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GEORGE FRANKLIN "FRANK" HOWARD
1877–1908
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Wednesday, January 1st

I was at Clay Mills & J Dennisons to day

Thursday, January 2nd

I was at Charleys all day 23 deg below zero

Friday, January 3rd

I was at Charleys all day

Saturday, January 4th

I was up on the prairie to meeting in the after noon - I stayed all night with Lue Butler

Sunday, January 5th

I was at SS to day - I came home in the after noon & went back to meeting in the evening

Monday, January 6th

I was up to Frozen Hill in the after noon

Tuesday, January 7th

I was at Clay Mills all day

Wednesday, January 8th

I was up to Frozen Hill to School & at D Beans & at Gene Hills birthday party

Thursday, January 9th & Friday, January 10th

I was at Charleys all day

Saturday, January 11th

I went up to Jim Halls & got $5,50 from him I went down to Beans & went to Onslow with him I got a pair of over shoes $1,25 gloves 75 cts - I was at John Orrs to supper I stayed all night at Tom Greens

Sunday, January 12th

Toms folks & me came to Charleys I went up to meeting I stayed all night with Jo Orr

Monday, January 13th

I was at Onslow with Jo came back & him & me went to John Supple to a dance came back & went to Leggetts to an Oyster Supper

Tuesday, January 14th

I was at Charleys

Wednesday, January 15th

I sawed slabs for Bart in the fore noon it is a snowing to day

Thursday, January 16th

At Charleys a good meny logs hauled in at the mill - Good sleighing

Friday, January 17th

I sawed slabs all day

Saturday, January 18th

I went home with Charley Dubois to dinner & came home

Sunday, January 19th

I was up to Frozen Hill to meeting & SS - I came down here with Lue Butler I was at meeting here this eve

Monday, January 20th

I was at home in the fore noon - Bart & me went down to Millers Mill in the after noon - Pleasant to day

Tuesday, January 21st

I was at home all day

Wednesday, January 22nd

I was at home Charley went to Montie

Thursday, January 23rd

I was at home all day

Friday, January 24th

I was up to Frozen Hill to School & then I went up to Mr Ameses & I stayed all night

Saturday, January 25th

Charley & me went to Onslow I came back with Jo Hanna I stayed all night at D Beans

Sunday, January 26th

I went to S School - Charley Dubois came home with me & we went back to meeting in the evening - I came home this eve

Monday, January 27th

It is a raining to day - I was at home all day

Tuesday, January 28th

It is a raining to day - I was at home all day

Wednesday, January 29th

It is a raining to day - I was at home all day

Thursday, January 30th

It is a raining to day - I was at home all day

Friday, January 31st

Will & Bess & Araah was here

Saturday, February 1st

I was at home all day

Sunday, February 2nd

I hauled logs all day

Monday, February 3rd

I hauled logs all day

Tuesday, February 4th

I was at home all day

Wednesday, February 5th

I was at home all day

Thursday, February 6th

Charley & Steaven & me went to Millers Mill on the ice

Friday, February 7th

I begun to chop for Herington & I cut my fingers & I stoped

Saturday, February 8th

I was at home all day

Sunday, February 9th

I was a skating most all day

Monday, February 10th

I was at home in the fore noon I was at Onslow in the after noon with a load of ties for Jim Lee

Tuesday, February 11th

I dident do eny thing to day

Wednesday, February 12th

I was a skiding logs to day

Thursday, February 13th

I hauled logs to the mill in the fore noon in the after noon I went to Old Mrs Haras funeral

Friday, February 14th

I went to Onslow with a load of ties

Saturday, February 15th

I went to Onslow with a load of ties

Sunday, February 16th

It is a snowing to day

Monday, February 17th

I was to Onslow with a load of ties

Tuesday, February 18th

I was to Onslow with a load of ties

Wednesday, February 19th

I hauled logs to day

Thursday, February 20th

I hauled logs for Pat Mulverhill

Friday, February 21st

I hauled logs for Pat Mulverhill

Saturday, February 22nd

I was at the Crick all day

Sunday, February 23rd

I was a hunting

Monday, February 24th

I got a load of hay in the fore noon

Tuesday, February 25th

I was sick all day

Wednesday, February 26th

I was sick all day

Thursday, February 27th

I was sick all day

Friday, February 28th

I was sick all day

Saturday, March 1st

I dident do eny thing

Sunday, March 2nd

I was on the Prairie

Monday, March 3rd

I hauled hay all day from Ecklers for Jim Lee

Tuesday, March 4th

I quit work at Lees - Settlement $4,40

Wednesday, March 5th

I done nothing

Thursday, March 6th

I drove Jim Lees team over to Onslow for Jim Boyd after his folks

Friday, March 7th

I helped Bart to gather sap I was at School in the after noon

Saturday, March 8th

I was up to D Beans in the fore noon in the after noon I was helping to saw ice - very pleasant to day

