|Death: ||Aug. 19, 1898|
Daugther of Theodore Tupper & Isabel E Paxton Curtiss
Waverly, Ill. Aug. 21, 1898
Your letter was received yesterday. this is a sad Sunday for us. We miss our dear little girl so much and feel so badly about it. She was a little sick a week ago last Thursday night but not badly so as we thought until Sunday. Since then we knew that she was very sick but she had such a good medical attention (Dr. Tuble & Dr. A.C. Brown) that we hoped for the best and at the worst did not expect her to go so soon. But I will let Belle write the particulars. As to that draft, I spoke to Mr. Reagel & Mr. Hutchison about it. Mr Hutchison says that they had money enough in New York to pay it and expected it to be paid but it was protested and sent back here. He has written to them about it and if they will not pay it you write to your friend to send you the draft and I think you can arrange it all right so that you can turn it in here and cancel your over draft with it. Since I happen to think of it now I will ask you Do you know what that Mrs Fords (Colored) address is or where the letter is that had it. Chas Jackson has been anxious for me to get it and give to him as he wants to write to them. Willia Riley died last week sometime. She was buried Thursday I think. Mr Frank died very suddenly too and was buried Friday. Mr. Kaye made a very nice talk at Frances funeral. The services were short. We requested that every body was very kind. We had flowers enough to cover her grave all over and then put a good many on Mamas grave.
This is a poor letter but I don't know what to write and will close now
Theo. T. Curtiss
Dear Aunt Louise,
Will try and write you particulars of little Frances illness and death.
A week ago Thursday night her bowels seemed rather loose and were so bad on Friday we tho best to get something for her from the doctor. On Saturday she did not seem really worse, but we took her down to the Dr;s office so he could see her. She sat up in her buggy all the way down and back. but on Sunday A.M. she seemed pretty sick and lay in sort of a stupor all the early part of the day, tho she would brighten when we spoke to her. The Dr. came up to see her and that her pretty sick through not seriously so. Monday she seemed a little better and toward evening would brighten up and seem real happy. She did not sit up by herself after Wednesday tho. She was so weak. Dysentery was the trouble. But on Thursday, her trouble with her bowels seemed to be so much better the Dr. & Mrs Henry though she would keep improving after that, but on Friday morning about 6:30 she lost consciousness and I think it never entirely returned tho she looked and seemed better for a few minutes--then suddenly took a turn for the worse again, and died about 9:15 A.M.
Dr. Brown and Mrs. Henry were here when she died.
Maud came down Friday P.M. She said she took great comfort in thinking we had such a good neighbor and one who knew so much of children and so well what to do in case of sickness. Her funeral was held in her grandfathers rooms on account of more room and he likes the idea of having her where he grandmother was last. She did look so sweet and pretty and peaceful tho rather thin for her.
Our house seems desolate without her but we are trying to feel that she is really better off and it is all for the best in the end. Everybody was so kind and were so many here and had so many flowers covered both graves plentifully. the bearer were Oscar Roberts, Frank Curtiss, Isa Miller & Frank Smedley. The They carried the casket to the grave from the house. Had the funeral at 4:30 Saturday afternoon, so Percy could come down for it. Aunt May & Agnes came too. Bulah made that pretty little dress just the week before so the little pet had that on. Mama is going to stay with me this week, till the sharpness wears off a little but we all have such pleasant memories of how bright and happy she was and are thankful to have had her even for such a short time. Will leave the rest for you when you get home, as we can say lots when we don't remember to write all at once. Belle.
Theodore Tupper Curtiss (1870 - 1954)
Isabel Eleanor Paxton Curtiss (1871 - 1941)
Frances A Curtiss (1897 - 1898)
Edith L Curtiss (1899 - 1979)*
Theodore Paxton Curtiss (1900 - 1989)*
Waverly East Cemetery
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Record added: Sep 18, 2005
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