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

Pleasant - It rained last night some - I finished the saw frame fore noon - It is like summer setting around in our shirt sleeves

Saturday, January 2nd

Raining to day - I made a sled tongue for Tom Hamilton forenoon - It rained all day

Sunday, January 3rd

It rained all last night & all day untill 4 o'clock then it turned to snow & blow - Just 1 week of rain

Monday, January 4th

Cold - I made a wagon tongue for T Hamilton - It is a little blustering - Harry went home - Went to Onslow with Roy

Tuesday, January 5th

Cold & little blustering - 42 years of age to day - I made a sled bolster this forenoon - Put rockers on our chair afternoon - cut a little wood

Wednesday, January 6th

Pleasant - I cut a little wood - Mary Maloney died

Thursday, January 7th

At home - cut a little wood - Mary Maloney burried to day - I was a skating a while it is mudy

Friday, January 8th

Pleasant - I was to Jack Orrs to day

Saturday, January 9th

Pleasant - I was helping Wm Fletcher make a feed rack - the roads are very rough yet

Sunday, January 10th

I was a skating a while to day

Monday, January 11th

Pleasant - At home cutting wood

Tuesday, January 12th

At home

Wednesday, January 13th

It snowed 3 in last night - I saw 3 foxes this morning

Thursday, January 14th

A little snow last night - I was a hunting this morning got 1 rabbit - Bell went up to Hertzs

Friday, January 15th

At home forenoon - Jacks folks was over he drawed me 3 loads afternoon

Saturday, January 16th

It rained a little most all day the snow most all gone

Sunday, January 17th

It is snowing - It snowed most all day a little then wind blew hard in the eve - I filed a saw for B Lawless

Monday, January 18th

4 Below zero - very pleasant

Tuesday, January 19th

I was cutting some wood

Wednesday, January 20th

It snowed most all day & thawed some

Thursday, January 21st

Pleasant - I went to Canton with Will McGlocklin - I finished my hard wood pile this eve

Friday, January 22nd

Blustering to day & cold

Saturday, January 23rd

It has snowed all day - I filed a buck saw for J Young

Sunday, January 24th

22 Below - 4 in of snow & cold

Monday, January 25th

28 Below zero - Clear & pleasant - a load of us went to Red Oak to Church

Tuesday, January 26th

24 Below - I made a spring seat for Eldad Sinkey & put in a sled tongue for Reese Taylor - To church again

Wednesday, January 27th

10 Below - At home all day

Thursday, January 28th

2 Below - I begun to cut wood for summer on the river bottom this afternoon

Friday, January 29th

Pleasant - Zero - I cut some wood

Saturday, January 30th

18 Below very pleasant - At home - I cut a load of wood after noon

Sunday, January 31st

Pleasant - Fox Ralston & wife were here to dinner then we went a hunting with his Ferrett & got 4 rabbits

Monday, February 1st

Warm to day - At home

Tuesday, February 2nd

Pleasant - Will Mc drawed me 5 loads of wood forenoon then Chas Taylor drawed 2 loads for me then a load of us went to Emeline to Meeting - I fixed Jim Flannigans sled

Wednesday, February 3rd

Warm - It thawed some to day - we took 4 horses & went to Church tonight

Thursday, February 4th

I filed a saw for Koppas & went with Will Mc after a load of wood

Friday, February 5th

It is snowing hard this morning a little snow & mist all day

Saturday, February 6th

I was to Canton in the day time & to Emeline in the eve - Freds horse was sick

Sunday, February 7th

At home all day - Chas Taylor took his team & we went to Emeline to Church

Monday, February 8th

I made a sled tongue for Tom Hamilton & 1 for Bart - Tom took his team to church - This eve Bell & Clara & her mother went

