Thursday, February 14, 2008

Miss Ollie’s Whimsical Valentine: 1912

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Eighteen year old Ollie Gregory of Itawamba County received this valentine from a young boyfriend who lived on a nearby farm for Valentines Day 1912. This whimsical valentine, when turned upside down, gave the rest of the message.

Ollie Gregory was the daughter of Hugh (born March 17, 1858 in Itawamba County, son of Hugh and Nancy Turner Gregory) and Eliza Comer Gregory (born August 24, 1863, the daughter of Simpson and Nancy Baldwin Comer). The Comer and Gregory families came to Itawamba County from the Goshen Hill area of Union County, South Carolina.

Miss Ollie never married and lived on the Gregory family farm north of Walton Cemetery west of the Tombigbee River her entire life.

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