In the Bob Wyer collection at the Delaware County Historical Association, there are numerous photographs of men holding fish (I'd love to do an exhibit of these some day). For this installment of my Faces of Bovina series, here is one of those photos. The gentleman is Noel Gonyo, who was the brother of Florence Thomas. Born in Nebraska in 1913, he was living in Bovina in the 1940 census. Noel was a veteran of World War II, serving in Africa and the Middle East. This photograph dates from May 5, 1948.
A request (and what will be a reminder at the end of each of these Faces
of Bovina entries) – I would love it for people who remember Noel to share their memories – incidents, small stories, whatever –
through the use of the comments feature of this blog. And I would
appreciate it if you would include your name in your comments. Most
people who respond to a blog have some kind of alias or post
anonymously. For the historical record, I really would like to know who
left the comment. Thanks.