THE FWS PONY CLUB QUILT-ALONG Week 2 "Alabama" & "Apple Tree" Discussion Page
Week 2 is upon us and I'm hoping all of you are doing just fine...I will be shortening the title next week...There's just too much to read...
I was able to get Alabama finished ...just couldn't get to the "Tree" need to find some apples..
I'm a bit under the weather compliments of my grandchildren..sniffles & sore throat..3rd time this season. Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr
Now for the letter...
Letters of the Week #2--Amyle Kafer, cont; Alberta & Florence Ashdow </pre>
Amyle's father's name was Noah and Noah's parents were Christian and MarthaKafer. Amyle wrote about wanting to show off "Bonnie" to all of his cousins atChristmas since his grandma always had a turkey Christmas. There is a 50/50chance that Martha Kafer was the grandmother he talked about, so I will tell youa little about her. In the 1870 and 1880 censuses she was listed as born in1852, which would make her 28 years old in the 1880 census. Not remarkable untilyou know that she was the mother of six children at the time, the oldest being12 years old! She went on to have a total of twelve children, so Amyle probablyhad a great many cousins to help him play with "Bonnie." Interestingly, in thelater censuses and on her tombstone her birth year is listed as 1848, so maybeshe wasn't such a child bride after all?? She died in 1922 and lived to seeAmyle grow to be a man.Alberta and Florence Ashdown, Chemung County, New York I can find very little about the Ashdown girls. Ruth Alberta Ashdown wasthe elder, and she was born in 1906. She is listed in the Geneva, New York, citydirectory in 1940 and she was single at the time.Florence was born in 1910. I found that she was a senior in the Southside HighSchool yearbook in Elmira, New York, in 1929. There is a picture included ofFlorence and she has short, thick dark brown hair. Next to her picture it says,"Florence attributes seem to be along the lines of the artistic, namely drawing,painting and writing." She was in the Honor Society and the Senior Play. </pre>