Hi Everyone, Yes, this is Monday not Tuesday....I will be traveling tomorrow & Wednesday and won't be able to post the threads as usual on Tuesday...This is my first time visiting the QB since Friday afternoon...I've been terribly sick with an allergy attack and of course couldn't see the DR. until today...got a shot and spray and eye drops...I hate when this happens....I have this weeks blocks cut out and will try to sew them when the eyes stop tearing up.....Hopefully the weather or whatever it is that makes me sick like this won't be anywhere in NC.
Now for a letter...
Letter # 14 & 15
Oh, dear, I guess this was bound to happen, but I can find no records for Joey
Edwards. I did find one girl by that name, but she was born in 1891, which would
mean that she was a teenager or in her early 20s when she won a pony, so that
couldn't be right. My only guess is that Joey was a nickname. (I tried
Josephine,too, but no success.) I also tried to find her "bald-headed" Grandpa,
LOL but "Joseph Edwards" is such a common name that I couldn't be sure if I
found the right one or not. Since next week's letter is from Joey, too, it will
be a few weeks before any new updates.
This is one of my favorite letters. She called her pony "Sunny Jim," but my
guess is that she was a very sunny girl little herself.
Letter # 16
Edwin Larson is such a common name that I initially had trouble
indentifying the correct person. I'm glad that the photograph on page 35 was
included, because without it, I don't believe that I could have ever figured it
Edwin was born in 1904, and won his pony "Early Bird" in 1914. He was the
second of five children. Edwin had an older sister named Evelyn, two brothers
named Arvid and Elmer, and a "baby" sister Ines. Although Edwin was born in
Massachusetts, his parents Nils and Ida were born in Sweden. Nils sailed on the
"Amerika" from Copenhagen to New York in 1893 when he was 18 years old. Ida came
over four years earlier when she was 19 years old. I wondered if the woman in
the picture was Ida, because she looked almost old enough to be a grandmother. I
do think that it is probably Ida though, since she was 35 years old when her
firstborn, Evelyn, was born.
The last we hear of Edwin was in the 1930 census when he was 25 years old. He
and his four brothers and sisters all lived at home, but by this time his mother
was a widow. I cannot find a death record for Edwin's father, but he must have
passed away sometime between 45-55 years of age.