You can read about Belle Lamunion, 1864-1848, and her amazing box of family memories here. Belle married Henry H Fellows, 1858-1905 in 1879 in Ashland Township, Newaygo County, Michigan.
This series of posts will center around the approximately 405 items in the box which are in my possession. I scanned the items one at at time as they were picked up from the box, in no particular order; and so the scans are not arranged by date or any other method. The posts will be numbered according to the order of the scanned item in my files. It may be that the posts will not appear in number order, especially if extra investigation is needed regarding a given item. So, just to be clear, the cards, clippings, photos and other items that were in the box will be described one at a time, and titled with the file number of the item’s scan.
You can read about the characters whose names appear in the box in Cast of Characters . If you are related to this family, please contact me.
This card, dated August 1, 1911 and post marked Newaygo, Michigan August 3, 1911, is from Elizabeth Lamunion Bisard (1846-1930) to her sister Belle Lamunion Fellows. Elizabeth was the oldest known child of Rescum/Ruscum Lamunion and his wife Marinda Jones.
Mirt is probably Mary/Merta Fellows 1885-, second daughter of Henry and Belle. We don’t know much about Mert, but she was married several times and may have lived in Western Lower Michigan for much of her life. We know of one daughter, Dorothy F. Featherly 1901-1945. Dorothy was raised as an orphan. We don’t know where Mert went, or what she did.
August 1, 1911
Dear Sister Just got your card I would like to see you come walking in now. be sure and come Mirt and her husband came and staid from Monday until Thursday we had never seen him before come soon your sister E Bisard.
The husband referred to her may be Benjamin Bush, who Mert married 5 August 1909 in Hesperia, Oceana/Newaygo County, Michigan.