Tuesday, February 9th

Pleasant - Bell & myself & Ora & Clifford went to Jack Orrs

Wednesday, February 10th

Snowing this morning & all day

Thursday, February 11th

Bell went to Chas Ames with her Pa - It snowed all day

Friday, February 12th

I fixed Tom Morans sled

Saturday, February 13th

Thawed spoiled sleighing - I was cutting wood - filed Dom Englishs saw

Sunday, February 14th

I went to Jack Orrs with Will Mc & Fred Taylor for a ride & in the evening I went to Emeline to Church with them

Monday, February 15th

I was chopping wood & filed a saw for Isadore Hart - It has snowed all day by spells & thawed as fast as it fell - the sleighing is gone again

Tuesday, February 16th

Warm - I butchered my pig to day - I filed a saw for Koppes

Wednesday, February 17th

Warm - I chopped wood & fixed Mike Hughs sled - John Fletcher died this morning

Thursday, February 18th

Warm - I was to Eldad Sinkeys sale

Friday, February 19th

Bell & Edie went to John Fletchers funeral - Chas Taylor moved to Pin Hook to day

Saturday, February 20th

At home with a bad cold - It is the last day of school

Sunday, February 21st

At home forenoon then Will Mc & I went to E. A. Hortons stayed untill after supper then went to here Rev Gary preach - It snowed & blowed offel hard we stayed to Edna's all night

Monday, February 22nd

Pleasant - It is thawing a good deal to day - we came home from E. A. Hortons forenoon then i made a wagon brake for Bart

Tuesday, February 23rd

4 below zero - I went to Maquoketa with Willie Walters will stay to C. A. Halls to night

Wednesday, February 24th

I came home got home at 3 o'clock I went to Church in the eve filed a saw for Koppes

Thursday, February 25th

8 Below - I was helping to put in some cuppord shelves for Rilla - I filed a saw for L Mead 1/2 day

Friday, February 26th

8 Below - I filed a saw for Jack Kelly the rest of the I was makeing cuppord doors then matching wainscoating 3/4 d

Saturday, February 27th

24 Below zero - I finished my summer wood - Went to Church to Frozen Hill with T Hamilton

Sunday, February 28th

Chilly - At home all day - I was to Church in the evening

Monday, March 1st

I filed a saw for Jim Ray & broke it in two - Went to church in the eve

Tuesday, March 2nd

I made a knife box for Roy - Filed a saw for T Moran

Wednesday, March 3rd

Pleasant - I went to Anamosa with Roy to get his Marriage License - We went through the pen & jail

Thursday, March 4th

I fixed Mrs Sinkeys rocking chair - It rained a little in the afternoon

Friday, March 5th

At home all day

Saturday, March 6th

At home all day

Sunday, March 7th

At home all day

Monday, March 8th

It rained & thundered & some lightening before day light the river is coming up it over the bottom some now

Tuesday, March 9th

The river very high the ice went out to day - we toped the sugar bush very mudy

Wednesday, March 10th

Roy & Kate were married to day - I went to Canton on W. N. Tippets horse - the river very high yet

Thursday, March, 11th

I was at home all day

Friday, March 12th

At home - Roy & Kate was here to dinner

Saturday, March 13th

Chilly - At home forenoon - Went up on the river bottom to see if thare was eny ice in the road - this is the first we could cross - I walked to Canton & back again afternoon - It snowed abought 2 inches this eve

Sunday, March 14th

Very pleasant - At home all day

Monday, March 15th

Very mudy - I went to Onslow with Roy

Tuesday, March 16th

Mudy - I choped down a tree to fill a ditch by the school house forenoon

Wednesday, March 17th

Raining this morning then stoped

Thursday, March 18th

Very mudy - At home - I filed a saw for T Moran

Friday, March 19th

Very mudy - Rain this morning - the river is coming up again fast - rained hard this eve

Saturday, March 20th

Very mudy - At home cloudy most all day - The river to high for the mail

Sunday, March 21st

At home - Bart brought the mail to day

Monday, March 22nd

Cloudy - At home

Tuesday, March 23rd

It is blustering this morning - It snowed hard all day & evening abought 6 in of snow

