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Finding Madge in MississippiA Granddaughter’s Journey

Finding Madge in Mississippi
A Granddaughter’s Journey

on Feb 15, 2014

Madge in Mississippi Opening an Etsy shop to sell my vintage collection was a conscious act to de-clutter.  Naming the shop Madge’s Hatbox, after my grandmother, was loving nod to her years as a milliner.   Then a chance remark by my aunt sent me on a journey in search of a hat shop my grandmother opened in 1917. Madge in Mississippi. After securing funds for...

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Finding Madge – Chanute, Kansas

Finding Madge – Chanute, Kansas

on Oct 19, 2012

Finding Madge – Chanute Kansas For those of you following along in the journey for information about grandmother Madge’s career as a milliner, you might remember a previous post which including a letter from Mrs. Margaret Steely in Chanute, Kansas.   That letter was one of the first clues I had about Grandmother Madge’s hat shop.  Recently I had...

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Finding Madge – Scooba Mississippi

Finding Madge – Scooba Mississippi

on Jul 23, 2012

Finding Madge – Scooba Mississippi Madge and Mr. Madge left Atlanta on Friday on our trip to Scooba to find my grandmother’s hat shop.  We made it to Birmingham, Alabama by lunch.   Then, for several hours we wound through the rest of the state on two lane roads until we were over the border and in Scooba.  It was hot and muggy and we could hear...

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Welcome to MadgesHatBox

Welcome to MadgesHatBox

on Apr 2, 2012

Madge’s Hatbox is dedicated to my grandmother, Madge Beals Meredith. Ora Madge Beals was born on the 22nd of February, 1896 in Montpelier, Indiana. The family traveled by covered wagon to Kansas where Madge lived part her young life in a sod house.  At age 16 Madge informed her mother, Armenta Jane, that she was finished with school.  Madge was sent to...

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