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

Blustering this morning & all day - we was down to W. N. Tippetts to dinner -

went down with Will McGlocklin

Monday, January 2nd

I was down to H. Rays in the morning then home - Mr & Mrs Carr was here to dinner - we had a turkey for dinner - it snowed some

Tuesday, January 3rd

I was after the mail fore noon then sawed some wood

Wednesday, January 4th

At home a sawing wood - it thawed a little to day

Thursday, January 5th

At home - it is misty all day - I finished my wood pile to day - it rained this evening - I am 33 years old to day

Friday, January 6th

At home all day - I put one new knee in Jack Duffys sled & made a tongue for Tom Keatings sled - In after noon it begun to rain a little

Saturday, January 7th

I was after the mail to day - Harry Hall & Willie Walters was here - It is colder to day - I received a letter from A. K. Robertson to day & some papers

Sunday, January 8th

Pleasant - I was at home all day - Oren Snyder was here in the eve

Monday, January 9th

I was down to the crick in the morning then home - it is snowing this eve

Tuesday, January 10th

I was down to the crick this morning - Lizzie came home with me - cold to day

Wednesday, January 11th

19 below - At home all day - Lizzie was here - pleasant to day

Thursday, January 12th

I was to the crick untill after dinner - I split some chunks for W. N. Tippett - it began to snow & blow at eleven o'clock - it is a blizzard

Friday, January 13th

16 below - it is drifting to day yet

Saturday, January 14th

18 below - At home fore noon & down to the crick after noon - no mail to day

Sunday, January 15th

30 below - at home all day

Monday, January 16th

26 below - At home all day - very pleasant - some of the folks are a shoveling snow & breaking roads

Tuesday, January 17th

I was to the crick after mail & home - the mail carrier came to the mill & went back

Wednesday, January 18th

15 below - at home all day

Thursday, January 19th

16 below - I was down to the creek in the fore noon then home again - Wm Tippett is getting his hay drawed home to day

Friday, January 20th

At home all day

Saturday, January 21st

29 below - I was down to the creek after mail then home

Sunday, January 22nd

8 below - at home - very pleasant

Monday, January 23rd

Down to the mill to day - it is the warmest to day it has been for a long time

Tuesday, January 24th

I was after the mail - came back with Jack Orr

Wednesday, January 25th

At home - it is a blustering some but it is warm - it drifted a good deal to day

Thursday, January 26th

I was down to the crick in the fore noon - rode home with Jack Orr - we had to shovel some snow to get to his timber

Friday, January 27th

At home most all day - Bell & me was up to Mr Carrs after noon - pleasant

Saturday, January 28th

I was after the mail fore noon - Roy & Willie was here to day - very warm to day - a total eclipse of the moon to night

Sunday, January 29th

It is very warm but cloudy this morning - I took the children down to the creek - Bell & they stayed all night - Calvin Duke was burried to day - Wm Orr died last night

Monday, January 30th

I was to Wm Orrs funeral to day - it is very foggy fore noon and it cleared off after noon & thawed some - I came home & stayed alone

Tuesday, January 31st

I went down after Bell & the children & the mail - it is very nice to day - it thawed more to day than it has this winter before

Wednesday, February 1st

At home to day - it is very foggy to day

Thursday, February 2nd

At home to day - it is very foggy to day

Friday, February 3rd

I was down to the creek fore noon - I was over to Will Mcs after noon a while

Saturday, February 4th

I was makeing a black board for noon & was down to the creek after noon

Sunday, February 5th

I went fore noon & painted the black board for Pleasant Hill School House - Lizzie & Jack was here this eve

Monday, February 6th

I was over to the School House in the morning then went to the creek & mooved a wood pile of wood for W. N. Tippett then home after noon - Henry Neelans & me went over to Mr O'Hallihans after an order - it begun to snow at noon

Tuesday, February 7th

I was after the mail - It is a snowing hard this morning - it cleared off at 10 o'clock & is very pleasant the rest of the day

Wednesday, February 8th

40 below - At home to day - it is pleasant but cold

Thursday, February 9th

38 below - at home all day

Friday, February 10th

16 below - I was to Ozark fore noon at home after noon - it snowed a little to day

Saturday, February 11th

24 below - I was after the mail fore noon - I helped Rockey to load a log & went to the mill with him