Wednesday, March 24th

Very pleasant it thawed some to day

Thursday, March 25th

Very mudy - At home the snow most all gone - I filed a saw for Collins

Friday, March 26th

Pleasant - I walked to Canton & back forenoon - the roads very rough forenoon then very mudy

Saturday, March 27th

Mudy - I fixed T Hamiltons corn planter - D Grogan was here to dinner we played cards afternoon

Sunday, March 28th

Pleasant & mudy - At home all day was to Barts a little while to eat hot sugar

Monday, March 29th

Mudy - at home

Tuesday, March 30th

Mudy - I was pileing my wood forenoon

Wednesday, March 31st

Chilly - At home all day

Thursday, April 1st

A bright Rainbow this morning

Friday, April 2nd

I was makeing a chicken coop & pig pens - Cass Ballou was here to dinner

Saturday, April 3rd

I helped Jim Carpenter to run off line for Roys house

Sunday, April 4th

Some rain - At home all day

Monday, April 5th

Cloudy & misty - I made a wagon tongue for Jack Kelly forenoon then i helped Roy to white wash some

Tuesday, April 6th

I white washed a while for Roy then put in a threshold & a privy seat forenoon dident do eny thing afternoon

Wednesday, April 7th

I went to Lue Butlers stayed to dinner then him & me went to Scroggies then home

Thursday, April 8th

I fitted in 3 windows for Roy & white washed pantry

Friday, April 9th

Bell & my self went up to I. N. Frenches we got a deed of the South Fork burying ground - Made out the trustees deed

Saturday, April 10th

I made a wagon tongue for Mal Kelly & patched up the plastering - it snowed some to day

Sunday, April 11th

Pleasant - We was over to T Hamiltons to dinner I went to Canton afternoon

Monday, April 12th

I stayed to Cass Ballous all night - We was going to work for John Ross & it snow some & turned to rain we went to Johns afternoon then i came home

Tuesday, April 13th

Cloudy - I took down a partition & done some plastering - It thundered last night some rain

Wednesday, April 14th

I was up on the Prairie was to Mike Powers to dinner

Thursday, April 15th

I white washed the bedroom

Friday, April 16th

Pleasant - I was over to Jack Orrs & back home to dinner

Saturday, April 17th

Pleasant - I went to Onslow with Wm Carr & Will Mc

Sunday, April 18th

Jack & Lizzie Orr was here to day - I went to Canton after noon

Monday, April 19th

I stayed to Casses last night - Cass & my self began a job for John Ross 1 day

Tuesday, April 20th

Worked all day - 1 day

Wednesday, April 21st

Putting on sheating some 3/4 d

Thursday, April 22nd

Setting poles for another shed 1 d

Friday, April 23rd

Hot - Sheating & cutting rafters rain last night 1 d

Saturday, April 24th

Came home this morning some rain to day

Sunday, April 25th

Pleasant - At home all day the river is high yet

Monday, April 26th

I went to Onslow with Roy

Tuesday, April 27th

I was to Canton then home & white washed some

Wednesday, April 28th

I was helping to paper the wall forenoon then went to Cascade after noon with Roy

Thursday, April 29th

Windy - I helped to finish the papering then went to Parshalls barn then home to dinner - Reese plowed my garden for me

Friday, April 30th

I begun work on Parshalls hay barn 1 day

Saturday, May 1st

Very cold to day - I went to work on Parshalls barn & run out of timber then came home & planted my potatoes 1/4

Sunday, May 2nd

Cold to day - At home all day

Monday, May 3rd

Edie & I took W. N. Tippetts horse & went to Cascade forenoon

Tuesday, May 4th

I was working on Parshalls barn 1 d

Wednesday, May 5th

Warm - Working on the barn 1 d

Thursday, May 6th

Warm - Working on the barn 1 d

Friday, May 7th

Working on the barn 1 d

Saturday, May 8th

Worked on the barn - 5 days this week

Sunday, May 9th

Fishing forenoon got a mess - afternoon I went with Reese down to Jim Rays after potatoes I got a bushel

