Emanuel Johns with his second wife, Minerva (Post Card Front)
My great-great grandfather -- father of Helen Johns Purvis. I don't know who the baby is; I haven't found any record of Emanuel and Minerva having children.
This is a photo postcard. The letter on the back is as follows:
"Mrs. Bell Evarett, Centralia Wash
Dear Bell, The boys are sending a little remembrance to the children, We had intended sending something, but your father is laid up with lumbago, and I haven’t been able to get away from home Kindly accept our our good wishes for this Xmas tide and a happy new year Think he is getting better. Suppose you have heard of your new brother in law. John says he will call him Uncle Jod da. da. Minerva"
New brother-in-law must be James Halbirt, who married Aunt Caddie, Carrie Alice Johns?