Thursday, March 7, 2013

Photo Number 1157

This is a postcard from the antique shop in Solway Minnesota.
Nora Russell Postcard Solway
It was written 100 years ago. She wears an ankle length gown of a dotted fabric, the blouse has a sailor inspired collar and  is slightly pigeon breasted with a bow at the waist.  Possibly that is a watch chain that she is wearing around her neck that falls to her waist.
Nora Russel Postcard back Solway
Millville Wisc Feb 22 1913
Mrs. John Casler
Dear Cousins I am going to send you one of my cards I had taken last summer.  The4y aren’t very good but it will show I haven’t forgotten you.  How are you?  I am fine and dandy hope you are the same.  The rest of the folks aren’t so well at the present.  We have had a fine fall of snow the last day or so.  I tell you it looks some what like winter it was so pretty it did look like spring had come. But it is some what changed, have you had much snow your way.  Have you heard from Johnnies folks. Lately we haven’t, how are the children come and see us when you come back in the country. tell Johnnie hello from me.  Write again we always like to hear from you.  With love from (Nora Russell)

Thanks for stopping by.  Do come again:)
From Iggy:
The 1910 US Census  shows Nora living in Mil(l)ville, Grant County, Wisconsin,, age 18 (Born c. 1892 in Wisconsin). She appears in the household of H. George and Maude S. Brown. 

Her parents appear to be Elisha and Rosetta Russell. Also, in 1920, she appears to have married William Burley Hudson (1892 – 1980). Nora E. Hudson died on 3 May 1960. She had at least two children, a Ruth and a William.

9 comments:

  1. I think it's a fantastic card.
    She looks like she's floating.

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  2. Nora Russell is quite pretty - reminds me a lot of my mom's sister.

    The 1910 US Census (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MPVZ-VQ1) shows Nora living in Mil(l)ville, Grant County, Wisconsin,, age 18 (Born c. 1892 in Wisconsin). She appears in the household of H. George and Maude S. Brown. There is another Nora Russell living in Grant County born around the same year - I'm not sure if this is a different person or if Nora was counted twice in the 1920 US Census.

    Her parents appear to be Elisha and Rosetta Russell. Also, in 1920, she appears to have married William Burley Hudson (1892 – 1980). Nora E. Hudson died on 3 May 1960. She had at least two children, a Ruth and a William.

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  3. Nora's son, William C. has an extensive obituary on his Find A Grave page:

    http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=Hudson&GSiman=1&GScnty=3013&GRid=39490710&

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  4. Hooray! Iggy's back. Those look like some promising leads.

    I was wondering if going up the family tree another generation might help determine anything more about the two census listings for Nora--just in case it was two people. I was thinking that "Johnnie" Casler would be the actual cousin, and perhaps his mother the blood relative to one of Nora's parents?

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    1. I wasn't able to determine what the link was between Nora and Mrs. John Casler (who I believe name was Emma) - only that Emma seems to have disappeared when a John D. Casler from Millville, Wisconsin moved to Dunn County, North Dakota (he was a railroad engineer - I suspect this is right one due to his place of birth) sometime before 1920-ish.

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  5. Lovely card. I agree with Maybelline, she looks like she's floating.

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  6. She's very pretty. Interesting to read all the comments.

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  7. Are you in contact with the antique museum in Shevlin. Am looking for a ccc camp picture from the 1930's that had a Charon in it.

    Carol Shepard Bemidji, MN. carolshp@paulbunyan.net

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  8. Hi Carol No I have not been to the museum in Shevlin. Thanks for stopping by. :)

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