Delia Locke


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1901. Jan. 11. Friday. Weather cloudy and rainy. Received a letter from George and wrote to Mother. We had news from George up to Dec. 2nd. For eleven days previous to Thanksgiving he had been in the Hospital, sick, and when he wrote was still feeling poorly. Hannah had 10 little boys of her S.S. Class here this evening. (T.S.R. 40. 2 P.M. 45. S.S. 45.)

Jan. 12. Saturday. Still cloudy. Received letters from Ida and Bro. Horace and wrote to George and to the children in the East. Horace is recovering from the grippe, but it is prevalent not only in this State, but especially in the Eastern States. Even Pres. McKinley has it. (T.S.R. 44. 2 P.M. 56. S.S. 52.)

Jan. 13. Sabbath. Weather cloudy and fog rainy. Sister Susie is now 62 years old. (T.S.R. 45. 2 P.M. 50. S.S. 47.)

Jan. 14. Monday. Still cloudy. Received letters from Theresa and Mother and wrote to Sister Susie. (T.S.R. 45. 2 P.M. 53. S.S. 49.)

Jan. 15. Tuesday. Received letters from Eunice, Mr. Cooke and Ada and wrote to the children in Humboldt Co. There is quite a religious interest in the community at Sunol, and Will and Ada are feeling more encouraged. (T.S.R. 36. 2 P.M. 53. S.S. 46.)

Jan. 16. Wednesday. Morning foggy. Have written to Theresa. A daughter was born to Josie (Grubs) Hendricks on the 13th inst. at the home of her mother here in Lockeford. Her home is in Ripon. (T.S.R. 33. 2 P.M. 53. S.S. 47.)

Jan. 17. Thursday. Still foggy. Received letters from Willie and Ida and wrote to Ada. Willie writes that they had the first sleighing in Mass. on Jan. 12th. It has been a very mild winter there up to this date. Ida writes of a great boom in the lumber trade of Humboldt Co. New saw mills are going up - five can be seen from their house in Eureka, and some are running night and day. (T.S.R. 37. 2 P.M. 44. S.S. 44.)

Jan. 18. Friday. No change in the weather. Have written to Mother. There has been a meeting at Mother Allen's this evening in the interest of better work in the S. School. They are proposing to grade the school. (T.S.R. 38. 2 P.M. 47. S.S. 43.)

Jan. 19. Saturday. Forenoon foggy. Rev. Patterson called this morning. Have written to the children in the East. (T.S.R. 33. 2 P.M. 44. S.S. 44.)

Jan. 20. Sabbath. A cloudy afternoon and rainy night. Received letters from Calvin and Mother. (T.S.R. 41. 2 P.M. 56. S.S. 50.)

Jan. 21. Monday. Weather cloudy and rainy. We have indeed had a dark month so far. (T.S.R. 48. 2 P.M. 56. S.S. 53.)

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1901. Jan. 22. Tuesday. Received letter from Theresa and wrote to the children in Humboldt Co. We learn that Queen Victoria died today at 6:30 on the anniversary of her own father's death - the Duke of Kent. She died at one of her temporary homes in Wales, aged almost 82 years. Also this is the anniversary of Uncle Holden's death - seven years ago. The Queen has been in failing health for some months. She was one of the best of women and queens and will be deeply mourned. (T.S.R. 44. 2 P.M. 58. S.S. 52.)

Jan. 23. Wednesday. A foggy forenoon. Received letters from Ada and Willie and wrote to Theresa. Carpenter Smith began last Monday to put in a dumb waiter - elevator - between the kitchen and the room above, which we plan to use as a dining room whenever we do not have too large a family, so that I can eat with the family and still not be obliged to climb up and down the stairs. The pass cupboard at the back of and above the kitchen sink will simply be elevated. (T.S.R. 38. 2 P.M. 55. S.S. 53.)

Jan. 24. Thursday. Weather foggy and cloudy. Have written to Ada. Ralph Huntington has been convicted of manslaughter, in that he caused the death of a young woman in San Francisco by the name of Jennie McKown, in trying to perform some operation at his own private office. It is charged that it was criminal operation, and after a trial which has been hotly contested, the jury brought in their verdict of manslaughter after only twenty minutes deliberation. And he a young doctor, graduated only Last June, and the only son of his parents, who have besides him just one daughter. We fear it will nearly kill his mother, whose life is so bound up in his. And it will bast his reputation for life, and more so, as the young lady was accounted his sweetheart, and it is considered by many that he was responsible for her state of health. He was not confined in jail before the trial as Aunt Susie, always an intimate friend of the family, went on his bail with his parents. And he has been Frank Locke's most intimate friend, sad to say. (T.S.R. 40. 2 P.M. 50. S.S. 48.)

Jan. 25. Friday. Have written to Mother. (T.S.R. 35. 2 P.M. 51. S.S. 47.)

Jan. 26. Saturday. Have written to the children in the East. Will Moore and his Uncle Patterson are cutting up the old live oak tree standing near the house in the vineyard, that used to be the favorite sent where Ida and Others in their childhood used to sit for hours. It was nearly dead. (T.S.R. 35. 2 P.M. 51. S.S. 45.)

Date Original

January 1898

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circa 1898-1902


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