Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Wordless Wednesday: Wellons in Warsaw

Walter E. Wellons
"Taken in Warsaw, Nov. 1919"
Walter, an Iowan, traveled often through his work with the YMCA.  His passport application for 1920 states that he arrived in Poland in October of 1919 and was still there in June of 1920 when he had to get his passport renewed.  He lists his work as secretary of the YMCA as the reason for his being there.

Poland was in the grips of a typhus epidemic in 1919 and received American aid.  I have to wonder if Walter was a part of the relief efforts.

Walter likely gave this picture to his 1st cousin, Mary Lou Ada Wellons (who always went by Ada).  Ada in turn gave it to their 1st cousin Georgiana Wellons Berger (my great-grandmother).

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