Delia Locke


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1895. Sept. 30. Monday. Eunice left us for Scotia, and Mr. Webster will follow as soon as snow stops the sawing. Received letters from Horace and Ida, and photos of Horace's establishment in Sturbridge - house, horses, carriages and the whole family. Wrote to the children in the East. (T.S.R. 53. 2 P.M. 85. S.S. 78.)

Oct. 1. Tuesday. Received a letter from George. He was at Ada's on the eve of examinations and in good spirits. Our new piazza is now all completed except the steps and painting and is a real joy. (T.S.R 54. 2 P.M. 85. S.S. 75.)

Oct. 2. Wednesday. Received letters from George, Ada and Calvin and wrote to Ida. George passed the required examination and registered as pupil of the S.F. College of Veterinary Surgery. He feels so elated over it that he says he thinks he could jump a six-feet fence. Calvin wrote from Nashua. He was taken very ill on the 17th and was granted leave of absence for two weeks and went to Horace at Sturbridge for treatment, where he soon recovered, and is now visiting the friends in Nashua. The Catholics held an entertainment, using both our Halls. Now we have to plan to raise money for George to attend school on, and as we have the taxes to pay shortly, in addition to paying for the new piazza and the painting of the warehouse roof ($90.) it is quite an anxiety. Willard has promised to help us out. (T.S.R. 55. 2 P.M. 85. S.S. 78.)

Oct. 3. Thursday. Received a letter from Willard and wrote to Ada. The Ladies Aid met here this P.M. and there were but six present, the others being detained for various reasons. Susie has gone to the Annual Convention of W.C.T.U. at San Francisco, where they are to have a Grand Gold Medal Contest. (T.S.R. 58. 2 P.M. 85. S.S. 76.)

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1895. Oct. 4. Friday. (T.S.R. 56. 2 P.M. 84. S.S. 72.)

Oct. 5. Saturday. George arrived from Oakland to pack his books and clothes for College. He is to board with Ada. (T.S.R. 50. 2 P.M. 80. S.S. 70.)

Oct. 6. Sabbath. We learn that Dr. Fickett of Stockton, the pioneer dentist, died last night of cancer of the stomach. I have not been able to attend meeting on account of asthma. Dr. Fickett was seventyeight years old. George left us today, as his school begins tomorrow. (T.S.R. 46. 2 P.M. 83. S.S. 75.)

Oct. 7. Monday. Being Labor Day it was a holiday and Theresa was at home till night, when she went back by train. The painters - Stackhouse & Co. - began painting the front of the house and new piazza. Have written to the children in the East. (T.S.R. 50. 2 P.M. 82. S.S. 78.)

Oct. 8. Tuesday. B.F. Foster and family are moving to Gwin Mine, to his place there, having by mismanagement, lost his good ranch here. Received a letter from George. (T.S.R. 48. 2 P.M. 78. S.S. 67.)

Oct. 9. Wednesday. Lottie Locke is eight years old. Received letters from Ada and Ed. Webster and wrote to Ida and Eunice. (T.S.R. 48 2 P.M. 81. S.S. 75.)

Oct. 10. Thursday. Received letters from Ida and Eunice and wrote to George and Ada. Ida sent $150. as a loan to help George in his school. (T.S.R. 48. 2 P.M. 83. S.S. 76.)

Oct. 11. Friday. Received a letter from Will Cooke, now at Auburn, and wrote to Ed. Webster. (T.S.R. 48. 2 P.M. 85. S.S. 77.)

Oct. 12. Saturday. Weather a little cloudy. Mrs. Wallace, who with Edna is visiting Susie, called this P.M. Have written to Geo. (T.S.R. 50. 2 P.M. 70. S.S. 64.)

Oct. 13. Sabbath. I was not able to attend meeting, and Hannah, also being sick, did not attend in the morning. Received letters

Date Original

January 1892

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circa 1892-1897


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