The latest donation to the Billups-Garth Archives is a 5″ x 7″ photograph of Isham Harrison and Lida Williams Sykes. Donated all the way from Idaho, the image dates to around 1890 and shows the couple in a horse drawn carriage in the country side of Lowndes County.
Isham Harrison Sykes was born in Columbus on August 14, 1865 and Lida Williams was born August 2, 1871 in St. Louis, Missouri. They married on November 12, 1890 in Greenville, Mississippi. Isham died in 1913 while Lida lived until 1959. The couple is buried in Friendship Cemetery.