Postcard – “we are enjoying fine winter” 1914

Postmarked: Dec 22 1914 Beatrice Nebraska
Addressed to: Mrs. Gray, Craig MO

My dear Mrs. Gray:
We are enjoying fine
winter with the best
of health. Wishing you
a Merry Xmas and a
glad and prosperous
New Year. I am your
friend Mrs. Strough

Sarah Ann Bowers Strough (1849-1937) is writing to Rose Althea Browning Gray (1854-1938.)

Postcard – “Dear friend just a line or to” 1912

Postmarked: 2 April 1912, Linc & Concordia RPO
Addressed to: Mrs. Rose Gray, Craig MO

March 31, 1912 Beatrice Neb.
Dear friend just a line or to how
are you getting along and is Bettie
Strough able to be up we heard
she had a nurse taking care of
her I’m sorry for her and family
Is Gus Peters living yet
We had a spring day yesterday
to day the clouds are very heavy
threatening another snow storm
John is working in a barn takes
care of three horses
we are all well with love
Sarah A Strough and family

Sarah Ann Bowers Strough (1849-1937) was married to John W. Strough (1841-1917.) Bettie Strough is probably Sarah’s sister-in-law Elizabeth Mary Strough (1852-1931), married to John’s brother Abraham Strough (1851-1911).

Gus Peters was still living. Augustus Peters (1839-1914) died Dec. 12, 1914 and is buried in Craig MO.

Postcard – “we are giving her a postcard shower” 1912

Postmarked: 6 April 1912 from Beatrice Nebr
Addressed to: Mrs Rose Gray, Craig MO

Dear Friend
This is to tell you that
Apr 14th is Mrs John
Strough’s birthday, as
we are giving her a
post card shower I thot
you would like to send
her one I know she will
priz one from you. Tell
others of her friends and
Dora Coonley

(Dora Ellen Strough Coonley (1880-1955) was married to John Wesley Coonley (1873-1962) living in Beatrice at this time. She was born in Craig, Missouri.) Mrs. John Strough is her mother, Sarah Ann Bowers Strough (1849-1937), who was also living in Beatrice, Nebraska at the time.