dale/brown family album
Wife of John Brown
Gustaara Augusta Malinda (Gussie) Thompson is the daughter of William Thompson, mother Unknown at this writing, born the 7 May 1886 in the State of Illinois, according to the 1900 Alexander Co., IL census. She was given several names at birth apparently, but all that knew her called her "Gussie." In my vain attempt to research the life of this lady, my Maternal Grandmother, I have found this old, Dime Store Autograph Book, that mom had kept.
The Autograph Book is 3 ˝ X 5 inches. The cover is of a velvet maroon color material.
The worn embossed word on the front cover states "ALBUM"
The pages inside is of mixed colors, tan, canary, blue, green. All of which have turned to a rustic gold color.
Places mentioned are; Thebes, IL, East Cape Girardeau, IL; Wheatland, IL;. Illimo, MO; Malden, MO.
The only problem is that all the entries are written in pencil, and in some cases is hard to decipher. Several person wrote entries into this Autograph Book, my mom, my Aunt, and others yet to be identified. At this time I thought I had better extract the contents so that the statements therein would not be lost forever. I have numbered the pages from 1 to 18, page 18 being the inside back of the back cover. As far as I can tell there are no pages torn out.
ŠPaul and Phyllis Dale 1997-2009