Obituary

Obituary of Catherine (Keith) Bradley Lee

Catherine (Keith) Bradley Lee November 17, 1809 – May 25, 1889 ——- From the May 22, 1889 Kalamazoo Daily Telegraph, p.2: “Aunt Katy” is suffering untold agony, which must end soon.” ——- From the May 29, 1889 Kalamazoo Daily Telegraph, p.6: Mrs. Catherine Lee died of cancer on Saturday night after long and painful suffering.… Continue reading Obituary of Catherine (Keith) Bradley Lee

1876 Letters

July 23, 1876 letter to Frank Tomlinson from Ethan Keith

July 23, 1876 To: Frank Tomlinson From: Ethan Keith, Galesburg, MI Hasn’t written because he’s been busy working on his binder. They hope to try it out on a patch of Dell’s oats. A new cousin, Mary Milham, was born June 24. Also more updates on family members. Scan of 1876-07-23 Ethan Keith to Frank… Continue reading July 23, 1876 letter to Frank Tomlinson from Ethan Keith

1873 Letters

June 12, 1873 letter to Frank Tomlinson from Ethan Keith

June 12, 1873 To: Frank Tomlinson From: Ethan Keith, Galesburg, MI Another update on Katie’s and Lucy’s health. Also wrote that Henry was going into business in Reed City, Michigan. The old bridge is not safe and they are looking into a new iron one. Scan of 1873-06-12 Ethan Keith to Frank Tomlinson Galesburg June… Continue reading June 12, 1873 letter to Frank Tomlinson from Ethan Keith

1871 Letters

December 1, 1871 letter to Frank Tomlinson from Ethan Keith

December 1, 1871 To: Frank Tomlinson From: Ethan Keith, Galesburg, MI The big news is that Ethan’s half-sister, Lois, was recently married to Adelbert Skinner, yet none of the family knew of it until they read it in the newspaper. Scan of 1871-12-01 Ethan Keith to Frank Tomlinson Galesburg Dec 1st 1871 Cousin Frank, Yours… Continue reading December 1, 1871 letter to Frank Tomlinson from Ethan Keith

1871 Letters

April 2, 1871 letter to Nancy Keith from Nellie Tomlinson

April 2, 1871 To: Nancy Keith From: Nellie Tomlinson, Perry, NY Nellie received Nancy’s letter and was sorry to hear so many friends are sick. They all liked Perry from the beginning except her grandmother, but she likes it better now. The school closed with a Friday night exhibition which was well received. She isn’t… Continue reading April 2, 1871 letter to Nancy Keith from Nellie Tomlinson

1864 Letters

November 8, 1864 letter to Mark Lee from Harriet Lee

November 8, 1864                 To: Mark Lee              From: Harriet Lee, Bountiful, UT An update on various family members.                              City Bountifull[1] Nov the 8[2] Mark[3] I sit me down to answer that letter that we have been looking for so… Continue reading November 8, 1864 letter to Mark Lee from Harriet Lee

1863 Letters

August 24, 1863 letter to Luke & Sarah Keith from Lucy Lee

August 24, 1863 To: Luke & Sarah Keith, Galesburg, MI From: Lucy Lee, Pavilion, NY Is writing to let them know that they arrived safely at Aunt Patty’s in Pavilion, New York; however, they were detained in Buffalo for about five hours as their train derailed while it was on the drawbridge over the river.… Continue reading August 24, 1863 letter to Luke & Sarah Keith from Lucy Lee

1862 Letters

March 15, 1862 letter to Mark Lee from Jeff Chaffee

March 15, 1862 To: Mark Lee, Kalamazoo, MI                                From: Jeff Chaffee, Camp Farnum, Washington, D.C. Tells Mark that he should wait until the war is over before he marries. Asks him to tell Grandpa and Grandma that “they will always be rembered by me as son should remember his … parents with the tenderest of… Continue reading March 15, 1862 letter to Mark Lee from Jeff Chaffee