Monday, February 4, 2013

Amanuesis Monday - Letter to Charles Cubbage

Amanuesis Monday is a daily blogging prompt from which encourages the family historian to transcribe family letters, journals, audiotapes, and other historical artifacts. Amanuensis Monday is a popular ongoing series created by John Newmark at Transylvania Dutch.

Below is a letter from Sara Logan to Charles Cubbage, my great-grandfather, about Sarah Cubbage, Charles' sister and my great grand aunt.

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[unreadable along frayed top edge of letter]
Dec. 16, 1902
Mr. Charles Cubbage,
                    Dear Friend -
Will write you a few lines this morning in place of your parents to tell you that Sarah had fallen yesterday evening and got seriously hurt. It was so very ice, and she had gone to the shed to feed the chickens and was lying there when they found her. Her head pains her awfully and her back hurts her too. The Dr was here again this morning and said there was little improvement on her
[unreadable along frayed top edge of letter]
be no change for 48 [?]
She just lies and seems to be sleeping and does not seem to notice any one. Charlie I think poor Sara is quite [unreadable] your Father and Mother are so worried but I know Charlie you will come out if you can and if you do not come out the [unreadable, possibly "next word you" ??] that Sara will be better and fully recovered again and a marked improvement from her present condition.

                                                        Sara Logan

Sadly, Sarah Cubbage died on Christmas Day, ten days after her fall. I do not know if Charles ever traveled the 25-30 miles from Swissvale to Valencia to visit his sister and parents before she died. I did a post last year with her tombstone and obituary; she was 45 years old.

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