Postcard Photos

A Look At Sanders, Kentucky, In 1916

Leona Schubert Huffman, a family genealogist, 5775 Fernley Drive W., #87, West Palm Beach, FL 33415, shares these momentous old postcards that she found tucked away in her father's possessions. She writes: "My father, Frederick Sherwin Schubert, was born August 30, 1893, at Grayson, Carter County, Kentucky. His father, George Her-man Schubert, was a carpenter on the first home at Grayson which became a part of Kentucky Christian College. I do not know if that home is still there or if it was destroyed for more modern college buildings. My father's mother was Leona Priscilla Houston. George and Leona were married October 19, 1892, at Leona's parents home in Pendleton County, Kentucky. My father's two sisters and brother were born there in 1895, 1898, and 1899. Leona died October 24, 1900, from typhoid fever. On the back of the postcard of the Goodman's Confectionery, Sanders, Carroll County, Kentucky, 1916, my father wrote, 'Glenn Munro and Fred Schubert made Sanders our headquarters selling books in Gallatin, Owen, Carroll, and Boone counties during summer vacation 1916.' In 1915-1916 my father was a student at Hiram Christian College, Hiram, Ohio, stu-dying engineering. I am guessing they were trying to earn money for more schooling. From these old postcards it looks as if Sanders was a thriving little town." Ms. Huffman has more information she will be sharing in future issues of The Kentucky Explorer about the Houston-Sherwin families of Pendleton, Bracken, Mason, and Fleming counties, who were early pioneers to the state of Kentucky. She is also interested in learning more about the industry in northeastern Kentucky over the years and the furnaces in Bath County.

The Northcutt Hotel, Sanders, Carroll County, Kentucky, 1916.

The Sanders Deposit Bank in Sanders, Carroll County, Kentucky, in 1916.

A rare old scene of the L&N passenger train at the Sanders Depot, Carroll county, Kentucky, in 1916.


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