Cowgill Postcard -- Back side -- thanks so very much to John W - sending lots to me lately, all greatly appreciated -- here is what he says about this PC -- When my grandparents (Joel Cowgill and Nina Hershberger) married in June, 1919 in Kingman, they moved for a short time to Akron, Ohio, where they both found work at the Firestone tire plant. Here is a postcard that Nina (Hershberger) wrote to her friend, Mrs. Frank (Faye Richardson.) Holland in Attica. It is postmarked August 23, 1919. “Dear Friend--How are you? I am fine. I am working. Made $33 last week. How is that for such as I ? I heard Isa* was married. Where are they living. I think maybe I will come home next week. I want to before the girls** start to school. I didn’t have enough to say to write a letter. Suppose M.B.*** thinks he is awful old now. I would like to see him. --Nina (side) I came home ??? ??? have to come down. “ * Isa may refers to Frank’s sister, Isy ** girls refers to Nina’s sisters back in Kingman, Geneva and Leona Hershberger. *** M.B. probably refers to Mr. & Mrs. Holland’s son, Maurice B., born in 1918 I used the Find a Grave site for Frank Holland, buried in Kingman Fraternal Cemetery and the Ind Gen Web Fountain County site; obituary for Frank G. Holland
Hillsboro ? - anyone confirm - and where this would be ? - thanks Larry for ALL OF THESE great Hillsboro pictures !! (also the Mellott & Waynetown ones)
Hillsboro - two with mail sacks are obviously the two rural carriers and their "vehicles" are pulled by the horses - Post master is probably man in the uniform in middle of horses and not sure who the other folks are. Someone going to the PO? Poster master's family ? Since my pop (well, after this time anyway - he had automobiles) was a rural mail carrier for about 25 years in the corner of Montgomery, Fountain and Parke, I love this one!! kbz - possibly
Mellott - thanks Larry Barragree - this looks like a WWI group, perhaps training, maybe leaving on the train since there is a crowd there and lots of pretty girls to see them off ??? Note the brick street
Old Wabash RR (called Dolly Varden) -- from ?? date Country Cousin
Sayer's Place - thanks to Adina D for this one - it is believed this house was in Fountain County. It burned and the family tale has it that the fire was to cover up a murder - anyone know more about this LET ME or ADINA know !!
White Family Home -- anyone know if it's still there? E-mail me or Grant (e-mails above). This home was on "Whites Corner" in Fountain County and was still there in 1986. It was built about 1840 probably by Alexander White, above. I loved Grant's notation -- "You can see that most of the people standing in front of the house, and some of the details in the foreground, are very unclear. I don't know if this is due to the age of the photo or to the photograph itself. You can, though, make out details like the fact that one of the young women is holding a baby, and that the family dog made it into the picture as well. :-)" Let me know if you know anything about this home
Yeddo IOOF - Memorial ribbon - thanks so much to John W for this one :)