Belle’s Box – 117

This entry is part [part not set] of 342 in the series Belle's Box

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.

Best Wishes


Postmark illegible. Addressed to:
Mrs Fellows


Dear Friend- I told Mrs Blowmqist (?) that
I would ask you to
her aid if I had to
go up there. it will
at Cora Blowmquist(?)
thursday Aug 1st. hope
you can come
let Mrs Orhony(?) Know.

(written on the top margin)Emma Gerley(?)

Since Belle became “Tinker” after 1914, I searched the 1910 census of Wexford County, Michigan and was rewarded in finding Cora or Cara Blomquist on the census in District 147, Liberty Township, Wexford County, Michigan, sheet 2. She is living with a husband and two sons. In 1910 Belle was in Cedar Creek, a neighboring township.

I had no luck figuring out who “Emma” was. There are many Emmas on the area census which start with G or H and end in y; it could have been any of them. The woman Belle was supposed to invite may have been from one of the “Olney” families in the area. There was one Olney family in Cedar Creek township and two in Colfax Township, which is also close.

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