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Wisdom Wednesday: Clara Shrader’s Autograph Album

This entry is part 6 of 8 in the series Clara Shrader's Autograph Book
Clara Shrader Autograph Book, Scan 21. (Click to enlarge.)

Roberts Family (Click for Family Tree)

Some of the autographs in this book have pearls of wisdom from the 1880s, expressions of friendship and love, and/or a hope of remembrance in years to come. It is nice to think of Clara many years later, maybe sitting in a rocking chair on the front porch, as she ages, reading through her autograph album thinking of family, friends, and students who were such an important part of her life in the 1880s.

Scan 21, above:

Dec the 24

Dear friend Clara

the hoop is rounded and has not end so is my love to you my friend

C H R

♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥

Clara Shrader Autograph Book, Scan 22. (Click to enlarge.)

Left:

Clara L Shrader

Right:

Concordia        Apr 12

To Clara

Let our love for each

Other forever endure

And all that we wish

For and hope for be sure

Truly yours

Frank

♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥

Clara Shrader Autograph Book, Scan 23. (Click to enlarge.)

Left:

When on this page you chance to look,

Just think of me and close the book.

Leslie S.

Right:

Dear Teacher

Wishes I have many,

And good ones too;

But the sweetest and best

I give to you.

Your little Friend

Pearl Bonebrake

♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥

Clara Shrader Autograph Book, Scan 24. (Click to enlarge.)

Compliments of M. C. Wagner

Concordia, Kan.

♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥

Clara Shrader Autograph Book, Scan 25. (Click to enlarge.)

Left:

June the 6

May happiness ever be thy lot

Wherever thou may be

And joy and pleasure light the space

That may be home to thee

Mary

Right:

Sept 24 1885

Dear Clara

In this album where are written

Various thoughts from different pens

Causing you to keep in memory

Those regarded as your friend

I this token of my friendship

Leave for you to think of me

When these pages you are turning

And these lines you chance to see

Truly your friend

Ella

♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥

Clara Shrader Autograph Book, Scan 26. (Click to enlarge.)

Left:

Warwick Kans Aug 15 ’89

Now I lay my pen at rest;

But not the heart within my breast.

Yours in Friendship,

Malissa A Lowther

Right:

Dear Teacher Clara

When in some future time

Time these lines you chance to see

Think kindly of the writer who

Will always think of thee

Miss Laura M Noe – Concordia

Cloud Co Kan

♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥

Clara Shrader Autograph Book, Scan 27. (Click to enlarge.)

Left:

Dec 15th 1890

Dear Friend

I would not blot this page, but I would like to make a spot large enough to hold you to the remembrance of a friend.

Your true friend and cousin

Ira E. Plumly

Right:

October the 26 1885

O May you my friend be blest with friends selected from the best May Joy and peace be your lot I only ask forget me not.

Mary J. Shrader

♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥

Clara Shrader Autograph Book, Scan 28. (Click to enlarge.)

Vertical, Left:

Friend Clara:

May the hinges of our friendship never rest.

Matie

Horizontal, Right:

Wolf Creek, Kans

June 2, 1886

To Clara,

“Dear friend, O, never from my heart

Shall time thine image blot

Though dreams of other days depart

Thou shalt not be forgot.”

Matie B.

♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥

Clara Shrader Autograph Book, Scan 29. (Click to enlarge.)

March 27 1884

To Clara

Tis the bold who win the race

Whether for love or gold or name

Tis the true ones always face

Dangers and trials and win a place

A niche in The Temple of fame

Truly Your Friend

Angie Snell

To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die

♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥

Clara Shrader Autograph Book, Scan 30. (Click to enlarge.)

4-1-1884

Dear Clara

Should a cloud ever shadow your way

And find your idols but gilded day

Remember the shadow was given

Lest the sunshine of earth dim the brightness of heaven

Sincerely Yours

Annie

♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥

Clara Shrader Autograph Book, Scan 31. (Click to enlarge.)

Vertical, Left:

Remember the ____

Rick

Horizontal, Right:

August the 17 1885

Clara is your name

Single is your status

Happy be the little man

That makes the alteration

Yours truly,

Lida D___le

♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥

Clara Shrader Autograph Book, Scan 32. (Click to enlarge.)

Concordia Mar 28, 1884

Remember me is all I ask,

But if rememberance be a task, forget me.

Your friend

Mrs. A. A. Chritton

♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥

Clara Shrader Autograph Book, Scan 33. (Click to enlarge.)

Left, Horizontal:

Friend Clara

A long life, and a happy one,

A tall man, and a jolly one

Like – well – you know who!

Laura M.

Feed taffy when ever you can, but always on the last day of school.

