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

I was to Toms & down to Charleys - stayed to Tom Greens

Monday, January 2nd

I was a chopping for W. Halley - Grant Beckwith & my self

Tuesday, January 3rd

I was a chopping 2 days

Wednesday, January 4th

Cut wood & split posts 3 days

Thursday, January 5th

Sawed some & split some posts 4 days - 5 1/2 cords & 173 posts

Friday, January 6th

I chopped wood untill noon then went to Center Junction stayed all night

Saturday, January 7th

I was to Onslow & back to Mr Scroggies stayed all night

Sunday, January 8th

Was to Mr Greens then to Mr Snyders - Grant & me ground our axes - stayed to Toms

Monday, January 9th

Chopped wood & split posts 2 1/4 cords 23 posts 6 1/2 days

Tuesday, January 10th

Chopped to day 1 cord & 52 posts - It snowed this after noon & part of the night

Wednesday, January 11th

I went to Onslow with Tom Green we went with the sled

Thursday, January 12th

I chopped wood & split posts - 316 posts 9 1/4 cords - 7 1/2 days

Friday, January 13th

I was to the timber with Tom went to Onslow in the after noon took the train for the Junction stayed to the Hotell

Saturday, January 14th

I came home from the Junction was in the timber today with Tom

Sunday, January 15th

I was over to Robt Snyders untill evening & back to Toms

Monday, January 16th

I was a chopping to day Tom Green & Grant Beckwith - 9 1/2 days

Tuesday, January 17th

We was a chopping to day

Wednesday, January 18th

We was a chopping to day 11 1/2 days

Thursday, January 19th

Grant & me was a chopping - we stopped to day - 12 1/2 days

Friday, January 20th

I was up to Johnson to day to see Mr Halley

Saturday, January 21st

I was to Onslow came back with Patrick Fagan - stayed all night to Mrs Orrs

Sunday, January 22nd

I was to Tom Greens in the fore noon then to Robt Snyders

Monday, January 23rd

I was helping Bob Snyder to put hay in the barn

Tuesday, January 24th

Grant Beckwith & Jack Mitchell & my self was chopping wood for John Orr 1 1/2 cords 1/2 day

Wednesday, January 25th

It was misty to day we dident go to the timber

Thursday, January 26th

We was chopping to day 3 cords - It was misty & fogy untill noon it snowed some - it thundered hard this after noon

Friday, January 27th

Chopped to day - 3 cords

Saturday, January 28th

I was to Onslow back to Toms

Sunday, January 29th

I was down to John Orrs to dinner then to R. Snyders - back to Toms

Monday, January 30th

I was to the timber with Tom to day to Clay Mills

Tuesday, January 31st

I was a chopping for J. Orr to day - 1 1/4 cord

Wednesday, February 1st

Chopped very pleasant 1 1/4 cords

Thursday, February 2nd

I was to Onslow brought home a pair of boots - very warm

Friday, February 3rd

Grant & me was a chopping to day - very pleasant - 1 3/4 cords

Saturday, February 4th

I was to Onslow to day - I got a suit of clothes

Sunday, February 5th

I was to Robt Snyders to day

Monday, February 6th

I was chopping for Tom at home & choreing

Tuesday, February 7th

I was chopping for Tom - He took his hogs off & got a new wagon

Wednesday, February 8th

I was to Clay Mills to the timber with Tom

Thursday, February 9th

I was to Toms done the chores - Tom went after the first load of lumber for his new house - I was down to B. Halls in the eve & stayed to R. Snyders all night

Friday, February 10th

I was to Monticello with Edma Horton - I was to Wm Goods to a dance

Saturday, February 11th

I was to Toms all day I done the chores Tom was to the timber

Sunday, February 12th

Oren Snyder & me went to Clay Mills

Monday, February 13th

I was helping Tom to saw wood at home

Tuesday, February 14th

I was helping Robt Snyder chop - 1 day

Wednesday, February 15th

Chopped for R. Snyder

Thursday, February 16th

Chopped for R. Snyder

Friday, February 17th

Chopped for Edma Horton & went to a raffel got 6 chickens

Saturday, February 18th

It begun to sleet to day - It rained all day - I was to Toms in the after noon - Uncle Hi is here

