November 30, 1909 postcard to Nancy Brown from Louese Harris

November 30, 1909

To: Nancy Brown, Chicago, IL

From: Louese Harris, Galesburg, MI

Postcard from Louese who is apparently staying with Hannah who got hurt four weeks ago and is in a lot of pain and unable to do her sewing work.

Scan of 1909-11-30 Louese Harris to Nancy Brown

Galesburg Nov 30/09

Dear Sister

The package came O.K. Friday. Many thanks for all. Hannah[1] will write about the — in a day or two. She don’t feel as well this minite had a bad night foot and ankle side etc pains her so. Think she has rheumatism in her foot. Can not use it much. Her arm is better so she can use it with out howling as much but there is a chance for improvement yet. Can’t get any one to help out on sewing, though I believe Mrs R. is coming to morrow. H- can’t sew that is one thing sure. Mrs Bostwick will be buried to day.[2] Anna Rogers died yesterday.[3] 4 weeks to night that H- got hurt.[4] Henry[5] is not coming til Xmas. Hattie better.

With Love

Lou

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[1] Their sister, Hannah (Keith) Towne

[2] Michigan death records show that Hannah (Sharpsteen) Bostwick, a neighbor of the Keith family, died November 27, 1909 in Comstock, Michigan. FindAGrave.com reveals she is buried in Oak Grove Cemetery in Galesburg, Michigan

[3] Michigan death records show that Anna Rogers died November 29, 1909 in Comstock, Michigan, at the age of 18. She was the daughter of Isaac & Martha (Burlson) Rogers who were neighbors of the Keith family

[4] Ethan Keith’s letter of January 21, 1910 describes the accident

[5] Their half-brother, Henry Keith

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