A future farmer of America? What did the future hold for this little fellow? Too young to have been in World War I, but he would have been in his early 30s when World War II began.
Anna Thompson was out and about mailing this at 7 AM on November 8, 1909. The message does not indicate her relationship to this boy, but she's certainly hoping it gets a response from Dena and Inez Chestem in Nebraska.
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I cannot decide what this little guys name is. Perhaps someone with a keener eye will decide what it is. I at first thought the name was Myrrle Clarence, but the double "r" seems strange. Any ideas?
Just imagine, in the not so distant future people will not even be able to read the handwriting on the back of this card because they will not have been taught cursive. It's a stupid choice being made by educators.
UPDATE: Thank you AnyJazz!
Myrole Clarence Thompson was born 9 Mar 1908 in Stevens County, Washington to Merville W. Thompson (1881- ) and Anna Isabell (Brutt) Thompson (1883- ). He had a brother Royall A. (1913- ) and a sister Zelma F. (1912- ). The parents were both born in Nebraska hence the card to friends there. I was also able to find Dena J. Chestem but her sister is shown in the 1910 Census to be Daisy. They were living with their father Olea A. Chestem in Decatur, Nebraska. He was born in Norway. In 1910 Dena was 14 and Daisy Inez was 11.