Tag: 1889

Letter #6: August 12, 1889

INTO IRONWOOD When I found Josiah’s letters, my work on everything else came to a screeching halt. My seriesΒ The Malevolent Matriarch about my unkind great grandma took a back seat.Β Our matriarch wrote hundreds of letters in the 40s and 50s. When I came across letters her father Josiah had written to his parents in the…

Letter #5: June 2, 1889

INTO IRONWOOD I found myself giggling like a kid when researching this one, had to force my eyebrows down. It was an “Oh, goodie!” moment, and I thought, “this is too much fun.” Today I share #5 of 14, letters written by my great, great grandfather Si Smith from Ironwood, Michigan beginning in 1889. The…

Letter #4: May 15, 1889

INTO IRONWOOD I think he wanted me to know. Why else would I find this exact tidbit of information among the piles of documentation, 127 years later?Β  Sometimes, you gotta shake your head. While researching my great grandma Orah, the subject of my series The Malevolent Matriarch, I discovered letters written in the 1880s by…