Alice May Stewart’s Birth Announcement

Divided back, used postcard. Postmarked September 18, 1912 from Los Angeles, California. Series 702. Publisher unknown. 

Price:  $12.00

A cute design! A happy baby steering the stork in for a landing….

“Mr. & Mrs. Stewart announce with pleasure the birth of Alice May Stewart on Sept. 7th. Weight 6 lbs. at 6:30 p.m.”

On the reverse the mom wrote:  “202 Bay St.      Dear Pinkie a few lines saying I am getting along fine. Baby is fine. Jimmie is very much in love with her. Julia.”

So, Alice May Stewart, born September 7, 1912, is the daughter of James and Julia Stewart. The address from city directories in 1911 and 1913 (nothing for 1912) shows as 2021 Bay St., rather than 202 Bay. James worked as a teamster.

Addressed to:  Mrs. Nettie Corbin. 1362D Valencia St. San Francisco, Cal.”

Nettie M. Corbin, born about 1882, appears on the 1910 Federal Census for San Francisco at 1362 Valencia with her husband, William S. Corbin, born about 1877, and their five-year old son, William Jr. Dad, William, Sr. works for the railroad as a locomotive engineer. All are California natives.

Sources:  Los Angeles City Directory Co.’s Los Angeles City Directory, 1911. p. 1371; 1913, p. 1809. (

Year: 1910; Census Place: San Francisco Assembly District 35, San Francisco, California; Roll: T624_98; Page: 9a; Enumeration District: 0135; FHL microfilm: 1374111. (

A Little Package

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“A little package containing a Baby Girl was born to Mr. & Mrs. J. Pomp of Overisel, Mich. at 2 a.m. Name:  June Pomp. Weight:  8 1/2 lbs. Date:  Dec. 6, 1915.”

Well, the fact that Michigan is the birth state for June worked out perfectly for this card, since the M there was set up for a.m or p.m. Perfect, though. And a cute announcement for sure, showing stork and package in pink with baby, and charming village in the distance. The postcard was sent to:

“Mrs. Chaffee, Sr., Herreid, S. Dakota.”

Michigan marriage records show that June’s parents were Julius Pomp and Gertrude Shoop (but possibly Schaap per Ancestry family trees.) June married Walter Mack on August 31, 1940.

Divided back, embossed, used postcard. Postmarked December 6, 1915 from Holland, Michigan. Publisher:  SAS. Number or series:  511.

Price:  $12.00

Source:  Michigan, Marriage Records, 1867–1952. Michigan Department of Community Health, Division for Vital Records and Health Statistics.  ( Michigan, Marriage Records, 1867-1952.)