Delia Locke


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1894. on the night of the 5th inst. Dr. Barbour fears the smoke from asthma pastilles is poisoning my system, because I have been obliged to use it so freely of late. He advises me to take a change of climate for my health. Will Moore went to Stockton today, leaving Mr. Stocker to cook in his place. (T.S.R. 55. 2 P.M. 78. S.S. 58.)

June 17. Sabbath. Weather a little cloudy with a sprinkling of rain in the P.M. I was not able to go to meeting. Hannah, too, was sick in bed. Received letters from Calvin and Horace. (T.S.R. 52. 2 P.M. 74. S.S. 58.)

June 18. Monday. Hannah is still sick in bed. They learn of the sudden death of Mrs. Charles Foote in Napa Co. where they lived. She left six children motherless. Have written to Eunice and Ida. (T.S.R. 50. 2 P.M. 77. S.S. 65.)

June 19. Tues. Received letters from Willie and Mrs. Smart and wrote to the boys in Massachusetts. (T.S.R. 50. 2 P.M. 84. S.S. 65.)

June 20. Wednes. Theresa went to Stockton and had a front tooth filled. Her teeth are decaying to soon. (T.S.R. 52. 2 P.M. 87. S.S. 70.)

June 21. Thursday. Father is seventynine years old. He is still able to work in the hayfield with men much younger - has wonderful strength and vitality. A letter which I had sent to Calvin came back to me and I sent it to Willie, and wrote to Ada. Mrs. McGary called this P.M. She is very sad. (T.S.R. 52. 2 P.M. 81. S.S. 63.)

June 22. Friday. Ada sent a letter and little Hester's photo. Eunice arrived from Humboldt Co. She is engaged to teach the Rio Dell school to commence July 9th, and she has come to do some needed sewing. Theresa has had six teeth filled, one of them a front tooth. (T.S.R. 48. 2 P.M. 79. S.S. 65.)

June 23. Saturday. Joseph Putnam died this P.M. aged seventyone. For years he has been in failing health, and for weeks he has been lying at the point of death. Indeed, once or twice he was thought to be dead, and revived again. (T.S.R. 50. 2 P.M. 82. S.S. 65.)

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1894. June 24. Sabbath Have not been able to attend meeting today. Received a letter from Calvin. (T.S.R. 50. 2 P.M. 82. S.S. 64.)

June 25. Monday. Will Moore started to San Francisco to attend the Mid-winter Fair, leaving Mr. Stocker to cook in his place. Mr. Putnam was buried today at Clements. Luther, Hannah, Agnes and Lou went. Howard was obliged to go to Stockton with a load of apples. I kept Lou's baby here while she was gone, and wrote to Ida. (T.S.R. 48. 2 P.M. 76. S.S. 58.)

June 26. Tuesday. Wrote to children in Mass. (T.S.R. 50. 2 P.M. 79. S.S. 69.)

June 27. Wednes. Mrs. Cobb and Annie Holman came to visit us. I am so poorly that I called the Dr. again today. Have decided that I must go to the hills for a change of air, and as Mrs. Smart is anxious I should go to Dutch Flat, I think I will. (T.S.R. 51. 2 P.M. 88. S.S. 72.)

June 28. Thursday. Received a letter from Willie and wrote to Mrs. Smart and Ada. Mrs. Cobb and Annie left us at 3 P.M. for home. Weldon Cooke is today ten years old. (T.S.R. 51. 2 P.M. 87. S.S. 72.)

June 29. Friday. George went on the fruit wagon to Stockton this morning to take the boat tonight for San Francisco to attend the Mid-winter Fair. Eunice had to go to the City also, so as to take the Humboldt steamer for Eureka tomorrow, but she planned to go by train, and I planned to start at the same time for Dutch Flat. So in weakness and weariness I packed my valise, with the assistance of the girls, and was just about to change my dress and put on my hat, when Howard came in and said, "You cannot go today, Mamma." "Why, yes she can," said Hannah, "she is all ready." "How can she go if the trains do not go?" asked Howard. And sure enough, the storm which has for days been threatening has burst upon us, and there is a "Railroad Strike," and all trains west of Chicago are tied up, so that even the mails

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January 1892

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circa 1892-1897


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