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Letter from Joseph Yates to Mildred Deveney


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This item is a letter dated July 16, 1912 written by Joseph Yates to Mildred Deveney with regards to a family reunion that Johnny Yates was planning.
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Front:

WALTER S. LAHEY
JOSEPH W. YATES

Tel. ASland 4-0111

Representing
E. & S. JAY
Grenoble, France
THOS. PURSELL & SONS
Gloversville, N.Y.

J. W. YATES
Gloves
Room 605
ONE PARK AVENUE
NEW YORK CITY

July 16 [12],

Dear Cousin Mildred

Your letter telling of cousin John's
plan to have a get together of the Yates
clan received a day or so ago.
I think it fine to have such a party.
Our whole flock has scattered all
over the face of the earth almost.
I remember your mother Carrie and
Dave Edmonds [met], remember when
they were married. That must be 50 yrs
ago. I have been married 47 years and
it was long before that.
My grandson is now getting ready
for West Point, our [chief] military school.
I am awful sorry about cousin Charlie
I called on him [missing] 15 years
ago this summer. I [recall?] his wife
Alice Davis died the day we were there.
I was later told so, but Charlie was
down on the farm. We drove back that
way to Brantford but did not see Charlie
but had a nice visit with [Jim Beckham?]
who was in [missing] lane in front of the old

Back:

house in which most of us were born,
but travelling on a schedule we had no
time to spare but drove on through, making
Buffalo that night. Tell Charlie all this,
I see George [Polder] is dead, he lived next
to us for 20 years in Norwich.
I have to go to Buffalo occasionally.
If I can arrange my trip at the time the
celebration will be held in Norwich, I will
be there, but yet do not know the date, so
am unabvle to say, let me know soon.
I have only one other in my business
so it is not possible for me to spend much
time away, especially just now.
It would be great to have an old time
[clan?] fest with you all, I would enjoy it
[Terena and Mary?] are living at Scepere
Saskatchewan Canada.
Dave in Chicago wrote me and sent
your letter to him inclosed to me
I am [writing] him now, as he asked
me to [return?] your letter.
Dave [missing] over 80 years and is not too
strong so [missing] not think he should travel
but I am younger and stronger, so way [illegible]
Oscar the youngest lives also in Chicago,
Phil, [Anita], Alice, all died a few years
ago but there is still five of us.
Thank you fro writing me and inviting
me, [missing] let me know [missing] right date and I
will [try] to be there [missing] sincere J W Yates

Give my best regards to cousin John, your parents, and
all the Yates tribe, sincerely Cousin Joe
Date of Publication:
1912
Subject(s):
Local identifier:
1997.077.004
Collection:
Jean Sumsion Collection
Geographic Coverage:
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.0834 Longitude: -80.49968
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Letter from Joseph Yates to Mildred Deveney, 1912. Burford Township Historical Society and Museum, Item No. 1997.077.004.
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Full Text

Front:

WALTER S. LAHEY

JOSEPH W. YATES

Tel. ASland 4-0111

Representing

E. & S. JAY

Grenoble, France

THOS. PURSELL & SONS

Gloversville, N.Y.

J. W. YATES

Gloves

Room 605

ONE PARK AVENUE

NEW YORK CITY

July 16 [12],

Dear Cousin Mildred

Your letter telling of cousin John's

plan to have a get together of the Yates

clan received a day or so ago.

I think it fine to haev such a party.

Our whole flock has scattered all

over the face of the earth almost.

I remember your mother Carrie and

Dave Edmonds [met], remember when

they were married. That must be 50 yrs

ago. I have been married 47 years and

it was long before that.

My grandson is now getting ready

for West Point, our [chief] military school.

I am awful sorry about cousin Charlie

I called on him [missing] 15 years

ago this summer. I [recall?] his wife

Alice Davis died the day we were there.

I was later told so, but Charlie was

down on the farm. We drove back that

way to Brantford but did not see Charlie

but had a nice visit with [Jim Beckham?]

who was in [missing] lane in front of the old

Back:

house in which most of us were born,

but travelling on a schedule we had no

time to spare but drove on through, making

Buffalo that night. Tell Charlie all this,

I see George [Polder] is dead, he lived next

to us for 20 years in Norwich.

I have to go to Buffalo occasionally

If I can arrange my trip at the time the

celebration will be held in Norwich, I will

be there, but yet do not know the date, so

am unabvle to say, let me know soon.

I have only one other in my business

so it is not possible for me to spend much

time away, especially just now.

It would be great to have an old time

[clan?] fest with you all, I would enjoy it

[Terena and Mary?] are living at Scepere

Saskatchewan Canada.

Dave in Chicago wrote me and sent

your letter to him inclosed to me

I am [writing] him now, as he asked

me to [return?] your letter.

Dave [missing] over 80 years and is not too

strong so [missing] not think he should travel

but I am younger and stronger, so way [illegible]

Oscar the youngest lives also in Chicago,

Phil, [Anita], Alice, all died a few years

ago but there is still five of us.

Thank you fro writing me and inviting

me, [missing] let me know [missing] right date and I

will [try] to be there [missing] sincere J W Yates

Give my best regards to cousin John, your parents, and

all the Yates tribe, sincerely Cousin Joe

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Letter from Joseph Yates to Mildred Deveney


This item is a letter dated July 16, 1912 written by Joseph Yates to Mildred Deveney with regards to a family reunion that Johnny Yates was planning.