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1904
DIARIES
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GEORGE FRANKLIN "FRANK" HOWARD
1877–1908
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Friday, January 1st

16 above zero - Mr DeSart & family were here to dinner & Bert Comber - I filed a saw for Vick Miller & 1 for Mr Falness

Saturday, January 2nd

4 above - It is snowing a little this morning & blustering - I filed 2 saws for Mr Fletcher - Cold all day - I shot 2 rabbits

Sunday, January 3rd

25 Below Zero - Very pleasant - at home all day

Monday, January 4th

10 Below - Helped to wash forenoon went up to Rockeys afternoon got 1 rabbit & 1 muskrat - Katie Fagan was burried to day

Tuesday, January 5th

At home sawing wood - I am 49 years of age to day

Wednesday, January 6th

20 above - I went up to Edies to day - came back & came part way home with Jack - I shot 1 rabbit & I set some traps for a mink in Ike Frenches field

Thursday, January 7th

20 above - At home - I filed a saw for DeSart & 1 for Chas Hovey - It is like summer to day

Friday, January 8th

30 above - I went to Onslow with Mr DeSart - It is very warm to day

Saturday, January 9th

Very warm - I helped Mr DeSart drive his cattle to Will Orrs - I filed 2 saws for Jas McManus then I went to Will McGlocklins & went to Lodge - came back stayed with Will

Sunday, January 10th

I came home this morning - It is trying to snow - It snowed most all day

Monday, January 11th

I went up to Mr DeSarts after my flour that he brought from Onslow

Tuesday, January 12th

It snowed a little more last night - thare is no sleighing - thare was a box supper to Mr Hages for the school - Marnie Keating teacher

Wednesday, January 13th

4 above zero - Very pleasant - I was up to Rockeys after noon after a trap

Thursday, January 14th

I was up to Edies to dinner then home - It snowed a little last night - Very pleasant to day - I sent after traps yesterday

Friday, January 15th

Pleasant - I helped Jack Orr to saw wood all day

Saturday, January 16th

Pleasant - I cut a little wood

Sunday, January 17th

Matie & Ora went up to Mrs Sinkeys after butter - Josie came home from Edies - I filed a saw for Lue Mead

Monday, January 18th

I helped to wash than filed a saw for Koppas - Cut a little wood then went rabbit hunting with L Mead & Ed Dale we had a ferret got 5 rabbits

Tuesday, January 19th

Very warm - I went to my traps shot 3 squirrels - Jack Orr drawed me 7 loads of wood - Maggie Fletcher was here this evening

Wednesday, January 20th

Sleeting most all day - I caught a muskrat - It was sleeting all day - 1st sleighing

Thursday, January 21st

I sawed some wood on the pile at home - it is very icy to day

Friday, January 22nd

I was up to DeSart in the morning then up to Rockeys after my box of traps that came from Sears & RoeBuck Co & then i filed a saw for Will Kelly & one for Mal Kelly

Saturday, January 23rd

4 Below - At home - it is colder to day - I cut a little wood

Sunday, January 24th

Clear & Cold - 20 Below - 16 Below zero at noon - it is the coldest all day we have had - I was up to Mr DeSarts

Monday, January 25th

23 Below & clear - I went to my traps after dinner - I shot 2 squirrels coming home

Tuesday, January 26th

21 Below - At home - i cut a little wood - I helped Chas Hovey to butcher a pig afternoon

Wednesday, January 27th

22 Below - I cut a little wood afternoon - It began to snow after noon a little

Thursday, January 28th

2 Below - I went to my traps caught nothing shot a rabbit - cut wood afternoon

Friday, January 29th

24 Below - Clear & cold - I cut a little wood after dinner

Saturday, January 30th

10 above - I cut a little wood forenoon - afternoon I went & set some traps - shot 3 rabbits

Sunday, January 31st

Zero - Very pleasant - Artie & Edie was down the first time with the baby - Jack & family & Newell Vasser & wife were all here to dinner

Monday, February 1st

20 Below - Helped to wash forenoon - cut wood afternoon

Tuesday, February 2nd

Zero - It very blustering - I filed a saw for L Mead

Wednesday, February 3rd

6 above - It snowed a little this morning - It is blustering some to day - It has been very cold all day zero at 5

