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

14 below - I was around home all day - I was a skating a while

Friday, January 2nd

15 below - At home cut a little wood

Saturday, January 3rd

I butchered my pig & helped Tom Hamilton to draw some wood down the hill - I helped Dock Farr to kill his hog in the after noon

Sunday, January 4th

It is very pleasant this morning & all day - I was around home all day and a skating

Monday, January 5th

Pleasant in the fore noon - we begun to shingle Harts cow barn - it rained in the after noon - worked 6 hours - I am 30 years of age to day

Tuesday, January 6th

I was around home all day i cut some wood

Wednesday, January 7th

I was a drawing some wood - Charley came down & Bell & me went home with him

Thursday, January 8th

Charley & me went to Montincello with a load of corn stayed to Charleys all night

Friday, January 9th

Charley took us up to Geo Hannas we stayed all night

Saturday, January 10th

We went from Geos to Scroggies to dinner then to Mrs Butlers in the after noon untill after supper then Lue brought up to Charleys

Sunday, January 11th

We was to Charleys till after dinner & he brought us home

Monday, January 12th

Cold - I was a sawing ice for the Lovell Creamery 3/4 day

Tuesday, January 13th

16 below zero - I was sawing ice with Jim Reid

Wednesday, January 14th

I was a sawing ice untill noon then came home it snowed all after noon

Thursday, January 15th

I was at home all day

Friday, January 16th

I was at home - it snowed all day - I fixed Frank Culligans sled

Saturday, January 17th

At home all day - 12 degs below zero

Sunday, January 18th

At home - 18 below zero

Monday, January 19th

At home in the fore noon - Rockey & me went a hunting in the after noon - 28 below zero

Tuesday, January 20th

I was at home - 14 below zero

Wednesday, January 21st

20 below - I was sawing slabs - 1 day

Thursday, January 22nd

20 below - Charley Herrington & me went a hunting - Charley & Ivah came down Lyman & Eva was down - I was sawing slabs in the after noon - 1/2 day

Friday, January 23rd

Sawing slabs & poles - 1 day

Saturday, January 24th

Tom Hamilton & me was a hunting in the fore noon - I sawed slabs in the after noon 1/2 day - 3 days this week

Sunday, January 25th

20 below - I was at home all day - blustering

Monday, January 26th

I was around home in the fore noon sawing slabs after noon 1/2 day

Tuesday, January 27th

I was at home in the fore noon - sawed salbs after noon 1/2 day

Wednesday, January 28th

32 B - I was around home was to Jim Lees to a dance

Thursday, January 29th

I was at home I sawed slabs in the after noon 1/4 day

Friday, January 30th

I was not doing eny thing in the fore noon - I was sawing slabs in the after noon 1/2 day - 1 3/4 days this week

Saturday, January 31st

I was around home all day - riding down hill

Sunday, February 1st

I was up to Chas Halls in the fore noon - I took care of Edie & Bell went to church in the afternoon

Monday, February 2nd

I was sawing slabs & poles - 1 day

Tuesday, February 3rd

I was doing the same - 1 day

Wednesday, February 4th

I was sawing slabs & splitting wood in the fore noon & i was ofbareing in the after noon

Thursday, February 5th

I filed the saw then sawed slabs & poles - 1 day

Friday, February 6th

I was to James Carpenters childs funeral

Saturday, February 7th

It snowed hard most all day - I sawed slabs in the fore noon didnet work in the after noon - 1/2 day - 4 1/2 days this week

Sunday, February 8th

I was at home most all day - we went to meeting in the evening it began to snow and snowed all night

