The theme of the 19th edition of Smile for the Camera is "Gift". This photograph of my grandfather, Ord Wehrly LeMASTER, is in itself a gift, because it gives me some insight into a man who passed away when I was too young to know him.
Grandpa was born in 1906, so this photograph must have been taken sometime in the 1920s, probably in Jay County, Indiana where he grew up. Bobcats were plentiful in Indiana at one time, though recent reports show they are on the rebound.
Ord Wehrly LeMASTER was the son of Luman Cooper and Barbara Isabel (WEHRLY) LeMASTER, born September 30, 1906 Jay County, Indiana. He married Ruth Pauline HALEY on February 28, 1932 in Jay County, Indiana. He died October 30, 1971 in Bluffton, Wells County, Indiana.