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Lena’s Postcards #26

Appleton, Wisconsin, 23 December 1910, 5:15 PM

Addressed to:
Mr. J.W. Hackleman
R.F.D. #2 Ind.

Dear Grandpa:-
Don’t see much of papa now days. Says I’m in the way at the store will be glad when Santa comes

Willard was the oldest son of Huston Hackleman. Born in 1907, his mother Elizabeth “Bessie” (Miller) Hackleman died soon after his birth.

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Lena’s Postcards #6

Appleton, Wis. June 12 1909 10 A.M.

Addressed to:
Mrs. J.W.Hackleman
R R #2


Dear Folks: – We are expecting Grandma Miller today. J. Jr. wants an automobile (big one), bicycle, and a box of chocolates. I wonder if she’ll bring all of them.

Yours Huston

Huston’s first wife was Elizabeth Irene “Bessie” Miller. They were married on 25 April 1906 in her hometown of McGregor, Clayton County, Iowa. They had one son, Willard Wesley Hackleman, who was born in the spring of 1907. Six months later, in October, Bessie died suddenly while they were visiting family in Iowa. John Carl Hackleman, Huston’s brother, lived with the family in Appleton for many years. In Huston’s postcard, J. Jr. could possibly be his son, Willard, or his brother, John Carl!

Connersville Evening News 1907-10-02 Mrs. Hackleman deadMRS. HACKLEMAN DEAD
Wife of Huston Hackleman Passes
Away at McGregor, Iowa –
News Received, To-day.

J. W. Hackleman, living east of Fairview, received a telegram, from his son, Huston Hackleman, to-day, stating that the latter’s wife had died very suddenly, while on a visit to relatives at McGregor, Iowa. Huston Hackleman, who is a young man, is well known in this city, as well as in his native neighborhood about Fairview. He was married less than two years ago and has lived at Appleton, Wisconsin since that time.

Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Hackleman have gone to McGregor.

“Mrs. Hackleman Dead,” Connersville Evening News (Connersville, Indiana), 2 October 1907, p. 1, col. 3; digital image, Newspaper Archive (http://www.newspaperarchive.com : accessed 11 March 2015).

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