Oct 09

Belle’s Box – 38

Read about this series of posts, regarding items in a box originally owned by Belle (Lamunion) Fellows Tinker here.

The cast of characters is located here.

If you know what town this is, please contact me. There is no sign of a stamp or postmark on this view of a city main street.

38f

This card is addressed:

Mrs. Charlie Tinker
Manton
Wexford Co.
Mich

38b

Written near the bottom of the message area:

R.F.D. #1.

Oct 06

Belle’s Box – 41

Read about this series of posts, regarding items in a box originally owned by Belle (Lamunion) Fellows Tinker here.

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Best Wishes

41f

Postmark, Boon, Mich, April 19, 1917 Addressee:

Mr and Mrs. Charlie Tinker
Manton, Mich
RR #1

A return address, Boon RR1, C/O ???? is written under the postmark

41b

Hello! Ant on top yet
Have things so they
look far different they
did Saturday. Mrs.
Boyd hasn’t called on me
yet ??? Laila says she will
pretty soon. Laila is
coming for supper Wed.
night. Like it quite well
here. It is pleasant
when the sun shines.

Frank and Lila

Frank A. Fellows, Belle’s youngest child, and Lila M. Longstreet, the daughter of Harmon Longstreet and Susie Burdick married twice, according to the Wexford County, Michigan marriage records, in 1914 and 1920. They were the parents of two, one child survived to adulthood, Loren W. Fellows.

Oct 05

Belle’s Box – 40

Read about this series of posts, regarding items in a box originally owned by Belle (Lamunion) Fellows Tinker here.

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Another Christmas Card:

Hearty Good Wishes
For A Merry Christmas
And A Happy New Year

40

To Belle and Charle
from
Tom Morrisey

Another mystery person. Please contact me if you are researching a Morrisey family with connections to Newaygo or Wexford Counties, Michigan.

Oct 04

Belle’s Box – 39

Read about this series of posts, regarding items in a box originally owned by Belle (Lamunion) Fellows Tinker here.

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Item 39 is a pretty Christmas card:

Wishing you a Merry Christmas
and a Happy New Year

39f

The card is simply signed: Charles Jensen

39b

Another mystery person. If you are researching Mr. Jensen, please contact me.

Oct 02

Belle’s Box – 37

Read about this series of posts, regarding items in a box originally owned by Belle (Lamunion) Fellows Tinker here.

The cast of characters is located here.

There is no text on the front of this slightly damaged picture card.

37f

Post marked Lincoln Nebraska, September 10, 1908, 10 a.m. and addressed to:

Mr. Harry Gray
Manton, Michigan

37b

Dear Harry,

When it
came time to go, it
didn’t seem that I
had had any visit
with you a all. Do
let me hear from
you occasionally Ona

More mystery people to add to my list. I know of no connection between Belle and Harry Gray, Nebraska, or any “Ona”.

Oct 01

Belle’s Box – 36

Read about this series of posts, regarding items in a box originally owned by Belle (Lamunion) Fellows Tinker here.

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A single thanks following a funeral

36

Gratefully acknowledging
and thanking you for the flowers
and your
kind expression of sympathy

From the Letherby Family

The family of Lester F and Jennie Letherby resided in Colfax Township, Wexford County, Michigan at the time of the 1920 and 1930 censuses. Lester was 57 in 1920, so may have passed away before August, 1948 when Belle died.

Sep 30

Belle’s Box – 35

Read about this series of posts, regarding items in a box originally owned by Belle (Lamunion) Fellows Tinker here.

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An Easter card:

35f

This card is addressed:

Mrs. Charlie Tinker
Paris Mich

It is post marked March 26, 1929, 6 p.m., Manton, MI

From Rachel (Happy Easter)

Dear Grandma
Hope you are
fine Little George is home
expect my folks home next
Sat or in next
week some time
I received your letter
fine But have not answered it
yet so will with
this card
Rachel

35b

Rachel Belle Burgess, was a granddaughter of Belle. Rachel would have been 13 when this card was written. My mother-in-law remembered that Charlie would go out of town to work in the winter. She thought they might have been working on US 131 at while at Paris, Michigan at this time.

I don’t know who Rachel was referring to by “little George”, but it may have been her cousin, George Emerson Fenton, who would have been about 17 when this card was written. “Big” George would probably be George W. Lamunion, Belle’s brother.

Sep 29

Belle’s Box – 34

Read about this series of posts, regarding items in a box originally owned by Belle (Lamunion) Fellows Tinker here.

The cast of characters is located here.

Item 34 has a petty vase of yellow roses on the front.

“SUNSHINE
Some friendly breeze my message take
unto my friend and in its wake
May sunshine be the cheerful guide
Through happy days clear-blue o’er-skied. ”

Number 515 printed lower right corner on front.

34f

The card is addressed to:
Mrs C Tinker
Mesick Mich

The card carries a 1 cent stamp, and is post marked Manton, Feb, but the year and day are illegible.

34b

Dear Friend Mrs
Tinker I have my
Block done let me
know what you are
going to do next Love

Jessie B

Since the card is addressed to Belle after her marriage to Charlie Tinker, if must have been sent after 15 July 1913, their marriage date. Since postcards were 1 cent postage from 1898 until 1 January 1952, the denomination of the postage doesn’t help.  Once again, I’m hoping for more clues!

Sep 28

Belle’s Box – 31

Read about this series of posts, regarding items in a box originally owned by Belle (Lamunion) Fellows Tinker here.

The cast of characters is located here.

Many Happy Returns
A happy Birthday
dear, to you,
A happy year to follow, too.

31f

October 15, 1912, Michigan, but city and time illegible. The addressee is:

Mr. Chas Tinker
Manton, Mich
RR 1

31b

This card is written in pencil, and after lots of photoshopping, I can make out this:

Dear friend
We _____ _______
____ ______ ______
_________ ________ Happy
Birthday How is
every body we
are well
NF

Sep 27

Belle’s Box – 26

Read about this series of posts, regarding items in a box originally owned by Belle (Lamunion) Fellows Tinker here.

The cast of characters is located here.

Item 26 is a greeting card for the New Year.

“Wishing You a Happy New Year”

26f

The addresse is:

Mrs. H. Fellows
Manton, Mich
Wexford Co.

Post mark: Otia Mich, Dec 30, 1909 PM

26b

Dear Aunt,

With every good wish for the new Year.

Ina

Ina Bell Murray, Belle’s niece sent this pretty card. You can see it is embossed, and the design from the front is outlined on the back.

According to the book, Michigan Place Names, by Walter Romig, Otia was a postoffice in Monroe Township, Newaygo County, Michigan. It was originally named for the founder, Otia Dingman. It was known as Brohman during some time periods.

You can read more at in the book.

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