Tag Archives: Sharpsville

Lena’s Postcard #96 – Balzora Scofield

[Postmark: Sharpsville, Ind, 5 August [1912]]

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

Sharpsville, Ind. Aug 4.12
My Dear Lena:—
It seems a long time since I
heard from you. I recently rec’d
from Clara, one of your PL pictures.
I am good. Laura & Frank enjoyed
seeing it as I did. Asked all
about you & Mr. H— They are in
average good health—Tho.—Frank
is not strong. Looks pale & thin, like
Sister Linda. Celia was here for
short visit in June—More like Celia,
[?] since before Mart’s death. Not
[?] Tell me how you & Ella are
in health. With love, Bal.

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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 #80 – Balzora Scofield

[Postmark: Sharpsville, Indiana, 1 February 1917, 8 PM]

Address: Mrs. J.W. Hackleman, R. Route 2.—, Connersville, Indiana

2-1-’17
Dear Sister. We were
greatly pleased by your
gifts X’mas & my B.D.
card. Laura has been
in wretched health, keeping
our attention here, but I
think of you all—& am so
glad to hear. Frank looks
young for his years—but is
not strong. Failing—He
& Laura send Love—as
does your Loving Sister
Bal.

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Lena’s Postcards #79 – Balzora Scofield

[Postmark: Sharpsville, Indiana, 7 April 1917, 12 M]

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

With love—
and hopes that
all is well with
you. As usual
here—Bal

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Lena’s Postcards #78 – Balzora

[Postmark: Sharpsville, Indiana, 1[1?] January 1918, 12:00—Lena’s birthday was January 12th]

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

Dear Sister—Many thanks
for your good letter—I heard
from Mame Gilchrist—Mrs. Huston
Mollie E, Ella’s girls—Allie
Wherrett & others. Christmas. It
was a great joy—Frank K. made
us a short visit—on Tues.—I was
glad their farm sold so well,
$245—so per acre—Bertha has
taken the farm she is on for another
yr.—Lara & Frank send love.
They are going old & so am
I. Times are hard with us—
but we get enough coal. Do
write again—with love—Bal.

[Editor’s note: Frank was one of Lena and Balzora’s older half brothers. Frank Kerschner was their nephew, son of their sister Ella. Bertha was one of Ella’s daughters. Balzora lived in Sharpsville with Frank and his wife, Laura, for many years.]

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Lena’s Postcards #53

Postmark:
Sharpsville, Indiana, 20 June 1921, 3 PM

Addressed to:
Mrs. J.W. Hackleman
923 Fayette St.
Connersville
Ind.

Message:
Dear Lena:
Am just getting up from worst illness I’ve had in years. 2 week critically ill, now creep about house when not laying down – Still taking my medicine – glad to have your letter. Frank is about [?]ke Mr. H. with Love
Bal.


John and Lena Hackleman lived at 923 Fayette Street in Connersville for several years. In 1935, there was a fire in the house. I do not know if the house was salvageable. Regardless, the street is no longer residential as the photograph from Google street view shows.

923 Fayette Street

Image courtesy of Google street view.

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Lena’s Postcards #49

Postmark:
Sharpsville, Indiana, December 24, 1917

Addressed to:
Mrs. J.W. Hackleman
R. Route 2
Connersville
Ind.

Message:
Dear Sister Lena, We have looked to hear from you for months. Maybe it’s as hard for you to write as for me. Life is hard these days and all three growing old & in poor health. Would be glad very glad to hear from you. We join in sending love & Christmas wishes –
Lovingly Bal

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