Sunday, March 9th

Pleasant this morning - I stayed all night with Bart Walters last night - I was a hunting to day I was up to Uncle Hi's & I was up to Frozen Hill to meting in the evening - I stayed all night with Charley Dubois

Monday, March 10th

I was at Mr Butlers this morning - I went with him to Onslow - came back to Clay Mills with Geo McCullouch

Tuesday, March 11th

I was up to R Greens in the morning & then I went to school at the Victory School House - Very pleasant to day - I was up to Geo Hannas this after noon at meeting this evening John Gates

Wednesday, March 12th

I begun work for Lue Butler this morning - We burnt brush all day I was at meeting to night Tom Gates

Thursday, March 13th

Burnt brush all day - Onslow Fire

Friday, March 14th

I did not work to day I was at Uncle Hi's & I was at school in the after noon

Saturday, March 15th

I was down to D Beans in the morning - Cold to day - I went down to Charleys & stayed all night

Sunday, March 16th

I came up to R Greens in the morning - I was at S School to day & at Prayer Meeting in the eve

Monday, March 17th

Burned brush to day

Tuesday, March 18th

Burned brush to day

Wednesday, March 19th

I was up to Scott Town to Wm Moores funeral Bowens Prairie he rode over the rocks & killed him self & horse - Lue Butler & me went up thare

Thursday, March 20th

It is a snowing to day we mended harness in the fore noon in the after noon we hauled hay in the evening we went up to Scroggies Lue & Jennie & me

Friday, March 21st

We hauled hay in the fore noon in the after noon we went to Clay Mills - I paid my taxes

Saturday, March 22nd

Chopped wood to day - Went to Onslow in the evening - Thare is abought 8 inches of snow this morning

Sunday, March 23rd

I was at S School to day

Monday, March 24th

I was chopping wood & cutting brush

Tuesday, March 25th

I was a cutting brush for a fence roe

Wednesday, March 26th

Getting ready to build fence - I was down to Jas Hall this eve I got $5,00 from him Thursday, March 27th

Cutting poles for fence

Friday, March 28th

I chopped wood at the house in the fore noon & part of the after noon and then Lue started for Farm Crick

Saturday, March 29th

Lue & me was a grubing to day I was at Onslow this eve

Sunday, March 30th

I was at S School to day I took Cora down to her school at Clay Mills I was at Prayer Meeting this eve

Monday, March 31st

I was a chopping wood part of the day it is a raining to day

Tuesday, April 1st

We was a grubbing

Wednesday, April 2nd

We was a grubbing

Thursday, April 3rd

I was sick all day I was up to Mr Scroggies I was up to Uncle Hi's this after noon

Friday, April 4th

I was at Onslow in the fore noon in the after noon I was at Clay Mills at R Greens in the evening

Saturday, April 5th

We was a cutting & burning brush & grubbing - I was up to Uncle Hi's in the eve

Sunday, April 6th

I was up to Mr Scroggies & Tom Greens in the fore noon in the after noon I went with Jo Orr to Onslow & Wyoming I was at meeting at Frozen Hill

Monday, April 7th

I was a plowing for wheat to day

Tuesday, April 8th

I was a plowing for wheat to day

Wednesday, April 9th

I was a plowing & Harrowing in the fore noon & then I drawed minure - It rained some this morning

Thursday, April 10th

We went to the timber & it rained to day we dident do eny thing - we went up to Mr Chattertons in the evening

Friday, April 11th

Grubbing & burning brush Saturday, April 12th

I was a drawing minure to day I was up to Uncle Hi's this eve

Sunday, April 13th

I was down to Walters in the fore noon and then I went to Clay Mills then I came back to S School then came home

Monday, April 14th

I was a burning brush & splitting rails - I got a letter from home

Tuesday, April 15th

I was a cutting poles & building fence to day

Wednesday, April 16th

I was a cutting poles & building fence to day

Thursday, April 17th

I was at Onslow in the fore noon in the after noon made fence

Friday, April 18th

Made fence all day

Saturday, April 19th

I was a burning brush in the fore noon then we choped wood - I finished a month for Lue

