Delia Locke


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1894. Apr. 22.Sabbath. Weather a little cloudy. A memorial service was held in our church for Mr. Stewart, all the churches uniting, and Dr. Warren officiating, assisted by Rev. Meserve. I could not attend on Theresa's account. She is a little better, but could not be left. Annie Holman is still here, and the ministers stopped with us. All Mr. Stewart's daughters and the two grand children were present at the service. Dr. Warren made a good address, which will be published in the Pacific. (T.S.R. 48. 2 P.M. 59. S.S. 54.)

Apr. 23. Monday. Dr. Warren left, but Annie Holman is still here. Theresa continues to improve. Have written to Ida. (T.S.R. 43. 2 P.M. 65. S.S. 57.)

Apr. 24. Tuesday. Weather a little cloudy. Received a letter from Eunice. She has been attending the Mid - Winter Fair. (T.S.R 40. 2 P.M. 77. S.S. 67.)

Apr. 25. Wednesday. Forenoon cloudy and showery. Theresa is much better. The fever has left her. Annie Holman is still here and has voluntarily proved herself a very efficient and faithful nurse. Received a letter from Willie and wrote to Eunice. Willie has been to Abington to see about having a Memorial stone for Uncle set in the Cemetery there beside his wife's grave (T.S.R. 50. 2 P.M. 61. S.S. 52.)

Apr. 26. Thursday. Weather cloudy, windy and rainy. Theresa sat up a little. Have written to the children in Boston and Mrs. Kelly. (T.S.R. 44. 2 P.M. 54. S.S. 45.)

Apr. 27. Friday. Received letters from Ada and Ida, wrote to each of them and to Dr. Warren. (T.S.R. 36. 2 P.M. 56. S.S. 49.)

Apr. 28. Saturday. Annie Holman closed her visit with us and went home. Rev. Harry Perks came to preach for us tomorrow, and after a short call here, went to stall with Aunt Susie. He is an Englishman who has been married about six months, of middle age and small in stature. Received letters from Willie and Calvin. (T.S.R 37. 2 P.M. 59. S.S. 56.)

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1894. Apr. 29. Sabbath. The north wind is blowing. We have attended meeting as usual and heard Rev. Perks discourse on "The Faith of Christ in Humanity". founding his remarks on the fourth chapter of John. He, with Mabel and Gertie McIntire, dined with us. (T.S.R. 43. 2 P.M. 77. S.S. 70.)

Apr. 30 .Monday. Have written to Ida. (T.S.R. 48. 2 P.M. 80. S.S. 67.)

May 1. Tuesday. Still the north wind blows, so that I did not think it prudent for Theresa to go to the S. school picnic in Tretheway's grove, so she and I kept Lou's babies for her so that she could attend. It is reported there were three hundred in attendance, for the Methodists of Lockeford and Lodi united with us in the picnic and had a pleasant time. (T.S.R. 47. 2 P.M. 70. S.S. 59.)

May 2. Wednesday. We have attended the prayermeeting this P.M. I have written to the children in Boston. (T.S.R. 41. 2 P.M. 75. S.S. 64.)

May 3. Thursday. Received letters from Ada and Ida, and wrote to Ada. Ida has a little son born on the 29th of Apr. She has worried and worked herself down sick so as to bring on a premature birth, and now she urgently sends for Eunice to come to Scotia and help her, and I think Eunice will go. (T.S.R. 41. 2 P.M. 78. S.S. 67.)

May 4. Friday. The sad anniversary of my dear husband's death returns. He has now been away seven years. Eunice came home from San Jose. She hoped to make me a long visit now, but instead she will go to help Ida. (T.S.R. 46. 2 P.M. 84. S.S. 70.)

May 5. Saturday. The Temperance people have held a picnic in our grove today, and I kept Lou's baby so that she could go. There was a large attendance. Received letters from Willie and Calvin. (T.S.R. 50. 2 P.M. 85. S.S. 76.)

May 6.Sabbath. I was not able to attend meeting. After the service, a church meeting was held, and it was voted to offer Mr. Perks $500, and more, if it can be collected, to preach for us for a year. (T.S.R. 56. 2 P.M. 88. S.S. 79.)

Date Original

January 1892

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circa 1892-1897


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