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Luke & Sarah Keith’s 50th Wedding Anniversary

From the November 16, 1899 Galesburg (Michigan) Weekly Argus Wedding Anniversary  Fifty years since, on the 14th day of November, 1849, in a house upon the site where now stands the fine residence of Mr. and Mrs. F. C. Burroughs, in Galesburg, the ceremony was performed which united Sarah C. Crawford and Charles L. Keith.… Continue reading Luke & Sarah Keith’s 50th Wedding Anniversary

1898 Letters

September 13, 1898 letter to Nancy Brown from Henry Brown

September 13, 1898 To: Nancy Brown From: Henry Brown, Chicago, IL  Recounts how his photography business is getting along. Isn’t sure how he can come home and is leaving it up to Nancy as to whether she will move to Chicago. Heard from Will Holmes that “Ma had a stroke paralisis.” 1898-09-13 Henry Brown to… Continue reading September 13, 1898 letter to Nancy Brown from Henry Brown

1897 Letters

February 25, 1897 letter to Nancy Brown from Louese Harris

February 25, 1897 To: Nancy Brown From: Louese Harris, Shelbyville, MI Hopes that something will turn up so that one of them can pay up the mortgage. Gertie has left her husband Henry because he wouldn’t take a bath. Had a good visit with Lela. Wonders if Jim is going to have the operation done… Continue reading February 25, 1897 letter to Nancy Brown from Louese Harris

1891 Letters

January 1, 1891 letter to Ethan Keith from Jim Keith

January 1, 1891 To: Ethan Keith, Galesburg, MI From: Jim Keith, Chicago, IL All are well except Grace, but she is alright now. Doesn’t seem like New Year’s; it rained all night and doesn’t show signs of letting up. Would like Henry’s address. Minnie’s sister Sarah is moving in with “her man” next week. Minnie… Continue reading January 1, 1891 letter to Ethan Keith from Jim Keith

1890 Letters

December 18, 1890 letter to Hannah Keith from Nancy Brown

December 18, 1890 To: Hannah Keith, Galesburg, MI From: Nancy Brown A lady stopped by selling Buddington Charts and Nancy thought Hannah might be interested in it. Christmas is near but there isn’t enough money to buy everyone presents. If some of the family can come by and if she can get some cream she… Continue reading December 18, 1890 letter to Hannah Keith from Nancy Brown

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