I just got the postcard I bought today in the mail. “Greetings from Pinehurst at Almonte, Ontario, Canada RPPC – Real Photo Post Card A Canadian Private Post Card Postmarked at Almonte on December 19, 1905 Mailed to Miss Mary Rosamond of Des Moines, Iowa”
In the Christmas greeting Bennett Rosamond called Mary “coz” and it was addressed to the State Library in Des Moines. I looked into some of the genealogy , but I could not find her, so I went to the newspaper archives. It was tough but I dug her up. Born in Washington, Ohio, Miss Rosemond came to Iowa as a child with her parents, Capt. and Mrs. William E. Rosemond. Notice, that her family were cousins with the Almonte Rosamonds but the American family spelt it Rosemond.
Under the tutelage of the late Johnson Brigham and associated with many others in library work, Miss Mary Morton Rosemond engaged in building up for the state a library of economics and political science, for the use of state officials and legislators who really want to know, for the sincere students of public affairs. She served on the staff of the Iowa state library from 1809 to 1937. She passed away in 1941.
Mary Morton Rosemond Iowa State Census, 1905 birth: about 1873 Ohio residence: 1905 Polk, Iowa, United States
father: W E Rosemond
mother:Caroline C Baumgardner