Monday, May 10th

Bracing & putting on roof iron 1 d

Tuesday, May 11th

Putting on Iron I got through 8 1/4 days $14,43

Wednesday, May 12th

I set some fish lines got 2 cat fish

Thursday, May 13th

Went to my lines this morning & got 4 cat fish

Friday, May 14th

I was to Canton forenoon got cat fish

Saturday, May 15th

Bell & my self went to Cascasde

Sunday, May 16th

At home forenoon then i went to John Ross

Monday, May 17th

Cass & i was a shingleing 1 d

Tuesday, May 18th

Shingleing to day 1 d

Wednesday, May 19th

Makeing doors & mangers 1 d

Thursday, May 20th

It rained last night i came home to day

Friday, May 21st

I went to Parshalls in the morning to hang some screen doors & dident then i raked the garden then after noon i went to M Lawless & around to the grave yard & to I. N. Frenches & home on my Wheel

Saturday, May 22nd

I made a window frame for B Lawless & put it in the house - showers

Sunday, May 23rd

At home forenoon then i went down as far as Mr Hoveys on my wheel

Monday, May 24th

I begun work on the Mormon Church 1 d

Tuesday, May 25th

Working on the church 1 d

Wednesday, May 26th

Working on the church 1 d

Thursday, May 27th

Doing the same 11 hrs

Friday, May 28th

I was makeing a church privy 11 hrs

Saturday, May 29th

Working on Privy & finished shingleing & put in joice 11 hrs

Sunday, May 30th

At home

Monday, May 31st

Cold - I went over to work on the new church I wore my over coat a big frost 1 d

Tuesday, June 1st

Working on the church 1 d - I stayed to Jack Orrs all night

Wednesday, June 2nd

It rained last night & showers all day I got through & came home 9 1/2 days on the church

Thursday, June 3rd

Cold - At home all day

Friday, June 4th

I was at the church a working again makeing scaffolds for lathing & putting in extra joice 1 d

Saturday, June 5th

Lathing & putting wainscoting 1 d

Sunday, June 6th

At home

Monday, June 7th

Lathing 1 day

Tuesday, June 8th

Lathing & put up a chimney rest 1 d

Wednesday, June 9th

Put on wainscoting & 1/4 round & finished ready for plastering

Thursday, June 10th

It is a raining this morning

Friday, June 11th

I was up to Jim Carpenters fore noon then went to Maquoketa on my Wheel afternoon

Saturday, June 12th

I came home to day very warm

Sunday, June 13th

Very hot - I was to church to day on my wheel

Monday, June 14th

Very hot - We begun work on Jim Carpenters house 1 d

Tuesday, June 15th

Hot - Worked to day 1 d

Wednesday, June 16th

Hot - Worked all day 1 d

Thursday, June 17th

Hot 102 - Worked all day 1 d

Friday, June 18th

Worked to day

Saturday, June 19th

Hot some rain - Worked 3/4 d

Sunday, June 20th

Cooler - At home

Monday, June 21st

Sheating & shingleing 1 d

Tuesday, June 22nd

Shingleing 1 d

Wednesday, June 23rd

Put in some window frames & begun porch & it rained very hard 3/4 d

Thursday, June 24th

Finished porch & i laid some floor & got done & came home 9 1/2 d

Friday, June 25th

I made wagon tongue & hounds for Bart

Saturday, June 26th

At home working in the garden

Sunday, June 27th

I was a goose berring with Tom Hamilton

Monday, June 28th

We was fixing Pat Fagans barn to day

Tuesday, June 29th

Finished Fagans barn & went & fixed Geo Hannas barn & came home

Wednesday, June 30th

At home - hung screen doors & tinkering around - I went to Canton with W. N. Tippett some rain after noon

