Postcard – The Golden Rule I Learn’d at School – @1911

Postmarked: 22 November (1911?) Gravette, AR
To: Mrs. Rose Gray, Craig MO.

dear Rose, I have
bin looking for a
letter or some of you
to come down how
are you all we are
well having the
finest weather I
ever saw write
me a long letter
with love to
you all

Rose visited Mary and wrote home to her husband here. I have figured out that Mary is Rose’s cousin. Rose is the daughter of Elias William Browning (1829-1910) and Anna Elizabeth Galloway (1834-1893). Mary B. Tolby is the daughter of Elias’ sister Almeda Browning Tolby (1833-1888) and Andrew Jackson Tolby (1833-1890.) Mary was married to Benjamin F. McNiel (1859-unknown.)

Postcard – Dear Husband, August 1912

Postmarked: 15 August 1912 Gravette AR
To: Mr. Alex Gray, Craig Mo Holt County

August 15, 1912
Dear Husband,
This is the first
chance I have
to even write with you
since you was
at Sedalia am
well but this is
a lonesome old place
was over in Ok
lahoma yesterday
like the looks of
the country it is
fine with love to
Rose Gray

Rose Althea Browning Gray was writing from Gravette, Arkansas (Benton County in Northwest Arkansas, about 10 miles from the Oklahoma border) to her husband Alex Gray at home in Craig, Missouri. She is about to turn 58 years old. She was likely visiting her cousin Mary Tolby McNiel.