Center, Vertical:

Blankets

Right:

 

Concordia Sept 1884

Miss Shrader:

Tis useless to languish on sorrow

And grieve for the Joys that are past

There plenty in store for the morrow

As pleasing & bright as the past.

Yours respectfully

Ella Johnston

♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥

Clara Shrader Autograph Book, Scan 34. (Click to enlarge.)

Miss Clara.

i think of you often

i think of you ever

i think of the happy hours

we have spent together

i remain as ever. D___a

To Clara.

♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥

Clara Shrader Autograph Book, Scan 35. (Click to enlarge.)

Let us then be up and doing

With a heart for everything.

Still achieving, still pursuing

Learn to labor and to wait. (Longfellow)

Your friend,

Clara E. Healy

Concordia July 21, 1884

♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥

Clara Shrader Autograph Book, Scan 36. (Click to enlarge.)

Left:

Concordia Kansas 19th 1908

On this leaf in memory prest

May my name forever rest.

Max Roberts

Right:

As you measure to your neighbor

He will measure back to you.

Truly yours
T. A. Sawhill.

July 22 1884

 

Notes, Sources, and References: 

  1. Again, a special thank you to John Roberts for sharing this sweet book!

 

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Tuesday’s Tip: Posting Clara Shrader’s Autograph Album

This entry is part 5 of 8 in the series Clara Shrader's Autograph Book
Clara Shrader Autograph Book, scan 2. (Click to enlarge.)

Roberts Family (Click for Family Tree)

Tuesday’s Tip: Analyze a process for preserving artifacts and information, then automate repetitive tasks when possible, and group repetitive tasks to increase accuracy and speed.

Clara Shrader’s autograph album has 51 scans plus a word document with transcription. Since the scans were in one pdf, they needed to be converted to an image format, and sized down so that it doesn’t take forever for your blog pages to load. Unfortunately I don’t know how to write a script to automate this process, but that is on my list for one day. In the meantime, in my analysis of how to post these sweet pages, I decided on this process:

  1. Use a screen capture for each image. I opened the pdf, sized my window to show just one image at a time, so I did not get confused about where I was in the process.
  2. On a Mac Command-Shift-4 allowed me to clip just the section I wanted with the double spread of pages. This also converted the image to a png, perfect for using with WordPress for the blog. These images show up on my desktop- you can change the folder, I believe, but that works for me.
  3. I gave the first file a descriptive file name and included the number of the scan:
    Clara Shrader Autograph Book_1_sm.png. I cut and pasted the name, changing the number as appropriate as I clipped each image. I also made sure that the numbers matched the chart with the transcriptions.
  4. The ‘sm’ in the file name is for small, as I knew I would need to reduce the file size. After my desktop was full of images, I clicked each and opened in Preview, then used ‘Tools’ to reduce the size. Make sure to save the file after any such changes!
  5. After all the images on my desktop were reduced, I highlighted them all and pulled into a file folder for Clara’s album that I created right on my desktop. Now the desktop was clean again, and ready for another batch of these images.
  6. Use cut-and-paste for titles, captions, etc. whenever you can. You can always go back and add detail, but it is important to label as you go. I pulled all the images into WordPress, and captioned them each as I went, using cut and paste but changing the number of the image. Now they are all ready for blog posts and writing, or you can keep them in a folder for maybe a report or book- the enjoyable part after the tedious but necessary work and documentation.

OK, now on to the good part: Clara’s sweet album pages for today:

Clara Shrader Autograph Book, Scan 11. (Click to enlarge.)

March {illegible} 1884

Dear Friend

When in some future time,

These lines you chance to see;

Think kindly of the writer,

Who Will always think of thee.

Samuel Bonebrake

♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥

Clara Shrader Autograph Book, Scan 12. (Click to enlarge.)

March 21, 1884

Dear friend Clara,

Remember me when this you see

Though many a mile apart we be.

Yours truly,

L. S. Reeves

♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥

Clara Shrader Autograph Book, Scan 13. (Click to enlarge.)

March 25th 1884

Dear teacher Clara.

Other hearts may love you,

Others Worship at your shrine

But no other heart will love you

With a love so pure as mine.

Miss Laura Noe

Concordia Cloud Kan

♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥

Clara Shrader Autograph Book, Scan 14. (Click to enlarge.)

March The 21 1884

The roses are red and the lilies are blue: honey is sweet

and so are you.

Andrew Noe

Jam town Cloud Co Kns

♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥

Clara Shrader Autograph Book, Scan 15. (Click to enlarge.)

March 21st 1884

Concordia, Cloud County Kansas

To my Clara

I’d twine a wreath my friend for you

A wreath of flowers rare:

Would you accept the simple gift

And ever hold it dear?

ever your friend

Bessie Davis

♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥

Clara Shrader Autograph Book, Scan 16. (Click to enlarge.)