Sunday, February 19th

I was to Mrs Butlers & R. Greens & to John Orrs stayed all night

Monday, February 20th

I was a chopping for Edma untill 2 o'clock - it began to sleet

Tuesday, February 21st

It is a snowing hard & blustering - I was to Mr Beckwiths & Snyders - I was to Geo Scroggies stayed all night

Wednesday, February 22nd

I was to Onslow with Jo Hanna stayed all night to R. Snyders

Thursday, February 23rd

I was helping R. Snyder draw wood

Friday, February 24th

I was to Clay Mills to day with Snyder got two loads of wood in the after noon

Saturday, February 25th

I was to Center Junction with Edma Horton - I stayed all night with B. Hall

Sunday, February 26th

I was to B. Halls all the fore noon - I was up to R. Snyders all night

Monday, February 27th

I was helping to chop wood for Edma - we came home in the after noon - it rained - I stayed all night with Grant

Tuesday, February 28th

Was to Snyders to dinner then i came to Tom Greens stayed all night

Wednesday, March 1st

I was to Onslow to Steward Campbells funeral - I was to Center Junction I stayed to Charleys all night

Thursday, March 2nd

I was down to Onslow to day with Charley after a cow

Friday, March 3rd

I was to Center Junction was there all day

Saturday, March 4th

I came to Onslow - came to Robt Snyders stayed all night - it rained this evening & thundered

Sunday, March 5th

I was to Snyders in the fore noon then to Toms was to Wm Orrs stayed all night

Monday, March 6th

I was to Mrs Orrs & up to Geo Hannas & to Scroggies in the evening - stayed all night to Mrs Orrs

Tuesday, March 7th

It is a snowing this morning - I was to Snyders in the eve - stayed all night to Tom Greens

Wednesday, March 8th

I was to Onslow to day - went to Center Junction in the eve - stayed to Charleys it is a snowing

Thursday, March 9th

It is a snowing this morning - It is very blustering day - i am to Charleys - I was in Center Junction all day

Friday, March 10th

I came to Frozen Hill to the last day of School - Ida & Mary Snyder & me was to Mr Carpenters in the evening - I stayed all night to Snyders

Saturday, March 11th

I left Snyders at noon was down to I. Frenches then to Clay Mills stayed all night to Wm Tippetts

Sunday, March 12th

I was to Newell Vassors to day - up to Snyders in the after noon - stayed all night to Tom Greens

Monday, March 13th

I was to Onslow came back with Tom Walters stayed to Mr Scroggies all night - was to school meeting

Tuesday, March 14th

I was helping Scroggie to haul hay from Ransours - I was to a dance to Mrs Butlers - I stayed the rest of the night to Mr Scroggies

Wednesday, March 15th

I was to Wm Orrs to dinner then to Tom Greens stayed all night

Thursday, March 16th

I was to Pete Blackmers sale - to Mr Snyders to dinner - stayed all night to B Halls all night

Friday, March 17th

It rained hard to day - I stayed all night to Robt Snyders

Saturday, March 18th

I was to Tom Greens to dinner went to Onslow in the after noon - went to the Junction - stayed to Charleys all night

Sunday, March 19th

I was to Center Junction all day - we was a packing up Charleys things to moove to Onslow

Monday, March 20th

I came from the Junction to Onslow helped Charley moove - it is a raining

Tuesday, March 21st

It is blustering & cold - I was to Onslow all day - stayed to Charleys

Wednesday, March 22nd

I was to Onslow to day

Thursday, March 23rd

I was to Onslow to day - I drawed some hay

Friday, March 24th

I was to Charleys to day

Saturday, March 25th

I was to Onslow in the fore noon came back with Edma Horton - stayed all night to Tom Greens - it rained some to night

Sunday, March 26th

I was to Toms all day - It rained most all day

Monday, March 27th

I was to Snyders untill after dinner then up to Geo Hannas - stayed all night

Tuesday, March 28th

I was to Onslow came back with Ed Green came to Geo Hannas

Wednesday, March 29th

I was helping Geo Hanna make fence 1 day

Thursday, March 30th

Working at the same - Carrie & Mary & me was down to Mr Scroggies this eve

Friday, March 31st

I was to Mr Snyders to dinner was to the timber with Edma back to Tom Greens then to Robt Snyders again

