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Fayette Friday – Eugene B. Scofield, 7 July 1905

Letter transcription:

Indianapolis 7.7.05

Dear Sister Lena:

I am just in receipt of a note from Ralph Eugene Scofield, Kansas City, stating that he has traced our “line” back to Daniel Scofield who came to Stamford, Conn. 1641, and farther back to Sir Cuthburt Scofield, Scofield Manor, Rochdale, England. He will soon have his work in

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I spent all last week in Illinois. Am spending this at home. Was with George and May at Mt. Summit, (together with Etta, who is still there) over the Fourth of July. Never enjoyed myself better.

 

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With love, and with best to Brother John
Your brother
Eugene

Presume you knew of the death of Bro. J.M. Land. I held him in highest esteem and Christian love.
E.B.S.

 

 

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Fayette Friday – Balzora Scofield

Letter transcription:

McComb Miss, Sunday—P.M.

My Dear, Dear Brother:—

Your interesting letter with enclosures would have been answered some days ago—but in the midst of house-cleaning, a union revival & a sick cook—a near neighbor was taken violently ill and had to be taken to New Orleans for treatment. It fell upon Mabel to take her. As Will is away upon a several days business trip—it kept me busy to push things in the house—see that George went to school—and did not stay out after revival services. Also had to look after lady who is wearing

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magnetic goods, etc. In the midst of it all came a three hours call from Bro. Fares (Fa-rees) Christian minister here. He is young and very earnest. Said he had heard of you since his early boyhood and finally had the pleasure of hearing you speak at a St. Louis Con. La is his state but he has spent several years preaching in Tenn. & Ky. Was State Evangelist of Miss. several years. Is the most popular minister in McComb. I have not been out to hear him as all the pleasant weather has been devoted to this revival. Conducted by Rev. Jones of

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Colorado Spring, Colo. He is a Columbian Pres. and a Englishman. Very eloquent but not of sound doctrine. Such meetings are too sensational for me so I have his news second hand.—The past week has certainly put me in sympathy with Etta’s house cleaning experience. 6 rooms—besides hall bathroom, storeroom lumber room & servants room—you can fancy the confusion & work. Mabel re-gilded all her large picture frames, enameled two frames—an iron bed & inside of bath tub, and inside of refrigerator. She sent to Chicago for new iron bed for my room—with best

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steel-framed bed-springs. This with an Ost[?] mattress makes the best bed I ever [?truck] & I’ve slept in some fine ones. An electric storm last night kept us awake from 1 a.m. til almost 5 a.m. so I’m very nervous & unable to use pen today. Do you hear from Celia or her family? I am glad you have such satisfactory ministerial work for I know you do great good in that field as well as elsewhere with many thanks for you constant kindness to me. I must say goodbye for this time. Look for Mabel home tonight. Love to Etta Will & Guy—Most lovingly Zora

The letter was enclosed in this envelope, however it may not have been the original. Perhaps Eugene sent the letter on to Lena.

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Fayette Friday – A Wedding

Letter transcription:

Elwood, Ind., Jan 23 1894

Dear Sister Lena:

I understand by your letter of yesterday that you fixed the hour for Thursday morning February 8th.

If I am still here I will come the day before, if at Thorntown I will arrive at Connersville at 5.17 a.m. Thursday, & return to Indianapolis on 10.25 train.

I do not have any idea that Etta can come but I will write her.

We have had over 30 added and great crowds every night. We had a meeting for men only last Sunday and the house was full.

With love to all

(You will hear further) Eugene

Connersville Daily Examiner, 1894-02-08, p. 4, cols. 2 & 4

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Lena’s Postcards #86 – Eugene B. Scofield

[Postmark: Lafayette, Indiana, 29 December 1923, 6 PM]

Address: Mrs. J. H. Hackleman, Fayette St., Connersville, Ind.

12.29.1923
Dear Lena:
We are quite well
and have been busy
getting ready for
winter since Etta’s
return
Much love
Eugene
Written at Lafayette

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Fayette Friday – Eugene B. Scofield, 21 November 1887

Letter transcription:

Middletown Ind Nov 21, 1887

Dear Sister Lena:

I am here holding a series of meetings. Commenced Saturday evening under very unfavorable circumstances there being very few in attendance. Last night, however, the house was full. I am using a new fangled pen, and as you see, with varied effect. Am quite well, as was Ettie Saturday when I saw her last.

