I'm hoping someone can help identify these two older women. On that back of the picture was printed Sep 1961.
Background- This was in a collection of tin types recently found in the home of Martha Ray (Pate) Jones. This was the only picture that was not a tin type photo.
The pictures were mainly children of William Thomas Pate b.1831, GA; d.1894, Brazos Co, TX; and Mary Ann Rains b.1838, GA; d.1921, Grimes Co, TX. Most of the family is buried in the Old Bethel Cemetery near Bryan.
I have not identified all the tin types, and think some of them might be relatives of the Pate family -- possibly members of the Rains, Deason, Ellington or Todd families. I have posted the recently found pictures on the Pate board.
Since this picture was evidently taken in 1961 and included with the others, it might help me identify some of the other tin type photos.