Category Archives: Lena’s Postcards

Lena’s Postcards #90 – Francis Hackleman

[Postmark: Ben[ton?], Ind., 14 March 1910, [?] AM]

Address: Mr. J. W. Hackleman, Connersville, Indiana, R.F.D.

Dear Grandpa:—
we wish you a Merry & Happy
Birthday.
Francis

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Lena’s Postcards #89 – Jennie

[Undated Christmas card from Lena’s mysterious friend Jennie]

Transcription:

(front) Your old friend Jennie

(back) Hope you are both
well and will
enjoy your Christmas

[Since the card references “you both” I would assume the card was written before John’s death in 1927.]

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Lena’s postcards #88 – Jen

[Postmark: 5 April 1912, Indianapolis, Indiana, 4 PM]

Address: Mrs. John Hackleman, Connersville, Indiana R.R.

Dear Lena: How are
you? Hope you
both are enjoying
life. Suppose you have staid at home
most of the winter I
have it has been too
cold to go very much
Hope you will have a
pleasant Easter, Jen

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Lena’s Postcards #87 – Louise Wiles

[Postmark: Marion, Ind., 23 December 1915, 2 PM]

Address: Mrs. Lena Hackleman, Connersville, Ind. R.R.

Dear Lena:—
My wish for every
one at this time and also
in the future is health and
happiness, so wish the same
for you and family.
Lovingly
Louise Wiles

Editor’s note: Louise Wiles was Lena’s half neice. Louise’s mother, Cecilia, was Lena’s older half sister.

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Lena’s Postcards #86 – Eugene B. Scofield

[Postmark: Lafayette, Indiana, 29 December 1923, 6 PM]

Address: Mrs. J. H. Hackleman, Fayette St., Connersville, Ind.

12.29.1923
Dear Lena:
We are quite well
and have been busy
getting ready for
winter since Etta’s
return
Much love
Eugene
Written at Lafayette

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Lena’s Postcards #85 – Elizabeth E. Morris

[Postmark: H[?], Kansas, 7 January 1916 [?], 7 PM]

Address: Mrs. John Hackleman, Connersville, Fayette County, Indiana, R.F.D—

As ever your friend
Elizabeth E. Morris

Editor’s note: I believe the postmark to be 1916. The card has a copyright date of 1915. Lena and John did not move from their farm into Connersville until the 1920s, I believe. The postcard is still addressed to the R.F.D.

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Lena’s Postcards #84 – Ida & Estella

[Postmark: Connersville, Indiana, 20 December 1923, 1 PM]

Address: Mr. & Mrs. J.W. Hackleman, Connersville, Ind., Fayette St.

Seasons Greetings
From Ida & Estella

Editor’s note: Ida (Dora) Shortridge was a relation of John Wesley Hackleman’s first wife, Martha Shortridge. Ida was the widow of Sanford Shortridge, Estella was their daughter.

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Lena’s Postcards #83 – India Gordon

[Postmark: Chicago, Illinois, 30 September 1933, 6 PM]

Address: Mrs. Lena Hackleman, Connersville, Ind., Fayette St.

Chicago. Ill,
Sept. 29-33
The Fair is great
and I am enjoying
every day—Many
wonderful exhibits
The weather has been
fine—Yours, India Gordon

Editor’s note: India (Thomas) Gordon was a cousin of Lena’s husband, John W. Hackleman. India’s mother was Francis Hackleman, a daughter of Hawkins Hackleman.

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Lena’s Postcards #82 – Frank & Balzora

[Postmark: Sharpsville, Indiana, 20 Dec 19[??], 8 [?]M – Frank’s wife Laura died in 1918, and Frank died in April 1924 so the postcard was sent for Christmas between the years 1918-1923.]

Address: Mr. & Mrs. J.W. Hackleman, 923 Fayette St., Connersville, Ind.

Brother Frank
joins me in love
& Best wishes
for your health
& happiness
on this, another
Holiday Season
Frank & Zora Scofield
Sharpsville

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Lena’s Postcards #81 – Balzora Scofield

 

[Postmark: Connersville, Indiana, 10 March 1911, 1-PM]

Address: Mrs. J.W. Hackleman, Connersville Ind, R.R. No. 2

My Dear Lena. How are
you these days? I’ve been
real sick since I saw
you. In bed almost
a week with some kind
of sharp pains in liver.
Still under Dr. Spelmans
treatment, but much
better, Hope you will
have a fine Xmas.
Will I see you on Sun[?] 18
With Love—Bal

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