Letter:FAWCETT, Joseph Willis to Eugenia Fawcett - 1932-03-22

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From FAWCETT, Joseph Willis (1849 - 1942)
To FAWCETT, Eugenia Gauss (1844 - 1937)
Date: 22 Mar 1932
Family(s) Fawcett
Collection William B. Fawcett collections
From Bill Fawcett's book: Yes

Letter: Joseph Willis Fawcett, 542 Rickett St, Sherman TX to Genie Fawcett, Alexandria VA 22 Mar 1932

542 Rickett St
Sherman, Texas Mch 22-32

Dear Sister Gene

I’m sure you’l be suprised to hear we, wife and I, have moved to this city. We are living with our son, Lee Otis[1], our baby who is 32 yrs. Mother Fawcett could not be satisfied away from him any longer. Two of our boys in Denison, both of them want us too. But we lived with them more than three years and LeOtis was getting home sick for his mother. He has a perminent position here. Do not like Sherman as well as we do Denison. Our church affiliation with and warm friends is a trial for Mary[2] and I to have to leave, and acquire new friends here goes against the grain. But its only 7 mi from the city limits of one of these cities to the limits of the other, with interurbin electric train every hour. And there is a concrete highway too. Our grandson Mervin[3], Dee and Beulah [Fawcett’s] son, came over Sunday and took us to Sunday school at Denison. Our church membership will remain at Denison. Well, next Sunday will be Easter Sunday. All churches are making preparations to celebrate that mos Eventful Day. This winter has bin unusually warm. We scarcely had any ice until March 6. There swooped down on us from the Rockies a blizzard and for five days it was very cold.

This leaves us all well and we all send our love to yourself and Sister Nett[4]. Oh! To all our relatives, when you see Susie[5] or Louis[6], just try and get them on one of them at least to write to Uncle Joe. Kiss our great niece Kitty for me. Did Mary Brown marry and if so did she choose Mr Brown whom I saw when at Rebeka Reeces.

Will close with love

Your Bro. Joe Fawcett

  1. FAWCETT, Leotis (1899 - 1951)
  2. DUNN, Mary Ann (1861 - 1946)
  3. FAWCETT, Mervin Deleno (1907 - 1987)
  4. FAWCETT, Henrietta (1851 - 1937)
  5. FAWCETT, Susan Stabler (1880 - 1955)
  6. FAWCETT, Lewis Hooff (1888 - 1971)


From A History of the Fawcetts and Related Families in America by William Bloys Fawcett. Used by permission of Dr. Fawcett.

This book was first published in 1996 and some of the information is quite dated. If you find errors or want to add updates, contact me, and I will add notes to the page.

Copyright © 1996, 2007 by William Bloys Fawcett, Jr. All rights reserved. No copies may be made of this document through any electronic, photocopying or other means without permission of the author.

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