Watkins Admin Building – 1915


Watkins Administration Building, Winona, Minnesota.  In which are located the general offices of the company.  The finest private administration building in the world.

Post marked Redford, Mich.  Mar 14, 1915.  Addressed to Mrs. Effie Weaver, 92 Tireman, Detroit, Mich.

“Effie, I am going to have the Gleaners next Wed.  Will you come.  We will meet you and take you back if you will let us know what car.

And, if you are downtown, please get me 3 doz. paper napkins just plain ones if you can’t come send them to me please.  Ettie [Marietta Lee Wright, Effie’s sister]

It appears paper napkins were starting to take the place of linen ones in 1915 – one needed to go downtown to get them, but they must have been preferred by Aunt Ettie to having to launder and iron 3 dozen linen ones.

Watkins made a number of household products, spices, and seasonings.   They were also famous for their cookbooks into the late 1940s.

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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