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(Postcards from Arthur:
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Title Front Back Transcription/Comments
Church of Christ, 1910 Postmark:
Arthur June 10 1910 5PM


Addressed to:
Mrs. Addie Langley
Hindsboro
Illinois


Message:
Well I got here all right
Am sleepy now don't know what I will be by morning will be home tomorrow eve

Nell


Addie may have been Martha A. Howrey Langley, wife of William L. Langley. Nell may be Nellie Langley, their daughter.
First Baptist Church, undated Unmailed and undated

Addressed to:
Mae Ellison


Inscription:
Your brother and sister
Walter and Effie Ellison


Walter (b. Sep 1882) was the son of James H. and Harriett Bibb Ellison, of North Okaw Twp., Coles County. Effie was Walter's wife.

No sister named Mae has been found, but a niece, Maggie Bray (b. Jan 1873) lived with the Ellisons in 1900, and may be the 'sister' addressed as Mae.
First Baptist Church, undated Addressed to:
Miss Blanche Ross
Topeka
Ind.


Message:
From,
Mr. Harry Wiand


This is the same photo used on the previous card, but the style of the title suggests that this card may have been published several years later.

Neither the sender nor the receiver have been identified.
First Baptist Church, undated Unmailed and undated. The style of the card suggests that it dates from about 1910 to 1915.

Through either overexposure or age, the roof is obscured, but this is the same building shown on previous cards.
First Baptist Church, 1960's Though undated, this card is probably from the early 1960s: it looks like a mid-century card, and seven-digit telephone numbers, like the one shown on the reverse side, were not introduced in Arthur until after 1960 (as the 1960 plat bears witness: see the number in the lower right corner of the advertisement for Pierson Grain and Supply).

This is clearly not the same church shown in earlier photos of the Baptists' building, but I'm not familiar with the history of the move.
Mennonite Church Unmailed and undated. The style of the card suggests that it dates from about 1910 to 1915.
Methodist Episcopal Church Unmailed and undated. The style of the card suggests that it dates from about 1910 to 1915.