|Wallace B. Dixon and his pal, Jimmie Fahy|
Dear Liz, This is a picture of Gramps Dixon astride "Secretariat." Jimmie Fahy is the trainer. Our time was "nothing flat."
That may give you a glimpse of my Gramp's sense of humor. He could be a funny guy. You'll see more of Jimmie as this blog develops. He and Gramps were friends into adulthood. I've got several more photos of him as an adult, and he is a subject of some collateral research I hope to do. It would be great to find his descendants and give them a copy of this photo if they don't already have one.
|Wallace B. Dixon.|
By 1920, when Wally was 15, William was no longer living in the household. Wally's mother declared herself as widowed and head of household in the census that year. I'm guessing there was a divorce in the works since William didn't actually die until 1927.
|Wally Dixon and a friend.|
So this photo was probably taken after 1920. He married my grandmother, Sophie Karvoius, in 1925.
If you have an idea of who the young woman is, or what the date on this photo might be, please leave a comment!
|From left: Jimmie Fahy, Wally Dixon, and two unidentified rascals.|