Hi again, I sent you a message some time back and don't know if you received it or if this is still a good address for you.
My great grandparents on my paternal side were James Franklin Pierce and Ida May (SILVUS) SPEAKER. If you would be willing to share your news articles written by Ida May I would be very appreciative. My father used to tell stories about his grandparents and their general store and I have a recipe for "Banana Butter" jelly that he said Ida May invented because the bananas would spoil too fast. So she used the ones that were too ripe for just eating and made this jelly.