1884 Letters · Crawford Family

April 20, 1884 letter to Nancy Betts from Robert Crawford

April 20, 1884 To: Nancy Betts From: Robert Crawford, Omro, WI Robert reports that he has arrived home after stopping for one day in Chicago. Pros stopped the next day and they went to the stockyards and saw other sights. Got back to Kit’s and then the next day they went to Hiram’s. Ethan was there… Continue reading April 20, 1884 letter to Nancy Betts from Robert Crawford

1884 Letters

April 15, 1884 letter to Sarah Keith from Louese Harris

April 15, 1884 To: Sarah Keith From: Louese Harris, Shelbyville, MI Doesn’t think she will write much as she has an awful headache. She has started cleaning the house a little and has moved the crib into her bedroom where Jay slept in it for the first time last night. Since Ollie has moved in… Continue reading April 15, 1884 letter to Sarah Keith from Louese Harris

1884 Letters · Crawford Family

March 6, 1884 letter to Sarah Keith from Hiram Crawford Jr.

March 6, 1884 To: Sarah Keith, Galesburg, MI From: Hiram Crawford Jr., Chicago, IL Sent $75 and talks of sending some “Balm of Gilead … which may amuse” their mother. Also mentions Ethan being sick all season and Eugene being sick since the first of the year – possibly from lead poisoning while working in the… Continue reading March 6, 1884 letter to Sarah Keith from Hiram Crawford Jr.

1884 Letters · Crawford Family

Winter/Spring 1884 letter to Nancy Betts and Sarah Keith from Stephen Comfort

Winter/Spring 1884 To: Nancy Betts and Sarah Keith, Galesburg, MI From: Stephen Comfort, Northboro, IA Was glad to hear that Nancy’s health was improving. Is thinking of going back to Canada. Last July a tornado destroyed all the crops. In February he helped his grandson move to Nebraska by driving his team while his grandson… Continue reading Winter/Spring 1884 letter to Nancy Betts and Sarah Keith from Stephen Comfort