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Grandma Letitia's 
Personal "Things"

By Sharon Jo (Sheldon) Kern
Also see
"My Grandmother, Letitia (Harbaugh) Stoner"

This page features images of everyday objects belonging to Nathan C. and Letitia (Harbaugh) Stoner of Connellsville, PA; Sistersville, WV; and Robinson, IL, lovingly preserved and photographed by their granddaughter, Sharon (Sheldon) Kern.

Above: memento dishware, including a dish in the shape of West Virginia, and inscribed "Sistersville, West Virginia."

 

Above left: Waldorf Astoria ice cream dish, a gift of sister in law Lula Stoner, and a celery dish wedding present from the bride's parents, David and Mary Magdalene (Whipkey) Harbaugh. Right: advertising thimbles and a pin cushion. 

 

Above left: an art-style chocolate tin, inscribed St. Louis and Boston. Right: the old Stoner family Bible.

 

Above left: Letitia's mirror, buttonhook and crescent pin. Right: her marriage certificate, grade school certificates and autograph book

 

Above left: a magnifying glass and paperweight inscribed by Isaac F. Stoner. Right: Letitia's cane used after her stroke.

   

Above left: a coin bank belonging to daughter Hazel Stoner, who died of pneumonia at age 4. Center: pitcher from a 1907 fair, a gift from sister in law Lulu Stoner. Right: dishwashing pans.

   

Above, left: chair made by Nathan Stoner while in Sistersville, WV. Center: cigar band pillowcase fashioned by Letitia's mother in law, Catherine (Shaw) Stoner. Right: Letitia's iron cooking pot.

Copyright 2004 Sharon (Sheldon) Kern. Published with permission.