Thursday, November 09, 2006

Thanksgiving 1914, Pughe Family of Longmont CO

The signature on this old card is hard to read, but it was most likely sent by daughter Mary (Drinkwater) to her parents in Longmont Colorado. The card was addressed to Mr. C. E. Pughe, who was most likely Charles E. Pughe of Longmont, and born in Aberystwytb Wales. Mr. and Mrs. Pughe's 7 children included Mrs. Coy Klingler (nee Edna Pughe), Will S, Mary Pugh Drinkwater, Frank Pughe (worked at the Denver Mint), Emma (living at home), George Arthur Pughe (attorney and State Legislator), and Edgar (who died when he was only eight months old). The card mentions Lucile, who was most likely Mary Drinkwater's daughter.

Mr. Pughe was a farmer and also in the mining business as Manager and Director of the Lynn Consolidated Mining Company. He came to America in 1866, shortly before his brother John Pughe, also a mining man. Their father was probably Tudor Pughe of Cardiganshire Wales, and their mother, Mary Morgan Pughe.

I have many old post cards from this family, most sent to Emma D. Pughe. In the history that I've been reading, their names are often spelled Pugh.

Can you hear them speaking ... talking to you from nearly a century ago?

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