Photo courtesy of Carolyn Laird

L to R: John Hommar, who has Archie on one knee, Bella's daughter, Virgie Mae Cummings on the other knee, Standing next to him is Virgil, sitting next to Virgil is Eliza (who was well over 6 ft. tall), and standing behind her is Bella. 1911, Trinity County, Texas.

John and Eliza Hommar/Hammer migrated from Wood County TX to Trinity Co. about 1900.  They were living in Galveston in the home of Eliza's daughter Bella Frances Gilbert-Cummings.

John Hommar was born in 1846 in Sweden and died in Galveston, Texas in 1930. 

Eliza's maiden name may have been Martha Elizabeth Hunter and was believed to be a Cherokee Indian.  She married at least three times to a man named Marghlin ca 1887, a Francis Gilbert (ca 1892), and in 1895 to John Hommar. Besides her daughter Bella (born 1893) she had Alice M. Marghlin born 1888.

Alice was married twice-to a Yarber and had a son Forest born in 1903.  She married Clarence Gillie and had sons Virgil born 1903 and Archie born 1908.