Dec 28

Belle’s Box – 108

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. And, there is an accounting of people about whom I have little information here.

Court House and Jail, Traverse City, Mich.

108f

Postmarked Traverse City, Michigan, Aug 12, 1912 11:30 am

108b

Aug 7
Dear Niece, this card
leaves me well I hope
you & your family are the
same I am in traverse
worken in the basket
factory 1.50 a day whare
is hazel now if she
wants to work out
come here i will get
a place here whare i
board 3.50 a week nice
folks they have one
girl of their own 15
week? direct GW Jones

Written sideways:

travers ??ny
bank hotel

This is a revelation. It places G.W. Jones in the family, he was a brother of Miranda Jones, Belle’s mother. Another item from this GW Jones can be see here.

Dec 28

New Year’s Resolutions!

Often, I receive invitations to participate in Carnivals. I don’t often participate. It may be that I’m not good at following suggestions, or it may be that I’m not creative enough to relate my blogs to the carnival topics.

Imagine my excitement when I realized that there was no way out of the next edition of the Carnival of Genealogy:

New Year’s Resolutions! What plans do you have for your genealogy research next year? How about for your blogging? No groaning or whining now. Write ’em up and let us know!

No more foot dragging, here are my resolutions for genealogical research:

1. Enter all the information from the BOX into my database. No exceptions, no cheating.

2. I will file all the paperwork in the proper place, not in piles on the floor, desk, or in any convenient box.

And for my blogs:

1. I will post on either GrannyPam or Granny’s Genealogy every day.

2. I will finish posting all the data from my “old” genealogy site to Granny’s Genealogy.

This seems like a tall order to me, which will require much discipline. I often find myself searching around the internet or a library for information, when my research goals would be better served by organizing the information I have gathered.

Time to stop and get on with the factory work of genealogy!

Dec 28

Belle’s Box – 100

Today, I’m posting the one hundredth item from Belle’s box. Just by luck, the senders of the card were easy to locate on the 1930 census of Hart, Michigan. That hasn’t happened too often, many of the senders are unknown to me.

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. And, there is an accounting of people about whom I have little information here.

To greet you with wishes for
A Merry Christmas
And lots of happiness in the new Year

100f

100b

Hart Mich Dec 21-30

Mr & Mrs Tinker.

Well here we are another
year almost gone. I saw your names
in the Muskegon Chronicle when you
returned home from Grant. I was in Grant
once this summer. Paul has a
good job as operator a the Electric plant
so we are lucky. he has 1 1/2 miles to drive so we
have a new Ford Sedan. I would like to see you
folks drive in here some day. some snow here
but not very cold. write and let us know how
you are. Sincerely your friends Paul & Lula Strong
102 Goldwin St.

Paul and Lula Strong appear on the 1930 census of Hart, Michigan. The address is correct, they reside at 102 Goldwin Street, according to the census, and Paul is an engineer at the light & power plant. If you have an subscription to Ancestry.com, you can check it out.

I don’t know how the Strongs became acquainted with Belle and Charlie.

Dec 27

Belle’s Box – 99

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. And, there is an accounting of people about whom I have little information here.

99f

Mrs Chas Tinker
Mesick
Rout 1 Mich
or Ecxhange box

The postmark is illegible

99b

Mrs Tinker There is
to be Instalation at
the hall Sat all day
at the hall with
a pot luck dinner
Tell Unice to come and
you folds try and come
once again Why didn’t
you come for New Year
dinner had a good
(continued under the address)
time norocome???
Saturday from Cecil

Although the year isn’t legible, this seems likely to be regarding activities of the Grange. Many of the families in the area were active in the Grange.

Dec 27

On the Road

We’re off this morning, headed south. We’re staying just south of Knoxville, Tennessee tonight, and then headed to Atlanta Sunday.

Just to entertain you, here is what our van looked like, in comparison to the snow at M-in-L’s house over Christmas.

DSC 6491 edited-1

In all fairness, our nephew had just shoveled the roof off, so it wasn’t quite that deep all over. Here he is, doing the job.DSC 6467 edited-1

Dec 26

The Day After

Today, we are getting ready for a trip down south. If you have checked out the links on my blog, you have noticed that the count down timer is counting down to the New Year’s bluegrass festival at Jekyll Island . We have enjoyed attending that festival numerous times over the past few years, although we missed last year. The festival was after New Year’s Day, on January 3-5. Because of the way the date fell the vacation required would have been in the 2008 calendar year, and was not feasible for us. We are excited about this trip, we always enjoy a break from the bad weather, and Jekyll is a beautiful place.

For the uninitiated, the Federal Reserve was invented , or dreamed up, or whatever terminology you might use, on Jekyll. Many well off Northerners had vacation homes on Jekyll, it was called the Jekyll Island Club. It is instructive to know that the homes were lavish, but didn’t include full kitchens, the members ate together in a common dining room.

When we travel, we try to see as many sites as is possible. This year, we will be visiting the Georgia aquarium on our way to Jekyll Island. I’ll post some photos of our travels, and share the fun we have.

Dec 26

Belle’s Box – 98

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. And, there is an accounting of people about whom I have little information here.

98f

98b

There is no clue about the time this thank you may have been sent. There were several French families, and they were neighbors of Belle. This card is most likely from Charles E. “Jumbo” French and his wife Maude Belle Lamunion. Maud was a daughter of Merritt Winfield “Scott” Lamunion, and Belle’s niece.

Jumbo and Maude French had a family of fourteen children. Of these, Imogena or Emigene French died in 1923 at the age of 6, Ida French Bibb died in 1940 at the age of 28, and Charles French Jr died young in 1929, he was born in 1928.

Dec 25

Belle’s Box – 97

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. And, there is an accounting of people about whom I have little information here.

97

I already looked around for the Bailey’s when I posted about item 62. I still don’t know anything about them.

I to think that it is nice that the item I am posting on Christmas happened to be a Christmas card.

All the best to all my readers and their families!

Dec 24

Merry Christmas to All

Merry Christmas to all my friends, readers, and even those of you who have stopped by accidentally. I trust those who don’t celebrate the same holidays that I do won’t be offended by this genuine greeting to fellow Christians.

We will be spending time with family today and tomorrow, I hope you are able to do the same.

Dec 24

Belle’s Box – 96

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. And, there is an accounting of people about whom I have little information here.

Roses speak their message plainly,
To their language you’ve the key
So I hope tha very soon dear
You will drop a line to me.

96f

Postmark: 1913, Mich. the rest to faint to read and the stamp is ripped off.

Mrs. Belle Fellows
Manton
Mich
RFD

96b

Dear Mother
and all
Hi isn’t feeling
very Daddie he’s
been offel sick
again when
will you be up
uncle Geo was
up Sunday
Eunice

Belle’s daughter Eunice and her husband Hiram Smith lived in or near Fife Lake during this period. “Uncle Geo” would have been George Lamunion, Belle’s brother.

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