This postcard was offered on eBay in November 2003. The inscription on the reverse reads, “Clara Yolinda, Mary Rainwater & Hester Tall Tree. They all work for the Kingsleys in the big house in Warren. Mary is holding King, the owner’s prized spaniel. Aug 2nd, 1909.”
I have no other information about Mary Rainwater. There are towns or counties named Warren in numerous states (see below). If you have any knowledge of a family named Kingsley that lived in Warren in 1909, and was wealthy enough to employ three servants, I would be interested in learning more.
States containing a
— town called Warren: AR, CT, IL, ID, IN, MA, ME, MI, NH, NJ, OH, OR, RI, TX
— county called Warren: GA, IL, IN, IA, KY, MS, MO, NJ, NY, NC, OH, PA, TN, TX
This photo is now in the collection of Susan Chance-Rainwater & R. Steven Rainwater.
© 2018 Susan Chance-Rainwater
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