Delia Locke


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1898. June 13. Monday. Mr. Mason (colored) has been helping Theresa to clean my room thoroughly. The carpet has been taken up and turned, and everything put back presumably clean a good job done. (T.S.R. 50. 2 P.M. 77. S.S. 65.)

June 14. Tuesday. Benton Pascoe enters his "teens" today. I have written to them all in Humboldt Co. (T.S.R. 50. 2 P.M. 83. S.S. 68.)

June 15. Wednesday. Received a letter from Mamie Sutherland. She is spending her vacation in Los Angeles with her sisters. (T.S.R. 52. 2 P.M. 84. S.S. 67.)

June 16. Thursday. I have felt so poorly of late, coughing so much nights, that I decided to call the doctor today, and did so. Have written to Ada and to Will Cooke - he at Fresno. (T.S.R. 52. 2 P.M. 87. S.S. 71.)

June 17. Friday. Received letters from Willie, Ada and Eunice and wrote to Mother. (T.S.R. 54. 2 P.M. 90. S.S. 78.)

June 18.Saturday. Received a letter from Calvin and wrote to the children in the East. (T.S.R. 56. 2 P.M. 83. S.S. 70.)

June 19. Sabbath. Rev. Wikoff came with Rev. Patterson and spoke for the Church Building Society. Received a letter from Mother. (T.S.R. 62. 2 P.M. 85. S.S. 72.)

June 20. Monday. The Stockton High School is about to close for another year. The present graduating class numbers fortyeight. The Alumni also meets this week, and Theresa went to Stockton tonight to be present at all the exercises. (T.S.R. 54. 2 P.M. 87. S.S. 74.)

June 21. Tuesday. Father is today eighty-three years old . He has been in to see us - is pretty strong, but works no more in the harvest field as of yore - wearies too quickly and cannot bear the heat. Rebecca called this mom and made me a little visit. They have no fruit at all hardly this year, except grapes, and it is yet too early to know whether the vines will yield well or not. Grandma has lately called our attention to the fact that she has cancer of the right breast. She has been aware of it for months but kept it to herself until it began to be painful. Dr. Barbour advised her to go to the Woman's Hospital in San Francisco and get it removed, but she is so much of an invalid with her broken hip that she says she cannot leave home. A specialist has been recommended to her by the name

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1898. of Bohannon, who lives in Stockton and who is said to have performed some wonderful cures. She has consented to take his treatment at her own house, and he has begun today to apply his plasters - assures her that he can cure her. Received a postal from Ada and wrote to Humboldt Co. (T.S.R. 56. 2 P.M. 94. S.S. 77.)

June 22. Wednes. The morning was a little cloudy. Have written to Ada. (T.S.R. 60. 2 P.M. 83. S.S. 70.)

June 23. Thursday. Received letters from Ada and Willie. (T.S.R. 50. 2 P.M. 87. S.S. 77.)

June 24. Friday. There has been a sudden rise in temperature - a big jump. Up to this date we have had no excessive heat but it has come upon us now, and we feel it more for its suddenness. Have written to Mother. (T.S.R. 54. 2 P.M. 99. S.S. 89.)

June 25. Saturday. Howard went to San Francisco on business connected with the new Creamery which there is talk of starting in Lockeford. Received letters from Calvin and Ada and wrote to the children in the East. (T.S.R. 63. 2 P.M. 100. S.S. 83.)

June 26. Sabbath. Rev. Patterson preached as usual. Howard arrived from San Francisco and Alma and Robert Cooke came with him to make us a visit. Received a letter from Mother written by Alice Hammond. Mother is suffering great pain, but the doctor assures her the cure will be complete and "no cure, no pay," is his motto. (T.S.R. 55. 2 P.M. 94. S.S. 78.)

June 27. Monday. Received a postal from Ida. Annie O'Neil called this P.M. She tells us that her mother died in the Insane Asylum last month. She never recovered her reason and to the last kept begging to be taken home. She forgot all her married life and fancied herself a young girl again and it was her childhood's home in old Island that she was always seeking. Annie has come from San Francisco where she now resides to dispose of her house and lot here in Lockeford. Mrs. Hunter has bought it. (T.S.R. 51. 2 P.M. 92. S.S. 79.)

June 28. Tuesday. It is forty years this morning since Bro. Elmer died! Then Ada was a little babe just beginning to crawl upon the floor. Today Weldon, her oldest, is fourteen years old. What changes! I have written to Humboldt Co. Ida and Eunice. (T.S.R. 55. 2 P.M. 98. S.S. 83.)

Date Original

January 1898

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circa 1898-1902


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