Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Babies and Burglars

Happy events in the early days of August 1922 — William and Mayme (Brand) Fleck have a son (William Jr., their first child), and Ernest and Myrtle (Nelson) Sitzenstock have a daughter (Florence, their third child).

2016-5-17. Sitzenstock and other babies
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Hobart News 10 Aug. 1922.

But two columns over, we see that there's been a lot of burglary going on.

In the last column, the Old Folks at Home business is being taken over by some new folks from out of town. Looking over the 1920 Census, the best candidate I can find for "Mrs. M. Roberts of Hammond" is Margaret Roberts, a widow with two sons, either of whom would have been old enough in 1922 to help her run a business.

Additional Sources:
1930 Census.
♦ "Births." Hobart Gazette 11 Aug. 1922.

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