Notecard – Thanking You For Your Kind Sympathy

It’s been awhile since I’ve posted an item from the postcard and letter collection from the Gray family collection.

GRAY Alex and family from LAWRENCE Mary

Postmarked: January 4, 1929
Addressed: Mr & Mrs Alex Gray, Lula & Erma

Thanking you for your kind sympathy expressed in the beautiful flowers received.
Mrs. Mary Lawrence and children

Mary Lawrence was Mary Malinda Morr Lawrence. This would have been sent after the death of her husband Christian Lawrence on December 19, 1928 in Craig, Missouri.

 

 

Ephemera – 1889 Bank Deposit – Heaton Bank – Craig, Missouri

GRAY Alexander 1889 bank deposit

A bit of ephemera today. Here’s a bank deposit slip showing Alexander Gray deposited $336.75 into Heaton Bank, Craig, Missouri, on June 7, 1889. In today’s funds that is about $8,860.

William Henry Heaton (1840-1920) ran the bank and the deposit slip is signed by his son Edward Heaton.

Postcard – “I wish to thank you for all past favors” 1910

Postmarked: 2 February 1910, San Antonio TX
Addressed to: Alex Gray Craig MO

Feb’y 2 1910
I received my deed
from Heaton Bank, so
all is OK & I wish to
thank you for all past
favors. We are having a
good time but it is
very hot & dry here.
Best wishes to all. I
am yours truly [RA Simon?]

Heaton Bank was in Craig, Missouri. Is it signed R. A. Simon? That is my best guess.

Postcard – “Greetings & Best Wishes”

Postmarked: 23 December [year unknown], Falls City, Nebraska
Addressed to: Mr and Mrs Alex Gray & family, Craig, MO

Greetings &
Best Wishes
Mr & Mrs J. M. DeWald
Faye and Junior

James Monroe DeWald (1852-1929) and his wife Louisa Jane Browning DeWald (1856-1935) are writing to Alexander Gray (1856-1940) and his wife Rose Althea Browning Gray (1854-1938). Rose and Louisa are sisters.

Postcard – “Merry Xmas from Sam & Leah”

Postmarked: 23 December [year unknown], Reserve Kansas
Addressed to: Mr & Mrs Alex Gray, Craig Mo

Merry Xmas
from
Sam & Leah

Samuel B. Stewart (1875-1937) and his wife Leah DeWald Stewart (1881-1968) are writing to Alexander Gray (1856-1940) and his wife Rose Althea Browning Gray (1854-1938).

Leah’s parents are James Monroe DeWald (1852-1929) and Louisa Jane Browning DeWald (1856-1935). Rose and Louisa are sisters, so Leah is Rose’s niece.

Postcard – “Merry Xmas” 1914

Postmarked: 23 December 1914, Reserve Kansas
Addressed to: Mr & Mrs. Alex Gray, Craig Mo

Merry Xmas &
Happy New Year
Sam & Leah

Samuel B. Stewart (1875-1937) and his wife Leah DeWald Stewart (1881-1968) are writing to Alexander Gray (1856-1940) and his wife Rose Althea Browning Gray (1854-1938).

Leah’s parents are James Monroe DeWald (1852-1929) and Louisa Jane Browning DeWald (1856-1935). Rose and Louisa are sisters, so Leah is Rose’s niece.

Postcard – “Wishing you all a Merry Xmas” 1916

Postmarked: 22 December 1916, Reserve Kansas
Addressed to: Mr Alex Gray, Craig Mo

Wishing you all
a Merry Xmas
Sam & Leah

Samuel B. Stewart (1875-1937) and his wife Leah DeWald Stewart (1881-1968) are writing to Alexander Gray (1856-1940), his wife Rose Althea Browning Gray (1854-1938), and their daughters Bernice Erma Gray (1888-1981) and Lula Gray (1881-1973).

Leah’s parents are James Monroe DeWald (1852-1929) and Louisa Jane Browning DeWald (1856-1935). Rose and Louisa are sisters, so Leah is Rose’s niece.