Attended by Beatrice (Rose) Still and Flora (Hartt) Hazen
|June 14, 1946||Auburndale, Massachusetts|
Owen Still and I
were married and we had a good life together. I got razzed about the
"Bea Still" name. Some one told my husband that it was a good
name for a minister's wife."
138 Hancock St.
Dear Relatives one
Florence and Don Clark, children of my sister Carrie and Richard Syson from Alberta sent a congratulatory telegram for the occasion of the 14th, and they are hoping that they may be able to come with their small daughter (Carole) for the next meeting in 1948.
On the two occasions
in 1946 & 1947, fifty in all of the descendants of our grandparents
Rev. Samuel and Mary Hartt have been present. Uncle Samuel's family
with 26, Aunt Clara's with 12, Uncle Aaron's with 8 and my father Henry's
List of Persons Present
Portion of a letter written by the William Hazens to Caroline Syson and Florence Clark in Stettler, Alberta, Canada
138 Hancock Street
My dear ones:
We of course, knew that Helen Duclos from Edmonton, AB, Can was in Boston at the Bradford Hotel. We had gone in on Thursday to see her and we knew she was going to her Aunt Bertha’s in Lowell to meet her cousin Lillian Williams from Maine. We did not know whether her hopes had been realized or not.
About 11 o’clock in walked these 2 cousins, one Newton’s daughter, Helen Duclos, and the other Luther’s daughter, Lillian Williams. Lillian is a widow and a traveled nurse with headquarters in Baltimore. Her son Gordon was in the past world war and has two or three children. Both of these women are top notch women and did we enjoy them!!! Then 3 cousins came from Melrose, Mae & David Fletcher with Carrie Libby. Sam their brother and his wife Beatrice were unable to come. Also Caroline and Jamie Miskelly, with their small family of four, Sandra, Wayne, Jean and Jimmie Jr were prevented. They came to the reunion in 1946.
Along came Bertha Cheney and sister and brother-in-law Lillian & Arthur Mellen, Bertha brought her 2 daughters Lillian Yeomans, a widow with a small 3 yr old son Walter and Mildred Lunn.
Our ages ranged from 85 to 3 yrs. There were 17 of us, big and little. Oh yes, I am forgetting to tell of Hazel Smith with her husband Harry and their 2 half grown son and daughter, Robert and Doris also arrived. Harry Smith is a Baptist minister while their son Robert sang to us beautifully. Hazel is Lillian and Arthur Mellen’s daughter. Yes, Lillian had another daughter named Myrtle. One that is not married, who also came with them.
Did we ever reminisce! Could you have heard them, I am sure you would have been entertained. Your pictures were passed around and duly admired. How the small Lassie has grown! ( this is me …Carole)
A note came yesterday from John Gordon telling that an accident to his leg delayed him. He says one of his sons, Clifton Beverly has taken a church…………
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