Delia Locke


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1900. Mar. 8. Thurs. A rainy morning and partly cloudy day - Received letters from George and Willie and wrote to Ada. George wrote from Manila under date of Feb. 6th. The transport had just arrived in the harbor and they had not landed. He was well and was sea sick but three days, but the transport rolled so that many of the horses were injured and some died. (T.S.R. 52. 2 P.M. 67. S.S. 60.)

Mar. 9. Friday. Morning foggy. Received a letter from Calvin and wrote to mother. Calvin writes that he likes his work in the N.Y. Navy Yard. Father came in today. He is so feeble now that he does not often walk so far as here. (T.S.R. 46. 2 P.M. 66. S.S. 62.)

Mar. 10. Saturday. A foggy morning followed by a lovely Spring day. Have written to the children in the East. Hannah was sick in bed all day with the grippe. (T.S.R. 46. 2 P.M. 70. S.S. 64.)

Mar. 11. Sabbath. The church services were well attended. Hannah had her S.S. class come here for their lesson, but she went to church this P.M. Received a letter from Mother. (T.S.R. 46. 2 P.M. 65. S.S. 62.)

Mar. 12. Monday. Forenoon foggy. Received a litter from Ada. (T.S.R. 47. 2 P.M. 72. S.S. 66.)

Mar. 13. Tuesday. Received a letter from Theresa and wrote to the children in Humboldt Co. (T.S.R. 47. 2 P.M. 72. S.S. 62.)

Mar. 14. Wednesday. Our crysanthemums are still blooming. We have never know a winter so mild as this before. Received letters from Mother, Willie and Eunice. Mother is not feeling so well. Wrote to Theresa. (T.S.R. 47. 2 P.M. 72. S.S. 65.)

Mar. 15. Thursday. Have written to Ada. A brother and sister of Henry Ward Bucher died yesterday, Rev. Thos. k. in Elmira, N.Y. and a sister in Hartford, Conn. but both on the same day. (T.S.R. 46. 2 P.M. 72. S.S. 66.)

Mar. 16. Friday. A woolen quill - that I began Jan. 25th I finished today. I have been wonderfully helped. Alive is today 38 yrs. old. Have written is Mother. (T.S.R. 45. 2 P.M. 72. S.S. 66.)

Mar. 17. Saturday. Have written to the children in the East. Little Howard rides horseback and drives in the cows all by himself though only six years old. (T.S.R. 45. 2 P.M. 69. S.S. 58.)

Mar. 18. Sabbath. The Cliffords are coming to our meetings now and give good help in S. School. This does not please Mr. Eliot, the M. E. pastor and he is saying and doing Mean things towards them and Mrs. Will Allen. (T.S.R. 44. 2 P.M. 67. S.S. 55.)

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1900. Mar. 19. Monday. Weather partly cloudy. Have written to Lizzie McLellan. Edna Locke is today six years old, and though still rather frail she seems to be gaining. (T.S.R. 52. 2 P.M. 60. S.S. 58.)

Mar. 20. Tuesday. Received a letter from Ada and wrote to Eunice and Ida. (T.S.R. 44. 2 P.M. 69. S.S. 63.)

Mar. 21. Wednesday. A foggy morning. Mabel McGary was today married at her home to Clarence Morehead of Benicia, and they left at once for their new home then. Only a few young friends were invited to the wedding. Received a letter from Theresa and wrote to her. She had been to call on brother Horace in Oakland and found him very sick with grippe. For some weeks he has been unable to run his engine. John Harris and Rev. Goff called this P.M. They are trying to get aid for the M.E. church at Valley Spring. Celeste had another spasm today, supposed to be due to indigestion. (T.S.R. 45. 2 P.M. 75. S.S. 69.)

Mar. 22. Thursday. The day was partly cloudy with a shower in the evening. Received a letter from Willie and wrote to Ada. (T.S.R. 49. 2 P.M. 66. S.S. 57.)

Mar. 23. Friday. Received a letter from Ada and wrote to Mother and brother Horace. I have invited him and Anna to come here while he is weak and unable to work, thinking the change of climate and surroundings may benefit him. Mrs. and Miss Linn of Clements called. (T.S.R. 40. 2 P.M. 65. S.S. 60.)

Mar. 24. Saturday. Received letters from George and Ida and wrote to the children in the East. Ida-s little Delia is very sick from indigestion probably caused by teething. Her life has been despaired of, but at the time of her writing, the child was a little better. George wrote render date of Feb. 13th from San Isidro, where he was working under quartermaster Perry for the Government. He had decided not to return home on the Westminster, as they were in need of his services as Veterinary Surgeon in the army, and were very anxious for him to remain, as Vet. surgeons were very scarce. I feel reluctant- to have him stay but he can do much better at a salary of $100. a month then than he can here, financially. But there are the dangers of war! He wrote that he intended to remain there until he heard how Luther would advise him in the matter. This P.M. Joe Parker, who works for Luther, slipped in the hay mow in some way and fell and broke two of his ribs. Injury through painful, not serious. (T.S.R. 43. 2 P.M. 72. S.S. 65.)

Date Original

January 1898

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circa 1898-1902


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