Monday, October 06, 2014

Funeral Remembrance Card for Roy Pennington died 26 Nov, 1900 age 13 years

Someone mailed this to the PRA Archivist today to be archived at our PRA Archives located at Earlham College. Its a "In Remberance of Roy Pennington died Nov. 26, 1900 age 13 years". The letter with the card said "the card was found with the Ritchey / Ritchie or Tollefsrude families photos. This event occurred in Texas. They were all in Minnesota. It will remain a mystery!" -- it seems possible it could have been "Roy Edwin Pennington born 12 Dec 1887 in TX died 30 Jul 1900 in Grayson Co., TX" but death date is off. I found the tombstone for Roy Edwin and his death date is definately 30 July 1900. I can't figure it out either! Its hard to say with no 1890 census.