Friday, July 5, 2013

A Joyous Birthday for Master Wilford Van Fossen, Hillsdale, Michigan, 1916

[No postmark or stamp]

Springfield, Ill May 19, '16

[To] Master Wilford Van Fossen
Hillsdale, Michigan

Dear Wilford;
We wish you a very happy birthday
With love, from
Uncle Arthur & Aunt Jennie


  1. Wilford L Van Fossen (May 19, 1909 in Hillsdale, Michigan - Feb., 1985 in Florida) was the son of George Van Fossen (b. abt. abt 1866) and Elizabeth M Van Fossen nee Densmore (b. abt. 1876).

    Arthur (b. Feb 1877) and Jennie (b. Mar 1879) Van Fossen lived in nearby Somerset, Hillsdale, Michigan. I'm not sure how the "aunt and uncle" ties in - Arthur does not appear to be George's brother.

  2. Hmmm...maybe actually godparents or some other connection.