Calling card of Rhoda Loantha Hale (1872-1954) of Carleton County, New Brunswick.
This card is one of a large collection of 19th century calling cards from the abutting counties of Carleton County, New Brunswick, and Aroostook County, Maine, with some from Piscataquis County, Maine, perhaps because of the railroad.
Surnames in the collection - some appear multiple times
Exterior of Rhoda's card:
From brief online research, hopefully correct - corrections and additions requested:
Rhoda Loantha Hale (1872-1954) was born 23 April 1872 in Northampton, Carleton County, New Brunswick, the daughter of William Hale (1829-1891) and Esther E. (Tedlie) Hale (1835-1920). The calling cards of Rhoda's brother, Ernest William Hale (1868-1907) and William Hale, possibly her father William Hale, are included in the collection.
Rhoda would marry 3 times:
Rhoda's card has handwriting on the reverse: To Mrs. Davis From Rhoda. Mrs. Davis was presumably a teacher, Sunday School teacher or friend of the family.
The card collection contains cards which belonged to or may have belonged to Rhoda's relatives and/or in-laws, among them:
- Ernest William Hale (1868-1907), Rhoda's brother
- William Hale, perhaps Rhoda's father William Hale (1829-1891)
- Handford Shaw
- Archie A. Hatfield - Archibald Allison Hatfield (1875-1912), 'Archie" - 2 calling cards
- Burrill G. Hatfield - Burrill Gordon Hatfield (1873-1938)
- Mrs. Mary Hatfield - presumably Mary (Johnson) Hatfield (1874-1965), wife of Burrill Gordon Hatfield (1873-1938)
- Willie R. Hatfield - William Roy Hatfield (1877-1945)
- Mrs. G. W. Hatfield - perhaps Emily May (Holmes) Hatfield (1840-1911), wife of George Washington Hatfield (1838-1910)
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