Postcard of man, studio photograph
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- Fifty-eight photos and fifty-six photo postcards originally comprised a photo album believed to be owned by Gertie Mikle of Colborne, Ontario. Some of the postcards were cropped, showing partial images. The back of the photo or photo postcard will be included if there is an inscription or any other contextual information. The photographs were removed from the original photo album and the original order of the photographs and the pages is unknown.
Researcher’s genealogical notes about the Gertie (Gertrude) Mikle’s parents and grandparents – “Daniel Mikle (1849-1920) was listed in the Cramahe censuses in 1881, 1901, and 1911. In 1891 and 1893 he was living in Trenton. He died of heart failure in 1920 and is buried in Union Cemetery. At the time of his death he was living on Church Street and the 1911 census placed him more specifically on Reid Lot 119 on the north side of Church Street West, a property he and/or his wife owned from 1883 until sometime after 1921. Daniel Mikle was a labourer in 1881, a blacksmith in 1891, and 1901. The occupation listed in the 1911 census was “odd jobs’. His 1920 death record listed him as an apple picker. Daniel’s wife name was Ellen (ca.1851-?), but I haven’t been able to pin down her maiden name. They appear to have had a single daughter, Gertrude M. (ca.1886-?).” Daniel Mikle parents – “Peter Mikle (1797-1868) was a farmer from Prince Edward County, but several of his children he had with wife Abigail Chase (1812-1888) were…”
A September 2017 search of Cramahe Archives with Gertie Mikle’s name retrieved one mention – on page 8 of the Enterprise of East Northumberland 20 August 1903 noted that “Miss Ethel Clarke of Peterboro, is visiting her cousin Miss Gertie Mikle.”
- Click on the Select arrow for Pages to see the back of this postcard. The Pages box is located at the top of the page.
- No stamp or post marks, but the note reads: "...must be pretty good to you... I don't suppose these old men ... to know whats going on well... to say Gertie I will write some time this week... [note seems to continue on the left side of the postcard] ...llo Gertie how... you now what...you think of this ... gun looks better... I do ha ha got your ... ok Mr. Brintnell...ive to many strings on you Gertie .. what's the use of loving if you can live all the time. [note seems to continue middle of right side] Gertie dont keep this Burn it up and get me out of the Road Can you read this bye bye Gertie."
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Cramahe Township Public Library
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6 King Street West
PO Box 190
Colborne, ON K0K 1S0