Sunday, February 12th

At home all day - very warm

Monday, February 13th

I was to Ozark fore noon with eggs came home & went to the creek then home & made a sled roller for W. Reyner - very warm it thawed a good deal to day

Tuesday, February 14th

Cold to day - I was after the mail fore noon then home afternoon

Wednesday, February 15th

I was up to Peter Smiths sale all day - cold & pleasant

Thursday, February 16th

Pleasant - I took my chickens to Cascade

Friday, February 17th

Pleasant - I was to the creek fore noon - over to Wm Sinkeys after noon then home

Saturday, February 18th

I went to Onslow on Orens pony - very foggy to day - it thawed some to day

Sunday, February 19th

We was up to Mr Carrs to dinner - it is very foggy & rained some to day

Monday, February 20th

At home - it snowed some last night & turned cold - blustering to day

Tuesday, February 21st

I was down to the mill fore noon - Lizzie came home with me - pleasant & warm

Wednesday, February 22nd

I begun a wagon box for Johnny Neelans - went to the creek after noon - Harry came home with me

Thursday, February 23rd

At home makeing wagon box - Ivah was here to day

Friday, February 24th

I was to the creek in the fore noon - I sold my cow at noon & took her to Garyowen after noon - it began to rain at 3 o'clock - begun to snow in the evening

Saturday, February 25th

Snowed & blowed all day - it is a bad blizzard - no mail to day

Sunday, February 26th

It is very blustering all day Wm & Mart Mc was here to dinner

Monday, February 27th

I put in a sled tongue for Tom Heffron & begun a harrow for Wm McGlocklin - pleasant to day

Tuesday, February 28th

I went to the creek this fore noon took down some glass jars & crocks then put Johney Neelans wagon box together & choped some wood - thawed some to day

Wednesday, February 29th

I white washed fore noon choped some wood after noon

Thursday, March 1st

I was to the creek fore noon - it rained to day & very foggy - I finished Wm Mc harrow

Friday, March 2nd

I was chopping stove wood for Mrs Carr I cut 2 cords - it snowed a little to day

Saturday, March 3rd

I was to the creek fore noon cut wood after noon 1 cord - very pleasant to day

Sunday, March 4th

It is a snowing very hard - W. N. Tippett was here to dinner

Monday, March 5th

I was at home fore noon then went to the creek & changed W. N. Tippetts hogs to another pen came back & cut some wood

Tuesday, March 6th

I was to the creek split some wood then came home & cut some wood

Wednesday, March 7th

I painted Will Mc harrow & went to the creek with him after noon - Jo Orr & Aurilla Ames were married to day

Thursday, March 8th

At home all day today very warm

Friday, March 9th

I made a spring seat & begun a wagon box for Will Mc - it rained & snowed to day

Saturday, March 10th

I was after the mail & home a makeing a wagon box for Will McGlocklin - it snowed & blowed after noon

Sunday, March 11th

We are a packing things getting ready to moove - our baby born to night 8:30 (editors note: another daughter named Josephine)

Monday, March 12th

At home all day - Ivah came up this morning is a going to stay all night

Tuesday, March 13th

Lizzie came up this fore noon is a going to stay

Wednesday, March 14th

I was to the creek fore noon - Mrs Herrington was here to day

Thursday, March 15th

I was down to the creek fore noon helping Wm Reyner to rip up some basswood boards - I took Bertie down to Ivahs - I was down after noon again - it is very warm to day

Friday, March 16th

I was down to the creek a makeing some brackets - very warm - toped the Sugar Bush yesterday & to day

Saturday, March 17th

I was down to the creek to day a splitting wood & grinding some tools - Lonie Bodenhoffer brought Bertie up home to day - very mudy

Sunday, March 18th

Charley & Ivah & Aunt Fannie & Bells Mother was here - it is very warm to day

Monday, March 19th

I was to the creek this morning - split some wood & it began to rain & rained all day - the river is high

Tuesday, March 20th

I was down to the creek a splitting wood to day - the river is up very high the water is up in the mill

Wednesday, March 21st

I was over to Reyners this morning then up to Carrs & Heffrons - at home the rest of the day - the wind blowes very hard all day

Thursday, March 22nd

At home all day - W. N. Tippett & Oren Snyder was here to dinner - Katie Lawless was here after noon a while

Friday, March 23rd

To the creek in the morning then to Heffrons & Reyners - John Walton was here to dinner - it snowed some this morning

Saturday, March 24th

I was down to the creek in the morning - Lizzie went home after dinner

Sunday, March 25th

At home all day - it snowed a little all day from the N.E.

