Thursday, June 10, 2010

Treasure Chest Thursday--Smith Candy Box

As I mentioned several weeks back, we are in the process of cleaning out my mother-in-law's (Helena's) condo. Numerous family treasures have been uncovered and thankfully, many are marked with names and even dates. Helena is truly a genealogists dream.

This is a beautiful box of candy. Back in the day, Helena modge podged EVERYTHING. This is one of her "art" pieces. Although the box has been preserved, the writing on the bottom, which is the genealogy portion of the story, was least not 100%. I had to turn it from side to side in various lights to fully complete the story.

Inside the candy box is a little package of bittersweet.

Bittersweet picked
by my father
Grover Smith
and given to
Mother (Mildred Tate Smith) in fall of
1919 1st year of
their marriage--
also empty candy box
given the same year.

Relation to my husband: Maternal Grandparents
Family in the story:

Grover Cleveland Smith
Born: March 19, 1885 in Tiffin, Seneca County, Ohio
Died: March 5, 1931 in Tiffin, Seneca County, Ohio

Mildred Claudine Tate Smith
Born: February 19, 1895, Spencerville, Allen County, Ohio
Died: February 9, 1964, Tiffin, Seneca County, Ohio

Married on June 5, 1919 in Tiffin, Seneca County, Ohio

© 2010, copyright Linda Hughes Hiser


  1. Dare I say it??? Ya, why not??

    S-W-E-E-T !!

  2. Helena was a keeper of things, and I bet you are glad she was sentimental. I love all your old treasurers.

  3. Thanks for sharing this wonderful treasure.

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