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Don’t think your Western Kansas cousin a careless sort of a person, but I have so many things to look after on a big farm, that I do not have much time for writing except at times when I am too tired to write or do anything else.
I received the WHITE FAMILY RECORDER and I find it very interesting indeed. I am sending in my subscription.
I am the second child of Candace White Rice and Bissell Pierce Rice, and was born in Washington Co., Neb. Oct. 25, 1866. My husband, David H. Ikenberry was born in Va., Mar. 22, 1861. We were married Oct. 7. 1885 in North Bend, Neb.
We have seven children. The five eldest are married and all live in this vicinity.
Mr. Ikenberry comes of an interesting family. His father, John Ikenberry was born in Va. Jan. 5, 1836. He was an Elder or minister of the Church of Brethren. My husband’s mother is still alive, and spry as a cricket. She was Susan Boitnott and was born in Va. Feb. 16, 1836.
My son Harvey, my daughter Viola and my son Gilford each married grand-children of another minister of the Brethren Church, Elder J. S. Mohler. Of course we are all active members of that church.
After our marriage at North Bend, Neb., we moved to Gove Co., Kans., where we took a homestead in the spring of 1886. In the fall of 1888 we moved back to Dodge Co., Neb., in 1891 to Nuckolls Co., but finally we came back to Gove Co., Kansas, the spring of 1899, where we have since lived. Quinter is the railroad station.
My husband and I have visited Missouri, Illinois and California. Then three years ago, we took an auto trip to Denver, Colorado Springs, Pueblo and the Rocky Mountains in general.
Hoping to see you sometime,
Sincerely Your Cousin
Edith Rice Ikenberry.
Dear Cousin Violet:
It has been my intention not to let the RECORDER become aged before I wrote to tell you how much I like it, but I see quite a bit of time has slipped by.
I can assure you that myself and family are of minor importance and very commonplace, but I am proud of the “ares” and the “has beens” from which we sprung, and am delighted to know I am to find out so much about the “has beens,” from one of the “ares,” yourself.
You surely are accomplishing a great task, and one which will enlighten scores of interested members of the White Family.
Since moving here to Oakland in 1919, from Martinez, Calif., we have been very busy with a restaurant business.
Moving is so much extra work it seems as if we never get caught up.
My husband is William Harrison Robinson and we were married at Bakersfield, Calif. in 1886. We have two daughters both married.
Mr. Robinson is what you might call a natural mechanic.
He has had excellent success with whatever trade he has taken up. He is also a good Veterinary Surgeon.
I am enclosing my subscription to the RECORDER and wish you the greatest of success.
I am sincerely Your Cousin
Caroline Bryant Robinson.
Mrs. Robinson is the daughter of Alma White Bryant.