Delia Locke


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1892. June 29. Wednes. As we were going to prayermeeting this afternoon, we met Mrs. Allard, just arrived by train from Stockton, who had been sent for to visit Cora Vincent. She is very sick with pneumonia. Have written to Willie and Horace & Calvin. (T.S.R. 53. 2 P.M. 92. S.S. 77.)

June 30. Thursday. Mrs. Cobb called. Annie is quite weak and feeble. She broke down entirely while trying to nurse her father after he went to Stockton, and she had to be carried home to her mother, where she is slowly recovering. Received a letter from Ada and wrote to Ida. (T.S.R. 56. 2 P.M. 96. S.S. 79.)

July 1. Friday. It has been north windy today. Have written to Ada. (T.S.R. 58. 2 P.M. 97. S.S. 78.)

July 2. Saturday. Received letters from Calvin, Horace and Ida. Calvin writes he is to leave Drifton today, after a very pleasant outing. Ida writes that Uncle talks of leaving her soon. Horace writes that Cousin Betsey Denham of Abington died on the 24th of June. Eddie and George returned from Chaparral where they have been reaping barley. (T.S.R. 58. 2 P.M. 93. S.S. 77.)

July 3. Sabbath. We have attended meeting and heard Rev. Stewart preach from the text, "Jesus began both to do and to teach." (T.S.R. 58. 2 P.M. 90. S.S. 74.)

July 4. Monday. This has been a quiet day in Lockeford. Eunice went to Stockton with Mollie Condict, George went alone, and Hannah, Mertice and Theresa went to see the fireworks in the evening. Received a letter from Willie. (T.S.R. 57. 2 P.M. 88. S.S. 75.)

July 5. Tuesday. Have had a fearful sick headache. Mabel McIntire and Susie Geffroy called (T.S.R. 53. 2 P.M. 93. S.S. 77.)

July 6. Wednes. Our century plant, thirty years old, is now in full bloom. (T.S.R. 53. 2 P.M. 88. S.S. 73.)

July 7. Thurs. Have written to Ida. (T.S.R. 55. 2 P.M. 90. S.S. 73.)

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1892. July 8. Friday. Have written to Boston (T.S.R. 56. 2 P.M. 84. S.S. 67.)

July 9. Saturday. Received letters from Horace, Ada and Willie and wrote to Ada. (T.S.R. 50. 2 P.M. 80. S.S. 64.)

July 10. Sabbath. We have heard Rev. Stewart preach on the subject of the "Descent of the Holy Spirit." Received a letter from Calvin. He is at home in Boston again and may perhaps go to Maine. (T.S.R. 48. 2 P.M. 79. S.S. 63.)

July 11. Monday. Received letter from Ida. (T.S.R. 51. 2 P.M. 83. S.S. 75.)

July 12. Tuesday. Cyrus W. Field, inventor of the Atlantic Sub-marine Cable, died today. (T.S.R. 52. 2 P.M. 92. S.S. 75.)

July 13. Wednes. We have attended prayermeeting this P.M. Have written to Boston children. (T.S.R. 52. 2 P.M. 93. S.S. 78.)

July 14. Thurs. Received letters from Calvin and Ada. Calvin is now in the White Mts. as assistant to Prof. Crosby of the Institute of Technology. Wrote to Ida. (T.S.R. 55. 2 P.M. 97. S.S. 82.)

July 15. Friday. Have written to Ada. (T.S.R. 58. 2 P.M. 98. S.S. 79.)

July 16. Saturday. Eunice came from Mrs. Cobb's, where she has been since Monday morning. She came and went on her bicycle alone. She enjoys her wheel immensely. Received a letter from Horace. (T.S.R. 60. 2 P.M. 97. S.S. 77.)

July 17. Sabbath. At service in church we heard Rev. Steart preach from the text, "Brethren what shall we do?" and the answer "Repent and be baptized." Received letters from Calvin and Ida. Calvin wrote from the "Summit House" in the White Mts. of New Hampshire. Ida and children have gone black berrying for a week. The wild berries of Hamboldt Co. are much larger and finer, as well as later in the season, than those that grow here. Mrs. Farrington died this evening of pneumonia. She has been an invalid ever since we first knew her, but her last sickness was short and severe. Her age was fiftynine years. (T.S.R_55. 2 P.M. 95. S.S. 78.)

Date Original

January 1892

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circa 1892-1897


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