Belle’s Box – 130

This entry is part 132 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.

Court House, Muskegon, Mich
[also a continuation of the message, which will be transcribed on with the message.]


Postmark, March 20, 1909. The city is illegible, but is probably Grant, Michigan, according the the address of the sender. The addressee is:
Mrs. Fellows
RR #1 Mich


Mrs Fellows Dear
did Walter take your
quilt home. And is
our things in the
house yet, we would like
to have you write and
let us know about
it. when Delbert sends
Walters suit case he
will send Frank’es
knife in it over

[continued from the front side]

he has been waiting for Walter to
send his tools. before he sends
the suit case
your’s truley
Edna DeLano
Grant RR No2.

[Written upside down over the preceding text]
Delbert says hello Charles.

There are several DeLano families in Newaygo and Allegan Counties, Michigan between 1900 and 1910, but I couldn’t turn up any family with an Edna, Delbert and Walter. It sounds like some or all of the DeLano family was either moving out of or into the area where Belle lived. The question “is our things in the house yet” might mean have they arrived, or have they been removed? Walter also might have been working in or near Belle’s home.

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