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

Pleasant & warm - At home - Thare is a few of the folks here a skating - Harry went home at 3 o'clock

Thursday, January 2nd

Pleasant - A little colder to day I am at home

Friday, January 3rd

16 Below zero - At home

Saturday, January 4th

14 Below - At home

Sunday, January 5th

4 Below - I am 41 years of Age today - It snowed some this afternoon

Monday, January 6th

Pleasant & warm - I filed a saw for P Deveny

Tuesday, January 7th

Very pleasant - I helped to fill the Ice House - was home afternoon

Wednesday, January 8th

Pleasant - I was up to Tom Greens to dinner then to Jas Carpenters then home

Thursday, January 9th

Pleasant - I went to Ahab Dewitts sale

Friday, January 10th

Like summer - I was a hunting got 2 rabbits

Saturday, January 11th

Windy - We was all over to Jack Orrs - the roads are nice

Sunday, January 12th

Colder - At home - I was a skating a while

Monday, January 13th

Very pleasant - I filed a saw for Koppas & one for H Moran - I was up to Supple Bridge on skates afternoon - good skating

Tuesday, January 14th

I was skating most all day - We was most to Ebys Mill

Wednesday, January 15th

I was skating as far as Supple Bridge this morning - Skating afternoon

Thursday, January 16th

I was skating as far as Supple Bridge - I helped Tom Hamilton to hang a barn door - Tom Green brought lumber to make a wagon box

Friday, January 17th

I was up as far as Donahos Mill forenoon - the ice got soft afternoon

Saturday, January 18th

I was makeing Tom Green a wagon box

Sunday, January 19th

At home forenoon - was skating afternoon down to Eagle Rock

Monday, January 20th

Like summer - I finished Tom Greens wagon box - I went to Onslow afternoon with Chas Taylor

Tuesday, January 21st

Like summer - I began to cut summer wood above the River Bridge

Wednesday, January 22nd

I was cutting a little wood

Thursday, January 23rd

It began to snow & snowed a little most all day

Friday, January 24th

At home most all day - i cut a little wood afternoon

Saturday, January 25th

I cut a load of wood & filed a saw for Jas Flanigan

Sunday, January 26th

2 Below zero - at home all day

Monday, January 27th

Pleasant - Tom Hamilton & Tom Green drawed me 10 loads of wood this forenoon on sleds

Tuesday, January 28th

I cut a little wood - filed 2 saws

Wednesday, January 29th

I went to Canton with Tom Hamilton

Thursday, January 30th

At home - Dennis Springer is here to day

Friday, January 31st

It rained all forenoon - I filed a saw for Koppas

Saturday, February 1st

Very mudy - at home all day

Sunday, February 2nd

Mudy - Bart & Rilla was here to dinner

Monday, February 3rd

It snowed a little most all day & thawed some

Tuesday, February 4th

Mudy - I cut wood

Wednesday, February 5th

It is like summer - I cut wood most all day

Thursday, February 6th

Warm - It is snowing a light snow - I cut & split some wood

Friday, February 7th

Mudy - I sawed & split wood most all day

Saturday, February 8th

Zero - Pleasant - I cut & split some wood

Sunday, February 9th

Very warm - At home all Josie & Edie are a skating most of the day on the creek

Monday, February 10th

Blustering - It snowed most all forenoon then the wind blew very hard it is offel blustering - I sawed & split a little wood

Tuesday, February 11th

Very pleasant - I sawed & split wood most all day

Wednesday, Febraury 12th

At home - It snowed all day

Thursday, February 13th

I sawed & split wood most all day

Friday, February 14th

Pleasant - The last day of School - I finished my summer wood this morning - Thare is some sleighing now

Saturday, February 15th

4 Below - At home forenoon & to Canton afternoon with T. Hamilton

Sunday, February 16th

8 Below zero - At home all day

Monday, February 17th

18 Below - Pleasant - The tie teams take their wagons they went 1 trip with sleds - I made Jas Mead a sled roler & a reach for J Supple & filed 2 saws for N. Hertz - It began to snow at 4 o'clock

Tuesday, February 18th

Pleasant this morning - The worst blizzard this winter - the dust & snow blew hard most all day - I made 2 raves & one bench in Mr. Fletchers sled

