1875 Letters

June 6, 1875 letter to Frank Tomlinson from Ethan Keith

June 6, 1875 To: Frank Tomlinson From: Ethan Keith, Galesburg, MI Uncle Joe has gone back to the old log cabin but he can’t walk without a crutch and a cane and cannot wait on himself. The folks have to go down several times a day to help him. Mr. Ives’ drill tooth invention is… Continue reading June 6, 1875 letter to Frank Tomlinson from Ethan Keith

1875 Letters

February 14, 1875 letter to Frank Tomlinson from Ethan Keith

February 14, 1875 To: Frank Tomlinson From: Ethan Keith, Galesburg, MI Gives an update on various deaths and births, one of which was his sister Nancy’s son, Claude Keith. Henry is looking into patenting his apple catcher. Those who have seen it think it is a good idea. Scan of 1875-02-14 Ethan Keith to Frank… Continue reading February 14, 1875 letter to Frank Tomlinson from Ethan Keith

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October 11, 1874 letter to Frank Tomlinson from Ethan Keith

October 11, 1874 To: Frank Tomlinson From: Ethan Keith, Galesburg, MI Had tried to do railroad work again, but had to quit as he could not do the work. Update on various family members, including Wesley Keith’s family who had moved to Kansas and had sold and moved about 20 miles further on. Their daughter… Continue reading October 11, 1874 letter to Frank Tomlinson from Ethan Keith

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July 14, 1874 letter to Frank Tomlinson from Henry Keith

July 14, 1874 To: Frank Tomlinson From: Henry Keith, Galesburg, MI His sister, Lois, had a baby girl. Writes about the wheat harvest. He does the cutting with a machine and two men ride and do the binding. Scan of 1874-07-14 Henry Keith to Frank Tomlinson Galesburg July 14th 74 Cousin Frank Am in receipt… Continue reading July 14, 1874 letter to Frank Tomlinson from Henry Keith

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May 17, 1874 letter to Frank Tomlinson from Ethan Keith

May 17, 1874 To: Frank Tomlinson From: Ethan Keith, Galesburg, MI Updates on various family members and their illnesses. Pa “went to a lawsuit” and Louese received a letter from Libbie Keith saying they arrived in Kansas all right. Henry thinks he might go into telegraphing but Ethan thinks that is too confining for him.… Continue reading May 17, 1874 letter to Frank Tomlinson from Ethan Keith

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February 23, 1874 letter to Frank Tomlinson from Henry Keith

February 23, 1874 To: Frank Tomlinson From: Henry Keith, White Pigeon, MI He is not doing much business as he is having trouble with his eyes. Aunt Alfleda is very sick and says when she dies she does not want her children to know until she is buried. Scan of 1874-02-23 Henry Keith to Frank… Continue reading February 23, 1874 letter to Frank Tomlinson from Henry Keith

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February 9, 1874 letter to Frank Tomlinson from Ethan Keith

February 9, 1874 To: Frank Tomlinson From: Ethan Keith, Galesburg, MI Aunt Alfleda is sick. She takes morphine for her stomach but won’t let a doctor see her. Lucy has joined the Grangers. Uncle Joe Lee is so lame that he can hardly get around. Scan of 1874-02-09 Ethan Keith to Frank Tomlinson Galesburg Feb… Continue reading February 9, 1874 letter to Frank Tomlinson from Ethan Keith