1909 Christmas Greeting to Effie Morrison

Sending Christmas greeting cards has been a tradition since the 1840s and Christmas postcards were certainly popular in this area in the early 1900s.

This is another Christmas postcard, postmarked Willshire, Ohio, December 23, 1909. It is addressed to Mrs. Effie Morrison, Willshire, O.

1909 postcard addressed to Effie Morrison, Willshire postmark.

The sender wrote the note on 12-22-1909, from Willshire, O, and wrote:

I wish you all a Merry Xmas and a happy New Year. Lillie R.

The message is short and sweet.

1909 postcard addressed to Effie Morrison, Willshire postmark.

I don’t know who Lillie R. was but there were two Effie Morrisons living in the area, both living in Black Creek Township, Mercer County.

The first was Effie R. (Koontz) Morrison (1869-1959), the daughter of Joel and Anna J. (Frock) Koontz. She married Robert R. Morrison (1870-1933) about 1896 and in 1910 they lived south of Willshire, in Black Creek Township, on Brandt Pike, which likely is now State Route 49. Robert and Effie moved to Celina by 1920. They had no children and are buried in North Grove Cemetery, Celina.

I suspect this postcard was sent to Effie R. since they probably had a Willshire address.

The other Effie, Effie A. (Latimer) Morrison (1871-1945), lived on Rutledge Pike, Black Creek Township, in 1910 and probably had a Rockford address. Effie A. was the daughter of John and Emily (Stevenson/Stephenson) Latimer and married Frank D. Morrison in 1894. Frank D. Morrison (1868-1964) and Robert R. Morrison were brothers, so the two Effies were sisters-in-laws. Effie A. and Frank D. Morrison had four daughters Hattie, Lottie, Bessie, and Mabel. Effie A. (Latimer) Morrison is buried in East Bethel Cemetery, Black Creek Township.

Another nice vintage Christmas postcard.


    • Marian Burk Wood on December 16, 2022 at 1:58 pm
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    Such a pretty, colorful greeting! Enjoyed this post.

    1. Thank you, Marian, and Merry Christmas!

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