October 12, 1917

Isaac received word that his eldest son, Harvey Taylor Carr, had died.

Friday October 12th 1917  quite cold & partly cloudy   I hurried my morning work & dresd [dressed] & went to depot   thought mother might come but she didn’t    I had fires in furnace cook stove & grate & came home to see to fires & then went to Lewis Restaurant & got lunch pd 15 cents   it got warmer after dinner   I was home most of pm & at 6 in eve went to the Depot & the train was right on time & mother came feeling as good as could be expected   we took supper at Hotel  meantime this am Agt Owens handed me a telegram from Dave telling of Harveys death yesterday in a Minneapolis hospital  he died of nervous breakdown & heart failure pennyless & homeless [1]

Harvey Taylor Carr (1860-1917) - Photo Taken about 1905
Harvey Taylor Carr (1860-1917) – Photo Taken about 1905

 

[1] Harvey and his wife, Sarah Myers Carr, were separated, but never divorced.

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