Wednesday, February 19th

10 below - Pleasant - At home blustering afternoon again - Cold all day

Thursday, February 20th

10 Below Zero - At home all day - Pat English died last night - I filed a saw for Jas Keating

Friday, February 21st

11 Below - Pleasant - I put in a wagon tongue for John Young

Saturday, February 22nd

Pleasant - Pat English is buried to day - It began to rain at 4 o'clock

Sunday, February 23rd

The creek is up some this morning - At home all day

Monday, February 24th

Very pleasant - At home - very mudy - the river is over the bottom

Tuesday, February 25th

Pleasant - The river gone down some - My mother died 24 years ago to day

Wednesday, February 26th

Pleasant - I was up to Lew Butlers forenoon at home afternoon - I filed a saw for Mat Koppas

Thursday, February 27th

Very mudy - At home all day - Taped the Bush yesterday - Old Mr. Ketchem was burried to day - The ice went out of the river yesterday

Friday, February 28th

Like summer - I have a bad cold & Ora to - I filed a saw for S. B. Reid

Saturday, February 29th

Cloudy - At home with a bad cold - thare has been no sleighing this winter to speak of but 4 or 5 very cold days

Sunday, March 1st

It is trying to snow this morning but turned out to be a nice day

Monday, March 2nd

Pleasant - At home - most all of us have colds

Tuesday, March 3rd

It is snowing hard this morning & all day

Wednesday, March 4th

Pleasant - I went to Onslow with Tom Hamilton - the snow abought all gone

Thursday, March 5th

Cloudy & misty - At home with a head ache

Friday, March 6th

Cloudy & mudy - At home

Saturday, March 7th

Pleasant - At home - I got a letter & a photo from A. K Robertson

Sunday, March 8th

Pleasant - At home all day

Monday, March 9th

At home forenoon - I went up the river afternoon with the gun

Tuesday, March 10th

At home

Wednesday, March 11th

We cleaned the school house

Thursday, March 12th

Cold & clear - I was up to Jo Hannas & Tom Greens & to Lue Meads to dinner - stayed untill 3 o'clock & came home

Friday, March 13th

Edie & myself went to Jack Orrs came back & stopped to H Corbitts got a book & came home

Saturday, March 14th

I was a reading all day

Sunday, March 15th

At home - Mr Streeper was burried to day

Monday, March 16th

I was to Milen Ralstons sale

Tuesday, March 17th

I was up to Tom Greens - Tom Morans boy died this evening

Wednesday, March 18th

At home - It snowed forenoon all gone to night

Thursday, March 19th

Chilly & cold - I was to Tom Morans boys funeral

Friday, March 20th

Edie & me went to Tom Greens - I made a closet for Bell - I went to the Exhibition 3/4

Saturday, March 21st

I made cuppboard doors 1/2 came home afternoon

Sunday, March 22nd

L. E. Mead & wife was here to dinner

Monday, March 23rd

I was up to Tom Greens hanging cupboard doors & tinkering around

Tuesday, March 24th

I got through & was to Jo Orrs afternoon then came home

Wednesday, March 25th

I was at home until 4 o'clock then i went to Jo Orrs

Thursday, March 26th

I began work this morning frameing a kitchen 1 day

Friday, March 27th

Windy - a little rain - working on the kitchen untill 4 o'clock then it rained 3/4

Saturday, March 28th

Windy - I was makeing doors & frames - came home at 3 o'clock

Sunday, March 29th

Pleasant - At home most all day - Was up to see Wm Sinkey afternoon

Monday, March 30th

Harry came up - I went up to Jo Orrs I worked 3/4 day

Tuesday, March 31st

I worked all day - 1 day - Wm Peck was burried to day

Wednesday, April 1st

I worked to day 3/4 day & came home - It is a blustering some to day

Thursday, April 2nd

Cold - At home - It is blustering to day - I filed my saws - Harry went home

Friday, April 3rd

Pleasant - Bell & Josie was to Cascade & i was to Onslow

Saturday, April 4th

Pleasant - At home forenoon - was up to the graveyard afternoon

Sunday, April 5th

Pleasant - We was to Bart to dinner - I made Chas Taylor a wagon tongue

Monday, April 6th

We begun Mike Powers house to day 1/2

Tuesday, April 7th

Cold & cloudy - Put up rafters & put on ship lap 1 d

Wednesday, April 8th

It snowed most all day hard - I was to Jim Carpenters to dinner then came home - It rained some afternoon

