Anna Shore's home, 716 Denver Blvd, San Antonio, Texas.

The handwriting is by his sister, Margaret Ann (Shore) Roberts.

Source: Carole

Unknown
Margaret Ann and Mary Louise Shore

A rare snowfall.

Taken at the Denver Heights park across the street from their parents Jesse and Anna Shore's home, 716 Denver Blvd, San Antonio, Texas.

The handwriting is by Margaret Ann (Shore) Roberts.

Source: Carole

1928
Margaret Ann Shore

At her parents Jesse and Anna Shore's home, 716 Denver Blvd, San Antonio, Texas.

On the back is written "Me on the front porch", in her handwriting.

Here is a Detail of this photo.

Source: Joe

Abt. 1930
Caroline Ellen Roberts

Joseph's sister, born 1907.

She is named for her mother, Caroline Ellen Roberts, who died that year.

Source: Cheryl

Abt. 1930
Joseph Oliver Roberts

The automobile's license plate is Texas 1930.

Here is a Detail of this photo.

Source: Joe

1930
Anna (Gaffney) Shore

716 Denver Boulevard, San Antonio, Texas

It is marked "Grandma Shore" in Margaret Ann (Shore) Roberts' handwriting.

Source: Carole

Abt. 1932
Anna Shore, Joseph Roberts Jr

Shows "Grandma" and her grandchild, in Margaret Ann Roberts' handwriting.

At Jesse and Anna Shore's home, 716 Denver Blvd, San Antonio, Texas

Source: Joe

Jan 1934
Joseph Roberts Sr and Jr

Photo is marked "2 months old w/ Daddy" in Margaret Ann Roberts' handwriting.

Source: Joe

Jan 1934
Mary Louise Shore, Joseph Roberts Jr (1934)
Mary Louise Shore, Joseph Roberts Jr (1935)

Shows "Aunt Sissy".

Second photo is marked "1935 w/ Aunt Louise" in Margaret Ann Roberts' handwriting.

Source: Joe

Jan 1934,
1935
Margaret Ann Roberts and son Joseph Roberts Jr

Photo is marked "1935" in Margaret Ann Roberts' handwriting.

It might be 1934.  She sent it to her son Joseph Roberts Jr as a photo of him as a baby.

Source: Joe

1935
Joseph Roberts Sr and Jr

Photo is marked "Easter 1935" in Margaret Ann Roberts' handwriting.

It's a black/white photograph, painted in color as was often done in that era.

Source: Joe

1935
Margaret Ann Roberts and son James Jesse Roberts

James is two months old.

Photo taken at Denver Heights Park, across the street from the home of the grandparents Jesse and Anna Shore, 716 Denver Boulevard, San Antonio.

Source: Jim

Mar 1936
Joseph Roberts and sons James Jesse Roberts and Joseph Jr

Photo taken at Denver Heights Park, San Antonio, on the same day as the photo above.

Source: Jim

Mar 1936
Mary Louise Shore, Joseph Roberts Jr (1938)

Photo is marked "Aunt Louise, Corpus Christi" in Margaret Ann Roberts' handwriting.

A similar photo is marked "Visiting Aunt Louise at Corpus Christi, 4 yrs old.", so the date is probably spring/summer 1938.

Source: Joe

1938
Margaret Ann Roberts and Children

615 Delmar Street, San Antonio, Texas

L-R: James Jesse, Joseph Oliver Jr, Carole Ann, Mom.

Source: Jim

1939
Anna Shore and Granddaughter Carole Ann Roberts

Denver Heights park, across from 716 Denver Boulevard, San Antonio, Texas

Source: Carole

1939
Anna Shore and Granddaughter Carole Ann Roberts

716 Denver Boulevard, San Antonio, Texas

Source: Carole

1939
Joseph and James Roberts

Corpus Christi, Texas

Joseph Roberts Jr and James Jesse Roberts.

The picture is dated "Aug 9 1939" by the studio.  On the back is written "at Aunt Louise's, Corpus Christi.  This is cute.", in Margaret Ann Roberts' handwriting.

Source: Joe

Aug 1939
Jesse P. Shore, Joseph Roberts Jr

716 Denver Blvd., San Antonio, Texas

Photo is marked "with Grandpa" in Margaret Ann Roberts' handwriting.

The photo was mailed to Joseph Roberts Sr, who was stationed in Panama.

You can read his reply to it here.

Source: Joe

Oct 1939
Jesse P. Shore, Aug 1940

Downtown San Antonio, Texas.