Sunday, April 20th

I was at S School - I was at Clay Mills this afternoon

Monday, April 21st

I was a grubbing to day 75 cts to day

Tuesday, April 22nd

I was a choping wood all day

Wednesday, April 23rd

I was up to Mr Scorggies & Wm Orrs & was over whare Jo & Will Orr was a plowing then back to there home Will & me went to Onslow & then to Wyoming & then went to Harbison Orrs to a dance

Thursday, April 24th

I was at Mr Butlers in the morning then came to Clay Mills stayed all night to Charleys

Friday, April 25th

I was a fishing to day & came up to Birts him & me and Alice went to Mr Butlers I stayed all night to Birt Duboises

Saturday, April 26th

I came to Clay Mills this morning I rode back with Jim Carpenter I went to Beans & then I went to Tom Greens stayed all night

Sunday, April 27th

I went to meeting to day & then I came to Mr Butlers I was up to Mr Scroggies in the afternoon I stayed all night to Mr Butlers

Monday, April 28th

I was over to Onslow in the fore noon in the after noon I was at Clay Mills I stayed all night to Charleys

Tuesday, April 29th

I came up to Mr Butlers & got my satchel & went over to Mr Wilkinsons I was up to the Steam Mill came home & went to work to Wilkinsons

Wednesday, April 30th

Wm Wilkinson & me came up to Mr Butlers & hired to Lue - I plowed 3/4 day

Thursday, May 1st

I was a plowing all day I went over to Wm Neelans to a party

Friday, May 2nd

I was a plowing all day

Saturday, May 3rd

I was over to Onslow I was at Mr Butlers this after noon - It is a raining I stayed all night at Mr Wilkinsons

Sunday, May 4th

I came over to John Garretts we started for the West we came thru Onslow & Anamosa & Stone City & Marion - we stayed all night - went to Cedar Rapids in the morning stayed thare all day took the train for the West at 5 o'clock - started for rail roading - stations (Fairfax, Norway, Watkins 20 miles, Lu Serns, Bell Plane, Chelsea, Tama, Montour, Le Grand, Qurry, Marshelltown, Lamollie, State Center, Colo, Nevada, Ames, Ontario, Midway, Boon, Moingona, Ogden, Beaver, Grand Jct & New Jefferson, Coon Siding, Scranton, Glidden, Carroll, Capple, Bire Jct, Arcada, West Side, Vale, Dennison, Dowwill, Dunlop, Woodbine, Logan, Mo Valley Jct.

Tuesday, May 6th

Boon this A. M. took breakfast traveled all day got to Mo Valley tonight stayed all night at the hotel - no supper

Wednesday, May 7th

We laid in Mo Valley Jct all day stayed all night at the Commerceal Hotel.

Thursday, May 8th

We left Mo Valley Jct 12 o'clock got to the river stayed thare about 3 hours - NEB got to Blair in the after noon Kenard, Bell Crick, Freeman, Nickerson, Hooper, Wisner - Stayed all night at the Wisner House lodging and breakfast

Friday, May 9th

Stayed all day commenced to board at noon $3,00 per week lodging & 2 meals

Saturday, May 10th

At the gun work in the after noon

Sunday, May 11th

I was around town all day

Monday, May 12th

I was a rail roading to day

Tuesday, May 13th

Rail roading 1/2 day - rain in P.M.

Wednesday, May 14th

I started from Wisner this monring traveled all day got to Hooper 35 miles

Thursday, May 15th

I started from Hooper & got to Kennard 35 miles

Friday, May 16th

I got to Blair at six o'clock in the morning - went from thare down to the boat landing from thare to Mo Valley Jct and then I went to Neola

Saturday, May 17th

I am on CRI&P RR now - I was in Minden & Shelby & Avoca & to Walnut

Sunday, May 18th

I was at Walnut to day My foot is sore

Monday, May 19th

It is a raining to day

Tuesday, May 20th

I was at Fathers to day

Wednesday, May 21st thru Monday, May 26th

Was at Walnut all day at Pa's

Tuesday, May 27th

I am in Walnut yet the news came that Mr Butler was dead I got a letter from Ivah & John Young

Wednesday, May 28th

I am in Walnut today I wrote a letter to Lew Butler

Thursday, May 29th

I was around town in the forenoon then went out in the country whare they was a shelling corn

Friday, May 30th

I was in town all day - It rained in the after noon - It rained very hard this eve

