I purchased two old photo postcards on ebay that feature the street where my great grandparents lived in Woodlawn, Pennsylvania in Beaver County. Certainly not the main street of the town, but it’s a “main” street to me.
My Hughes family lived in Plan 10 at 131 Spring Street until about 1937, years after the death of John George Hughes. Elizabeth’s brother, Bill Olesen and perhaps her brother-in-law, Rowland Richards lived in the house. Following John’s death in 1920, Elizabeth’s mother, Ferdinanda (Ann) Olesen immigrated from England and joined her daughter and son at 131 Spring Street.
Two different views of Spring Street are pictured in the postcards. One card actually shows a decent view of my great grandparents end unit. One of the few photos taken in Woodlawn, features my great grandmother standing in front of 131 Spring Street. Notice that the vine growth around the front porch in the picture is also shown on the postcard.
I have also added a photograph of 131 Spring Street taken from my car window during a visit several summers ago. The entire street is now a slum area and frankly the current residents were not too pleased that we were slowing down and taking pictures.
Also on Flipside
-HUGHES, JOHN GEORGE AND ELIZABETH OLESEN HUGHES--131 Spring Street, Woodlawn, Pennsylvania
-HUGHES, JOHN GEORGE AND ELIZABETH OLESEN HUGHES--RMS Coronia, Immigration
-HUGHES, JOHN GEORGE AND ELIZABETH OLESEN HUGHES--Crossing the Pond in 1920
-HUGHES, JOHN GEORGE AND ELIZABETH OLESEN HUGHES--Death Certificates
-HUGHES, JOHN GEORGE AND ELIZABETH OLESEN HUGHES--Scrapbooking Immigration
HUGHES, JOHN GEORGE--Court Testimony
-HUGHES, JOHN GEORGE--Burial Information
-HUGHES, JOHN GEORGE--Did my Paternal Great Grandfather Have Additional Sibling(s)
Updated October 2022
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