Delia Locke


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1882. at the Brick Church today. (T.S.R. 35. 2 P.M. 55. S.S. 52.)

Jan. 23. Monday. Weather cloudy windy and rainy. Received letters from Mr. Cooke and Horace. (T.S.R. 44. 2 P.M. 55. S.S. 47.)

Jan. 24. Tuesday. A rainy morning. Have received a letter from Ada and written to Howard. (T.S.R. 43. 2 P.M. 54. S.S. 48.)

Jan. 25. Wednesday. A cloudy afternoon. We have attended this afternoon the burial, at the Brick church of Frances Day Parr of Woodbridge. We heard of it just at the last moment, and it was very sudden news to us. She was a young wife and mother - leaves a babe of a few months old - and a large circle of sorrowing friends and relatives to mourn her loss. Naturally gay, lively and amiable in disposition, she will be much missed. Have written to Howard. (T.S.R. 32. 2 P.M. 50. S.S. 48.)

Jan. 26. Thursday. Cloudy and rainy. Have written to Horace. (T.S.R. 42. 2 P.M. 48. S.S. 47.)

Jan. 27. Friday. Have received a letter from Ada. The measles are so bad in her school as nearly to close it. (T.S.R. 36. 2 P.M. 50. S.S. 47.)

Jan. 28. Saturday. (T.S.R. 34. 2 P.M. 48. S.S. 46.)

Jan. 29. Sabbath. We have attended meeting as usual. Mr. Pascoe preached from the text, "And the Lord shut him in". Some of the girls have been this afternoon to the burial of the only daughter of Mr. Gillespie, who was shot a while ago through the window in the neck and jaw by a villain who wished to marry her, against the wishes of the family. She has suffered for weeks from it, and has now died, and was buried at the Brick Church. (T.S.R. 30. 2 P.M. 50. S.S. 46.)

Jan. 30. Monday. Lilie Greve, who is still with us, is twenty years old today. I have given her an Autograph Album and dedicated it. I have written to Ada and received a letter and photograph from Horace. (T.S.R. 27. 2 P.M. 51. S.S. 48.)

Jan. 31. Tuesday. A rainy forenoon and a windy night. Have received a letter from Howard. (T.S.R. 40. 2 P.M. 49. S.S. 45.)

Feb. 1. Wednesday. A windy day - Wrote to Horace. (T.S.R. 35. 2 P.M. 53. S.S. 47.)

Feb. 2. Thursday. Have had Mrs. Vincent, father and mother to dinner. (T.S.R. 31. 2 P.M. 52. S.S. 48.)

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1882. Feb. 3. Friday. I have written to Howard. Mr. Moffat died this morning. He was shot accidentally by a man who was hunting in the chapparal and did not see him but thought he was shooting at a deer. He leaves a wife and children. Mr. Pascoe has moved his books and all to the house now. He takes cold studying at the church. (T.S.R. 32. 2 P.M. 55. S.S. 50.)

Feb. 4. Saturday. Uncle came from Stockton to visit us and took some of the children to the funeral of Mr. Moffet at the Brick Church. (T.S.R. 36. 2 P.M. 56. S.S. 52.)

Feb. 5. Sabbath. Cloudy. We have attended meeting as usual. Mr. Pascoe preached from the text, "But these are written, that ye might believe," &.c. The bell tolled for James Crawford. (T.S.R. 37. 2 P.M. 59. S.S. 54.)

Feb. 6. Monday. Windy. Have written to Ada and received a letter from Horace. The funeral of James Crawford was held by the A.D.W.W. making all the show possible. (T.S.R. 35. 2 P.M. 51. S.S. 28.)

Feb. 7. Thursday. Cold morning. (T.S.R. 27. 2 P.M. 53. S.S. 49.)

Feb. 8. Wednesday. I have written a postal of congratulation to Evelyn Burt Mayon, who was recently married the third daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Burt of Drytown and the only one married. Have received a letter from Howard. (T.S.R. 32. 2 P.M. 57. S.S. 53.)

Feb. 9. Thursday. Cloudy. Went to see Susie - she is not getting up well from her confinement. Called also on Mrs. Sandoz. Have written to Howard. Mother called with Mrs. Wardrobe. She is a niece of R. Vance. (T.S.R. 38. 2 P.M. 59. S.S. 53.)

Feb. 10. Friday. Have written to Horace. We had a lecture in the church this eve by Mr. Stewart - to commence a course of lecture. His subject was - "The girl of the Period." There were but few present as it was rainy. The proceeds are to be for the repair of the church. (T.S.R. 46. 2 P.M. 47. S.S. 43.)

Date Original

January 1880

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circa 1880-1884


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