Ben Waller and Relatives of His First Wife
Benís first wife was Sarah Francis (Fanny) Brown. In this picture he poses with her relatives. In the middle is Ben. On the right is Fannyís brother Gilbert Brown. And on the left is Bill Jennings who married a sister of Fanny. The picture was taken Jan 4, 1897. That was a long time after Fanny had died. Ben kept in touch with relatives of his first wife. Their son Jim is buried with Ben and second wife Cath behind the home place.
Margie Waller Walton
My son Lewis says these men look as if they make a living as moon shiners and/or bootleggers. Margie says that every picture of Ben that she has seen looks as if he never took a bath.