Father’s Good-bye

By 1892, Charles was ready to move south. His mother died in January. He may have been seriously ill and hoped that warmer weather would help his health. Charles and Ellen made plans to move the family south.

In the summer or early fall, Charles bought a train ticket, said goodbye to his family, and left for Louisiana.

It was the last time that he would see them.

Adel IA train station


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