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December 7, 1899 letter to Luke & Sarah Keith from D.C. Crawford

December 7, 1899 To: Luke & Sarah Keith, Galesburg, MI From: D.C. Crawford, Cripple Creek, CO Speaks of their Golden Wedding Anniversary. The great Cripple Creek fire put him in a financial bind. Before the fire his income was $30 a day clear. All outstanding accounts were valueless and there was no business for over… Continue reading December 7, 1899 letter to Luke & Sarah Keith from D.C. Crawford

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Luke Keith’s diary entries of January 1-9, 1890

To read the entire diary and/or to see the scans of the diary, previous footnotes, tags of people mentioned, click here. 1890 DIARY OF CHARLES LUKE KEITH JR.[1] Jan 1 – Mercury 46 morn. Not very well. Cool wind rainy day 53 at noon 54 at Evening. Jan 2 – Mercury 42 morning 31 Evening.… Continue reading Luke Keith’s diary entries of January 1-9, 1890

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September 17, 1882 letter to Hannah Keith from Mary Plank

September 17, 1882 To: Hannah Keith, Galesburg, MI From: Mary Plank, Grand Rapids, MI Did not write sooner as she and her sister had had the measles and then after they recovered they went to Anoka, Minnesota, to visit family members. Carrie is teaching and she works at the Shirt Factory. Wants Hannah and Ethan… Continue reading September 17, 1882 letter to Hannah Keith from Mary Plank

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1872 Comstock, Michigan Election Results

1872 Township of Comstock, Michigan Election Results Among all the other papers that my ancestors saved were the below-pictured Republican and Democrat Tickets for the 1872 election for Comstock political positions. According to the History of Kalamazoo County, Michigan: With Illustrations and Biographical Sketches of its Prominent Men and Pioneers, Philadelphia: Everts & Abbott, 1880,… Continue reading 1872 Comstock, Michigan Election Results

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May 19, 1864 letter to Luke Keith from Hiram Crawford Jr.

May 19, 1864 To: Charles Luke Keith Jr., Galesburg, MI From: Hiram Crawford Jr., Spotsylvania, VA Hiram has received four letters, three from Galesburg and one from Cousin Carrie Crawford. General war news about Grant’s assault on the rebel positions in Virginia. Captured 600-1,000 Rebel prisoners. Today is the 15th day of fighting and so… Continue reading May 19, 1864 letter to Luke Keith from Hiram Crawford Jr.

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June 7, 1863 letter to Sarah Keith from Hiram Crawford Jr.

June 7, 1863 To: Sarah Keith  From: Hiram Crawford Jr., Belle Plaines, VA Was surprised to hear Mother had gone to Canada for a visit. Jennie wrote that Ed had given up farming and that Pros was running the farm. “Mary always thought more of him [Pros] than the rest of the family.” The fight… Continue reading June 7, 1863 letter to Sarah Keith from Hiram Crawford Jr.