Looking For A Letter

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Hazy country scene in fall or winter showing some bare deciduous trees and the sunrise or sunset through the mist. This is from the pre-divided back era, so the sender wrote a short one line, and signed it. The front shows,  “I’m looking for a letter – Lilian”  The back is addressed to  “Miss Lucile Evans, Covington, Indiana.”  The postmark is hard to read. It looks like it was sent from Indiana, you can barely see the “IND.” The city name looks like it might end in “rsburg.” The date also is really hard to pick out – Jan for January but the year is too light to read. Approximate date is 1906 because of the divided back era beginning March 1st, 1907.

There is a Lucile Evans on the 1900 Federal Census taken in Covington, Troy Township, Fountain County, Indiana. She is about ten years old, born November 1889. Her parents are John and Emma Evans, and she has brother, Emerson, age four. All are born in Indiana. John Evans’ occupation is abstracter of titles. Nothing else is showing up in online records that would fit, so this is likely the right Lucile Evans, and she would have been about 16 when she’d received this postcard from Lilian.

Undivided back, used postcard. Postmarked in unknown city in Indiana, date January, year unknown, circa 1906.

Price:  $4.00

Source:  Year: 1900; Census Place: Troy, Fountain, Indiana; Roll: 370; Page: 14A; Enumeration District: 0073; FHL microfilm: 1240370. (Ancestry.com)