Delia Locke


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1901. appendicitis. He was 24 years old, his mother's only son. Although he was not brilliant in mind, it is said he was good to work and to help his mother. We learn that to Lilla and Alfred Jory was born a son yesterday morning in San Francisco. They have named him Merwin Locke. (T.S.R. 55. 2 P.M. 92. S.S. 77.)

July 23. Tuesday. Mrs. Naismith and her sister-in-law, Miss Naismith, came and spent a few hours and dined with us. They are camping between here and Niles. Have written to Humboldt Co. and to Hannah. (T.S.R. 52. 2 P.M. 95. S.S. 78)

July 24. Wednesday. I do not seem to be improving in health. The air here does not seem to invigorate me as it did last summer, and asthma does not decrease. Have written to Theresa. (T.S.R. 52. 2 P.M. 95. S.S. 76.)

July 25. Thursday. Received letters from Theresa, Hannah and Willie and wrote to Mother. Theresa is in Lane's Hospital, substituting on a case there for a friend of hers, who has suddenly taken ill. John Demangeot is working on a threshing machine. Alma came home from the camp where she has been helping the Scudders. They are about to break camp, and after a visit to his brother in Seattle, will go back to India. He has been in the East, soliciting help for his mission there. (T.S.R. 50. 2 P.M. 90. S.S. 75.)

July 26. Friday. Have written to Howard and to Hannah. The two older of the Scudder boys are here for a little visit. They were born in India and have the dark complexion. (T.S.R. 46. 2 P.M. 85. S.S. 75.)

July 27. Saturday. Laura Clayton left for home today and Theresa came at night. Have written to the children in the East. (T.S.R. 46. 2 P.M. 88. S.S. 75.)

July 28. Sabbath. Rev. Lewis Scudder, who has now arrived from the East, preached for Mr. Cooke here in Sunol. (T.S.R. 47. 2 P.M. 90. S.S. 72.)

July 29. Monday. Alma went again to the Scudder's camp to help them for a few days. Received letters from Mother, Hannah, Eunice and Ida, and wrote to George. (T.S.R. 50. 2 P.M. 90. S.S. 73.)

July 30. Tuesday. A shower in the morning and a cloudy day. Have written to the children in Humboldt Co. Alma Cooke and Nellie Locke are this week entering the Oakland High School, also the Chamberlain girls and Irene Cordoza. There are now about 875 pupils in the school. Nellie will board with Mrs. Thompson and Alma with a Mrs. Curtis, and work for her board. (T.S.R. 50. 2 P.M. 88. S.S. 77.)

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1901. July 31. Wednes. Ada and Will went to Camp to visit the Scudders. Have written to Hannah. (T.S.R. 55. 2 P.M. 95. S.S. 83.)

Aug. 1. Thursday. Received letters from Willie, Calvin and Hannah, and wrote to Mother. (T.S.R. 60. 2 P.M. 98. S.S. 85.)

Aug. 2. Friday. The mother is extremely hot. Received a letter from George sent me by Luther and wrote to Louise Locke. (T.S.R. 60. 2 P.M. 100. S.S. 87.)

Aug. 3. Saturday. Theresa went home to Lockeford. She has finished her term of service at the Hospital, but the class is not to graduate until Oct. So she goes home to take Hannah's place for a while, if Hannah can leave for a vacation. Have written to the children in the East. Mr. Cooke was at the R.R. Station this evening and saw Howard and Chester, who had been to S.F. to purchase a Cream Separator and Steam Engine with which to run it. (T.S.R. 60. 2 P.M. 102. S.S. 83.)

Aug. 4. Sabbath. Ella and Irene Cordoza called in P.M. Their father is in bed with a broken leg, where he has been for over two months. He seems to be doing well. (T.S.R. 58. 2 P.M. 92. S.S. 78.)

Aug. 5. Monday. Weather cloudy. Received letters from Mother and Calvin. Victoria, Dowager Empress of Germany, eldest daughter of the late Queen Victoria of England, died today. So she did not long survive her mother. (T.S.R. 55. 2 P.M. 85. S.S. 75.)

Aug. 6. Tuesday. Received letters from Howard, Theresa and Hannah, and wrote to Humboldt County. (T.S.R. 53. 2 P.M. 88. S.S. 75.)

Aug. 7. Wednesday. Have written to Hannah and Theresa. (T.S.R. 50. 2 P.M. 88. S.S. 76.)

Aug. 8. Thursday. Received a letter from Willie and wrote to Mother. (T.S.R. 48. 2 P.M. 85. S.S. 74.

Aug. 9. Friday. Received a letter from Hannah. Alma came home at night to stay over the Sabbath. (T.S.R. 48. 2 P.M. 94. S.S. 80.)

Aug. 10. Saturday. Have written to the children in the East and to Hannah. (T.S.R. 50. 2 P.M. 98. S.S. 82.)

Aug. 11. Sabbath. I seem to have steadily grown worse all the time since coming here, until today I have used my asthma smoke twenty times in the twentyfour hours. I feel quite discouraged over it, but the weather at home is so hot that the girls do not think I ought to go home now. (T.S.R. 52. 2 P.M. 102. S.S. 86.)

Aug. 12. Monday. Received a letter from Mother and wrote to George. (T.S.R. 55. 2 P.M. 100. S.S. 78.)

Aug. 13. Tuesday. Eunice is today twentyseven years old. Received a letter from Calvin and wrote to the children in Humboldt Co. This afternoon

Date Original

January 1898

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circa 1898-1902


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