Monday, February 9th

It is snowing yet - Snowing hard all fore noon - I sawed slabs 3 hrs

Tuesday, February 10th

I was at home all day very cold 24 below zero

Wednesday, February 11th

20 B - I was at home in the fore noon I was at work in the woods a sawing walnuts on John Supples

Thursday, February 12th

I was at home all day

Friday, February 13th

32 Below Zero - I was at home all day

Saturday, February 14th

I went to Cascade with Bart & Tippetts

Sunday, February 15th

I was at home all day

Monday, February 16th

30 B - I was sawing slabs in the fore noon dident work in the after noon

Tuesday, February 17th

I was helping John Young to draw straw - 1 day

Wednesday, February 18th

19 B - I dident do eny thing

Thursday, February 19th

18 B - I was sawing slabs in the after noon - 1/2 day

Friday, February 20th

20 B - I was sawing slabs & poles 3/4 day

Saturday, February 21st

19 B - I was sawing slabs - 1/2 day - 3 1/4 days this week

Sunday, February 22nd

24 B - Cold this morning - John Green & family was down to day

Monday, February 23rd

16 B - I went to P Mahoneys sale with Charley Hall

Tuesday, February 24th

Warm to day - I was sawing slabs this fore noon - dident work in the after noon 1/2 day

Wednesday, February 25th

I was fileing the saw & sawing slabs 1/2 day

Thursday, February 26th

I was sawing slabs in the after noon 1/2 day

Friday, February 27th

I was riding down hill in the fore noon & sawing slabs 1/4 day

Saturday, February 28th

I was jacking logs in the fore noon & pumped water in boilers - 1 day - 2 3/4 days this week - I had a settlement with Bart $4,00 my due

Sunday, March 1st

I was at home all day

Monday, March 2nd

Charleys moved to day - comenced to run night & day - I sawed slabs in the fore noon & in the eve - 3/4 day

Tuesday, March 3rd

I sawed slabs in the fore noon & in the eve 3/4 day

Wednesday, March 4th

I was sawing slabs in the fore noon - Toped the sugar bush to day 1/2 day

Thursday, March 5th

I dident do eny thing - It is snowing this morning - it snowed most all day

Friday, March 6th

It is snowing hard this morning it snowed most all day

Saturday, March 7th

I was at home all day

Sunday, March 8th

I was at home John & Emma Young was here

Monday, March 9th

I was at home all day

Tuesday, March 10th

At home - Charley & Ivah came from Maquoketa to day & begun to clean house

Wednesday, March 11th

I was helping Charley to white wash - the river is high

Thursday, March 12th

I was at home to day the river is high yet - pleasant & mudy

Friday, March 13th

I was at home all day

Saturday, March 14th

At home they stoped running the mill night & day the river is the highest to day

Sunday, March 15th

We was to Barts to dinner - we had some hot wax for the first - river higher

Monday, March 16th

Cold to day down to zero

Tuesday, March 17th

3 B - At home all day

Wednesday, March 18th

I was at home to day

Thursday, March 19th

I went up to Tom Greens to see Dess then to Onslow back to see Mrs. Young then home

Friday, March 20th

At home it snowed all day

Saturday, March 21st

11 below zero - At home to day

Sunday, March 22nd

Zero - pleasant to day - at home

Monday, March 23rd

At home to day

Tuesday, March 24th

At home to day

Wednesday, March 25th

I was up to B Halls to dinner then up to R Greens in the after noon then home

Thursday, March 26th

At home

Friday, March 27th

I went to Wyoming back to Onslow rode home with Bob Scroggie then came to Hamiltons came home with Tom Hamilton

Saturday, March 28th

At home to day - Pleasant

Sunday, March 29th

At home to day - very pleasant

Monday, March 30th

I was to Mrs Kelleys sale

Tuesday, March 31st

I was a hunting this after noon got one duck

Wednesday, April 1st

I was a hunting in the morning - Was to Jas Boyds childs funeral

Thursday, April 2nd

I was at home all day

Friday, April 3rd

I was at home all day

Saturday, April 4th

I was at home all day

Sunday, April 5th

I was at church in the fore noon & after noon & at church at home in the evening

Monday, April 6th

I was to Onslow with Tom Hamilton - Mrs Young died this after noon - it is raining a little

Tuesday, April 7th

I was heping to dig Mrs Youngs grave in the fore noon & i was to the funeral in the after noon - stormy most all day

