Delia Locke


image preview


Page 90

1881. interesting prayer meeting followed the close of the other meeting, in which some unused took part. I am so very tired, that it seems as if I could never get rested. (T.S.R. 37. 2 P.M. 59. S.S. 52.)

Jan. 12. Wednesday. Still cloudy. The large children have had a croquet party this afternoon for the benefit of those soon to leave us. There were Miss Dart, Miss Blois and Mrs. Wallace Amelia Bruml, Katie Carroll, Miss Byard, and Sarah, and we gave them cold chicken, preserves and cake with tea. Susie in this afternoon. I shall not be able to go to evening meeting again this week. (T.S.R. 46. 2 P.M. 60. S.S. 55.)

Jan. 13. Thursday. A rainy morn and a cloudy day. (T.S.R. 50. 2 P.M. 55. S.S. 53.)

Jan. 14. Friday. A rainy day. Mr. Cooke went away today but will probably come back again next week. We learn that Clara Ross had a son born on the 6th (I think) of the present month. This makes three sons and three daughters which they have had, but only the eldest and baby survive. (T.S.R. 53. 2 P.M. 54. S.S. 53.)

Jan. 15. Saturday. Cloudy and showery. (T.S.R. 53. 2 P.M. 60. S.S. 55.)

Jan. 16. Sabbath. The morning was rainy but not so as to interfere with our attending church. Mr. Pascoe preached from the text, "He whom God hath sent speaketh the words of God," &.c. The religious interest is so great that the meetings are to be continued through another week. (T.S.R. 47. 2 P.M. 57. S.S. 50.)

Jan. 17. Monday. Ida and Horace left us again for San Jose left no sad and lonely. So much of the joy goes when the children go. Horace is to review his studies and prepare himself for something further - is waiting to go East as soon as Uncle Franklin shall send for him, to take a course in medicine or dentistry. Mr. Cooke came back to help still further in the meetings. He stops with us. They bring back the news from Lodi that Mrs. Gaylo Ralph died last night after a short illness. (T.S.R. 39. 2 P.M. 50. S.S. 49.)

Jan. 18. Tuesday. (T.S.R. 38. 2 P.M. 53. S.S. 52.)

Jan. 19. Wednesday. Weather a little cloudy. Mr. Pascoe went to Camanche on

Page 91

1881. the stage to marry a couple there tomorrow morning - a Mr. Keintz to a Miss Keiser. (T.S.R. 39. 2 P.M. 56. S.S. 49.)

Jan. 20. Thursday. A foggy morning. I have written to Ida and Horace and received a letter from Horace. (T.S.R. 38. 2 P.M. 52. S.S. 50.)

Jan. 21. Friday. I have been much troubled with pain in my side all the week - all cramped up - and felt that I ought to have gone to Mrs. Tabor's last Monday, but Dr. did not wish me to leave home then, so I did not go. This evening I was suddenly attacked with asthma, and passed a dreadful night could not lie down to sleep and Dr. said I must go to Mrs.Tabor in the morning. (T.S.R. 32. 2. P.M. 50. S.S. 47.)

Jan. 22. Saturday. Mr. Cooke has finished his labors here, and went to the train this morn. so I went down to Mrs. Tabor's. Sarah and Mr. Pascoe, also Hannah Geffroy, who has been stopping at Susie's and attending the meetings also went. I was very sick indeed and know not how I could have lived to get there had it not been for Mr. Pascoe, who sat by me on the seal & supported me. Found Mrs. Tabor's house full, but she said she would make room for me. Had a bath immediately, and am a little relieved, but am very sick. (T.S.R. 32. 2. P.M. 54. S.S. 49.)

Jan. 23. Sabbath. A foggy forenoon. Dr. came down to see me and with him Mr. Milo J. Ayres - one of the 49 company, who Dr. had not met for thirty years. He lives now at Vallejo. They have a S.S. concert at the Cong. church here this evening - postponed from Christmas eve on account of the storm. They raised fifteen dollars or so. (T.S.R. 35. 2. P.M. 50. S.S. 49.)

Jan. 24. Monday. A foggy and cloudy day. Mr. Cooke concluded to come and help Mr. Pascoe another week, and Mr. Pascoe came down to the train for him, bringing Eunice to see me. I had written a postal home, but Mr. Pascoe brought me a note from Ada and I answered it by him. I am considerably better today. (T.S.R. 39. 2. P.M. 47. S.S. 47.)

Jan. 25. Tuesday. A foggy morn and cloudy day. I coughed much last night and am weak today. We are much crowded here. Fred. Morse is here very sick, and his mother is here to take care of him. His aunt - Mrs. Fredon is also here and Mrs. Charlie [?].

Date Original

January 1880

Dates Covered


Circa Date

circa 1880-1884


Original dimensions: 22 x 34 cm.

Resource Identifier



Holt-Atherton Special Collections, University of the Pacific Library

Rights Management

To view additional information on copyright and related rights of this item, such as to purchase copies of images and/or obtain permission to publish them, click here to view the Holt-Atherton Special Collections policies.


Delia Locke, diaries, women, diarist, California, Locke-Hammond Family Papers, Lockeford, CA, Dean Jewett Locke, rural life, rural California, 19th Century, church, temperance organizations, Mokelumne River Ladies' Sewing Circle, temperature recordings, journal