Thursday, February 4th

4 Below - I set some traps down the river - shot 2 rabbits - filed a saw for John Collins

Friday, February 5th

18 above - I set some traps up South of the Lue place - it is thawing to day - it is misting some

Saturday, February 6th

42 above - The sleighing all gone to day - the river is coming up to day

Sunday, February 7th

18 above - I caught 1 skunk this morning - it is blustering to day - colder - the river all over the bottom - watter going down in the evening

Monday, February 8th

4 below - Helped to work forenoon went to my traps got nothing - Filed a saw for B Lawless

Tuesday, February 9th

2 Below - I was to my traps got nothing

Wednesday, February 10th

Zero - I was up to Rockeys in morning - I was up to the Saw Mill afternoon & set a trap East of the creek ford

Thursday, February 11th

10 Below - I went to my traps lost 3 skunks - Helped Mr DeSart to butcher a pig

Friday, February 12th

14 Below - Cold all day - Josie came home afternoon - She came with Jack Orr

Saturday, February 13th

18 above - I set some more traps i caught nothing

Sunday, February 14th

10 above - W N Tippett is sick to day - I went up to Jacks & they came down afternoon

Monday, February 15th

8 Below - Bell & Josie stayed up with the Old Folks last night

Tuesday, February 16th

18 Below - At home forenoon went up to Mr DeSarts afternoon to chop him some wood - he is sick - Jack & Lizzie are down

Wednesday, February 17th

5 above & cloudy - At home forenoon & up to Lue Meads afternoon - It began to snow at noon & snowed all afternoon

Thursday, February 18th

10 above - At home & up to Mr DeSarts - I was to my traps afternoon i caught a fox & it got away - Thare is abought 4 in of snow to day - Artie came down after Josie she has been here since Friday

Friday, February 19th

15 Below - I filed a saw for Mr Hage - I drove Old Bird to Canton afternoon - Tady Milan went with me - Bell went up to Henry Smiths - very pleasant to day

Saturday, February 20th

15 Below - Pleasant - it got warm to day - I caught a skunk to day

Sunday, February 21st

22 above - It is trying to snow a little to day

Monday, February 22nd

8 Below - I went up to Tom Morans & put the weinscoting in the dining room - I caught a skunk

Tuesday, February 23rd

32 above - Jack & Lizzie were down to day - I helped Jack to draw some wood for W. N. Tippett - It is snowing this eve

Wednesday, February 24th

10 above zero - I caught a skunk - Rockey was here most all day

Thursday, February 25th

4 above - It is snowing hard this morning - It snowed all day - Mr DeSart drawed me 4 loads of wood

Friday, February 26th

10 above - The last day of school

Saturday, February 27th

18 above - I & Bell went up to Edies then i drove over to Onslow we went with the cutter - it is foggy to day

Sunday, February 28th

34 above up to 48 - It thawed a lot to day - The creek coming up a little

Monday, February 29th

32 above - I went to my traps got nothing - I made 3 hammer handles & filed a saw for T Milan - misty to day

Tuesday, March 1st

26 above - I sawed a little wood getting mudy

Wednesday, March 2nd

28 above - I went to my traps caught 3 skunks - The river is over the bottom this afternoon - It is misting a little afternoon - the 1st thunder

Thursday, March 3rd

8 above - The river is over the bottom - the ground froze hard to day again

Friday, March 4th

8 above - The river over the bottom yet - I filed a saw for V Miller - I caught 1 skunk

Saturday, March 5th

I went to my traps & then Clifford & I went up to Jack Orrs to dinner then home

Sunday, March 6th

30 above - I went up to M Martisens forenoon - went to traps afternoon

Monday, March 7th

20 above - I went to traps came home sick

Tuesday, March 8th

18 above - I was offel sick last night & to day - I sold my furr to day - stopped trapping

Wednesday, March 9th

Getting a little better - Maggie was sick this morning - Jacks folks were down to day

Thursday, March 10th

42 above - all better & Bell is sick this morn - It tried to rain a little - It tired to snow this afternoon a while

Friday, March 11th

Getting better slowly - chilly to day - Josie is 16 to day

Saturday, March 12th

Chilly - Josie drove Old Bird to Onslow after groceries - Clifford & i went & took up my traps thare was a skunk in 1 trap & i let it go

Sunday, March 13th

I was up to Lue Meads in the morning - after dinner we all went up to Henry Smiths - It begun to snow at 3 o'clock & snowed hard

