Sunday, August 18, 2019

Full Circle 180

This Full Circle began with a comment left on the blog.

Hello, and thank you so much for your kindness in posting these old forgotten photos online for families to find. Yes, this is indeed Robert Bower Eckles, born Apr. 11, 1910 in York, York, NE. and died Jan. 22, 1993 in San Antonio, Bexar County, TX. I am writing on behalf of his daughter, Sarah, who would love to have this photo!
How can we make this happen?

Photo Number 2949 Robert Bowers Eckles

I mailed off the card.  Chloe had lots of information to share. 

Robert Bower Eckles, born 1910 in York, Nebraska, was the son of Dr. & Mrs. Warren Eckles.  (Dr. Eckles was an optician and an Eye, Ear, Nose & Throat Specialist.)
Robert graduated Harvard with magna cum laude honors. He was elected President of the Harvard Debating Council and was member of the Harvard Dramatic Club, the Hasty Pudding club and the Fifty-Four club. He was instrumental in putting the first international college debate over the radio, when Harvard debated Oxford in 1931.
During the summer of his Junior year, he taught modern history at York college in Nebraska.
After graduation, he attended Queen’s College at Oxford  University in England  working towards a PH.D. in history and earned a Doctorate in Philosophy from Harvard.
In 1935, he married Rachel Burhans Miller, teacher at the Bishop Lee Dramatic School in Boston, Massachusetts.
He was hired as head of the department of English history at Stephens College in Missouri, then taught at Culver Military Academy in Indiana and Ohio University, Athens, OH. before accepting a faculty appointment teaching European History and Western Civilization at Purdue University in 1945.
He published several articles, a textbook and two books: ‘The Dean: A Biography of A. A. Potter’ and ‘Purdue Pharmacy: The First Century.’ 
In addition, Robert served as a Fellow in the Royal Historical Society of Great Britain and a chair member of  the American Historical Association's Committee on Microfilming. He took a three year leave of absence from Purdue University to direct the Indiana Historical Society's Natural History Gas Project. He later became the president of the American Microform Academy in Boston, became the co-founder of the Midwest Conference on British History, and served as executive secretary and chair of the Advisory Committee on the Franklin J. Matchette Foundation.
Robert’s daughter, Sarah, remembers that her father was a bon vivant who was full of humor and cheer and could hold court almost anywhere.  He did a spot-on Truman Capote imitation, and had a fabulous sense of humor.  He was absolutely appreciated and adored by his students for all those years he taught.  He had a lust for knowledge, travel, books, brilliant conversation and fine food.  Sarah and her sister, Alison, used to joke that he was like an English country Squire, a refined gentleman and a fabulous host.  They remember him as being very generous and having a great spirit for helping others whenever he could.

Chloe also send some photos.
And a photo of Robert's daughter Sarah
Sarah sent me a lovely Thank you note.  

Dear Connie, Thank you so much for finding my fathers Robert Bower Eckles photo with his little drum!  Your generous gift to me and my friend Chloe is so wonderful  Sincerely Sarah

Full Circle 179

This Full Circle began when Karen left a comment on the blog.

Inez Nelson (Regan) was my mother. She and my father, Eugene Regan 
had 5 kids, Steve, Mare, Mike, Cath and Karen. Everyone’s info was quite correct about
Inez’s parents and date of birth and death. The card was sent to Iver’s Sister, my mother’s aunt.
I couldn’t believe that I stubbled on to this website, it has been a gift that these postcards were saved,
so we can see a part of our family history. By the way, intense guy thought maybe Ralphie may
want the photograph, Ralphie was our dad’s orange tabby cat. Karen

... and sent me an email.

My name is Karen , the youngest of 5 kids of Inez and Gene Regan.
I had responded to your website about the postcard of my mother’s 
baptismal picture. I couldn’t believe that she was on your website, she would
be in shock if she were still here. You mentioned that you could send it and if
you still have it, I would love it! I will pay the postage. I love that you got all
these photos and put them online, and it’s such a shame that others just
clean out their family’s homes and dump family history. I hope I am talking to
the right person. Thanks, Karen

I mailed the postcard.

Photo Number 971  Inez Viola Nelson

Karen sent a lovely card 
Thanks for sending the postcard of my mother from 1917 in her baptismal gown.  I can't believe how new the card looks from over 100 years ago..  Thanks for collecting all these cool cards and starting up such a great website, it means a lot to me to have this postcard in my hand! I threw in a few extra dollars for those who may not have the money to have a card sent to them.  Thanks for such a great service!  Karen

Friday, May 31, 2019

A pause

I must take a pause from the blog.  I will post when I can.  My husband is being evaluated for a Lung Transplant.  I have many loose ends to take care of and find it impossible to keep up with everything on my plate at this time.

If you happen by the blog because I have a photo of your relatives please send me an email captainconnie2001atyahoodotcom I will be checking my email however it may take me some time to get a photo off in the mail.

We are hopeful that my husband will be put on the transplant list after all the testing has been accomplished.  He has a genetic condition called Alpha- 1 Antitrypsin Deficiency that has damaged his lungs, he has just 21 % lung function.  If you know of anyone with breathing problems encourage them to be tested for this deficiency.  Tests are free and the forms can be found here. 


Thursday, May 30, 2019

Photo Number 3279

This is a photo from the antique shop in Pequot Lakes Minnesota.

Hubert  Herbert Hendriks Albert Lea Min Freeborn County
I wrote this on this nite  LH  Oct 29 1918.
Thanks for stopping by.
Update from Jacqi a possibility:
Herbert A Hendrix
BIRTH 12 Jan 1876
DEATH 19 Feb 1955 (aged 79)
Lakewood Cemetery
Albert Lea, Freeborn County, Minnesota, USA

His wife's name was Karen and they had at least one child 

Theodore Roland Hendrix
BIRTH 26 Jun 1913
DEATH 9 Apr 2000 (aged 86)

Pleasant View Memorial Gardens
Burnsville, Dakota County, Minnesota, USA

Monday, May 27, 2019

Photo Number 3278

This is a a photo from the antique shop in Detroit Lakes Minnesota.

Lyle Strelow
Thanks for stopping by.

A possibility from MJM:
Lyle Franklin Strehlow, SR
BIRTH 27 May 1912
DEATH 8 Sep 1989 (aged 77)
Fort Snelling National Cemetery
Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota, USA

Friday, May 24, 2019

Photo Number 3277

This is a snapshot from the antique shop in Royalton Minnesota.

The sign says "not responsible for animal bites." 
This photo was taken in 1961 according to the notation on the back of the photo.
Thanks for stopping by.

Thursday, May 23, 2019

Photo Number 3276

This is a snapshot from the antique shop in Royalton Minnesota.

This is a Fire Tower.  It is an easy one because it has steps....versus fire towers with ladders!  Years ago people were employed by the Forest Service...they would watch for smoke and fires and then report it.
Thanks for stopping by.