Sunday, July 19, 2009

Elizabeth Warner Camfield, Oct 11, 1899

In Libbie's next letter she talks of household things, the weather and her health. She was talking medicine and feeling well. She thanked Anna for some handkerchiefs and Tamerson for a book that she had made for Libbie's son, Earl.

She also had some sad news to report:
Aunt Ann do you remember my sister Minnie (Mrs. Preston) the one that was here with her husband and little boy, she had a ___ on her finger you know - well her husband died Sept. 20 she found him dead in bed the next morning he was as well as usual the night before - heart disease - she has 3 children the oldest 12, youngest 4, it is the first death in our family of course he was an "in-law" but they had been married about 14 years I guess.

I have not done much research on the Warner family. To find out who Minnie Warner had been married to I checked at Seeking Michigan and found the death certificate for Nelson E. Preston. He was born 1855, Monroe County, NY and died 21 September 1899, the son of Joseph Preston and Sarah Eldred.

From the 1900 census, Noble township, Branch County, MI I learned the names of Nelson and Minnie's children:
Vernon E Preston, born Jan 1888
Lyla A Preston, born Dec 1889
Henry N Preston, born Oct 1895

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

Camfield, Elizabeth Warner (Batavia, MI) to “Dear Aunt and All”
[Anna Camfield Carlisle]. Letter. 11 October 1899. Digital Images 1-2.
Privately held by Apple, [ADDRESS FOR PRIVATE USE,]
Snowville, New York. 2009.
[Carlisle Family, Box #1, Correspondence, Apr - Dec 1899,
Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan. 2008.]

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