Divided back, unused with writing, Real Photo Postcard. AZO stamp box. Circa 1911 – 1913.
Vera Grace Schollian, daughter of Fred Elmer Schollian and Daisy May (Moreledge) Schollian, was born December 3rd, 1907, in Page County, Iowa. County records show Buchanan Township but per Findagrave she was born in Braddyville, just a little southwest. There are actually two separate county birth records, one showing 1907 and the other 1908, however her marriage record confirms the 1907 date. She was 35 when she married Maynard Neil Thomas on July 17, 1943 in Washington County, Arkansas. She died August 3, 1908 in Fairfax, Atchison County, Missouri. Findagrave shows a wonderful photo and obituary.
Vera Grace appears to be about four or five years old in this photo, wearing a gingham dress with short puffy sleeves, a little necklace of faux? pearls, a bracelet and hair bow. It’s interesting to me that she’s seated on a little child size wrought iron chair. We have two other Real Photo Postcards that will go up later, of children shown with the same type of beautiful little “kiddie chair.” They must have been pretty common back then. Of course, this is an adorable photo of Vera Grace, and it is most striking that her photo, taken many years later and posted on Findagrave, is so instantly recognizable as the little girl in this photo, and that coincidentally the angle in the two are nearly identical.
Sources: “Iowa, County Births, 1880-1935”, index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XV6F-1Q7 : accessed 28 January 2015), Vera Grace Schollian, 1908.
“Iowa, County Births, 1880-1935”, index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/V461-4LL : accessed 28 January 2015), Vera Grace Schollian, 1907.
“Arkansas, County Marriages, 1837-1957,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/V4N9-5WV : accessed 28 January 2015), Maynard Neil Thomas and Vera Grace Schollian, 17 Jul 1943; citing , Washington, Arkansas, United States, county offices, Arkansas; FHL microfilm 2,020,347.
Vera Grace Schollian Thomas. Memorial #28812016. Findagrave.com. http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=28812016. (Accessed January 28, 2015.)