October 4, 1901 letter to Louese Harris from Sarah Keith

October 4, 1901

To: Louese Harris, Shelbyville, MI

From: Sarah Keith, Galesburg, MI

Was surprised by a visit from her brother, Robert Crawford. Nancy has gone back home. Was anxious to see her children, but hated to go home as it was so different without Hank.

Scan of 1901-10-04 Sarah Keith to Louese Harris

Galesburg Oct 4”/1901

Dear Lou

Will write a little this morning. Nancy[1] went yesterday morning. She went from here on the interurban. She got a from Mrs Wagner saying they had decided to go north before they went to Chicago. They had got letters from friends that wanted them to be sure and meet them thare. Hannah[2] looked out of the window about four oclock yesterday afternoon and said for goodness thare comes Uncle Robert.[3] Wish he had come the day before whilst Nancy was here. He thinks he will go to your place week after next. He had a very bad cold but is better of it now. He was on the Lake night before last. Crossed from Milwaukee to Ottawa Beach went by the way of Grand rapids. He went to sleep before he got to Shelby ville. Did not wake up till he got most to Kal.[4] He had a very tempestuous night on the Lake. I suppose Nancy is flying around house with her blue dress on. She wanted to see her children[5] but hated to go home. If Hank[6] was thare it would be different. They will expect the Dr[7] Sunday. Hannah feels better this week then she has since she was sick real cold have a fortaste of what is coming. Hope this will find you all well. I have nothing new to write after you had gone. Hannah found Mildred[8] drawers. Will send them by Robert if he goes. He is going to the Burg[9] with letters will send this by him.




[1] Her daughter, Nancy (Keith) Brown

[2] Her daughter, Hannah (Keith) Towne

[3] Her brother, Robert Crawford

[4] Kalamazoo, Michigan

[5] Claude, Lela & Bess Brown

[6] Nancy’s husband, Henry Brown, who died May 22, 1901

[7] Lela’s fiancé, Samuel Boyer

[8] Louese’s daughter, Mildred Harris

[9] Galesburg, Michigan

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