Anna D. Post to her Aunt Malinda Dull Van Emburgh
Paterson, New Jersey to Monroe, Louisiana March 20th 1888
Have not heard from you in a long time and had no answer to my last letter, have been anxious to know how cousin [Georgiana Van Emburgh O’Kelly] gets along. Grandpa [Peter] Demarest died yesterday at ten minutes of two o’clock in the afternoon, he was nearly 81 years old, he was sick just four weeks to the day, will be buried Thursday at 10 o’clock from his home at Fair Lawn. Grandma [Catherine Van Emburgh Demarest] has been sick too but is better now she feels very badly about the loss of her husband. Uncle Henry [Demarest] died January 8th, he was out west [Trinidad, Colorado].