@Detroit born *ClaraWard (1873–1916) dad was Great Lakes Steamship king *EberBrockWard (1811–1875) 1st millionaire of Michigan. Owned lumber biz @LudingtonMI steel, iron & @WyandotteMI@LelandMI@Chicago@Milwaukee Silver mine @Colorado
*ClaraWard (17 Jun 1873–9 Dec 1916) born @Detroit Died @Padua Seen w 2nd husband *RigoJancsi (1858–1927). German card from c1905. Met in 1896 @Paris Married Belgian *PrinceJoseph 20 May 1890. Eloped with 2nd Dec 1896. Covered 1896-98. 1897 @Egypt
@JoesRecords (1945-1973) *JoeVonBattle moved to @Detroit 1930s. Lived @BrewsterDouglassHousingProjects Died 1973. Lost faith in church while placed in quarantine for tuberculosis for many months but retained love of gospel.
*LittleSonny Willis *JohnLeeHooker@JoesRecords Photo by *JacquesDemetre 1959. French *blues photo took pics in @Detroit, Chicago NY etc. @StJosaphatCatholicChurch in view. Hooker worked for *Ford in 1943. This was Black entertainment district