Good Morning Pluskers!!
For the next few weeks, I'm going to share a story of Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness in my own backyard, in the hopes it inspires a few folks to save those letters, photo's and tidbits and try to find living family who would love to have these things for their own.
The story of Mrs. Rhodene Casey, from New Orleans, starts in a little Antique Store near Pensacola, Florida and spans the years of 1913 through 1934.
I was contacted via my website by a young lady named Monique who stated she had rescued these letters, and as I was in New Orleans, would I be interested in having them, and could I possibly find someone in the family who might want them?
Of course I said yes!! I LOVE finding these types of things, and will willingly make every effort I can to locate someone who may want them.
The first step we did after receiving these letters was to do a search on Ancestry.com and see if we could find Mrs. Rhodene Casey in census records. Lo and behold....there she was! From this I created a family tree for Rhodene.
What is really awesome about doing this, is that I was able to put her life and her family in historical perspective, with all the ups and downs, the births and deaths of family.....the hardships of those who went west and lived through droughts, dust, and more.
I will share her story....and in the end I will reunite these old letters with her family whom I did find!!
Mrs. Johnson....I dedicate this story to you dear lady. May I live to be 87 and STILL have surprises such as this. :)