Saturday, May 31st

It is a raining yet today

Sunday, June 1st

Pleasant today

Monday, June 2nd

I went to the ring ride - Went to the German Dance was up all night stayed in the saloon all night with Al Halcomb

Tuesday, June 3rd

Pleasant this morning - I started from Walnut on the Express - Names of stations Marne, Audubon, Exira, Oakfield, Audubon Jct, Atlantic, Wiota, Anita, Adair, Cacy, Guthrie, Stewart, Dexter, Erthay, got to Davenport at 9:00 in the evening - stopped 20 mintues in Iowa City for supper - stayed at the St. James Hotel

Wednesday, June 4th

Left Davenport at 11 o'clock came to Eldridge, Donoho, Dixon, Big Rock, Wheatland, Toranto, Massilon, Oxford Mills, Oxford Junction, Wyoming and Onslow - I rode to Mr Butlers with Sam Reid stayed all night.

EDITOR'S NOTE: In the back of his ledger he made this note regarding his trip West: "Names of Counties going West - Jones, Linn, Benton, Tama, Marshall, Story, Boone, Carroll, Crawford, Harriss. - CRIP RR Shelby, Pottawattamie, Cass, Adair, Guthrie, Dallas, Madison, polk, Jasper, Poweshiek, Iowa, Johnson, Cedar, Muscatine, Scott, Clinton."
spaceGoing to Walnut, I feel that he and Mr. Garrett were working for the railroad, since he shows no railroad fare - this is why he had to go into Nebraska before returning to his original destination of Walnut. This is also substantiated by the May 12 and 13 entries. I believe that Mr Garrett stayed in Wisner since my Grandfather, in his May 14th entry stated that "I started from Wisner...", and Mr. Garrett was never again mentioned or referred to.
spaceThe entire trip cost him less than $12.00. These figures are set down in the back of his journal:
May 5Hotell Billspace.75
May 6Hotell Bill .25
June 3Railroad Fair 8,10
June 3Hotell Bill .70
June 4RR Fare 2,10
$11,90

Thursday, June 5th

Came to Clay Mills stayed all night at Charleys

Friday, June 6th

I left Clay Mills in the morning went to Mr Ecklers then to D B Beans then to Mr Greens - Edd & me went to Mr Baldwins to a dance

Saturday, June 7th

Came up to Mrs Butlers & then went to Onslow came back to Mr Butlers stayed all night at Duboises

Sunday, June 8th

I went to Mrs Butlers in the morning then went to church then went to Hamiltons then went to see the Match Game of Ball came back to Butlers stayed all night

Monday, June 9th

Begun work for L Butler plowed corn all day rained to night

Tuesday, June 10th

I was a replanting corn in the fore noon then got a load of cedar posts

Wednesday, June 11th

It is raining this morning it rained all day

Thursday, June 12th

I was a helping Lue to make a shop in the fore noon then plowed corn

Friday, June 13th

I plowed corn all day - Christina & Mary & Isa Scroggie was down here this evening

Saturday, June 14th

It rained this fore noon we worked at the stable

Sunday, June 15th

I was up to Mr Scroggie & Hannas & to S School

Monday, June 16th

I was a helping Lue make the shop in the after noon i plowed corn

Tuesday, June 17th

Plowed corn all day

Wednesday, June 18th

Plowed corn most all day & howed cabbage

Thursday, June 19th

Plowed corn all day on the sod

Friday, June 20th

Plowed corn down on the braking

Saturday, June 21st

I was a helping Lue on the stable in the after noon I went down to Clay Mills to the Ball Playing i stayed all night to Charleys

Sunday, June 22nd

Came up to church & then home

Monday, June 23rd

I was a plowing corn on the brakeing got through

Tuesday, June 24th

I was a makeing fence rain to night

Wednesday, June 25th

I was a working roads - My Poll tax lost

Thursday, June 26th

I was a working road in the fore noon & in the after noon went to Onslow with oats

Friday, June 27th

I plowed corn half day then sat out turnip plants rain to day

Saturday, June 28th

Plowed corn half day then went to Clay Mills to the Ball Playing

Sunday, June 29th

Dell Winnegar & me went down to Clay Mills then came back to Meeting then went to Mr Carpenters to supper then came to Mrs Butlers

