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1915

02 Dec
Katherine and Florence. Little Florence died on October 4, 1915.

Katherine and Florence. Little Florence died on October 4, 1915.

Boston, MA
Aug 18, 1915

From: William A Gray
To: Ruth (Barrell) Gray, 570 East 23 rd St, Brooklyn, NY

My dearest Ruthy:

Arrived in Boston safely this morning at 8:30. The trip was fine and cool — too cool
for comfort without an overcoat. Met a man I know, Mr Lockwood, who lives in Wyoming
(NJ) and had dinner and breakfast with him, breaking the monotony of the trip somewhat.

Did some business this morning and have knocked off for the day. Am going to the
dedication of the new baseball park with Mr Andrew this afternoon. Take a train at 8:30 P.
M. for Portsmouth, NH, stay there all night. Take 8:00 A. M. train to Lincoln, leave at 2:50
P. M. and arrive back in Boston 8:30 P. M. Go to Worcester Friday morning and have no
fixed plan beyond that.

I hope Florence is gaining and that all the rest are well. 

Kiss them all for me and with much love and kisses for your own dear self, I am

As always your
Will

Will's brother Ed was elected to Congress and began his term in 1915. This is Ed and his two daughters that year.

Will’s brother Ed was elected to Congress and began his term in 1915. This is Ed and his two daughters that year.

1915

Will with Katherine and Ruth, 1915.

Home in 1915.

Home in 1915.

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3 Comments

Posted by on December 2, 2013 in Family History

 

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3 responses to “1915

  1. Sheryl

    December 2, 2013 at 9:13 am

    So many children died in years past. Florence is so adorable in the photo. It’s sad to think that she probably died shortly after it was taken.

     
    • Jenny

      December 2, 2013 at 7:31 pm

      It’s hard for us to imagine, isn’t it? But knowing so much of my own genealogy, I would say Will and Ruth were pretty fortunate. This was the first child they lost at a young age. The next youngest was Jack, who passed away at age 17. They had nine children. Having such a large, healthy family in those years was a true fortune. It is sad to look at those photos and wonder what Florence might have become.

       
      • Sheryl

        December 2, 2013 at 7:38 pm

        I also know from my family that many did not make it to adulthood back then, but it’s still hard to really fathom what it must have been like for parents to lose children.

         

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