Delia Locke


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1892. came from Mr. Piper's brother that his wife had just died at Plymouth, Amador Co.- Mrs. Wallace spent the P.M. with me. Received letters from Willie and Calvin and wrote to Eunice. (T.S.R. 43. 2 P.M. 60. S.S. 51.)

Mar. 20. Sunday. The forenoon was cloudy. I did not feel able to attend meeting. Funeral of Mrs. Welch in our church this P.M. I kept baby Alma so that Lou could go. Mrs. Henrietta Skelton of the W.C.T.W. spoke at the morning service in church and to the children of the Loyal Legion in the P.M. after the funeral. (T.S.R. 44. 2 P.M. 60. S.S. 50.)

Mar. 21. Monday. The bell tolled for two babies this morning. Alice (Mont.) Hamaker's and John Tretheway's. Both were girls and both were less than a year old. And both were O so dear to their friends. Alice is left childless and Effie Tretheway has lost her only sister. Received a letter from Eunice. She is nearly sick with a bad cough. (T.S.R. 36. 2 P.M. 65. S.S. 56.)

Mar. 22. Tues. Weather cloudy. Hannah attended the funeral of little Alice Tretheway at the house. She was nearly 10 months old. Have written to Boston. (T.S.R. 41. 2 P.M. 60. S.S. 52.)

Mar. 23. Wednes. Received a letter from Ada. Weldon was hurt more severely by his fall from the stepladder than was at first thought. His collarbone was broken but is now healing nicely. Have written to her. (T.S.R. 37. 2 P.M. 62. S.S. 50.)

Mar. 24. Thurs. Received a letter from Ida and wrote to her. (T.S.R. 37. 2 P.M. 68. S.S. 58.)

Mar. 25. Friday (T.S.R. 39. 2 P.M. 65. S.S. 59.)

Mar. 26. Saturday. Afternoon cloudy. Mrs. Cobb came from Stockton and Annie Holman came to see her here. She says her father seems to be recovering from his very severe illness, but the doctor says he can never again be well. Received letters from Willie and Calvin and wrote to Eunice. (T.S.R. 40. 2 P.M. 70. S.S. 54.)

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1892. Mar. 27. Sabbath. Mrs. Cobb is still here. We had rain in the early morn. Have attended meeting. Rev. Stewart preached about thoughts - they should all be consecrated, so that we should see Christ in everything, and grow to be like Him. (T.S.R. 44. 2 P.M. 59. S.S. 46.)

Mar. 28. Monday. Weather cloudy and showery in the P.M. Mrs. Cobb and Annie were here in the A.M. and dined with us, but left in the P.M. Mr. Holman is slowly gaining strength. (T.S.R. 36. 2 P.M. 65. S.S. 53.)

Mar. 29. Tuesday. The weather has been cloudy, windy and rainy. We have had heavy showers this afternoon with thunder and lightning. Wrote to Boston. (T.S.R. 45. 2 P.M. 55. S.S. 48.)

Mar. 30. Wednes. Have been troubled with sick headache today. We have had heavy showers of hail and rain. Received letter from Ada. (T.S.R. 42. 2 P.M. 53. S.S. 45.)

Mar. 31. Thurs. The morning was frosty. We have had two frosty mornings this week and two last week. Received letters from Ida and Eunice and wrote to Ida and Uncle. (T.S.R. 36. 2 P.M. 56. S.S. 50.)

Apr. 1. Friday. Weather windy, cloudy and rainy. Have written to Ada. (T.S.R. 43. 2 P.M. 47. S.S. 44.)

Apr. 2. Saturday. Weather cloudy and Showery. The bell tolled this morning for a child of three years old who died at Mrs. Young's boarding house (Live-Oak Hotel) last night of scarlet fever. Its father is an engineer in Nevada and they lived in a lonely, out-of-the-way place, so when the child was taken sick, the mother came here with it, so that it could have medical attention. When it was known the child could not live, they telegraphed for the father; he came, and the child was buried at the Brick Church tonight, as the father must return to his work as engineer. Received letters from Willie and Calvin, and wrote to Eunice. (T.S.R. 41. 2 P.M. 58. S.S. 50.)

Date Original

January 1892

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circa 1892-1897


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