March 21 1884

To Clara dear

On this broad world of action, friends of worth are far and few;

But when one has proved his friendship, cling to him who clings to you.

your friend Bessie

♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥

Clara Shrader Autograph Book, Scan 17. (Click to enlarge.)

Left:

Miss Clara

April the 20th

If you fall from grace,

You’ll be a reck:

If you fall from a ship,

You’ll break your neck;

You may fall from the realm of Heaven above,

But never never fall in love.

Mrs. N. J. Maddox

Right:

April the 25 1884

Dear Teacher:

Remember the writing

Of my hand when I am

In a distant land

And if the grave should

Be my lot Remember me

When I am not.

Ever yours,

Etta ___iley

♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥

Clara Shrader Autograph Book, Scan 18. (Click to enlarge.)

Concordia Mar 3rd 1886

Clara

I care not much for gold as _____,

Give me a _____ here and there,

Some good _____ stock – some note of hand,

Or _____ _____ _____

I only ask that _____ send

A little more than I can spend.

Your cousin, F. L. Bennett

Remember my favorite song and don’t you forget it

Salem {illegible}

♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥

Clara Shrader Autograph Book, Scan 19. (Click to enlarge.)

Concordia Kan. March 27 1884

Lines to my dear friend Clara

Much must be born which it is hard to bear

Much given away which it were sweet to keep

God help us all who need indeed His care

And yet I know the Shepherd loves His sheep.

Truly Your Friend

Carrie Snell

Command me always as a friend.

♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥

Clara Shrader Autograph Book, Scan 20. (Click to enlarge.)

April the 6 1884

Clara

May your life though short be pleasant

As a warm and _____ ray

as a flower that bloomes at morning

And at evening dies away.

F. M. S.

 

 

Notes, Sources, and References: 

  1. Thank you to John Roberts for his labors in scanning and transcribing this sweet autograph book to make it accessible to future generations. If you would like to contact Jon, please use our form through the blog and we will pass it on!

 

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Military Monday: Memorial Day and Edward A. McMurray, Jr.

Edward A. McMurray, Jr., in South Pacific or Australia, c1944.
Edward A. McMurray, Jr., in South Pacific or Australia, c1944.

 

McMurray Family (Click for Family Tree)

Memorial Day in the US is a day that we honor those who have served our country to preserve our freedoms. It was meant to remember our heroes that have fallen in war, and those who were lucky enough to come home, but are no longer with us.

Edward A. McMurray, Jr., is one of the latter. Despite the dangerous places he served, he was one of the lucky ones to come home, and he came home healthy.

We are all blessed to have known his quiet dignity, his honor, and his love of this country.

 

Notes, Sources, and References: 

  1. Family photo, hidden in a basement for many years.

 

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Friday Funny: Spellbinding Entertainment

“Spellbinding entertainment” in Monroe, Iowa. 2 August 1895 “Monroe Mirror,” Vol. 23, No. 40, Page 3, Column 3.

Roberts Family (Click for Family Tree)

Our ancestors Elizabeth Ann Murrell and her husband John Roberts lived in/near Monroe, in Jasper County, Iowa. It has always been a small town, and they made their own entertainment, as people still do in small towns. They were also members of the M. E. (Methodist Episcopal) Church there, so may have been chaperones or otherwise involved in this “sociable” on the church lawn.

Of course, don’t miss the pun. Many of us know an incredibly wonderful man who was born in Jasper County, and who would never miss a chance for a pun… Maybe he came by that ability/terrible trait honestly by growing up in its midst? (Though this ‘sociable’ was way before his time.)

 

 

Notes, Sources, and References: 

  1. Source as above.

 

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Tombstone Tuesday: Alfred and Marths S. (BARRY) PAYNE

Headstone of Alfred and Martha S. (BARRY) PAYNE, Ivanhoe Cemetery, Mundelein, Lake County, Illinois, via Find A Grave with kind permission. (Click to enlarge.)

McMurray Family, Payne Family (Click for Family Tree)

Alfred and Martha Stedman (Barry) Payne had almost 55 years of marriage together before they were parted by the death of Alfred at age 79. Martha survived her husband by about 14 months. She was six years older than Alfred, so was 87 when she passed away.

The couple is buried in Ivanhoe Cemetery, in Mundelein, Lake County, Illinois. Their monument can be found in Section B-East-Lot 21.

 

Notes, Sources, and References: 

  1. Images taken by a very kind Find A Grave photographer. Thank you for allowing us to use them!
  2. Alfred Payne Find A Grave Memorial# 93659548–http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=93659548
  3. Martha Stedman (Barry) Payne Find A Grave Memorial# 93659547– http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=93659547

 

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