Monday, March 14th

It is snowing yet this morning - thare is abought 7 or 8 in of snow to day - I sent an order to Sears & RoeBuck & Co - I was to School meating this afternoon - Lue Mead paid me $20,00 to day

Tuesday, March 15th

It is not thawing eny to day

Wednesday, March 16th

It thawed some to day - the ice is just abought gone - it thawed out - I & the children were up to DeSarts afternoon - It begun to snow at 3 o'clock

Thursday, March 17th

It is snowing a little yet this morning - I was feeling rather bad all day

Friday, March 18th

Cloudy yet - The ground is covered with snow yet but very sloppy - It is thawing a lot to day - Jack & Lizzie came down to day

Saturday, March 19th

The creek is up some this monring - We were to Lue Meads - The ice went out of the mill dam this afternoon

Sunday, March 20th

The river is all over the bottom - Jennie & Charles Mead were here to dinner

Monday, March 21st

Thare was thunder & lightning & rain forenoon - Had school meeting

Tuesday, March 22nd

I cut a little wood & filed a saw for Mal Kelly

Wednesday, March 23rd

I started to cross the river & it was to high - DeSart was here to dinner - I finished my summer wood & went up to DeSarts to see his boy he hurt his arm - I filed a saw for T Milan - The river has gone down - Tady & Wit Hovey was here in the evening we played cards

Thursday, March 24th

At home & up to DeSarts forenoon - I went to the woods a little while afternoon & it began to rain - It rained offel hard a while some thunder & lightening

Friday, March 25th

The river all over the bottom this morning - at home all day

Saturday, March 26th

10 above - The ground froze hard this morning - at home - the river going down

Sunday, March 27th

10 above - The ground froze hard again - I went up to Jack Orrs in morning after Ora & home

Monday, March 28th

I went up to Jo McManus & layed porch floor came home after dinner & filed a saw for Koppas

Tuesday, March 29th

I went to Jack Orrs to help him butcher but we went to Onslow - Will Springer was thare in the eve

Wednesday, March 30th

It rained some all day - I came home after noon

Thursday, March 31st

At home - Mr Linderman was here to dinner - I filed a saw for J Colins

Friday, April 1st

I was up to Mr DeSarts & got there Bird to put with ours - Jack & Lizzie were down

Saturday, April 2nd

Chilly - I cut a little wood forenoon - I done nothing afternoon

Sunday, April 3rd

Very pleasant - Easter - At home forenoon - I went up to Edies afternoon

Monday, April 4th

I was working for Wm Drummond on Wm Leonards house 3/4 day

Tuesday, April 5th

Put up joice & plates & ship lap 1 d

Wednesday, April 6th

Put on ship lap put up rafters & sheating - 1 day - I came home in the evening

Thursday, April 7th

I took some of my tools to Mike Supples then i went to Tom Greens to dinner then i went to Onslow with Mat Koppes & back with T Moran

Friday, April 8th

It is raining & turned to snow - at home - Wit was here to dinner

Saturday, April 9th

The ground is white with snow this morning - we all have bad colds

Sunday, April 10th

I was up to Mr DeSarts in the morning

Monday, April 11th

Snow by spells - I went up to Mike Supples began shingleing his porch 1 d

Tuesday, April 12th

I worked at the porch & shingled 1 d - my box of Freight came to day from S & R Co.

Wednesday, April 13th

It is snowing this morning - I went up to Mike Powers & Jim Carpenters & Lue Mead came up & i went home with him - Edie came down to day

Thursday, April 14th

I was working on the porch - 1 day

Friday, April 15th

Finished the porch & made a cistern platform 1 d

Saturday, April 16th

Finished shingleing at noon 1/2 d - Came home afternoon - Came home at noon with Lue

Sunday, April 17th

The ground froze hard - I went up to Edies her baby is sick - I came home after dinner - Henry Smith & family was here after dinner

Monday, April 18th

Working in the garden forenoon - went a fishing afternoon got 4 black suckers - planted radishes onions lettuce

Tuesday, April 19th

Ground froze hard - Spading in garden most all day - I was up to L Meads in the eve came home & set a hen

Wednesday, April 20th

I was over to D Orrs & back & planted potatoes

Thursday, April 21st

I went to Onslow with C Hovey with Mr Falness team

Friday, April 22nd

Rain - I am painting chairs

Saturday, April 23rd

Bell & Clifford went to Edies will stay all night - we had a thunder shower in the evening

