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Sara (Mrs. Abel G.) Chaney Collection, 1895-1917

 Unprocessed — Multiple Containers
Identifier: H2015-059

Content Description

The collection consists of 292 letters sent to Sara (Mrs. A.G.) Chaney of Armour (S.D.) from 1895 to 1917 with the majority of the letters dating from 1910 to 1914. The letters are mainly from her children, with a few letters coming from her husband, grandchildren and other friends and family members. Of particular interest are 76 letters from her daughter Florence who attended the Ward Academy (Academy, S.D.) with correspondence from 1909-1910. Further processing will be required to better identify the bulk of the collection. Sara Ann Jackson was born on June 26, 1851 near Portage City (WI). She married Abel G. Chaney in Wisconsin on June 30, 1870. They later homestead near Ashton (IA) with their children Amy, Hattie, Carl and Daisy. In April of 1886 they moved to Dakota Territory where another daughter, Florence was born in 1890. The family lived eight miles west and one mile north of Armour. Sara died on January 7, 1940 in Armour (S.D.).

Acquisition Type


Restrictions Apply



  • 1895-1917
  • Majority of material found within 1910 - 1914


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