Stuart, That's an interesting connection with the middle initial,hough I don't know what the R stands for. Here's what I know: Nellie Post and her family moved to California, sometime between 1910-1920, from Kansas. She and a sibling graduated high school around 1910-1911 in Kansas. As far as I know, the Posts relocated permanently to the Stockton CA area shortly afterwards. Nellie would have been an adult by that time so I'm assuming she met her husband in CA. I am related to Nellie's mother, Nellie Burton, who married William Post. I know when and where young Nellie's parents and brother died, and that her brother never married. But a Post family member I correspond with told me her family believes that the daughter Nellie married, moved away, and had a family but no one had any more information, including who she married. Rather by accident, I found a record on the Web of a Nellie Post who married an Albert R. Terhune (no date or place). But elsewhere I also found an SSDI entry for a Nellie Terhune (SS# 157-10-2726), b. Mar 26 1890 (year consistent with census as birth year for young Nellie Post), d. May 1965. Actual death residence, NY; state issued, NJ. Then I found an SSDI entry for Albert Terheun (sic), b. 23 Jun 1883, d. 15 Mar 1968 (SS# 139-42-0169), issued from NJ and residence River Edge, Bergen Co NJ 07661. But there are apparently lots of Terhunes in NJ, so this may or may not have been Nellie's husband... if indeed she married Albert Terhune/Terheun.
Antyhing ring any bells? I know this may sound tenuous, but that's geneaology research for you... You never know when or where you'll make that connection. What I am hoping is that someone (maybe a Terhune like yourself) will recognize an "Aunt Nellie" and I will finally know what happened to her branch of the family.