Friday, September 26, 2008

Ella McKinnon to Annie Carlisle Sept 19, 1917

Mapleton Minn Sept 19th 1917

Dear Cousin.

I am rather slow in answering your letter but I have so much to do most of the time I scarcely get tome to write.

We are all well except Mr McKinnon he does not improve any and I don’t know as he is losing any he keeps about the same the Dr was here this

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fore noon & he said his pulse & heart were steadier than they were last time he was here and that was about 3 weeks ago but he said in a little while they might not be so good.

We have had a big days rain yesterday today is cloudy but it does not rain

How are peaches with you this year they are big & here of course they come from the west but $1.30 a crate is the lowest they have

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been, Oh I think one day they said $1.20 or so they thought they would be down to that.
We have had a very poor season here small grain is pretty good & turns out well but the corn is not very good only a few pieces on high ground the spring (at planting time) was pretty cold and wet so quite a good deal was planted over so was late

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then we had a late frost about the first of the month that hurt it some on low places.

My boy that joined the Army is on a Ship patrolling the coast so his address is New York city. I just got a letter from yesterday they dare not tell where they are or what they are doing now so we will not know whether he is in America & France or any where.

Yours with love Ella

Neil was the son in the Army. Ella provides more details in the next letter.

This letter was misfiled in the 1907 folder.

For more see:
Carlisle - Wisner Letters
Family of William Wisner
Descendants of Maryetta Wisner
Descendants of Sarah Ann Wisner
Margie's Ancestors - McKinnon Pictures

McKinnon, Ella Hall (Mapleton, Minnesota) to “Dear Cousin” [Sarah Ann Camfield Carlisle]. Letter. 19 September 1917. Digital Images 1-4. Privately held by Apple, [ADDRESS FOR PRIVATE USE,] Snowville, New York. 2008. [Carlisle Family, Box #1, Correspondence, 1907 [misfiled], Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan. 2008.]

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