Mother Ruth came from Alaska on the occasion of the bombing of Fountain of the World headquarters in Box Canyon, near Chatsworth and Simi Valley, where her husband, Krishna Venta, and others were killed.
Marguerite Talcott stands on a porch with five of her children: Betty (later, Elizabeth Talcott Brandt), Rodney (Rodney D. Talcott Jr.), Tom (Tom Meade Talcott), and Peggy (later, Marguerite Talcott Shield). The smallest child is misidentified as another Betty on the negative sleeve, but is probably Frank R. Talcott, who would have been about 3 when this photo was taken. A sixth child, Patricia Ann Talcott is not pictured, who would have been 10.
Lorraine Wiseman with her son Clarence Wiseman. Clarence has his arm around his mother's shoulder. Out of focus in the background is a male figure. This photograph was probably taken during the Aimee Semple McPherson conspiracy trial between October and November, 1926 when Clarence testified against his mother. Lorraine Wiseman was a co-defendant in the trial, having admitted that she had falsely claimed to be Miss X, the woman believed to in fact be McPherson who had been with Kenneth G. Ormiston at a Carmel rental cottage.
The incident that is credited to starting the 1965 Watts Riot involved Marquette and Ronald Frye who on August 11, 1965 were stopped by a police officer for erratic driving. While being questioned their mother, Rena arrived. At some point an altercation between the police and the three family members ensued which led to the arrest of all three. A crowd that had gathered and were angered by the treatment of the family began throwing bottles at the police.