Delia Locke


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1903. Feb. 24. Tuesday. Morning foggy. Received a letter from Theresa and wrote to the children in Humboldt Co. Theresa has gone with her patient - Mrs. Kaufmann - to her home on Jackson St. S.F. and remains with her as nurse. They are Jews and live in fine style. (T.S.R. 33. 2 P.M. 60. S.S. 58.)

Feb. 25. Wednesday. Received a letter from Ada and wrote to Theresa. (T.S.R. 33. 2 P.M. 60. S.S. 55.)

Feb. 26. Thursday. Wallace Locke and Frank called. Wallace was called on account of a mare of his which was pasturing on the ranch, getting into barbed wire and being cut very badly - one hind foot nearly cut off. George is treating it but has small hopes of its recovery. Wallace has built a new dwelling house at Diamond and intends soon to move into it - as soon as the paint is dry. He thinks the climate there agrees with him. He is looking quite well. (T.S.R. 34. 2 P.M. 60. S.S. 56.)

Feb. 27. Friday. Rev. DeKay called, also Laura Bruml and Lilla Jory. Lilla is visiting at Father Jory's with her two babies. She had Melvin with her - he is a fine looking boy, and Lilla is pretty well. This evening there has been a preparatory church meeting at the church, and three candidates presented themselves as candidates to unite with the church next communion - Mrs. Lily Jacks and Louise and Alice Inglis. Louise is our primary school teacher and Alice has just graduated from the Normal. It is encouraging to have them come. While at the meeting. Rev. Burgess of Auburn, who has been to Palestine and is returning, came to see the DeKays. (T.S.R. 35. 2 P.M. 63. S.S. 56.)

Feb. 28. Saturday. We learn that father Allen died at 10 P.M. last night, after two weeks of suffering from his accident. It was a happy release for him but Mrs. Allen will be so lonely. - Received letters from Eunice, Ada and Miss Bartlett, and wrote to the children in the East. (T.S.R. 35. 2 P.M. 61. S.S. 55.)

Mar. 1. Sabbath. They did not have communion service today on account of the funeral of father Allen, which was at the house and Rev. DeKay officiated. Then he preached this evening instead. (T.S.R. 38. 2 P.M. 66. S.S. 60.)

Mar. 2. Monday. Weather cloudy. Received a letter from Willie and wrote to Ada. (T.S.R. 46. 2 P.M. 61. S.S. 54.)

Mar. 3. Tuesday. Forenoon rainy. Have written to the children in Humboldt County. There have been a number of changes in neighbors recently. Mr. Meeker has bought the McCloud house and lot, while the Gallaghers continue to live in Eunice's house. Geo. Thompson has bought the house where the Stampers used to live, and a family of Hamiltons have moved to Luther's house where the Thompsons lived. Every house in the place is occupied at present. (T.S.R. 44. 2 P.M. 55. S.S. 48.)

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1903. Mar. 4. Wednes. P.M. cloudy and rainy. Little Florence is one year old, and she is a little one - does not yet weigh fifteen pounds, but seems in good health, so they write. Received a letter from Theresa and wrote to her. (T.S.R. 42. 2 P.M. 60. S.S. 47.)

Mar. 5. Thursday. A rainy morning and a cloudy day. Have written to Miss Anna Bartlett. (T.S.R. 38. 2 P.M. 49. S.S. 47.)

Mar. 6. Friday. Father came in today. He seems pretty bright and well. Also Mrs. Hunter called this P.M. Received letters from Willie, Ada and Mr. Cooke and sister Susie. (T.S.R. 33. 2 P.M. 55. S.S. 48.)

Mar. 7. Saturday. Weather partly cloudy. Received a letter from Eunice and wrote to Josiah and to the children in the East. (T.S.R. 36. 2 P.M. 60. S.S. 54.)

Mar. 8. Sabbath. Morning rainy and the day cloudy. Mrs. Lily (Christian) Jacks, wife of Geo. Jacks, united with our church today, at the Communion service postponed from last Sabbath on account of father Allen's funeral. (T.S.R. 45. 2 P.M. 55. S.S. 47.)

Mar. 9. Monday. Father came in again today. - Received a letter from Theresa and wrote to Ada. (T.S.R. 33. 2 P.M. 56. S.S. 51.)

Mar. 10. Tuesday. Received a letter from Calvin and wrote to the children in Humboldt Co. - (T.S.R. 40. 2 P.M. 62. S.S. 58.)

Mar. 11. Wednesday. Weather partly cloudy. George today sent $1400. to Willie who will now release the mortgage on his property. But George has now mortgaged his property to the San Francisco Valley Bank of Stockton. I fear he will never own the property. He works hard but makes but little money, and he is not strong in health. Have written to Theresa. (T.S.R. 44. 2 P.M. 66. S.S. 56.)

Mar. 12. Thurday. Still cloudy weather. Received a letter from Willie. (T.S.R. 45. 2 P.M. 60. S.S. 55.)

Mar. 13. Friday. The morning was cloudy and rainy but the sun shone out at the noon time for a little while, but soon the sky became overcast with heavy, dark cloudy, and at 4P.M. it was so dark I could not see to read without a lamp. Soon one of the heaviest tempests I have ever witnessed in this State burst upon us in fury, and for a half hour or more, thunder and lightning were almost continuous - the lightning very vivid, and the thunder nearly a constant roar and rattle, accompanied by a very heavy rain and some hail showers of large stones. From this time to bed time we had over one and one-half inches of rain. The lightning seemed to strike near here several times but I have heard of only once when it shattered a tree on the island, It struck twice in Stockton - a steel windmill, and a tree near the Insane Asylum. Received letters from Ada and Will Cooke and Ida, and wrote to sister Susie. (T.S.R. 50. 2 P.M. 64. S.S. 50.)

Date Original

January 1902

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circa 1902-1907


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