Saturday, April 1st

I was to Canton & Ozark & Clay Mills with Edma Horton then to Onslow - stayed all night to Charleys - Bell was thare - it rained hard this eve

Sunday, April 2nd

I was to Onslow in the fore noon - came to Mrs Butlers untill after dinner stayed all night to Robt Snyders all night

Monday, April 3rd

I begun work for Edma Horton on his barn - worked in the after noon 1/2 day

Tuesday, April 4th

Worked to day - John Young was married - It rained hard this eve

Wednesday, April 5th

It is misty to day - worked in the after noon - 1/2 day

Thursday, April 6th

Edma went to Monty - I worked

Friday, April 7th

Worked all day - was to Charley Ames to a dance

Saturday, April 8th

Worked to day

Sunday, April 9th

I was to Wm Orrs to dinner & to Geo Hannas in the after noon then to Robt Snyders all night

Monday, April 10th

I was up to Robt Carsons - it snowed last night - worked in the after noon

Tuesday, April 11th

Worked all day

Wednesday, April 12th

Worked all day - The Stone Mason came to day

Thursday, April 13th

Worked all day

Friday, April 14th

Worked all day & went to Robt Youngs to a dance - stayed all night with Jo Orr - 4 1/2 days this week

Saturday, April 15th

I was to Onslow

Sunday, April 16th

I came to Tom Greens from thare to Snyders & Beckwiths then to Clay Mills

Monday, April 17th

I was helping Wm Tippett to make fence

Tuesday, April 18th

We was a makeing garden in the fore noon - it begun to rain in the after noon & rained hard

Wednesday, April 19th

We came up to E. Hortons - John Herrington brought us a cross the river - worked 1/2 day

Thursday, April 20th

Worked all day

Friday, April 21st

Worked all day

Saturday, April 22nd

Worked all day

Sunday, April 23rd

I was to Tom Greens to day - stayed all night to Hortons

Monday, April 24th

Worked to day

Tuesday, April 25th

We was cuting braces getting ready to raise the barn

Wednesday, April 26th

We raised the barn

Thursday, April 27th

Boarding the barn

Friday, April 28th

Worked to day

Saturday, April 29th

Worked to day

Sunday, April 30th

I was to Onslow to Bill Orrs to dinner

Monday, May 1st

I was to Monticello with Edma Horton

Tuesday, May 2nd

I worked to day a shingleing - I was to John Dennisons to a dance

Wednesday, May 3rd

It rained this fore noon - shingled in the after noon

Thursday, May 4th

Worked to day

Friday, May 5th

I was to Snyders part of the day & to Toms - it rained all day

Saturday, May 6th

We finished shingleing to day

Sunday, May 7th

I was to Toms to dinner then to Jo Hannas then to Edmas at night

Monday, May 8th

I was a working laying floor

Tuesday, May 9th

Worked to day

Wednesday, May 10th

We was laying floore & puting on bats & makeing doors

Thursday, May 11th

It rained to day we made 1 door - I was down to B Halls to dinner

Friday, May 12th

Worked all day

Saturday, May 13th

We was a working 1 day - Stayed all night to Mr Scroggies - 5 days this week

Sunday, May 14th

I was down to Lue Butlers in the fore noon in the after noon Robt Snyder & me was up in the timber - stayed all night to R. Snyders

Monday, May 15th

Worked to day made one big door

Tuesday, May 16th

Worked to day & finished - worked 29 days - $36,25

Wednesday, May 17th

Begun on I. Frenches barn 1 day

Thursday, May 18th

Worked to day 1 day

Friday, May 19th

I was to Onslow to day - stayed all night to Charleys

Saturday, May 20th

I was to Maquoketa & back to Onslow stayed all night - Bell stayed all night

Sunday, May 21st

I was to S. S. to day to B. Halls to dinner then to Toms in the after noon - down to I. Frenches stayed all night

