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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 #14

West La Fayette, Indiana, January 16, 1912 8 PM

Addressed to:
Mr. & Mrs. J. W. Hackleman

1/16 – 1912 Have just mailed mother a report of our timothy and clover seed which I think is fine: the timothy is 99.57 percent pure seed & clover is almost as good. I expect that we will be kept pretty busy from now on. I suppose it is too cold to have much sport hunting rabbits or has Johnnie got them all. Write yours as ever,

Irvin was Irvin Dora Shortridge, another Shortridge cousin. He was the older brother of Bertha (Shortridge) Rees. “Johnnie” may refer to the Hackleman’s youngest son, John Carl Hackleman.

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Lena’s Postcards #10

HACK1910s Mrs. Bertha Rees


On the surface, this card has little information to determine why it was saved in Lena’s collection. By applying the FAN principle (Family, Associates, Neighbors), it is easy to see how Bertha fits into the story of the postcards. Bertha was born Bertha May Shortridge. She married Justus Rees in 1913. Her parents were Sanford and Ida (Dora) Shortridge. John Wesley Hackleman’s first wife was Martha Shortridge. After a little bit of research, it appears that Bertha and Martha were likely second cousins. The two families lived near one another in Fairview Towship for many years.

The style of artwork and type fonts give an approximate date of the 1920s for this card.

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