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Friday, December 16, 2011

My Widow's Pension Please

This 1923 signature is from a Kentucky widow applying for her Confederate Widow's pension.

13 comments:

  1. Frannie/Fannie Burgess

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  2. Looks like Fannie Burgess to me.

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  3. Fannie Burgess. The pen slipped as the F was being crossed. The other R is unlike it - and Fannie is a common name.

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  4. I'm going with "Fannie Burgess."

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  5. Fannie Burgess.....Anne is right re the letters.

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  6. Fannie Burgess __ In the 1920s, Fannie would have been taught the American school system of cursive handwriting called the "Palmer Method" in which the F has an ending downward stroke after the cross bar. This helps distinguish it from the T. __ See example: http://www.iampeth.com/lesson/practical_penmanship/Taylor_exemplar.jpg

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