Monon, Ind., June 20
Dear Mrs. Black,
No doubt you don't know me and I don't know you personally, but I will tell you who I am. I was born in Lowell on October 29, 1877, on Commercial Ave., about 60 feet or a little more west of Sheet's furniture store. My father was Morgan Craft, brother of Bert Craft, and my mother's name was Barbara. They were both in business in Lowell, father had furniture and undertaking and other was in the millinery and dress making business.
Now I will tell you what I have to exhibit at the centennial. My father also made furniture and some caskets. I have some tools of his that he purchased of somebody second hand and I know they are over 100 years old. I also have his old razor strap and hone combined. My sister has a Methodist Hymnal that was published [in] 1852 and also a Christian church hymnal that was published in 1855. Mother and father belong to the old Christian church in Lowell.
Will somebody look after these articles after the centennial is over, until I come back to Lowell to get them? Our Craft family reunion is to be at Hebron on July 29th and I thought of bringing them up then as I always go to Lowell.
I also have some hoop skirts that women used to wear. If you want them, I can bring them too. Please reply as soon as possible.
Go to Charles Craft, "Pioneer History Index," for further information.
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