Monday, January 1, 1917
Fair and very cold.. Irene ate some ice cream in morning. She had twelve or thirteen convulsions. Dr. Nye here in a.m. at about 11-00 p.m.. George Palmer brought him up. Dorie Crum and wife stayed here all night and went home about six o’clock in the morning.
Tuesday, January 1, 1917
Fair and warmer. Blanche Benson came over an afternoon and stayed until one o’clock at night and walked home. Irene seems to rest quite well. Uncle Frank Thorpe, aunt Nellie, Neil Rouse and wife were here during day. Mrs. Steve Wood here also. Grandma Turner died 3:20 p.m.
Wednesday, January 2, 1917-January, 6, 1917
Sunday, January 7, 1917
Had Dr. Wood of Mansfield for Irene. I went over to Summit with Lyman
Stone in car. We got stuck in snow above Alfred Holtons. Ira Steven and
Alfred helped us out. Went home from summit church with Ruth and her mother.
|Two of several Lyman Stone in photo booth views.||From the Gee Family Collection|
Monday, January 8, 1917
Fair and cold Went to work in Morrow plant. Earned 5.28 on 1.5806 3300 @ $.16 per hundred. [Willys-Morrow plant in Elmira NY] Got very sleepy towards morning.
Tuesday, January 9, 1917
Rainy in a.m. Fair in p.m. Went to time office and received 10.10 of Morrow plant for two nights work. Slept from 8-15 a.m. until 3-30 p.m. Earned 5.28 on 15 806 3300 @ .16 per Paid Mrs. DeLong $1.43 for two days board.
Wednesday, January 10
Fair and very cold. Read for awhile before going to bed. Earned $5.12 at Morrow. 3200# 15 806 @ .16. Feel very lame in my right arm and wrist.
Thursday, January 11
Fair and cold. Read until 11-30 a.m. Finished book of Hurricane Hills. Got up at 5-30 p.m. Received letters from Beatrice Wood, Ruth Wilson, and Franklin Institute. Earned $5.12 3200 #15 806 @.16. Read letters at midnight.
Friday, January 12
Fair and 5 below. Went over to town with Lyman Stone. Got Ruth’s locket.
Got her a jewel case for birthday present Earned $5.04 3150 #15 806 @ .16.
Got a haircut on Water St. Lyman got a dictionary.
Saturday, January 13
Stormy and cold. I went up to a Summit and went over to Uncle Frank Thorpes to ask him about selling me his farm. Iavah at home. Saw her to talk to first-time since before she went to Michigan. Uncle Frank said he would sell me his farm.
Sunday, January 14
Fair slippery and cold. Milo Cleveland here. The roads are very icy. Ruth and I went to summit in the evening to the church. Minister talked on Booze Question. Delos drove to Millerton and got home late. Florence Miller very sick.
Monday, January 15
Fair cloudy and cool. When to Elmira on the p.m. train. Got up at 1-25 p.m. Delos’ horse fell down on ice above the school house. Brot. some collars to Elmira for Delos. Harry Everett better. Ruth’s and Loren’s birthday. Would not let me work until tomorrow. Read and wrote during evening.
Tuesday, January 16
Fair and cold. Work 111235. Got out 22 hundred @ .17 7/8 per hun. Was only a left-handed machine. Went to be Revival meeting a Methodist Church with Nettie Thomas in the evening .Enjoyed sermon very much. Ford Johnson sang in the choir. Father came to Elmira but did not see him.
Wednesday, January 17
Fair and cold. Was on a trucking job at the Morrow Plant in Dept. 41. Work was quite easy but did not like it. Fred Sweely working days again. Saw Carlyton Dittiacur up on second-floor. Got no mail.
Thursday, January 18
Fair and cold. I trucked in the Morrow Plant all day. Fordus Baker and I went to Maggie Pepper at Mozart in the evening. I left my watch at Comforts to get fixed. Got tickets for the Morrow Ball. Saw Fred Sweely and Ray Gaige
Friday, January 19
Fair and cold. I talked in the Morrow Plant all day. Received 25.84 for last weeks work. Did not go to the Morrow Ball. Went over and got my watch. Balance jewel was broke. Went to bed early. Got postcard from Howard Lehman.
