Vol. IV No. 19 9/8/2023
The Mail Carrier Was a Woman
The Curtisville post office was operational for 125 years from 1832 to 1957. For 58 of those years, Florence Markham Boyd (1871 — 1947) was the mail carrier in Curtisville and later Interlaken. Visit the Stockbridge Library Historic Room exhibits. Always something fun and fascinating.
Florence was not the only one. My grandmother (Ruth Lillian Ingemunson 1895 — 1995) was the mail carrier in Farmington, Minnesota, complete with horse and buggy, from 1914 to 1918 while the boys were gone to war.
Florence Markham Boyd outside the post office circa 1900.