Delia Locke


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1893 has a good wife and three nice children. There is still something I would like to add in writing of him and Luther. when shall my prayers and longings for them be answered? When shall I see them active workers in the cause of Christ? Mrs. D.J. McLean has a daughter born today, and a death is reported - Mr. Dorsey - father of all the Dorsey boys - died at his home across the river. (T.S.R. 61. 2 P.M. 100. S.S. 81.)

July 20. Thurs. The forenoon was cloudy and the heat oppressive. Uncle has at last consented to be moved down into what was Eddie's room. He has grown so feeble that he cannot well get up and down the stairs, and now it will be much less trouble for us to wait upon him. We know he feels that he is leaving forever the room which he has so long called his home and enjoyed so much, so he has remained there just as long as he could. he is failing in strength very fast. Received a letter from Ada and wrote to her. (T.S.R. 65. 2 P.M. 94. S.S. 77.)

July 21. Friday. There are still a few clouds and the air sultry and oppressive. (T.S.R. 58. 2 P.M. 90. S.S. 72.)

July 22. Saturday. Received letters from Willie and Calvin. (T.S.R. 56. 2 P.M. 90. S.S. 77.)

July 23. Sabbath. Still I have so much asthma that I cannot attend meeting, and Uncle will probably never go again. He is troubled with his stomach. (T.S.R. 55. 2 P.M. 96. S.S. 82.)

July 24. Monday. Received a letter from Eunice. She intends to come from Scotia by the next streamer. Wrote to Ida. (T.S.R. 61. 2 P.M. 96. S.S. 78.)

July 25. Tuesday. (T.S.R. 58. 2 P.M. 91. S.S. 78.)

July 26. Wednes. Eunice arrived from Scotia after a little visit in Oakland, Received a letter from Ada and wrote to Boston children. (T.S.R. 53. 2 P.M. 93. S.S. 74.)

July 27. Thursday. Wrote to Ada. (T.S.R. 56. 2 P.M. 93. S.S.74.)

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1893. July 28. Friday. Received letter from Ida. (T.S.R. 52. 2 P.M.90.S.S.74.)

July 29. Saturday. Mrs. Tatterson and Carrie Geffroy came from Stockton to see Uncle, and were here to dinner. Carrie Geffroy is book keeper in Geo, Tatterson's Woollen Mills in Stockton. Received Letters from Willie and Calvin. (T.S.R. 52. 2 P.M. 93. S.S. 77.)

July 30. Sabbath. Have had too much asthma to be able to attend church. (T.S.R. 58. 2 P.M. 97. S.S. 84.)

July 31. Monday. Nellie Levings, a young lady schoolmate of Eunice's in the State Normal, is here visiting her. She comes from Oregon to the school. Have written to Ida. (T.S.R. 61. 2 P.M. 100. S.S. 87.)

Aug. 1. Tuesday. Today the Post Office is removed from Ambrose's to Bruml's Store. Cause, politics! The Brumls are Democrats, and Cleveland is our President. The hottest day of the season. (T.S.R. 64. 2 P.M. 102. S.S. 84.)

Aug. 2. Wednesday. We have a crew of six Japanese packing pears to send to St. Louis. Eunice and Nellie Levings are also packing. Bartlett pears. Mrs. Tatterson came again to see Uncle, bringing with her Geo.'s wife, and dined with us. (T.S.R. 60. 2 P.M. 101. S.S. 84.)

Aug. 3 Thursday. Have written to Boston. (T.S.R. 58. 2 P.M. 95. S.S. 82.)

Aug. 4. Friday. Have written to Ada and received letter from Calvin, Will Cooke and Ida. Cooke is at work in Hydesville. Ida writes of great excitement in Scotia, owing to one hundred men being discharged from the Lumber Co's Mill, and the wages of all being cut. Hard times has come to them also. (T.S.R. 58. 2 P.M. 98. S.S. 83.)

Aug. 5. Saturday. Received letter from Ada. (T.S.R. 58. 2 P.M. 89. S.S. 75.)

Aug. 6. Sabbath. Again asthma has kept me from attending meeting. The Geffroys came to see Uncle after church. (T.S.R. 48. 2 P.M. 90. S.S. 75.)

Date Original

January 1892

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circa 1892-1897


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