Desiring to try the metal of a horse I wished to buy I loaded Ettie into a bugy and drove to Summit on Saturday afternoon. Drove six miles, somewhat hilly, in 45 minutes. Drove back after half an hour in same time. Unhitched the horse—ran two squares carried two doz. cans of fruit=a doz. each trip down seller—also a box of onions—packed my valirse—hurried four squares to depot—saw the train moving out but succeeded in stoping it, and was on the cars all in 25 minutes from the time I drove up to Saffles stable.

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We expect to move next week. We will pack up and ship our goods on Friday and will go down and have the floors scrubed Saturday—haul in our goods and on Monday Ettie will go down, and in a few day we will be all right.

I was called to Greenfield and preached Thursday & Friday & Sat. evenings to large audiences. Had a very pleasant time. Saw their gass wells and sat by my first gas fires. I will not try to tell of the conveniences of natural gas as you have heard so much about it. There is gas now burning in the grate behind me as write in the pleasant home of Bro. J.P. Shoemaker.

I am in a historic community—this being the home of the family of Franklin’s who have produced so much discord on the organ question. I remain ofer 27th

Enclosed find clipping that will arouse old memories. Place in one of my books after you read it.

With kisses for little ones and love to all I am your Brother E.B.

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Fayette Friday – Eugene B. Scofield, 6 June 1886

Letter transcription:

Sexton, Rush County, Ind., June 6 1886

Dear Sister Lena:

Ettie wanted me to write to you Friday last but as I was very busy I failed to do so, and as I have been from home every since I had to put it off until now. I am on my way home from the Hannagan and am waiting for my train.

I write this expressly to urge you to come up and visit us as soon as you can arrange to do so. Ettie would like for you to come the last of this week and remain as long [as] you can. I am at home most of the time and can be with you.

Can you not spend several days with us before harvest?

Yesterday was quite rainy.

Love to all—Drop us a card that you will come. Write soon.

Lovingly E. B. Scofield

 

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Fayette Friday – Eugene B. Scofield, 15 March 1886

Letter transcription:

New Castle, Ind. March 15, 86

My Dear Sister:

You ask why I do not write, and my humble reply is I have no excuse. However, I have been from home so much, and my time has been so occupied when at home with my professional labors that I have little time or disposition to write.

Last Friday Ettie and I went to Summit where she will remain for some ten days during my absence at Cadiz for a week or so. I returned from S. next day, and spent Sunday at Millville, and have just got home. Am all alone. I go to Cadiz this 2 p.m.

We met Bro. Wiles on the train Frid— on his way to Marion. Said he had just heard from folks west. Said the church at Connersville are going to remodel their house to the turn of $3,000. He was

 

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much elated at the idea. Says it will be.

Now my dear sister you have about all the news I can impart.

Dr. Booe, our good neighbor and brother, has been sick, but is some better.

A Mrs. Kinsey, who was visiting her daughter, on the opposite side of the street from us died this 7 a.m. two hours ago.

Bro. D. K. Van Buskirk is to be here next week and the week after.

The death rate is rather high this Spring in this county.

Thanks for C.[Connersville] papers, they are always welcome.

Give my love to all, and accept much yourself. Would be glad to have you come up as soon as you can make it convenient.

Your Brother in much love
E.B. Scofield

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Fayette Friday – Eugene B. Scofield, 9 March 1885

Letter transcription:

Dunreith Ind. March 5, 85

Dear Sister Lena;

Your kind letter was received some days ago and would have been answered ere this had I not been so busy. We are both enjoying good health this winter, Ettie makes her home at her Father’s; I have been out preaching every day, save four, this year. Ettie was with me some five weeks, and enjoyed herself very much.

Yes! we had a grand, good, meeting at Knightstown. After an absence of some four weeks, as I was here preaching and but five miles from there, I suddenly dropped in on them at their S. school

[page 2] yesterday and we had quite a joyful greeting. I preach for them next Lord’s Day.