Monday, March 26th

It is raining this morning - it stoped at 9 o'clock then I went & got Tom Heffrons team & took Bell to the creek - I came back & packed some of our things to moove - Jas Scroggie stayed all night with me

Tuesday, March 27th

Jim & me went to Mrs Carrs & got breakfast then went to the creek I helped W. N. Tippett to kill one hog & one for C. A. Hall - I came back up home again - stayed all night

Wednesday, March 28th

I came to the mill in the morning & we made a road scraper - then I moved after noon

Thursday, March 29th

Barts team took us across the river to I. N. Frenches - we begun work after noon - it snowed some after noon

Friday, March 30th

We was a frameing all day

Saturday, March 31st

Finished the sills & lower joice to day - 2 1/2 days this week

Sunday, April 1st

Up to the place this morning to see whare my yearling was - came back stayed to home

Monday, April 2nd

We was frameing all day

Tuesday, April 3rd

I came home to moove my things in whare we live in the fore noon - back after noon

Wednesday, April 4th

We raised part of the house & the wind blew to hard

Thursday, April 5th

We finished putting up the joice & was sheating some

Friday, April 6th

We was sheating all day

Saturday, April 7th

We cut the rafters & put them up & sheated up the gable ends - 5 1/2 days this week

Sunday, April 8th

I was up to Mrs Carrs fore noon - we was to Shirleys to dinner

Monday, April 9th

We was ripping corner boards window & door frames

Tuesday, April 10th

We was putting up some rafters & sheating fore noon - we went to Onslow after noon

Wednesay, April 11th

Putting up to cornice & sheating

Thursday, April 12th

Shingleing some & sheating

Friday, April 13th

Shingleing & sheating & putting up cornice

Saturday, April 14th

Shingleing sheating & putting up some cornice

Sunday, April 15th

I was up to Mr Carrs fore noon - came home & cleaned out the cistern

Monday, April 16th

I was shingleing to day - cold to day

Tuesday, April 17th

Shingleing - finished to day

Wednesday, April 18th

Dressing window frames

Thursday, April 19th

Dressing window frames fore noon - I went to Mr Beckwiths funeral after noon

Friday, April 20th

At work fore noon then went up to Robt Snyders & Tom Greens after noon & to the Creamery to a dance

Saturday, April 21st

To work at the window frames all day

Sunday, April 22nd

I took my yearling heiffers from Mr Carrs & put them in S. W. Reyners pasture

Monday, April 23rd

We was makeing window frames - Jane French was sick I went after the Doctor this eve - she has a boy baby - we stayed to Denisons

Tuesday, April 24th

Will McGlocklin plowed my garden & I planted some

Wednesday, April 25th

I worked in the garden & split some wood

Thursday, April 26th

I went up to Ike Frenches this morning - I dressed corner boards & window frames

Friday, April 27th

I was siding & setting window frames

Saturday, April 28th

I was siding to day

Sunday, April 29th

At home all day - it rained most all day steady

Monday, April 30th

Worked part of the fore noon - Ike Frenches baby died at 10 o'clock - Oren & me went after the cofin

Tuesday, May 1st

The baby was burried this fore noon - we worked this after noon

Wednesday, May 2nd

I was siding most of the day

Thursday, May 3rd

Worked to day - wind blew hard

Friday, May 4th

Worked to day

Saturday, May 5th

Worked to day

Sunday, May 6th

At home all day or most all day I went up to Reyners to salt my calves - Peter Smiths house & barn burned this morning at 2 o'clock

Monday, May 7th

Went up to Frenches to breakfast - worked all day - it rained

Tuesday, May 8th

Worked all day

Wednesday, May 9th

Worked all day

Thursday, May 10th

Worked all day

Friday, May 11th

Worked all day

Saturday, May 12th

Worked on the porch - it hailed to day - it is very cold the river is very high - Bart came after us with the boat

