Hello - this auction was featured on one
of my newsletters. Perhaps you could post it so that the family could
Indiana Hoosier in Ohio
1906-1921 PRESTON Family Letters, cards, photo
Item # 2159384685; Seller: pretzeldough
Auction ends: Feb-19-03 15:00:03 PST
Letters, greeting cards, and photographs from the PRESTON family from 1906 to 1921. There is a 1906 letter to Mrs. Agnes PRESTON, Kendallville, Indiana, from the Michigan Soldiers' Home about articles belonging to Mr. PRESTON; letter to Mrs. R. E. PRESTON in Kendallville, Indiana from mother to her children dated 1907, and another from 1909; 1909 letter to Mr. R. E. PRESTON, Butler, Indiana, addressed to "My Dear One" and signed "your true wife, Agnes"; letter to Thomas PRESTON 1918 "Dear Cousin" and signed Jeanette OLMSTEAD; 1918 letter "My Dear Mr. PRESTON" signed "I remain as ever Irene EDDINGER"; a poem handwritten titled "The Blind Orphant"; Christmas cards to Thomas PRESTON, Kendallville, Indiana; Mr. and Mrs. Earl PRESTON, Butler, Indiana; Mr. and Mrs. R. E. PRESTON, Kendallville, Indiana; and a 1916 postcard to Mrs. PRESTON from a church. Also, there are: an old photo of a man in a rocking chair on a porch marked on back "H. Thomas SMITH"; an invitation for 1921 commencement at Crawfordsville High School; four 1919 letters from Germany that have the censor mark and are from Private H. C. PRESTON to T. W. PRESTON, 122 E. Wayne Street, Kendallville, Indiana (from son to father); Mayen, Germany 1919 letter to "My dear Sister and all" signed "I remain as ever your loving brother"; business envelope with 1919 letter from Pifer's Elec. Supply to Mr. R. E. PRESTON, Kendallville, Indiana, about matters of account; old newspaper clipping announcing "a number of loyal Americans assembled at the home of Mr. and Mrs. R. E. PRESTON in Harris Street Tuesday evening and gave them a farewell surprise. They came with well filled baskets and a royal good time was had. Mr. and Mrs. PRESTON were presented with a silver meat fork as a token of esteem and friendship. They will be greatly missed by their many friends who wish them success in their new business at Butler"; a picture postcard of a castle in Mayen and written on it is "Castle in town of Mayen where we are billeted."