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Death

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Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 12 Collections and/or Records:

A. Bar Letter, 1883 May 12

 File — Box 4257.006: [1006214231], Folder: 3
Scope and Contents Letter written by A. Bar in Chagren Falls, Ohio, to Melinda Bartlett of Fowlers Mills, Ohio, sending her condolences on the death of one of Melinda's family members. She also tells of the births, deaths, and illnesses in her family.
Dates: 1883 May 12

Abigail Dodge Letter, 1846 May 22

 File — Box 4257.001: [1006214226], Folder: 17
Scope and Contents Letter from Abigail Dodge, of Granby, New York, to her brother John Thacher Hopewell, of Ontario County, New York. She discusses her dead husband, John's dead son Samuel, God's mercy, directions to her house, and praying for every one's well-being.
Dates: 1846 May 22

Ellen Wilson Letter, 1858 October 23

 File — Box 4257.004: [1006214229], Folder: 25
Scope and Contents Letter from Ellen Wilson of Berlin, Wisconsin, to her aunt about the death of her grandmother. She said that her grandmother had a "shock of paralysis" during the night and died. She also described the funeral.
Dates: 1858 October 23

"Farewell dear partner kind and true", circa 1816

 File — Box 4265.001: [1006233187], Folder: 2
Scope and Contents This file contains a two-page untitled poem that was "composed on the death of Bebeuah(?) Stevens, who died June 27th, 1816." The poem mourns a woman who died at age nineteen and reflects on the eternal life of her soul from a Christian perspective.
Dates: circa 1816

"In the Baggage Coach Ahead" Lyrics, after 1896

 File — Box 4265.001: [1006233187], Folder: 12
Scope and Contents This file contains a handwritten version of the 1896 folk song "In the Baggage Coach Ahead." The song, by African American songwriter Gussie Davis, is about a man riding a train with his infant child who tells the other passengers that his wife "is dead in the coach ahead." There are five verses of the song included here.
Dates: after 1896

Jesse Boulton Letter, 1846 March 1

 File — Box 4257.004: [1006214229], Folder: 17
Scope and Contents Letter written by Jesse Boulton in Boone County, Missouri, to his parents in Dover, Kentucky, telling them his wife, Mary died of bronchitis after being ill with typhoid fever, leaving him with two small children, Mary Alice and David Rice. His letter implies that not only his wife, but another daughter and son, Mary Eliza and Edwin, also died. Jesse also states that a negro woman he hired after his wife was first taken ill, also died of typhoid fever as did one of her sons.
Dates: 1846 March 1

Letter from Allie to Eugenie Starbuck, 1892 November 9

 File — Box 4257.007: [1006214232], Folder: 7
Scope and Contents Letter from Allie in Brunswick, Ohio, to her friend Eugenie Starbuck in Ada, Ohio, telling her about a bridge collapse on the Cumberland River near the Cumberland Gap in which five men fell, but only Allie's father was killed. The letter gives details about the accident and memorial arrangements.
Dates: 1892 November 9

Letter from Margaret to Nancy Coleman, 1891 December 6

 File — Box 4257.007: [1006214232], Folder: 4
Scope and Contents Letter from Margaret, in Litchfield, Illinois, to her sister Nancy Coleman, in Union, Pike County, Indiana, consoling Nancy on a death and speaks of the sorrow of losing a loved one and the hope of seeing them again.
Dates: 1891 December 6

Luella Smith Letter, 1875 August 30

 File — Box 4257.002: [1006214227], Folder: 7
Scope and Contents One letter from Luella Smith of Readfield, Maine, to her cousin Cora B. Smith, giving her news of deaths in the family, her sorrow and loneliness, as well as other family news.
Dates: 1875 August 30

Ruth Richardson Letter, 1849 March 3

 File — Box 4257.001: [1006214226], Folder: 23
Scope and Contents Letter from Ruth Richardson, of Acton, Massachusetts, to her daughter Ann H. Thompson, of Landgrove, Vermont, describing the sudden death of her husband, Ann's father.
Dates: 1849 March 3

Thomas Y. Knies Correspondence - Incoming, 1880-1889

 File — Box 4257.005: [1006214230], Folder: 28
Scope and Contents Letters to and from Thomas Y. Knies of Chicago, Illinois, written between 1880 and 1889, from his cousins and friends, as well as a letter from "Uncle Robt" telling of the death of Arthur along with Thomas' letter of condolence.
Dates: 1880-1889

Thomas Y. Knies Correspondence - Outgoing and undated, 1880-1889

 File — Box 4257.005: [1006214230], Folder: 27
Scope and Contents Letters to and from Thomas Y. Knies of Chicago, Illinois, written between 1880 and 1889, from his cousins and friends, as well as a letter from "Uncle Robt" telling of the death of Arthur along with Thomas' letter of condolence.
Dates: 1880-1889