I've cropped this postcard image so you can see Miss Carrie Harris more clearly. She has written on the back of the card, addressed to Miss Myrtle West, Aurora, Ontario, "Hello My Dear. I received your card was glad to here [sic] from you . How is Auntie? I will write you a letter soon. Good bye from Carrie Harris, St. Louis, Mich." It was postmarked Jan 5 1915, St. Louis, Mich.
I began my search looking specifically in St. Louis, Michigan and didn't find any Carries or Carolines, although there were a few Harris families living there. Widening the search confirms that Carrie Harris is a fairly common name. Unfortunately, Carrie hasn't provided us with many clues in her letter.
Myrtle West, the recipient of the postcard is equally elusive in the censuses. There are a number of Myrtle Wests, none that I can locate in Aurora.
If you have any information to share about Carrie Harris, or Myrtle West, I'd love to hear your comments.
|Reverse of postcard, added Sept 18/12|