Sunday, December 25, 2016

Christmas 1926


I thought I'd share a Christmas card that belonged to my Great-grandmother.  It was sent to her from her oldest sister in 1926 - 90 years ago.  

"Dear Sister - We are all just fine as this year draws to a close - Ella was still waiting the last she wrote.  I am hoping every day to get good news.  A Merry Xmas  and a Happy New Year to all.  From all of us, Much love Margaret McAdam".

Ellen Florence (Ella) McAdam Caufield 1884-1968
The letter refers to Ella, a younger sister who was pregnant with with her second child. 

Joe Caufield (1926-1998)
That child, Joseph Caufield was born the 17th of December 1926. 

Margaret McAdam (1872-1935)
Margaret McAdam was a school teacher - multiple grades in a one room school house for decades.

Mathew McAdam (ca. 1833-1927)
By 1926 her mother was deceased, but Margaret lived with her father, Mathew McAdam, a native of Scotland... 
Rob McAdam (1882-1937)
and her brother, Rob McAdam on the family farm near Blooming Prairie, MN. 

Janet McAdam Waning (1875-1976)

My great-grandmother Janet McAdam Waning, and Ella both resided in Oregon by 1926. 


Margaret said...

Merry Christmas! Love seeing your family photos. Thanks for sharing the Christmas card from long ago.

Vickie said...

What a great post. See?! Keeping all those many, many things your family has is a GOOD thing! What treasures! Merry Christmas to you all!

Maggee said...

I'm with Vickie!! Of course, being a family genealogist kind of plays into it, too! Hugs!

Ann at Beadlework. said...

Merry Christmas Beth, hope all is well with your family and your furries!

dq said...

fascinating love the family history and that you KNOW it!

Barb said...

What wonderful holiday memories. I hope you and your family had a wonderful Christmas and everyone enjoyed your cookies!!
Back to the wonderful NW tomorrow.

Carol said...

What memories and photos!! You have such good records from your family history...

Frances N said...

I love old family photos!