Hi Everyone, This week is a much anticipated milestone for those of you at the halfway point. Blocks 45 & 46 seem to be on the easy side to piece..I just don't like the idea of the inside corner points in Home Treasures .... I'm almost done with Ice Cream Bowl. I'm naming it Baskin Robbins 38 flavors....You'll understand why when you see it....
I'll be posting the thread for the Half way milestone next week..this way you'll have a few more days to get them done...
Here are a few letters...I neglected to add them the last 2 weeks....H.
Letter # 12 Dorothy Biebighauser, Washington County, Minnesota
Block Indian on Horseback
Dorothy F. Biebighauser was born on September 26, 1901, in Washington County,
Minnesota. Her parents were named George (b. 1874) and Adaline (b. 1875.) Some
of the family's census records were poorly written. Her sibling, two years
younger, was named Corrine (a girl) in the 1910 census, or Corwin (a boy) in the
1920 census. Her letter and photograph on page 27 clears up the mystery. Her
sibling was a boy, most likely named Corwin. Dorothy also had a baby sister,
Florence, (not pictured)who was one year old when "Freckles" the pony joined the
family. Dorothy died on December 6, 1987, just a few miles from where she was
born. Her last name did not change, so it is quite likely that she ever married.
Letter # 13 Avery & Orie Knight, Chickasaw County, Iowa
Block Boy's Playmate
I was very surprised to find out that Avery and Orie Wright were not twins. In
fact they were more than two years apart in age. Avery was born on June 24,
1900, and Orie was born on September 24, 1902. In the 1920 census, their
parents, William and Carrie are 49 and 47 years of age respectively. They were
also the parents of ten children ages 3-22. And if that isn't interesting
enough, they were all boys! While I was feeling sorry for Mother Carrie who had
no female help in the house, I checked the 1910 census. Avery and Orie's parents
were actually the parents of 13 children, but by 1920 the three eldest had moved
out of the family's home. The oldest was a boy, and the second and third
children were girls for a total of eleven sons and two daughters. Avery and Orie
were middle children, sixth and seventh in line.
I can find no records of Avery after the 1920 census when he was 20 years old,
but I did find a death record for Orie. He died while living in Sun City,
Arizona, in 1981 at the age of 79.