Photos like this were taken by sidewalk photographers.  The photographer handed a sales coupon to the person, who could pick up the photo at the studio.

The photograph is printed on a postcard, which could be mailed to family or friends.  A date is written on the reverse side:  "Pop Aug 16/40".

Source: Joe

16 Aug 1940
Jesse P. Shore, 1940

Downtown San Antonio, Texas.

Another sidewalk photo.

This one has written on the back:  "To Jodie from Grandpa.  Xmas 1940".

Source: Joe

1940
Margaret Ann Roberts, about 1940

Downtown San Antonio, Texas.

Another sidewalk photo.

Source: Cheryl

Abt. 1940
Margaret Ann Roberts and James Roberts, about 1940

Downtown San Antonio, Texas.

Another sidewalk photo.

Source: Jim

Abt. 1940
Roberts Children, Panama

James Jesse Roberts, Joseph Roberts Jr, Carole Ann Roberts.

The photo is marked on the back, "Bamboo trees, Panama" in Margaret Ann Roberts' handwriting.

Source: Joe

1941
Margaret Ann Roberts

Taken at 716 Denver Blvd., San Antonio, Texas.

The photo is marked on the back, "Me 1942" in Margaret Ann Roberts' handwriting.

Source: Joe

1942
Birthday Party, 31 Oct 1942

410 Royston Avenue, San Antonio, Texas.

The pictures are marked "Ninth birthday" and "Halloween party", in Margaret Ann Roberts' handwriting.

Top Photo:  Shows Anna Shore ("Mama") and Margaret Ann Roberts ("Me"), in Margaret Ann's handwriting. "J" is Joseph Roberts Jr, and the second little girl from the left (facing away from the camera) is Carole Ann Roberts.  The other children are not identified (including the girl with apple in her mouth).

Middle Photo:  James Jesse Roberts, Joseph Roberts Jr, and Carole Ann Roberts.

Bottom Photo:  Children at the party.

Source: Joe

31 Oct 1942
Jessie Kollenberg, Anna and Jesse Shore, and Roberts Children

410 Royston Avenue, San Antonio, Texas.

Back:  Jessie Kollenberg, Anna Shore, Jesse Shore.

Front:  James Jesse Roberts, Carole Ann Roberts, Joseph Roberts Jr.

The picture is marked "Jodie's 9th Birthday" in Margaret Ann Roberts' handwriting.

Carl Kollenberg and Joseph Roberts Sr were then overseas in military service.

Source: Joe

31 Oct 1942
Carl and Jessie Kollenberg

The photo is dated 1942 by the studio, and it has "Jessie & Carl K." written on the back in Margaret Ann Roberts' handwriting.

Source: Joe

1942
Joseph Roberts in a lighter moment

His letter calls it "Coke Time", in Dutch Guiana (Surinam).

The red smudge on the photo is lipstick -- a kiss from his wife Margaret Ann Roberts.

Source: Cheryl

Sep 1942
Roberts and Kollenberg Parents

Joseph and Margaret Ann Roberts, Jessie and Carl Kollenberg.

Front: Carole Ann Roberts and James Jesse Roberts.

Source: Joe

1943
Margaret Ann Roberts and Children

Joseph Jr, Carole Ann, and James.

At Jesse and Anna Shore's home, Denver Blvd., San Antonio, Texas.

Source: Joe

1943
Roberts Children

Joseph Roberts Jr, James Jesse Roberts, Carole Ann Roberts

The photo is marked "10 years old" on the back, in Margaret Ann Roberts' handwriting.

Source: Joe

1944


Family Pictures

An album of photographs and cards from the Green, Kollenberg, Roberts, and Shore families.

This is a PDF file with 37 images.

It is a large file and may take some time to download.

1944 and later
Jesse and Anna Shore

Source: Joe

Abt. 1945
Jesse and Anna Shore

Front porch of their home, 716 Denver Blvd, San Antonio.

Source: Carole

Abt. 1945
Jesse and Anna Shore

In front of their home, 716 Denver Blvd, San Antonio.

Source: Joe

Abt. 1945

Kollenberg and Shore Grandparents (1)

Back:  Jesse Shore, Henry Kollenberg, Mary Kollenberg, Anna Shore.

Front:  Jessie (Shore) Kollenberg, Carl Kollenberg Jr.

Kollenberg and Shore Grandparents (2)

Back:  Louise (Shore) Green, Margaret Ann (Shore) Roberts (holding Cheryl Sue Roberts), Henry Kollenberg, Mary Kollenberg, Anna Shore.

