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Lena’s Postcards #73 – Florence (Wiles) Scofield, 1913

[Postmark: December 22, 1913, 5:30 PM, Denver, Colorado]

Address: Mrs. John Hackleman Connersville Indiana RR no 2

A merry Merry Christmas
from one who loves you
Florence Scofield

[Editor’s note: Florence Scofield was the wife of Lena’s brother Sherman Scofield.]

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Lena’s Postcards #48

Postmark:
Denver, Colorado, December 22, 1917, 5:30 PM

Addressed to:
Mrs. John Hackleman
Connersville
Indiana
R.R. no. 2

Message:
12-22-17
Dear Sister Lena & John,
Trust this will find you in the midst of very pleasant Season. Been long time since hearing from any of the Home folks. All here – Leslie, Jessie & Ruth are quite well – Baby is sure some girl – will soon be year old.
All join in love to Both
Sherman

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Lena’s Postcards #32

Postmark:
Denver, Colorado, August 8, 1912, 4:00 AM

Addressed to:
Mrs. John Hackleman
Connersville
Indiana
Rout No 2

Message:
Denver Aug 7 ’12
We had a big flood in Denver but it did not reach us, more than two miles, but the city as well as friends fortunes suffered great loss. Leslie is in Manitou for a week or so vacation before school begins. Sherman  & I are keeping things going in the old nest. Sherman is working & so am I. With the lawn & chickens & c.
With Love
Florence
Had a short visit from Deed.

Salt Lake Tribune - 1912-07-15 Denver Flood

“Denver Flooded by Torrential Rains,” The Salt Lake Tribune (Salt Lake City, Utah), 15 July 1912, p. 1, col. 5; digital image, Chronicling America (http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/ : 5 April 2015).

To read more about the historic Denver flood in 1912:

http://www.coemergency.com/2010/01/historical-colorado-flood-events.html

https://100yearsagotoday.wordpress.com/tag/denver-flood-1912/

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Lena’s Postcards #15

Postmark:
Denver, Colorado, April 4, 1912 4-AM

Addressed to:
Mrs. John Hackleman
Connersville
Indiana
Rural Route No 2

Message:
Denver, April 3, 1912
My Dear Lena
We were glad to have your cards for the birthdays. I think Sherman will write soon, he is busy for the first time in six months and is not feeling well either, has been so bilious all the year, have had a long cold winter is our[?] season/ I think, Leslie is teaching in the High school of his University & is pleased with his work. We are having meeting in the church just now./ with love, Florence


Florence was Lena’s sister-in-law, married to Sherman Scofield. Leslie Wiles Scofield was their only child. He became a history professor at the University of Colorado, and taught there many years. Sherman’s birthday was March 28th. Florence was also born in March, day unknown.

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