1872 Letters

January 18, 1872 letter to Sarah Keith from Oscar Keith

January 18, 1872

To: Sarah Keith

From: Oscar Keith, Coloma, MI

Was sorry to hear that Kirby had foreclosed on their mortgage. Mentions the birth of several babies.

Scan of 1872-01-18 Oscar Keith to Sarah Keith

Coloma Jany 18, 1872

Dear Aunt

Yours of the 21st was just recd. I was glad to hear from you once more. We are all well as usual and are having fine sleighing at present. I am sorry that Kirby has foreclosed and do not know what you will do in the matter but I would find out if your mortgage is good for anything after Kirby has got it in his possession but do the best that you can. I believe that all things will work for good. There is not any news here at present. I returned from Grand Rapids last week. I went there to attend the Grand Lodge and had a first rate time.

I was sorry to hear that Mother[1] was not as well as she could wish. I suppose that you are all well as you didnt say that any were sick. I recd (a letter) from Kate[2] last week. Tell Mother that Ettie Wightman has a girl[3] and Martha Doblyn have a nice boy and that Ed Randall wife has made him a present of a nice fat girl worth something of course. I do not think of any thing more to write. Come and see us all of you when you can. Write soon and oblige. Give my love to all.

Affecaly yours


Mary[5] says that I did not write enough and what to say more I do not know but I will say in regard to our matter do the best you can and let me know when you do anything that will let you out of your trouble. If Uncle Luke[6] can pay Wightman in work or any way so as to not distress your selves do so and all will be right.



[1] Alfleda (Starr) Keith

[2] Oscar’s sister, Frances Catherine (Keith) Chaffee

[3] Elizabeth Wightman was born to William A. & Celestia “Ettie” (Swaddle) Wightman on November 24, 1871

[4] James Oscar Keith

[5] Oscar’s wife, Mary Ann (Batey) Keith

[6] Charles Luke Keith Jr.

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