Delia Locke


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1895. Feb. 22. Friday. Weather cloudy and a little rainy. Eunice went to Stockton for Theresa. Received a letter from Willie. (T.S.R. 54. 2 P.M. 62. S.S. 58.)

Feb. 23. Saturday. Weather still a little cloudy. Received letters from Calvin and Will Cooke. The latter is in Goshem at work. (T.S.R. 44. 2 P.M. 60. S.S. 55.)

Feb. 24. Sabbath. I have so much asthma I could not attend meeting. Received letters from Horace, Ada and Ida. Ada is having more rooms finished in the basement for the old folks to occupy. Horace writes a very interesting description of his place at Sturbridge, Mass. He will not move his family there until the weather there grows warmer. (T.S.R. 45. 2 P.M. 62. S.S. 52.)

Feb. 25. Monday. Have written to Ida. Our S.S. teachers have begun a series of meetings for the children, to be held each night just after the session of the public school closes. The teachers are to take turns in leading the meetings. (T.S.R. 40. 2 P.M. 60. S.S. 55.)

Feb. 26. Tuesday. To Roland and Rebecca a second son was born today, but he was dead - a sore disappointment to them. We learn that Mrs. Dr. Moore, formerly of Boston, died on the 9th inst. at Epping, N.H. aged 84 yrs. and nine months. I think she out lived all her children, but I am not entirely certain as to whether Lawrence is alive yet. (T.S.R. 38. 2 P.M. 62. S.S. 55.)

Feb. 27. Wednes. Have written to the children in the East. An accident happened in Oakland on account of the fog. It seems that a man and woman driving horse and buggy, turned by mistake upon the fenced- up track of the Oakland and Alameda Local R.R. and was run down by the train of which Horace my brother is engineer, and the buggy was demolished and the woman killed. The man miraculously escaped. (T.S.R. 40. 2 P.M. 68. S.S. 57.)

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1895. Feb. 28. Thurs. Morning foggy. Have written to Ada and received a photo of Calvin and those who work with him, in their office. They are getting out plans for a Subway R.R. in Boston, instead of an Elevated R.R. It is to be built under the Common. (T.S.R. 40. 2 P.M. 66. S.S. 58.)

Mar. 1. Friday. March comes in "like a lamb" this year, sunny and warm. Received letters from Ada and Willie. As Mr. Cooke is coming up this way to work next week, Ada and the children may come with him for a visit. (T.S.R. 43. 2 P.M. 70. S.S. 63.)

Mar. 2. Saturday. Received letter from Calvin. Mrs. Minard Wallace dined with us. (T.S.R. 46. 2 P.M. 70. S.S. 60.)

Mar. 3. Sabbath. I have not been able to attend meeting. Mrs. Goke of Clements was buried from the Catholic Church here today. George came home from Chaparial where he had been at work with others repairing fences, with a mashed finger - got it under the hammer, while they were driving posts. They were hurrying to finish the job which they had hoped to complete last night, and must have got careless. He will lose the nail. (T.S.R. 42. 2 P.M. 62. S.S. 56.)

Mar. 4. Monday. Received letters from Ada and Ida. This evening the Annual meeting of the Church was held in the meeting-house, and all partook of supper there together. Mr. Minner was elected Trustee for five years, I was re-elected one of the Deaconnesses, and Frank McIntire, Mr. Farrington and Jacob Michl were chosen collectors of the Pastor's salary. (T.S.R. 42. 2 P.M. 66. S.S. 57.)

Mar. 5. Tuesday. Pleasant weather. (T.S.R. 40. 2 P.M. 67. S.S. 58.)

Mar. 6. Wednes. Foggy forenoon. Have written to the Eastern children. Ada and Mr. Cooke with the two youngest children and Miss Hester Sutherland arrived by train. Miss Hester is suffering from nervous prostration, induced by over-work. (T.S.R. 42. 2 P.M. 64. S.S. 56.)

Date Original

January 1892

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circa 1892-1897


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