Delia Locke


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1895. Nov. 2. Saturday. Weather a little cloudy. Received letters from Agnes and Ida. We learn that Belle Starkey died yesterday in Stockton. (T.S.R. 43. 2 P.M. 67. S.S. 59.)

Nov. 3. Sabbath. Weather cloudy and a little rainy. On account of the rain the communion service was postponed. We had Rev. Goodsell to tea, as he exchanged pulpits with Mr. Perks. Mr. Leffler came along with a carriage and took Estella Condy and Theresa back to Stockton with him. Received letters from Ed. Webster, Calvin and George. Webster writes that in one night's sawing at Sequoia Mills, he sawed 59,000 ft. of lumber. These mills are closed down during the winter, but the manager would be glad to engage him to saw next season for them at wages of $120. per month. But he will then be in Scotia. (T.S.R. 43. 2 P.M. 54. S.S. 48.)

Nov. 4. Monday. Morning foggy. Hannah started to Oakland today to attend the meeting of the General Cong'l Association. Have written to Boston. (T.S.R. 37. 2 P.M. 54. S.S. 49.)

Nov. 5. Tuesday. Weather cloudy and a little rainy - Have written to Ed. Webster. (T.S.R. 47. 2 P.M. 53. S.S. 47.)

Nov. 6. Wednesday. Morning foggy. Have written to Eunice and Ida. (T.S.R. 37. 2 P.M. 58. S.S. 54.)

Nov. 7. Thursday. Have written to Ada and George. Ed. Webster arrived here on his way home, a fall of snow having closed his sawing at Millwood. He is in haste to get home to Scotia. (T.S.R. 35. 2 P.M. 60. S.S. 53.)

Nov. 8. Friday. Received letters from Eunice and Willard. Hannah arrived home from Oakland. Ed. Webster is with us. (T.S.R. 37. 2 P.M. 60. S.S. 56.)

Nov. 9. Saturday. Received a letter from Calvin. Mr. Webster is still here. (T.S.R. 36. 2 P.M. 67. S.S. 60.)

Nov. 10. Sabbath. Day a little cloudy and evening windy. Who not able

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1895. to attend church. Ed. Webster started home and Luther went with him to try a change of climate. He is very poorly - hardly able to be out of bed has coated white tongue and fever spells. Received a letter from Miss Etta Ober. (T.S.R. 40. 2 P.M. 64. S.S. 56.)

Nov. 11. Monday. Have written to the children in the East and to Miss Ober. (T.S.R. 43. 2 P.M. 66. S.S. 60.)

Nov. 12. Tuesday. Weather a little cloudy. Have written to Benton Pascoe. (T.S.R. 40. 2 P.M. 56. S.S. 55.)

Nov. 13. Wednes. Have written to the Scotia children. (T.S.R. 35. 2 P.M. 60. S.S. 57.)

Nov. 14. Thursday. Received letters from Eunice and Ada and wrote to Ada and George. (T.S.R. 37. 2 P.M. 63. S.S. 58.)

Nov. 15. Friday. Fine weather. (T.S.R. 38. 2 P.M. 66. S.S. 58.)

Nov. 16. Saturday. Received letters from Horace, Calvin and Will Cooke. Horace sent us a deed to his place here and we are to pay the balance due on it. Mr. Cooke is at Beckwith, Plumas Co. helping the church there out of some sort of trouble. Hannah received a birthday letter from Willie containing a beautiful gold pin as a birthday gift. (T.S.R. 38. 2 P.M. 68. S.S. 60.)

Nov. 17. Sabbath. Asthma detains me from meeting. We learn that Rev. S.F. Smith - author of the National Hymm - "America"- died yesterday in Boston at a R.R. Station, and very suddenly. He was aged 67 years, and was master of fifteen languages. Received a letter from Willie. (T.S.R. 38. 2 P.M. 70. S.S. 62.)

Nov. 18. Monday. Morning foggy. We learn that Ellen Foster Stoffles died in Stockton last night, after a long illness. Received letters from Ida and Susie and wrote to the children in the East. Luther sends word that he is having a fine time and is improving in health, in

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January 1892

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circa 1892-1897


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