Delia Locke


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1905. yet for use. Chester came in a little while before he took train again for school. He is greatly interested in his studies. Pearl Hammond attends the same school and at recent examinations she stood highest in the school in spelling. Out of 600 words put out for spelling she missed only three - a remarkable record! (T.S.R. 53. 2 P.M. 74. S.S. 67.)

Mar. 6. Monday. Received a letter from Theresa and wrote to Ada and to Mrs. Cobb. (T.S.R. 47. 2 P.M. 75. S.S. 68.)

Mar. 7. Tuesday. A foggy morning. Have written to the children in Humboldt County. Lou came in. (T.S.R. 47. 2 P.M. 76. S.S. 70.)

Mar. 8. Wednes. Hannah went with Mrs. Clifford, Lou and Mrs. Condict to Stockton to buy some new furnishings for the meeting house such as carpet for the platform, plush for the pulpit, x.c. Received a letter from Willie in which he enclosed a letter from Joan Bates, and wrote to Theresa. (T.S.R. 48. 2 P.M. 76. S.S. 70.)

Mar. 9. Thurs. Received letters from Ada and Will C. (T.S.R. 46. 2 P.M. 70. S.S. 66.)

Mar. 10. Friday. We see the notice of the marriage yesterday of Earnest Claude Miller and Mrs. Jennie (Putnam) Jones. We hope she has a good husband this time. (T.S.R. 48. 2 P.M. 69. S.S. 60.)

Mar. 11. Saturday. A cloudy morning followed by a windy day. Have written to the children in the East. (T.S.R. 52. 2 P.M. 67. S.S. 62.)

Mar. 12. Sabbath. The day was cloudy and very windy and about the time for the P.M. service there were such heavy showers that Mr. DeKay did not come to preach. However, quite a number of people came expecting a service. The S. School was well attended in the morning. They met in the church, although all painting and varnishing are not done. They are waiting for some new chair bottoms which have been ordered. They could not be found in Cal. so they sent East for them to the manufactory. (T.S.R. 58. 2 P.M. 60. S.S. 60.)

Mar. 13. Monday. Still the storm continues - cloudy, windy and rainy. Received a letter from Miss Effie Green and wrote to Ada. (T.S.R. 60. 2 P.M. 60. S.S. 56.)

Mar. 14. Tues. Weather still partly cloudy. Received a letter from Theresa and wrote to Humboldt Co. (T.S.R. 48. 2 P.M. 65. S.S. 60.)

Mar. 15. Wednes. Weather still cloudy and rainy. Received a letter from Annie Holman and wrote to Theresa. Mrs. Cobb and Annie are moving to Pacific Grove, intending, if they are pleased with the climate, to settle there. (T.S.R. 53. 2 P.M. 58. S.S. 58.)

Mar. 16. Thurs. A very rainy morning followed by a cloudy day. Received letters from Willie, and from Will Cooke, and wrote to Calvin. We expected high water after so much rain, but it does not come. (T.S.R. 51. 2 P.M. 64. S.S. 60.)

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1905. Mar. 17.Friday. We had rain in the early morning and a cloudy day. In southern Cal. they are having unprecedented rain and even disastrous floods. (T.S.R. 51. 2 P.M. 60. S.S. 56.)

Mar. 18. Saturday. Still rainy. Received a letter from Eunice and wrote to the children in the East. (T.S.R. 49. 2 P.M. 54. S.S. 53.)

Mar. 19. Sabbath. The early morning was rainy. Rev. DeKay called in the P.M. (T.S.R. 49. 2 P.M. 67. S.S. 57.)

Mar. 20. Monday. Received a letter from Theresa and wrote to Ada. Theresa has had no cases since she went back to the City. It is a very healthy time there. (T.S.R. 48. 2 P.M. 68. S.S. 63.)

Mar. 21. Tuesday. Another rainy morning. Received a letter from Calvin and wrote to the children in Humboldt Co. Calvin has now been at work two weeks since leaving the Hospital. (T.S.R. 52. 2 P.M. 62. S.S. 56.)

Mar. 22. Wednes. We have been reading of a terrible explosion and loss of life in a large Shoe Factory in Brockton, Mass. The engine in the basement exploded and filled the whole building with flames so that many of the operations were unable to escape. They have recorded 55 bodies, mostly in fragments, from the ruins, of which only 14 could be surely identified. And still there are 45 more missing. How dreadful! it was the R.B. Grover Co.'s manufactory. Mrs. Allen Sr. called. Have written to Theresa. (T.S.R. 49. 2 P.M. 60. S.S. 55.)

Mar. 23. Thurs. The P.M. was cloudy and the night rainy. Received a letter from Willie. (T.S.R. 42. 2 P.M. 68. S.S. 65.)

Mar. 24. Friday. Received a letter from Will Cooke. Mrs. Gammon called. Capt. C.R. Montgomery died today, aged 84 yrs. He has been failing in strength for months and of late has been almost or quite as helpless as father was. And there has been no woman in his house to wait upon him since Carrie left. Winfield has acted the part of a good son and he and the Japanese Cook have been his only nurses. But his daughters were driven from him by his ugliness. (T.S.R. 50. 2 P.M. 68. S.S. 61.)

Mar. 25. Saturday. Have written to the children in the East. Jules Verne, the author, died yesterday. Alice and Nellie called, Willie has had a short vacation. (T.S.R. 47. 2 P.M. 69. S.S. 63.)

Mar. 26. Sabbath. A cloudy and rainy morning. There has been both a wedding and a funeral and church services also. Mr. Montgomery was buried and our pastor officiated at the house. William Robinson and Eliza Wilson, new comers to the town, were married in the house opposite where John Haley used to live, by the M.E. minister, Mr. Whitefield, and this evening they have had a chivaric. (T.S.R. 54. 2 P.M. 65. S.S. 61.)

Date Original

January 1902

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circa 1902-1907


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