Belle’s Box – 140

This entry is part 142 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.

Thoughts of Thee

Pansies for Thoughts
so let it be
Mine are of you
Let yours be of me


Stamp ripped off, and I can’t see any evidence of a postmark. Addressee:
Mrs Bell Fellows


At the top above the salutation:
Alfred wife
is expected
to live so
Ross father
say yesterday

Dear Mother
all well at present
suppose you got
then [them?] things
Alfred have got a
boy 7 pounds. She
behave better since
she dont get handly
so much

I wish I knew the date of this card. Alfred Thurston Fenton was a brother of Ross Fenton, Edna’s husband.

Alfred married first on 25 November 1919 Hazel Christine Goff, who died 4 November 1910 shortly after the birth of her son, Morris William Fenton on October 21, 1910. Morris died 4 November 1910.

Alfred’s second wife, who he married on 20 February 1917 ,was Hazel Jeanette Tossey. Alfred and Hazel Tossey were the parents of several sons who might have been the one referred to in this card.

I suspect the birth referred to in this card is Morris, especially since it seems that “Alfred wife” is ill.

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    • NANCY JOHNSON on July 21, 2009 at 12:24 am

    I believe Hazel Tossey Fenton was a cousin to my grandmother, Maggie Bell Hogan. Her mother was Lucy Elizabeth Tossey Bell.

  1. Aunt Hazel was a wonderful lady. My M-in-L always stopped at “Aunt Hazel and Uncle Alfred’s” whenever we drove across M-42. I remember being there several times, and also them stopping at M-in-L’s home at least once while I lived there 1969-1970.

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