Lena’s Postcards #9


Mrs. Lena Hackleman

Dear Aunt Lena,

I am as white headed as you and look older. I have three soldiers left of the war. My Verner is in the “Weleyan College” he has commence – his life work for a Physican. Our Robert S. is teacher. Write. T [-?-] is sick and alone in Akron O.

Lovingly –
Dora R.S.C.

Eudora “Dora” R. (Scofield) Condon was Lena’s niece. She was the daughter of Lena’s older half brother Thaddeus. They were only 6 years apart in age. Lena was born in 1855, and Dora was born in 1861. Dora had six known children with her husband, Osmond J. Condon: Nellie, Rowland, Osmond, Arthur, Robert and Verner. The postcard was likely written after the close of World War I.

Condon, Osmond & Dora - 1900 Census

1920 U.S. census, McLean County, Illinois, population schedule, City of Bloomington, Precinct 27, enumeration district (ED) 117, sheet 4-B, dwelling 98, family 98, O. J. Condon; NARA publication T625, roll 387; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 14 March 2015).

©2015 copyright owned, written and transcribed by Deborah Sweeney
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1 thought on “Lena’s Postcards #9

  1. davidmadison1942

    What I thought was embossing on the back of an earlier card is actually an impression made by the printing on the front.

    Sad message really, “three soldiers left of the war.”


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