Frank Johnson, Brenda's great-grandfather, in what seems to be a military setting. It appears to be a scrubboard in a setting that would be like a military barracks. Frank Johnson was the first husband of the great-grandmother who was known to the family as Granny Petticord, the name of her second husband. Frank is the father of Izora Johnson Dawson, Brenda's grandmother. He is also the father of Cecil Johnson, Aunt Jenny, Aunt Dora and Aunt Ruth.
Some family sources have told us that he was also full-blood Native American like Granny Petticord, and other sources indicate that he married her off the reservation in Oklahoma, but was not himself Native American.