Log Cabin, Palmer Park, Detroit – 1914


Log Cabin, Palmer Park, Detroit, Mich.   1374.  — Palmer Park.   Built on land donated to the City by Ex-Senator Thomas W. Palmer, in 1893, and is situated north of the city at the extreme terminal of the Woodward Ave. car line; is one of the city’s favorite breathing spots. Its center is a log cabin, which is an exact reproduction of the home in which Senator Palmer resided when Detroit was little more than a trading post.  

Post marked Redford, Mich.  May 13, 1914.  Addressed to Mrs. Effie L[ee] Weaver, 92 Tireman Ave., Detroit, Michigan.

“Wednesday,  Dear Aunt, Very glad to hear the good news, hope Uncle Lem [Lemuel Weaver, Effie’s husband] keeps improving.   If Uncle Willie [Lewellyn Lee, Effie’s brother] comes in Sunday, do you want butter and eggs?  Some rain Monday and yesterday.  Aunt Ora [Ora Lee Churches, Effie’s sister] and baby [Ella Madelene Churches] have mumps.  Love to all, Estelle [Wright]”

Then across the top, upside down:  “Grandma [Esther Jenks Lee, Effie’s mother] is getting ready to go to Gleaners at Aunt Myra’s [Hannah Almira Lee Churches, Effie’s sister].   She was not very tired when she came home from your house.”

Estelle got most of the siblings in there!  The only one not mentioned was her mother, Marietta Lee Wright, the fourth sister.   In May of 1914, Esther Jenks Lee would have been approaching her 82nd birthday.

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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