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June 12, 1901 letter to Sarah Keith from Nancy Brown

June 12, 1901                              To: Sarah Keith, Galesburg, MI                 From: Nancy Brown, Chicago, IL Writes how everything is so strange and nothing is right since Henry’s death. It has been three weeks since he … Continue reading

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Nancy Brown’s diary entries for 1901

Nancy’s handwriting is extremely hard to read, especially names. Scan of 1901 Diary of Nancy Brown Apr 10 – Lou & Mildred[1] to Pas[2] to day. Apr 11 – Aaron[3] came to Jims[4] to day. Apr 13 – Pedro club[5] … Continue reading

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1901 Diary of Bess Brown

Scan of 1901 Diary of Bess Brown IDENTIFICATION MY NAME IS Bess Brown MY ADDRESS IS 736 Hoyne ave Chicago, Ill. IN CASE OF ACCIDENT OR SERIOUS ILLNESS PLEASE NOTIFY J. Recoschewitz 659 N. Robey st. [This was crossed out … Continue reading

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May 22, 1924 letter to Ethan Keith & Hannah Towne from Nancy Brown

May 22, 1924 To: Ethan Keith & Hannah Towne, Kalamazoo, MI From: Nancy Brown, Chicago, IL Describes Dorothy’s wedding dress that Bess is making. Claude and Eda will give the wedding. She and Dorothy are going to the flat tomorrow … Continue reading

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Nancy Brown’s diary entry from April 22, 1924

Tuesday Apr 22nd [19]24 – Will and Lizzie[12] moved to Elmherst.[13] Charl Scott Towne[14] died to day. Operated on yesterday for absess of gall bladder. Apr 22 – 1924. ——- [12] Her brother-in-law and his wife, Willis and Elizabeth (Ogden) Brown … Continue reading

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February 29, 1924 letter to Ethan Keith & Hannah Towne from Nancy Brown

February 29, 1924 To: Ethan Keith & Hannah Towne, Kalamazoo, MI From: Nancy Brown, Chicago, IL Writes about Lou’s condition and how a recent visit from his sister Alice and his mother upset him so much that the nurse had … Continue reading

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Nancy Brown’s diary entries from November 26 – December 10, 1923

Nov 26 – Dodos 20th birthday. Lela, me, Helen, Jean, Claude, Eda, Will, Lizzie, & Joe and his mother, Carrie & Willard to Bessies for the evening. I stayed all night. Julius in Madison. Miss Ludd left this P.M. Nov … Continue reading

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Nancy Brown’s diary entries from July 12 – 17, 1923

Jul 12 – Cleaning house. Sygna Youngs[?] helped ½ day. Will and Lizzie to Mich to day. Martha cant work at until she gets birth certificate. Jul 13 – I went don town got a hat light and dark brown, … Continue reading

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July 11, 1923 letter to Ethan Keith and Hannah Towne from Nancy Brown

July 11, 1923 To: Ethan Keith & Hannah Towne, Kalamazoo, MI From: Nancy Brown, Chicago, IL Is thanking them for the birthday card and the potatoes and eggs. Apologizes for not sending the crate back earlier. They work every minute … Continue reading

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Nancy Brown’s diary entries from July 8 – 11, 1923

Jul 8 – Lela went to Elgin on 8 a.m. train. Went to Joes [Johanna’s] first, all drove over to see Lou. Children and I to Bess. Martha to Mrs Woods. Lela stoped for us in evening. We got home … Continue reading

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