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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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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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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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October 20, 1902 letter to Sarah Keith from Louese Harris

October 20, 1902 To: Sarah Keith, Galesburg, MI From: Louese Harris, Shelbyville, MI  Inquires into her mother’s health and writes about her husband D’s health. Received a letter from Ernest Whitings who wanted to work in D’s store during the … Continue reading

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September 4, 1902 letter from Louese Harris to Nancy Brown

September 4, 1902 To: Louese Harris From: Nancy Brown Nancy is upset because things are strained between Lela and Doc and Lela is taking it very hard. Scan of 1902-09-04 Nancy Brown to Louese Harris Thursday Morning[1] Dear Sister, I’m … Continue reading

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April 27, 1902 letter to Oscar Keith from Helen York

April 27, 1902 To: Oscar Keith, Bloomingdale, MI From: Helen York, Nampa, ID This is the last page of a four-page letter that was hand copied by Ruth Keith. It is extremely hard to decipher. From the body of the … Continue reading

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January 12, 1902 letter to Sarah Keith from Harriet Plank

January 12, 1902 To: Sarah Keith From: Harriet Plank, Grand Rapids MI Received Sarah’s letter and thanks her for letting her know about Mrs. Simmon’s death as well as keeping her informed of the people in the old neighborhood. Her … Continue reading

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December 12, 1901 letter to Louese Harris from Sarah Keith

December 12, 1901 To: Louese Harris, Shelbyville, MI From: Sarah Keith, Galesburg, MI Edie will be coming for Christmas and Nancy is hoping to send Christmas presents with her. She writes to Mildred that Ethan brought a kitten without a tail … Continue reading

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September 18, 1901 letter to Nancy Brown from Sarah Keith and Hannah Towne

September 18, 1901 To: Nancy Brown From: Sarah Keith and Hannah Towne Hannah is hoping to go to Chicago on the 28th and stay until the following Thursday. Luke had trouble with his stomach – ate too many peaches and … Continue reading

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