|WP Williamson, Ahorey to James Williamson, Watsonville.
|Irish Emigration Database
|Williamson, W. P/49
|Ahorey, Co. Armagh, N.Ireland
|Watsonville, California, USA
|Donated by A. Williamson, 180 Mountsandel Road, Coleraine, Co. Londonderry.
|The Ulster American Folk Park.
|Action By Date Document added by S M, 02:07:1993.
|Extract from letter by WP Williamson, Ahorey to Dear Uncle Jim, 18. Feb. 1902.
Addressed to Mr James Williamson c/o Mrs RS Williamson, Lower Pajaro,
Watsonville (a note on the envelope says it was answered May 9, 1902)
...many and many a time my thoughts go back to the days spent at Pajaro and the
"agonizing cruel ground ? days we spent in Shasta. Speaks of changes: Kind
true hearted Uncle Bill who used to love to torment us and have his wee joke
at our expense if possible and then laugh till you could see down his throat,
and my brave cheery Robert. I must stop - this it is too sad. Give my love to
Mary and the children. I suppose Jimmy does not remember me. Remember me to
Judd and Carrie. Where is Carrie Bell, Judd's daughter? Is Pete Lowe there
yet and John Trafton and the McGowan boys? Is Carey French there yet? What
became of Frank the german who lived with us? Is Pete Cox alive yet? Is Joe
Wheeler living yet? Are there any coyotes or wild ducks in the "slough" now...
Do you ever see Bob Cox? Do you ever go to fish in the surf at Moss's
landing or down to the coast to catch crabs? Aunt (Sally) and Lucy send their
love. Aunt says she thinks of you many a time and wants to know if you go to
church or meeting. Speaking of religion: the real thing is the real thing.
Speaks against spiritualism. Do you remember writing the enclosed copy 64
years ago. I came across it in the old oak secratoire [secretoire?] in the
white room and thought you would like to have it. Your affect. [affectionate?]
nephew, WP Williamson