Sunday, May 13th

At home all day

Monday, May 14th

I was siding part of the day then worked on the porch

Tuesday, May 15th

Worked all day

Wednesday, May 16th

Worked all day

Thursday, May 17th

Worked all day

Friday, May 18th

Worked all day

Saturday, May 19th

We went to Morans to stake out the foundation of his barn - I came home - Tippetts went back to finish putting in the window stops

Sunday, May 20th

I was up to Mrs Carrs fore noon then home

Monday, May 21st

We was dressing the caseings for the doors & windows

Tuesday, May 22nd

I was to Onslow to day with Ike French - worked after noon - Bell went over with Will Ralston

Wednesday, May 23rd

Worked fore noon & got through until after plastering - I came home to get some axes

Thursday, May 24th

We begun to hue the poles for Jas Morans barn

Friday, May 25th

Finished the poles at 9:30 o'clock & came home

Saturday, May 26th

Up to Tom Greens & up to Mrs Snyders - thare to dinner - she is very sick

Sunday, May 27th

At home all day

Monday, May 28th

At home - it rained most of the fore noon

Tuesday, May 29th

We went up to Morans to take our tools over to Jo Tomlinsons & dident go - Oren & me came home & worked the roads

Wednesday, May 30th

Oren & me worked the roads all day - rained this evening

Thursday, May 31st

We went up to Morans this morning put on part of the sills & joices - cut the rafters got through at 5 o'clock

Friday, June 1st

We finished the rafters at 9 o'clock then tore out thare old porch floor in the fore noon & put in new joices & sills

Saturday, June 2nd

We put down the porch floor in the fore noon - came home after noon & howed in the garden

Sunday, June 3rd

We was up to Mrs Carrs to dinner

Monday, June 4th

At home in the fore noon - howing in the garden - up to Jas Morans after noon

Tuesday, June 5th

We raised the barn to day

Wednesday, June 6th

We begun to put on the siding to day

Thursday, June 7th

We was siding all day & putting up the girts

Friday, June 8th

We put up some rafters & girting - very warm

Saturday, June 9th

Finished putting up the rafters to day

Sunday, June 10th

At home

Monday, June 11th

We boarded up the gable ends - put on some sheating

Tuesday, June 12th

Sheating to day

Wednesday, June 13th

Begun to shingle - it rained a little in the fore noon

Thursday, June 14th

Putting up the track & shingleing

Friday, June 15th

Shingleing

Saturday, June 16th

Shingleing - very warm - we worked 3/4 day

Sunday, June 17th

I was up to Hefferons & Reyners - I took my heffier to Toms pasture - Mr Tebos folks was here to dinner - the locusts are affel thick

Monday, June 18th

We finished shingleing at noon then begun to lay some floor

Tuesday, June 19th

We begun on the ventilators - worked untill noon - rained this fore noon - Aunt Indiana Snyder died last night - we came home after noon

EDITORS NOTE: Indiani Snyder was born September 10, 1830 - the daughter of Thomas Harris and Jane Clutter and was the sister of Julia Ann Harris (Tippett) who was the wife of W. N. Tippett and the mother of Bell Howard.

Wednesday, June 20th

We was to Aunts Funeral to day - thare came up a storm from the South but it did not rain much

Thursday, June 21st

At work putting up the stalls W. N. Tippett came home

Friday, June 22nd

Oren & me finished the stalls & made one door & laid some floore

Saturday, June 23rd

Finished the floor & made 2 doors & put in 2 windows

Sunday, June 24th

At home most all day - Tom Greens folks was down to day

Monday, June 25th

Oren & me worked alone to day again - we put up the stanchions

Tuesday, June 26th

Made one door put in the window & put up part of one ventilator

Wednesday, June 27th

Finished one ventilator & put up the other

Thursday, June 28th

Finished work on Jas Morans barn

Friday, June 29th

We are to I. N. Frenches this morning - Bell & me went to Monticello with Barts folks

Saturday, June 30th

At home all day sick

Sunday, July 1st

Up to Tom Heffrons - took my heiffers to Will McGlocklins pasture

Monday, July 2nd

To work a caiseing the windows & doors putting down baseboards & corners

Tuesday, July 3rd

I was dressing window caseings putting them on & putting on the weinscoting - It rained for 2 hours very hard this evening - we came home

