1891 Letters

April 12, 1891 letter to Ethan Keith from Helen York

April 12, 1891 To:  Ethan Keith, Galesburg, MI From:  Helen York, Nampa, ID Describes the work being done on the “Canal proper.” Writes of receiving letters from various family members; one in particular was from Henry Lee, who was helping to get a record of the Lees, and wanted Helen to send Lucy’s information. She… Continue reading April 12, 1891 letter to Ethan Keith from Helen York

1890 Letters

November 30, 1890 letter to Ethan Keith from Henry Keith

November 30, 1890 To: Ethan Keith, Galesburg, MI From: Henry Keith, Portland, OR Henry is describing the scenery and towns he passes through during his runs as a Pullman Conductor on the railroad. Nov 30th 1890 Dear Brother I am not sure wheather I wrote you the last or not however I will write agan… Continue reading November 30, 1890 letter to Ethan Keith from Henry Keith

1890 Letters

November 30, 1890 letter to Ethan Keith from Florence Keith

November 30, 1890 To: Ethan Keith, Galesburg, MI From: Florence Keith, Oakland, CA They are settled in and enjoying their new home. Henry was transferred a few weeks ago to the Portland run making three trips in two weeks and likes it better than the Los Angeles run. Gives an update on her mother and… Continue reading November 30, 1890 letter to Ethan Keith from Florence Keith

1890 Letters

February 23, 1890 letter to Ethan Keith from Henry Keith

February 23, 1890 To: Ethan Keith, Galesburg, MI From: Henry Keith, Stockton, CA Writes about an idea he has for a gravity railroad that he thinks children would love and that “would gather in lots of dimes” for the two of them. Scan of 1890-02-23 Henry Keith to Ethan Keith Stockton Feb 23d [1] Dear… Continue reading February 23, 1890 letter to Ethan Keith from Henry Keith

1890 Letters

January 21, 1890 letter to Oscar Keith from Ethan Keith

January 21, 1890 To: Oscar Keith From: Ethan Keith, Galesburg, MI Doesn’t think Oscar needs to send his family record to Aylmer Keith as he included their generation in the record he sent in. Corrects Oscar regarding Hannah getting married. She wasn’t even engaged, so there was no marriage planned. Informs Oscar where to write… Continue reading January 21, 1890 letter to Oscar Keith from Ethan Keith

1889 Letters

July 12, 1889 letter to Ethan Keith from Charles J. Lee

July 12, 1889 To: Ethan Keith From: Charles J. Lee, San Francisco, CA  Is in the States on a special mission to get some mining machinery manufactured for the mines in Australia. He has to stay in California for four weeks and then will proceed to New York, stopping at Kalamazoo for a visit of… Continue reading July 12, 1889 letter to Ethan Keith from Charles J. Lee

1877 Letters

January 21, 1877 letter to Frank Tomlinson from Ethan Keith

January 21, 1877 To: Frank Tomlinson From: Ethan Keith, Galesburg, MI Didn’t write earlier as he figured that since his father was visiting Frank’s family and his mother was writing all the news, he didn’t need to write. His father returned about 1:00 Saturday morning and was pleased with his visit to the family. Scan… Continue reading January 21, 1877 letter to Frank Tomlinson from Ethan Keith

1876 Letters

December 2, 1876 letter to Luke Keith from Sarah Keith

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

1876 Letters

September 15, 1876 letter to Frank Tomlinson from Ethan Keith

September 15, 1876 To: Frank Tomlinson From: Ethan Keith, Galesburg, MI Has a job with the Kalamazoo Valley Agricultural Works making pulleys & patterns for castings. The iron works in Lawton which employed 300 men has closed for a while and that “just about kills the place.” Nancy and Hannah are coming home to spend… Continue reading September 15, 1876 letter to Frank Tomlinson from Ethan Keith

1876 Letters

May 9, 1876 letter to Frank Tomlinson from Ethan Keith

May 9, 1876 To: Frank Tomlinson From: Ethan Keith, Galesburg, MI Dell has traded his farm for one five miles northwest of Marshall which is about 100 acres. Henry and George Ives have got the patterns done of the plow. They are also going to make Ethan’s binder. Grandma Betts came last Saturday and is… Continue reading May 9, 1876 letter to Frank Tomlinson from Ethan Keith