Delia Locke


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1903. Feb.1. Sabbath. Weather cloudy and showery with some hail. The time for the S. School to meet has again been changed to 2P.M. so that the pastor can take charge of the Bible Class. Rev. J.K.Harrison Home Miss. Supt. was here this P.M. with Mr. DeKay, and he came and called on one during a part of the S.S. hour. He is looking sleepy and weary, and says he is needing rest. Received a letter from Theresa. She is still in Lane Hospital. Susie Pascoe is today nineteen years old - my eldest grandchild. She was to have united with the First Cong.l Church of Eureka today with others, but during these late dreadful storms and floods, water had in some way gotten into the basement of the church where the furnaces are for heating the building, and there could be no fires built today, so the communion service was postponed for two weeks or more. Whenever it occurs, she intends to unite with others to the number of ten or more. This is good news indeed. (T.S.R. 36. 2 P.M. 49. S.S. 38.)

Feb. 2. Monday. The north wind blows today. Nellie Locke is now eighteen yrs old - it does not seem possible. She is still in Oakland High School. Received letters from Ida, Eunice and Aunt Susie and wrote to Ada. (T.S.R. 30. 2 P.M. 43. S.S. 40.)

Feb. 3. Tuesday. Weather cloudy, windy and rainy with a flurry of snow. It is indeed a cold storm. Wrote to the children in Humboldt Co. (T.S.R. 30. 2 P.M. 41. S.S. 36.)

Feb. 4. Wednesday. Have written to Theresa. (T.S.R. 30. 2 P.M. 44. S.S. 40.)

Feb. 5. Thursday. Have written to Mrs. Sarah Taylor of San Diego. Laura Bruml called this P.M. (T.S.R. 28. 2 P.M. 45. S.S. 41.)

Feb. 6. Friday. Received letters from Ada and Willie and wrote to Calvin. (T.S.R. 28. 2 P.M. 50. S.S. 43.)

Feb. 7. Saturday. A cloudy forenoon with a very windy and rainy P.M. Received a letter from Sister Susie enclosing letters from Sarah Hammond of Carver Mrs. Taylor of San Diego and Miss Anna Bartlett, and wrote to the children in the East. (T.S.R. 35. 2 P.M. 43. S.S. 43.)

Feb. 8. Sabbath. Foggy and cloudy A.M. (T.S.R. 35. 2 P.M. 45. S.S. 44.)

Feb. 9. Monday. Morning foggy and cloudy. Have written to Ada and to Sister Susie. (T.S.R. 35. 2 P.M. 48. S.S. 47.)

Feb. 10. Tuesday. Weather partly cloudy. Received letters from Calvin, Theresa, Ida, Eunice and Dean Webster, and wrote to the children in Humboldt Co. The Meneley Quartelle is here and the Ladies Aid have had an Entertainment with a supper in our Hall, with them to sing. The attendance was good - net receipts about thirty five dollars. The Quartelle sleep here. (T.S.R. 40. 2 P.M. 52. S.S. 47.)

Feb. 11 .Wednesday. Weather still partly cloudy. Received a letter from Miss Bartlett and wrote to Theresa. Father has been in yesterday and today. He seems quite bright and well. (T.S.R. 42. 2 P.M. 55. S.S. 48.)

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1903. Feb. 12. Thursday. A north wind has been blowing today. Received a letter from Mr. Cooke from Deer Park and wrote to Miss Bartlett. Mr. Cooke has been conducting a series of meetings at Deer Park, about twenty miles from Hillyard and a good work is going on there. (T.S.R. 33. 2 P.M. 43. S.S. 40.)

Feb. 13. Friday. Still north windy. Received letters from Willie and Miss Mira Bartlett of Haverhill. (T.S.R. 27. 2 P.M. 43. S.S. 40.)

Feb. 14. Saturday. The weather is very cold. Received a Valentine from Theresa in the shape of a lovely bouquet of red carnation pinks and asparagus ferns by Express from San Francisco. They are highly appreciated. Wrote to children in the East. A sad accident happened to father Allen which we fear will prove fatal. Last night he was riding with Fred on a farm wagon. Fred was sitting on the seat and driving while his father stood up behind him. They came in collision with a barbed wire strung across Fred Figge's alley in such a way that Fred received a hard blow and his father was knocked off the wagon to the ground and was picked up unconscious. Since then he is almost entirely paralyzed, having motion only in one arm and that only partially. A council of doctors has given but small hope of his recovery. We learn also that Amos W. Gove is dead at his home in Lodi and is to be buried tomorrow. (T.S.R. 25. 2 P.M. 43. S.S. 40.)

Feb. 15. Sabbath. Our preaching service was very late this P.M. because Rev. DeKay first attended the burial service of Mr. Gove at the Brick Church Received letters from Ada and Theresa. (T.S.R. 26. 2 P.M. 46. S.S. 40.)

Feb. 16. Monday. Have written to Ada and to Hester. (T.S.R. 28. 2 P.M. 50. S.S. 47.)

Feb. 17. Tuesday. Nettie Truscott called. Received letters from Ida, Benton, Eunice, Calvin, Mrs. Sarah Taylor and Mary E. Spollet a niece of grandma and wrote to the children in Humboldt Co. (T.S.R. 28. 2 P.M. 53. S.S. 47.)

Feb. 18. Wednesday. Have written to Theresa. (T.S.R. 30. 2 P.M. 56. S.S. 51.)

Feb. 19. Thursday. Hester is nine years old. Have written to Sister Susie. (T.S.R. 33. 2 P.M. 60. S.S. 54.)

Feb. 20. Friday. Received a letter from Willie. (T.S.R. 38. 2 P.M. 63. S.S. 57.)

Feb. 21. Saturday. Received a letter from Lizzie and wrote to the children in the East. (T.S.R. 36. 2 P.M. 60. S.S. 53.)

Feb. 22. Sabbath. Weather cloudy. Rev. DeKay called for a few minutes. Received a letter from Calvin. (T.S.R. 45. 2 P.M. 60. S.S. 58.)

Feb. 23. Monday. Forenoon cloudy. Received letters from Ida and Eunice and wrote to Ada. (T.S.R. 40. 2 P.M. 56. S.S. 54.)

Date Original

January 1902

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circa 1902-1907


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