June 2, 1882 letter to Sarah Keith from Hiram Crawford Jr.

June 2, 1882

To: Sarah Keith

From: Hiram Crawford Jr., Chicago, IL

They sold their home and are looking for a place to live. Kate wants to go home in the summer. Prosper and family are living at 3750 Dearborn. Wants to know if Henry and D.C. send her money regularly.


V.C. Turner, Pres’t                                    H. Crawford, Treas.
North Chicago City Railway Co.
Office, 430 North Clark Street,

Chicago, June 2nd, 1882

Dear Sister

This is another miserable rainy day but they are so common that we have about given up hope of having any other kind. One half pleasant day to a week bad is about the average.

We sold our home last Tuesday and am now looking around for some place to live. Houses are scarce and rents are high. And as Kate[1] intends to go home[2] sometime this summer we think of boarding until fall if we can find quarters.

Prosper[3] and family are living at 3750 Dearborn St. They have four boarders beside Bell’s[4] father & mother.[5] He has got steady work in a ____________, so I guess they will get along. Enclosed find five doll. Does Henry[6] & D.C.[7] send their remittences regular. With love,

Your Brother,

H. Crawford


[1] Hiram’s wife, Katherine (Atcheson) Crawford

[2] Since Kate was born in Ogdensburg, New York, presume that is where Hiram is referring

[3] Lucius Prosper Crawford, Hiram’s youngest brother

[4] Pros’ wife, Isabella (Steele) Crawford

[5] Joseph and Eliza (Knox) Steele

[6] Henry Crawford, Hiram’s brother

[7] David Caleb Crawford, Hiram’s brother

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