Mystery Monday - Mourning Cards for Amos Heston d. June 31 1890 & Jehiel Annis d. May 7 1896, both of St. Joseph County, Indiana
Recently my husband inherited these 1890's Mourning or Memorial Cards. So far, I haven't figured out why we have them. I thought I'd share them and maybe they'll help someone who has them in their tree.
They are black cardboard with gold lettering, on the back of Amos Heston's card it is written very faintly "Amos Heston died July 31 1890". I have no idea why that differs from the front, but I have a few guesses. Perhaps, the cards were printed incorrectly, the notation on the back is incorrect or maybe they jumped the gun printing them & he lived an extra month. Both men appear to be from St Joseph County, Indiana.
Need research done in New England?
Amylynne (Baker) Murphy