Sunday, December 20, 2009

Jay County Courthouse - Portland, IN (1918)

Pictured on this black and white postcard postmarked September 12, 1918 is the Jay County courthouse in Portland, Indiana.

Transcription of the postcard from Portland, Indiana:
Dear Mother & all - This is Thursday morn.  Rec'd your card yesterday.  We had quite a rain last night.  Mary & Mildred were here yesterday she canned six cans of grapes and made quart of jelly.  I have four cans. Guess I will not can any more untill next week.  They will be more ripe.  I haven't washed ____ it has been rainy.  I will be thinking a lot of Vera to-day.  We're all well, From Nora.

The recipient, Mrs. Clarence STUBER, was my maternal grandaunt, Vera Delphene (HALEY) STUBER.  Vera was the daughter of Eli Weldon and Cora Belle (METZNER) HALEY, and the older sister of my grandmother, Ruth Pauline HALEY.  Vera married Clarence Leroy STUBER on February 14, 1915 in Jay County, Indiana. 

The author, Nora, is Vera's sister, Clara Elnora HALEY.  Nora was born October 31, 1900 in Jay County, Indiana.  The Mary mentioned was another sister, Mary Annettie HALEY, born August 23, 1895 in Jay County, Indiana.  Mary was married to Galen H. MILLER on August 23, 1917.  Mildred was their daughter.

This postcard places Vera and Clarence STUBER in Spencerville, Ohio in 1918.  What I do not know is whether or not Vera's parents, Eli Weldon and Cora Belle (METZNER) HALEY were living in Ohio at the time.  From the way the postcard is addressed, it would appear so.  Most records I have show them in Noble Township, Jay County, Indiana, including the 1920 census.

This post was written for A Festival of Postcards, 6th edition.


Evelyn Yvonne Theriault said...

Hello Travis,
Thank you for your entry. It will be part of a little cluster of "white" buildings in the December issue of the Festival of Postcards which will be published in the last week of December.
When I'm through preparing this issue I'll be back for a longer visit to TJL.
Evelyn in Montreal

Evelyn Yvonne Theriault said...

Greetings Travis,
Thanks again for your entry. Once you visit you'll see that quite a few people interpreted the theme using white buildings.
The Festival was published yesterday afternoon here:
and yours is in the "Postcards in the past tense section".
Best of luck with your blogging,
Evelyn in Montreal

P.S. I hope you will copy the Festival url into your post so that people can move back and forth between the Festival and your post.