History: Olson Album#1--Mrs. R. J. Hon? (1881)
Contact: Jim Kendall
Annie Olson's Album
Pictured above is a page from an autograph album which once belonged to my great grandmother, Annie Petrie Olson. Annie's family - Adam Petrie, Elizabeth Moore Petrie and children George Walter, Edith and Annie lived in Unity from 1874 until 1888. The book must have been a Christmas gift in Dec., 1879. I counted 71 pages in the album with inscriptions from friends and relatives (1879 - 1889). Each inscription is hand written, usually with name, date and town. Some of the calligraphy is wonderful. In paging through, I see Unity, Thorpe, Brighton, Chippewa Falls, Concord, Stockbridge, Colby, Eau Claire, Neillsville, Oshkosh, Milwaukee, Withee. Most of the entries are from Unity. I eventually hope to provide scans of every page and this one, dated July 30, 1881, was from Mrs. R. J. Hon?, of Unity, WI.
Contact: Steve Roberson
Copying a message received from my mother, Barbara Roberson (nee: Horr) yesterday. The message has a reference to Riley J. Horr, her great-grandfather:
"Hi; Anita and l have had our heads toghther and l have found that Hgy "8o" might be declaired Historical and at this time Bank Head Springs is up for sale. Anita has hopes that it will be declaired a historical site. Here is a bit of fam. history- Granndpa Bert Horr's father, Riley J. Horr served in the Civil War. Riley started and ran one of the lst post officesin Calif. in Tudumne . Anita heard the Horr ranch there is now a museum. A member of the Horr fam. gave the sstate of Calif. Ajumawi Lava Springs State Park. Huell Houser did a CAalif. Road Trip seg. on P>B>S> mentioning the Horr couple who donated the Pk. lt's up by Mt. Shasta. Walter lived with Bert on the B.H. S. in order to"prove" it. Love, Mom"
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