Monday, May 22nd

We worked to day took shingles off & the siding of

Tuesday, May 23rd

We put on some siding - Will Orr & me was to Clay Mills in the eve - 1 day

Wednesday, May 24th

We was siding to day

Thursday, May 25th

Siding & shingleing to day

Friday, May 26th

We was a shingleing in the fore noon - it rained in the after noon

Saturday, May 27th

We worked up stares boarding up & laid the stable floore & shingled some - 5 1/2 days this week

Sunday, May 28th

I was to S. S. & to Snyders to dinner then to Tom Greens - stayed all night to I. Frenches

Monday, May 29th

Finished shingleing to day 1 day

Tuesday, May 30th

We was puting in manger & stalls 1 day

Wednesday, May 31st

Making doors to day

Thursday, June 1st

We was makeing doors this fore noon then made the Grave Yard gate - Finished up Ike Frenches barn went to Tom Greens

Friday, June 2nd

I begun work on Tom Greens house - it begun to rain at 11 hrs 30 min - it rained all the after noon 1/2 day

Saturday, June 3rd

Was frameing all day 1 day

Sunday, June 4th

I was to Temperance Lecture & to Clay Mills

Monday, June 5th

Was frameing to day - 1 day

Tuesday, June 6th

I was to Onslow in the fore noon - worked in the after noon sawing studing 1/2 day

Wednesday, June 7th

Worked to day finished the frameing - 1 day

Thursday, June 8th

I was to Toms all day - dident work - it rained hard

Friday, June 9th

I was to Toms all day - it begun to rain at six o'clock & rained very hard

Saturday, June 10th

It rained most all day - I was to Snyders in the after noon

Sunday, June 11th

I was to S. S. to day - back to Toms the Mason finished the wall to day

Monday, June 12th

We raised Toms house - 1 day

Tuesday, June 13th

We begun work on Robert Carsons barn - 1 day

Wednesday, June 14th

Was a frameing to day - 1 day

Thursday, June 15th

I was a frameing

Friday, June 16th

I was a frameing

Saturday, June 17th

Was frameing 3/4 day - Went to Onslow stayed all night to Charleys - 5 3/4 days this week

Sunday, June 18th

I was to the meeting & to the Lecture & to Clay Mills in the evening

Monday, June 19th

I was frameing - Mr Atkinson begun to day - 1 day

Tuesday, June 20th

Was frameing 1 day

Wednesday, June 21st

Was frameing posts 1 day

Thursday, June 22nd

Was frameing to day - it rained hard this evening - 1 day

Friday, June 23rd

Framed all day - it dident rain - 1 day

Saturday, June 24th

Framed all day - It rained a little at noon - 1 day - 6 days this week

Sunday, June 25th

I was with Harrison Powers up to Rockwells & to Clay Mills in the eve

Monday, June 26th

Framed to day 1 day

Tuesday, June 27th

Framed all day - 1 day - I sold my watch - I was to Election this evening

Wednesday, June 28th

I broke the Boreing Maching - It is a raining - I was to Onslow

Thursday, June 29th

It begun to rain at 10 o'clock - worked part of the day - 3/4 day

Friday, June 30th

I worked 1/4 day & went to Monticello with Geo Scroggie & back with Wm Good - I bought a new watch

Saturday, July 1st

Worked all day 1 day - 4 days this week - I stayed all night to Toms

Sunday, July 2nd

I was to S. S. & to Clay Mills in the after noon & all night

Monday, July 3rd

I was to Onslow took Charleys team was to Clay Mills & back to Onslow stayed to Charleys

Tuesday, July 4th

Bell & me was to Maquoketa & back to Onslow - stayed to Charleys all night - Married to day.

EDITOR'S NOTE: Phebe Arabell (Bell) Tippett, age 19 and George Franklin Howard, age 27 were married. Bell was the fourth child of Julia Ann (Harris) and William N. Tippett. This union resulted in 8 children.