Sunday, April 24th

Pleasant - At home all day - Ora & i went a fishing afternoon got 8 fish - very warm

Monday, April 25th

Rain & cold - At home all day

Tuesday, April 26th

Pleasant - I went up to Oren Snyders forenoon then went down to Jim Carpenters to dinner then home & set some fish lines

Wednesday, April 27th

Frost this morning - Chas Hovey sick to day - I was up to Rockeys afternoon - Ell Hovey was here to supper

Thursday, April 28th

Frost this morning - Ell was here to breakfast - Wit for supper

Friday, April 29th

Wit was here for breakfast - I was white washing forenoon - planted some potatoes afternoon

Saturday, April 30th

I was painting for Mr Falness 1 day

Sunday, May 1st

Clifford & i went fishing forenoon caught 1 carp - Jacks folks were here this afternoon - Josie was home to day

Monday, May 2nd

Was painting Mr Falness house 1 d

Tuesday, May 3rd

Was up to Lue Meads to see them saw

Wednesday, May 4th

I was finishing Mr Falness house 1 d

Thursday, May 5th

Crab Bros went through here to day with there Engin - I made a celler door for Mr Falness

Friday, May 6th

I went to Cascade with Mr Hage

Saturday, May 7th

I went fishing got nothing - It rained a nice shower last night i set some lines this eve

Sunday, May 8th

I caught 1 cat fish - It rained most all day

Monday, May 9th

I was a fishing afternoon caught 3 cats 1 carp 2 bass

Tuesday, May 10th

Pleasant - Caught 2 more cats - Mr Hages sale to day

Wednesday, May 11th

Makeing garden forenoon fishing afternoon got 2 bass 1 cat - Matie & Grand Pa went to Monticello

Thursday, May 12th

Rain - at home all day

Friday, May 13th

I made Lue Mead a watter tank

Saturday, May 14th

At home forenoon - up to Meads afternoon - Bell & Ora were up to Henry Smiths

Sunday, May 15th

Frost this morn - At home forenoon - we all went to Meads & him & i went up to T J Finns to see abought building his barn

Monday, May 16th

I was painting Mr Falness house 1 day - Matie & Ora started to school at Kellys

Tuesday, May 17th

I was makeing out a bill of lumber for Finn

Wednesday, May 18th

I went to Onslow with Julius Hage to Harrys to dinner back to Jacks to supper - Bell was thare

Thursday, May 19th

I was painting forenoon for Falness - up to T J Finns afternoon 4 hrs

Friday, May 20th

I painted 3/4 day & run out of paint

Saturday, May 21st

I went to see O E Green to put up a hen house 1 day

Sunday, May 22nd

Caught 2 bass in the morning at home the rest of the day

Monday, May 23rd

I went to Mr Fletchers & fited window screens & 4 doors 1 d

Tuesday, May 24th

Painting for Mr Falness 3/4 d

Wednesday, May 25th

I planted some beans - It rained a nice shower in the evening

Thursday, May 26th

It is cold 52 above - It is raining yet this morning cleared off at 8 o'clock

Friday, May 27th

36 above this morn - I caught 2 catfish to day - I was up to Rockeys afternoon

Saturday, May 28th

I helped Lue Mead to make his tower - caught 4 cat fish 1 d

Sunday, May 29th

We was all up to Lue Meads - caught 7 cat fish 1 carp

Monday, May 30th

I helped Lue Mead raise his wind mill 1/2 day - then i filed my saws - Bell went to Hickory Grove with Jennie Mead

Tuesday, May 31st

We begun T J & M Finns barn - frameing all day - 1 day

Wednesday, June 1st

We was laying the rock 11 1/2 hrs

Thursday, June 2nd

Finished rock & frameing 11 hrs

Friday, June 3rd

Frameing & came home 3 1/2 hrs

Saturday, June 4th

Hoeing in garden - went up to Lue Meads after tobacco plants & set them out - Bell went up to Tady Milans & got a bushel of Barley & 5 lbs butter from Em Smith