Monday, June 30th

Plowed corn all day

Tuesday, July 1st

Plowed corn all day

Wednesday, July 2nd

Plowed corn all day

Thursday, July 3rd

Howed cabbage & potatoes then went to Onslow

Friday, July 4th

I was down to the River to Fullers Ford

Saturday, July 5th

I went to Cascade with the Wyoming Ball Club to see them play

Sunday, July 6th

I was at Meeting & SS to day then Dell Winnegar & me came to Mrs Butlers

Monday, July 7th

Chopping wood

Tuesday, July 8th

Makeing fence & hoeing begun to harvest & stoped

Wednesday, July 9th

It is a raining very hard - we mooved the wheet - Lue & his Mother went to Massalon

Thursday, July 10th

I went down to the place to fix fence came back & cut hay 1/2 day then put up hay the rest of the time

Friday, July 11th

Begun haying worked one day for Birt stacked to day

Saturday, July 12th

Harvest 1/2 day in Lues wheet haying 1/2 day in Birts hay

Sunday, July 13th

I was at home in the morning then went to church came home & went to Clay Mills

Monday, July 14th

Bound weet 3/4 day for Birt 1/4 for Chatterton

Tuesday, July 15th

Went down to the timber & got some posts & in the after noon i was a pitching hay for Birt in the hog pasture

Wednesday, July 16th

I was a stacking hay for Birt untill five o'clock then helped Lue untill night

Thursday, July 17th

Stacked hay for Lew all day at Barnhills

Friday, July 18th

I cut hay & raked in the fore noon stacked in the after noon at Barnhills

Saturday, July 19th

Stacked hay all day finished haying - 6 days haying I stayed all night at Charley Halls

Sunday, July 20th

I came up to meeting & then went to Mr Snyders to dinner & then i went to the Ball Playing

Monday, July 21st

Bound oats 3/4 day on Barnhills place

Tuesday, July 22nd

I was at Clay Mills in the fore noon harvested oats in the after noon at Barnhills

Wednesday, July 23rd

Bound oats all day for Birt

Thursday, July 24th

Bound oats 2/3 day & finished - harvested 4 1/2 days

Friday, July 25th

I was a haying for Chatterton all day

Saturday, July 26th

I was a haying in the fore noon in the after noon i went to Amanda Duncansons funeral - I went to Wm Neelance & stayed all night with Dell Winnegar

Sunday, July 27th

I went to Camp Meeting with Birt Dubois came back & went to Meeting with Lew in the evening

Monday, July 28th

I was at Clay Mills in the fore noon I was at home in the after noon

Tuesday, July 29th

I was a moing weeds in the morning then i went down to R Greens whare they were a harvesting then to Halls & back to Duboises to dinner & then home & made a spring seat

Wednesday, July 30th

I was a binding oats for T Hamilton to day

Thursday, July 31st

I was a building fence to day & picking up rails

Friday, August 1st

I was a picking up wood & stacked a few oats in the fore noon in the after noon i got a load of posts

Saturday, August 2nd

I was at Clay Mills a playing ball to day

Sunday, August 3rd

It is a raining to day I went to Camp Meeting with Birt Dubois in the after noon i was at D Beans in the evening

Monday, August 4th

Lew & me was a cutting & shocking corn all day

Tuesday, August 5th

I was a shocking corn in the fore noon it began to rain at noon I done nothing but tinker a round

Wednesday, August 6th

I was a working roads in the fore noon hauled minure in after noon

Thursday, August 7th

I was a stacking 1/3 day for Lew & 1/3 for Birt & then i was a tinkering a round

Friday, August 8th

I was a stacking oats all day for Birt 6 days

Saturday, August 9th

I was down to Farm Crick I took Mrs Butler & Cora down to Ahab Dewitt

Sunday, August 10th

I was up to Birt Duboises in the fore noon I was up to Jo Hanna in the after noon

Monday, August 11th

I was a stacking oats in the fore noon for Lew then hauled two loads of hay for Chatterton & then it rained

Tuesday, August 12th

I was hauling minure to day was down to D Beans

Wednesday, August 13th

I was hauling minure to day

Thursday, August 14th

I was hauling minure to day

Friday, August 15th

I was a stacking hay for Scroggie 3/4 day then took Cora Butler & Eva Hall to Wyoming to the Lecture

Saturday, August 16th

I was at the last day of School at Frozen Hill had a game of Ball & got beat went to the Exhibation at night a poor time

Sunday, August 17th

I was to church in the fore noon then went to the River to a game of ball

Monday, August 18th

I took Cora over to Wyoming in the fore noon drawed minure the rest of the day

Tuesday, August 19th

I was a hauling out minure 3/4 day then went to see Onslow ruins with Birt Dubois

