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