Dear Grandma–I Hope You Can See Us

Unidentified family photograph on reverse of postcard (addressed, but not mailed) to Mrs. C. L. Johnston, Warsaw, Illinois.. Children identified as: Glenn 19, Donald 12, Allen 5–Ebay.com item 152784807103, 22 November 2017.

These people are a mystery other than the fact the children’s grandmother apparently lived for a time in Warsaw, Illinois.

I don’t know who they are but their images appear on the reverse of an undated and unmailed postcard addressed to Mrs. C. L. Johnston, Warsaw, Illinois. The reverse of the card includes the a short note in very legible handwriting:

Dear Grandma, I wonder if you will know any of these. I hope you can see them. Glenn 19, Donald 12, Allen 5.

That’s it. I rescued the item today on Ebay. They are probably not relatives of mine. For some reason I decided to save it and hopefully find out who the individuals are in the picture.

There is no date on the card and I’m hoping to get better pictures once it arrives.

A few quick thoughts about searching for these people:

  • Mrs. C. L. Johnston may have lived in Warsaw a short time.
  • Since initials are used it is difficult to say if Grandma’s husband is dead or alive.
  • My searches need to start in the Warsaw area for “Mrs. C. L. Johnston.”

Stay tuned.

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4 thoughts on “Dear Grandma–I Hope You Can See Us

  1. Lori Dahlquist says:

    I took a quick look at the 1900 census. There is a C Emily Johnston living in Warsaw township, Illinois. Widowed. Age 71. 5 children. 4 living. One daughter living with her, age 41. This might be a match for your postcard. Good luck.

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