Delia Locke


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1874. shot and killed himself and was buried yesterday. (T.S.R. 54.2 P.M. 82. S.S. 69.) Aug. 5. Wednesday. (T.S.R. 52.2 P.M. 84. S.S. 71.) Aug. 6. Thursday. (T.S.R. 52.2 P.M. 85. S.S. 72.) Aug. 7. Friday. (T.S.R. 52.2 P.M. 87. S.S. 76.) Aug. 8. Saturday. (T.S.R. 54.2 P.M. 91. S.S. 79.) Aug. 9. Sabbath. I was not able to attend S. school with the others. (T.S.R. 54.2 P.M. 85. S.S. 71.) Aug. 10. Monday. Mr. Harpending dined here today. (T.S.R. 55.2 P.M. 85. S.S. 76.) Aug. 11. Tuesday. I have received letters from Ada and Mrs. McStay. (T.S.R. 54.2 P.M. 80. S.S. 67.) Aug. 12. Wednesday. (T.S.R. 51.2 P.M. 84. S.S. 70.) Aug. 13. Thursday. The eleventh baby arrival must be recorded for today. Another little daughter came to our house and home at a little past midnight, and I may truth fully say, to our hearts also. She is a fine, large baby, weighing ten and one-fourth pounds. Susie was here with us. The baby has an abundance of dark hair, and a pretty, doll face, and seems very strong. I am writing Sept. 2d, and she already weighs eleven pounds. Mrs. Starkey came here as nurse the day she was born and stayed two weeks, since which time Ida has acted in that capacity, for I am not yet able to sit up much. Most of the neighbors have called to see me, and some who are not exactly neighbors, as Mrs. Jesse McDowell, Mrs. Wm. Smith and Mrs. Cahill. I am getting well slowly, Mrs. Starkey is a good nurse. She is now at Mrs. Le Faber's. She has another son, born Aug. 31st. The following is the Temperature while I have been sick. Aug. 13. Thursday. (T.S.R. 55.2 P.M. 85. S.S. 75.) Aug. 14. Friday. (T.S.R. 60.2 P.M. 84. S.S. 75.) Aug. 15. Saturday. (T.S.R. 57.2 P.M. 87. S.S. 76.) Aug. 16. Sabbath. (T.S.R. 62.2 P.M. 92. S.S. 78.) Aug. 17. Monday. (T.S.R. 55.2 P.M. 85. S.S. 72.) Aug. 18. Tuesday. (T.S.R. 55.2 P.M. 90. S.S. 76.) Aug. 19. Wednesday. (T.S.R. 56.2 P.M. 82. S.S. 62.) Aug. 20. Thursday. (T.S.R. 53.2 P.M. 78. S.S. 64.) Aug. 21. Friday. (T.S.R. 53.2 P.M. 84. S.S. 79.) Aug. 22. Saturday. (T.S.R. 56.2 P.M. 82. S.S. 79.) Aug. 23. Sabbath. (T.S.R. 57.2 P.M. 88. S.S. 76.) Aug. 24. Monday. (T.S.R. 60.2 P.M. 86. S.S. 78.) Aug. 25. Tuesday. (T.S.R. 58.2 P.M. 86. S.S. 80.) Aug. 26. Wednesday. (T.S.R. 58.2 P.M. 90. S.S. 76.) Aug. 27. Thursday. (T.S.R. 56.2 P.M. 84. S.S. 78.) Aug. 28. Friday. (T.S.R. 62.2 P.M. 93. S.S. 85.) Aug. 29. Saturday. (T.S.R. 64.2 P.M. 91. S.S. 81.) Aug. 30. Sabbath. (T.S.R. 61.2 P.M. 84. S.S. 73.) Aug. 31. Monday. (T.S.R. 62.2 P.M. 86. S.S. 77.) Sept. 1. Tuesday. (T.S.R. 60.2 P.M. 90. S.S. 84.) Sept. 2. Wednesday. (T.S.R. 60.2 P.M. 91. S.S. 86.) Sept. 3. Thursday. I have written to Ada today. Luther arrived at home tonight from Nevada. Night before last he slept out in the mountains, where it was so cold that he saw ice in the morning. There were water spouts near Mr. Hetfield's, one destroying the road so as to require a day's work to repair it. He comes home in excellent health, in spite of all exposure, says Ida Hetfield has grown still larger. (T.S.R. 60.2 P.M. 91. S.S. 78.) Sept. 4. Friday. I have written to my Mother for the first time since she went East - also received another letter from Ada. (T.S.R. 59.2 P.M. 85. S.S. 70.) Sept. 5. Saturday. Wrote to Ada. (T.S.R. 58.2 P.M. 76. S.S. 67.) Sept. 6. Sabbath. Camp meeting at Brick Church. No service here. Our folks did not go. (T.S.R. 54.2 P.M. 79. S.S. 69.) Sept. 7. Monday. Eliza called. (T.S.R. 52.2 P.M. 83. S.S. 70.) Sept. 8. Tuesday. Mrs. Clifton Mowry called with her little baby. Received letter from Ada. (T.S.R. 55.2 P.M. 77. S.S. 70.) Sept. 9. Wednesday. Mr. Kimball's steam thresher came here and commenced work about seven A.M. with sixteen hands more than is needed for the work. I have written to Ada. (T.S.R. 48.2 P.M. 77. S.S. 70.) Sept. 10. Thursday. The threshers finished work here and left at half past nine, A.M. Mrs. Starkey called this afternoon. She is to leave Mrs. Le Faber's tomorrow, and go to Mrs. Harvey's. Mrs. Le Faber has four boys, Mrs. Harvey three girls. (T.S.R. 48.2 P.M. 77. S.S. 72.)

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January 1874

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