May 1932: “Emelia Erhardt Putnam”, cleaning the “dam house”, and Marysville baseball

May 20, 1932

Emelia Erhardt1 Putnam flew from Newfoundland to Ireland, 2000 mi. in 14 hrs. + 54 minutes. Col. Chas. Lindberg flew the same route 5 yrs. ago.

May 22, 1932

The Marysville Ball team played today. Christ Schenck, Gordon O’Connell, Clarence Beaver, Joe Color, Ralph Williams, Tom Williams, Herman Ingman, Lester Rudio, Thadius Smygie, Mr. Brown of the St. Louis Mine and Rob O’Connell were umpires. The day was cold & windy, I went home got my heavy coat & a shawl for my feet. There were near 30 cars around the grounds. Marysville 4 – Mont. Power 10. Margie Larson sure was encouraging them all.2

May 27, 1932

Christie did the dishes for me today. My back feels broken.

May 30, 1932

I cried . . . and swore terrible because Frances came up Saturday to take me down for Corpus Christie and Memorial Day but Christie and Albert found all kinds of excuses what I was needed home for. I was not needed home at all . . . I baked and cleaned the dam [sic] house but they both were out. Lincoln and Marysville played ball today.3 Mary’le4 lost.

  1. Correct spelling is “Amelia Earhart” but Mary’s spelling of Amelia’s maiden name is interesting to note because she (Mary) had a cousin by the same last name, but spelled “Erhardt” instead of “Earhart”.
  2. This is a picture of the Marysville baseball team from about the same time period. I labelled the players based on Mary’s handwritten notations at the bottom of the photo. There are two names I was unsure of: the 2nd man from the left and the last man on the right, both in the back row. The players she listed are: Beaver, Murrio?, M. Rudio, Ingman, Smigaj, Cooper?, Colar, Schenck (Mary’s son Christie), T. Williams, Korting, O’Connell, Haley, R. Williams, D. Rudio.
  3. I hope Mary made it to the ballgame that day!!
  4. “Mary’le” is Mary’s abbreviation for Marysville.

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April 14, 1932: 3,000 yards of thread and “fierce foggy cold”

This is a photo of my dad (on the left) and his brother Clayton, circa March 1932.

April 14, 1932

I finished Clayton Raymond Dalin’s1 little bedspread, crocheted about 3,000 [yards of] thread. It’s fierce foggy cold and about 5 inches of snow.

  1. Clayton was about 5 months old at the time, having been born the previous November.

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The Ledbetter Boys

Another wonderful photo from Mary’s collection . . .

Handwriting on the back of the photo identifies the boys as “Mark and Codie Ledbetter”. The photo is dated 1914 and was taken in Neihart, Montana.

Mark and Codie were the sons of Edith and David Ledbetter. Edith was the sister of Mary’s first husband, George Schenk.

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March 18, 1932 – Mary Sullivan’s broken ankle and Christie’s joke

March 18, 1932

Mrs. Mary Sullivan (84 yrs) broke her ankle [March] 1. Christie fooled me this morning. Said Mrs. Hartnelle wanted me.

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