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[Obituary for J.K. "Tobe" Dodd, November 30, 1905]

Description: Obituary for J. K. "Tobe" Dodd. Dodd passed away on Thursday, November 30, 1905 at the age of sixty-five at his home on the Dobbins Pike in Gallatin, Tennessee. According to the obituary, Dodd died due to a "general breakdown and softening of the brain." Dodd was a Confederate Lieutenant in Company D of the Second Tennessee Cavalry, and was later Sheriff of Sumner County, Tennessee.
Date: November 30, 1905
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Birdie McKinley to Mary Moore, Claude and Linnet White, September 9, 1907]

Description: Letter from Birdie McKinley to Mary Moore, Claude and Linnet White. She says they are doing well, except Lillian had a short sick spell. Will wants to sell their house in Gallatin. She went to the fair with Will and Bessie. Mollie Love died. Sh wishes they would come visit her. She met up with John Wood at the fair. She mentions how some people are doing. She talks about the fruit she wants and the rain they need. Mr. Lawrence stayed with them. One of her pigs got killed by a train. She has been so busy she hasn't been able to finish the letter. She was reminded of Will and wonders about Mattie and Henry. She hopes she will have news the next time she writes and can't wait for their next letter. She encloses a picture of Will that Aunt B had. There is a drawing on the back of the envelope.
Date: September 9, 1907
Creator: McKinley, Birdie
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from W. J. McKinley to Friends, September 12, 1907]

Description: Letter from W. J. McKinley to Friends. He says he doesn't care for writing, but would talk your ear off. He is doing well with his job and expects a raise. He talks about his crops. He is going to buy a sow and then sell her in the fall. After that he wants to go visit them. Mr. Lawrence visited and he wishes they lived closer. He hopes next year will be better for them. He talks about all of their cats. There was an oil leak at the depot. The next litter he has, he is going to send Claude a puppy.
Date: September 12, 1907
Creator: McKinley, W. J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Sally Thornhill to Mary A. Moore and Family, November 20, 1907]

Description: Letter from Sally Thornhill to her cousin Mary A. Moore discussing recent health problems and other news of family and friends, plans for Thanksgiving, crops, and the weather. She mentions that she has recently heard from Mary Thornhill who had been paid a visit by Mariah Rucker. There is an envelope addressed to Mrs. Mary A. Moore in McKinney, Texas. It is postmarked Goodlettsville, Tennessee November 20, and there is a postmark for McKinney, Texas on November 23, 1907 on the back.
Date: November 20, 1907
Creator: Thornhill, Sally
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Birdie McGee to Mary Moore and Claude and Linnet White, November 23, 1907 ]

Description: Letter from Birdie McGee to Mary Moore and Claude and Linnet White discussing recent news of family and friends. She mentions that she has new neighbors and that Mattie's baby is doing well. She has some new clothes, and they have been invited to an upcoming wedding. She continues the letter on Sunday discussing what they had for Sunday dinner, and she asks what they plan to do for Thanksgiving. She also discusses the poor economy and asks if it has affected Mary, Linnet, and Claude very much. Birdie addresses Mary Moore as Aunt Mollie.
Date: November 23, 1907
Creator: McGee, Birdie
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from W. J. McKinley to Mary Ann Moore and Claude D. and Linnet White, November 1907]

Description: Letter from W. J. McKinley to Mary Ann Moore (addressed as Aunt Mollie) and Claude D. and Linnet White discussing the problems with the economy, his business, Birdie, farming, and the house that he intends to build. He closes by wishing Mary and her family a Merry Christmas and prosperous New Year. He drew a diagram of the house he wants to build at the top of page five. There is an envelope addressed to Mrs. Mary A. Moore in McKinney, Texas and postmarked Gallatin, Tennessee. Part of the date is torn away, but it may be November 24, 1907. There is a postmark for McKinney, Texas on November 27, 1907 on the back.
Date: November 1907
Creator: McKinley, W. J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Birdie McGee to Mary Ann Moore and Claude and Linnet White, September 22, 1908]

Description: Letter from Birdie McGee to Mary Ann Moore (who she address as Aunt Mollie) and Claude and Linnet White discussing recent news, family and friends, the weather, sewing clothes, and how she wishes they could come for a visit. There is an envelope addressed to Mrs. Claude D. White, McKinney, Texas, and it is postmarked Nashville, Tennessee on September 24, 1908.
Date: September 22, 1908
Creator: McGee, Birdie
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Sally Thornhill to Mary Ann Moore, March 1, 1909]

