1873 Letters

August 10, 1873 letter to Frank Tomlinson from Ethan Keith

August 10, 1873 To: Frank Tomlinson From: Ethan Keith, Galesburg, MI Henry is back now. The business had to close up as they hadn’t sold anything since the 4th because of an outbreak of smallpox; every case was fatal. He thought it better to come home than run the risk of catching it. Scan of… Continue reading August 10, 1873 letter to Frank Tomlinson from Ethan Keith

1873 Letters · Crawford Family

March 13, 1873 letter to Sarah Keith from Nancy Betts together with research concerning the relationship between the Crawford, Hall and Hamilton Families

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

1873 Letters

January 3, 1873 letter to Frank Tomlinson from Ethan Keith

January 3, 1873 To: Frank Tomlinson From: Ethan Keith, Galesburg, MI He is taking music lessons one day a week. Will Plank had an accident while working with the railroad in which he lost his right hand. He was hurt in October and was able to go back to work in December. Scan of 1873-01-03… Continue reading January 3, 1873 letter to Frank Tomlinson from Ethan Keith

1872 Letters

October 8, 1872 letter to Frank Tomlinson from Ethan Keith

October 8, 1872 To: Frank Tomlinson From: Ethan Keith, Galesburg, MI Should have answered sooner, but had been working at the Grand Rapids & Indiana Railroad. Writes that Henry is thinking of starting a jewelry store, Lucy’s baby died of water on the brain, Eugene Crawford  is going to work scaling logs for $30.00 a… Continue reading October 8, 1872 letter to Frank Tomlinson from Ethan Keith