Aug 30

Belle’s Box -8

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 to Mrs. Belle Fellows, from her older sister, Elizabeth Fellows Bisard, is addressed Manton, Wexford Co., Mich. “Route” is written without the route number. The postmark is December 24, 9 p.m., Newaygo, Michigan.

With best Christmas Wishes

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Newaygo, 12-23-1912

Dear Sister

I thought you were coming down this fall
Andrews folks said you were
I expect Lews folks will be up for xmas they came for thanksgiving
We are as well as usual
wish you could come from xmas
Your Sister E.Bisard

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Aug 29

Belle’s Box – 7

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 is addressed to Mrs. Belle Tinker, Escanaba, Mich. I can’t read the postmark, other than 9 a.m. The front: “A very Happy Birthday with every kind wish for your continued success and happiness.”

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Dear ____ We are all alive and fine. Ross work up to camp for a while untill (sic) the Rye is ready to cut. Eunice and Hi (sic) were here yesterday. uncle Geo was here last night Laura has piece your block box next time Hope you are OK

Edna

“uncle Geo” was George Lamunion, Belle’s brother. Edna and Ross Fenton, and Eunice and Hi Smith were two of her daughters and their husbands. This card had to be sent after the date of Belle’s marriage to Charlie Tinker in 1913. I have no idea why Belle was in Escanaba. The “camp” that Ross Fenton was working at would be one of the lumber camps in the area.

Aug 29

Belle’s Box – 13

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.

Rather than a post card, this is a more modern greeting card.

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Christmas Day is here again
For Peace on Earth Good Will to Men
May Peace and Joy and Blessing too
This Christmas Day abide with you.

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Mr and Mrs Leonard.

The only Leonard I have currently connected with this family is Jackson Leonard, 1834-1903. He married, perhaps in 1866, Susan Aurilla Carter, 1848-1914, a sister of Andrew Jackson Carter. Andrew Carter was married in 1876 to Emily Lamunion, a sibling of Belle.

That relationship would make these Leonards a acquaintance, or extended family member, but not related to Belle Lamunion Fellows Tinker. This card may be from Jackson and Susan Leonard, but it may also be from a descendent of theirs, or a completely unrelated Leonard family.

Aug 29

Belle’s Box – 6

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 is an Easter card.

Easter Card

The back shows that the card was never mailed, so a date is hard to calculate.

Easter card back

George Lamunion, 1852-1932 was Belle’s brother; his name appears on the correspondence side of the card. The address side reads, “Mrs. Chas Tinker. Belle Lamunion Fellows married Charlie/Charles/Charley Tinker on 15 July 1913, so the card may have been filled in between then and George Lamunion’s death in 1932.

Aug 26

So Far, So Good

I’ve managed to move my genealogy posts to this blog. I lost a few tags, not sure if I also lost those posts. I’m going through them to figure that out.

I’m expecting to produce a perfectly somewhat possibly organized blog about my research and results. The problem with blogs is that they seem to grow like Topsy. And there is the other problem; sometimes my planning doesn’t equal action.

Some days I’ll probably post a bunch here, as I attempt to add material previously posted here in website format. Some days I won’t post a thing. The first thing you will notice is a structure of pages to host various subjects, such as cemeteries. I hope to avoid growing like Topsy, but if I do, perhaps I will remember to tag all most some posts to help you find things of interest.

We’ll see.

Aug 17

Belle’s Box – 5

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 is addressed to Mr. C. Tinker, Manton, Mich; and post marked December 13, 1911, Hesperia, Michigan.

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I have no idea who Lon, the writer of this card might be. Possibly an old friend from Charlie’s lumber camp days.

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Old Boy
We heard. glad to hear from you
would like to have you come down and see us
I am not very tough getting old ??? and do not go far any more
my eyes very poor
come down

Good By

Lon

Aug 16

Belle’s Box – 4

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.

The Christmas card is addressed to Belle Fellows, Manton, Mich; and postmarked December 24, 1912. I can’t make out city from which it was mailed. William H. Puff, about 1910-?; was a son of Etta May Murray, 1883-1964 and Fred Puff, 1884-1910. His mother, Etta, was one of six children of Mary Ann Lamunion, 1850-1899; and her husband John H. Murray, ca 1847-1922. Mary Ann was Belle’s sister.

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Dec 24 – 1912

Dear Aunt

Rec Christmas card with thank. I would like to see you
Merry Christmas

Your Nephew
William Puff

Aug 15

Belle’s Box -3

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 is dated march 29, 1920 and postmarked Grand Rapids, Michigan.

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The card is written to Belle, and signed “Mart & Myrtle”. I have no Idea who Mart is, but Myrtle could be the second daughter of Henry and Belle, Mary/Merta Fellows. She married twice that I am aware of, to a Featherly and to Benjamin Bush.

Edna Rose Fellows, 1892-1950, and her husband Ross Pressley Fenton, 1884-1957; and the “kids” are M-in-L’s family. Edna and Ross were Papa’s grandparents.

In 1920 there were three “kids” in their family, Laura Mae, 1910-1999; George Emerson, 1912-2001; and Frank Alfred, 1915-1994.

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Dear Mother and all

Received your leter and it found us well
We will be looking for you most any day now
do don’t disapoint us now
Well how’s every little thing The weather is fine here
Well Charlie hows the cider. Give Ross and Edna and the kids our Best regards

Mart & Myrtle

Aug 14

Belle’s Box – 2

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.

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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.

Aug 12

Genealogy Day

I have to catch up on certain genealogical tasks today, since the Oakland County Genealogical Society Board meets tonight. We’ll be stuffing the envelopes for the fall mailing, which includes your member form and a program schedule.

I also need to finish some personal organization tasks, since I’m going to the Library of Michigan tomorrow! Yea, I get a whole day of research, and someone else is driving. It couldn’t be better, really, it couldn’t.

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