Tag Archives: Matter family history

Happy Birthday, America!

I’m finally getting around to posting another postcard on the site. This postcard seemed appropriate to celebrate the Fourth of July! There is no postmark on the back, but it is addressed to Errett Motter and is signed by Russell … Continue reading

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USS Iowa, Battleship Number 4

This month’s postcard features the USS Iowa, the first seagoing battleship.  The USS Iowa was launched on March 28, 1896 and saw a great deal of action during the Spanish-American War. During WWI, the Iowa primarily served as a training … Continue reading

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Phillip and Mattie Hoil

This photograph was taken at Zay’s Studio in Findlay, Ohio.  Unfortunately, there is no date written on the back of the photograph. The back of the photograph reads, “Phillip and Mattie Hoil, Great Aunt and Uncle to John”. I’m unsure … Continue reading

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Nicholas Kimble at the Battle of Chickamauga

This week marks the 150th anniversary of the battles of Chickamauga and Chattanooga, two very important battles of the Civil War which helped to seal the fate of the Confederacy. I had known for years that two of my great-great … Continue reading

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