We went from Knightstown to Summit on that cold, windy Tuesday. We had to drive over from K. to Dunreith to take the noon train. As the wind was from the west and to our back and we in a phaeton we did not get cold until when within a mile of here we came to a creek frozen over and impassable and compelled to turn about and face that forceful blizzard; we had not proceeded more than half a mile ere we concluded that to ride the mile and a half we had to go against the west wind [?] to freeze badly if not fatally, so we stopped at a Mr. Huddleson’s whose wife is a sister of Bro. Whitmere’s

[page 3] wife. I was not as cold as Ettie who had to thaw her fingers in icy-water to get anything like relief. After an half hour—good and warm—we resumed the uneven tenure of our way. The train at Newcastle from Connersville was some five hours belated and we had to wait from 12:30 to 5:30 p.m. Thurs spending the coldest day of my recollection on a journey that might just as well have been postponed until a more pleasant day. Moral. “D’was better mine [?] you tont be too quick.”

After three days rest I went to Mechanicsburg. A little town 9 miles west of Summit–, I remained there three weeks having a splendid attendance and profound attention, two

[page 4] only were baptized. But we succeeded in organizing a little congregation composed of some of the best citizens of this county. Men and women of means and influence. They will proceed at once to build a church.

We are here just over Lord’s day, go to a schoolhouse half way between Summit and Newcastle this week.

I owe Ella a letter I think will write to her soon. I received on from Sherman. Kiss the babies for me. Give my love to all, would be glad to see all.

Lovingly Your Brother
Eugene

(write soon)

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Fayette Friday – Eugene B. Scofield, 4 November 1884

Letter transcription:

Winchester Ind. Nov. 4 1884

Dear Sister Lena;

Your last letter was received in good time, and would have been answered long since but for contending circumstances and dearth of news. We are well—save a touch of piles on my part. I have been subject to some slight attack, of some nature, for two or three months.

I was at Muncie Saturday morning and learned from Minnie that little Clara was no better when she was down—How is she? Tell me all about her. Minnie also stated that the baby is awful good. How is She? We would like to see them—and all the folks. Ettie says every few days, that she wishes she lived where she could come up and spend the day frequently.

I presume Sherman is at C— by this time as he wrote me he would go to C— in time to vote. Tell him I will write soon.

The campaign has been very quiet here, only one big day since we came—and that not [page torn]

[page 2] We like the people here very much—everybody nice, wide-awake, up-to-the-times sort of folk. Our membership is not large, but I think we will have a large congregation here some time.

The 24th of this month I am going to Dunrith, Henry Co. to hold a two weeks meeting, I conducted a successful meeting there last year.

We expect Bal. to visit us soon. Would be glad to have you come sometime, whenever you can. Was sorry to learn (from Minnie) that you are having chills again—trust you will soon get rid of them. Dr. Spurgeon has a prescription that he says will never fail to break the chills. I think I could procure if for you if you want to try it. It will do its work in 48 hours at the most.

We had a fire near here last night, tile mill.

This is election day and I have had my say. We are having a typical November day—Damp—Sunny—then cold & windy, just like the “old days” when we hauled in our fodder or corn crop.

Dinner is near ready—I am tired writing and must close. Ettie sends love. Give our love Ella—Dan and all.

With much love

Your Brother Eugene

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How sad was the sudden death of Cousin Alice—So many die this year—we know not who will be the next. We should remember the Savior’s words, “Be ye ready.” We should ever be prepared for our time may be near at hand. E.B.S.

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Fayette Friday – Eugust B. Scofield, 7 July 1884

Letter transcription:

Muncie Ind. July 6 7-84

Dear Sister Lena:

I believe you owe me a letter nevertheless I will write another. We have been getting along nicely every since the advent of the boy. Ettie is getting quite strong again, and the little one is as hearty as could be desired. He was much indisposed for the first two or three weeks but since that time has been well. However the little fellow was very fretful yesterday, last night, and this morning, sleeping very little of the time, but as he is now sleeping we hope he will get a little rest.

We kept a girl two weeks, the first week she worked as nice as a new

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broom, but as soon as Ettie got up she wanted to be on the run every afternoon, so we gave her a dismissal, and I took the kitchen chambermaid, nurse, and general household work until Ettie was able to assist me. We got along finely.

There is little news for me to impart. I am about to change my field of labor on account of financial depression here. Just what work I will take up I know not positively, I have several in view, and arrangements partially made.

Minnie and A.J. are well. A.J. went to Indianapolis this morning.

We had a big 4th here. Roasted ox, etc., etc. Grand fireworks in the eve. Two negro women seriously if not fatally injured by the explosion of a rocket not far from where we stood.

Love to all—Ettie sends love write soon—
Your Brother Eugene

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Ettie bought a ratan cab-parasol top, and as she did not like the black she is covering it with satine, I enclose a sample.

 

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