1909 envelope from Detroit

1909 letter from Ethel

This letter was sent to my great grandparents just after their 1909 wedding. I have already posted the response letter from Mary to Ethel dated January 22, 1909 here. I wonder how those early days went at Hillcrest Cottage. Sadly, Mary’s father, Faxon Kimmerly, died on January 30, just a couple weeks after this letter…

1909 handwritten letter

First letter from Hillcrest Cottage

This Friday’s letter was written in January 22, 1909, shortly after my great grandmother, Mary Kimmerly, married my great grandfather, Clarence Preston Duck. I love this letter because it contains the story of the naming of the house, Hillcrest Cottage, which I just wrote about on Wednesday. Great Grandma was writing to Ethel (Duck) Rockey,…