Wednesday, April 8th

I was up to Tom Greens for dinner & then came home in the after noon

Thursday, April 9th

I was at home all day

Friday, April 10th

I was helping Tom Hamilton to chop some wood in the fore noon - it rained a little in the after noon

Saturday, April 11th

I was up to B Halls in the fore noon in the after noon i started to Canton with John Young for medicine for Jessie meet the Doctor

Sunday, April 12th

I went to Canton in the fore noon with Tom Hamilton after the Doctor for Jessie Young - It is snowing this after noon

Monday, April 13th

I was helping W. N. Tippett to pile brush 3/4 day

Tuesday, April 14th

I was at home all day

Wednesday, April 15th

I was at home all day

Thursday, April 16th

I was at home all day

Friday, April 17th

I was at home all day

Saturday, April 18th

I went to Onslow with Tom Hamilton

Sunday, April 19th

I was at home all day

Monday, April 20th

I was up to Wm Fletchers field came back & it began to rain I was at home in the after noon

Tuesday, April 21st

At home

Wednesday, April 22nd

I was to Onslow in the fore noon & at home in the after noon

Thursday, April 23rd

I was white washing for John Young

Friday, April 24th

I was to Onslow with Frank Shirley & back

Saturday, April 25th

I begun to grub for Will Fletcher in the fore noon - I was sick in the afternoon

Sunday, April 26th

Sick all day

Monday, April 27th

Sick all day

Tuesday, April 28th

I was around home most of the day - I was up to Fletchers in the after noon & a fishing for a while

Wednesday, April 29th

I am around home - It rained some to day

Thursday, April 30th

It is a misting yet this morning - it rained all day

Friday, May 1st

I was a grubing to day - Tom Hamilton mooved to day

Saturday, May 2nd

I was grubing all day

Sunday, May 3rd

I was a fishing

Monday, May 4th

I was a grubing 1 day

Tuesday, May 5th

It rained in the fore noon - I was a grubing in the after noon 1/2 day

Wednesday, May 6th

I was a grubing

Thursday, May 7th

I was not to work to day it snowed some to day

Friday, May 8th

I was grubing 3/4 day - It snowed some to day

Saturday, May 9th

I was grubing all day - 1 day

Sunday, May 10th

I was up to Tom Greens in the fore noon & to church in the after noon then home

Monday, May 11th

I finished grubing this fore noon I was a fishing in the after noon

Tuesday, May 12th

I was spadeing in the fore noon & then went a fishing Planted some garden seeds

Wednesday, May 13th

I was helping Ivah to make garden 1/2 day & was helping Ed Hart to fight fire

Thursday, May 14th

I dident do much in the fore noon shelled some seed corn for Tom Hamilton helped him to plant corn 1/2 day

Friday, May 15th

I helped Tom Hamilton to plant corn all day got done 1 day

Saturday, May 16th

I was helping Wm Tippett to burn brush in the fore noon it rained in the after noon 1/2 day

Sunday, May 17th

I was at home all day

Monday, May 18th

I dident do eny thing in the fore noon I helped John Tebo to take down his kitchen in the after noon 1/2 day

Tuesday, May 19th

I was a frameing the new kitchen we put up part of it 1 day

Wednesday, May 20th

We was working at the kitchen - 1 day

Thursday, May 21st

Working at the same

Friday, May 22nd

Working at the same

Saturday, May 23rd

Working at the same - finished the kitchen this morning then i went a fishing in the after noon

Sunday, May 24th

At home all day

Monday, May 25th

I was spading in the fore noon a fishing in the after noon

Tuesday, May 26th

I was a white washing in the fore noon in the after noon i was a fishing

Wednesday, May 27th

I was helping Bart to burn brush

Thursday, May 28th

I begun to burn brush & i stoped at 9 o'clock & went to help Harts Boys to plant corn 3/4 day

