Delia Locke


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1893. June 14. Wednes. Benton Pascoe is today eight years old. We have attended prayermeeting. Have written to Ada and Hannah. (T.S.R. 46. 2 P.M. 85. S.S. 69.)

June 15. Thursday. Wrote to Eunice. (T.S.R. 54. 2 P.M. 92. S.S. 75.)

June 16. Friday. Received a letter from Ida. Uncle continues poorly in health. (T.S.R. 58. 2 P.M. 89. S.S. 71.)

June 17. Saturday. Hannah came from Oakland and Lizzie McLellan left Oakland for Felton. Received a letter from Willie (T.S.R. 50. 2 P.M. 86. S.S. 68.)

June 18. Sabbath. We have attended meeting. Rev. Stewart preached taking the 3rd Chap. of Malachi for his text. There was no meeting in our church this evening, because they had Children's Day at Clements and required Mr. Stewart's presence there. Received letters from Eunice and Calvin. Mrs. Tomlinson died at San Jose yesterday morning from an attack of bowel trouble. It is now vacation in the Institute of Technology, and Calvin has been fortunate enough to secure a job with good pay as a member of a party surveying a new railroad from Haverhill, Mass. to Laurence in the same State. (T.S.R. 48. 2 P.M. 81. S.S. 64.)

June 19. Monday. Received a birthday letter from Benton Pascoe and wrote to him and Ida. (T.S.R. 46. 2 P.M. 84. S.S. 62.)

June 20. Tuesday. Wrote to Eunice. (T.S.R. 43. 2 P.M. 80. S.S. 64.)

June 21. Wednes. Father is seventy eight years old today, and still works in the hay field and at other work steadily, more so than many younger men do. We have attended prayermeeting this P.M. Senator Leland Stanford was found dead in bed this morning. Uncle George is poorly in health - has spells of being dizzy headed and blind. Received letters Horace, Ada and will Cooke, and wrote to the children in Boston. (T.S.R. 45. 2 P.M. 86. S.S. 67.)

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1893. June 22. Thurs. Morning cloudy. Have written to Ada. (T.S.R. 54. 2 P.M. 75. S.S. 67.)

June 23. Friday. I have been nearly laid up with sick headache. Received letters from Ida and Susie P. (T.S.R. 47. 2 P.M. 80. S.S. 68.)

June 24. Saturday. Received letters from Eunice, Willie and Calvin. Eunice has finished her second year in the Normal at San Jose, and is now going up to visit Ida in Scotia - starts tomorrow at 8 o'clock on a small steamer. Calvin is at work with a party surveying a railroad from Haverhill to Lawrence, Mass. and he receives one dollar and a half each day and expenses paid. So he is doing well this vacation. (T.S.R. 47. 2 P.M. 83. S.S. 64.)

June 25. Sabbath. We have attended meeting as usual. Rev. Stewart preached took for his text the parable of the man who hired laborers for his vineyard at a penny a day. (T.S.R. 44. 2 P.M. 84. S.S. 68.)

June 26. Monday. Have written to Ida, Susie and Eunice - they being together by this time. (T.S.R. 50. 2 P.M. 85. S.S. 69.)

June 27. Tuesday. Mrs. Piper with her children, Maud and Almon, left to return to the East, to live in the state of Maine. Theresa went with them as far as Sacramento. (T.S.R. 50. 2 P.M. 86. S.S. 70.)

June 28. Wednes. Received letter from Ada. Weldon is today nine years old. We have attended prayermeeting this P.M. A telephone message came that the chaparral was on fire. Fearing our buildings might be in danger, George went up to see about it, and found a large fire running over the hills and extending, but none of our buildings in immediate danger. (T.S.R. 53. 2 P.M. 89. S.S. 75.)

June 29. Thursday. Wrote to Boston. (T.S.R. 53. 2 P.M. 92. S.S. 77.)

June 30. Friday. Received a letter from Ida and wrote to Weldon and Ada. The hottest day of the month. (T.S.R. 56. 2 P.M. 96. S.S. 79.)

Date Original

January 1892

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circa 1892-1897


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