Photo Corner

Ilona, Joseph and Mary Vajko, in late 1956-57Contributed by Elizabeth Raver
This is a picture of my mother, Ilona Danko, when she was sixteen, and my grandparents, Joseph and Mary Vajko, in late 1956-57. They were Hungarian Freedom fighters during the revolution and this picture was taken in a work camp, in what used to be Yugoslavia. Thankfully, they escaped and came to America in 1958. I was the first American born in my family, on 4 July 1961. Kosonom szepen (thank you), Elizabeth Raver

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Willie Miller Hudson, taken 25 Sept 1918 in Nancy, FranceContributed by Eloise Hudson Hunt
The attached photo is one of my father, Willie Miller Hudson, taken 25 Sept 1918 in Nancy, France, during World War I. He served as a private, U.S. Army, Company C, 508th Engineers. Born 12 Aug 1895, Newport, AR; Died 15 Sept 1962, St. Louis, MO.

2 thoughts on “Photo Corner

  1. I really like the picture of Ilona Danko and her family, how interesting about what they did before they came to the United States. Have you thought about writing a book about them, you certainly have great information. Thank you for sharing.


  2. Thank you, I have thought of writing a book, but the history only goes back as far as this, and I am trying to find anyone who might recognize my family and offer any information on their past. I am going to visit my mother next month, and am going to ask her about her grandparents. I have been running across a lot of clues that lead to to believe that we have a Jewish background and I am very intrigued. I feel very empty not knowing anything about my past other than my immediate family, and they have all passed, so i have only my mom to rely on. I don’t even know if she’ll talk about it.

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