Wednesday, July 4th

At home all day - To Charleys - It rained very hard in the after noon

Thursday, July 5th

Putting down mop boards & put on the window stops

Friday, July 6th

Putting on molding & begun to hang the doors

Saturday, July 7th

Hanging doors

Sunday, July 8th

It rained steady all the fore noon

Monday, July 9th

Hanging doors all day

Tuesday, July 10th

Hanging doors all day

Wednesday, July 11th

Hung 2 screen doors & finished I. N. Frenches house & came home

Thursday, July 12th

I was up in the field to see Barts binder work - very warm 96

Friday, July 13th

I was up to the rye field & to Hertzes & home again

Saturday, July 14th

I went to Cascade with Bart

Sunday, July 15th

Bart & me went up to James Orrs in the fore noon then home again

Monday, July 16th

Came to Ike Frenches stayed till after dinner then B. Lewis came after us & we started for thare & Tom Moran came after us to fix the hay carrier then he took us up thare

Tuesday, July 17th

Begun work on Lewises new house

Wednesday, July 18th

We raised the house & sheated some on the side

Thursday, July 19th

We put up some of the rafters & finished bording up the sides & put on some sheating

Friday, July 20th

Finished sheating got out some cornices & put it on

Saturday, July 21st

Finished the cornice at noon & begun to shingle & it begun to rain

Sunday, July 22nd

I was to Onslow stayed untill after dinner came back to Lewises

Monday, July 23rd

We was shingleing & getting out corner bords put in one door frame

Tuesday, July 24th

I was laying floor down stairs fore noon putting in window frames & begun siding

Wednesday, July 25th

Siding & putting in window frames

Thursday, July 26th

Siding & putting in frames

Friday, July 27th

Doing the same

Saturday, July 28th

Finished siding in the morning layed floor after noon went to the Junction in the eve

Sunday, July 29th

Judd Lewis & me went to Cascade

Monday, July 30th

Putting up the petition

Tuesday, July 31st

103 degs - Finished door frames & finished the house - it rained hard

Wednesday, August 1st

Barney Lewis brought us to Ike Frenches then we came home

Thursday, August 2nd

At home all day

Friday, August 3rd

At home all day

Saturday, August 4th

At home all day

Sunday, August 5th

At home all day

Monday, August 6th

To work for I. N. French - I put the winescoting on the kitchen & put up some shelves

Tuesday, August 7th

Doing the same fore noon - it rained hard this after noon - Bell was up to Frenches to day

Wednesday, August 8th

I made Jane French a flour chest got through at 3 o'clock and came home

Thursday, August 9th

I was to Cascade with Bart

Friday, August 10th

It rained all fore noon I went a hunting afternoon got 3 squirrels

Saturday, August 11th

At home fore noon up to I. N. Frenches to send the Tool Chests to Mr. Haynors

Sunday, August 12th

At home fore noon I was up to Supples to see a game of ball

Monday, August 13th

At home fore noon W. N. Tippett went to Haynors to work this morning I went after noon

Tuesday, August 14th

I begun work on the barn

Wednesday, August 15th

Worked 1 hour then it rained then we worked 2 hours & all after noon

Thursday, August 16th

Put up the top plates & hung the rafters

Friday, August 17th

The same to day

Saturday, August 18th

Put up the lower rafters & sided up the south side - 1 day - 4 1/2 days this week

Sunday, August 19th

At home all day

Monday, August 20th

Borded all day

Tuesday, August 21st

Put up the top joice & plates it rained a little this after noon

Wednesday, August 22nd

Finished the plates & put up scaffold & hued rafters

Thursday, August 23rd

Put up the top rafters & borded up the gable ends

Friday, August 24th

Riped strips for the sheating & begun to shingle after noon

Saturday, August 25th

Shingleing & sheating all day 6 days this week

Sunday, August 26th

At home all day

Monday, August 27th

Putting up hay carrier

Tuesday, August 28th

Finished the track & put on the rest of the strips around the sheating & put on some

Wednesday, August 29th

Shingleing all day

Thursday, August 30th

Finished shingleing at noon put on ridge boards & put in some windows

Friday, August 31st

Put in some windows & layed floors - dry for 2 weeks no rain very warm the most of the time cool this eve perhaps thare will be frost in the morning

