March 4, 2015

Download Available – The Home Friend Publication 1909 – Kansas City, MO

1909 Home friend cover

 

The Story Of  How We Came To Have The Home Friend Publication

In the late 1980’s we were living in an old farm house here in Port Orchard, Washington. During a remodeling project where we were intending to take out a wall between two rooms, one side of the wall was removed, and much to our surprise in between the studs was an old “”magazine” called The Home Friend from 1909. Many times people would leave a time capsule of sorts by putting things in walls when a house was finished.

The pages were in fairly good shape, but there was some wear that most likely came from going through the mail in that era. It was addressed to a home in the Waterman area, which I believe that the same home we were living in at that time. The house had been moved, but the publication had remained in the wall. The Home Friend was published in Kansas City, Missouri and touted itself as the “largest publication in the Southwest”.

A few years ago I took the publication to have it copied and put on a disk for posterity. It’s taken me a while to get it so it can be available to the public, but it is now available for download in PDF format here on my blog page. It is thirty-two pages in size and even though the original was on over-sized paper it has been saved very well in the PDF format so that you can see every word and image. I think you will be pleasantly surprised by the contents, although since it is a one-of-a-kind download it must be shared “as is” with with some stories that are serials that leave the reader wondering what happened.  There is even an old advertisement for an Edison product.

*UPDATE*

Table of Contents

Page 1 – Edwin Waskow – cover artist

Page 2 – Looking Forward

Page 3 – Montague Vernley’s Restitution – Joseph F Novak

Page 4 – Montague Vernley’s Restitution (continued)

Page 5 – Jean McElmon’s Ambition – Mrs F M Coates

Page 6 – In the Gray Dawn – Edith Allen Jordan

Page 7 – The Stage of Fate – Kentieth Irrington

Page 8 – The Poultry Yard

Page 9 – The Dream At Sea – John Gray

Page 10 – Mrs Russell’s “Spells” – Mrs Jennie Brown

Page 11 – Hints For The Home (Maude Tinson mentioned)

Page 12 – The Stage of Fate (continued from page 7)

Page 13 – Montague Vernley’s Restitution (cont.) Don’t Slave at the Washtub

Page 14 – Astrology and Character – Henry Brundage

Page 15 – On Board The Mary Ethel

Page 16 – A Drama of the Sea – An Unusual Divorce Case

Page 17 – The Labor of Love – In War Times – When the Clouds Lower – A Rainy Day Game

Page 18 – Dress and Fancy Work – Harriet Seymour

Page 19 – Magnetic Shields Cure Disease – Thacher Magnetic Shield Company

Page 20 – Montague Vernley’s Restitution (cont.)

Page 21 – Jones Brother’s Mercantile Company

Page 22 – Cooking For One – G J Partelow

Page 23 – Dining Room and Kitchen

Page 24 – The Dream at Sea – (continued from pg 9)

Page 25  – Stop! Kidney Cure – Dr T Frank Lynott

Page 26 – The Dream at Sea (cont)

Page 27 – The Washington’s Birthday Lessons – Fannie Emmis

Page 28 – Birds – Plants and Flowers – Flowers – Mrs G O Wilhelme

Page 29 – Home Social Circle

Page 30 – Wit and Wisdom

Page 31 – In the Gray Dawn (end)

Page 32 – Edison Phonograph

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Blaine Manufacturing Company

D J Lane

Dr Rainy Medicine Company

E O Koch – Trusight Spectacle Company

Ella Bartlett Simmons

F A Miller

Great Eastern Coffee and Tea Company

Hagood Manufacturing Company

Harris-Goar Company

John Simpson Company

King Manufacturing Company

Rothschild and Company – Meister Piano

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Sears Roebuck and Company

Simplex School of Music

Sowest Importing Company

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W R Miller

Wilbur Stock Food Company

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Chicago, IL

Kansas City, MO

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1909 Home friend cover

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Honoring Dorie Miller – A True American Hero

 

"Above and beyond the call of duty" ...

 

 

Today, December 7, 2012 is the 71st Anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor. As we remember those who we lost that day, we also remember the heroes who made a difference. One of them was Dorie Miller. I hope you will click this link to Angela Walton-Raji’s blog post and read about this wonderful man.  Remembering Dorie Miller, An American Hero.

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James Breedlove – Survivor of 1952 Crash at Fairchild AFB Washington

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I think it might have been Pat Richley-Erickson of Dear MYRTLE fame who commented this week that it’s a good idea to check all local sources for historical documentation on a family line. As I was looking at HistoryLink.org today I decided to do just that and perform a search for one of my surnames that might show up in one of their articles. While I didn’t find a close direct relative to me in the story, I did find a Washington event that included a Breedlove.You just never know…!

The article is entitled U.S. Air Force B-36 Peacemaker crashes at Fairchild Air Force Base, killing 15 airmen and injuring two others on April 15, 1952.  In the list of two survivors was James Breedlove, Airman Second Class, Donora, Pennsylvania.  The other was Walter L. Campbell, Master Sergeant, Chetek, Wisconsin.

Source: HistoryLink.org Essay 9478

 

 

Death On The Tracks: 1903 Bordeaux Washington

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Death On The Tracks: 1903 Bordeaux WA

It was an unseasonably warm spring day in April. Blanch Philby, a mother of two toddlers was on her way to the mill to meet her husband Charles who had just been paid that day. She intended to get his paycheck and then go on to the company store where she planned on buying some things for her baby that was soon to be due.

As was most of the homes in the town, Blanch’s house was perched on the hillside making it necessary for her to go down a flight of wooden steps, cross the railroad tracks and then on to the mill.

She got as far as the tracks when she was distracted by a yell from her friend who wanted her to pick up something at the store for her. “A lone engine operated by a fireman blasted around the bend from behind her.”

Glen Whipple had the sorrowful task of picking up what was left of Charles Philby’s wife and unborn child. [Source: The Tacoma News Tribune and Sunday Ledger – 05 October 1969; from an original story for the Tribune by Jeanne D. (Mrs. W. Ken) Adams, an Olympia, WA area freelance writer.]

As you can imagine, a mill town was a very noisy place to live with big saws running, men shouting, railroad engines and other vehicles all in operation at the same time.

Looking at the 1900 Federal Census District #224 for Littlerock, Thurston, WA we find “Charley” age 25, and Blanch, age 15, Philby (no children) residing in their own home. A few residences away is another Philby family, but there is no way to tell if this is a family connection. The head of household in that family was Amos Philby, age 55, so it’s possible he is the father of Charles/Charley Philby. In 1900 Charley was working as a “timber faller” for a logging company. [Source: Ancestry.com]

Further research in the Washington State Archives Digital Records resulted in a different date for Blanch’s death: 1903. Her grave is in the Odd Fellows Cemetery, Thurston (Tumwater, WA). FindAGrave lists her memorial as Memorial# 38299156 and her date of death is also 1903 there as well.

 

© Carol Yates Wilkerson 2012