March 15, 1881 To: Sarah Keith, Galesburg, MI From: D.C. Crawford, Alma, CO D.C. writes that he is extremely busy with operations in several districts and headquarters in Alma. He is expecting to run for County Clerk in the fall. He is glad to hear that Mother is living with Sarah. Amanda and Ida are living… Continue reading March 15, 1881 letter to Sarah Keith from D. C. Crawford
Mar 1 – Chored round. No do much work some where. Mar 2 – Cleaned out Barn. Spected load straw, he no cum. Charley went over to burg. Jim let me have twelve shillings. Mar 3 – Some thunder and Lightning, snows like fun. Harry Streator Brot load straw. I went down to Streators in… Continue reading Luke Keith’s diary entries of March 1-15, 1881
Feb 1 – Very Blustrous day. Went over to Burg in morning Bot one Barrel Salt $135 cts. Brot Mrs Browns Sister Margaret over took her down to Browns. Feb 2 – Made stall for for the Cow in west End of stable. Very cold. Feb 3 – Cut oak tree in road up towards… Continue reading Luke Keith’s diary entries for February 1881
Jan 22 – Worked on patterns all day. George Barber came over to see patterns. Mrs Barber some better to day. Jan 23 – At home. Julia and Alvin Lee here. Sarah and Mrs Betts went down to A. Browns with them when they went home. Good Sleighing. Jan 24 – Snowey day. Raised the… Continue reading Luke Keith’s diary entries of January 22-31, 1881
January 21, 1881 To: Sarah Keith, Galesburg, MI From: Hiram Crawford Jr., Chicago, IL Hiram writes about the levels of small pox, pneumonia and diphtheria being experienced in Chicago. Prosper and Bell had visited recently and were well. Sarah, Robert’s daughter, has left her husband and is living in Milwaukee. This letter was originally posted to… Continue reading January 21, 1881 letter to Sarah Keith from Hiram Crawford Jr.
Jan 11 – Went down to Browns in morning. Mercury 4 below zero. Jan 12 – Mercury 10 below zero. Worked in shop on patterns. Jan 13 – Worked in shop on patterns. Jan 14 – Worked in shop on patterns. Catharine came up stayed all night. Jan 15 – Carried Mrs Betts over to… Continue reading Luke Keith’s diary entries of January 11-21, 1881
January 10, 1881 To: Nancy Betts From: Mary Wickersham, Waukegan, IL Was glad to hear Nancy was better and her life spared. Most of the letter was praising Jesus. Her health has been better than it was in the fall. This letter was originally posted to the Crawford/Comfort Family Letters and can be viewed here.