Monthly Archives: October 2021

December 26, 1905 letter to Claude Brown from Willis Brown

December 26, 1905 To: Claude Brown, Chicago, IL From: Willis Brown, Lawton, OK Describes Oklahoma. Geronimo is quartered at the fort. Will is now able to tell an Apache from a Comanche but not a Kiowa from a Comanche. Scan … Continue reading

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November 26, 1905 letter to James Keith from Nancy Brown

November 26, 1905            To: James Keith, Shelbyville, MI                       From: Nancy Brown, Chicago, IL It is Dorothy’s birthday and Nancy mentions some of the gifts that Dorothy received. Is anxious to see Wilma’s picture. Talks about her brother-in-law Will Brown’s family. … Continue reading

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October 6, 1905 letter to Nancy Brown from William Pendleton

October 6, 1905 To:  Nancy Brown, Chicago, IL From: William Pendleton, Kalamazoo, MI Enclosing a contract for sale which she needs to sign. He also encloses a Quit Claim Deed which Bess will have to sign. Scan of 1905-10-06 William … Continue reading

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May 17, 1905 letter to Cora Keith from Ella Francisco

May 17, 1905 To: Cora Keith, Shelbyville, MI From: Ella Francisco, Scotts, MI The weather has been so rainy that it has made it difficult for the farmers to get their crops in. They have a small patch of early … Continue reading

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April 28, 1905 letter to James Keith from John Heiner

April 28, 1905 To: James Keith, Shelbyville, MI From: John Z. Heiner, Chicago, IL Nancy has a badly cut hand which she received from one of Bess’ stepsons. He was sent to Reform School because of it. The rest of … Continue reading

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January 16, 1905 letter to Ira & Adelaide Randall from Inez Eaton

January 16, 1905 To: Ira & Adelaide Randall From: Inez Eaton, Volina, MI A quick update on her baby whom they have named Clifford. Scan of 1905-01-16 Inez Eaton to Ira & Adelaide Randall Volina, Mich Jan 16, 1905 Dear … Continue reading

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Memories of the Keith Farm – Part 2

MEMORIES OF THE KEITH FARM, Part 2 After the Fire In my previous post I included pictures of the farmhouse, inside and out, before the fire that destroyed it on September 2, 1958. That post can be read at: https://lettersfromthe1920s.wordpress.com/2021/10/26/memories-of-the-keith-farm/Continue reading

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Memories of the Keith Farm

MEMORIES OF THE KEITH FARM Galesburg, Michigan I grew up hearing stories about the “old farm” and “Auntie and Uncle Ethan.” The above picture was not only displayed in our home when I was growing up but also in the … Continue reading

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September 30, 1904 letter to James Keith from Ray Keith

September 30, 1904 To: James Keith, Shelbyville, MI From: Ray Keith, Ithaca, NY Ray is attending school at Cornell and was able to find very good accommodations and also a job waiting tables earning $3.50 per week, working less than … Continue reading

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June 26, 1904 letter to Louese Harris from Henry Keith

June 26, 1904 To: Louese Harris, Shelbyville, MI From: Henry Keith, Berkeley, CA Is replying to Louese’s letter regarding signing over any interest he has in their parents’ home to Ethan and Hannah. He feels that they deserve it for … Continue reading

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