Sep 20

Belle’s Box – 32

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 32, a Christmas card.
Front: Wishing you a Merry Christmas.

32f

Back:,
Post mark cannot be read. Addressed to Mrs. Belle Fellows, Manton, Wexford Co, Mich RFD

32b

Dear Sister. I wish you a merry Xmas Wish I could have come up Lew & Sadie was up a week ago last Sunday and they want us to come down there Xmas but unless that the wether gets better than it is now we cant think of going I got quite a surprise in Saturday I got 31 cards They came from all over Ione goes to school she commenced after Thanksgiving
write
your sister
good by E Bisard

This is the third card I’ve seen from the collection written by Eliazbeth Lamunion Bisard to her youngest sibling, Belle. It’s difficult to date this card, but Ione may have started school between the ages of 6 and 8, so the card was probably written in December of 1908, 1909 and 1910.

Sep 19

Belle’s Box – 33

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.

Number 33 is a cute card, a man in a dog house, while the dog looks on from the end of a rope. “Having a “Doggone” Good Time Here!”

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Post marked Kalamazoo, Mich, July 10, 1941
Addressed to Charles Tinker, Manton Michigan R#1

Dear Grandfolks:
I’min the army now. Ill write from Fort Custer
Let the folks know
your grandson
Henry Smith

33b

Wow! Can you imagine entering the army, and then letting your parents know by asking your grandparents to tell them? Perhaps everyone already knew why Henry left, and he had time or money to send only one card.

Henry Z. Smith was born in 1918, the son of Eunice Fellows and Hiram A. Smith. He was their only living child, a daughter died as an infant.

Henry ended up living in Colfax Township, Wexford County, Michigan; near his family, after his service.

Sep 18

Belle’s Box – 23

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 23 is a birthday card.

“Birthday Wishes
I hope my wish will really come true,
For I wish you a rousing good year
clear through.”

23f

Addressed to Mr’s C. Tinker. This must have been hand delivered, there is no sign of a stamp or post mark.

Many Happy Birthdays
Mr & Mr’s C. Jacobs

23f

There is a Jacobs family residing in Antioch Township which is listed on the 1920 and 1930 census. There is one child, with the first initial of C, Clarence, age 14 on the 1930 census.

Belle lived in the area until her death in August, 1948, so it is possible that this card was from Clarence and his wife. Or not.

Sep 17

Belle’s Box – 22

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.

This card may have been mailed in an envelope, or it could have been hand delivered:

22

A bright and happy Christmas Season
and all good wishes for the
coming year

Mr and Mrs Wm Reardon

There were several William Reardon’s in Michigan between 1900 and 1930, but none in Newaygo, Kent or Wexford County. Perhaps another card or clue will point me to this family and it’s relationship with Belle.

Sep 16

Belle’s Box – 21

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.

This card is post marked October 24, 1 p.m. Cadillac, Mich. The year is illegible; it is addressed to:Mrs. Bell Fellows, Manton, RFD no 22

21f

21b

Dear Friends,

I will drop you a card and extend to you, our heart felt thanks for your kindness towards us during our bereavement.

Yours Truly,

M???????

The card is written in some kind of green pen. None of the tricks I’ve tired in photo shop, or any other program reveal who the signer might be.

Sep 15

Belle’s Box – 48

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.

A Christmas Card:

Merry Christmas

48f

This one is very faded, and the stamp has been pulled off. I can read the postmark: Manton, 4 Dec 1907 or 1909 12 p.m.
The addressee is:

Mrs ??????
Manton Mich
RFD 1

48b

Written on an angle, the message:

hoping to here
from you soon
Eunice

Eunice Fellows, Belle’s sixth child and third daughter, married Hiram H. Smith on 20 April, 1909. Hiram and Eunice were counted on the 1910 census of Fife Lake, Grand Traverse County, Michigan, where he was a laborer for the railroad.

Sep 15

Belle’s Box – 46

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.

Item 46 is a birthday card. It is a postcard, but it wasn’t mailed. The card is fancy, the color seems almost painted on.

46f

To Mrs Tinker

from Alice and Ester Schutte

We wish you a happy Birthday and many returns of the day

46b

The Schutte family were neighbors of Belle’s in Colfax Township, Wexford County, Michigan.

Sep 15

Belle’s Box – 42

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.

This is a Christmas card, which must have been mailed in an envelope.

42

Another mystery. A check of the census at Ancestry.com shows several William Reardons with Michigan residences or birthplaces. But none living near Belle’s home.

Sep 15

Belle’s Box – 20

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.

“Best Wishes”

Post mark is Manton, Michigan, but otherwise illegible.

A dressed to: Mrs Belle Fellows, Manton, Mich

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Sep 15
Bessie arrived a hospital in good condition
will let you know again

Elgie

Bessie Ann Lamunion was the daughter of Merritt “Scott” Lamunion and his wife Adelia Widger, and a niece of Belle.

Bessie’s second husband, Elgie Stewart, must have written this card after taking his wife to the hospital, probably in Cadillac, but possibly Traverse City.

Bessie and Elgie were married 13 March 1910, and Elgie died on 9 March 1939. Since Belle married Charley Tinker 15 July 1913, this card was likely written between March 1910 and July, 1913.

Sep 14

Belle’s Box – 10

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.

10

This Christmas card must have been delivered in an envelope, the reverse side is blank. The signature appears to be from the Bauers. I can’t find any family with a name Bauer or other derivatives in the areas where the Fellows/Tinker family lived.

This one is a real mystery.

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