Delia Locke


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1907. in our family for a little daughter came to George and Estelle about noon. We heard nothing from them until Geo. phoned and announced the arrival. And they were both here to tea last night, feeling as well as usual. When he announced it Theresa was already there as nurse. They phoned for her about six o'clock but she missed the morning train and started out in a buggy and was met by Geo's team, which brought her here. The babe weighs but six pounds. They talk of naming it Olga. She has a young sister by that name. Received letter from Adelaide. (T.S.R. 35. 2 P.M. 44. S.S. 43.)

Jan. 14. Monday. Still cloudy and rainy. Have written to Ada. (T.S.R. 39. 2 P.M. 43. S.S. 43.)

Jan. 15. Tues. Have written to Eureka. Theresa came in this evening. Estelle is doing well but the babe is very delicate. (T.S.R. 34. 2 P.M. 48. S.S. 41.)

Jan. 16. Weather cloudy and windy. Received a letter from Ida and wrote to Alice Hammond. Mr. Clifford called. (T.S.R. 35. 2 P.M. 45. S.S. 43.)

Jan. 17. Thurs. Windy, cloudy and rainy. Received a letter from Willie and wrote to Sister Susie. We learn that a terrible experience has come to Kingston, Jamaica, a repetition of the calamities that overtook San Francisco and Valpraiso, Chili earthquake and fire, causing the distinction of the greater part of the city and fearful loss of life and property. This happened last Monday. Almost every week there are reports of slight earthquake shocks, here and there, over the country and in the Hawaian Islands and elsewhere, volcanoes are active. Evidently the foundations of the earth are greatly disturbed, and no portion of the country can feel secure. (T.S.R. 40. 2 P.M. 46. S.S. 44.)

Jan. 18. Friday. Received a letter from Ada. (T.S.R. 40. 2 P.M. 49. S.S. 45.)

Jan. 19. Saturday. Weather foggy and cloudy. Have written to the children in the East. (T.S.R. 37. 2 P.M. 50. S.S. 47.)

Jan. 20. Sabbath. A fair day for a very pleasant change. Church services encouraging. (T.S.R. 34. 2 P.M. 50. S.S. 48.)

Jan. 21. Monday. Have written to Ada. (T.S.R. 33. 2 P.M. 58. S.S. 52.)

Jan. 22. Tues. Received a letter from Eunice and wrote to Eureka. Mrs. Gammon called. They are living in the old Fitzgerald house. She is very feeble indeed. Rev. Wallace also called. Theresa went home tonight. Estelle and babe are doing well, and as she has help she does not longer need a hired nurse. The babe seems to be gaining strength now. (T.S.R. 35. 2 P.M. 58. S.S. 55.)

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1907. Jan. 23. Wednes. Still cloudy. (T.S.R. 37. 2 P.M. 54. S.S. 50.)

Jan. 24. Thursday. Cloudy and rainy. But it did not prevent the meeting of the Ladies Aid here. They had an all day's meeting, bringing food for lunch, which they spread with Hannah's, and fourteen sat down together at table. They tied three quilts which I had made. One I gave to the Ladies Aid, one to Hannah and the other is a woolen quilt which I am to send to Webster Parker. Received a letter from Willie and wrote to Dean Jewett Locke and a postal to Theresa. Mrs. Wallace called after the meeting also Mrs. Wright. (T.S.R. 47. 2 P.M. 58. S.S. 51.)

Jan. 25. Friday. Foggy and cloudy weather. Mrs. Amelia Daley made her "Annual call", as she said. She is looking well and is spry. When she heard of the quilt that I made for the Ladies Aid, she bought it at once. Received letters from Ida and Delia Parker. (T.S.R. 48. 2 P.M. 62. S.S. 56.)

Jan. 26. Saturday. Still cloudy. Received a letter from Will and Ada Cooke and wrote a birthday letter to Lizzie McLellan and a pkg. to her, also a pkg. by Express to Eureka containing the quilt and other things. Also wrote to the children in the East. (T.S.R. 45. 2 P.M. 56. S.S. 53.)

Jan. 27. Sabbath. Weather cloudy and rainy. Celeste was finish and had the doctor, so he did not go to S. School but stayed in any room with me. (T.S.R. 48. 2 P.M. 60. S.S. 55.)

Jan. 28. Monday. Partly cloudy weather. Carolyn Parker is six years old. Received a letter from Theresa and wrote to Ada. (T.S.R. 55. 2 P.M. 65. S.S. 60.)

Jan. 29. Tuesday. Still partly cloudy weather. This morning there was an eclipse of the full moon, lasting from 4:30 to 6:30. It was about three-fourths covered. Received letters from Alma Locke and Rev. Jee Gam and wrote to Eureka and Delia Parker. (T.S.R. 45. 2 P.M. 64. S.S. 60.)

Jan. 30. Wednes. This morning at a little after six o'clock, there came a baby boy to Agnes and Eddie, weighing about twelve pounds and being the first son, was heartily welcomed, and named changed to Donald at once. This is Lilly Greve's birthday. Laura and Leonard called this P.M. Have written to Theresa. We learn that Mrs. Palmer, Alice's foster mother, has lately died in Seattle of pneumonia. She has kept a boarding house there for years. We also learn of the good fortune that has come to Susie Jory, the nurse graduate from Lane Hospital. A man whom she nursed through a long illness, gave $1000. (T.S.R. 46. 2 P.M. 62. S.S. 56.)

Date Original

January 1902

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circa 1902-1907


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