Charles A. McCollum 1918 Letter

chas mcc to aunts camp taylor 08261918 envOn August 26, 1918 Charles McCollum wrote to his aunts, Emma Osborne Duncan and Erista Osborne of Racine, Wisconsin.  He was stationed at Camp Taylor, Kentucky.  He’s in Officer Training School – before Camp Taylor, he was at Camp Lewis, Washington.

He is related to Alfred James McCollum of Salinas, California.  And possibly through his mother, he is related to the Osbornes.  I haven’t worked out this relationship – it much too ‘shirttail’ for me!  Emma Osborne married my great grandfather’s brother.  They had no descendants.

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Alfred James McCollum, Salinas California

alfred james Mccollum 50th anniv 19177Erista Osborne, Racine, Wisconsin, was invited to the golden wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Alfred James McCollum in Salinas, California on July 3, 1917.  It’s a bit frustrating that he gets his full name listed and no name for his wife!  In any case, Erista probably didn’t travel to California for the celebration.

If my arithmetic is right, the McCollums were married on July 3, 1867.  This is another in my “Lost & Found” file – it should be with the McCollum family.