Friday, May 29th

It rained most all day

Saturday, May 30th

I was helping to build wire fence for Bart

Sunday, May 31st

I was at home all day

Monday, June 1st

I went to Dubuque with Charley & Bart got thare at 9 o'clock put up at the Fullers House stayed all night

Tuesday, June 2nd

We started home at 10 o'clock got home at 9

Wednesday, June 3rd

At home all day

Thursday, June 4th

I dident work in the fore noon helped Bart to make fence in the after noon

Friday, June 5th

I was makeing fence on the river bottom

Saturday, June 6th

I was sick all day

Sunday, June 7th

I was sick all day

Monday, June 8th

Better to day we was to see Buck Skin Jos Show

Tuesday, June 9th

At home all day at the Show to night

Wednesday, June 10th

I was up to the Graveyard

Thursday, June 11th

I went to Onslow with W. S. Reynor

Friday, June 12th

At home all day

Saturday, June 13th

I was working the roads in the fore noon helped Tippett to change his pigs

Sunday, June 14th

I was at home all day - It rained hard to day

Monday, June 15th

We begun work for Jo Hanna this after noon repareing his house 1/2 day

Tuesday, June 16th

We put up the kitchen

Wednesday, June 17th

We was sheating & laying flooring

Thursday, June 18th

We was shingleing

Friday, June 19th

Putting on siding

Saturday, June 20th

Putting on siding - 1 day - Mc G shot him self

Sunday, June 21st

I was to Mr. McGlocklins funeral

Monday, June 22nd

At work to Jo Hannas

Tuesday, June 23rd

At work to Jos

Wednesday, June 24th

At work to Jo Hannas - I came home this evening

Thursday, June 25th

I went back to Jos - worked 1/4 day - 8 3/4 days - $11,83

Begun work for B Hall on his pole barn

Friday, June 26th

Working at the same

Saturday, June 27th

Worked at the same - it rained some

Sunday, June 28th

I was at home all day

Monday, June 29th

Working on the barn

Tuesday, June 30th

Working on the barn

Wednesday, July 1st

Working on the barn

Thursday, July 2nd

Working on the barn

Friday, July 3rd

I was sheating & helping to put up the hay carriers - B Hall & me went to Onslow

Saturday, July 4th

I was sheating & shingleing - 1 day - 6 days this week

Sunday, July 5th

I was at home all day - It rained hard this after noon

Monday, July 6th

Was a shingleing all day

Tuesday, July 7th

Was a shingleing all day

Wednesday, July 8th

Finished work at noon I went to Onslow with By Hall in the after noon - 11 days - $13,75

Thursday, July 9th

I was at home in the fore noon I went up to Tom Greens in the after noon stayed all night

Friday, July 10th

I was to Mrs Butlers & to Mr Scroggies & to Onslow & home again

Saturday, July 11th

I was at home all day

Sunday, July 12th

I was at home all day

Monday, July 13th

I was up to B Halls in the fore noon came home

Tuesday, July 14th

I was at home all day I was helping Bart in the hay

Wednesday, July 15th

I was up to Jo Hannas & to B Halls then home

Thursday, July 16th

I was after Raspebrries in the fore noon filled a wheel for Jim Finn - It rained this morning & after noon & evening

Friday, July 17th

I was at home all day

Saturday, July 18th

It rained to day - I painted Barts hay rack

Sunday, July 19th

I was up to B Halls in the fore noon then home & up to W. N. Tippetts to dinner then a swimming very warm!

Monday, July 20th

I was at home all day - 95 degs in the shade

Tuesday, July 21st

I was at home most all day - I put the caps on W. Tippetts rye - It rained hard this afternoon

Wednesday, July 22nd

I was at home to day

Thursday, July 23rd

I was up to Mrs Orrs to dinner then home very warm

Friday, July 24th

It rained hard last night I was at home all day

Saturday, July 25th

I was at home all day

Sunday, July 26th

I went up to Church with Tom Hamilton

Monday, July 27th

At home

Tuesday, July 28th

At home in the fore noon - I setled up with Walters M.C.

