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Born in Illinois, I grew up in Wilmette, a northern suburb of Chicago. I have one sibling, an older brother. I am married, for the 2nd time now, to Butch & got 4 children in the deal. They have gone on to make me grandmother 25 times over & great-grandmother to over 20!. After many years working in industry, I got my bachelors and masters degrees in speech communication, & was a professor in that field for 13 years. I retired in 2001 & returned to school & got my doctorate in folklore. Now I meld my two interests - folklore & genealogy - & add my teaching background, resulting in my current profession: speaker/author/entertainer of genealogically-related topics. I play many folk instruments, but my preference is guitar, which I have been playing since 1963. I write the "Aunty Jeff" column for the Informer, newsletter of the Jefferson County NY Gen. Soc. I work in partnership with Gena Philibert-Ortega & Sara Cochran as Genealogy Journeys® where we focus on educating folks about Social History. More about that: genaandjean.blogspot.com. More on our podcasts: genjourneys.podbean.com. More about my own projects: Circlemending.org.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Treasure Chest Thursday - 25 February 2010

Clues, Clues, Clues!

A card that was located with the effects of Edward Everett Wilcox.

The opposite side of the card has a list of names (perhaps friends from an evening together?). Those listed lived in the neighborhood of the Wilcox family in Winchester, TN (ca 1870); most located on census records.

Another card - or what's left of it - with a scribbled note, including "Main St." (one of the places the family lived). It appears to be addressed (probably by Edward) to "Papa," but most of the writing it difficult to decipher.
More notes and cards, including a business card for E.E. Wilcox who apparently used the name "Edwin" on a few documents (though he had abandoned that for his legal name, Edward, by the time he moved from Tennessee to Texas).

1 comment:

  1. Very cool! I love old business cards! Thanks for sharing!


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