A small collection…
This is the first of four postcards that were all sent to Ida L. Vance, of Eureka, California. According to the Find A Grave website, Ida was born March 17, 1872 in Humboldt County, CA, was married to Fred C. Hauck, and unfortunately (always sad to read these type) died at the young age of 39, on August 14, 1911. She was the daughter of John McGregor Vance and Sarah Jane (Babbitt) Vance, and one of five children. The 1880 Federal Census lists the parents’ place of birth as New Brunswick, Canada, and John’s occupation as Day Laborer. By 1900, John has made some major career advancements, as this census gives his occupation as Railroad President.
Where is Harbor Point?
Harbor Point is an unincorporated community and peninsula in Northern Michigan, southwest of the Straits of Mackinac. The peninsula is located in the Little Traverse Bay of Lake Michigan, jutting off south from the town of Harbor Springs, and across the Bay from the town of Petoskey. Per Wikipedia, Harbor Point began as a resort in 1878, and was originally called Lansing Resort. We wonder whether the summer home shown here is still standing and in use. (Hoping so!)
Divided back, used Real Photo Postcard. Postmarked September 5, 1908. Publisher: W. S. Darling, “the Indian Curio Man.” Harbor Springs, Mich. Number 68. Made in Germany.
Sources: Find A Grave Memorial# 84383715. Find A Grave. Web accessed May 3, 2015.
Year: 1880; Census Place: Eureka, Humboldt, California; Roll: 66; Family History Film: 1254066; Page: 362D; Enumeration District: 032; Image: 0026. (Ancestry.com)
Year: 1900; Census Place: Eureka Ward 4, Humboldt, California; Roll: 86; Page: 13A; Enumeration District: 0025; FHL microfilm: 1240086. (Ancestry.com)
Maps of Michigan showing Harbor Point, Location. Google.com.
West Traverse Township. n.d. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/West_Traverse_Township,_Michigan (accessed May 3, 2015).