Thursday, March 24, 2011

Treasure Chest Thursday - 1911 Postcard to Mrs. Hazel Piggott

This postcard comes from the box of grandma Hazel's stuff.

It is postmarked APR 22 1911, A.M., Byron, Wyo. and addressed to Mrs. Hazel Piggott, Pegram Bloomington, Idaho.

Byron, Wyo. April 21, 1911
Dear Hazel Piggott
I was glad to hear
from you again; glad
you have got a home & husband.
I wish you joy & happiness
all through life and hope
when you come out here
again you will come &
see me. We are having
lovely weather now
altho we have had a great
deal of wind this month.
I have 5 men to cook for
now am living across the
river again. by by
your friend lovingly Mrs. W. S. Griffin

In the lower right corner, grandma has written "ans." noting that she answered the postcard.

I was able to find the author's obituary at the Byron Cemetery Index Page.

GRAVE LOCATION - Block C Lot 6 Grave 10
Sally Alvira Perry Griffin
Born 20 Feb 1876, Millville, Cache, Utah
Parents William Howard Perry & Juliaette Stowell
Md William Stephen Griffin, 4 Oct 1893, Vernal, Uintah, Utah
Died 8 Jan 1961, Byron, Big Horn, Wyoming
Buried 12 Jan 1961, Thursday
Services Held for Sally P. Griffin
Funeral services for Sally Perry Griffin, 84, Byron, were held Thursday, Jan. 2 at 2 p.m. in the Byron LDS chapel with Bishop David Jones officiating.
Mrs. Griffin died at her home Sunday, Jan 1.
Music for the services was furnished by the grandchildren of the deceased, singing "I'll Go Where You Want Me To Go," and "The End of a Perfect Day." Thales Smith Sr. was the speaker and Violet Mangus read the obituary.
Mrs. Griffin was born Feb. 20 1876 at Millville, Utah, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Perry. She married Wiliam S. Griffin Oct. 4, 1893, at Vernal, Utah, moving to Wyoming the same year. Mr. Griffin preceded her in death, Jan. 12, 1955.
Surviving are three sons, Frank and Harry of Byron and Wilwood of Lovell; one daughter, Rose G. Doty of Byron; nine grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Kendall Yorgasen, John Christofferson, Kenneth Doty, Oris Doty, Paul Davids and Clyde Griffin.
(take from the Lovell Chronicle, Jan 19, 1961)
(transcribed by Cindy Clark)

Maybe one of her descendants will enjoy reading this postcard.

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