Wednesday, August 20th

I was a hauling minure in the fore noon was sick in the after noon - Finished work for Lew Butler $6,85

Thursday, August 21st

I went to Canton to see the game of ball came back to Mrs Butlers

Friday, August 22nd

I took Lews buggy & Jennie & me went to the Circus to Wyoming - broke the buggy tongue came back & stayed all night with Birt Dubois

Saturday, August 23rd

I went to Clay Mills to day I stayed all night at C. A. Halls

Sunday, August 24th

I was at church then went over the river to the ball play stayed all night at Tom Greens

Monday, August 25th

I was at Mrs Orrs & Mrs Butlers & D Beans & stayed all night at Charleys

Tuesday, August 26th

I was up on the Prairie to Birts to dinner back to Clay Mills in the evening stayed all night at Charleys

Wednesday, August 27th

I helped Charley Hall moove up on Jims place thare was a heavy rain last night

Thursday, August 28th

I went up to Birts & him & me went down to Leggetts to see his barn it was struck by lightening then went to Onslow came back to Charleys & cut shocked corn

Friday, August 29th

I went to see L Butler & got some money came back & helped Charley to shock corn

Saturday, August 30th

I went to Wyoming with B Hall to see the ball play - Clay Mills got beat 7 to 46

Sunday, August 31st

I was up to Birts came back to church came to Charleys stayed all night

Monday, September 1st

I helped him to cut corn untill too o'clock then went to Clay Mills

Tuesday, September 2nd

I begun work for D B Beans worked at the shanty

Wednesday, September 3rd

I was a shingleing all day

Thursday, September 4th

I was a shingleing all day

Friday, September 5th

I was a stripping & cutting cane to day

Saturday, September 6th

I was working around the shanty

Sunday, September 7th

I was up to Charleys in the morning then went to church after meeting i went down to Mr Ecklers i stayed to Charleys he has gone to Maquoketa after Seed Weet

Monday, September 8th

I was a striping cane & got the Mill down here

Tuesday, September 9th

Working for D Bean setting the mill

Wednesday, September 10th

I was a working for D B Beans

Thursday, September 11th

I was a working for D B Beans

Friday, September 12th

I was a working for D B Beans

Saturday, September 13th

I worked 1/3 day then went to Charleys from thare went over to Mr Carpenters - Mrs Carpenter died this noon - I came over to Mrs Butlers i went to Onslow with Lew we stayed all night at Wm Hogelboons

Sunday, September 14th

I went to the funeral with Wm Hogelboon then i came to Mr Butlers stayed all night at Charleys

Monday, September 15th

Worked for D B Bean fixing for grinding cane

Tuesday, September 16th

Seting the horse power - Ground M Shearidans cane 30 1/2 gal

Wednesday, September 17th

Fixing the pans & then ground Jas Shearidans cane 13 1/2 gal

Thursday, September 18th

Jas McKeevers cane was ground to day 49 gal

Friday, September 19th

I was a grinding - P Smith 11 gal - Wm Good 15 gal - Begun Jery Supples 83 gal

Saturday, September 20th

Ground cane all day - I hurt my fingers in the after noon haven't finished

Sunday, September 21st

I was up to church then went up to H Duboises to dinner - Charley went with me down to C. A. Halls then back to Mrs Butlers - I stayed all night at Uncle Hiram Duboises

Monday, September 22nd

I was down to Mrs Butlers this morning I went to Onslow with Lew I was at D Beans in after noon - Beckwith 10 gal - R Snyders cane in the after noon 45 gal

Tuesday, September 23rd

Cahoon 3 gal - P Quigleys cane in the fore noon 37 gal then D Bean 28

Wednesday, September 24th

Ground all day for P Donaho gal 74

Thursday, September 25th

I was a grinding Dolans cane 29 gal & Beans 39 gal

Friday, September 26th

I was a grinding John Supples cane 40 & W Carrs 25 gal - stayed all night at Charleys

Saturday, September 27th

I was up to Monti to day Jim Supple ground Wagoners cane 44 gal

Sunday, September 28th

I was down to Dutch Holler to meeting

Monday, September 29th

I was a grinding P Obrians cane & P Blackmer

Tuesday, September 30th

We finished Pete Blackmers cane 25 gal then P McKeevers 21 1/2 then J Dennisons - I was at meeting to night

