Venice Etta Thayer Steward

I never knew a lady whose name was Venice.

Venice Etta Thayer front Venice Etta Thayer PC back

Venice Etta Thayer (1895-1978) was the daughter of Herman Thayer (1865-1945) and Clara A. Thompson (1870-1948). Charles Herman Thayer (1903-1997) was her brother.

Venice married Fremont Phiness Steward (1895-1982) in 1915 and they apparently had one child, Doctor Edith Etta Steward (1927-2008) who died in CA.

Here is a photograph of the Thayer family tombstone in Whitefield Cemetery, Whitefield, ME:


I picked up this postcard at Strawberry Fields off The Avenue in Hampden, Baltimore, in late 2015. It was apparently never mailed.

There were five other postcards in the box which Venice had received from others. The most interesting of those was this one depicting the brand new Waterville Senior High School which was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2010. Venice’s unnamed correspondent marked a window with an “X” where she had place a banner.

To Venice back To Venice front

These postcards were in a box with a bunch of stuff associated with a Baltimore area family and I have not yet discovered the connection between that family and the Thayer family of ME. Perhaps there is no connection and they were mixed in with that bunch by fate. As I work through the box perhaps a connection will be revealed.


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