A few new photos of my great grandparents Lulu Maria Cairns and John Prescott “Jack” Forrest have come into my possession. I thought I’d share them here.
Some of the new photos came from my father, Fred Thomas III. He got them when his parents passed away, and they seem to have come from the collection of Helen Duff “Duffy” Forrest. The others came from Tom Forrest, who is Jack Forrest’s grandson.
The first two photos are of Lulu with a new car, which appears to be a 1938 Chrysler (based on the vertical chrome strip on the grill). My father said, “I think that was Lou Whitney’s car.”, and judging by the year of the license plate, he may be right. [Louis Henry Whitney (1881-1940) was the second of Lulu’s four husbands. They were only married six months before Lou died of a heart attack.]
This photo shows Jack and Lulu Forrest in about 1917. The girl waving is Helen Duff Forrest. The blonde girl is unidentified (perhaps a cousin or neighbor). The other little girl is my grandmother Mildred Jean Forrest.
This photo from about 1926 shows Helen Forrest in the back seat and John Prescott Forrest Jr. in the front seat next to his dad. Can anyone identify this convertible? It looks like quite a beast!