Monthly Archives: October 2016

February 13, 1924 letter to Nancy Brown from Hannah Towne

February 13, 1924 To: Nancy Brown, Chicago, IL From: Hannah Towne, Kalamazoo, MI Updates Nancy on various friends and neighbors. Complains of how Harry Streator can have so much and they have only what others give to them. Wednesday 7:50 … Continue reading

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Nancy Brown’s diary entries for January 8 & 10 and January 30, 1924 letter to Ethan Keith & Hannah Towne from Nancy Brown

I went to Claudes[10] Jan 8″ in the evening. Claude brought me home Friday morning the 11″. Edith and Hedwig Sissle[11] moved from home to the Hayes Hotel Thursday the 10″ [Jan. 10, 1924]. They came here to live with … Continue reading

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January 7, 1924 letter to Nancy Brown from Wilma Keith

January 7, 1924 To: Nancy Brown From: Wilma Keith, Shelbyville, MI She will be writing to someone in Chicago once a week to keep track of everyone. All are feeling fine there; weather is very cold but sunny. Presumes the … Continue reading

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Nancy Brown’s January 1, 1924 diary entry and January 3, 1924 letter to Ethan Keith & Hannah Towne from Nancy Brown

New Years 1924[1] – Lela[2] Elgin with Lou[3]. Dodo[4] up to the house to see to fire and look after candy. Robert[5] & Joe[6] went up in aftern. All came back to Bessies[7] for 6 P.M. Goose dinner. Lela also … Continue reading

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Nancy Brown’s diary entries from December 22 – 31, 1923

Dec 22 – Candy. Candy. Candy. Dec 23 – Girls working night & day. Dorothy here helping. Robert, Joe & Willard delivering. I went home with Dodo to night about 11 P.M. She & Joe put up and trimed their … Continue reading

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December 12, 1923 postcard to Ethan Keith & Hannah Towne from Nancy Brown

December 12, 1923  To: Ethan Keith & Hannah Towne, Kalamazoo, MI From: Nancy Brown, Chicago, IL A postcard with general news. Dec 12“ 1923 Dear brother & sister Has rained steady all day. Am afraid our nice weather will take … Continue reading

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Nancy Brown’s diary entries from December 11 – 12, 1923

Dec 11 – Lela down town all day. Came home tired out & about sick. Dec 12 – Rainy. Raining this A.M. Kept it up all day. An other letter from Cousin Edna.[141] Sent order for 13 lbs Christmas candy. … Continue reading

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December 10, 1923 letter to Nancy Brown from Louese Harris

December 10, 1923 To: Nancy Brown From: Louese Harris, Shelbyville, MI Writes about Mildred and Fred’s marriage. Jim has been very sick and Walter and Dorothy have had to come over every morning to do the chores before Walter goes … Continue reading

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Nancy Brown’s diary entries from November 26 – December 10, 1923

Nov 26 – Dodos 20th birthday. Lela, me, Helen, Jean, Claude, Eda, Will, Lizzie, & Joe and his mother, Carrie & Willard to Bessies for the evening. I stayed all night. Julius in Madison. Miss Ludd left this P.M. Nov … Continue reading

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November 23, 1923 letter to Ethan Keith and Hannah Towne from Nancy Brown

November 23, 1923 To: Ethan Keith & Hannah Towne From: Nancy Brown Nancy is writing to her brother and sister and enclosing a letter she received from her son, Claude. She writes that Mildred and Fred are getting married Saturday. … Continue reading

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