Tag Archives: LaVerne (Harris) Boyer

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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January 4, 1902 letter to Cora Keith from Malvina Meredith

January 4, 1902 To: Cora Keith, Chicago, IL From: Malvina Meredith, Shelbyville, MI She would have written sooner but had not been feeling well for the past two weeks. Thanks them for the Christmas presents. Bert sold his bull for … Continue reading

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September 10, 1924 letter to Nancy Brown from LaVerne Boyer

September 10, 1924 To: Nancy Brown, Chicago, IL From: LaVerne Boyer, Shelbyville, MI LaVerne’s 40th birthday. She received many nice gifts. Mildred likes her rooms. Carol stayed with her for a few nights. Mamma would like to visit Mildred but … Continue reading

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July 1, 1924 letter to Nancy Brown from Hannah Towne

July 1, 1924 To: Nancy Brown, Chicago, IL From: Hannah Towne, Kalamazoo, MI Her teeth are a little better but they “grumble and are sore all the time.” She needs new teeth, but doesn’t have the money, or a way … Continue reading

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April 17, 1924 letter to Nancy Brown from Louese Harris

April 17, 1924 To: Nancy Brown, Chicago, IL From: Louese Harris, Shelbyville, MI Has been trying to write letters but there have been several interruptions as well as her neuritis which kept her from writing. Recounts various visitors they have … Continue reading

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April 3, 1924 letter to Hannah Towne & Ethan Keith from Louese Harris

April 3, 1924 To: Hannah Towne & Ethan Keith From: Louese Harris, Shelbyville, MI Louese is filling in her sister and brother on family and neighborhood news. Mildred and Fred will be going on their wedding trip the last part … Continue reading

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March 20, 1924 letter to Nancy Brown from Hannah Towne

March 20, 1924 To: Nancy Brown, Chicago, IL From: Hannah Towne, Kalamazoo, MI They have their new horse, Maude. They paid just what Claude had given Ethan. Also writes about their neighbor, Carrie, who needs an operation but can’t bring … Continue reading

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December 10, 1923 letter to Nancy Brown from Louese Harris

December 10, 1923 To: Nancy Brown From: Louese Harris, Shelbyville, MI Writes about Mildred and Fred’s marriage. Jim has been very sick and Walter and Dorothy have had to come over every morning to do the chores before Walter goes … Continue reading

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Nancy Brown’s diary entries from August 31 – September 30, 1923

Aug 31 – At Wills. Called on Mr & Mrs Ford. Mrs Tierney was there. Sep 1 – Cloudy. Charley Clark came this A.M. stayed all night. Mr Brodrick & Ethan went to Burg for groceries. Henry Ford & Ethan … Continue reading

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Nancy Brown’s diary entries from September 6 – 10, 1921

  Sep 6 – Helen & Jean[1] to school. Jeans first day. Robert[2] and Martha[3] in High S. Robert “Lake View” Martha “Senn.”[4] Floyd & Mildred[5] came 7-30 P.M. Earl B–[6] buried. Sep 7 – Hannah[7] & Mrs Barber[8] went … Continue reading

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