Date: November 7, 1881 To: Henry & Nancy Brown From: Nettie T. C., Battle Creek Her husband had been working in Jackson for three weeks but came home Saturday and thinks he will stay in Battle Creek for the present. She wishes he could get a job in Kalamazoo so they would be near each… Continue reading November 7, 1881 letter to Henry & Nancy Brown from Nettie
November 6, 1881 To: Hannah Keith, Galesburg, MI From: Mary Plank, Grand Rapids, MI Apologizes for not writing sooner but she had been sick with the ague. She is working at the Shirt Factory. Her brother Will’s baby is five months old and weighs 19 pounds. They had a pleasant visit with Hannah’s mother and… Continue reading November 6, 1881 letter to Hannah Keith from Mary Plank
July 26, 1881 To: Sarah Keith From: Louese Keith, Chicago, IL Louese is writing her mother to tell her that her Uncle Prosper Crawford was fired after fighting with a street car engineer and that her Aunt Kate had gone to visit Aunt Belle, Prosper’s wife, and that she was in miserable health. Louese is… Continue reading July 26, 1881 letter to Sarah Keith from Louese Keith
March 16, 1881 To: Luke & Sarah Keith From: D. D. Harris, Phoenix, MI Daniel is asking for permission to marry their daughter. Phoenix Mar 16/81 Mr. and Mrs Keith I have intended writing you before this, but for various reasons have not done so, and will now state what I have to say. On… Continue reading March 16, 1881 letter to Luke & Sarah Keith from D. D. Harris
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
March 2, 1881 To: Sarah Keith From: Hiram Crawford, Jr., Chicago, IL Hiram is sending a brief note along with $9.00. They are all well although Prosper and Belle are “complaining some.” They have just hired a new girl after the previous one departed following a disagreement with his wife, Kate. He is hoping that… Continue reading March 2, 1881 letter to Sarah Keith from Hiram Crawford Jr.
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.
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.