Because my ancestor lived into his 90s, there are a few photos of him. I feel quite lucky that we have those in the family. Many have to rely on a simple description of hair and eye color from their ancestor’s military records.
Abraham Bates Tower died in 1930. In his old age, he spent time with various children so I need to contact the grandchildren or great-grandchildren to see if any more photos are lurking in shoeboxes or family albums.
In going through my mother’s assortment of photos this past week, I turned up two more pictures of great-grandfather, Abraham. I’ll share one of those here. I knew of 6 photos before and now find there are eight. I’m sure there are more and will keep searching and contacting distant cousins.