Wednesday, July 10, 2013

A Lyon Rose for Mrs. Henry Gund, Lincoln, Nebraska, 1911

[Postmarked] Tumwater [WA] Sept 11, 1911

[To] Mrs. Henry Gund
234 So. 27th
Lincoln, Nebraska

Sept. 10th - 11

Thank you very much for the great trouble you have taken in sending the sweater pattern.  The directions are very plain &if I have time I will make it.  Gertrude & I were at Elmas for 3 days last week.  They had the Burning of Rome & other things in the Stadium.  it was grand 60,000 there the first night.  The next it rained & only 15000 went.  I hope you found all well at Fred's.  And so M is going to teach.  Well well!  We had rain yesterday.  France went to Alaska for her vacation.  Had a fine time.  Ethel, Doris & Kathryn went to Switzerland Aug 11 -having a grand time.  Love to all. 

1 comment:

  1. Josephine Gund (b. Oct. 25, 1846 d. Feb. 25, 1925) (Find A Grave 70100834) was married to Henry Gund (b. Oct. 15, 1840 d. Jan. 17, 1924) (Find A Grave 70100833) They are both buried in Wyuka Cemetery, Lincoln, Lancaster County, Nebraska.

    I think the Fred mentioned in the postcard is their son, Charles Frederic Gund (b. Mar. 21, 1874 d. Jun. 20, 1952) and the "M" that was going to teach was their daughter May Ida Gund (b. May 13, 1868 d. Dec. 30, 1951) who is shown in the 1920 US census as a "teacher, public school".

    The real mystery is the sender and the rest of the names!

    I believe Josephine's maiden name was Shottle. She appears to have had a sister named Francis (the one that went to Alaska?)

    Elma is a town in Washington, not far from Tumwater. It has a large county fair ground (Grey's Harbor).