Thursday, March 19, 2009

Rose Graham Camfield, 22 November c.1897

South Bend Nov 22nd
Dear ones all I will drop a line to tell you we cant come over thanks giving for one reason Joe works till noon and another is we would have to hire a Carriage and couldnot stand the open so just now when we have to prepare for winter and other things I hope you will all come here if you possibly can come any day it is most convenient for you if you can drop and card and if

Not never mind and come any way, it is cold and snowy today but may be pleasant tomorrow I hope father and mother are having a good time we recd a letter from Freds wife will enclose it with this Joseph _am will Brocieus the next day after father and mother left here he said they could have rode to your house with him but it would have been a long cold ride for them

I recd a letter from a lawyer in Californie last Saturday informing of the Death of my Father, he died oct 28 at Hoyle, Wood Co, Oklahoma, he was buried one mile from Hoyle P O he left a Claim of one hundred and sixty acres 40 acres in wheat that is looking fine he left no wife nor children there so of course his children here are the Heirs to his property as he left no

Will, we will have to get the property the best we can it is not much but it is ours and we ought to have it, you know he went to Californa before I was born and never came back. I have written to my sisters and we don’t know where the 2 boys are it may be some time before we get it but better late than never, so good by and come all of you just when you can Rose

This letter was a huge find as it has at least put me on the path to finding out more about Rose's father, James Graham.

For more see:
Camfield Family Letters
Descendants of Sarah Ann Wisner
Michael Camfield
Graham Family

Camfield, Rose Graham. (South Bend, Indiana) to “Dear ones all” [Sarah Ann Camfield Carlisle]. Letter. 22 November c. 1897. Digital Images 1-4. Privately held by Apple, [ADDRESS FOR PRIVATE USE,] Snowville, New York. 2008. [Carlisle Family, Box #1, Correspondence, Undated c. 1850-1899, Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan. 2008.]

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