Sunday, June 5th

Caught 1 cat fish this morning

Monday, June 6th

We raised T J Finns barn 10 1/2 hrs

Tuesday, June 7th

Raising & girting 11 1/2 hrs

Wednesday, June 8th

Siding & puting on plates 12 hrs

Thursday, June 9th

Cuting rafters & raising rafters 12 hrs

Friday, June 10th

Making scaffold & cutting top rafters 12

Saturday, June 11th

We raised the top set of rafters & cut hip rafters & jack rafters & raised them & sided some of the gable ends 10 1/2 hrs 68 1/2

Sunday, June 12th

Pleasant - At home all day

Monday, June 13th

Teacher came - Borded gable ends 10 1/2

Tuesday, June 14th

Sheating 12

Wednesday, June 15th

Shingleing 12 1/2

Thursday, June 16th

Sheating & shingleing 12 1/2

Friday, June 17th

Shingleing 12 1/2

Saturday, June 18th

Sheating & shingleing 10 - I rode home with Lue Mead Sunday, June 19th

T Green & wife & Will Hogeboom & wife & Edie & Artie & Josie were here

Monday, June 20th

Bell took me up to Finns - Shingleing 12 1/2

Tuesday, June 21st

Finished shingleing & began doors 12 1/2

Wednesday, June 22nd

Finished doors 12 1/2

Thursday, June 23rd

Finished T J Finns barn & came home in the morning $42.50

Friday, June 24th

At home forenoon - went to Tom Greens then to Edies afternoon

Saturday, June 25th

I stayed to Edies all night went to Center Junction & Onslow with Artie then home afternoon

Sunday, June 26th

Cool - At home

Monday, June 27th

I begun work on Dr Davis new house shingleing 1 d

Tuesday, June 28th

Siding 1 d

Wednesday, June 29th

Siding 1 d

Thursday, June 30th

Siding & makeing scaffold 1 d

Friday, July 1st

Shingleing gable end & siding

Saturday, July 2nd

Finished gable end & layed porch floor - Bell came after me 1 d

Sunday, July 3rd

It is raining a nice shower this morning - I shot 3 ground hogs afternoon - It rained hard this eve

Monday, July 4th

Cold & cloudy - At home all day - Henry Carsons folks were here

Tuesday, July 5th

I walked to Canton & worked all day 1 d

Wednesday, July 6th

Worked 1 d

Thursday, July 7th

Worked to day 1 d

Friday, July 8th

Worked to day 1 d

Saturday, July 9th

Putting up partitions & lathing 1 d - Matie & Ora came after me

Sunday, July 10th

I shot 3 ground hogs - at home the rest of the day

Monday, July 11th

W N Tippett took me to Canton this morning - I was lathing 1 d

Tuesday, July 12th

Lathing 1 d

Wednesday, July 13th

Siding 1 d

Thursday, July 14th

Siding 1 d

Friday, July 15th

Siding & got through 1 d

Saturday, July 16th

Very hot 92 - Lathing 1 d

Sunday, July 17th

Very hot - At home

Monday, July 18th

Hot - Working in the celler 1 day

Tuesday, July 19th

Lathing 1 d

Wednesday, July 20th

The same 1 d

Thursday, July 21st

The same 1 d

Friday, July 22nd

Put on ridge boards & lathing 1 d - I went to the dance in the hall

Saturday, July 23rd

Lathing & making steps & finished for Dr Davis - came home - 1/2

Sunday, July 24th

I shot 5 ground hogs forenoon

Monday, July 25th

I went up to Edies & rode with them to Onslow then i took the train to Maquoketa stayed with Ivah

Tuesday, July 26th

I came back to Edies to dinner then walked home - Haying & Harvest most done - Wm Neelans died this morning

Wednesday, July 27th

I went up to the grave yard I helped to line the grave then went to the funeral

Thursday, July 28th

I went up to Pat Fagans & begun his porch floor & screening 1 d

Friday, July 29th

Doing the same 1 d

Saturday, July 30th

Doing the same 3/4 d - then came home

Sunday, July 31st

I shot 1 ground hog

Monday, August 1st

I finished screening Pat Fagans porches 1/2 at noon then I begun 2 privys for the Pat Fagan Dist 1/2

Tuesday, August 2nd

Making privy 1 d

Wednesday, August 3rd

Doing the same 1 d

Thursday, August 4th

I finished at noon & came home 3/4

Friday, August 5th

The last day of school - I was after Black Berries got 10 qts

Saturday, August 6th

Matie & I went to Arties they were a thrashing - I was to John Youngs & Alberts to - stayed to Arties all night

