Delia Locke


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1891. Mar. 19. Thursday. Weather a little cloudy. George Simpson died today aged 34. Have written to Oakland and received a letter from Ada. (T.S.R. 44. 2 P.M. 66. S.S. 56.)

Mar. 20. Friday. This is almost the first day we have had of fine Spring weather. Mrs. Phipps had another daughter born today. (T.S.R. 46. 2 P.M. 72. S.S. 65.)

Mar. 21. Saturday. Geo. Simpson's funeral was attended from the Brick Church, Rev, Brier officiating because we have no pastor. But Rev. Stewart arrived this evening from San Francisco. Received letters from Horace, Calvin and Willie. (T.S.R. 47. 2 P.M. 72. S.S. 62.)

Mar. 22. Sabbath. Forenoon cloudy. Rev. Stewart preached for us today but I was not able to attend meeting. He is boarding at the Hotel Royal. (T.S.R. 47. 2 P.M. 57. S.S. 50.)

Mar. 23. Monday. Wrote to Eunice. (T.S.R. 43. 2 P.M. 60. S.S. 56.)

Mar. 24. Tuesday. Forrest Foote and Mrs. Coburn were married today. He has four children by first marriage and she has one. A Loyal Legion was organized with over forty charter members. This is the same for the W.C.T.U. that the Band of Hope is for the Good Templars. The latter have neglected our Band of Hope. Now we think the Loyal Legion will be better looked after. Have written to the boys in Boston. (T.S.R. 38. 2 P.M. 62. S.S. 55.)

Mar. 25. Wednesday. Fine weather. (T.S.R. 38. 2 P.M. 62. S.S. 55)

Mar. 26. Thursday. Weather cloudy and rainy - a great change from yesterday. Have written to the girls in Oakland and to Weldon and received letters from Ida and Mr. Cooke. (T.S.R. 50. 2 P.M. 56. S.S. 55.)

Mar. 27. Friday. We made 25 1/2 lbs. of butter at one churning. (T.S.R. 46. 2 P.M. 58. S.S. 48.)

Mar. 28. Saturday. North windy. Received letters from Horace, Willie and Calvin. (T.S.R. 40. 2 P.M. 55. S.S. 50.)

Mar. 29. Sabbath. This is Easter Sunday and the church was decorated beautifully with flowers. We have attended the service. Rev. Stewart preached a good sermon on the resurrection of Christ. (T.S.R. 34. 2 P.M. 61. S.S. 54.)

Mar. 30. Monday. Wrote to Eunice. (T.S.R. 38. 2 P.M. 63. S.S. 56.)

Mar. 31. Tuesday. Have written to the boys in Boston and received letters from Ida and Susie Pascoe. (T.S.R. 38. 2 P.M. 66. S.S. 60.)

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1891. April 1. Wednesday. Wrote to Susie P. (T.S.R. 47. 2 P.M. 70. S.S. 58.)

Apr. 2. Thursday. We have attended Sewing Circle at Susie's. There were eleven members present. We learn that Judge Buckley of Stockton committed suicide yesterday. (T.S.R. 44. 2 P.M. 65. S.S. 58.)

Apr. 3. Friday. Received a letter from Ada and wrote to Oakland (T.S.R. 45. 2 P.M. 75. S.S. 60.)

Apr. 4. Saturday. Afternoon little cloudy. Hannah joined the Grange being over persuaded. They wished someone to play the organ at their meetings in Odd Fellows' hall. Received letters from Willie and Calvin. (T.S.R. 47. 2 P.M. 76. S.S. 64.)

Apr. 5. Sabbath. Forenoon a little cloudy. We have attended meeting as usual. Rev. Stewart preached from the text, "I beseech you therefore, brethren, but the mercies of God", &.c. Wilton and Ida Mason dined with us. Received letter from Eunice. (T.S.R. 44. 2 P.M. 69. S.S. 64.)

Apr. 6. Monday. A cloudy A.M. and rainy P.M. However, we have attended our Annual Church meeting and re-elected the Secretary (Laura Foote) and Treasurer (Mother). I was elected on the Board of Trustees, to serve five years. Rev. Stewart was received into the church by letter. Voted to hire a Janitor and pay him twenty five cents a month. A Standing Co. of three were chosen Laura, Hannah and Aunt Susie. Only six members were present on account of the storm. Mary is today twenty seven years old. She is my cook and is growing more expert as the years go by. Also, she does better when Moore is away, he being now at chaparral. (T.S.R. 47. 2 P.M. 63. S.S. 55.)

Apr. 7. Tuesday. We had rain, thunder, lightning and hail this morning and the hail lay like rows of rock salt between the rows in the strawberry bed by the side of the house, and Uncle went out and made balls of it like snowballs before it melted, and the same was repeated about noon. The strawberry plants are Hannah's and she cares for them. Have written to Eunice and received a letter from Ida. Word has come of the death today of P. T. Barnum, the famous Conn. showman. He was above seventy years old. (T.S.R. 43. 2 P.M. 57. S.S. 48.)

Date Original

January 1885

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circa 1885-1891


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