1890 Letters

August 28, 1890 letter to Ethan Keith from John Frank Tomlinson

August 28, 1890 To: Ethan Keith, Galesburg, MI From: John Tomlinson, Perry, NY Hasn’t had time to write due to being busy at the mill. Write mostly of the changes being made at the mill but also gives an update on his family. Office of the SILVER LAKE FLOURING MILLS. GEO. TOMLINSON & SON, Proprietors… Continue reading August 28, 1890 letter to Ethan Keith from John Frank Tomlinson

1890 Letters

February 4, 1890 letter to Ethan Keith from John Frank Tomlinson

February 4, 1890 To: Ethan Keith, Galesburg, MI From: John Frank Tomlinson, Perry, NY Business has been slow and they had a surplus of flour on hand so shut down the mill and did some repairs and added two new double purifiers. Several businesses have closed due to the weather and crop failures. Gives an… Continue reading February 4, 1890 letter to Ethan Keith from John Frank Tomlinson

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

October 23, 1876 letter to Frank Tomlinson from Ethan Keith

October 23, 1876 To: Frank Tomlinson From: Ethan Keith, Galesburg, MI Uncle Joe Lee died. Ansel Lee, who lived in Titusville, Pa., was able to come in time for the funeral and will stay until everything is settled. It appears that Uncle Joe didn’t leave a will. Uncle Charles thought it was “pretty bad to… Continue reading October 23, 1876 letter to Frank Tomlinson from Ethan 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 30, 1876 letter to Frank Tomlinson from Henry Keith

May 30, 1876 To: Frank Tomlinson From: Henry Keith, Galesburg, MI Blog Date: 09-25-2018 Doesn’t have any news and has been expecting a letter from Nellie so “will bring this uninteresting letter to a close.” Scan of 1876-05-30 Henry Keith to Frank Tomlinson Galesburg May 30th 1876[1] Dear Cousin After waiting a long time I will… Continue reading May 30, 1876 letter to Frank Tomlinson from Henry 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

1876 Letters

January 6, 1876 letter to Frank Tomlinson from Henry Keith

January 6, 1876 To: Frank Tomlinson From: Henry Keith, Kalamazoo, MI Writes more about the drill-tooth invention. Scan of 1876-01-06 Henry Keith to Frank Tomlinson Kalamazoo Jan 6th 76 Cousin Frank I suppose you still live, move and have a being. As for me I cannot deny the fact that I do live and am… Continue reading January 6, 1876 letter to Frank Tomlinson from Henry Keith

1875 Letters

October 17, 1875 letter to Frank Tomlinson from Ethan Keith

October 17, 1875 To: Frank Tomlinson From: Ethan Keith, Galesburg, MI Writes about a robbery at the County House and Mr. Hopkins. Also an update on George Ives’ drill-tooth invention. Scan of 1875-10-17 Ethan Keith to Frank Tomlinson Galesburg Oct 17 1875 Cousin Frank It is over a month since I received your letter &… Continue reading October 17, 1875 letter to Frank Tomlinson from Ethan Keith