September 9, 1884 To: Sarah Keith From: Mary Wickersham, Waukegan, IL She received Sarah’s letter of July 21 telling her of Nancy’s death. She wrote to Stephen telling him. Says her “time is next by age.” This letter was originally posted to the Crawford/Comfort Family Letters and can be viewed here.
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
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
April 13, 1884 To: Herbert Keith From: Harvey Keith, Wyattville, MN Writes that he was feeling better but still couldn’t do anything yet. He received the money from Pa as it came just in the nick of time. He went to church with the Geeslins the week before but took cold and felt worse the… Continue reading April 13, 1884 letter to Herbert Keith from Harvey Keith
April 5, 1884 To: Mary Ann Keith From: Harvey Keith, Wyattville, MN He reports that he wasn’t feeling any better than when he left home and hasn’t been out of the house since he arrived. He developed a pain in his lungs and couldn’t sit up and had to take a sleeping car all the… Continue reading April 5, 1884 letter to Mary Ann Keith from Harvey Keith
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.
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