Saturday, April 19, 2014

A Happy Easter To You

April 8, 1909
 The Manse, Youngstown, NY

Dear Dorothy: - Many thanks for the photo card that came a long time ago.
  With best wishes to you all from the Geddes Family 
+ love from Ernestine

Wishing you a happy and blessed Easter and many enjoyable springtime projects.

NOTE: as best I can find here is a recent photo of The Manse
605 Center Street. Built in 1870 by William Parkinson to be used as a manse for the First Presbyterian Church. It was once surrounded by large elm trees until the 1950s blight. It is a private residence today. A porch was added in 2005.

The Manse was actually in nearby Lewiston, NY

The April 24, 1909 issue of The Youngstown Times  has this one brief sentence:
The Ladies Aid society of the Presbyterian church met Wednesday afternoon with Mrs. D. M. Geddes at the manse.

a bit more about Ernestine in this July 31, 1909 issue (toward the end) and closer to the top are notes about the text for morning and evening service.  Interesting to look back at 1909.