The gentleman above is my great grandfather. I love this photo of him in the regalia of a fraternal organisation and I’ve been working for a few months to try to locate some information about which organisation it was. Today one of the brothers from the Royal Antediluvian Order of Buffaloes confirmed that it was indeed RAOB regalia. I’m delighted to finally know this and hopefully I’ll be able to find out a little bit more about his career with them.
As I read the information about RAOB, their goals and what they stand for, it confirmed again how much these details of my ancestors help flesh out who they were, and what their beliefs and convictions were.
I don’t want to just collect names, I want to get to know these ancestors of mine and I’m having a wonderful time doing that.