The before photo was taken about 1904. The Martin and Nancy Hatfield family was living in a log cabin on their homestead.
This log cabin is important to our family for two reasons:
(1) Martin's daughter, our great-grandma Minnie Pearl was married to Charles B. Wilson in this log home in 1902; and
(2) Minnie's daughter, our grandma Maymie Pearl Wilson, said she was born "in a big log house on my Grandpa Hatfield's old homestead." Maymie was born on July 14th, 1905.
Left to right: Clinton on horse, Alfred on horse, Blanche in her cute white dress, Nancy, Martin, and Lillie on the far right just above the tear in the photo.
|Hatfield Oklahoma Homestead, circa 1904|
The after photo was taken 5 years later. Martin had built his family a home with windows and a brick chimney. Nancy had cute curtins on the windows. The Hatfields had planted trees and made a path/walkway to the front door. There is a pole right in front of the house with something attached at the top -- any suggestions? Not sure what is going on with the guns?
|Hatfield Oklahoma Homestead, circa 1909|
The local newspaper reported on the family's move into their new home and that they were "comfortably located."
|Quinlan Mirror. (Quinlan, Okla.), Vol. 6, No. 51, Ed. 1 Thursday, March 4, 1909|
More information on the Martin Monroe Hatfield Family can be found on previous blog posts:Martin Monroe Hatfield Family
Anna Belle Hatfield
Pioneer in the new 'City of the Dead' at Dove Creek
Fixin' Supper -- the "Minnie Pearl" style
Maymie Wilson Martin
A big Thanks to everyone who is willing to share and contribute pictures and stories to the blog.