Wednesday, July 29th

I was to Canton - very warm

Thursday, July 30th

I was helping Bart in his hay the hotest day this year 101 in the shade

Friday, July 31st

I was not very well to day - at home

Saturday, August 1st

At home - rained in the after noon

Sunday, August 2nd

It rained hard all of the fore noon & some in the after noon

Monday, August 3rd

I dident do eny thing in the fore noon I bound oats in the after noon for Bart

Tuesday, August 4th

Bound oats - 1 day - the river is high

Wednesday, August 5th

Bound oats - got through

Thursday, August 6th

I started to help Herington stack hay & it rained - it rained hard most all day

Friday, August 7th

I was at home in the fore noon in the after noon I went up to Andrew Noonans with Geo Hanna

Saturday, August 8th

We went up & begun to put up hay for J Herrington & it rained - U.S. Grants funeral to day

Sunday, August 9th

Pleasant this morning - I was helping Herrington in his hay in the after noon

Monday, August 10th

Helping Herrington in the hay

Tuesday, August 11th

I was to Onslow to day

Wednesday, August 12th

I was at home all day I was a fishing a little while in the after noon caught 2 bass

Thursday, August 13th

I was a fishing to day dident catch eny

Friday, August 14th

I was up to B Halls in the fore noon bought 2 pigs was at home in the after noon

Saturday, August 15th

I was up to Temple Hill to a picnic

Sunday, August 16th

I was up to W. N. Tippetts to dinner

Monday, August 17th

I was working the roads very warm to day rained this evening

Tuesday, August 18th

I finished my Road Tax at noon - I made a singletree for Elder Bullock - very warm

Wednesday, August 19th

I was at home I fixed the boreing machine

Thursday, August 20th

At home

Friday, August 21st

At home makeing a hand sled

Saturday, August 22nd

Makeing sled

Sunday, August 23rd

It rained last night & to day

Monday, August 24th

It rained all night the crick is the highest it has been this year - at home

Tuesday, August 25th

I was up to B Halls after some tools - Bart took me over the river in the boat - they have all gone to Dubuque

Wednesday, August 26th

At home to day

Thursday, August 27th

At home - Wm Tippett begun Mrs. Milans barn

Friday, August 28th

I was up to Mrs. Milans in the morning then home & up to B. Halls & home again

Saturday, August 29th

At home it rained all the forenoon

Sunday, August 30th

At home all day Charley & Ivah was here to dinner

Monday, August 31st

I begun work on Mrs. Milans cow barn - 1 day

Tuesday, September 1st

Frameing to day - 1 day

Wednesday, September 2nd

Frameing to day - 1 day - We came home this eve - I helped Herrington to fire his kiln the after part of the night 1/2 day

Thursday, September 3rd

I was helping W. N. Tippett to thrash from 10 o'clock untill 2 - 1/12 day

Friday, September 4th

Working on the barn

Saturday, September 5th

Frameing to day - 1 day - 5 days this week

Sunday, September 6th

At home all day

Monday, September 7th

I was sawing joice & makeing pins came home this evening

Tuesday, September 8th

It rained most all day - I was at home

Wednesday, September 9th

I was at work a makeing pins & sawing braces

Thursday, September 10th

We raised the barn to day

Friday, September 11th

We was siding the barn & sawing rafters

Saturday, September 12th

Put up the rafters & sided up the ends & put on the sheating - 1 day - 5 days this week

Sunday, September 13th

The river is very high - Bart took me across the river I went to B. Halls & got my saw & went to Mrs. Milans - stayed all night

Monday, September 14th

At work to day - Our baby was born this morning - I came home this evening

EDITOR'S NOTE: Albert William Howard

Tuesday, September 15th

Worked to day

Wednesday, September 16th

Worked all day & came home this evening

Thursday, September 17th

Worked to day & came home this evening - 1 day

Friday, September 18th

Worked to day

Saturday, September 19th

Worked to day - 6 days this week

Sunday, September 20th

I was up to B. Halls & to Tom Greens then to Ed Harts bought some corn then home

Monday, September 21st

I went up to Harts for corn & helped Tom Hamilton to pick some corn & helped him to make a molasses pan