Wednesday, July 5th

Charley & Ivah brought us home - I stayed to the crick all night

Thursday, July 6th

I came to Carsons this morning - worked all day - 1 day

Friday, July 7th

We was makeing pins - It is raining to day - 1 day

Saturday, July 8th

I was frameing to day - 1 day - 3 days this week

Sunday, July 9th

I was at home all day

Monday, July 10th

I was frameing all day - 1 day

Tuesday, July 11th

I was cuting braces 1 day

Wednesday, July 12th

Finished the braces & sawed joics 1 day

Thursday, July 13th

Finished the joics to day & put on the two end sils - Bill Plank begun this after noon

Friday, July 14th

We raised the lower part of the barn - 1 day

Saturday, July 15th

We raised the barn to day - 1 day - 6 days this week - 23 3/4 up to this date

Sunday, July 16th

We was to Church to day & home to day & up to Vassers in the eve

Monday, July 17th

We put in the cripples & put on siding

Tuesday, July 18th

Puting on siding & cut some rafters - 1 day

Wednesday, July 19th

We put on some rafters & put up the scaffold - Bill Plank & me went to Onslow in the evening

Thursday, July 20th

We finished puting up the rafters & borded the gable ends

Friday, July 21st

We dressed the cornish & put some on

Saturday, July 22nd

We was sheeting & shingleing 1 day - 6 days this week - 29 3/4 days up to this date

Sunday, July 23rd

I was at home all day

Monday, July 24th

We was sheeting & shingleing 1 day

Tuesday, July 25th

We was shingleing all day - 1 day

Wednesday, July 26th

We was shingleing - finished this evening - 1 day

Thursday, July 27th

We put on some battens laid flore & driveway - 1 day

Friday, July 28th

We was a batting & flooreing - had a dance at night - 5 days this week

Saturday, July 29th

I came home in the morning - I dident work - Bell & me stayed all night to Newells - It begun to rain

Sunday, July 30th

It is a raining to day - We was up to Newells all day

Monday, July 31st

I was puting on battens & cuting ganes

Tuesday, August 1st

We begun to put up the first ventilator 1 day

Wednesday, August 2nd

We finished one of the ventilators 1 day

Thursday, August 3rd

We was working at the ventilator & made doors - it rained

Friday, August 4th

We was puting up doors & finished the ventilators & made the big doors

Saturday, August 5th

We was a hanging the big doors & jobing around - 1 day - 6 days this week - 40 3/4 days

Sunday, August 6th

It rained this morning - I was at home all day - It rained very hard this evening

Monday, August 7th

We puting up the stalls

Tuesday, August 8th

We was finishing the cow barn - I bound wheet in the after noon - 1 day - Carsons barn $58,05

Wednesday, August 9th

I bound oats all day - we had a settlement - I went to Onslow in the evening stayed all night to Charleys

Thursday, August 10th

I came home this morning then I went to Canton for Medicine for Bell

Friday, August 11th

I was at home all day & up to Newells

Saturday, August 12th

I went to Onslow with the boys with ties

Sunday, August 13th

I was at home all day Charley & Ivah was here

Monday, August 14th

I begun work for Bart Walters at $1,15 per day - I chopped part of the day

Tuesday, August 15th

I was driving team

Wednesday, August 16th

Was teaming to day

Thursday, August 17th

We was a thrashing to day

Friday, August 18th

Finished thrashing this morning - I mooved the oats and cleaned out around the mill

Saturday, August 19th

I worked in the mill sawed untill noon - cleaned out the well - made pig pen & picked Black Berries - 1 day - 6 days this week