Thursday, July 1st

I mowed my grave yard lot & went & put on siding for Jas Carpenter 3/4 day

Friday, July 2nd

Siding 1/2 day & came home afternoon very hot

Saturday, July 3rd

Very hot - We had a picnic above the bridge

Sunday, July 4th

At home all home to day a little rain - corn knee high

Monday, July 5th

At home forenoon then i went to Canton - Bell went to Rosie Dukes

Tuesday, July 6th

I was a fishin dident get eny

Wednesday, July 7th

98 in shade - At home all day

Thursday, July 8th

Very hot 102 - I was up to Hugh Corbits bridge to see them drive some piling at home all after noon

Friday, July 9th

104 degs - Up to the bridge a while came home & made Koppes a pitman for his binder - a very hard rain at 4 o'clock

Saturday, July 10th

I took Edie & Josie to the circus in Monticello - rained some after noon

Sunday, July 11th

At home to day - cool to day - some more rain this evening

Monday, July 12th

Cooler to day - I was after raspberries forenoon & working roads after noon

Tuesday, July 13th

I worked 1 hr on the roads then made a wagon tongue for Mal Kelly forenoon - worked roads afternoon

Wednesday, July 14th

I picked a few raspberries - It rained some afternoon - Edie went to work for Mal Kelly

Thursday, July 15th

I made an evener for Tom Hamilton - caught 2 cat fish this morning

Friday, July 16th

I was up to the creamery & to James Carpenters - Bell & me to dinner

Saturday, July 17th

At home forenoon then up to the grave yard & helped to put up Elijah Frenches grave stone

Sunday, July 18th

Very warm - Bell & the children went to Jacks with her Pa's horse - I went on the wheel

Monday, July 19th

Very warm - I was helping to stack rye for Bart 1 day

Tuesday, July 20th

I was to Canton - I was to Cass Ballous to dinner - Pete Riperton was burried to day - it rained a hard shower after noon

Wednesday, July 21st

At home forenoon to Ozark after noon

Thursday, July 22nd

I was helping Cass Ballou to shingle Jim Boyds house 1 d $2,00

Friday, July 23rd

At home all day

Saturday, July 24th

Lemen Bros Circus was in Maquoketa to day - Bell, Clifford & Matie & I was down

Sunday, July 25th

We came home this afternoon - some rain

Monday, July 26th

At home & a black berring

Tuesday, July 27th

I was after a few berries

Wednesday, July 28th

At home got a few berries

Thursday, July 29th

Warm - At home fore noon to Hortons afternoon

Friday, July 30th

Warm 104 deg - At home

Saturday, July 31st

100 deg - At home

Sunday, August 1st

Very hot - At home forenoon up to the church a few moments

Monday, August 2nd

Cloudy - I got 10 qts of berries in the morning

Tuesday, August 3rd

Warm - We cleaned the grave yard

Wednesday, August 4th

It rained last night - I got 5 quarts of berries this morning - I was to Onslow after noon with Roy

Thursday, August 5th

I was after berries

Friday, August 6th

I was to Onslow to the Woodmans Picnic

Saturday, August 7th

I helped stak oats for Bart fore noon

Sunday, August 8th

I went up to Mrs Orrs to see Sam then home

Monday, August 9th

I was up again & home & began a wagon tongue

Tuesday, August 10th

I finished the tongue & made 2 tanks for Dennison

Wednesday, August 11th

I got 5 qts of berries then went a fishing got 2 bass

Thursday, August 12th

Went a fishing in the morning got 2 bass

Friday, August 13th

I made a wagon tongue for Wm Carr this forenoon

Saturday, August 14th

I went to Canton on my wheel this forenoon & back

Sunday, August 15th

At home all day - I rode my wheel up around by Lawless afternoon

Monday, August 16th

I was up to Geo Reids in the morning then to the Picnic to Temple Hill

Tuesday, August 17th

Cloudy & misty - I was to Jack Orrs thare was some Maquoketa folks came & camped on the river bottom

