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Letter from Jennie Bell to her Mother, Frances Oakley
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Description
Letter from Jennie Bell to her Mother, Frances Oakley, regarding an inheritance. Further information to this part of the family history is unknown but this letter indicates how Frances Oakley had an inheritance which sustained her independent living.

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Stationery letterhead: Office of Jay Joslin Wholesale and Retail Foreign & Domestic Dry Goods, 384 & 386 Lawrence Street, Denver, Col. Joslin Dry Goods, Callier & Cleaveland Iith, Denver, Col.

Jennie's husband, Freeman Bell, worked as Head Bookkeeper for the Joslin Dry Goods Company in Denver Colorado.
Date of Original
Feb 17th, 1882
Subject(s)
Personal Name(s)
Jane, called Jennie, (Oakley) Bell, b. 1840, d. January 15, 1899. Frances Mary (Dean) Oakley, b. 1799, m. Joseph Oakley at St. Mary, Stratford Le Bow, London England, July 13, 1817. d. December 9, 1888 and buried in St. George Cemetery, St. George, Pottawatamie Co., Kansas.
Local identifier
TTOIEMB0008
Collection
Trafalgar Township Historical Society
Language of Item
English
Geographic Coverage
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.48341 Longitude: -79.71632
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Letter from Jennie Bell to her Mother, Frances Oakley
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Trafalgar Township Historical Society Sponsor: Jeff Knoll, Local & Regional Councillor for Oakville Ward 5 – Town of Oakville/Regional Municipality of Halton
Full Text

Denver, Col. February 17, 1882

Dear Mother,

your letter enclosing your sisters relating the particulars of uncle John’s death is received. I am glad you had it in your possession as it contained considerable information. But you did not tell me the name of the “hill” on which Samuel Howard lived. Did the Howard family own their residence, and be likely to still occupy the same house. What is the first name of Uncle John’s widow; is it Mary, Jane, or Susan? Do you remember the letter you had from some one in Burlingame Kansas...in regard to getting an estate through “Guns Agency" in London I...that letter...right away. I am going to a lawyer to get information so that I can go to...property....

I believe the 50 pounds left to Uncle Dean & John Howard now that they are dead goes back to the amourit left to you and patience. Should I be right your phase will be increased 50 pounds. This matter has been on my mind for three months - it came to me like an inspiration, but being sick so much this winter I have not been able to attend to it. Not one of the family have had enough interest to expressd any...in investigating the matter - I intend to get the rights of it before I stop. It is not necessary to tell Lizzie or Sylvester what I am doing - time enough when I am through. I hope you will live to enjoy your Brother's gift. Write immediately and enclose the letter I need.

347 23rd Jennie sends love & kisses to Dear Grandma, Your affectionately, Jennie Bell

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Letter from Jennie Bell to her Mother, Frances Oakley


Letter from Jennie Bell to her Mother, Frances Oakley, regarding an inheritance. Further information to this part of the family history is unknown but this letter indicates how Frances Oakley had an inheritance which sustained her independent living.