This picture of Ruben Franklin Harty Sr. was taken circa 1896. The birth dates of all in the picture are as follows:
3rd Child, Althea Harty, b. 19 Jun 1887 (about 11 years old)
1st Child, Claude Elmer Harty, b. 13 Jan 1883 (about 13 years old)
2nd Child, Ruben Franklin Harty, Jr., b. 23 Dec 1884 (about 12 years old)
5th Child, William Riley Harty, b. 19 Apr 1892 (about 4 years old)
Father, Ruben Franklin Harty, Sr., b 11 Nov 1860 (about 36 years old)
Mother, Alcy Amelia Whitledge, b. 24 Oct 1857 (about 39 years old)
6th Child, Raymond Harty, b. 5 Dec 1894 (about 2 years old)
4th Child, Mary Magdalena Harty, b. 5 Oct 1889 (about 7 years old)
Not pictured, because they are not born yet, are Ruth Harty, b. 2 Aug 1897 and Ernest Hampton Harty, b. 23 Dec 1900. All the children lived to old age, except Mary, who died when she was only 20. I wonder what caused her death? Maybe my Dad can clear up the mystery. A good looking bunch, that is for sure. I look at Ruben Sr. there and realize that my hair is cut short, and I have a goatee as well, although, my beard is no where near that long, nor will it be! He also is a year older than me. We have 5 kids instead of 6 though.
This picture, if in the banner, would be placed right above the one of the seated husband, wife and child. Of course, as shown in the blog, Ruben F. Harty Jr. is just a boy in this picture, while in the aforementioned picture it is him as a young married man. So including this picture, there are several generations of Hartys shown here!