Thursday, April 9th

At home all day - the snow most all gone

Friday, April 10th

It is raining to day - I was at home

Saturday, April 11th

Very warm - I went up to Mike Powers & worked putting up scaffold & tore of old siding

Sunday, April 12th

Pleasant - At home all day very warm

Monday, April 13th

Worked putting on cornice & sheating & shingled some for M Powers - It rained some to

Tuesday, April 14th

Shingleing

Wednesday, April 15th

Windy - Shingleing

Thursday, April 16th

Makeing window frames

Friday, April 17th

Doing the same & fitting blinds

Saturday, April 18th

Finished fitting blinds & hung some & began portico - rained most all afternoon

Sunday, April 19th

I was to Wm Sinkeys funeral

Monday, April 20th

I planted my potatoes this morning then went to M Powers - It rained very hard before i got thare - I finished hanging the blinds & shingled the portico & begun siding - 1 day

Tuesday, April 21st

Siding all day - 1 day

Wednesday, April 22nd

Siding - 1 day

Thursday, April 23th

Siding - 1 day

Friday, April 24th

Siding - 1 day

Saturday, April 25th

Finished siding & came home

Sunday, April 26th

At home

Monday, April 27th

I put up partition & sealed the porch - put up scaffold & shingled the barn 1 d

Tuesday, April 28th

I was shingleing part of the day 1 d

Wednesday, April 29th

Finished the barn shingleing

Thursday, April 30th

Shingled the grainery 1 day

Friday, May 1st

Finished the house this morning - Ready for plastering - came home at 8 o'clock - It is rainy to day

Saturday, May 2nd

I went to Onslow - back with Roy

Sunday, May 3rd

At home Jacks folks was over to day

Monday, May 4th

I went to Maquoketa afternoon

Tuesday, May 5th

I was to Maquoketa all day

Wednesday, May 6th

Very warm - Came to Onslow in the morning then walked home

Thursday, May 7th

Very warm - I was up to I. N. Frenches & to Jo Orrs & to see Old Mrs Ames & was to C Ames to dinner then to Mr Scroggies then home & set out tomato plants

Friday, May 8th

I was dropping corn for Tom Hamilton 1 day

Saturday, May 9th

I dropped corn untill noon for Tom Hamilton then went to Onslow with I. N. French to sign some pension papers for Mrs Herington

Sunday, May 10th

I was at home all day - Bell went to Jacks with Rilla

Monday, May 11th

I was up to Tom Green fore noon - Fishing afternoon dident catch eny thare is lots of corn planted

Tuesday, May 12th

Shower last night - I was to Canton afternoon with Fred Taylor

Wednesday, May 13th

Shower last night - I was to the grave yard afternoon & mowed my lot

Thursday, May 14th

Raining this morning & some last night - showers all day

Friday, May 15th

At home cloudy afternoon a little rain

Saturday, May 16th

I was dropping corn for T Hamilton on the river bottom forenoon - it rained all afternoon steady

Sunday, May 17th

Pleasant - At home all day - It rained last night again

Monday, May 18th

Cloudy - At home

Tuesday, May 19th

Pleasant - I helped Tom Hamilton finish his corn - went to Onslow with him afternoon

Wednesday, May 20th

Cloudy - At home forenoon rain to night

Thursday, May 21st

Pleasant - I went to Cascade with Tom Hamilton

Friday, May 22nd

I helped Roy make wire fence untill 11 o'clock & helped Tom Hamilton make fence afternoon 1/2

Saturday, May 23rd

I went to Canton forenoon & up to the grave yard & to M Powers afternoon - It rained some - I caught 7 cat fish this eve

Sunday, May 24th

Pleasant - I caught 2 more cat fish this morning - Harry & Marco was here to day - 2 more cat fish this eve

Monday, May 25th

A very hard rain last night I caught 1 fish this morning - I was makeing myself a tool chest

Tuesday, May 26th

No mail to day the river is over the bottom very high - I was hoeing Barts garden 1 day

Wednesday, May 27th

I was hoeing the garden untill 10 o'clock then it rained 1/2

Thursday, May 28th

I was working at my chest & fixed a screen door for Rilla

Friday, May 29th

I was hoeing in Barts garden forenoon 1/2 - Planted corn for Tom Hamilton afternoon