Saturday, January 20
Fair and warmer. Earned about $14.00 this last week. Worked until noon. Went up home in p.m. Walked from Jobs Corners over. Fred Levy came up with me. Was 24 persons in the buss and four in another car. Bessy Baker Was here when I got home. Loren went to John Benson surprise party.
Sunday, January 21
Cloudy and snowy. Mother went to Columbia X Roads with father to go to Williamsport. I came to Elmira on the buss. D. Stevens also came down. Was more than twenty persons in the buss. Went to bed early. Loren brought me to Jobs Corners.
Monday, January 22
Warm in a.m. cold in p.m. Worked on trucking job at Morrow plant. Fordus Baker and I went to "The Story of the Rosary" to the Mozart Theatre in evening. Saw Ross and Ivah Hammond there. The play was surely fine. Wrote and told father about the beef.
Tuesday, January 23
Fair and cold. Worked on trucking at some Morrow Plant. Read over my Civil Service Application Blank. Went to bed early. Received a letter from Beatrice Anderson concerning her going with Fordus Baker. Got very tired towards night. Earned $2.91 ½ . Saw Cecil Dittiacur.
Wednesday, January 24
Fair and pleasant. Worked at the Morrow Plant on trucking job. Saw Carl. Was examined for Civil Service work by Dr. Seafuse. Received a fine letter from Ruth. Received no word from home this week. Saw Ray Gaige and Floyd Criss.
Thursday, January 25
Fair and cold. I worked on the morrow trucking job. Got my application blank back from Dr. Seafuse. He was sick with La Grippe. I studied Geography. Nettie Thomas was over. Got Delos’ collars, some stationery and a pen. Sent a letter to Ruth.
Friday, January 26
Stormy in a.m. Colder and fair in p.m. I receive $14.00 of the Morrow plant. Got Fred Sweely to sign my Civil Service papers. I studied Geography in the evening. Went to bed quite early. Got no mail.
Saturday, January 27
Fair and quite cold. I got Mr. DeLong to sign Voucher No.2 of my papers. Went to Mr. Danaker of Hulet Bldg., to County Clerks office and finally found a lawyer with seal in the Federation Bldg. by the name of Mrs. Fitzgerald. Sent out my papers and went up to see Ruth.
Sunday, January 28
Fair and warm. a beautiful day. Ruth and I went up to Sunday school and church in the evening. Delos and Lulu, Eddie Passmore and his wife were there. Ruth and I went to bed early. Florence Miller was quite sick. Delos got back late.
Monday, January 29
Fair and warm. I went on trucking nights at the Morrow plant. Time went off quite fast. Lyman Stone came home at midnight. Erned $3.71. Lyman could scarcely talk for having a sore throat.
Tuesday, January 30
Fair and cold. I went over to Dr. Roths a dentist and had a few teeth filled price $6.00. Was very sleepy at night and went to sleep for a while. Earned $3.71 on the trucking job.
Wednesday, January 31
Fair and pleasant. I slept like a log all day. Went to work at the Morrow plant at night. Earned $3.71. Rained at night. Another man and I drew $2.75 cases from out in the shed to chipping.
Thursday, February 1
Rainy in a.m. Fair and cold in p.m. I went over to Dr. Roths and had four teeth filled and one pulled. Price $6.50. Drew cases out all Store Room. Earned $3.71. Got quite sleepy.
Friday, February 2
Fair and cold. I went over to Dr. Roths at 11 a.m. and had five teeth filled. Price $3.50. Total $16.00. Received 15.90 of Morrow Plant. Dick paid me $1.00. I drew case out all of the cellar. Richard got laid off and a lot of others.
Saturday, February 3
Fair and very cold. I came up to Summit to see Ruth. Studied Geography some. Delos went down to store in evening and got home about 11:00 p.m.. JD Whittaker arrived last night. Richard Wilson got laid off this morning.
