|Harmon, N.Y. Eugen and Inez. That might be Jude, |
their dog. The little girl is probably related to Max
Eastman, who had previously moved to Harmon.
Photo in collection of JT Marlin.
Her husband Eugen Jan Boissevain was in New York City while Inez was on tour with her sister Vida in the western states, where women voted.
Inez was seeking to persuade them not to vote for Woodrow Wilson because he did not support the Anthony Amendment.
Eugen appears to have written at least 11 letters to Inez between Oct. 3 and Oct. 20, 1916. When he heard of her collapse and hospitalization he went west to be with her. She died on Nov. 25, 1916. Her eulogist Maud Younger described Inez as dying "like a soldier, on the battlefield".
The dates of Eugen's letters in October 1916 are as follows, with tentative identification of their order.
The original letters are sometimes undated, which means the dates are guesswork based on clues in the letters themselves. The date on this letter seems to be October 3, but that doesn't match the calendar of Inez's trip because she didn't get to Cheyenne Wyoming that early.
|Green line=main Union Pacific Railway (UPRR). Red line=|
Utah & Northern Railway, which connects Salt Lake City with Butte
and Helena, Mont. and became part of UPRR. Thanks to Spellerweb.
3 (11th last)
9? (10th last)
11 (9th last)
15 (8th last)
16 (7th last)
EJB to IMB (PG-13), Dated Oct. 3, Postmarked Oct. 10 [1 of 11 letters in October]
Related Posts: Oct. 23–Inez Collapses in LA
Newspaper stories along the route: