Mona Robinson Mills of Oxford has shared with the society a collection of wonderful photographs from the Tremont area. Most of the photographs were found in her great-grandmother’s trunk. Her great-grandmother was Arthusa “Thusie” Parneshia Evans who married Gideon Casibay Robinson. Most of the photographs in the collection are of various Robinson families and photographs of Thusie Evans Robinson’s siblings’ families. Thusie was the daughter of John Thomas Evans of Tremont and granddaughter of William M. Evans.
The above photograph had the following written on the back “Lily Evans” and “singing school” in addition to “July 2” which may “be July 02.”
The society would like to thank Mona Robinson Mills for sharing these photographs with the society. A special 4-page feature article about the Robinson family of eastern Itawamba County along with several of the photographs she shared will be published in the Fall 2008 issue of Itawamba Settlers magazine, scheduled to be mailed later this month.