August 8, 1875
To: Frank Tomlinson
From: Ethan Keith, Galesburg, MI
General news about various family members.
Scan of 1875-08-08 Ethan Keith to Frank Tomlinson
Galesburg August 8th 1875
Your letter was received in due time but I have failed to answer it as soon as I ought to. Perhaps I can do better next time. I have been rather busy lately & have not found time to write.
Our folks are all well as usual. Pa has the headache a good share of the time & the rest of us can do a good deal of grunting.
I went to Kalamazoo yesterday called at Aunt Katies found Helen York there & Mrs Gaffeny & Beth came there before I came away. Mrs Gaffeny has been living in the east part of the state dont know wheather she intends to go back or not. Lucys health is not very good.
The Pioneers of this county have a picnic at Vicksburg this week. Aunt Katie is agoing out. We are a haveing a considerable wet weather this Summer. Corn & potatoes are looking nice. Potatoes are very pleanty they can be bought in Kalamazoo for twenty-five cents a bushel. Henry thinks as much of his sister as ever he has been haveing his washing done there lately. He sold Dell a Harvester & so he has run it for him through harvest. He & Ives have got their Drill-tooth patented it was patented the 30th of July. They have been out some this last week with the tooth to let the farmers see it. They all think it is a good thing.
Hannah is at home now. The lady that she has been sewing for has closed up business until October. How is fruit down your way have you pleanty of apples.
Apples are very scarce around here.
I dont believe Mr Flanders folks will have five barrels of winter apples. Our love to all.
E. B. Keith
 Charles Luke Keith Jr.
 Catherine (Keith) Bradley Lee
 Helen (Bradley) York, Aunt Katie’s daughter by her first husband, Ethan Bradley
 Lucy (Le)e, Aunt Katie’s daughter by her second husband, George Lee
 His half-brother, Henry Keith
 His half-sister, Lois (Keith) Clark Skinner
 Lois’ husband, Adelbert Skinner
 George Ives
 His sister, Hannah Keith
 A neighbor, Joseph Flanders