Lena’s Postcards #9

Postmark:
None

Addressed:
Mrs. Lena Hackleman
Connersville
Ind.

Message:
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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One 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.”

    Reply

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