Sunday, February 4, 1917
Cold, windy and snowy. I got out that about 1-00 p.m. Ruth and I went to church at night. Florence Miller was very sick. Delos went to Millerton to see Lulu Congdon. He got very cold coming home.
Monday, February 5, 1917
Fair, cold, and windy. I came to Elmira. Worked on the trucking job. Earned $3.71. Roads drifted full. A large number of men got laid off at the Morrow Plant. Leon Hofly among them. Was quite busy at night.
Tuesday, February 6, 1917
Fair and cold. I slept all day and worked at the Morrow plant during the night. Earned $3.71 per night. Lyman Stone came down to work at Morrow but got laid off. He went to Methodist Church on Main Str.to hear Bennett preach. I studied some
Wednesday, February 7, 1917
Fair and cold.
I worked at the Morrow plant and earned $3.71. Studied geography for little while. Lyman got a job with the Singer Sewing Machine Co. as collector and salesman. Lyman went to "David Harem", at the Mozart.
Thursday, February 8, 1917
Fair and cold. I slept until 3:00 p.m. Studied geography from then’ till five, ate supper and worked at Morrow plants, earning $3.71. The night seemed to go off pretty well as I did not get sleepy. Did not have much to do.
Friday, February 9, 1917
Fair and cold. I worked until midnight. Slept till three then studied geography. Earned $1.59. Shaved about 1-00 p.m. slept until 6-45 tomorrow morning. Rec’d. 18.50 of Morrow plant for last weeks work.
Saturday, February 10, 1917
Fair and very cold. I took Railway Mail Clerk Examination over at the post office. Came home on the buss. Stayed with my folks at Dorie Crums until midnight. Had a very nice time. Got very cold coming from Jobs Corners over.
Sunday, February 11, 1917
Fair and very cold. Loren taken sick with La Grippe at night. I did not get up until 10-00 o’clock a.m.. Looked over mail collected during past 3 weeks. Shaved during p.m. to go to the Summit, but did not go as it was so cold.
Monday, February 12, 1917
Fair and very cold. I came over to Daggett Hollow with father and then came down on the buss. Saw Dick Wilson. Bot, book Desert Gold. Worked at Morrow plant during night. Earned $3.71. Was on trucking job.
Tuesday, February 13, 1917
Fair and cold. Slept all day. Worked in Morrow plant on trucking job at night. Earned $3.71. Got no mail. Read some in the book "Desert Gold" . Like book very much. Lyman Stone worked for the Singer Sewing Machine Co..
Wednesday, February 14, 1917
Fair and warmer.Worked at Morrow Plant during night. Earned $3.71. Was trucking. Read some in "Desert Gold. Wrote letters to and received one from Ruth. Slept most of day.
Thursday, February 15, 1917
Fair and cool. I went to "The Little Lost Sister" at Mozart. Worked at Morrow plant during night. Earned $3.71. Lyman worked for Singer sewing machine Co.. He does not seem to make much at it.
Friday, February 16
Fair and cool. I worked at Morrow plant on talking job. Earned $3.71 . Rec’d $16.43 for last weeks work. Received card from home stating that Irene was sick and needed the atomizer. Lyman works for SS Co.
Saturday, February 17, 1917
Fair and pleasant. Lyman Stone said he was going to get married today
and borrowed $5.00 of me saying that he would pay me back next week. I
went up to Summit at night and over to Ross and Ivah’s in p.m. Was there
for dinner. Sent atomizer home.
|This photo of Lyman Stone appers to be a wedding photo. It is dated
21 JUNE 1914. This indicates that he may have been married earlier than
this 1917 marriage to Stella mentioned here. I have a later photo of Lyman
with wife Stella and daughter. This woman could be the same one, very similar
features, but I can not explain the date differences.
I have a LOT of photos of Lyman throughout his life.
Sunday, February 18, 1917
Fair and pleasant. Ruth and I went to Sunday school & also to church in the evening. Heard a good sermon. Florence was sick again. Delos went down to see Lulu. Lyman Stone and his bride of a day were at the church.
Monday, February 19, 1917
Fair and cool. I came back to Elmira to work in the Morrow plant. Earned $3.71 at night on the trucking job. Richard Wilson and I played a couple of games of pool at Jackson Summit. Delos helping Fred Everett skid wood.