Saturday, May 30th

It rained hard last night - I finished my tool chest & painted it

Sunday, May 31st

At home all day

Monday, June 1st

I was to Onslow with Fred Taylor

Tuesday, June 2nd

I was makeing window screens for J Dennison 1

Wednesday, June 3rd

I got through at 4 o'clock & came home

Thursday, June 4th

I made Bart a milk rack

Friday, June 5th

The last day of School - they had a picnic up the river

Saturday, June 6th

I hoed Barts onions 1/4 day - Then layed in the hammock the rest of the day

Sunday, June 7th

At home - It rained a hard shower at noon

Monday, June 8th

I made window screen frames for M Powers 1

Tuesday, June 9th

I made a privy for Powers

Wednesday, June 10th

I was shingleing for E. A. Horton

Thursday, June 11th

I was doing the same & came home

Friday, June 12th

I was to Onslow

Saturday, June 13th

I was to Canton in forenoon & at home afternoon

Sunday, June 14th

New Potatoes for Dinner - At home

Monday, June 15th

I was to Onslow this morning - I went with Sadie French back to Dennisons to dinner then home

Tuesday, June 16th

At home - it rained a hard shower this forenoon

Wednesday, June 17th

At home forenoon then i went to M Powers to finish his house 1/2

Thursday, June 18th

I was putting on weinscoting & caseing & hanging doors 1 d

Friday, June 19th

Finished doors & hung screen doors 1 d

Saturday, June 20th

Put up shelves & finished M Powers house - 22 days in all - Job $90,00

Rain this after noon

Sunday, June 21st

At home all day

Monday, June 22nd

Edie & i went a fishing got 3 Bass - Josie went to Monticello with her Grand Pa

Tuesday, June 23rd

I caught 7 cat fish to day - I was to Jack Orrs to dinner then home

Wednesday, June 24th

At home this forenoon caught 1 cat fish - I went to John Dennisons to make a summer kitchen afternoon 1/2

Thursday, June 25th

I was working on the kitchen 1

Friday, June 26th

Finished the kitchen at 4 o'clock came home

Saturday, June 27th

I was up to Tom Greens to dinner then to Onslow with E Horton back with Will Fletcher - I ordered a Bicycle

Sunday, June 28th

At home forenoon up to M Lawelss after dinner

Monday, June 29th

I was working roads 1 d

Tuesday, June 30th

Finished working roads at noon & went cleaned my lot in the grave yard - came home & went to Mr Fletchers & bought a pig

Wednesday, July 1st

Very warm - At home

Thursday, July 2nd

I went to Onslow to see if my Bicycle had come in & it did not come

Friday, July 3rd

At home all day a shower this morning

Saturday, July 4th

Cool - I took Chas Taylor to Onslow to the train to go to Maquoketa - We had a picnic here on the river bottom - some corn a taseling very uneven

Sunday, July 5th

At home all day

Monday, July 6th

We took our tools to Mr Parshalls house to begin work but he wasent ready & we came home

Tuesday, July 7th

I went to Onslow with Willie Walters

Wednesday, July 8th

We begun Mr Parshalls house - Frameing - 1 day

Thursday, July 9th

Frameing & raised afternoon 1 d

Friday, July 10th

Putting on ship lap 1 d

Saturday, July 11th

Doing the same & putting up scaffold 1 d - Came home

Sunday, July 12th

At home

Monday, July 13th

104 - Put up Scaffold & Rafters on top joice

Tuesday, July 14th

104 in shade - We raised the rafters 1

Wednesday, July 15

Sheating begun cornice 3/4

Thursday, July 16th

Put on cornice & shingles 1

Friday, Juy 17th

Finished shingleing & got out corner boards 1

Saturday, July 18th

Rain most all day - Putting up window frames & set some - My Bicycle came this eve

Sunday, July 19th

At home

Monday, July 20th

I was siding 1 day

Tuesday, July 21st

Siding 1 d

Wednesday, July 22nd

Siding most all day

Thursday, July 23rd

Laying flooring 1 d

Friday, July 24th

Siding & flooring 1 day

Saturday, July 25th

Siding all day 1 6 days

Sunday, July 26th

At home Tom Hamiltons folks was here to dinner

Monday, July 27th

Siding to day 1 d

Tuesday, July 28th

Working at the windows 1 d

Wednesday, July 29th

Working on the house 1 d

Thursday, July 30th

Put the weights on the windows 1 d

Friday, July 31st

I was lathing 1 day

Saturday, August 1st

I was lathing & putting in registers 1 day

Sunday, August 2nd

At home all day

Monday, August 3rd

Lathing 1 day

Tuesday, August 4th

103 - Clifford born - I was finishing the shed & we finished shingleing 1

Wednesday, August 5th

Very hot - We was finishing the house 3/4 & came home & stayed 24 3/4 days

Thursday, August 6th

I was helping Bart to thrash 1/2 I was diging my potatoes after noon Friday, August 7th