Wednesday, August 18th

Went a hunting got one squirrel afternoon went up to Kellys whare Bart was a thrashing

Thursday, August 19th

Thare was a picnic on the river bottom

Friday, August 20th

I went to Onslow back to E. A. Hortons to dinner - Edie came home

Saturday, August 21st

I went a hunting in the forenoon got 3 squirrels

Sunday, August 22nd

Went again got 2 squirrels

Monday, August 23rd

I was hunting got 4 squirrels

Tuesday, August 24th

A nice shower last night - I fixed Meads buggy box

Wednesday, August 25th

I was hunting forenoon got 5 squirrels - I went to Canton after noon

Thursday, August 26th

Monti fare - Hunting forenoon got 2 squirrels - I was to Fox Ralstons sale & back by Canton

Friday, August 27th

Hunting got 3 squirrels & at home the rest of the day

Saturday, August 28th

We was up to Pat Devenys to make a bill of lumber for him - I shot 4 squirrels

Sunday, August 29th

At home all day

Monday, August 30th

I was up to Tom Greens fore noon

Tuesday, August 31st

I was up to Pat Devenys shot 5 squirrels - 28 squirrels

Wednesday, September 1st

A nice rain fore noon - cloudy after noon

Thursday, September 2nd

Bell went to Jack Orrs - I went to the grave yard & mowed my lot - Cascade fare this week - I shot 1 squirrel

Friday, September 3rd

At home & a hunting got 2 squirrels

Saturday, September 4th

I was up to Mr Koppes to see them thrash

Sunday, September 5th

I was to the Dedication of the Morman Church

Monday, September 6th

I went to Robt Carsons to fix his house - Worked shingleing to day 1 day

Tuesday, September 7th

Shingleing & makeing porch 1 d

Wednesday, September 8th

Doing same 1 d

Thursday, September 9th

Doing the same 1 d

Friday, September 10th

Painting porch 1 day

Saturday, September 11th

Came to T Greens made out a bill of lumber for Corn Crib - took our tools to old Geo Reids & came home - some rain to day

Sunday, September 12th

At home

Monday, September 13th

Begun repareing Bob Carsons old house - Worked 1 day

Tuesday, September 14th

Doing the same

Wednesday, September 15th

Doing the same - some rain

Thursday, September 16th

It rained most all last night - worked all day

Friday, September 17th

Working to day - 1 day

Saturday, September 18th

Finished untill after plastering - came home at 4 o'clock $16,35

Sunday, September 19th

I made a wagon tongue for Mr Koppes

Monday, September 20th

A hard frost this morning

Tuesday, September 21st

Begun to repare Pat Devenys house makeing cornice & puting it on 1 day

Wednesday, September 22nd

Finished cornice & put on shingles after noon 1 day - May Dewitt married this evening

Thursday, September 23rd

I was shingleing to day

Friday, September 24th

Finished shingleing & hung 2 doors & made a storm door got through at 3,30 o'clock - 3 3/4 days $7,50

Saturday, September 25th

I was up to Geo Reids this after noon & to Onslow - Geo Reid died yesterday - I sold my Bicycle to day

Sunday, September 26th

Very warm - We were to Geo Reids funeral

Monday, September 27th

Fixed Barts platform for tank & made 2 boxes for the engine

Tuesday, September 28th

Made Koppes a wagon tongue forenoon - Went to Robt Carsons & to T Greens & home

Wednesday, September 29th

I begun painting Robt Carsons house 1 d

Thursday, September 30th

Painting 1 d

Friday, October 1st

Painting 1 day

Saturday, October 2nd

Painting untill noon & finished came home after dark

Sunday, October 3rd

At home all day

Monday, October 4th

Very warm - I was to Canton forenoon at home after noon

Tuesday, October 5th

Like summer - Fishing forenoon got 5 Bass - To Mrs Herringtons after noon with the pension Examinor