Sunday, August 7th

Came home this they all came to - I bought a mare from Chas Heister - Artie & i went to Canton after her

Monday, August 8th

I went to Centre Junction with Artie Ames - back to dinner then to Onslow & then home

Tuesday, August 9th

Bell took me over to John Von Sprigans - I worked on his house afternoon 1/2 d

Wednesday, August 10th

Worked all day raising 1 d

Thursday, August 11th

Putting on ship lap 1 d

Friday, August 12th

Took the roof of the old house 1 d

Saturday, August 13th

Putting on cornice & shingleing 3/4 - Bell came after me

Sunday, August 14th

At home forenoon went after black berries afternoon

Monday, August 15th

It started to rain - I dident start to my work very early - I begun work at 9 o'clock a shingleing 8 hrs

Tuesday, August 16th

Finished shingleing & begun to lay floor 1

Wednesday, August 17th

Laying floor 1

Thursday, August 18th

Finishing the cornice 1 d

Friday, August 19th

Cutting out the window holes forenoon - It rained all day we dident work afternoon 1/2

Saturday, August 20th

Finished cutting out for the windows & put on corner boards & started to lath - Bell came after me & I stoped work for John Von Sprigan $19,00 9 1/2 d

Sunday, August 21st

At home all day

Monday, August 22nd

I began work for E A Horton 8 hrs

Tuesday, August 23rd

Working on the barn to day 1 d

Wednesday, August 24th

Doing the same 1 d

Thursday, August 25th

Doing the same 1 d

Friday, August 26th

Sheating part of the day 1 d

Saturday, August 27th

Shingleing to day 1 d

Sunday, August 28th

I was down to Will Mc in the morning to Lue Meads in the eve

Monday, August 29th

I went up to Hortons to work - It rained most all day - I put in 2 windows for T Green

Tuesday, August 30th

We finished shingleing to day 1 d

Wednesday. August 31st

I finished the barn at noon then I drove E Hortons horse to E A Daughertys funeral then Bell came after me

Thursday, September 1st

I begun a corn crib for Ed Green 1 d

Friday, September 2nd

We raised the crib to day 1 d

Saturday, September 3rd

Girting & cutting rafters 1 day

Sunday, September 4th

Edie & Artie were home to day

Monday, September 5th

Working to day 1 d

Tuesday, September 6th

I walked to Onslow this morning - I came back with Jo Orr worked afternoon 1/2 d

Wednesday, September 7th

We raised the rafters & put on the slats on the crib 1 d

Thursday, September 8th

Sheating & put on face boards 1 d

Friday, September 9th

Shingleing 1 d

Saturday, September 10th

Very hot - Finished the doors & shingled 1 d - I took my tools to Bob Scroggies & came home

Sunday, September 11th

Cold - I went up to Hortons & Edies then home

Monday, September 12th

I went to Bob Scroggies to shingle his barn 1 d

Tuesday, September 13th

Began to shingle & it began to rain stoped at noon 6 1/2 hrs

Wednesday, September 14th

Shingled all day 1 d

Thursday, September 15th

Shingled all day & got through 1 d then i walked home

Friday, September 16th

Bell & i went to Onslow

Saturday, September 17th

I went to Ed Greens & finished his corn crib - it rained in the evening 8 hrs

Sunday, September 18th

Bell went to Arties afternoon

Monday, September 19th

Very warm 80 - Artie helped me to fill my barn with hay

Tuesday, September 20th

I began work on Mr Lawless house 1 d

Wednesday, September 21st

Doing the same 1 d

Thursday, September 22nd

Shingleing & sheating 1 d

Friday, September 23rd

Shingleing 1

Saturday, September 24th

Finished shingleing & made window frames 1 d

Sunday, September 25th

At home

Monday, September 26th

Worked on Lawless house 1 d

Tuesday, September 27th

The same 1 d

Wednesday, September 28th

The same 1 d

Thursday, September 29th

The same 1 d

Friday, September 30th

The same

Saturday, October 1st

Finished Mr Lawless house - 11 days in all

Sunday, October 2nd

Bell & I went to Perry & Jim Scroggies then to Edies to dinner then home then to Morman Meating to Canton

Monday, October 3rd

Bell took me to D H Orrs to make a hen house we went to Onslow back worked afternoon 1/2