I was trying to learn to ride my wheel

Saturday, August 8th

Shower this morning - We cleaned the grave yard this afternoon - a very hot week

Sunday, August 9th

96 hot week - Aunt Fannie stayed here last night - Tom & Bell was here to day & Jack & Lizzie

Monday, August 10th

Edie & me canned 22 qts of tomatoes & was up Mr Koppes to see them thrash

Tuesday, August 11th

Hot - I helped T Hamilton thrash - 1/2 - Rained this morning

Wednesday, August 12th

I was riding my wheel part of the day

Thursday, August 13th

Bell McGlocklin died this morning & her little baby so young - I was up thare afternoon

Friday, August 14th

Wind - I set up with the corps last night & went to Canton to the funeral

Saturday, August 15th

We had a hard rain this morning - Harry & Vernie Dawson came last night

Sunday, August 16th

At home Harry & Vernon here yet

Monday, August 17th

I went to Onslow with Roy

Tuesday, August 18th

At home helped T Hamilton stack a little hay afternoon

Wednesday, August 19th

Harry & Vernie & me was a fishing got 14 Bass

Thursday, August 20th

Matie & me went a fishing got 8 Bass - Harry & Vernie went home this morning

Friday, August 21st

Around home forenoon - I went to Onslow with Tom Hamilton afternoon

Saturday, August 22nd

It rained hard last night & after noon

Sunday, August 23rd

At home

Monday, August 24th

At home forenoon - Helped Reese Taylor thrash afternoon

Tuesday, August 25th

Windy - I helped Reese to finish thrashing forenoon then home

Wednesday, August 26th

Edie & her Grand Pa went to the Fare yesterday - I was a hunting this morning got 2 squirrels - I was helping Wm McGlocklin to thrash afternoon

Thursday, August 27th

Pleasant all day - At home forenoon - I walked to Onslow afternoon after my Bicycle chain & dident get it - Came back part of the way with Mr Koppes

Friday, August 28th

At home to day

Saturday, August 29th

At home all day

Sunday, August 30th

I was a fishing forenoon got 4 Bass & 1 cat fish - Up to W. N. Tippetts to dinner

Monday, August 31st

I went to Onslow with C Taylor

Tuesday, September 1st

Hunting in the morning got 3 squirrels & 1 afternoon

Wednesday, September 2nd

Pleasant - I went with Chas & Fred Taylor after there shanty - It rained a little afternoon

Thursday, September 3rd

Pleasant - At home all day

Friday, September 4th

The last day of Maquoketa Fair - We begun to shingle Barts house & it began to rain 1/2 d

Saturday, September 5th

Dave Walters died this morning - I was shingleing for Bart all day 1 d

Sunday, September 6th

I was to D Walters funeral with Chas Taylor

Monday, September 7th

I was to M Parshall at work finishing his house 1 day

Tuesday, September 8th

Hanging doors 1 d

Wednesday, September 9th

Doing the same 1 day

Thursday, September 10th

Hanging & caseing doors 1 d

Friday, September 11th

Hanging doors & putting down base boards 1 d

Saturday, September 12th

Finished Parshalls house 1/4 d - 29 3/4 - $52,06

Sunday, September 13th

At home forenoon - to Canton with Charley Taylor afternoon

Monday, September 14th

At home - It rained hard this morning

Tuesday, September 15th

At home forenoon went to Onslow with Chas Taylor afternoon

Wednesday, September 16th

Rain some - I was to B Mackerels sale with Chas Taylor

Thursday, September 17th

I was to R. G. Lyons sale with Tom Hamilton - My chain came to day

Friday, September 18th

At home - It rained most all day

Saturday, September 19th

Clear - At home - I cut corn afternoon for Tom Hamilton

Sunday, September 20th

The first frost a big one - At home forenoon then i was down to Jim Taylor on my wheel