Wednesday, October 6th

I was to Jack Orrs forenoon - I shot 6 squirrels 2 wood chucks - Went to Dom English to begin a wood house afternoon 1/2 day

Thursday, October 7th

I raised the wood house 1 d

Friday, October 8th

Shingleing & boarded gabel ends 1 day

Saturday, October 9th

Made doors got through came home $5,00

Sunday, October 10th

I went to Canton forenoon at home after noon

Monday, October 11th

At home

Tuesday, October 12th

Bell & I went to Cascade - I went to T Greens in the eve

Wednesday, October 13th

We raised his corn crib 1 d

Thursday, October 14th

Girting & siding 1 day

Friday, October 15th

Finished siding put up rafters & sheating 1 d

Saturday, October 16th

Finished nailing sheating & put on face boards & was shingleing 1 d

Aunt Fannie came home with us

Sunday, October 17th

At home all day

Monday, October 18th

Finished shingleing at noon - made doors 1 day

Tuesday, October 19th

Rain last night - Finished doors at noon & came home 1/2 d - 5 1/2 days $8,25

Wednesday, October 20th

At home fore noon - I went to Canton afternoon with W. N. Tippett

Thursday, October 21st

We went to Jo Kinneys to make a watter tank

Friday, October 22nd

Very warm - Finished the tank at noon & came home $2,00

Saturday, October 23rd

I went to Jack Orrs then went to Onslow to see the burnt ruins

Sunday, October 24th

Pleasant - at home

Monday, October 25th

I was up to Mike Powers in forenoon & to Mr Fletchers afternoon to see if i could buy potatotes

Tuesday, October 26th

I went to see El Hoveys & bought 10 bu of potatoes then went to Fox Ralstons & Canton & home forenoon

Wednesday, October 27th

I went to Hoveys & got my potatoes forenoon 10 bu $5,00 - I was up to see them hull clover for Jas Taylor

Thursday, October 28th

I went to Onslow with Tom Hamilton

Friday, October 29th

At home had a boil on my hand this week

Saturday, October 30th

At home

Sunday, October 31st

Like summer - at home - very nice weather this month

Monday, November 1st

At home

Tuesday, November 2nd

At Election

Wednesday, November 3rd

At Monticello & Cascade

Thursday, November 4th

At Onslow to John Lameys funeral

Friday, November 5th

At home finishing Barts tool boxes for engine

Saturday, November 6th

I went with Tom Hamilton to the Creamery in Washington then to Emeline then to Monmouth & Canton & home

Sunday, November 7th

At home all day

Monday, November 8th

I went to Onslow with Will Mc - Bart begun to saw to day in the yard at home

Tuesday, November 9th

At home filed a saw for Bart & made a bolster

Wednesday, November 10th

I went to Canton for medicine for Clifford

Thursday, November 11th

Cold & chilly - I was to T Hamiltons sale

Friday, November 12th

A little snow - I went to Onslow with Roy - Made a sled tongue for H Corbitt

Saturday, November 13th

I made a sled tongue for H Corbitt

Sunday, November 14th

At home

Monday, November 15th

I was working on the School House in Orrs Dist - Put on wainscoting 8 hrs

Tuesday, November 16th

Finished to night

Wednesday, November 17th

I hung a door for W. H. Orr & came home

Thursday, November 18th

I went to E. A. Hortons to help him on a shed 1 d

Friday, November 19th

Working on the shed to day - it is like summer

Saturday, November 20th

Like summer - We was a shingleing & sheating finished & came home - Old Mrs Ames died this morning at 8 o'clock