Saturday, September 1st

Putting up stantions - 6 days this week

Sunday, September 2nd

At home all day

Monday, September 3rd

Putting up stantions

Tuesday, September 4th

Doing the same fore noon making doors after noon

Wednesday, September 5th

Makeing doors all day

Thursday, September 6th

Finished the doors & put down floor

Friday, September 7th

Working at the horse barn - It rained some & haled this eve

Saturday, September 8th

Put up stalls & manger got through at 3 o'clock - 5 3/4 days this week - I came home sick

Sunday, September 9th

Sick yet

Monday, September 10th

It rained to day - I am a little better to day

Tuesday, September 11th

At home all day - Oren went to work in my place up to B. Lewises this morning

Wednesday, September 12th

I was helping to clean the Graveyard

Thursday, September 13th

The first frost this morning - I went to Onslow then up to B. Lewises to work

Friday, September 14th

I begun work to day

Saturday, September 15th

Working to day Oren & me went to the Junction this eve

Sunday, September 16th

At Lewises all day

Monday, September 17th

Got through at noon & Judd Lewis brought us to D. Orrs then we came home

Tuesday, September 18th

Begun work on there tank at 10 o'clock

Wednesday, September 19th

To work on the tank

Thursday, September 20th

To work on the tank

Friday, September 21st

Finished the tank at noon then we went to Wm Neelans to put up a tank I went to Onslow with Jo Orr came back & stayed all night with him

Saturday, September 22nd

I came back & worked half of the fore noon & half of the after noon then came home

Sunday, September 23rd

At home all day - Ebin Walker & family was here to day

Monday, September 24th

Finished Neelans tank

Tuesday, September 25th

They took us to Jo Tomlinsons we begun there barn afternoon

Wednesday, September 26th

Frameing all day

Thursday, September 27th

Raised the barn

Friday, September 28th

Siding & raised the rafters

Saturday, September 29th

Was sheating & shingleing - I was to the raley to night

Sunday, September 30th

Jo Tomlinson brought us home

Monday, October 1st

I dug my potatoes this fore noon

Tuesday, October 2nd

At work shingleing - finished

Wednesay, October 3rd

Layed floor & put up stalls

Thursday, October 4th

Made doors fore noon then went down to the other place & made a new porch

Friday, October 5th

Worked on the porch all day

Saturday, October 6th

Got through at noon - 9 days in all - he brought us to Orrs then we came home

Sunday, October 7th

At home all day

Monday, October 8th

We went to D. Orrs to put in a new floor

Tuesday, October 9th

Laying floor & cleaning up the kitchen

Wednesday, October 10th

Got through at 10 o'clock then went to T. McManuses to build a tank

Thursday, October 11th

At work on the tank all day & I came home in the eve

Friday, October 12th

Working to Tims on the tank I went to Onslow to a ralley

Saturday, October 13th

Finished the tank at noon them came home - 3 days in all

Sunday, October 14th

I was up to Mrs Carrs fore noon then home

Monday, October 15th

At home all day

Tuesday, October 16th

I helped Tippetts kill hog fore noon then I went up to Heffrons after noon

Wednesday, October 17th

I was up to W. Reynors then home the rest of the day

Thursday, October 18th

It rained all last night & part of to day

Friday, October 19th

Pleasant this morning & all day

Saturday, October 20th

At home all day

Sunday, October 21st

At home

Monday, October 22nd

Went to Geo Scroggies to work

Tuesday, October 23rd

Worked all day on his hog house

Wednesday, October 24th

I dident work to day - We went to Monticello to a Ralley

Thursday, October 25th

Shingleing all day

Friday, October 26th

I came home with Tom Green - I went to Wm McGlocklins $10 to day for a week or 2

Saturday, October 27th

At home we was up to Tom Greens to a Surprise Party

Sunday, October 28th

At Mr Teboes to dinner

Monday, October 29th

We begun work on Tom Greens barn 3/4 day

Tuesday, October 30th

Working on the barn

Wednesday, October 31st

Worked all day - we raised the barn to day

Thursday, November 1st

Girting the barn - it rained some to day

Friday, November 2nd

Siding to day

Saturday, November 3rd

Siding & putting on plates

Sunday, November 4th

I went to Cascade with Wm McGlocklin

Monday, November 5th

I went to Monticello with Roy Walters - it rained some

Tuesday, November 6th

I was to Election to day

Wednesday, November 7th

I went up to Tom Greens to work - Was up to Geo Scroggies fore noon - worked after noon put up rafters

