A photograph of Pearl Green Bayne seated outdoors. If I have the correct information, I believe the woman standing next to her is Mary Barclay Bayne, Pearl and Cleveland's oldest daughter. My grandfather Cleve Joy Bayne was one of Mary's youngest brothers. Her son Bennie was a year older than my grandfather, thus creating an unusual uncle-nephew relationship. In fact, Bennie and Cleve were friends when they were growing up. More on these two in a future post.
Mary was born in Kentucky on December 26, 1909, making her the second eldest after her brother Wilford. I imagine Pearl was happy to have another female around to help deal with all the boys in the house. There were loads of them. It wasn't until 1916 that little sister Eleanor came along.
She was married to William Peak. Together they had three sons: Bennie, William, and Buford. Mary's second marriage was to Robert Potter. The 1940 census lists all three boys as Robert's step-sons.