Delia Locke


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1895. Nellie Jory was married to her cousin, George Hanes, in the M.E. church here. Minnie Clements was married at her mother's home in Clements to David Brown, Principal of the public school there. He has now resigned that position and Sammie Cohn will take his place. Also Flora Grunlaw was married to a Mr. Grupe, who is a farmer living near Collegeville. So while sadness reigns in some homes, other are jovial. (T.S.R. 35. 2 P.M. 57. S.S. 46.)

Nov. 29. Friday. The morning was rainy. John and Frank Locke came up from San Francisco yesterday to spend Thanksgiving. not having heard that their parents had gone to that City. (T.S.R. 43. 2 P.M. 54. S.S. 51.)

Nov. 30. Saturday. Still cloudy. As Administratrix of Uncle Holden's estate, I signed the deed which conveys his homestead property to Carl Brueck, to satisfy the mortgage which Uncle gave him for the two lots, so that he could have $300. for burial expenses. The property will doubtless soon be worth more money, but Mr. Brueck wishes to get the advantage, and was about to foreclose. Received letters from Ada, Calvin and Willie. Calvin has been promoted in the Office of the Underground Railway in Boston. Willie has been engaged by Bishop Littlejohn, who has a palatial residence on Long Island, to inspect the plumbing of the mansion which is defective and a constant source of sickness in his family. They will take a vacation in Europe and leave the mansion to Willie to be inspected and set right. This is the Bishop who lately received $2500. as a fee for marrying a daughter of Vanderbilt to the Earl of Marlborough. Willie expects to get a good fee for his work. (T.S.R. 40. 2 P.M. 58. S.S. 53.)

Dec. 1. Sabbath. The weather is still a little cloudy. Not able to attend meeting. Received a letter from George. (T.S.R. 45. 2 P.M. 58. S.S. 52.)

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Dec. 2. Monday. Foggy. I have written to the children in the East. Uncle George, with Susie and Lilla to wait on him is at 1620 Broadway, San Francisco Health Resort, but the doctors give them no hope of his recovery. (T.S.R. 41. 2 P.M. 51. S.S. 47.)

Dec. 3. Tuesday. Weather still foggy and cloudy. Received letters from Horace, Ida and Theresa, and wrote to George. (T.S.R. 37. 2 P.M. 50. S.S. 47.)

Dec. 4. Wednesday. Weather still foggy and cloudy. Received a letter from Mr. Cooke, who is still at Beckwith, helping a discouraged people, and wrote to Scotia. (T.S.R. 39. 2 P.M. 47. S.S. 47.)

Dec. 5. Thursday. Cloudy and rainy. Received a letter from Ada and wrote to her. (T.S.R. 40. 2 P.M. 54. S.S. 50.)

Dec. 6. Friday. Morning foggy. Received a letter from George. (T.S.R. 48. 2 P.M. 60. S.S. 54.)

Dec. 7. Saturday. Foggy. Received a letter from Calvin. Luther is quite poorly with fever spells. We learn that Uncle Geo. is rapidly growing worse. (T.S.R. 38. 2 P.M. 56. S.S. 51.)

Dec. 8. Sabbath. Still foggy. Not able to attend meeting. Received letters from Ada and Willie. Ada has bear to see Uncle George. He breathes with great difficulty, owing to a collection of water around his heart and lungs. He is very low indeed. (T.S.R. 37. 2 P.M. 49. S.S. 45.)

Dec. 9. Monday. Weather sill foggy and cloudy. Have written to the children in the East. (T.S.R. 41. 2 P.M. 49. S.S. 47.)

Dec. 10. Tuesday. Weather continues foggy and cloudy. A telegram came saying that Uncle George died last night at 9:30. Then Sarah and Frank arrived by P.M. train and gave us the particulars. It seems that Sarah arrived from Ferndale the night before. Lilla is so low with asthma that they feared she would not live through last night, but

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January 1892

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circa 1892-1897


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