Description: This is a letter from the Charles B. Moore Collection. It is from Sally Thornhill and is addressed to Mary Ann Moore. In this letter, Thornhill informs Moore of the goings-on in Goodlettsville, TN. The news includes: a confirmation on receiving her letter as well as Mary J. Thornhill's letter, details about Kate's buggy, news from Alice Wright about her mother's health, a discussion about her health, agricultural updates on crops and poultry, news on the health of family and friends as well as deaths in the community, a discussion bout Eula Thornhill's newborn baby, and a dialogue about the aging and decline in health of their favorite family horse. Sally begins a second letter dated February 2, 1909. In this letter, Thornhill discusses Vera and Nilla, details that she has yet to hear from Tom Jackson, and updates Mary Ann on the on-going bad weather. She closes the letter by noting that she always love to hear from Linnet or Mary and that they should write her soon.
Date: March 1, 1909
Creator: Thornhill, Sally
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Birdie McKinley to Mary Moore, Claude and Linnet White, June 22, 1909]

Description: Letter from Birdie McKinley to Mary Moore, Claude and Linnet White. She doesn't think they received her last letter. She comments that they have had so much rain and all of the vegetables they have had. Mattie's beau died. She mentions everyone's health and how fast Henry and Lillian are growing. She talks about her chickens. She asks if they plan to come visit in the summer, because she really wants to see them. She comments on the weather and asks if they think about moving to St. Louis. She liked their pictures and asks about Claude's father. She asks for a long letter.
Date: June 22, 1909
Creator: McKinley, Birdie
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Sally Thornhill to Mary Moore, August 2, 1909]

Description: Letter from Sally Thornhill to Mary Moore in which she writes about her family's health, the weather, and a visit by Claude White. She updates Mary on the activities of family and friends. Sally recounts a crash with a buggy, which left her and Nelly injured. She also tells Mary that she has eczema on her ankles. She describes how she treats the eczema.
Date: August 2, 1909
Creator: Thornhill, Sally
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Mary Moore to Charles and Linnet Moore and Willie McGee, January 1, 1900]

Description: Mary tells them to read their letters and was glad to hear from them. She says that they are doing well and how cold it has been. Bessie came to visit them for New Years and they cooked the turkey. She hopes they are not having bad weather and mentions that Old Wallace came and asked about them. Will McKinley came to see Birdie and he stayed until 11 o'clock. Mr. Griffin is staying at Aunt Nancy's place. Bessie has her first long dress. She asks Linnet to write and tell her what she is doing. She hopes they are doing well.
Date: January 1, 1900
Creator: Moore, Mary
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Linnet Moore to Mary Moore and Birdie McGee, January 8, 1900]

Description: Letter to her mother Mary and cousin Birdie. Linnet talks about milking and how cold it is. She has so much milk she had to throw some to the hogs, and she has tons of butter. The Thursday and Friday after her mother left she tried cleaning. Tommie tried to come over, but the weather was too bad. Saturday she made cakes with Gertie. Sunday she had visitors come over and then they went to Jennie's. Tommie gave her a bracelet and Jennie gave her garters. Monday she went to Melissa with some friends. Tuesday Claud White came over. Wednesday she went to a party and had a great time. Thursday she cleaned all day and then had friends come over. Friday she went to another party. Saturday she went to Jennies for a dinner. Sunday she stayed home and later friends came over. She plans to go to town and will write again soon.
Date: January 8, 1900
Creator: Moore, Linnet
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Mary Moore to Charles and Linnet Moore and Willie, January 10, 1900]

Description: Letter to Charles and Linnet Moore and Willie McGee. She mentions that a lot of their friends have moved. She made broom weed syrup for their cough. Birdie and Mattie had a small party the other night. Birdie tells Linnet to write. Linnet's father said she had written, but she hasn't sent it. Just like Lenora never received Linnet's letter either. She mentions the measles and small pox are going around. Sunday she had visitors and Mr. Love want her to stay all night, but she thinks he drinks. She got an apron and two handkerchiefs for her birthday. She asks what Linnet is doing, since she doesn't write, and if she is tired of cooking. She says that good money can be made there because items are sold by the pound. She asks how her friends are. She is going to see Mrs. Ellis who is not doing well. Nicy Blackamare married a Mr. Hassell. She comments on John Brown, Henry A. Wise, Mrs. Nation and prohibition.
Date: January 10, 1900
Creator: Moore, Mary
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from C.B. Moore to Mary Moore, January 11, 1900]

Description: Letter to Mary Moore from her husband C.B. Moore. Willie sent his and Linnet's letter to her. He read the paper and then went to bed. He had a hard time sleeping because of the cold. He mentions that it has been raining. He mentions that Linnet and Willie are milking and the weather is still dreary. Linnet is cooking for him and now the wind has picked up and is hurting his eyes, so he has to stay inside. He received a letter from Camilla Wallace, but none from her. By the evening it cleared up, but he thinks it may frost. He went to sleep early, although he work up because of the cold. Tommy was still over after ten o'clock. There was an incident with a negro, he got arrested. He then copies an entry from his diary of the day. He tells her to stay as long as she can and to enjoy her visit.
Date: January 11, 1900
Creator: Moore, C. B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Charles B. Moore to Mary Ann Moore, January 13, 1900]