Wednesday, October 1st

Ground R Whitsons cane 16 gal J Lee 12 gal D Bean T Quin 5

Thursday, October 2nd

Wm Culligans cane - It rained to day

Friday, October 3rd

Finished Culigans cane 69 gal then B Hall 25

Saturday, October 4th

Ground Garrety 20 then McCornice 32

Sunday, October 5th

I went to Sunday School to day then i went to Mrs Butlers in the after noon

Monday, October 6th

Ground John Orrs 15 - R Carson 11 1/2 - Bean 46

Tuesday, October 7th

Ground Wm Kelleys 25 & Corroles 21 & S Reid 10 & went up to Chatterton to practice for the picnic

Wednesday, October 8th

I was a grinding E A Cahoon 68 & J Mac 21

Thursday, October 9th

I was over to Onslow to day i took a Livery to the picnic - came home this evening

Friday, October 10th

I was a grinding Coils cane 55 1/2 and then Penders

Saturday, October 11th

Ground Beans cane & fixed the power 30 1/2

Sunday, October 12th

I was at church & to Charleys to day

Monday, October 13th

I ground Hamiltons cane 56 & Dewitts 14 - I was down to J Morans to the dance

Tuesday, October 14th

I was down to the Lection i came back to Beans stayed all night

Wednesday, October 15th

I went to Monticello with D Bean

Thursday, October 16th

I went to Clay Mills with Charley came back & dug potatoes

Friday, October 17th

I went to Center Junction with Charley & to Onslow & got Eva W

Saturday, October 18th

I went to Clay Mills with Charley to the Ball Playing

Sunday, October 19th

I went to church to day pleasant

Monday, October 20th

Pleasant this morning I was to Onslow to day & went down to D Beans in the eve

Tuesday, October 21st

I was a helping B Hall to shingle his home went to meeting in the evening

Wednesday, October 22nd

I was to Wyoming & Onslow & Clay Mills to Jo Frenches to a dance

Thursday, October 23rd

Begun work for A Dubois a gathering corn 3/4

Friday, October 24th

Husked corn all day

Saturday, October 25th

Husked corn went to Onslow in the eve on Birts horse

Sunday, October 26th

I was down to Charleys in the fore noon went to church then went to Temple Hill to see a game of ball

Monday, October 27th

Husked corn all day

Tuesday, October 28th

Husked corn all day

Wednesday, October 29th

Husked corn all day

Thursday, October 30th

I was down to Mrs Butlers then down to Charley Halls - I have got quinsey

Friday, October 31st

I have got quinsey

Saturday, November 1st

I have got quinsey

Sunday, November 2nd

My throat broke abought 3 o'clock in the morning - Charley & Ivah went to the Junction - Dell went to meeting - Eva Wilkerson came over & stayed with me E Walker & Eva Hall came home with Charley

Monday, November 3rd

I was at Charleys all day with Ebb my throat is sore yet I was over to B Halls in the eve

Tuesday, November 4th

I was at Charleys in the fore noon then went up to Mrs Butlers stayed all night

Wednesday, November 5th

I was over to Onslow in the fore noon picked corn in the after noon

Thursday, November 6th

Husked corn all day

Friday, November 7th

Snaped one load then it be gun to rain husked one load in the after noon - Birt is sick

Saturday, November 8th

It rained this morning Birt & me went to Onslow in the after noon it rained hard in the after noon

Sunday, November 9th

I was at church to day went to Charleys to dinner Eva & me went to D Beans in the eve - Stayed at Birt at night

Monday, November 10th

Husked corn all day - It rained hard to night

Tuesday, November 11th

Was down to Charleys this fore noon husked corn in the after noon it is a raining a gain to night

Wednesday, November 12th

Husked corn all day

Thursday, November 13th

Husked corn all day

Friday, November 14th

Husked corn all day

Saturday, November 15th

Husked one load of corn & covered corn cribs untill noon - Birt & me went to Onslow in the after noon - Husked 12 1/2 days for Birt - Mrs Walters died this morning

Sunday, November 16th

I was down to Charleys this morning went to Clay Mills then back to the church to Mrs Walters funeral - stayed all night at Birts

Monday, November 17th

I went down to Mrs Butlers in the morning then up to Scorggies untill after dinner then down to Charleys stayed all night

Tuesday, November 18th

I was down to Mrs Butlers this morning then up to Uncle Hirams to dinner then to Charleys & Beans then to Mrs Hannas wood bea - stayed all night at Tom Greens