Monday, September 21st

I was up to Tom Greens forenoon on my wheel - I helped W. N. Tippett top corn afternoon

Tuesday, September 22nd

Little frost - I was shingleing Mrs Heringtons house untill 2,30

Wednesday, September 23rd

Frost - I was shingleing Mrs Heringtons house - Finished at 2 o'clock

Thursday, September 24th

We moved the stove in the kitchen - I went to I. N. Frenches afternoon

Friday, September 25th

It rained a little last night - I begun to paint I Frenches tower 1/2

Saturday, September 26th

Finished painting the tower at noon - It rained afternoon

Sunday, September 27th

At home forenoon & to Canton after noon with Will Hovey

Monday, September 28th

I helped W. N. Tippett to gather apples

Tuesday, September 29th

Rain all day - At home

Wednesday, September 30th

I was to Onslow with Tom H

Thursday, October 1st

I was a hunting forenoon got 4 squirrels - Helped T Hamilton get a load of hay from Will Mc

Friday, October 2nd

It rained a little this morning - I went a hunting & got 2 squirrels - At home afternoon

Saturday, October 3rd

Bell & me went to Maquoketa

Sunday, October 4th

We was to Charleys all day

Monday, October 5th

Came home forenoon & i went to Aleck Ralstons

Tuesday, October 6th

Began work on his new house 1 d

Wednesday, October 7th

We raised the house to day 1 d

Thursday, October 8th

Sheating 1 d

Friday, October 9th

Put up rafters & sheating & began to shingle at 3 o'clock 1 d

Saturday, October 10th

Finished shingleing at noon I made 1 door frame came home at 3 o'clock 3/4 - 4 3/4 days this week

Sunday, October 11th

At home untill 2 o'clock then went to Alick Ralstons

Monday, October 12th

Made door & frames & set some & put on siding

Tuesday, October 13th

Siding all day

Wednesday, October 14th

Siding

Thursday, October 15th

Laying floor

Friday, October 16th

Siding & makeing stairs

Saturday, October 17th

Finished floor & put up partitions & came home afternoon he brought me home & 15 bu of potatoes

Sunday, October 18th

At home forenoon & up to the grave yard afternoon

Monday, October 19th

I was up to the grave yard Tom Kirkpatrick was burried to day

Tuesday, October 20th

I was makeing a tank for Bart 1 day

Wednesday, October 21st

I finished the tank at noon & begun a wagon box 1

Thursday, October 22nd

Makeing wagon box 1 - I went to Onslow in the eve with Tom Hamilton to hear a woman make a speach

Friday, October 23rd

Finished the box at noon & went to Canton to hear a speach 1/2

Saturday, October 24th

I was up to Mrs Sinkeys in the morning then i came back & fixed Barts windows 1/4 day

Sunday, October 25th

At home

Monday, October 26th

I was shingleing the Blacksmith Shop 1 d

Tuesday, October 27th

I finished the shop 1 d

Wednesday, October 28th

I husked corn for Tom Hamilton 1 d

Thursday, October 29th

It rained most all day - I settled with Walters & Son

Friday, October 30th

At home forenoon - I went to Canton afternoon with Tom Hamilton

Saturday, October 31st

I went to Onslow afternoon with C Taylor

Sunday, November 1st

At home Jacks folks was here

Monday, November 2nd

Picked corn till noon for Tom then it rained 1/2

Tuesday, November 3rd

Rain in the eve - Election - I picked corn forenoon for Tom H then him & me went to Election

Wednesday, November 4th

I went a hunting got 3 squirrels & 1 rabbit

Thursday, November 5th

Cold & chilly - Put the apples in celler forenoon went & got 1 rabbit afternoon

Friday, November 6th

I walked to Onslow & back - some rain afternoon

Saturday, November 7th

At home

Sunday, November 8th

At home all day

Monday, November 9th

I begun to cut my winters wood cut forenoon - It snowed most all day a little the 1st tracking snow

Tuesday, November 10th

I picked corn fore noon for Bart then it rained afternoon 1/2

Wednesday, November 11th

Picked corn all day 1 day

Thursday, November 12th

Picked corn till noon dident do eny thing afternoon my hand to lame 1/2

Friday, November 13th

I picked corn forenoon 1/2 d - dident do eny thing afternoon

Saturday, November 14th

I picked corn all day for Bart 1

Sunday, November 15th

I was to Canton forenoon & home afternoon

Monday, November 16th

Like summer - I choped some wood for my self

Tuesday, November 17th

Cut wood forenoon - I went to Canton after noon with W. N. Tippett - he traded horses with Will McGlocklin

