Monday, November 22, 2010

Amanuensis Monday - 1909 Postcard to Mrs. Crump

I found this postcard a while back at the St. John's Flea Market.

It is postmarked Oct 12, 1909 and addressed to Mrs. M. R. Crump, Box 191, Mart, Tex. It reads:

Dear Edith-
sure you think
I am never going
to write you, but
I surely am in
a few days. En-
joyed your letter
very much. Like
my work fine and
am getting along
nicely. Kiss the
little girls and son for me, and write soon. x Jane

I have been able to find the Crump family in the census, but have not been able to find out who Jane, the author of the postcard was or how she was connected to Edith.

Name:Edith May Crump
Home in 1920:Mart, McLennan, Texas
Estimated birth year:abt 1885
Relation to Head of House:Wife
Spouse's name:Morris R Crump
Father's Birth Place:Illinois
Mother's Birth Place:Illinois
Marital Status:Married
Able to read:Yes
Able to Write:Yes
Household Members:
Morris R Crump42
Edith May Crump35
Fred Crump16
Agnes L Crump14
Irene Crump11
Johnie Crump9
Amie Laura Crump1
[1 11/12] 
Edith Crump0

Source Citation: Year: 1920;Census Place: Mart, McLennan, Texas; Roll: T625_1831; Page: 9B; Enumeration District: 131; Image: 572.

Maybe a Crump family descendant would be interested in this postcard, or knows who Jane is and we could get the postcard to her relatives.

1 comment:

  1. What a beautiful blog you have, Leslie Ann. I really like the design and layout. I find old postcards so interesting. I live in a market town in England and collect postcards which show my street.


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