The MacDuffie Family

John Vachon/Library of Congress. (May 1938)

Sitting around the radio listening to the news of the day was a new experience for most farm families during the Great Depression. The Rural Electrification Administration (REA) was one of Roosevelt’s biggest innovations during the Great Depression, and was a life-changing improvement for the vast majority of rural Americans.

Left to right: James Alvin McDuffie, Tempie Garrett Goodwin-McDuffie, James Robert McDuffie, Joyce Tempie McDuffie, Toby Julia Turner-McDuffie

 

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5 responses to “The MacDuffie Family

  1. duffiedawg

    This heading should be the McDuffie Family.
    Left to right: James Alvin McDuffie, Tempie Garrett Goodwin-McDuffie, James Robert McDuffie, Joyce Tempie McDuffie, Toby Julia Turner-McDuffie

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  3. Kenny Artigues

    The LoC has their name spelled as “MacDuffey.”

    • Thanks for noting this, Kenny, but the Library of Congress is wrong. Probably because the photographer didn’t confirm it. I know family members and MacDuffey is wrong.

  4. doug tatum

    I have many fond memories of Miss Temp as we all called her. I do remember her husband but I was young when he died. She was a sweet lady and kept the family store open into the mid eighties. I loved to stop in every chance I got if just to get a drink and chips. But it took 15 minutes to get out the store because she always asked about your kin folk and loved to tell the story when I was a baby and had a convultion in Pinetta Church and my daddy filling the parking lot up with tire smoke when he “tore outa there” to get me to the Tifton Hospital Mr. Bailey Martin left ahead to call the hospital due to no phone in the church. Mr Bailey had to take us as daddy blew the engine, he said it was pegged on 120 for a mile or so. One of her sons and his family lived across the street in the brick house on the corner, he also had a piece of property and a cabin next my dad’s land.
    I remember the Tuckers store across the road, got my first BB gun there.

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