Delia Locke


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1895. Mar. 7. Thurs. Mr. Cooke will stay here for awhile and it is proposed to have meetings every evening for the present. (T.S.R. 43. 2 P.M. 65. S.S. 57.)

Mar. 8. Friday. Morning cloudy. Ida sent us the roots of a lily which grows wild in Humboldt Co. called trillium. Mr. Cooke preached this evening. (T.S.R. 44. 2 P.M. 65. S.S. 57.)

Mar. 9. Saturday. Another cloudy morning. Received letters from Willie and Calvin. Last Sunday Calvin united with the Berkeley Temple Church, Boston, by letter. (T.S.R. 41. 2 P.M. 60. S.S. 51.)

Mar. 10. Sabbath. Had too much asthma to attend meeting. Mr. Cooke went to Lodi to help Rev. Goodsell in meetings there and Ada and the children went with him to return tonight. I, for me, am sorry Mr. Perks does not have Mr. Cooke to help him in a series of meeting here, but Mr. Perks does not seem to have such a desire. O to see souls saved here! Received a letter from Ida. This evening we have had an almost total eclipse of the moon. (T.S.R. 38. 2 P.M. 63. S.S. 55.)

Mar. 11. Monday. Weather a little cloudy. Have written to Ida. (T.S.R. 43. 2 P.M. 57. S.S. 53.)

Mar. 12. Tuesday. Weather still cloudy. Appraisers of Mary's Estate- Mr. Bruml, John Benson and Riley McGary - have been appointed, and they met today. Have written to children in the East. (T.S.R. 45. 2 P.M. 58. S.S. 50.)

Mar. 13. Wednes. We had a little rain this morning and a little more tonight. (T.S.R. 38. 2 P.M. 51. S.S. 43.)

Mar. 14. Thurs. We had a very white frost this morning. Received a letter from Willie (T.S.R. 30. 2 P.M. 55. S.S. 45.)

Mar. 15. Friday. Eunice left us to be married next Sunday in Eureka. Of all the girls, she is the youngest to leave home. We hope the best for her. (T.S.R. 32. 2 P.M. 53. S.S. 43.)

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1895. Mar. 16. Saturday. Received a letter from Calvin. Weldon and Alma arrived from Oakland, having a vacation in school. Now the whole Cooke family is here. (T.S.R. 35. 2 P.M. 58. S.S. 48.)

Mar. 17. Sabbath. The day was cloudy and it began to rain about four and one half o'clock. I have had asthma very badly. Our thoughts have been much with Eunice today. She and Edward Warren Webster of Scotia are to be married upon the arrival of the steamer in Eureka, so we are longing to hear all about it. He proposed to come to Lockeford for the wedding, but would be obliged to go back by return steamer on account of his work, as he is chief sawyer in the Pacific Lumber Co.'s mill, and cannot be spared, so I advised them to be married there, and use the money he would be obliged to pay for fares, in their house keeping, though, of course, we are longing to see him. Theresa goes by train to her school. Received a letter from Horace from Sturbridge. (T.S.R. 34. 2 P.M. 58. S.S. 47.)

Mar. 18. Monday. Received a letter from Ida and wrote to her. (T.S.R. 42. 2 P.M. 56. S.S. 48.)

Mar. 19. Tuesday. The afternoon was little cloudy. Little Edna was one year old today - begins to talk but does not even creep. She seems stronger than at first, but is always delicate in health. Have written to the children in the East. (T.S.R. 38. 2 P.M. 65. S.S. 55.)

Mar. 20. Wednes. The morning was rainy. Little Robert Cooke is sick but we think nothing serious. (T.S.R. 42. 2 P.M. 56. S.S. 46.)

Mar. 21. Thurs. Day cloudy and night rainy. Received a letter from Willie. (T.S.R. 39. 2 P.M. 51. S.S. 48.)

Mar. 22. Friday. Mrs. Bruml called this P.M. Bro. John Hammond has bought the Wise place and proposes to build on it as soon as he is able. The Wise family have moved to Lodi. (T.S.R. 45. 2 P.M. 56. S.S. 46.)

Date Original

January 1892

Circa Date

circa 1892-1897


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