Monthly Archives: May 2021

March 2, 1902 letter to Inez Eaton from Dora Beach

March 2, 1902 To: Inez Eaton From: Dora Beach, Mesick, Michigan Writes about various family members; wasn’t sure if Inez knew about the birth of her son, Arthur Raymond Beach. They are building their own house and hope to move … Continue reading

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February 23, 1902 letter to Cora Keith from Malvina Meredith

February 23, 1902 To: Cora Keith, Chicago, IL From: Malvina Meredith, Shelbyville, MI Walter had to take Flora back because Mr. Bowen got in trouble with Harry Kinnell’s wife and had to skip town, so Hannah can have her back … Continue reading

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February 16, 1902 letter to Sarah Keith from Amanda Crawford

February 16, 1902 To: Sarah Keith, Galesburg, MI From: Amanda Crawford, Golden, CO Ida and Harold are both well. She has not been very well this winter. Had to work so much harder than ever before and misses her darling … Continue reading

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February 14, 1902 letter to James Keith from Hannah Towne

February 14, 1902 To: James Keith, Chicago, IL From: Hannah Towne, Galesburg, MI More correspondence about Flora the horse. Hannah knows more about Flora than Jim does. She would rather go without the money than have Flora go through another … Continue reading

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February 10, 1902 letter to Cora Keith from Malvina Meredith

February 10, 1902 To: Cora Keith, Chicago, IL From: Malvina Meredith, Shelbyville, MI Scan of 1902-02-10 Malvina Meredith to Cora Keith If Hannah won’t take $25.00 for Flora, then Mr. Bowen will give her back. Pa thinks that Malvina and … Continue reading

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February 6, 1902 letter to Sarah Keith from Hiram Crawford Jr.

February 6, 1902  To: Sarah Keith From: Hiram Crawford Jr., Chicago, IL Hiram is writing Sarah to tell her of the birth of his granddaughter, Katherine Louesa Eck. Jessie delivered earlier than expected and there was a certain amount of … Continue reading

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February 5, 1902 letter to James & Cora Keith from Hannah Towne

February 5, 1902     To: James & Cora Keith, Chicago, IL From: Hannah Towne, Galesburg, MI Hannah is writing to let Jim and Cora know how upset she is that Cora gave Flora to Bert to sell her. She considers Flora … Continue reading

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February 4, 1902 letter to James Keith from Hannah Towne

February 4, 1902 To: James Keith, Chicago, IL From: Hannah Towne, Galesburg, MI Hannah is writing to let Jim know that she doesn’t want Flora sold. Since Flora has such trouble breathing in the summer, whoever would buy her would … Continue reading

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January 27, 1902 letter to Cora Keith from Malvina Meredith

January 27, 1902  To: Cora Keith, Chicago, IL  From: Malvina Meredith, Shelbyville, MI  Has not been able to write because of sickness, company and family illnesses. Pa wants to sell Flora to Mr. Bowen for $25.00. The children can hardly … Continue reading

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January 15, 1902 letter to Cora Keith from Malvina Meredith

January 15, 1902               To: Cora Keith, Chicago, IL From: Malvina Meredith, Shelbyville, MI The whole family thinks that it would be best for Cora and Jim to move back to Shelbyville. They would be able to live in Uncle Marion’s … Continue reading

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