|Photo credit Fred Mecoy. Modified by Alice Keesey Mecoy|
Wednesday, September 3, 2014
Monday, September 1, 2014
In 1863, Annie Brown, daughter of John Brown, attended the Fort Edwards Institute in Fort Edwards, NY. Friends and supporters of John Brown supplied the funds that allowed Annie and her younger sister, Sarah, to continue their educations after Brown's execution.
Annie's autograph book, which is like a handmade yearbook, has been passed down through our family and is now my sister's most prized possession.
This spread from the book appears to be signed by a brother and sister who attended Fort Edwards Institute with Annie.
Transcription of left hand page: Transcription of right hand page:
Yours Tremendously Allow me to remain yours very truly
S. A. Knapp Maria H Knapp
F. E. I.
I have not been able to find any further information on the siblings.
Sunday, August 31, 2014
Newspaper article from the Humboldt Standard, Friday, July 10, 1959, Page 11
My Great Aunt Georgia and my Grandmother Beatrice were the hostesses for a baby shower that was held for my mother (and ME!) 3 months before my birth. My elder sister, Jane, assisted with the decorations and refreshments.
Most of the attendees are relatives and people that that I have heard stories about my whole life.