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HISTORY NEBRASKA MANUSCRIPT FINDING AID



RG1321.AM:  Harry L. Plummer, 1862-1922



Correspondence:  1890, March-August

Superior, Nuckolls County, Nebraska:  Loan officer; city clerk

Size:  One folder



BACKGROUND NOTE



Born in Pennsylvania in 1862, Harry L. Plummer was the son of George and Mary Plummer.  According to census records, Harry was living with his parents and siblings in Athens, Pennsylvania, in 1880.  At some point thereafter he moved to Superior, Nebraska.  The letters in this collection show that he ran a loan office in Superior between March and August of 1890 and also served as city clerk.  He returned to Pennsylvania in August of 1890 and married Sarah Etta Laucks on August 20, 1890.



By 1898 Harry and Sarah were living in Washington.  Sarah died on January 3, 1899 at Colfax, Washington.  On September 18, 1901, Harry married a second time to Mary (Kirby) Torrance.  Harry and Mary would have three children.  In 1910 the family was living on a farm outside of Colfax, Washington.  In 1920 Harry and Mary were living in Los Angeles.  They returned to Colfax, Washington, shortly thereafter.  Harry L. Plummer died at Colfax, Washington, on April 24, 1922.



SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE



The collection consists of one folder containing six letters from Harry L. Plummer of Superior, Nebraska, to his sister, Susan Anna (Mrs. Charles) Fay in Athens, Pennsylvania.  The letters date from March 22 to August 13, 1890.  Harry discusses his impending marriage, investment possibilities, and plans to return east to set up a boat and shoe shop.  In his August 5, 1890 letter, Plummer mentions that he is city clerk.



 



Subject headings:



Nuckolls County (Nebraska) — History

Plummer, Harry L., 1862-1922

Superior (Nebraska) — History



 



Revised TMM      04-02-2018