Randall Leighton Hadfield, Sr. was my maternal great grandfather. He is the young man standing on the right holding at hat. I do not know the context of this picture. I received it from my cousin Randy Reynolds after he cleaned out his Mother's personal belongings when his family placed her in a nursing home. Randy was named after his great grandfather. His mother, Jeanette Hadfield Reynolds is Randall Hadfield's granddaughter. She was the family keeper of all the old Hadfield pictures.
Do you see a family resemblance between me and my maternal great-grandfather? I do and others in the family say the same. The genes pass on down.
My great grandfather was born in January 1867 in Philadelphia to my great-great grandfather Thomas Hadfield and Sarah Leighton, from whom he received his middle name. Thomas and Sarah Hadfield emigrated from Derbyshire, England by way of Liverpool to the United States on the ship 'Underwriter' through the port of New York CityOctober 28, 1863. Thomas Hadfield was 25 years old when he arrived in the United States.
I do not remember my great-grandfather because I was only three years old when he died in 1944. My earliest memory of anything on this earth is when I was four years old in 1945. However, my Mother remembered her grandfather well. She only remembered him as an 'old man' though and as some of these pictures attest, my great grandfather Randall Hadfield was a very handsome man in his youth.