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Title: [?] Sample, Brooklyn to Ellen McIntyre, Co. Tyrone.
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileSample, James/12
SenderMrs James Sample
Sender Genderfemale
Sender Occupationunknown
Sender Religionunknown
OriginBrooklyn, New York, USA
DestinationCo. Tyrone, N.Ireland
RecipientMcIntyre, Ellen
Recipient Genderfemale
SourceT 2722/13: Copied by Permission of Miss E. Throne, Bready, Strabane, Co. Tyrone.
ArchiveThe Public Record Office, Northern Ireland.
Doc. No.9007191
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
LogDocument added by JM 25:02:1994.
Word Count524
Transcript137 North Elliott Place
Brooklyn N. [New?] York
April 5th 1897

Mrs Ellen McIntire [McIntyre?]
My dear sister
kind letter gave us sincere
comfort. I know that James
was very negligent about
writing to you. I often asked
him why he did not write to
his sisters and all he would
say was "I dont know". I believe
that he felt discouraged
and chagrined at his failure
of success in his business life
and did not like to own it
to his relatives. You say that
you heard the boys took
advantage of their Father He
always blamed them a great
deal perhaps too much but
they were never any great
help to him and When
business was very dull and
times hard and his health
very poor they left him to
struggle on alone and he
had to give up. I only
blame one of them (Joseph)
and I am having hard
trouble with him now to
get some money he was
owing his father. Samuel was
a great trial as he was given
to drink. He died three years
ago. "James Lalta" has two children
and lives in another county
about two hours travel
Joseph is married, no children
in dry goods business here
in Brooklyn.
"Charles Walker" is married one
child - dry goods - here in
Brooklyn. All friendly
except Joseph and he
is not friendly with his brothers


And now you will think
that I have been unmindful
of you [your?] request to have one
article written. I have been
doing my best but it has
been slow work. In the first
place I scarcely knew who
to ask to write it as we
have had several different
pastors in the last 12 years
and all but the last one
are gone from Brooklyn
and I did
not care to have him write
it because he did not know
him well enough personally
so I decided to ask Mr
Woodside and sent him
your note. At the time he
was very busy with preperations [preparations?]
for his anniversary and it was
about three weeks before I
received an answer asking
for some items of information
Finally he wrote that he
had written an article for
the Sentinel March number
I send you his letter in
explanation for so doing. I
also send you a copy of the
Sentinel containing the obituary
I am afraid it is not what
you desire but I cannot do
any better now. I have been
very much afflicted all winter
with rheumatism in my right
knee. Helen (we call her "Nellie") hurt
her foot in Jany and
did not step on it for two months
Katherine, the youngest, expects to
be married in June and they
will board with me I hope we
may hear often and know more
of each other even on earth and
not fail to meet with the
dear ones gone before in our
Eternal home in the heavenly
Lands. The girls join in love
Your sister

[?] [Sample?]

James suffered
much pain for
three months but
was in bed only
two weeks and
was kept under
the influence of
morphine to keep
down convulsions
but he knew us
all until very
near the last.