Tuesday, December 29, 2009

1938 Christmas letter identified.

This Christmas note has been unidentified among my mother's things for years. It appears [Aunt] Helen Melvina [Mellie] Morgan Burt Austin [1870-1952, John Hamilton Morgan's oldest daughter] wrote this Christmas note to her brother-in-law, Percy Harold Rex, in 1938. It is a note of condolence, and Christmas wishes, after the November 12th passing of her sister, Bessie Morgan Rex.

Other people mentioned in this note are Percy Harold and Bessie Morgan Rex's sons Harold and Morgan. Jack [John Clayton] and Gail [Morgan Clayton] are her brother-in-law and sister. Wallace [Burt] is probably Aunt Helen's son. Is Sara a daughter-in-law or daughter? Does anyone know who Georgia is?

From Helen Rex Frazier collection.


  1. Can't help you out with the names. Thanks for sharing the card. Hope you had a Merry Christmas!

  2. Futher information about "Aunt Helen" can be found on this 4-part post about Helen Melvina Morgan. http://ancestralties.blogspot.com/2009/11/john-hamilton-morgan-and-daughter_18.html