Tuesday, September 22nd

We went & finished the cow barn & brought my cow home 16 1/2 days

Wednesday, September 23rd

Ivah was helping me to jug some tomatoes - I put my cow in the pasture to day

Thursday, September 24th

Toping corn to day

Friday, September 25th

Toping corn to day

Saturday, September 26th

Toping corn to day

Sunday, September 27th

At home Charley & Ivah was here to dinner

Monday, September 28th

I was toping corn part of the day - it rained a little

Tuesday, September 29th

Rained all day - I got some corn & rye ground to day

Wednesday, September 30th

I made Em Young a clothes rack - it rained most all day

Thursday, October 1st

I was helping Bell to preserve Citron & caned some tomatoes - I was a hunting in the afternoon got two squirels

Friday, October 2nd

I was helping W. N. Tippett to dig out for the foundation for cow barn in the fore noon & i shocked a little corn in the after noon & went a hunting - B. Hall was here

Saturday, October 3rd

Commenced to lay W.N.T. stone wall for cow barn

Sunday, October 4th

I was helping Charley to dig his potatoes - Aunt Fannie came down to day

Monday, October 5th

I went to Onslow with Tom Hamilton back to Salones & got dinner

Tuesday, October 6th

I was helping Tom Hamilton dig his potatoes - first frost

Wednesday, October 7th

I was working at B. Halls hand sled - It rained some to day

Thursday, October 8th

Frost - Pleasant to day I was at the stone work to day - 1 day

Friday, October 9th

Working at the stone work

Saturday, October 10th

Working at the stone work

Sunday, October 11th

At home all day

Monday, October 12th

Working at the stone wall

Tuesday, October 13th

I was working some at B. Halls sled

Wednesday, October 14th

I made a wagon tongue for Hart Bros

Thursday, October 15th

I was a fishing in the fore noon a while Robt Snyders folks was here to dinner

Friday, October 16th

Bell Green was down here - I went up to Robt Snyders stayed to supper & went to Tom Greens & stayed all night

Saturday, October 17th

I went to Monticello with Robt Snyders folks came back & stayed all night

Sunday, October 18th

They came to Clay Mills & i came with them - It began to rain in the after noon

Monday, October 19th

It rained most all day I finished By's hand sled

Tuesday, October 20th

Charley & me covering Walters wood shed 3/4 day

Wednesday, October 21st

I was working at the wood house & sawing slabs

Thursday, October 22nd

I was frameing the bridge for Clay Township by Gilberts place

Friday, October 23rd

Frameing Canton Bridge - 1 day

Saturday, October 24th

Frameing Canton Bridge - 1 day

Sunday, October 25th

Uncle Stanley & Aunt Martha & Aunt Fannie & Bell Green was down to day

Monday, October 26th

Working in the Mill shelling corn in the fore noon - in the after noon i made a pair of rockers for Dale

