Pictures of Phoenix

Paul Sanetra lived in Illinois until he was in his 30s. He was raised in Chicago, then moved about 40 miles west to St. Charles, Illinois where his 2 children were born. Paul moved his family to Sunnyslope, Arizona (near Phoenix) in the early 1940s with the hope of improving his health. Jesse Buckner who was Paul’s brother in law also moved there. Jesse married Celesta Stowe, the sister of Catherine Stowe Sanetra. George Stowe was Paul’s father in law who lived there during the winter. I’m told Jesse was amazing with horses, what today people would call “a horse whisperer.”

This picture gallery is Paul Sanetra’s family in the 1940’s in Sunnyslope, Maricopa County, Arizona.