I purchased the subject RPPC (Real Photo Postcard) (not postally used) depicting a young woman, with the date "1912" written on the front and bearing the following message on the back:
"Arcata, Cal. 12-22-12' With the very best of all good wishes for a Happy, happy New Year, Your friend Evelyn V. Hubbard."
The postcard is addressed to:
"Ernest A. Gilmore Hope, N. Dak."
There was an Evelyn V. Hubbard residing in Humboldt Co., CA at this time, butshe is much too young to be the woman in the photo; possibly Evelyn's mother is the one depicted composed the message as if her young daughter had written it.Evelyn V. Hubbard, born 18 Dec 1905 in CA, died 21 Apr 1982 in Humboldt Co., CA, was the daughter of Lewis Hubbard, born about 1857 in OH, and Martha F. "Mattie" Drake, born about 1882 in MI.The family is listed in the 1910 Census data for Eureka (resided at 2156 Pine Street), Humboldt Co., CA; the 1920 Census data for Arcata (resided at 490 9th Street), Humboldt Co., CA; the 1930 Census data for Arcata (resided on D Street), Humboldt Co., CA; and the 1940 Census data for Arcata (resided at 634 14th Street), Humboldt Co., CA. On 12 Feb 1961, in Humboldt Co., CA, Evelyn married Alphonso E. Pedrotti (1897-1980).
Based on census data and information appearing in Evelyn's death record, Evelyn's mother was Martha Freeman "Mattie" Drake, born 30 Mar 1882 in Flint, Genesee Co., MI, died 1965 in CA, the daughter of Stewart Webster Drake (1845-1900) and Sarah C. MacKey (1844-1911).