Tuesday, October 27th

I was to Onslow to day with Tom Hamilton with W. N. Tippetts hogs

Wednesday, October 28th

At home all day it rained to day

Thursday, October 29th

We finished the stone wall & hauled up some lumber

Friday, October 30th

We was frameing W. N. Tippetts barn

Saturday, October 31st

I was to Canton helping to raise the bridge - it rained

Sunday, November 1st

At home all day

Monday, November 2nd

I was jacking logs to day

Tuesday, November 3rd

I drove John Youngs team to Onslow with ties then back to Election

Wednesday, November 4th

I was jacking logs

Thursday, November 5th

I was jacking logs

Friday, November 6th

I was jacking logs it rained some to day

Saturday, November 7th

I was jacking logs - 1 day - 6 days this week

Sunday, November 8th

At home in the fore noon & up to Harts in after noon

Monday, November 9th

I was around home to day

Tuesday, November 10th

I was to Boyds & Carrs sale

Wednesday, November 11th

I helped T. Hamilton 1/2 day - I was working W. N. Tippetts barn 1/2 day

Thursday, November 12th

Worked on the barn

Friday, November 13th

Worked on barn 1/4 day - drawed 1 load of fodder & husked corn 1/2 day for Tom

Saturday, November 14th

Husked corn all day

Sunday, November 15th

I was hunting a little while then at home the rest of the day

Monday, November 16th

I was at work on the barn we begun to shingle this evening

Tuesday, November 17th

Shingleing & sheating

Wednesday, November 18th

Finished shingleing at noon 1/2 day - 11 1/3 days for Tippett I was sawing slabs 1/2 day

Tuesday, November 19th

I was ofbareing

Friday, November 20th

I was at home all day

Saturday, November 21st

I was at home all day

Sunday, November 22nd

Bell & me was up to Jim Lees

Monday, November 23rd

I was ofbareing - 1 day

Tuesday, November 24th

I was frameing the barn timber

Wednesday, November 25th

Frameing to day pleasant

Thursday, November 26th

Thanksgiving - Frameing to day pleasant

Friday, November 27th

Bell went up to Snyders I was frameing

Saturday, November 28th

I was frameing & pileing lumber in the fore noon 1/2 day 5 1/2 days - I hauled my fodder in after noon

Sunday, November 29th

I went up to Snyders was thare to dinner then to Church - Bell came home with Barts folks

Monday, November 30th

I was a frameing 1 day - A settlement with Bart $7,46 my due

Tuesday, December 1st

Frameing all day

Wednesday, December 2nd

Frameing all day

Thursday, December 3rd

Frameing & raised the barn

Friday, December 4th

Siding putting up rafters & begun to shingle & it snowed hard in the after noon

Saturday, December 5th

Laying floore & putting up the stantion got the cattle in the barn

Sunday, December 6th

At home very cold to day Tom & Leona was here to dinner the river froze over last night

Monday, December 7th

I helped W. N. Tippett & John Young butcher

Tuesday, December 8th

At home makeing Edie a cradel - I was puting stantions for Jim Lee in the after noon

Wednesday, December 9th

I finished up to Lees to day it snowed hard most all day

Thursday, December 10th

I was around home & sawing slabs

Friday, December 11th

I was helping Ed Hart to put up a calf shead

Saturday, December 12th

At home put in a sled tongue for Tom Hamilton it snowed all day

Sunday, December 13th

We was to Toms to dinner Monday, December 14th

20 below zero - I was to Onslow with Tom Hamilton very cold & pleasant

Tuesday, December 15th

I was stoping up windows & doors in the saw mill in fore noon 1/2 day - worked for Ed Hart in after noon - pleasant to day

Wednesday, December 16th

Hanging doors & shingleing - pleasant

Thursday, December 17th

I begun Barts sled & finished the shingleing

Friday, December 18th

Working at sleds

Saturday, December 19th

Working at the sleds 4 1/2 days this week

Sunday, December 20th

At home all day

Monday, December 21st

Working at the sleds

Tuesday, December 22nd

Working at the sleds

Wednesday, December 23rd

I finished the sleds at noon 1/2 day - I worked on Tom Heffrons wagon hounds

Thursday, Decemebr 24th

At home all day - pleasant

Friday, Decemebr 25th

We was to Barts to dinner & to Charleys to supper - pleasant & warm

Saturday, December 26th

I begun a pair of bob sleighs for Tom Hamilton 1 day - 2 1/2 days for Bart

Sunday, December 27th

At home all day

Monday, December 28th

At work at Toms sleds - raining to night

Tuesday, December 29th

Jessie Young died this fore noon - misty to day

Wednesday, Decemebr 30th

It rained all night - I was around home all day - the river is raising - Jessie's funeral - It rained & snowed all day

Thursday, December 31st

I was to work at Toms sleds

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