Postcard – “may you be blest with many more happy birthdays”

Postmarked: Not mailed
Addressed to: Mr. Alex Gray, Craig MO, RR No 1 Box

May you be blest
with many
more happy
birthdays from
your old neighbor
A H Showalter
to Alex Gray

Abraham H. Showalter (1872-1944) and his wife Lydia (1874-1920) lived next to Alexander Gray (1856-1940) and Rose Althea Browning Gray (1854-1938) on farms in Craig, Missouri according to the 1910 US Census.

Postcard – “you know we like to butcher together” 1916

Postmarked: 1 Feb 1916 Craig MO
Addressed to: Mr Alex Gray, 11 Street and Euclid, St. Luke Hospital Kansas City

Well Mr Gray hop this will find
you fat and sassy I talk to Erma
this morning all OK Doky Edgar
went to Frank Browning sale to
day Abe is cleaning up Mary orchard
and getting up wood hurry up and
get well and come home and help
us butcher you know we like
to butcher together Naomi wanted
you to have this card so be a
good boy and mind the Dr. from
A. H. Showalter

Abraham H. Showalter (1872-1944) and his wife Lydia (1874-1920) lived next to Alexander Gray (1856-1940) and Rose Althea Browning Gray (1854-1938) on farms in Craig, Missouri according to the 1910 US Census.

Erma is Bernice Erma Gray (1888-1981), daughter of Alex and Rose. Edgar is Franklin Edgar Gray (1878-1971), son of Alex and Rose.

Frank Browning is Rose’s brother, John Francis Browning (1852-1934.)

Abe is the writer’s son Ralph Abraham Showalter (1898-1985.)

Naomi is the writer’s daughter, Edee Naomi Showalter Miller (1909-1986).

Postcard – “hope this will find you feeling fine” 1916

Postmarked: November 1916, Craig MO
Addressed to: Mr. Alex Gray, Ensworth Hospital St. Joseph MO

Dear Old Neighbor
hope this will find you feeling fine
you know you did not come
to see us so when you
get home you will haft to
come take the Beast of
care of your self Abe
got cattle at K. C. Wednesday
I talk to Maud nearly a
hour last eve from Mr and
Mrs A. H. Showalter to Alex Gray

Abraham H. Showalter (1872-1944) and his wife Lydia (1874-1920) lived next to Alexander Gray (1856-1940) and Rose Althea Browning Gray (1854-1938) on farms in Craig, Missouri according to the 1910 US Census. Not far away is Maude Amy Davis Gray (1877-1972) married to Alex and Rose’s son Franklin Edgar Gray (1878-1971.)

Ensworth Medical College and Hospital was located at 7th and Jules in St. Joseph, Missouri.