Photo of Methodist Church group in LaCrosse, Izard County in 1928 or 1929. L to R: Billingsly, Ed/Watkins, J.M. (1st cousin of Lillie Mae’s husband Arvin Watkins)/Balem, Lizzie/ Darty, Ernest (tallest man) and his wife standing in front of him- Dary, Lizzie Noland (Lillie Mae’s parents)/, and their child Darty, Essie (one of twins)/Billingsly, Herbert (son of Abe Billingsly)/and his wife standing in front of and to his left /Billingsly, Snowdy Watkins (Arvin Watkins’ aunt, his father Mack Watkins’ sister)/ Watkins, Collie (in back row in hat) who married Snowdy’s brother Af Watkins/ Billingsly, Rachel (Herbert’s mother)/Watkins, Viola (Arvin’s mother)/ and her grandchild /Brown, Sookum/Kennard, Bernice Darty(Lillie Mae’s sister)/Watkins, Beulah(Arvin’s sister)/Watkins, Lena/ and child Watkins, Virgie/
Description of family and record of Black cemetery called “Sweet Home Cemetery” or known to local people as the “slave cemetery” at LaCrosse are included. Families buried here include: Allison, Billingsley, Brooks, Brown, Canada, Cothrine, Darty, Davidson, Hall, Harper, Harris, Herbert, Johnson, Kennard, Lipton, Pease, Shaw, Watkins, and Wolfe.
1920s. African American. Church.