Marion Edwards Shouse was two people: my maternal grandmother and her daughter, my maternal aunt. I am guessing that because the date of the signature is 1931, and the book is ostensibly a childrens' book, that it was my aunt's, though she would have been 16 at that date. Cuthbert Train Jr was my oldest brother.
Many thanks for your reaching out,
As a person interested in history, I really appreciate you reaching out to Cuff's family. I have forwarded your email to his children and youngest brother so I am hopeful you will hear back from his family.
Best wishes, Anne
On Thu, 2 Oct 2014 01:16:12 +0000, Thomas Cole <Tom.Cole@asu.edu> wrote:
If Iíve reached the wrong party, please disregard.
I have been trying to email family members of Cuthbert Train Jr. simply because I have an old book with the bookplate of Marion Edwards Shouse in it.
I thought perhaps the family would like to see a photo of the book, her bookplate, and writing inside dated 1931.
I looked online and I don't know whether this Marion Edwards Shouse was the senior one who was married to the politician Jouett or her daughter. I think there were two with the same name.
Online in his obituary, I saw that you were friends with Cuthbert Train and I thought you might know and could pass along the photos to the family.
I'm sure they have better family documents, but they might be interested. I live in Arizona and so the book has traveled a ways. I got it a long time ago.
Here's my personal webpage with the book photos.
As I looked things up and learned about this fascinating family I became more and more curious about who owned my book (One of my favorite Tarzan novels.) but mostly I thought the family might like to take a look at the book and bookplate.
Here are the pictures: http://tomhascallcole.com/Marion%20Edwards%20Shouse.html
If you could kindly respond, I'd be most appreciative.