This is a very sad letter. Christopher Cranston (Charles Edward Cranston’s father) married Lora Park in 1832 in Rhode Island and Lora died in March of 1835 in Ohio. He expresses his grief and frustration – and describes his last moments with her. So sad. Christopher later married Irene W. Nott. Lora was Charles Edward Cranston’s mother and the only child from Christopher and Lora.