Tuesday, October 4th

I worked all day on the hen house 1 d

Wednesday, October 5th

Worked all day 1

Thursday, October 6th

Finished the hen house & came home 3/4

Friday, October 7th

Cold - Bell & I went to Maquoketa

Saturday, October 8th

We stayed to Newell Vassers last night started home this morning came to Tom Hamiltons to dinner got home at 3,30 o'clock

Sunday, October 9th

At home all day

Monday, October 10th

I began Geo Scroggies barn 1 d

Tuesday, October 11th

Getting ready to raise 1 d

Wednesday, October 12th

We raised the barn to day 1 d

Thursday, October 13th

Working on the barn 1 d

Friday, October 14th

Put up the lower set of rafters 1 d

Saturday, October 15th

Put up the upper set 1 day

Sunday, October 16th

Up to Tom Greens to see Aunt Fannie

Monday, October 17th

Sheating 1 day

Tuesday, October 18th

Sheating puting up track begun shingleing 1 d

Wednesday, October 19th

Shingleing 6 hrs It began to rain

Thursday, October 20th

Shingleing part of the day 1 d

Friday, October 21st

Shingleing a little the wind blew to hard 1 day

Saturday, October 22nd

Finished shingleing put up stantions & worked on shed & finished the barn 11 1/2 days - came home

Sunday, October 23rd

Hunting got 5 squirrels 1 rabbit

Monday, October 24th

Went to work on Bob Scroggies hog house 1 d

Tuesday, October 25th

Working to day 1 d

Wednesday, October 26th

Shingleing 1 d

Thursday, October 27th

Finished to day 1 d

Friday, October 28th

I went to D H Orrs to finish his hen house came back to Bob Scroggies to dinner - Bell came after me then we went to Canton

Saturday, October 29th

Matie & Ora & I went to Onslow back to Edies to dinner then home - I set my first traps

Sunday, October 30th

Very pleasant - Eva Hall died at 10 o'clock last night - I went to my traps & got one civit cat

Monday, October 31st

Very foggy - Bell & i drove to Maquoketa to Evas funeral - we came home in the evening - very pleasant

Tuesday, November 1st

Very pleasant - I went to my traps got nothing went & cut a little wood

Wednesday, November 2nd

I cut a little wood forenoon went to Mr Lawless to finish his house 1/2 d

Thursday, November 3rd

Dressing window frames 1 day

Friday, November 4th

I was working on the house to day - I got hit in the eye with a nail & i came home in the evening 2 1/2 days

Saturday, November 5th

Foggy - I went to my traps got my 1st skunk

Sunday, November 6th

Bell & i went to Jack Orrs

Monday, November 7th

I got 1 big skunk today

Tuesday, November 8th

I was to Election Rosevelt went in

Wednesday, November 9th

I & Mate to help Artie pick corn - It began to rain got 1/2 load

Thursday, November 10th

I helped to pick 2 loads & came home

Friday, November 11th

Set some more traps got 5 squirrels

Saturday, November 12th

Pleasant - Went to traps then went to Canton Clifford & I

Sunday, November 13th

Pleasant - Chas Hovey & i went hunting got 5 squirrels 1 rabbit - Edie & the rest came down afternoon

Monday, November 14th

Went to traps & cut some wood

Tuesday, November 15th

Pleasant - Matie & I went up to Arties to pick corn he sold his hogs & we came to Tom Greens then home cut a little wood

Wednesday, November 16th

Like summer - Matie & i went to Cascade back at 1,30 went to traps got 2 skunks

Thursday, November 17th

Bell & i went to Arties I helped to pick corn to day

Friday, November 18th

I cut a little wood

Saturday, November 19th

Like summer - Matie & i & Clifford went up to help Artie pick corn

Sunday, November 20th

El Hovey was here to dinner - Jacks folks were here this eve

Monday, November 21st

I set some more traps & cut a little wood

Tuesday, November 22nd

I helped Artie pick corn

Wednesday, November 23rd

Bell & I went to Onslow was to Harrys to dinner - the wind blew very hard

Thursday, November 24th

At home forenoon - we drove up to L Meads after dinner

Friday, November 25th

Bell & I went up to Mr Lawless I put some thresholds under the doors - Made a wood box & wash bench

