Delia Locke


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1895. Mar. 23. Saturday. Received a letter from Calvin. (T.S.R. 37. 2 P.M. 63. S.S. 55.)

Mar. 24. Sabbath. Foggy morning. Was not able to attend meeting. Theresa is at Galt with her room-mate - Anna Adams at her home. Have received letter and wedding cards from Eunice. To speed her to her lover, the steamer made the quickest trip on record, and after she had rested awhile, they were married at 1:30 P.M. on the 17th at the Vance House in Eureka by the Rev. Mr. Tyrrell of the M.E. church. Ida and all her family were present, and then all dined together at the hotel, with a friend or two of Mr. Webster's. Afterwards, Ida got a photo of little Webster. (T.S.R. 43. 2 P.M. 66. S.S. 59.)

Mar. 25. Monday. This is the warmest day we have had and a little cloudy. Have written to Ida and Eunice. (T.S.R. 43. 2 P.M. 75. S.S. 65.)

Mar. 26. Tuesday. Still cloudy, Have written to the children in the East. (T.S.R. 50. 2 P.M. 67. S.S. 62.)

Mar. 27. Wednes. Weather cloudy & rainy. (T.S.R. 54. 2 P.M. 58. S.S. 52.)

Mar. 28. Thursday. Morning rainy and day showery. (T.S.R. 44. 2 P.M. 58. S.S. 48.)

Mar. 29. Friday. Received letters from Willie and Mr. Cooke. They all arrived home safely and well. Uncle George's health seems to be failing - he has been very poorly of late, and sometimes spits blood. (T.S.R. 35. 2 P.M. 53. S.S. 47.)

Mar. 30. Saturday. Received a letter from Calvin. (T.S.R. 35. 2 P.M. 60. S.S. 50.)

Mar. 31. Sabbath. Am not able to attend meeting. Uncle George is yet quite poorly. Received a letter from Ada. (T.S.R. 38. 2 P.M. 68. S.S. 58.)

Apr. 1. Monday. A cloudy day a little rainy night. Received letter from Ida and Eunice and wrote to them. Uncle Geo. is reported better. (T.S.R. 43. 2 P.M. 60. S.S. 54.)

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1895. Apr. 2. Tuesday. Have written to Eastern children. (T.S.R. 44. 2 P.M. 60. S.S. 50.)

Apr. 3. Wednesday. Weather cloudy. Received a letter from Ada and wrote to her. The second bridge is being built anew, this time much longer than before - one hundred feet span. (T.S.R. 40. 2 P.M. 64. S.S. 54.)

Apr. 4. Thursday. The ladies of the W.C.T.U. have decided to close the Free Reading Room, because times are so hard that they cannot afford to pay the rent. The library will come back to be kept here, as it was before. (T.S.R. 36. 2 P.M. 56. S.S. 48.)

Apr. 5. Friday. (T.S.R. 34. 2 P.M. 57. S.S. 53.)

Apr. 6. Saturday. John Demangcot is thirtyeight years old today, and Mary would have been thirtyone. But she has gone where they count not time as we do. Received letters from Ada and Calvin. (T.S.R. 35. 2 P.M. 68. S.S. 58.)

Apr. 7. Sabbath. Asthma troubles me so that I cannot go to meeting. On Annie Holman's recommendation, I am using Dr. Jordan's remedies - given only by letters - hoping they will benefit me. Jessie Greenlaw, after lingering in weakness all winter, died today of consumption. (T.S.R. 40. 2 P.M. 72. S.S. 65.)

Apr. 8. Monday. Weather a little cloudy. Mr. Cooke arrived in Lodi this morning from Auburn, too late for our train, so he hired a carriage and came up, then away again on the mid-day train. Received letters from Ida and Eunice and wrote to Ida. (T.S.R. 50. 2 P.M. 74. S.S. 66.)

Apr. 9. Tuesday. Mertice came home from San Jose sick, to take a rest from study. Received a letter from Theresa and wrote to her. (T.S.R. 40. 2 P.M. 65. S.S. 55.)

Apr. 10. Wednesday. Ida is today thirtythree years old. Have written to the Eastern children. Hannah and Laura went to the W.C.T.U. County Convention in Linden. (T.S.R. 38. 2 P.M. 60. S.S. 54.)

Date Original

January 1892

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circa 1892-1897


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