Tuesday, February 20, 1917
Fair and pleasant. I read some of "Desert Gold". Slept nearly all day. Worked at Morrow plant at night. Earning $3.71. Was out on truck at 12-30 and $3.30 to DL Depot during the night. Got no mail and sent none.
Wednesday, February 21, 1917
Fair and pleasant. I got no mail. Sent letter to Ruth and card to Grandpa Turner. Worked at Morrow plant during night for $3.71. Was on trucking job but was not out out of doors very much. Time went off pretty well.
Thursday, February 22, 1917
Fair and pleasant. Some snow in early morning. Went to "Along Came Ruth" at Mozart in p.m. and "Mother Goes" at the Majestic in evening. Lyman Stone came down on p.m. train and went to "Mother Goose", with me. Slept until 1-00 p.m. Finished "Desert Gold".
Friday, February 23, 1917
Fair and pleasant. I bot. A pair of skates for .19 and skated on the river. Enjoyed it very much. My feet and legs were very sore and lame at night from wearing a new pair of shoes. Got a nice long letter from Ruth.
Saturday, February 24, 1917
Fair and pleasant. I went over to town and put $15.00 in bank making me $100.00 in all. I worked to Morrow plant at night making 4.77 or 18 hrs.at 26 ½ per hr. Had to wash gears and all. Night went off well. Mrs. DeLong to a new boarder.
Sunday, February 25, 1917
Fair and pleasant. Slept until noon or little later. Went up to Landermans. Went up to Summit at night to see Ruth. Had a good time. Left Harry Everett take "Desert Gold". Took "Freckles and Girls" of the Limberlost. Went to Christian Endeavor. Met Ruth coming out of house.
Monday, February 26, 1917
Fair most of day. Warm and a little rain in p.m. Came to Elmira to work at Morrow plant. Worked all night. Earned $3.71. Lyman worked today.
Tuesday, February 27, 1917
Fair and pleasant. Worked at Morrow Plant at night. Earned $3.71. Lyman and Mr. Martin worked today. I read some of "Freckles" by Gene Stratton Porter.
Wednesday, February 28, 1917
Fair and pleasant. I earned $3.71 at Morrow plant at night. Worked hard. My feet so sore I can hardly walk. Wrote letter to Ruth. Got no mail. Lyman & Mr. Morton worked today.
Thursday, March 1, 1917
Fair and pleasant. I worked at Morrow plant at night. Earned $3.71. Lyman worked today also Mr. Morton. My feet very sore. Superintendent gave us the "Dickens" for running after a drink.
Friday, March 2, 1917
Fair most of day. Some snow during night. I worked at Morrow plant. Earned $3.71. I wore sneakers most of night. My feet were very sore. Received $10.61 for last weeks wages. Lyman & Mr. Morton worked today.
Saturday, March 3, 1917
Stormy most all-day I put $14.00 in bank. When up to Jackson Summit to see Ruth. Florence sick at night. Went to bed early. Lyman has not yet paid me the $5.00 he borrowed of me. Richard Wilson home. Lue Stafford asked for $1.00 but did not lend it. Went to "The Confession" at Mozart.
Sunday, March 4, 1917
Snowy nearly all day. Ruth and I went to Sunday school but there was no preaching in evening. We sat up for awhile. Florence sick at night. Delos went to Millerton to see Lulu. James Cleveland road from Summit up with him.
Monday, March 5, 1917
Snowy all day about a foot of snow on the ground. I came to Elmira to work this p.m. Earned 3.71 on the trucking job. Time seemed to go off quite well.
Tuesday, March 6, 1917
Fair and pleasant. I worked in the Morrow plant. Earn $3.71 on the trucking job. Richard Wilson is working on the gear cutters. He seems to like the job very much.
Wednesday, March 7, 1917
Fair and pleasant. I worked at Morrow Plant on trucking job at night. Earned $3.71. Slept all day long. Wrote a letter to Ruth.