Front:  Jesse Shore (holding Thomas Green), James Roberts, Carl Kollenberg Jr, Carole Ann Roberts, Joseph Roberts Jr.

In front of Carl and Jessie (Shore) Kollenberg's home, San Antonio.

Source: Carl

1945
Anna Shore, Carl Kollenberg Jr.

Shows "Grandma" and her grandson.  At Jesse and Anna Shore's home, 716 Denver Blvd, San Antonio, Texas.

Source: Carl

1945
Joseph Oliver and Margaret Ann Roberts

Source: Jim

Abt. 1945
Roberts Family Photos

Here is a collection of Roberts family photos.

They were taken in Texas, California, and Japan.

Source: Cheryl and Jim

Abt. 1945-1955
Joseph Oliver Roberts

Kelly Field, San Antonio, Texas

Source: Jim

Abt. 1946
Roberts and Green Family Children

Back:  Cheryl Sue Roberts, Thomas Green

Front:  Carole Ann, James Jesse, Joseph Oliver Roberts Jr.

California

Source: Joe

Abt. 1946
Joseph Jr and James Roberts

Kelly Field, San Antonio, Texas

Source: Joe

1946
Three Roberts Children at River

Carole Ann, Joseph Jr, and James.  The parents might not have let Cheryl go up on that cliff.

Source: Joe

1947
Louise and Carl Green

On the back is "Louise & Carl G." in Margaret Ann Roberts' handwriting.  A date on the back shows it was developed on 4 Jun 1948.

Source: Joe

1948
Cheryl Sue Roberts

Kelly Field, San Antonio, Texas

Source: Joe

1948
Four Roberts Children

Denver Blvd, San Antonio, Texas

James, Joseph Jr, Cheryl Sue, Carole Ann

Source: Joe

1948
Joseph Oliver Roberts

Kelly Field, San Antonio, Texas

Source: Jim

Abt. 1948
Joseph Oliver Roberts, US Air Force

George AFB, Victorville, California

Source: Jim

21 Jun 1948
Joseph Oliver Roberts, US Air Force

Source: Jim

Unknown
Joseph Oliver Roberts, Tokyo

On the back is written "Japan 1951" in Margaret Ann Roberts' handwriting.

The Airman on the left is not identified.

Source: Joe

1951
Cheryl Sue Roberts, Tokyo

With two little Japanese girls in the garden of the Roberts family's house in Tokyo.

Prior to the war the girls' family lived in the house.  Now they were renting it as "US House 656" for dependents of USAF personnel, and were living in the former gardener's quarters behind the house.

On the first day the girls met they began playing and laughing together -- one speaking English and two speaking Japanese, with the perfect communication of children.

Source: Joe

Jan 1952
Cheryl Sue Roberts, Tokyo

Another photo of Cheryl at the Roberts family's house in Tokyo.

The fountain was spring-fed, flowing from the wall into the garden.

Here is  another photo  taken the same day, a playful double exposure.

Source: Joe

Jan 1952
Cheryl Sue and Margaret Ann Roberts, Tokyo

At the family's home in Tokyo, Japan.

Here is also a photo of  Sachiko,  the family's 20-year-old maid.  A photo of Yago (the 19-year-old 'houseboy') has not been found.

Mom Roberts did all the cooking, and Sachiko and Yago got their first taste of Mexican food with Mom's enchiladas.

Here is Mom Roberts' Household Budget, in dollars and yen.  The "Sat-" entry might be money for Sachiko.

Source: Joe

Jan 1952
Joseph Oliver Roberts, Tokyo

On the golf course, Japan.

Here is a Detail of this photo.

Source: Jim

1952
Joseph Oliver Roberts, Tokyo

Another photo on the golf course, Japan.

Source: Carole

1952
Margaret Ann Roberts, Tokyo

At the front gate of the family's home at "US House 656", Yoyogi, Tokyo, Japan.

Source: Joe

May 1952
Joseph Roberts Jr, Tokyo

At the front gate of the family's home.

Source: Joe

May 1952
Cheryl Sue and Carole Ann Roberts, Tokyo

Just outside the family home in Tokyo, Japan.

Source: Joe

May 1952
Joseph Roberts Jr, Tokyo

On top of the New Kaijo building.

To the left, the building in the distance is the Imperial Palace, and the tower behind it is for the NHK broadcast service (now called the "Tokyo Tower").

