Delia Locke


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1906. towns adjacent also in Santiago, the Capital. Similar scenes were enacted there as in San Francisco, and some smaller towns were entirely destroyed. Strange to say, San Francisco sent the first relief money to the sufferers, or nearly the first - $35,000 - and Los Angeles followed with $10,000. Ever since the earthquake in San Francisco, shocks have frequently occurred in various places. Evidently the center of the earth is in a state of unrest. (T.S.R. 57. 2 P.M. 91. S.S. 75.)

Aug. 19. Sabbath. Susie Pascoe left us to enter the Senior year in Berkeley University. No preaching after the S. School. (T.S.R. 55. 2 P.M. 86. S.S. 73.)

Aug. 20. Mond. Our District School opened this morning with the same teachers as last year - Miss Louise Inglis and Mr. Bower. Have written to Ada. (T.S.R. 60. 2 P.M. 85. S.S. 70.)

Aug. 21. Tues. Received a letter from Calvin and wrote to the children in Humboldt Co. Mrs. Bower called with little Dorothy. Cooler weather. (T.S.R. 60. 2 P.M. 79. S.S. 68.)

Aug. 22. Wednes. Received a letter from Theresa written at Sebastopol. They made quite a visit in Sonoma Co. and went to see a herd of fine dairy cattle on Russian River. They reached home late tonight, having attended the wedding of Estelle Condy and Alfred J. Elmes in Stockton today at 1 P.M. He is Station Agent at Menlo Park, where they will reside. So Mrs. Condy loses her only daughter and main-stay, as far as companionship is concerned. She has her artificial leg but has not learned to use it well. While they were away, more presents came to Theresa and Jim, one of which was a costly and beautiful wall clock from one of the mornings. (T.S.R. 57. 2 P.M. 79. S.S. 67.)

Aug. 23. Thurs. Received a letter from Willie and wrote to Rev. DeKay. Mrs. Clifford called. (T.S.R. 50. 2 P.M. 85. S.S. 77.)

Aug. 24. Friday. This is the anniversary of the destruction of Pompeii and Herculaneum in the year 79. Also of the marriage of John and Hannah and of Agnes's birthday. Theresa and Jim left us for Stockton tonight. She was called to see Mrs. West's little baby this A.M. by her urgent solicitation. This occupied all the forenoon. They will stay at the old Cobb place until arrangements are completed for their new home and will not move their furniture from here at present. Annie Holman called. She is looking in better health wears gold bowed spectacles. Chas. Smith also called. He misses his mother greatly. Have written to Ada. Weather has turned warmer again. (T.S.R. 55. 2 P.M. 90. S.S. 80.)

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1906. Aug. 25. Sat. Received a letter from Cousin Elisabeth A. Wright of Northampton, Mass. and wrote to the children in the East. Cousin Elisabeth tells of their Golden Wedding and their family. They live in a house over one hundred years old, not, however, built by any member of the Wright family, but large and well preserved. They have had four children, two boys and two girls, all living and well. One son, Henry, has a ranch in Florida, lives there with his family and raises oranges and bananas. Frank Locke called this forenoon. He says Wallace's children have measles. (T.S.R. 58. 2 P.M. 96. S.S. 85.)

Aug. 26. Sabbath. Hannah is planning to give the S.S. children a lawn party this week. (T.S.R. 60. 2 P.M. 98. S.S. 85.)

Aug. 27. Monday. Received a letter from Susie Pascoe and wrote to Ada. (T.S.R. 60. 2 P.M. 98. S.S. 81.)

Aug. 28. Tuesday. Received a letter from Theresa and wrote to the children in Humboldt Co. Theresa expects to go to St. Joseph's Home with Mr. Chase tomorrow night, for the mastoid operation on him. We learn that Junius Brier, son of Rev. J.W. Brier of Lodi, was married to Hilda Giles on Sabbath last. She was once a pupil of Hannah's in music, but of late years has lived in Stockton - the newly wedded are to live in Lodi. Also Frank Locke was married this evening to Maud Decker, at the home of her aunt on 34th St. Oakland. So Frank has Maud as well as Wallace. It was a surprise to us, as he did not mention it when here last Sat. Now there are no more Locke children to be married until the next generation begins marrying, of whom quite a number are old enough. (T.S.R. 60. 2 P.M. 94. S.S. 78.)

Aug. 29. Wednes. We had a slight sprinkle of rain this morning and a partly cloudy day. Have written to Theresa. Andrew Fitzgerald and Carrie A. Moore of Ione were married today in Stockton. What a matrimonial boom this year! Susie Pascoe wrote that five of the Berkeley professors were married during this last vacation. And it is not a good time for beginning housekeeping, as lumber and all building materials are so high, as well as rents. The earthquake seems to have set the ball a-rolling-shaken the couples together, as it were. (T.S.R. 60. 2 P.M. 90. S.S. 75.)

Aug. 30. Thursday. Received a letter from Willie and wrote to Aunt Susie. (T.S.R. 58. 2 P.M. 85. S.S. 71.)

Aug. 31. Friday. Received a letter from Calvin. Hannah had a lawn party in our front yard this evening - had lanterns hung in the trees, which were almost superfluous on account of the nearly full moon - a merry time. (T.S.R. 55. 2 P.M. 87. S.S. 73.)

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January 1902

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circa 1902-1907


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