Monthly Archives: September 2021

Charles Luke Keith Jr. October 15, 1813 – April 25, 1904 OBITUARY The following was taken from an unknown newspaper. Another of Kalamazoo county’s pioneers dropped away on Monday evening when Charles Luke Keith, a resident of Galesburg or vicinity, … Continue reading

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April 25, 1904 letter to James Keith from Katherine Crawford

April 25, 1904 To: James Keith, Shelbyville, MI From: Katherine Crawford, Chicago, IL Kate is repaying Jim the dollar that they borrowed from him. Charley is failing rapidly. He “has a cavity in his lung and is generally falling to pieces.” … Continue reading

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October 16, 1903 letter to Hannah Towne from Nancy Brown

October 16, 1903 To: Hannah Towne, Galesburg, MI From: Nancy Brown, Chicago, IL The day before was their father’s 90th birthday and she wishes she could have been at home to be with him as she realizes that even though … Continue reading

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April 24, 1903 letter to Nancy Brown from Ethan Keith

April 24, 1903 To: Nancy Brown From: Ethan Keith, Galesburg, MI Ethan has received word of his Uncle Robert’s death from his Uncle Henry and is expressing sadness that “our folks are all leaving us.” He and his sister Hannah … Continue reading

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Obituary for Robert Crawford

ROBERT CRAWFORD February 23, 1826 – April 13, 1903 ———————- OBITUARY From the 4-16-1903 Omro Weekly Journal, p.1 Another Pioneer Gone. On Tuesday the remains of Robert Crawford, who for some years had been living with his daughter, Mrs. John … Continue reading

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December 26, 1902 letter to Nancy Brown from Robert Crawford

December 26, 1902 To: Nancy Brown From: Robert Crawford, Shell Rock, IA Robert is writing about his last visit with his sister in October and about Ethan and Hannah’s devotion to their parents. He is staying with his daughter Lizzie … Continue reading

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December 24, 1902 letter to Nancy Brown from Ethan Keith

December 24, 1902 To: Nancy Brown From: Ethan Keith, Galesburg, MI Ethan is writing his sister about their Christmas, which has been empty without their mother. Pa seems to have her on his mind much of the time and wishes … Continue reading

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Obituary for Sarah (Crawford) Keith

SARAH (CRAWFORD) KEITH December 26, 1821 – November 18, 1902 OBITUARY From an unknown newspaper clipping.

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November 17, 1902 letter to Sarah Keith from Edna Allen

November 17, 1902 To: Sarah Keith, Galesburg, MI From: Edna Allen, Kalamazoo, MI Edna is writing her Aunt, who unfortunately died on the 18th, before the letter arrived. Edna is updating Sarah on her family. She was in Wisconsin, but … Continue reading

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