Sunday, August 20th

I was at home all day

Monday, August 21st

I was sawing slabs 1 day

Tuesday, August 22nd

Sawing cheese box bottoms & tops - 1 day

Wednesday, August 23rd

Sawing slabs

Thursday, August 24th

Bart & Rilla & Bell & me was to the fare

Friday, August 25th

We was to the fare

Saturday, August 26th

I was tinkering around - 1 day - 4 days this week

Sunday, August 27th

I was up to Tom Greens & back home

Monday, August 28th

We was fixing the log way - 1 day

Tuesday, August 29th

Fixing the log way & picking Black Berries

Wednesday, August 30th

Drawing logs

Thursday, August 31st

Loging to day

Friday, September 1st

Made cheese boxes all day - rained all day

Saturday, September 2nd

Tinkered around

Sunday, September 3rd

I was at home all day

Monday, September 4th

Drawed wood part of the day & begun the breaking

Tuesday, September 5th

Cutting brush & burning brush

Wednesday, September 6th

Cutting brush in the fore noon & then went to the timber

Thursday, September 7th

I was to the timber with John Mc

Friday, September 8th

I drove team to Wyoming & Onslow

Saturday, September 9th

I was to Onslow stayed to Charleys all night

Sunday, September 10th

I was to Onslow most all day - Charley & Ivah brought us home

Monday, September 11th

I begun work for M. English - we was makeing a work bench & saw horses

Tuesday, September 12th

Begun the frame

Wednesday, September 13th

Frameing all day

Thursday, September 14th

Frameing all day

Friday, September 15th

I went to shop to get a chisel fixed - worked in the after noon - 1/2 day

Saturday, September 16th

Frameing all day - 5 1/2 days this week

Sunday, September 17th

Bell & me was up to Newells

Monday, September 18th

I was frameing to day

Tuesday, September 19th

I was frameing to day

Wednesday, September 20th

Frameing to day

Thursday, September 21st

Frameing to day - came home

Friday, September 22nd

I was gathering apples to day

Saturday, September 23rd

Bell & me went a fishing & hunting - 4 days this week

Sunday, September 24th

Bart & John Mc & me was a hunting got 33 squirrels

Monday, September 25th

It rained this fore noon - worked in the after noon 1/2 day

Tuesday, September 26th

Worked all day draw boreing

Wednesday, September 27th

I worked in the fore noon went to Onslow with Mike English 1/2 day

Thursday, September 28th

I was frameing to day

Friday, September 29th

I was frameing to day

Saturday, September 30th

I was a cutting girts 5 days this week

Sunday, October 1st

I was to Ozark to day

Monday, October 2nd

I was a cutting girts & braces

Tuesday, October 3rd

Cutting braces & cutting posts short 1 day

Wednesday, October 4th

We was putting on the sills & joics to day

Thursday, October 5th

We raised the barn to day - 1 day - Had a dance at night

Friday, October 6th

I was at home in the fore noon worked in the after noon

Saturday, October 7th

We was boarding up the barn & it began to rain in the fore noon 1/4 day - It rained most all day - 4 3/4 days this week

Sunday, October 8th

It rained most all day I was at home

Monday, October 9th

I was to Canton in the fore noon back home - worked 1/4 day

Tuesday, October 10th

Put up rafters & cut some

Wednesday, October 11th

Put up the gable ends

Thursday, October 12th

Was putting up scafolds & it rained I came home 1/2 day

Friday, October 13th

We was a sheeting to day

Saturday, October 14th

We was a putting on the cornice

Sunday, October 15th

We was to Onslow to day

Monday, October 16th

We finished sheting

Tuesday, October 17th

Begun to shingle

Wednesday, October 18th

We was shingleing

Thursday, October 19th

We was shingleing & puting on battens

Friday, October 20th

Finished shingleing & put on battens

Saturday, October 21st

I was laying flooreing & jobing around

Sunday, October 22nd

Bell & me went up to Toms - Charley & Ivah came after Bell & me - We went to Onslow stayed all night

Monday, October 23rd

Charley & me was to Maquoketa - I stayed all night to Charleys

Tuesday, October 24th

I came home this fore noon & went to Mr Englishes worked in the after noon 1/2 day

Wednesday, October 25th

I was laying flooreing - we had a dance

Thursday, October 26th

We was a puting up the manger & stalls 3/4 of a day

Friday, October 27th

I was hanging doors

Saturday, October 28th

I was puting in the windows 3/4 days - 4 days this week - 34 days up to this date

Sunday, October 29th

Bell & me was up to Newell Vassers

Monday, October 30th

We was putting up the ventilators - it rained some

Tuesday, October 31st

Putting up the ventilators to day - came home

Wednesday, November 1st

I was a hunting to day

Thursday, November 2nd

We finished the ventilators

Friday, November 3rd

Makeing doors & tinkering around

Saturday, November 4th

We finished the big doors & started the stantions - 1 day - 5 days this week - 39 days up to this date

Sunday, November 5th

I was at home all day - it rained last night

Monday, November 6th

We was putting in the stantions

Tuesday, November 7th

Finished work at noon & went to Election - 40 1/2 days - $60,75 paid

Wednesday, November 8th

I was a hunting

Thursday, November 9th

Robt Gilmore helped me to haul two loads of hay - I was working for Bart on the hog pen 1/2 day

