This letter was written to my great grandmother, N. Regina (Gruissy) Mark 1879 OH – 1959 OH
To: Miss Regina Nancy Gruissy, 708 west Fourth St., Canton, OH
From: W H Ackerman
Postmarked: 9 AM 11 Jul 1899, Beach City, OH
Miss Regina N. Gruissy, Canton, O.
Dear friend. I will take the pleasure of writing to you this evening. Well Regina I was up to Massillon Sunday night. I went up on the 4 o’clock train and came home on the 8.51 train. But I did not see any girls I cared about. But of course no body else loves you. You say but I don’t think so.
Now Regina you know what I always said I loved you and you know it. If you knew you that letter hurt me you would never write that again. You know Regina I love you above all others. When you think I don’t care for you any more you can just stop writing to me.
I am also sorry to hear that you are not well hope you are better by this time. From Your Dear Beloved Friend, Walter. Ans. Soon
Another thing I always have used you like a lady best I know how. I remain as ever yours Truly, W H Ackerman. Ans Soon
Note: This letter was written in pencil on lined paper. It had a 2 cent stamp.
Regina was 20 years old at the time this letter was written. There are no family stories of this suitor for my great grandmother’s affections.