Cora Goodenow     ( January 18, 1897 )

Cora Goodenow was the Ottawa County Commissioner of Schools.

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Envelope Front

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Letter: One page, one side

Paper 8-1/4” wide by 10-7/8” high

Envelope: postmark on the front was Grand Rapids, Mich, 12—1M, Jan 18, 1897

The post mark on the back was Dennison, Mich. Jan 18, 1897

The envelope was stamped with a 2 cent stamp.  The address was Miss Lizzie Golden, Dennison, Ottawa Co., Mich




Office of

Cora M. Goodenow,

County Commissioner of Schools,

Ottawa County



Grand Haven Mich.

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Berlin, Mich., Jan 18, 1897


My dear Lizzie,


Found yours on my return home Saturday.  You don’t know how good and how natural it seemed to hear from your.  I may see you this week.  Have planned to do so anyway.  I visited Cossa Friday AM.  She told me of your headaches and poor health.


The old days come back to me.  They were happy days and I have wished for them a good many times.  Flora and Jane both know how much I care for you.  They do not mention your name to me.  I wish you taught near here or that I lived near you.  I think of you every day and a good many times in a day.  I visited May Dimmock some time ago.  I have four schools left in Polkton and four in Crockery to visit.  One in Wright and two in Tallmadge and twenty-three on the south side.  So you can see I have been busy and such roads as I have had.  I have no more time thus xxx will close with love.


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