Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Mid-century dancers identified!

Thanks to a friend in Woodruff, Utah, I’ve identified the 1950 tap dancers posted here earlier. They are, left to right; Nina Rex, Rose Dean, JaNae Hellstrom, Dick Stuart, Kathy Rufi, Nanette Stuart, and Bessie Frazier.

From The First 100 Years in Woodruff, Art City Publishing Co., 1972, I learned that Dick and Nanette Stuart are cousins. I am cousins with Nina Rex (g-grandfather, William Rex), Rose Dean (g-grandfather, Stephen Vestal Frazier), and Kathy Rufi (g-grandfathers, William Rex and Jacob Rufi). I appreciate all who helped identify these mid-century dancers!


  1. O, that picture is priceless!!!! It made my day:)

  2. So glad you can identify everyone. I do believe JaNae Hellistrom is a relative too. I should know these things. I will check it out.