Sunday, November 21st

I was to Mrs Ames funeral

Monday, November 22nd

I was cutting brush & burning for Tom Hamilton

Tuesday, November 23rd

I was putting the sills joices & floor on T Milans cistern 7 hrs

Wednesday, November 24th

I put 4 raves on H Corbitts sled

Thursday, November 25th

Thanksgiving - I cut wood forenoon & it begun to mist

Friday, November 26th

The first tracking snow this morning - I made a wagon tongue for Koppes & filed a saw for Lue Mead

Saturday, November 27th

I made a sand board & a reach for Bart

Sunday, November 28th

I went a hunting got 4 rabbits

Monday, November 29th

4 Below - I cut a little wood forenoon then went to Canton with W. N. Tippett

Tuesday, November 30th

6 Below - I was chopping wood

Wednesday, December 1st

Cold - I cut wood forenoon & made a watter trough for Tady Milan afternoon

Thursday, December 2nd

Cold to day - Around home forenoon then I cut a little wood

Friday, December 3rd

It snowed some last night - Tom Hamilton & i went a hunting got 14 rabbits i got 6 - It is snowing this eve - Filed a saw for Jas Eckler

Saturday, December 4th

It snowed hard part of the day - I made 1 section of track for Mill Carriage

Sunday, December 5th

At home all day

Monday, December 6th

At home most all day - I went up in the brush a while shot 2 rabbits & 1 skunk - Filed a saw for Jas Flanigan

Tuesday, December 7th

I was a hunting got 2 rabbits fore noon & 5 after noon

Wednesday, December 8th

Warm - Shot 1 rabbit forenoon & 7 afternoon - 20 in all

Thursday, December 9th

Edie & I went to Onslow

Friday, December 10th

It rained hard thunder & lightening - The ice went out of the creek last night - We cleaned out the well

Saturday, December 11th

At home - Made a wagon reach for Wm Fletcher

Sunday, December 12th

At home

Monday, December 13th

I helped Tom Hamilton to pile up some poles a while in the forenoon then he drawed the 4 loads then it begun to snow hard - I filed a saw for Cornnell

Tuesday, December 14th

I went to Canton for medicine for Ora - I sawed & split some wood afternoon

Wednesday, December 15th

I choped some cord wood forenoon Jacks folks was over to day

Thursday, December 16th

5 Below - I finished a cord of wood for Tom Hamilton - I filed a saw for Wig Duffy

Friday, December 17th

Snow this morning - I was over to Jack Orrs to help him to paper his kitchen

Saturday, December 18th

I stayed to Jacks last night - I went to Onslow to day back with T Hamilton

Sunday, December 19th

At home all day - We had a keg of beer last night at Frank Mc's expense

Monday, December 20th

It snowed last night & part of the forenoon - I sawed & split wood forenoon then I went a hunting got 4 rabbits

Tuesday, December 21st

18 Below Z - I cut some wood - It snowed part of the afternoon

Wednesday, December 22nd

14 Below - I was sawing & splitting wood - I made Bart a door for shanty

Thursday, December 23rd

14 Below - I went to Cascade with W. N. Tippett

Friday, December 24th

14 Below - I sawed wood forenoon - Went to School afternoon they had a Christmas tree at school - Harry came at noon we all went to the Church to the Christmas tree

Saturday, December 25th

Warm - Around home forenoon - Rese & Dave & Harry & I went a hunting i got 1 rabbit

Sunday, December 26th

Pleasant & warm - Old Mrs English died this morning - Bell & I took Clifford to Canton to see the Doctor we took the cutter

Monday, December 27th

I was tending to Clifford forenoon - Harry & I went a hunting got 2 rabbits

Tuesday, December 28th

I was to Mrs. Englishs funeral

Wednesday, December 29th

We was a hunting again forenoon got 2 squirrels - I helped Tom Hamilton to saw wood

Thursday, December 30th

I went to Onslow with Tom Hamilton - Harry went to stay all night with Leon

Friday, December 31st

Colder - I was chopping some wood out by the Sugar House - I paid rent to Roy

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