From the July 22, 1889 Chicago Herald: Hiram Crawford Has Resigned President Yerkes Loses his North Side Car Line’s Secretary and Treasurer This was originally posted to the Crawford/Comfort Family Letters and can be viewed here.
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
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
December 17, 1883 To: Sarah Keith, Galesburg, MI From: Hiram Crawford Jr., Chicago, IL On North Chicago City Railway Company stationary. Wants to know if Mother is better. This letter was originally posted to the Crawford/Comfort Family Letters and can be viewed here.
June 24, 1883 To: Sarah Keith From: Robert Crawford, Omro, WI Robert was thanking Sarah for her letter of sympathy. It was hard for Robert to believe that his wife Louisa was gone, but it was also a relief for she had suffered so much. Robert described the last few months of her life and the… Continue reading June 24, 1883 letter to Sarah Keith from Robert Crawford
Louisa (McCann) Crawford died on June 8, 1883 in Omro, Wisconsin, and she is buried in the Omro Cemetery The obituary was originally posted to the Crawford/Comfort Family Letters and can beviewed here.
May 20, 1883 To: Nancy Betts From: Eugene Crawford, White Pine, CO Written on Crawford House stationery, showing E. L. Crawford as the proprietor. Eugene is writing his grandmother and enclosing $2.00. He would have sent more, but couldn’t because he didn’t expect to realize anything from his mine until the fall. His wife, Minnie,… Continue reading May 20, 1883 letter to Nancy Betts from Eugene Crawford
Mary (Hamilton) Crawford died April 24, 1882 in Dowagiac, Cass County, Michigan. The following was from the April 27, 1882 Cassopolis Vigilante. Mrs. Mary Crawford, of this city, died this afternoon. (Further down is an earlier entry.) Mr. Emmett Hamilton was to have started for Dakota last week but will defer his journey till his… Continue reading Death Notice of Mary (Hamilton) Crawford