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

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

November 19, 1890 postcard to Ethan Keith from Louese Harris

November 19, 1890 To: Ethan Keith, Galesburg, MI From: Louese Harris, Kalamazoo, MI Wants Ethan or Pa to pick her up at the train station on Thursday.   Kalamazoo Nov 19/90 Dear Brother I came to Kal[1] yesterday will go to Galesburg to morrow eve on Thursday noon. Will expect to see you or Pa[2]… Continue reading November 19, 1890 postcard to Ethan Keith from Louese Harris

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

1890 Letters

July 9, 1890 letter to Jim Keith from Cora Meredith

July 9, 1890 To:  James Keith, Chicago, IL From: Cora Meredith, Shelbyville, MI Cora wrote that she did not enjoy the Fourth any more than Jim did. She went to Long Lake but had an awful headache. Cora suggests that Jim work on the passenger trains rather than the freight trains since he likes that… Continue reading July 9, 1890 letter to Jim Keith from Cora Meredith

1888 Letters

September 17, 1888 letter to James Keith from Cora Meredith

September 17, 1888 To: James Keith, Galesburg, MI From: Cora Meredith, Shelbyville, MI Thought Jim had forgotten her, but now that she has received a letter from him she will come with Louese to Galesburg. Cora enclosed a lock of her hair in the envelope. Shelbyville Sept 17th 1888 Dear James I recieved your letter… Continue reading September 17, 1888 letter to James Keith from Cora Meredith

1887 Letters

February 26, 1887 letter to the Keith Family from Nancy Brown

February 26, 1887 To: Sarah Keith, Galesburg, MI From: Nancy Brown Writes about how much Louese mourns for her son, Jay. Between this letter and her father Luke Keith’s diary, it appears they held a seance and contacted Jay. It is believed that Mrs. Wood was the spiritual medium, but this is just conjecture. Goes… Continue reading February 26, 1887 letter to the Keith Family from Nancy Brown

1885 Letters · Harvey Keith's Murder

December 23, 1885 letter to Oscar & Mary Ann Keith from Louese Harris

December 23, 1885  To: Oscar & Mary Ann Keith From: Louese Harris, Shelbyville, MI Relates a visit she had with Mrs. Andrews regarding events leading up to Harvey Keith’s murder. Shelbyville Dec 23/85 Dear Cousins I was not very well last week so could not go to see Mrs Andrews[1] should have gone Sunday any… Continue reading December 23, 1885 letter to Oscar & Mary Ann Keith from Louese Harris