Here is a photo of the building.  Joe worked at the radio station on the top floor.  He built and installed the 4-element beam antenna atop the tower on the roof.  It's pointing to the United States ("Stateside") where most of the radio messages were sent.

Here is a photo of the Tokyo Marunouchi area.  The arrow points to the roof of the building where Joe was standing.

Here is a modern photo taken in 2014.  The old 8-floor building has been replaced by a new 15-floor one.

Source: Joe

1954
Cheryl Sue Roberts, Virginia

At Jim and Jean Roberts' home.

Source: Jim

1963
Margaret Ann Roberts, Virginia

At Jim and Jean Roberts' home.

Source: Jim

1963
Carole Ann Roberts and Margaret Ann Roberts

"At Bonnie's"

Florida

Source: Joe

04 Jul 1984
Carole Ann Roberts and Margaret Ann Roberts

Florida

Source: Joe

Dec 1984
Margaret Ann Roberts, Volunteer

Well into her late 70s, Margaret Ann Roberts was a regular volunteer at a Senior Center and Nursing Home.  She visited the elderly people, helped them with their daily needs, held their hands and talked with them.  She said, "It makes me feel young."

The residents' teeshirts read "Love is ageless."

Tarpon Springs, Florida

Here is her note on the Back of this photo.

Source: Joe

Mar 1988
Margaret Ann Roberts

At the beach, Tarpon Springs, Florida.

Here is her note on the Back of this photo.

Source: Joe

Aug 1988
Margaret Ann Roberts

On her 80th birthday, 17 July 1990.

Tarpon Springs, Florida.

Source: Joe

17 Jul 1990

Grandchildren of Carole Ann (Roberts) Dormer

Top:  David Gebhardt, Jason Reber, Owen Whetstine, and Marcus Gebhardt.

Bottom:  Scott Ward

Source: Sheri

1992, 2001
James and Jean Roberts and Family

Christmas Day, 1993.

In front of James and Jean's home, San Antonio, Texas.

Michael and Larry, Jim and Jean, Kenneth and Brian Roberts.

Source: Jim

25 Dec 1993
Stephen and Denise Savageau and Family

Stephen and Denise (Graves) Savageau, Dylan, and Amber.

Source: Denise

2001
Four Roberts 'Children', 1948 and 2004

Two photos of the four children of Joseph and Margaret Ann Roberts.

Left photo (1948):  James, Joseph Jr, Cheryl, and Carole Ann.

Right photo (2004):  Cheryl, James, Carole Ann, and Joseph Jr.

Source: Joe

1948, 2004
Roberts Boys

Taken at James and Jean Roberts' home, San Antonio, Texas.

James, Brian, Larry, Joseph Jr, Michael, Kenneth.

Source: Joe

Sep 2004
Owen Whetstine and David Gebhardt

Taken at Marcus and Michelle Gebhardt's wedding.

Source: Sheri

2004
Cheryl Sue Graves and Daughters

Easter, 2005.

Cheryl, Debra, Denise, Diane.

Source: Cheryl

Apr 2005
Elizabeth Trexler Sutter

Photo with her parents, John and Evangeline (Roberts) Sutter.

Born 04 May 2005, Beverly, Massachusetts.

First photo:  One Day Old

Three weeks:  Bouncy  Tummy

Source: John and Evie

4-24 May 2005
Rachel Roberts

Eighth Grade dance, Katy, Texas.

Photo with permission of her parents, Michael and Jean Roberts.

Source: Mike and Jean

13 May 2005
Family of Dominic and Diane Chiappone

Diane (Graves) Chiappone, with sons Anthony and Christopher.

Gathered at the hospital after Christopher's birth (photo taken by Dominic).

Source: Diane

Jul 2005
Mark and Debra Tasker Family

Mark and Debra (Graves) Tasker, with son Morgan Nils Tasker.

Source: Debra

18 Sep 2005
Mike Gaffney and Jim Roberts

James Michael Gaffney (left) and James Jesse Roberts.

During March 2006, Jim did extensive research to locate other living Gaffney relatives.  As a result of the search he found his cousin James Michael Gaffney.

The cousins met on 4 April 2006 in San Antonio, Texas.

Mike is the great-grandson of Owen Phillip Gaffney (b. 1873).  Jim is the grandson of Owen's sister, Anna Agnes Gaffney (b. 1872).

Source: Jim

04 Apr 2006
Lee and Sheri Rasmussen

Lee and Sheri (Dormer) Rasmussen with awards at target competition, Reno, Nevada.

Source: Sheri

2006