Just thought you may be interested in these letters that were kept by Elizabeth Mortimer nee (McCullough). Elizabeth must have been a great writer to the soilders that were fighting in WW1. There have been a number of postcards etc I have seen over the years but this is a standard letter that a J. Kelly sent back to Elizabeth in 1915. She would have only been 14 at the time. I wonder who the J. Kelly is????
Elizabeth and Edmund would have devastated over the death of their beloved third daughter - Melva on 5th November 1926. It seems she died suddenly from penumonia. After the funeral Ethel went and stayed with Flora while Edmund and Elizabeth took Denny (Vera) to Spar Bush to convalesce. All their family and close friends were advised by wire. Elizabeth's father was working on the railroads and was in Greymouth at the time.
A letter from Elizabeth's father John McCullough on the death of his grandaughter. He worked on the railways and was away from home a lot. He would have got news of her death by telegram.