Birthday Greetings From Mabel

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Divided back, used postcard. Series 249 C. Publisher:  L S C. Postmarked April 1916 at Weatherly, Pennsylvania

Price:  $8.00

There was no luck researching this one with just an initial for the last name for the sender and the common first name back then, of Mabel, and with the removal of the stamp having taken off the rest of the receiver’s last name. (Nothing showing in White Haven for John Go..?..) Anyway the sender wrote:  “Dear Cousin, Just a line too let you know we are all well hope you are all the same. I recd the letter will anser later wish you a Happy birthday and many more. suppose Edna will be home on Sunday but I am not sure Ma said you should try too get her some good bush or pole beans and bring her a few over for seed. hope you will be over soon. will look for you’s over on Sunday. with Love too all. ans soon   Mabel L.

Addressed to:  “Mr. John Go..?…, White Haven, Penna. R F D # 1.”

The front is beautiful, showing some old roses in dark and light pink with some background colors of tan and blue and a very vibrant yellow. The font for the message “Birthday Greetings” is stylish and delicate.

Happy Birthday To Aunty Hadley

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Warren and Lena Magaw are on the Lawrence, Kansas 1910 Federal Census, brother and sister, ages four and two, respectively. Their parents are W. C. and Emma Magaw (Cyrus Webster Magaw and Emma Henrietta Biery on an family tree.)  I don’t see any other possibilities for the senders of this postcard, but who is Aunty Hadley? Hadley is definitely not a common girl’s name (but so cool) and one would assume that it’s the receiver’s first name, but both first and last names were checked as possibilities. Perhaps it was a middle name that she used that isn’t showing up in records, or a nickname for Harriet. Relatives and in-laws of the Magaws were checked.

As to the design of the card, it shows a branch of a rosebush showing three red rosebuds, on a white background, with the caption in gold,  “Best Wishes for a Happy Birthday.”  The card is lightly embossed and has a wide tan border.

Divided back, lightly embossed, unused postcard with writing on the back. Publisher:  Samson Brothers. Series 300. Made in the U.S.A. Date:  Circa 1908 – 1919.

Source:  Year: 1910; Census Place: Lawrence, Cloud, Kansas; Roll: T624_435; Page: 1B; Enumeration District: 0024; FHL microfilm: 1374448. (