Thursday, November 8th

Worked untill noon then I came home - it rained

Friday, November 9th

It is raining yet this morning - it rained most all day

Saturday, November 10th

Raining & snowing this morning very hard - pleasant after noon

Sunday, November 11th

I was a hunting fore noon got 1 squirrel & pheasant

Monday, November 12th

We put up the top rafters & borded the gables

Tuesday, November 13th

Finished siding & put on some sheating

Wednesday, November 14th

We was sheating & shingleing all day then Oren & me came home

Thursday, November 15th

We was to Onslow with the ratification

Friday, November 16th

I was up to Tom Greens worked 1/2 day shingleing then came home - It's cold 9 1/3 days for Tom

Saturday, November 17th

At home all day

Sunday, November 18th

At home all day - Chas Herrington & Chas Halls was here to dinner - it snowed a little to day

Monday, November 19th

I went up to Tom Greens - shingled 1/4 day then came home 10 days work

Tuesday, November 20th

At home

Wednesday, November 21st

I was to Tom Heffrons to a corn husking

Thursday, November 22nd

I was helping Bart to husk corn part of the fore noon - I butchered a hog after noon

Friday, November 23rd

At home all day

Saturday, November 24th

At home

Sunday, November 25th

Pleasant to day - I was a hunting got 1 squirrel

Monday, November 26th

At home - I was sawing slabs after noon

Tuesday, November 27th

At home fore noon then went to Ozark

Wednesday, November 28th

A hunting fore noon - sawing slabs after noon

Thursday, November 29th

Thanksgiving - snowing this morning - at home

Friday, November 30th

Doing nothing fore noon - sawing slabs after noon

Saturday, December 1st

At home all day

Sunday, December 2nd

At home pleasant to day

Monday, December 3rd

I was helping to cover Supple Bridge - pleasant

Tuesday, December 4th

Covering the Bridge to day - Pleasant - Mrs. Chatterton died this morning

Wednesday, December 5th

At home all day

Thursday, December 6th

I was to Mrs. Chattertons funeral - very pleasant

Friday, December 7th

At home

Saturday, December 8th

I was to Onslow with Rese Taylor

Sunday, December 9th

At home all day - very pleasant

Monday, December 10th

At home all day

Tuesday, December 11th

I was helping W. N. Tippett to shingle - pleasant

Wednesday, December 12th

Shingleing this fore noon - pleasant to day

Thursday, December 13th

At home

Friday, December 14th

I went to Cascade with Chas Herrington

Saturday, December 15th

At home - it rained most all day

Sunday, December 16th

Fogy this morning - it rained some to day

Monday, December 17th

It is a snowing a little to day

Tuesday, December 18th

Pleasant - made part of a wagon lock & filed 2 buck saws for Hart Bros. - I was up to Win Carrs to a raffel

Wednesday, December 19th

I painted a wagon tongue for Geo Bullock

Thursday, December 20th

Frosty & pleasant - at home fore noon - took Barts team & went after my tool chest up to Tom Greens

Friday, December 21st

I made a wagon tongue for H. Lawrey & filed 2 saws for T. Moran

Saturday, December 22nd

At home all day - very pleasant

Sunday, December 23rd

At home all day

Monday, December 24th

Very warm - thare was a shooting match - it rained a little in the eve

Tuesday, December 25th

At home all day

Wednesday, December 26th

At home all day - it rained & snowed all day

Thursday, December 27th

Pleasant - W. N. Tippetts folks went West to day - Old Mrs. Ornsby was burried to day - the hand sleds are out to day

Friday, December 28th

Snowing this morning & fore noon - I made Bell a clothes rack

Saturday, December 29th

Pleasant - at home fore noon I went a hunting after noon got 1 rabbit

Sunday, December 30th

At home - Charley & me was fixing Harrys sled - it snowed some

Monday, December 31st

Monday - pleasant - at home

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