Delia Locke


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1867. Oct. 31. Thursday. (T.S.R. 42. 2 P.M. 69. S.S. 64.) Nov. 1. Friday. We have attended the Lodge this evening, when the installation of Officers took place. (T.S.R. 42. 2 P.M. 69. S.S. 64.) Nov. 2. Saturday. (T.S.R. 44. 2 P.M. 69. S.S. 62.) Nov. 3. Sabbath. The weather is cloudy. I have not been able to attend church. The father of Mr. Brown was buried in Stockton today. He died of fever. All the family, also Mr. Isaac Brown's, have been absent attending the funeral. (T.S.R. 47. 2 P.M. 67. S.S. 59.) Nov. 4. Monday. Weather cloudy. (T.S.R. 41. 2 P.M. 69. S.S. 62.) Nov. 5. Tuesday. The weather is cloudy, windy and rainy. (T.S.R. 55. 2 P.M. 60. S.S. 59.) Nov. 6. Wednesday. We have had clouds, a very high wind and a very heavy rain today. The evening is clear. (T.S.R. 55. 2 P.M. 63. S.S. 57.) Nov. 7. Thursday. Clear and cool. (T.S.R. 44. 2 P.M. 57. S.S. 53.) Nov. 8. Friday. Attended Lodge. (T.S.R. 39. 2 P.M. 58. S.S. 55.) Nov. 9. Saturday. Mrs. Powell made me a short call this afternoon. (T.S.R. 41. 2 P.M. 57. S.S. 55.) Nov. 10. Sabbath. I have not been able to attend church. Mr. Powell preached as usual. I feel quite unwell this evening. (T.S.R. 42. 2 P.M. 62. S.S. 58.) Nov. 11. Monday. Mrs. Hoxie had a little boy bore last night. She now has five and one girl. (T.S.R. 42. 2 P.M. 65. S.S. 61.) Nov. 12. Tuesday. Weather a little cloudy. Mrs. Kett called. Her husband is to commence business at Paradise, and the family are to move there. This will be quite a low to our neighborhood. (T.S.R. 45. 2 P.M. 70. S.S. 64.) Nov. 13. Wednesday. The morning was foggy and cloudy. Mrs. Brown called. (T.S.R. 45. 2 P.M. 65. S.S. 58.) Nov. 14. Thursday. Hannah called this afternoon Dr. has this day received from the P. O. Department at Washington a Commission as P.M. for Lockeford. This will increase his business and he will be obliged to hire a better Clerk than E. Gibbons. We learn that Mr. Rock, who has been teaming to the mines for us with potatoes, was thrown from the wagon near Altaville, I think, and badly hurt. He has been sent for. (T.S.R. 40. 2 P.M. 65. S.S. 60.) Nov. 15. Friday. (T.S.R. 44. 2 P.M. 64. S.S. 60.) Nov. 16. Saturday. (T.S.R. 42. 2 P.M. 65. S.S. 60.) Nov. 17. Sabbath. I have not been able to attend church. The others have been as usual. (T.S.R. 41. 2 P.M. 65. S.S. 58.) Nov. 18. Monday. The afternoon was cloudy. I have had three callers and made one call myself. Hannah, Mrs. Powell and Mrs. Kett called, and I went to see Mrs. Brown, who is sick with the chills and fever. (T.S.R. 42. 2 P.M. 68. S.S. 60.) Nov. 19. Dec. 11. Another eventful period in our family. Very early on the morning of the 20th of Nov. was our fourth little daughter and eighth child born, but as the 19th is Willard's birthday, we shall also celebrate it as the birthday of this little one. The day and night were very rainy and cold. Mother was here in the right, but from that time to the next Friday, Ada was nurse, excepting that Mother dressed the baby. On Friday, Emma Staple came to be nurse and remained until the 15th of Dec. when she left and went to Sister Geffroy's to take care of her, as she also has a little daughter, born on the 8th of Dec. I have been very sick and am still very weak, and am somewhat troubled with the asthma. Our little one weighed ten pounds at her birth, and grows finely. She is strong and hearty, and we have named her Hannah, so named for Grandma Locke in particular, but also for her Great grandma Hammond and four Aunts, two living and two dead. The living ones are Aunt Noyes (Great-great-aunt) and Aunt Geffroy. The dead ones are her Great Aunt Holden and Cotton. I will also say that her Great great grandmother Shaw's name was Hannah. So it is proper that she, in this generation should also be called Hannah. Willard is a stint fat boy at two years old, weighing twenty nine pounds. He is very forward of his age, and talks very plainly and well. He has not yet got his last four teeth, but is well. The weather has been much rainy and cold, and we have had but few callers. Dec. 12. Thursday. Weather foggy. (T.S.R. 48. 2 P.M. 64. S.S. 58.) Dec. 13. Friday. Dr. has left us today for San Francisco, whither

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January 1867

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