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Bob, Frank and Joanna, Frank Wilkinson, Joanna Stouffer Wilkinson

Letter from Frank to Bob

July 18, 1978

Not sure of the exact year that this letter was written…but I am guessing that it was written to my father (Bob Wilkinson) after we moved from Columbia, SC to Tulsa, OK). I believe this move happened in 1978. We only ended up staying in Tulsa for one year. We moved there so my father could take a job at Acme Brick. Apparently the job wasn’t exactly what my parents expected.

The drawing is by Joanna (my grandmother) of what I am guessing is the house my parents bought in Tulsa, OK.

 

Art, Frank and Joanna, Frank Wilkinson, Joanna Stouffer Wilkinson

Letter and doodle

May 31, 1974
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This is a letter and a doodle my grandfather or grandmother did on the back. No idea when this was done. It would have been some time before my grandmother died in 1982. They had several pear trees in their front yard, which must have been the inspiration for the drawing on the left.

 

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Bob, Joanna Stouffer Wilkinson, Stouffer

Letter to Bob regarding Stauffer Book

September 1, 1955
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Here is a letter written to my Father (Robert “Bob” Wilkinson) regarding a Stauffer family history book he was purchasing from someone in newport news. I assume that he bought this book for his mother (Joanna Stouffer Wilkinson). He was 16 years old when this letter was written. Note: $4.09 in 1955 would be equivalent to¬†$35.67 today (2015). A bit pricey for a used book.

The book is called Records of the Proceedings of the John Stauffer Memorial Association, 1911. The whole book is available online.

 

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Here are several images of the book.

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Looks like this house is now the Newport New Courthouse.

Joanna Stouffer Wilkinson

Letters from Amos K. Stauffer

June 4, 1934
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Two letters written to my Grandmother (Joanna Stouffer Wilkinson) from Amos K. Stauffer. Amos kept very detailed records regarding the Stauffer/Stouffer Genealogy.

 

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Here is what Amos’ house looks like today.