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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

1899 Letters

June 4, 1899 letter to Sarah Keith from James Keith

June 4, 1899 To:  Sarah Keith From: James Keith, Chicago, IL General news about family. Would like to come home for Claude’s wedding but can’t see how they can since Winnie would miss two weeks of school. Will plan to come when school lets out. 1899-06-04 James Keith to Sarah Keith Chicago June 4 1899… Continue reading June 4, 1899 letter to Sarah Keith from James Keith

1899 Letters

April 11, 1899 letter to Nancy Brown from Louese Harris

April 11, 1899 To: Nancy Brown, Chicago, IL From: Louese Harris, Shelbyville, MI On a visit to her parents’ home she stopped in Kalamazoo and she couldn’t keep the tears away as she missed all the times that Nancy had greeted her there. Also mentions how excited Nancy’s dog Zama was to see her children… Continue reading April 11, 1899 letter to Nancy Brown from Louese Harris

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

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

September 14, 1890 letter to Ethan Keith from Jim Keith

September 14, 1890 To: Ethan Keith From: Jim Keith, Chicago, IL Is anxious to hear how Ethan’s invention is coming along. They recently moved and it is a good move. Writes that the World’s Columbian Exposition is going to be at the lakefront and Jackson Park. Chicago Sept 14 1890 Dear Brother Dont know if… Continue reading September 14, 1890 letter to Ethan Keith from Jim Keith

1882 Letters

August 13, 1882 letter to Nancy Brown from Lois Skinner

August 13, 1882 To: Nancy Brown From: Lois Skinner, Ceresco, MI General letter about daily life and inquiring about news of family and friends. Refers to a letter from Charles Rice who indicated that his grandmother was alive, but her brother who lived in Barry County was buried a week ago. Ceresco[1], Aug 13th 1882… Continue reading August 13, 1882 letter to Nancy Brown from Lois Skinner