A 1921 letter of application for a teaching job in Wayne, Nebraska. Helen Harrigfeld from Emerson, Nebraska wrote on March 21, 1921.
Another applicant for a teaching position in the Wayne, Nebraska, school district. Lillie Scott wrote on May 21, 1923. She even enclosed a self-addressed stamped envelope, which sadly was not returned to her.
Miss Frances Surber applied for a teaching position at the Wayne, Nebraska, school district where my grandfather, Amos Claycomb, was on the board. This is her letter of June 8, 1923.
I’m calling these Civil War calling cards. They belonged to men who served in the war with Thomas Cation Duncan in the Wisconsin 1st Cavalry. I’m not positive that’s the proper name for these, so if you know a better name, let me know.
One is for W. H. Tripp of Milan, Missouri and the other for S. W. Harrington of Hull, Iowa.
This is another set of photos that have survived away from its family. The Chubbs were friends of the Bresslers. The first two photos are labeled “Edith Moses Chubb.”
This one is labeled “Mr. Chubb, 1356 4th Ave., Davenport, Iowa.” Chubb is not a frequently heard name, so I’m guessing there’s a connection.
I found her birth (Nebraska) and death (Texas) dates online; her father was F. E. Moses; her son Niles was married to Dr. Dorothy Brewer. I haven’t documented this properly, just offer it as a possibility. I would love to return these photos to Edith’s family.
Here’s my sister’s class photo from 1945 – Mrs. Anderson’s class at Frances E. Willard School in Pasadena, California. Jeanie would have been about 6, so I’m thinking this is first grade.
And Mom labeled the photo – most of the kids anyway. Apologies to those that she didn’t know.
The surnames are Morris, Lambert, Curry, Alten, Osborne, Gardner, Grizzle, Hemphill, Sand, Fernandez, Russell, Shirley, Argetsinger, Rhone, Wilson, Claycomb, Hanson, Woods, and Gaston.
Here’s a guest blog from my cousin, Jim McDaniels. I appreciate having guest bloggers – thanks! And I also like having family mementos returned to the closer branch of the family.
Grandpa Thomas Leroy ‘Roy’ Duncan married Florence Huckins Duncan (1890-1960) in 1931, grandpa’s second marriage. Our grandmother, Albie Oakland (1888-1927) and Roy were married in 1911 as described in Donna’s blog. The McDaniels family, Jim, Barbara (daughter of Roy Duncan), Jamie and Jerry, visited Roy and Florence in 1953. They were living with Edith Huckins Norris, Florence’s sister, in Rockford. A cool, big old house filled with art (shrunken head, swords, first edition books, etc.).
After Florence’s death grandpa married Marcella Rice and moved to Kings, Illinois to live in Marcella’s parents’ home (and maybe her grandparents’ home). In 1981 I visited them and Marcella showed me lots of stuff that grandpa had been saving for years. After grandpa died in 1983, Marcella sent me a box of cool stuff. Several items I could not identify. There was a box of WW1 letters was described earlier in Donna’s blog. There was a diary from around 1820 with Stephenson information. I did not recognize the name and I contacted our genealogy expert, Donna. Donna said there was a Stephenson somewhere in the Huckins tree.
I got the names and birth dates from the diary to give me a start. The Stacey Stephenson Roper tree (on Ancestry.com) identified the Stephenson’s beginning in 1579 in England and emigrating to Jamestown in 1640. I was able to contact Stacey. She was a big help and very interested in genealogy. The diary kept by Matthew James Stephenson (1778-1837) identified his children/dates. Tracing down from there Mary Delilah Stephenson (1851-1931) married Sewell Brainard Huckins (1852-1915) who were the parents of Florence, Edith and two brothers, Harold and Payson. Stacey now has the diary.