Delia Locke


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Retrospect. Page 110. There was a shower of rain onthe last day of June. An unusual occurrence.Page 132. Aunt Hannah Cotton committedsuicide by hanging herself in a watercloset at Taunton, Mass. Insane Asylumwhere she had been carried, being insaneat the loss of her little daughter Sarah.Pages 129-131. Luther was very sick fromteething, from July 28 to Aug. 2.Page 134. Mr. William Parker's youngestchild died, Aug. 4.Page 140. Attended camp meeting atWoods' Ferry, with Bros. G. & E. H, Mrs.& Miss Shackford & Robert, Aug. 16.Page 143. Aug. 21, Father Locke wasattacked by sickness, which continuedthrough the remainder of the year.Page 147. There was a shower a secondtime during the summer, on the lastday of August.Page 167. The steamer Central Americawas lost off Cape Hatteras, Sept. 12.Page 152. Mr. Mitchell & Eveline Epperlywere married, Sept. 16.Page 155. Luther commenced to walk at17 mos, & 1 week old, Sept. 23.Page 157-161. State Agricultural Fair atStockton, Sept. 29. 30. Oct. 1. 2.Page 169. The ladies of the neighborhood metto organize a Sewing Society. Oct. 28.Page 172. The Sewing Circle met for the firsttime at Bro. Elmer's. Nov. 5.Page 173. The river took a very suddenand remarkable rise, overflowing its banks,and carrying away every thing which camein its way, causing much loss of property, Nov. 5.Page. 175. The Second Meeting of the Sewing Circlewas held at Staples' Ranch, Nov. 11.Page 179. Mr. Thomas Parker's son Williamdied, Nov. 22. Cousin Mary Cobb died, Nov. 30.Page 181. The Third Meeting of the SewingCircle was held at Holman's Ranch, Dec. 3.Page 183. Our second child - a little daughterwas born, weighing nine pounds, Dec. 16.Page 187. Mr. Joseph Boody and MissLizzie Melville were married, Dec. 30.Page 187. Sister Susan and Cousin Augustaarrived here from New England, via Panama,Dec. 31. with Mr. W. D. Read, Augusta andMr. Read having been married in San Francisco,Dec. 29. by Rev. Mr. Lacy.

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