Wednesday, November 19th

I was to Charleys all day - Bell Green was here - the wind blew hard all day

Thursday, November 20th

I was a helping Charley all day - Cold to day

Friday, November 21st

I was to Onslow to day I was at R Greens to supper - stayed to Charleys all night

Saturday, November 22nd

Charley & Byron went to Monti - I went up to the School house & helped the teacher sweep

Sunday, November 23rd

I was at meeting & back to Charleys to dinner then down to Mrs Butlers then to Mr Ecklers to - Stayed to Charleys

Monday, November 24th

I was at home in the fore noon then up to school at noon then home - butchered a hog in the after noon - school begun

Tuesday, November 25th

I was up to Birts in the fore noon then home in the after noon - chopped wood a while

Wednesday, November 26th

It is a raining this morning and a freezing - It rained all day

Thursday, November 27th

I went to Onslow with Bart Walters came back went up to Birts & got my Rubber Boots came back home stayed all night

Friday, November 28th

It is a snowing this morning - Charley & me skined a calf this morning & banked the house the rest of the day - I was up to School Meeting in the eve

Saturday, November 29th

I was to Onslow - Charley went to Maquoketa

Sunday, November 30th

I was up to church went home then i went up to Birts & stayed all night

Monday, December 1st

I went to Canton with Birt & to Millers Mill & down to Charleys at night - pleasant to day

Tuesday, December 2nd

I helped Charley to cover the cribs & saw wood - Henry & me was over to Bys in the eve

Wednesday, December 3rd

Charley went to Maxon Sale i was up to help to clean the church - Edd Green & me went to Neelanes to a dance

Thursday, December 4th

I was at home all the fore noon then i was up to Scroggies then was a thrashing

Friday, December 5th

It is a raining this fore noon rained all day

Saturday, December 6th

It is a snowing I was at home all day

Sunday, December 7th

I was at church to day then up to Birts I was at meeting

Monday, December 8th

I was to Onslow to day i helped Birt to drive his hogs i received $10,00 from him

Tuesday, December 9th

Thare is a sleet to day I was down to Mrs Butlers to day at home in the after noon it is a raining

Wednesday, December 10th

It is a blustering this morning & all day I was at Charleys all day - very cold

Thursday, December 11th

Very cold - Charley has gone to Evas wedding - I was up to school

Friday, December 12th

I helped Charley to drive a cow from Mrs Halls - I was at home Jennie Butler & me stayed all night

Saturday, December 13th

Pleasant to day I was up to Onslow back to Geo Hanna stayed all night

Sunday, December 14th

I was to church to day back to Charleys then i took my satchell up to Mr Ameses stayed all night

Monday, December 15th

I was up to Mr Ameses untill afternoon then down to Mrs Orrs - Will & me went up to Wm Orrs in the eve - stayed all night to Mrs Orrs

Tuesday, December 16th

Jo Orr & me went to Onslow came back to Charleys stayed all night

Wednesday, December 17th

I was at home in the fore noon went to School then up to Scroggies went up to Wm Orrs in the eve - stayed all night at Mr Scroggies

Thursday, December 18th

Cold this morning went up to Birt Dubois this morning went to Clay Mills came back to Charleys in the after noon

Friday, December 19th

I went to Onslow to day came back with Steaven Carr stayed to Pete Blackmers to supper then to Charleys - Onslow 38 times

Saturday, December 20th

I was at Clay Mills to day with Charley

Sunday, December 21st

I was up to church I was down to Mrs Butlers to dinner back home in the evening

Monday, December 22nd

I was at home all day I went after Mrs Bean this eve for Byron Hall

Tuesday, December 23rd

I was over to Onslow to day

Wednesday, December 24th

I was at Clay Mills to a Shooting Match - I was up to R Greens in the evening - very cold

Thursday, December 25th

I was at home in the fore noon then i went up to Birt Duboises & came home Dell Winnegar stayed all night

Friday, December 26th

I stayed at home all day choped some wood - Charley went to the creek after a load of wood

Saturday, December 27th

I was a hunting this fore noon got a rabbit - Charley went to the Junction - Dell & Fred & Bell Tippett and Bell Winegar - Arch & Fern Roberts was here Lyman stayed all night

Sunday, December 28th

I was up to church to day - Lyman stayed all night

Monday, December 29th

I went to the timber with Charley we took both teams

Tuesday, December 30th

I went to Monti with Charley came back went to Chattertons in the evening - stayed all night with Jo Orr

Wednesday, December 31st

Went to Onslow with Jo - stayed all night to Charleys

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