Postcard – “Merry Xmas from Sam & Leah”

GRAY Alex from Sam and Leah Xmas Front

GRAY Alex from Sam and Leah Xmas Back

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

GRAY Alex from Sam and Leah Front

GRAY Alex from Sam and Leah Back

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

GRAY Alex from Sam and Leah Front 1916

GRAY Alex from Sam and Leah Back 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.

Postcard – “We are going to Falls City today” 1909

GRAY Alex from Sam Front

GRAY Alex from Sam Back

Postmarked: 2 May 1909 Reserve KS
Addressed to: Mr. Alex Gray, Craig, MO

Front reads:
We are going to Falls City today.
Fred DeWald got hurt on piece of glass
nearly froze to death. Lula and Leah keep me on wood pile.

Back:
You had better get
that money ready as
I think we can make
the deal this time.
All well & hope this
will find you the same.
Sam

Samuel B. Stewart (1875-1937) is writing to Alexander Gray (1856-1940) who is married to Rose Althea Browning Gray (1854-1938). Sam is married to Leah DeWald Stewart (1881-1968). Leah’s parents are James Monroe DeWald (1852-1929) and Louisa Jane Browning DeWald (1856-1935). Louisa and Rose are sisters.

Frederick DeWald (1883-1944) is Leah’s brother who, along with his parents, live in Falls City, Nebraska.

Lula is Lula Gray (1881-1973), daughter of Alexander and Rose. Lula and Leah are cousins, and Lula must have been visiting the Stewarts at the time this was written.

I suspect Lula met her future husband while visiting her cousin Leah. Sam and Leah lived next to Allen E. Bowersox (1872-1966) and his first wife Cora VanKirk Bowersox (1872-1929) in Reserve, Kansas when this postcard was written. Allen later was divorced from Cora, and married Minnie Rowe Bowersox (1872-1930). He then married Lula Gray sometime between 1930 and 1935.