Thursday, March 8, 1917
Fair and pleasant. Worked at Morrow plant at night. Earned $3.71. Ruth and Delos came down to Elmira and Delos and I went to "Texas" At Mozart with Richard and Milo. They came down in a cutter.
Friday, March 9, 1917
Fair and pleasant. I worked at Morrow plant at night. Earned 3.71. Received check of $18.50 for last weeks wages. Night went off pretty well.
Saturday, March 10, 1917
Fair and pleasant. I came up home on the buss. My folks just moved up on John Brand farm above Daggett Hollow. Father and I went to Elmira after feed. I helped Loren do some chores. Father arrived home about 8 p.m.. Loren took Bessie Bakers corset.
Sunday, March 11, 1917
Rained all day. My helped father & Loren clean up the barn. Cleaned out the stables, threw down and fed ensilage and bedded the cows. Bessie Baker sewed bedding to pillows for a joke. I saw Earl Hamilton & wife & son.
Monday, March 12, 1917
Fair and cold. Came to Elmira on buss. Worked at Morrow plant on trucking job at night. Irene and Walton began going to school again. Earned $3.71.
Tuesday, March 13, 1917
Fair and cold. Worked on trucking job in Morrow plant at night. Earned 3.71. Did not seem to get sleepy. I slept all day.
Wednesday, March 14, 1917
Fair and cool. Worked at night in Morrow plant on the trucking job. Earned 3.71. Transfer has hand sent through for me a job of inspecting next Mon. night.
Thursday, March 15, 1917
Fair and cold. Father came to Elmira after a stove. I went to Peggy O’more at the Mozart. The play was very good. Worked at Morrow plant at night. Earned $3.71. Fired a man for declaring allegiance to Germany
Friday, March 16, 1917
Fair and cool. I slept all day. Worked in Morrow plant on trucking job at night. Earned 3.71. Did not get sleepy. Richard Wilson got through at 5-55.
Saturday, March 17, 1917
Fair and cool. I went up to Summit at night. Delos is rather discouraged as he and Lulu cannot go together. Had a good visit. Was very windy during night.
Sunday, March 18, 1917
Fair and warmer. Ruth and I went to Sunday school with Evalena Smith. Had a good visit and enjoyed ourselves very much. Ruth took last of teachers training examinations.
Monday, March 19, 1917
Fair and cold. Came to Elmira in p.m. Began working in dept. 29 inspecting main drive hole to model 90 transmission cases. Did not get sleepy. Earned $4.11.
Tuesday, March 20, 1917
Fair and cloudy. Had some rain. Earned 4.11 inspecting transmission cases. Worked until 7 a.m. Did not act sleepy. Slept all day.
Wednesday, March 21, 1917
Fair and pleasant. I worked on transmission cases. Earned $4.11. Todd a pair of goatskin gloves to wear to work. They don’t smell good to me.
Thursday, March 22, 1917
Fair, pleasant and warm. Delos, Ruth, & Florence came to Elmira. Florence went to the Doctors and Delos, Ruth, & I went to "The Trail of the Lonesome Pine" at the Mozart Theatre. Enjoyed it very much. I went to Depot and West end with Ruth. Was not late for work.
Friday, March 23, 1917
Fair and a.m. Rained in p.m.. Worked and Morrow plant inspecting model 90 transmission cases. Charlie Freeman said he was sick. Received 18.30 of Morrow plant. They took out .28 for Red Cross Society Earned 4.11
Saturday, March 24, 1917
Fair and pleasant. Got a shop apron, hat hose, valise, & tie. Earned $4.11 at Morrow plant. Worked quite hard last night. Saw circus at Majestic. Came up to Summit at night. Did not sleep today. Delos feeling bad.O.L.C.
Sunday, March 25, 1917
Fair and pleasant. Ruth and I went to Sunday school and Christian Endeavor. I lost a rubber and so did Ruth but they were found the next morning. Delos lonesome. Saw Geo.Berry and his wife. Carl Spencer’s boy very sick.
Monday, March 26, 1917
Fair, pleasant and warm. Came to Elmira. Delos went to Elmira after a load of goods for Geo. Berry who is going to move on Addie Clevelands farm. I did not I did not get up until about noon. Worked in Morrow plant on model 90 cases. Earned $4.11. Was very sleepy.
