Monthly Archives: May 2013

Carolyn’s Letter #2 June 19th, 1864

Quincy, June 19th, 1864 Dear Sister, I received your letter last night and was glad to hear from you. We are all well. Mamie has been out to walk with her father tonight and when she was coming home, Mr. Drake’s folks were out on the doorstep and they called her into the yard and…

Carolyn’s Letter #5 May 19th, 1865

Quincy May 19th 1865 Dear Sister, I am trying to write a few lines, but Alice is fretting so I don’t know whether I shall succeed. We have had a very stormy week, Tuesday and Wednesday. It was warm as July and Wednesday night we had a heavy thunder shower. It began about 8 o’clock…

Carolyn’s Letter #4 Apr. 23, 1865

Quincy, April 23rd, 1865 Dear Sister, I suppose¬† you are expecting a letter before but I have not had time to write for I am alone now and any time is pretty well taken up. Emily’s sister is dead and was buried today. She died last Thursday of inflammation of the brain and I don’t…

Carolyn’s Letter #1 March 20th, 1864

Quincy, March 20th, 1864 Dear Sister, I received a letter from you last Friday night and should have answered it before, but I have been very busy. I am fixing the baby’s short clothes, and Mamie’s clothes for warm weather, so I have enough to keep me at work when I have time. We are…

About Carolyn Lucinda Parker Page and her Letters

Caroline Lucinda Parker was born in Stoneham, Ma., December 20, 1837. She married John Page of Quincy on January 17, 1859, when she was 22 years old. They lived initially in Woburn where their first child was born, Mary Caroline Page, December 25, 1861,of whom we descend. This is a photo of Carolyn in 1862,…

Carolyn’s Letter #3 Dec.25, 1864

Quincy¬† Dec. 25, 1864 Dear Sister, I am writing under difficulties for Alice is crying in the cradle, and Mamie at my elbow is threatening to inspect the ink bottle, but I thought I must write a few lines to let you know how we got over Christmas, I must leave off now and take…