Wednesday, November 18th

I cut some wood

Thursday, November 19th

I picked corn all day on the river bottom 1 d

Friday, November 20th

A little stormy - I went a hunting got nothing

Saturday, November 21st

At home forenoon - Hunting afternoon & got nothing

Sunday, November 22nd

I was over to Jack Orrs - Shot 2 squirrels going over

Monday, November 23rd

Misty - School begun to day - Elijah French died yesterday

Tuesday, November 24th

He is burried to day - Bell & I went to the funeral - I went to Onslow afternoon with Tom Hamilton

Wednesday, November 25th

I filed a buck saw for Wm Fletcher & ground & filed a saw for Koppes - It rained hard this morning

Thursday, November 26th

Thanksgiving - I filed a saw for T Moran - Tom Hamilton & Will Mc & I went a hunting afternoon i got 1 squirrel 1 rabbit - It is showery most all day

Friday, November 27th

A little blustering & cold - I picked corn forenoon for Bart 5 days

Saturday, November 28th

1 Below zero - At home all day

Sunday, November 29th

2 Below zero - At home all day - The river froze over for the first

Monday, November 30th

4 Below - I helped Tom Hamilton to drive cattle to Onslow

Tuesday, December 1st

I went to Jas Carpenters - him & Dell Winegar & Ed Kerr & I went a hunting - I got 1 rabbit & pheasant

Wednesday, December 2nd

Warmer - Jas Carpenter & wife & Dell Winegar & wife & Ed Kerr was here to day

Thursday, December 3rd

Willie Walters & I was a hunting afternoon got 7 rabbits 1 squirrel

Friday, December 4th

I was a hunting this afternoon got 1 squirrel & 3 rabbits - It snowed a little last night most all gone to day

Saturday, December 5th

A little rain - Jacks folks was over

Sunday, December 6th

Misty forenoon turned to snow & snowed hard part of afternoon

Monday, December 7th

Put in a wagon tongue for Rese Taylor - Cut some wood afternoon

Tuesday, December 8th

Cloudy - Chopping wood

Wednesday, December 9th

Like summer - Cut a little wood in the morning - Jas Kenedy & Minnie Orr are to be married this eve

Thursday, December 10th

I was up to Tom Greens in the morning & to Jo Hannas to dinner

Friday, December 11th

Like summer - I was husking corn for Wm Fletcher 1

Saturday, December 12th

Like summer - Husked corn got through at 2 o'clock on the river bottom - it is very warm & mudy

Sunday, December 13th

At home all day very warm

Monday, December 14th

Like summer - I went to Onslow with Roy

Tuesday, December 15th

Pleasant - At home

Wednesday, December 16th

Frank Mc & I went a hunting got 5 squirrels

Thursday, December 17th

I shot 1 squirrel - It began to rain & turned to snow

Friday, December 18th

Pleasant - I was a hunting with Al Sinkey & F Mc - I got 3 rabbits

Saturday, December 19th

Colder - At home

Sunday, December 20th

At home all day

Monday, December 21st

I went to Canton forenoon with W.N.T. with the cutter

Tuesday, December 22nd

At home

Wednesday, December 23rd

Rese Taylor drawed me 4 loads of wood this forenoon - I cut some afternoon

Thursday, December 24th

I made a wagon bolster for Bart - Harry Hall came up to day

Friday, December 25th

Harry & Willie Walters & Will Mc & Jack Orr & family was all here to dinner - After noon we went a skating the ice is fine

Saturday, December 26th

At home forenoon - Afternoon Will Mc & Harry & Leon & Edie & I went to Canton - Very pleasant

Sunday, December 27th

Skating forenoon - L Mead & family was here to dinner

Monday, December 28th

It rained last night & most all day

Tuesday, December 29th

Fogy & mudy - I began a sled tongue & roller for Bart & played cards the rest of the day

Wednesday, December 30th

Fogy & very mudy - Finished the tongue - filed a saw for N Hertz & fixed 2 knuckels for T Milan

Thursday, December 31st

I begun to repair T Milans saw frame

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