October 30, 1898 To: Nancy Brown From: Bess Brown, Chicago, IL Went to the dentist and had five teeth pulled. It took an hour and a half. The dentist said she couldn’t have gas and she felt everything they did. Some of them broke and two were ulcerated. She related that she never suffered so… Continue reading October 30, 1898 letter to Nancy Brown from Bess Brown
October 23, 1878 To: Sarah Keith, Galesburg, MI From: Hiram Crawford Jr., Chicago, IL Hiram is writing his sister, Sarah Keith, and trying to address some issues that have apparently been raised by her daughter, Louese, about her living arrangement within Hiram’s household. Hiram senses that Sarah is concerned about the level of work and… Continue reading October 23, 1878 letter to Sarah Keith from Hiram Crawford Jr.
December 2, 1876 To: Luke Keith From: Sarah Keith, Galesburg, MI Recounts happenings at home while Luke was away visiting relatives. Between ailments that Alfleda and Ethan had she hadn’t gotten much sleep the last two nights. Fills him in on the rest of the family. Galesburg Dec 2d/76 Luke I received your letter last… Continue reading December 2, 1876 letter to Luke Keith from Sarah Keith
Crawford, Hall & Hamilton Families When Jay Crawford and I first started transcribing the letters, we always tried to link relationships to the people mentioned in the letters. The letter of March 13, 1873 from Nancy Crawford-Betts to her daughter Sarah Keith presents two mysteries we have been trying to sort out. The first one… Continue reading March 13, 1873 letter to Sarah Keith from Nancy Betts together with research concerning the relationship between the Crawford, Hall and Hamilton Families