Ohio State Penitentiary – 1920

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Ohio State Penitentiary, Columbus, Ohio.  21503N.  Pub. by W.S. Harriman, Columbus, Ohio

Post marked Columbus, Ohio.  Jul 6, 1920.  Addressed to Mrs. L. G. [Lee G / Florence Koontz] Weaver, 92 Tireman Ave, Detroit, Mich.

“Dear Sister, Received your letter this morning (Tuesday).  I was the one that told Mama [Phebie Ann Gardner Koontz] for you to stay here nights.  It will be easier for me to have you that way & you know I want you part of the time.  You will like Mrs. Sabin, she is lovely.  Ethel [Koontz Griste]”

Apparently, Grandma Florence was going to visit Great Grandma Koontz in Columbus and Aunt Ethel was arranging for her accommodations.   Since it was July of 1920, Grandma would probably be travelling with her 9 month old daughter, Leila, as well.

Double amusement with the post card of the Ohio State Pen.   Why would anyone have created a post card of it?   And, it is really great to have since, Great Grandpa Koontz learned to cane chairs in that facility. (Not as an inmate, but as a student).

 

 

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Physics Building and Orton Hall, OSU – 1920

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Physics Building and Orton Hall, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio.  21514N.  Pub. by W. S. Harriman, Columbus, Ohio.

Post marked Columbus, Ohio. Jun 28, 1920.  Addressed to Mrs. Lee W. [Florence Koontz] Weaver, 92 Tireman Ave, Detroit, Mich.

“Hey Florence, My fiance with her mother and sister will be in Detroit the last of the week or first of next.  They will call on you some afternoon or they may call you up.  If you can you should see them.  They may not even call but f they do please show your S.I.L. a good time if it is not trouble to you.  I am on my way to school studying analytical geometry in Summer School.  H.K. [Henry Allen Koontz]”

In 1920, Uncle Heine was still in college.  I assume his fiance was his first wife, Helen Reed. They were not married until 1923.  Uncle Heine in an earlier post card made mention that he was pre-med.  His penmanship would have fit right in.   As it turns out, he became a Pharmacist and then a politician.   He served on the Columbus City Council and was one of the Franklin County Commissioners.

 

 

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Rustic Bridge and Mirror Lake, OSU – 1920

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Rustic Bridge and Mirror Lake, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio. 21517N.  Pub. by W. S. Harriman, Columbus, Ohio.

Post marked Columbus, Ohio.  Aug 30, 1920.  Addressed to Mrs. Lee [Florence Koontz] Weaver, 92 Tireman Ave, Detroit, Mich.

“Mary Elizabeth [Griste] was born Sunday A.M.   Heinie [Henry Allen Koontz]”

Mary Elizabeth was the daughter of Florence ‘s and Heinie’s sister, Ethel Koontz Griste.  She was born 29 August 1920.  Elizabeth was the second daughter and third child of Aunt Ethel and Uncle Charles.

 

 

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Post HQ and Hospital, Columbus, O. – 1920

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637 Post Headquarters and Hospital, United States Barracks, Columbus, Ohio.  Published by Haentein Bros., Columbus, Ohio.

Post marked Columbus, Ohio.  Nov 8, 1920.  Addressed to Mrs. L. G. [Lee G. / Florence Koontz] Weaver, 92 Tireman Ave, Detroit, Mich.

“Florence, They said they would exchange the bath robe for a larger one so send it back.  I’ll be glad to exchange it.  Should I get 3 or 4 year old?  That one was a 2 year old.   Ethel [Koontz Griste]”

Apparently, Aunt Ethel, Grandma Florence’s older sister, had sent Leila, Florence’s and Lee’s daughter a bath robe for her birthday (she was one year old the prior October).  Leila must have been a large baby or bath robes ran small since a 2 year was too small for a one year old.

 

 

 

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We boys who shouldered arms … – 1918

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We boys who shouldered arms all hope when we get home again, there’ll be another pair of arms around our shoulders then.  Loyalty Series.  Made in U.S.A.

Post marked Detroit, Mich.  Oct. 1, 1918.  Addressed to Florence Weaver, 1346 W. Broad St., Columbus, Ohio.

“Detroit  Oct 1, 18   Dear Florence, Your letter received yesterday.  I rent your S.C. Friday.  They said it would go at once, so you must sure have M-bug this time.  So, don’t buy any eggs and butter at that price.  That is more than they are here and we can use much this winter.  We will go Dutch with you.  Got a letter from Lee [Weaver] today real surprise that he was in Fort but guess it is best.  Dad [Lemuel Weaver].”

Post card from Great Grandpa Weaver to his daughter-in-law, Florence Koontz Weaver.  This was during the time Grandpa Lee was in the Army in New York.

Interesting set of flags that define the allies in WW I.

 

 

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Court House, Mt Vernon, OH – 1918

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Court House, Mt. Vernon, Ohio.  A-67072.  Published by Frank E. Kirby, Mt. Vernon, Ohio.  Made in U.S.A.

Post marked Columbus, Ohio.  Jun 17, 1918.  Addressed to Mrs. Lee [Florence Koontz] Weaver, 91 Tireman Ave., Detroit, Mich.

“Are you satisfied now with Mother [Phebie Ann Gardner Koontz]?  Heinie [Henry Allen Koontz]”

Well, first of all, the address was 92 Tireman not 91, but it got there.  Not sure what Uncle Heinie was trying to convey to his older sister.  Great Grandmother Koontz had been widowed for 4 years at this time and Uncle Heinie as all of 18 years old and just starting out at Ohio State in the Fall.  Grandma Florence and Grandpa Lee had just married the previous May.

 

 

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Museum of Art, Toledo, OH – 1918

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Museum of Art, Toledo, Ohio.  45673 – Published by Progressive News & Co., Toledo, Ohio.

Post marked Toledo, Ohio.  Jun 14, 1918.  Addressed to Mrs L. G. [Lee G / Florence Koontz] Weaver, 92 Tireman Ave., Detroit, Mich.

“Received your letter this afternoon.  Will look for you Sat.  I heard from Mama [Phebie Ann Gardner Koontz] this morning.  Please don’t expect G. [Charles Gardner Griste] to go with you  as I don’t think daddy [William McKinley Griste] could stand it.  Ethel [Koontz Griste]”

Aunt Ethel (Grandma Florence’s older sister) was letter her know that she was expected to visit the Griste family in Toledo the following weekend.  Nephew, Gardner, almost 4 years old, might have been planned to visit with Grandma and Grandpa (this is 4 years before their first child was born), but Aunt Ethel was letting them know Uncle Charles wasn’t going to let it happen.

 

 

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