Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Hopi Indian Postcard

Today's lost family treasure is a beautiful 1956 Hopi Indian postcard.



I have been able to find a little information about the recipient, Mr. John Rybak, jr.

Name: John Riback
Home in 1920: Ware, Hampshire, Massachusetts
Age: 3 years
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1917
Birthplace: Massachusetts
Relation to Head of House: Son
Father's Name: John
Father's Birth Place: Australia
Mother's Name: Sophie
Mother's Birth Place: Australia
Marital Status: Single
Race: White
Sex: Male

Household Members:
Name Age
John Riback 36
Sophie Riback 30
Veronica Riback 9
Mary Riback 8
Joseph Riback 7
Edward Riback 5
John Riback 3
Johanna Riback 8/12

Source Citation: Ancestry.com Year: 1920;Census Place: Ware, Hampshire, Massachusetts; Roll T625_705; Page: 9A; Enumeration District: 189; Image: 406.

Name: John Rybak
Home in 1930: Ware, Hampshire, Massachusetts
Age: 15
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1915
Relation to Head of House: Son
Father's Name: John
Mother's Name: Sophie
Race: White

Household Members:
Name Age
John Rybak 56
Sophie Rybak 55
Joseph Rybak 21
John Rybak 15
Edward Rybak 18
Janna Rybak 11

Source Citation: Ancestry.com Year: 1930; Census Place: Ware, Hampshire, Massachusetts; Roll 913; Page: 7A; Enumeration District: 51; Image: 423.0.

Since I found the postcard in Florida I am assuming that is where he died, but can't be positive it's the same John.

Name: John W Rybak
Death Date: 9 Nov 1994
County of Death: Charlotte
State of Death: Florida
Age at Death: 80
Race: White
Birth Date: 25 Sep 1914

Source Information:

Ancestry.com. Florida Death Index, 1877-1998 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2004. Original data: State of Florida. Florida Death Index, 1877-1998. Florida: Florida Department of Health, Office of Vital Records, 1998.

Hopefully there is a Rybak family member who would appreciate this treasure.

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