Friday, September 14, 2018

Granddaughter of Mrs. S.P. Garner, Lincoln, Kansas, 1900's

The message addressed to Mrs. S.P. Garner reads:
"Me age about 18

Hello Grandma
can you guess
who this is?
Wish I was back thair
to help eat those peaches
Mrs. S.P. Garner in 1939,
age 94. She lived to be 99.
and charries.
Goodbye dear Grandma
ans soon."

Mrs. S.P. Garner, this young woman's grandmother, was born Sarah Permelia Spurgeon in West Virginia, 1845. She married William C. Garner, a Civil War veteran who was also born and raised in West Virginia, in 1869. They moved to Lincoln, Kansas where they lived for many years. They had 7 children: Charles, Viola Irene, Harry, Phoebe, Linley Darwin, William, and John, though I don't believe all of them lived to adulthood.

According to the newspaper article on the right, Mrs. Garner had 13 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild. The young woman in this photo is one of her many granddaughters, though it is unclear which one as she is not identified.

If you know who this girl or her grandmother may be, let us know in the comments!