Delia Locke


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1893. Apr. 17. Monday. Charles Dial has been arrested on a charge of keeping a disorderly house. Complaint having been entered by the members of the W.C.T.W. and the hearing having been set for today, Hannah, in company with other members of the Union, went into Stockton to testify. But after the calling of the case in court, the examination was postponed until next Wednesday. And the members feel that it (the postponement) was brought about by Dial, so as to make the women, who cannot well be spared from their homes, all the trouble and annoyance he can. Have written to Ida. (T.S.R. 40. 2 P.M. 65. S.S. 53.)

Apr. 18. Tuesday. Read letter from Ada. (T.S.R. 40. 2 P.M. 65. S.S. 58.)

Apr. 19. Wednes. The members of the W.C.T.W, in full force, again went to Stockton to testify against Charles Dial, and again the trial was postponed, this time to May 15th. His lawyers evidently conclude they will have something more to do than they at first supposed, in order to defend him. The mother of Mrs. J.P. Grant, Mrs. Wardrobe, died at Mrs. G.'s home today, of cancer of the breast. She has been suffering for a long time. Now age was sixtyone years. (T.S.R. 40. 2 P.M. 71. S.S. 60.)

Apr. 20. Thursday. Mrs. Wardrobe was buried from the house of Mrs. Grant. Have written to Boston. (T.S.R. 45. 2 P.M. 75. S.S. 65.)

Apr. 21. Friday. Forenoon cloudy. Received a letter from Ida and wrote to Ada. (T.S.R. 56. 2 P.M. 78. S.S. 69.)

Apr. 22. Saturday. Morning rainy. Received letters from Willie and Calvin. (T.S.R. 45. 2 P.M. 66. S.S. 58.)

Apr. 23. Sabbath. We have attended meeting, Rev. Stewart preached from the subject - "The household of faith" - and five children were afterwards baptized - Geo. and Molly Condict's baby, Eunice Mildred, and the four children of Mr. & Mrs. Minner - Pearl, Mary, Harry and Ida - a very interesting occasion. (T.S.R. 43.2 P.M. 62. S.S. 52.)

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1893. Apr. 24. Monday. We had a shower in the early morning. Received a letter from Horace and wrote to Ida. Horace was sick in bed for ten days with pleurisy, but is quite well again. I wrote to ask him the exact dale of Aunt Lucy Ransom's death. He says she died July 29, 1892 - that her home place has been sold by Dr. Nathaniel Ransom, her son, who has moved with his family to Malden, Mass. (T.S.R. 39. 2 P.M. 60. S.S. 57.)

Apr. 25. Tuesday. The locust trees are just beginning to bloom, They are late this year, as they are often in full bloom by the middle of the month We have had a cool Spring. (T.S.R. 37. 2 P.M. 70. S.S. 58.)

Apr. 26. Wednesday. Morning cloudy - The Co. Convention of the W.C.T.W. began its sessions in our church at 3 P.M. All the delegates are to eat at Uncle Geo.'s hall, opposite Bruml's, and they are to lodge wherever people can accommodate them. We entertained nine over night. They were Mrs. Knowles, Mrs. Wood, Mrs. Wright, Mrs. Goldsworthy, Mrs. Fuller, Mrs. Gay, Mrs. Johnson and Mrs. Waring of Stockton, and Mrs. Grant of Clements. We furnish the milk and butter for the tables in the hall, besides other things. Mr. & Mrs. Jack Haley are hired as cooks for the time. I do not expect to be able to attend the meetings. Have written to Boston. (T.S.R. 45. 2 P.M. 66. S.S. 55.)

Apr. 27. Thursday. Weather cloudy. We have one more delegate to entertain. Mrs. Hyde of Woodbridge making ten in all. Received a letter from Ida and wrote to Eunice. (T.S.R. 45. 2 P.M. 58. S.S. 50.)

Apr. 28. Friday. Weather still a little cloudy. There is so much extra cooking to be done that I cannot attend the Convention. Lou usually boards the men who are at work in the grain fields, that is, they go to her house for dinner. I craved for

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January 1892

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circa 1892-1897


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