Jul 12

Belle’s Box – 3-37

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

The numbering of these posts had been modified to signify that I am posting items from my archival book three, a three precedes the item number.

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A scene from the swamp. This may be a backed up river, or a swamp. Maybe there was a spring flood. Any other guesses?

Jul 11

Belle’s Box – 3-35

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.

The numbering of these posts had been modified to signify that I am posting items from my archival book three, a three precedes the item number.

 

Here is a nice picture of a couple, their horses, dog, buggy and barn. There is no writing on the back of this post card. The horse on the left and the dog are fuzzy on the original. The bottom actually may have told who took the photo, but the second line isn’t printed.

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I would think this is a photo of some family member, but I don’t know for sure. If you have a matching photo, please contact me.

Jul 09

Belle’s Box – 3-112 and 3-113

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.

The numbering of these posts had been modified to signify that I am posting items from my archival book three, a three precedes the item number.

These two photos are winter scenes. I believe they may be of the big “Cadillac Ice Story”, which I wrote about on Granny Pam. I posted six photos from my grandmother’s book showing the effects of the storm in Cadillac, where my grandparents lived.

The “Cadillac Storm” is described on page 5 of this PDF. The exact date is given as February 22, 1922.

Here are the two from Belle’s box, which may have been taken in Colfax Township, where Belle lived at the time of the storm, February 22, 1922.

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storm 3-113a

Jul 08

Belle’s Box — A Little Change

For a while now, my posts for Belle’s box have followed the numbering sequence in my archival book. Yesterday’s post jumped to 3-34, from 3-30. What is up, you might ask.

The answer isn’t simple. Most of the remaining items are photographs, I know the identity of some of the subjects, but not all. Also, the reunion of the Fellows family, Belle’s descendants is scheduled for August 2, 2009. I counted up the remaining items, and I cannot finish, posting one item per day until the reunion. And, some of my scans of the photos leave a little to be desired.

This month is especially busy for me, helping with the reunion, hosting grandchildren at various dates, a trip for my high school reunion, and the garden.

With time running short, I have grouped the photos as much as I can, using the subject matter and other criteria which I do not understand and can not expect you to understand either.

I’m going to get all the items posted before the reunion, but you can expect a certain disorder in the process. Perhaps more than one post a day, or more than one item per post, or whatever it takes for me to get this project completed.

Enjoy the ride, I am!

Jul 07

Belle’s Box – 3-34

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

The numbering of these posts had been modified to signify that I am posting items from my archival book three, a three precedes the item number.

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All I could think when I saw this photo was the old poem:

There was a little girl
With a pretty little girl
Right in the middle of her forehead
And when she was good
she was very very good
and when she was bad
she was horrid.

The big pine stumps, the last reminder of the huge trees that populated the northern Michigan landscape, are all gone. There is no identification of any kind on the photo, this could be anyone’s precious little girl.

Jul 06

Belle’s Box – 3-30

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.

The numbering of these posts had been modified to signify that I am posting items from my archival book three, a three precedes the item number.

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Robert Neil

Robert Neil was born in Ontario, Canada, June 14, 1851, and departed this life Jan. 16, 1914.

When a young man he came to this vicinity and engage in lumbering. As foreman over a company of men he directed the cutting of the timber where the village of Grant now stands.

Returning to Canada for a short time, he was married, July 23, 1872, to Miss Katherine McCallum. Mr. and Mrs. Neil began housekeeping in a lumber camp near what is now known as White Hall. To reach their home they were compelled to drive through a wilderness for 35 miles from the nearest station, now Farwell, Isabelle(sic) county. For several years most of their time was spent in lumber camps, where-ever duty called the husband and father.

About 35 years ago deceased purchased the farm where during the past 17 years he lived with his family, and from which he passed to the home beyond at the age of 62 years, 7 months and 2 days.

Five children were born into the home. Jessie Rose, the first born, and Walter, the third, both died in infancy. In her hour of grief the widowed mother is being comforted by her two sons and one daughter, Vernon, Herman and Pearl all of whom are well known in this community.

Some 34 or 33 years ago, before a church was build in this place, Mr. and Mrs. Neil were baptized in the waters of Muskegon river, at the hand of Rev. Mellon. Since then deceased has been a member of the band know through recent years as the Ashland Baptist church. For more than a quarter of a century deceased has been a member of the I.O.O.F.

His life we all know better than words can describe it. May we than God for the noble traits of character he possessed, while in live we overlook his faults, and do our utmost to ease the burden of hearts most sorely distressed.

Funeral service were held Sunday a 2:30 p.m., conducted by Rev. Chas. E. Ehle, of Camden, Ind., assisted by Rev. Kilgore and ?? burn.
There were just two obituaries among the items in Belle’s box. The Lamunions, Belle’s family resided in Allegan County, and Belle and Henry Fellows spent the early years of their married life in Ashland Township, Newaygo County. Henry worked in lumber camps, as did Charlie Tinker. Mr. Neil must have been a friend from those early days.

Jul 05

Belle’s Box – 3-29

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.

The numbering of these posts had been modified to signify that I am posting items from my archival book three, a three precedes the item number.

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OBITUARY

Mrs. Anne Jones, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Alexander McCrea, was born in Ireland, Feb. 1842 and came with her parents to New York State at the age of three, where she lived until her marriage in 1859 to Robert Jones, who preceded her eleven years ago. In 1860 they settled in Dorr township, where five children were born to them, two dying in infancy.

Early in life she was converted, and was a member of the United Brethren church, until she moved to Moline, where she united with the M.E. Church. She passed away on March 13, at her late home in Moline, leaving to morn her loss, one daughter, Mrs. Ida Jordan of Moline, two sons, Edwin Jones of Charlevoix and Kiah Jones of Moline, fourteen grand-children, ten great-granddaughter.

Funeral services are to be held Friday morning at ten o’clock, at the Moline Congregational church. Charles A. Clay, Minister of the church officiating, and Mrs. Clara Gosling furnishing the music.

I sure wish the little clipping had a year on it. Although I had reconstructed some of Jones family relationships to Belle’s family, there is some help here. I am suprised to see that Anne Jones had fourteen grandchildren, I hadn’t found nearly that many. Knowing Edwin moved to Charlevoix will help me in my search.

This clipping will certainly help me keep up with the Joneses on Papa’s family tree!

Jul 04

Belle’s Box – 3-28

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.

The numbering of these posts had been modified to signify that I am posting items from my archival book three, a three precedes the item number.

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I certainly wish this clipping had a date other than September 22. I would like to know the year or years that Belle and Charlie were in or near Paris, “working on the road”.

The road would have been US-131.

Jul 03

Belle’s Box – 3-27

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.

The numbering of these posts had been modified to signify that I am posting items from my archival book three, a three precedes the item number.

Sincere
Good
Wishes

To: Aunt Belle

From: Your Niece Ina

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3-27b

A glad new year
I wish for you
Not only happy
while ’tis “new”
But daily may
some joy unfold,
Brighter and better,
when ’tis old!

E.A. Lempriere Knight.

Ina Belle Murray was the daughter of Belle’s sister Mary Ann Lamunion Murray and her husband John H. Murray.

Jul 02

Belle’s Box – 3-26

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

The numbering of these posts had been modified to signify that I am posting items from my archival book three, a three precedes the item number.

3-26a

 

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Barbara Laila Plotts graduated in the class of 1937. Barbara, daughter of Laila Carter Plotts; granddaughter of Emily Lamunion Carter was a grand-niece of Belle.

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