Friday, November 10th

I was to B Halls & a hunting

Saturday, November 11th

I was at Ahab Dewitts - Bell & me to day - It is cold - the ground froze some last night

Sunday, November 12th

Bell & me was to Ahab Dewitts - cold to day

Monday, November 13th

I was working for Bart on the hog pen

Tuesday, November 14th

I was to Onslow with Dock Farr - Mr McMaster was burried to day

Wednesday, November 15th

I was down in the timber after a cow came back & went a hunting

Thursday, November 16th

It was a raining - Bart & me was a hunting - I bought a cow of H Neal

Friday, November 17th

I was a frameing for Bart - I got some Medicine from Doctor Carson

Saturday, November 18th

I was a frameing all day - 3 days this week

Sunday, November 19th

I was at home all day - Charley and Ivah came after Bell and me - Uncle Hiram Dubois died last night

Monday, November 20th

Bell & me was to Uncle Hi's funeral - the roads are mudy & it is chilly

Tuesday, November 21st

I was a frameing to day 4 1/2 days up to this date

Wednesday, November 22nd

We was a putting in the floom 1 day

Thursday, November 23rd

Putting in the floom 1 day

Friday, November 24th

Doing the same 1 day

Saturday, November 25th

Finished the floom - 3/4 day - Settlement 8 1/4 days

Sunday, November 26th

I was up to Tom Greens came to Onslow with Will & Dess Hogeboom - stayed all night to Charleys

Monday, November 27th

I went to Maquoketa in the fore noon in the after noon i was to Center Junction took train for Monticello - stayed all night to Jo Tryon

Tuesday, November 28th

I was in Monti to day came home with Will Ralston

Wednesday, November 29th

I was at home all day went to the raffle got 4 geese up to M Lawless

Thursday, November 30th

I dident do enything

Friday, December 1st

I was at home in the fore noon piled lumber for Bart in the after noon - begun 1/2 day

Saturday, December 2nd

I was a pileing lumber 1 day

Sunday, December 3rd

I was at home all day

Monday, December 4th

I was in the timber a sawing 1 day

Tuesday, December 5th

I was a sawing logs

Wednesday, December 6th

Sawing untill noon it began to snow 1/2 day

Thursday, December 7th

Very cold - 20 degs below zero

Friday, December 8th

Cold to day

Saturday, December 9th

I was a sawing logs to day - 1 day - 3 1/2 days this week

Sunday, December 10th

I was at home all day

Monday, December 11th

We butchered two hogs

Tuesday, December 12th

I was sawing logs in the woods

Wednesday, December 13th

Sawing to day

Thursday, December 14th

Sawing to day - I was to a raffel to Tom Hefners got 3 turkeys

Friday, December 15th

I was a sawing slabs

Saturday, December 16th

I worked in fore noon husking corn - Bell & me went to Tom Greens - I went to Onslow with Jo Hanna stayed all night to Toms

Sunday, December 17th

Bell & me was to Toms most all day he brought us part way home - It snowed some it snowed hard last night

Monday, December 18th

I sawed slabs

Tuesday, December 19th

I was to Onslow with Wm Ralston

Wednesday, December 20th

I was a makeing bolsters for bob sleds 1 day - It has rained most all day the crick is high

Thursday, December 21st

Finished the bolsters & the slab pile in the fore noon - I dident work in the after noon

Friday, December 22nd

I was a sawing logs in the timber to day

Saturday, December 23rd

I was working in the mill

Sunday, December 24th

I was around home to day - we was to Barts to dinner

Monday, December 25th

It is a snowing hard to day - Charley & Ivah was over this after noon stayed all night with us - we was to a dance to Dock Farrs

Tuesday, December 26th

I was working in the mill untill noon dident work in the after noon

Wednesday, December 27th

I was to Ozark with Newell Vasser - Bell & me was up to John Youngs in the evening

Thursday, December 28th

I was sawing slabs & makeing hog trough

Friday, December 29th

I was working in the mill

Saturday, December 30th

Working in the mill 1 day - 3 1/2 days this week

Sunday, December 31st

Pleasant to day - I was at home all day - Worked 210 1/2 days work this year

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