Delia Locke


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1897. Apr. 1 Thursday. Received a letter from George and wrote to Ada and Alma. (T.S.R. 42. 2 P.M. 56. S.S. 53.)

Apr. 2. Friday. Lovely weather (T.S.R. 39. 2 P.M. 60. S.S. 55.)

Apr. 3. Saturday. Received letters from Ida and Miss Mills and wrote to the children in the East. Miss Mills writes that the treatment she received in Woodland was a great benefit to Addie Smart and that she is now able to live at home once more. (T.S.R. 39. 2 P.M. 66. S.S. 55.)

Apr. 4. Sabbath. Received letters from Willie, Calvin and Eddie. Stella Condy and R. Gnekow came from Stockton in a buggy and Theresa rode back with them at night. (T.S.R. 42. 2 P.M. 66. S.S. 59.)

Apr. 5. Monday. Have written to Eddie. (T.S.R. 42. 2P.M. 66. S.S. 59.)

Apr. 6. Tuesday. We had a little shower this morning. This is John Demangeot-s birthday - forty years old. And Dr. Foote passed away at 7 P.M. aged seventy eight. For about five months he has been confined to the house with health steadily failing. Received a letter from Ada and wrote to George. (T.S.R. 52. 2 P.M. 65. S.S. 62.)

Apr. 7. Wednesday. North windy. Hannah went to Stockton to get her spectacles changed. Have written to Scotia. (T.S.R. 48. 2 P.M. 66. S.S. 61.)

Apr. 8. Thursday. The funeral of Dr. Forte took place at 10 1/2 A.M. from his house and under the auspices of the Free Masons. Mrs. Crey called. Have written to Ada. Mr. Phipps also came in. Thur fourteenth child and eleventh daughter was born Mar. 30. He said they talked of naming it Eliza Fourtuna. (T.S.R. 42. 2 P.M. 75. S.S. 67.)

Apr. 9. Friday. Received a letter from Eunice and wrote to Miss Mills. (T.S.R. 50. 2 P.M. 80. S.S. 70.)

Apr. 10. Saturday. Ida is thirty five years old today. Had so severe a headache last night that I was not able to write East, so

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1897. Theresa wrote for me. Received letters from Willie, Calvin and Ada. Weldon is at home again. He was not content to stay at Lytton Springs. Ada feels undecided as to what to do next for him. (T.S.R. 52. 2 P.M. 82. S.S. 72.)

Apr. 11. Sabbath. All the rest of Lou's children have come down with measles at once - four of them. Miss Josephine Leffler and Delia Gnekow came from Stockton and Theresa rode in with them. (T.S.R. 46. 2 P.M. 75. S.S. 70.)

Apr. 12. Monday. Letter from Ida. (T.S.R. 46. 2 P.M. 77. S.S. 72.)

Apr. 13. Tuesday. Received a letter from Ada and wrote to Eunice and Ida. (T.S.R. 52. 2 P.M. 80. S.S. 74.)

Apr. 14. Wednesday. Lou's youngest little Myrle - is very sick with measles. George arrived home from school, the term having closed. Have written to Ada. (T.S.R. 53. 2 P.M. 80. S.S. 73.)

Apr. 15. Thursday. Received a letter from Theresa She wishes to remain over Easter in Stockton. We learn that William Loomis formerly of Lockeford, late of Lodi, aged fortyfive, was killed in Lodi yesterday, while drunk and resisting arrest. He was making himself very disagreeable on the street, as usual when intoxicated, and at the request of some business men, Constable Jones was putting him in jail to sober up, when Boyd, his eldest son, attempted to rescue his father from the officer, and between them both, the Constable was having a hard time, as Boyd drew a knife on him and was trying to use it. In the scuffle the Constable's pistol was discharged, wounding the father, he died a few hours after, leaving a widow and ten children. Surely he was of small benefit to his family, being a habitual drunkard. And the son Boyd is often in trouble and disgrace, though but seventeen years old. (T.S.R. 53. 2 P.M. 82. S.S. 75.)

Date Original

January 1892

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circa 1892-1897


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