Saturday, November 26th

colder - I went to my traps got 2 rabbits & 1 mink - I went to Lodge Tady Milan went with me - Jo Garrety & wife was taken in the lodge to night

Sunday, November 27th

Jack Orrs folks were here to day - Edie & Mate came down this evening

Monday, November 28th

I got 1 skunk this morning - Bell & went up to Edies after dinner to see Josie & bring Matie home

Tuesday, November 29th

Cold - Bell & I went to Wyoming to Chas Ames came home at night

Wednesday, November 30th

The river froze over - At home went to my traps got nothing - cut a little wood

Thursday, December 1st

Chas Hovey drawed me 7 loads of wood with Mr Falness team - I sawed a little afternoon

Friday, December 2nd

Little blustering - I filed a saw for Mal Kelly

Saturday, December 3rd

Matie & i went to Onslow to Harrys to dinner then home

Sunday, December 4th

Cold 10 above - I went to traps got nothing then went up to Mr DeSarts home to dinner then we went up to Henry Smiths afternoon

Monday, December 5th

Went to traps got nothing - Went to Winn Carrs bought 15 bushels of corn of Will McGlocklin

Tuesday, December 6th

Very pleasant - I went to Wyoming was to Chas Ames to dinner started home at noon - the roads deep with dust - I went to traps got 1 skunk

Wednesday, December 7th

Very pleasant - I went to Tom Greens to see them - They got hurt Monday night

Thursday, December 8th

Like summer - At home all day

Friday, December 9th

I was up to Lue Meads in the morning then home - I made me a small tool chest we got a letter from Josie & 1 from Mary Ames

Saturday, December 10th

Like summer - At home all day - Bell drove up to Edies afternoon - The boys was skating up from Canton to day - The roads are very dusty yet

Sunday, December 11th

1st Tracking snow - thare is 1 inch of snow this morning & still snowing the ground very dusty thare is 6 in of snow this eve

Monday, December 12th

Very pleasant - I caught 1 skunk this morning

Tuesday, December 13th

Millers sale to day - very pleasant - Bell & i went home with Jack & Lizzie stayed all night - Jack & I went to Wyoming to see a Lawyer - Very cold - I sold my furrs to day to Henry Fredlansky

Wednesday, December 14th

22 Below - I came home this morning - Grand Pa went after Bell to day to Jacks

Thursday, December 15th

20 Below - I went up to Mr Lawless & hung some window curtains

Friday, December 16th

12 above - I went to traps got nothing - It is snowing to day hard all day

Saturday, December 17th

22 above - Thare is abought 8 inches of snow this morning - Chas Hovey drove my horse to Canton afternoon

Sunday, December 18th

18 above - At home forenoon up to L Meads afternoon - the snow banks are deep

Monday, December 19th

At home all day

Tuesday, December 20th

27 above - I drove to Onslow to day with the cutter - It is drifting to day - Our Bull Dog came to day

Wednesday, December 21st

8 Below - I rode the horse up to Jack Orrs & up to Scroggies got my horse shod

Thursday, December 22nd

Very warm - 48 - Edie & Horace were here to dinner & Mr Fletcher - I filed a saw for him - I worked some on my tool chest - the sleighing abought gone

Friday, December 23rd

38 above - At home - I finished my tool chest - The roads are very mudy - We had a box of toys come from Bertha

Saturday, December 24th

24 above - The snow gone - I filed 2 buck saws for V Miller

Sunday, December 25th

28 above - Jack Orr & family Bart & Rilla W. N. Tippett & wife were here to dinner - Afternoon Jas Carpenter & wife came - Bart went to Jims in the eve - Rilla stayed with her Ma - very warm all day - Some skating on the ice & Lue Mead & family were here to day

Monday, December 26th

30 above - It is misting to day - It rained all day

Tuesday, December 27th

It is snowing hard this morning - It is the worst blustering storm this winter - We herd from Josie to day - We was all to Grand Pas to dinner - I went a horse back up to Jacks - It is drifting some

Wednesday, December 28th

8 Below - Very clear - Rilla was here to day

Thursday, December 29th

10 Below & Clear - Rilla went on the Prairie to day will not come back here the roads were not broke yet Big Drifts

Friday, December 30th

14 above clear - At home all day - It thawed some

Saturday, December 31st

34 above - I went to Wyoming then back to Onslow then home the roads are blocked full of snow in places - It is thawing a good deal to day

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