Friday, January 7, 2011

c. 1914 view of Raymond Goodell house, West Hampden, Maine

Real photo postcard of the West Hampden, Maine, home of Raymond Goodell (1857-1941).

[See another post that features two photographs, likely graduation photographs of Archie John Goodell (1895-1985) and Lyndon O. Goodell (1900-1982) of Hampden, Maine, who were related to Raymond.]

Unused postally but with a March 22, 1914 message on reverse, possibly from Raymond's wife Harriet S.  (Barrows) Goodell (1858-1948), "Hattie", to Theo L. (Jose) Barrows (1869-1953), wife of Hattie's brother George Murch Barrows (1866-1944). They were the parents of Maine Governor Lewis Orin Barrows (1893-1967).  

If you look closely, you will see two people standing in front of the house.  


The Raymond Goodell house, West Hampden, Maine
(as Ray looked, March 22, 1914)
Dear Theo, 
I am glad you are feeling better.  The pain in my foot I think was caused by a corn, I think.  I gave it a good going over and it is all right.  Theo, if Ruth is still there please tell her, Good wants Fred to send him today [?]egg beaters like the one she has.  I hope Chas. will get home without taking cold - the weather is so bad.  I often think what a cosy time you and Ruth are having.  Be careful and get well.   Love????

If you have information to share on the Goodell and Barrows families, please leave a comment for the benefit of other researchers.


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