Columbus Hospital for the Insane – 1907


Columbus Hospital for the Insane.  The largest under one roof in the world.   The Series of Columbus Dispatch Post Cards.  Consists of 16 subjects.  A Post Card Coupon cut from The Dispatch gets you one card; 15 Coupons get you the entire series.  No charge.

Post marked Columbus, Ohio, Aug 14, 1907.   Addressed to Mr. Lee Weaver, Tireman Ave., Corner Scotten Ave., Detroit, Michigan.

The entire message is written on the front of the card:  “Aug 14 – 07  Dear Boy,  Essie and Ethel Koontz [Florence Koontz’ older sisters] will be in Detroit the 18 Sunday.  The are going by Boat if you folks can get to the Docs you will see them.  It is an excursion.  C. W. R. [Christiana Weaver Rinehart, Lemuel Weaver’s sister]”

Outside of the interesting claim of having the largest hospital for the insane in Columbus and me being a Michigan native and and UofM graduate, I withhold comment.



About Pat Shaul

Genealogist / Family Historian; Blog started as a record of my Grandfather's post card collection which ran for 15 months. Then, in June, 2017, I changed over to reporting and commenting on notifications from the ANCESTRY app "We're Related" I then started to provide snippets into ancestor biographies on the dates that were significant anniversaries.
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1 Response to Columbus Hospital for the Insane – 1907

  1. Luanne @ TFK says:

    Fascinating to me because I grew up under the shadow of the Kalamazoo State Hospital.


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