Description: This is a letter from the Charles B. Moore Collection. It is written by Charles B. Moore and is addressed to Mary Ann Moore. In this letter, Charles informs Mary of the goings-on in Advalorem, Texas. The news includes: detailed accounts of daily chores around the house, updates on agricultural chores around the land such as clearing wood, stacking corn, and general maintenance of the farm, a confirmation about receiving Mary's letter, a discussion about the news from Gallatin,TN, a dialogue about the possibility of Mary not receiving all the letters Linnet and Charles sent to her, details about Will's trip to church, and a recount of his afternoon and evening. In Moore's letter dated January 14, 1900, he discusses the day's chores and notes that this day is a glorious one. He notes that he showered and got ready for the day, but needed a bit of hep from Linnet with his dressing. His mention community news and details what Linnet prepared for their dinner. He tells Mary that her absence allows Linnet and himself to take on responsibilities that usually fall on Mary, but he is happy to take them on because it means that Mary can relax when she is in Gallatin. He thanks her for taking care of their home while he and Linnet were in Colorado. He notes that it is now their turn to take of the home while Mary is away with her family. He closes the letter by giving a weather update and noting that this letter will go into the mail in the morning.
Date: January 13, 1900
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Charles B. Moore to Mary Ann Moore, January 15, 1900]

Description: This is a letter from the Charles B. Moore Collection. It is written by Charles B. Moore and is addressed to Mary Ann Moore. In this letter, Charles informs Mary Ann of the goings-on in Advalorem, TX while she is in Gallatin, TN visiting kin. The news includes: updates on daily chores and agricultural chores, community news, updates about renting Linnet's land and the south field, and gossip from Linnet and friends. In his next letter dated, January 16, 1900, Moore details abut his morning routine and gives a weather update before he closes the letter. The envelope is included with the letter.
Date: January 15, 1900
Creator: Moore, Charles B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Birdie McGee to the Moore family, February 4, 1900]

Description: This is a letter from the Charles B. Moore Collection. It is written by Birdie McGee and is addressed to Charles B. Moore, Linnet Moore, and Aunt Mollie. In this letter, McGee informs the Moore family and Aunt Mollie of the goings-on in Gallatin, Tennessee. The News includes: a confirmation about receiving the most current letter written by the Moore's, a weather update, details about the smallpox outbreak and how everyone is getting their vaccinations, a discussion about going to town to get a vaccination and details that Alice is sock from hers, news about community deaths, a dialogue about social events some family members attended and what happened at the events, health updates on Matilda Dodd and on the family members who have been vaccinated, and a discussion about clothing. She closes the letter by noting that the family should write to her soon. The envelope is included with the letter.
Date: February 4, 1900
Creator: McGee, Birdie
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Elizabeth Franklin to the Moore family, January 10, 1901]

Description: This is a letter from the Charles B. Moore Collection. It is written by Elizabeth "Bettie" Franklin and is addressed to the Moore family. In the letter, Franklin informs the Moore family that Matilda Dodd has passed way from pneumonia. She discusses the time period right before Dodd passed and describes how the family worked very hard to keep her well with visits from the Doctor and with medicine. The family realized she would not get well and all they could do was keep her comfortable tile she passed. Franklin details how the family and how friends have all helped out during this trying time. This is a fragment of the letter.
Date: January 10, 1901
Creator: Franklin, Elizabeth
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letters from Bessie Franklin and Bettie Franklin to the Moore family, January 20-22, 1901]

Description: This is a letter from the Charles B. Moore Collection. It is written by Bessie Franklin and is addressed to the Moore family. In this letter, Franklin informs the Moore family of the goings-on in Gallatin, TN during the Christmas holidays. The news includes: a confirmation on receiving the Moore's latest correspondence, updates about school, a discussion about family member's health status at present, details about the events they attended for the holidays, and a discussion about who attended the dinner they went to and the food they had, news about Bright's health, a dialogue about correspondences received from kin, details about the poultry show, community health updates about grip and colds, gossip about Broadie Webb, and a dialogue about presents received during the Christmas celebrations. She closes the letter by noting that the Moore family must write her soon and she hopes that this letter finds them all well. In Bettie's letter, dated January 22, 1901, she informs the Moore family of the goings-on in Gallatin, TN from her perspective. She details when Bessie and Mattie are going to school, notes that the grip is around, and mentions agricultural chores. She discusses going to listen to a preacher, notes the travel plans of kin, and updates the Moore family on the health of family. She closes the letter by stating that the Moore family must write to her soon.
Date: 1901-01-20/1901-01-22
Creator: Franklin, Bessie
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Lula Dalton to Linnet Moore, June 3, 1901]

Description: Letter from Lula Dalton to Linnet Moore. She is sorry that she hasn't written sooner, but she has been so busy. She received flowers from Mr. House. She had a talk with Carter about Mr. House's proposal. Carter wants her to wait, but she will do what she thinks is best. She did not have to pay for Linnet's boarding. She is going to use Linnet's money to get the pictures Linnet wanted. She tells Linnet to get well and have a good time.
Date: June 3, 1901
Creator: Dalton, Lula
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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