Tuesday, March 27, 1917
Fair most of day. I worked in the Morrow Plant at night. Earned $4.11. Worked 13 hours inspecting modeling cases. Slept all day. Did not have to work hard.
Wednesday, March 28, 1917
Fair and warm. I worked in the Morrow plant inspecting Diff. Over all and Counterbore to model 90 transmission cases. Worked hard. Slept nearly all day. John Florin helped me. Earned $4.11.
Thursday, March 29, 1917
Fair and pleasant. Worked on same job and had same help us last night. Did not mind works so much. Earned $4.11. Slept all day.
Friday, March 30, 1917
Fair most of day and warm. Worked same as past night. Earned $4.11. Did not mind work. Slept all day.
Saturday, March 31, 1917
Fair, warm, pleasant. Bot. suit of clothes. Went up to the Summit. Richard Wilson also went up. Did not sleep at all today. Manley Garrison got his eyes fitted.
Sunday, April 1, 1917
Fair and pleasant. I went to SS with Ruth. Harry Furman and Earl Spencers little boy are dead. Boy died of child paralysis. I heard Delos did not go out last night.
Monday, April 2, 1917
Fair most of day.. Some rain. Slept until 12-30. Came to Elmira. Inspected model 90 transmission cases. Did not mind the work much or get very sleepy at night. Charley Freeman working again.
Tuesday, April 3, 1917
Fair and pleasant. Slept until about one oclock. Florence Miller came
to Elmira to go to the hospital. Delos and I went to the Majestic. I did
not work at night. Ruth sent a letter down by Delos concerning Richard
& Ethel tomorrow.
|Ruth Wilson photo from her daughter, Iva Jean HAMILTON Busia|
Wednesday, April 4, 1917
Fair and very pleasant.
Ruth E. Wilson and I were married this day at the parsonage by Rev. Henry between 2-30 and 3-00 p.m. last house or parsonage about three oclock. We were attended by Richard Wilson and Ethel Johnson. We went up to Mixtown to Cecil Comptons at night.
Thursday, April 5, 1917
Rainy all day. Cecil showed me the steel press plant during p.m. We all played pool during the evening. I played the Victrola a good bit. Ida Lyndner and Lulu Thomas stopped in to see us.
Friday, April 6, 1917
Raining during a.m. fare during p.m. Cold all day. War is declared by President Wilson against Germany. Confistacated 91 German vessels and took Grewsprisoners. Cecil and family and Ruth and I went up to Clarence Lyndners for dinner and we all went to the movies that night.
Saturday, April 7, 1917
Fair and windy. Ruth and I went to work with Cecil and then went up to Idas for little while and then we explored a part of the town. We all went over town at night. Pearle and Bill were over in the evening. Cecil worked in shoe store during p.m. & evening.
Sunday, April 8, 1917
Fair and cool. We all went over to Uncle Wills for dinner and supper. Cecil and Uncle Well and I looked over a large portion of Milton. Saw and took Ruth up to Rose Hill Estate. Went to bed about 10-00 or 11-00 in evening.
Monday, April 9, 1917
Quite cold & windy. Ruth and I came up to Elmira and stopped at Ivahs during p.m. Went up home on the buss for supper. Was at Mrs. DeLongs for dinner. There is snow up here but none at Milton. Had quite a freeze at night.
Tuesday, April 10, 1917
Fair and cold. Ruth and I went down to barns to see Holstein cattle just bought. Loren took wife and I over to Jackson Summit. Had a good nights sleep. Delos went over to Daggetts Mills.
Wednesday, April 11, 1917
Fair and warmer. Ruth and I did not get up until noon. I came to Elmira to go back to work. Treated Ed Crane, Jack Perry Mr. Campbell and several other fellows to cigars. Was very sleepy at night. Earned $4.11.
Thursday, April 12, 1917
Fair and pleasant. Slept hard all day long. Was not quite so sleepy at night. Inspected Model 70, 90, 85 and 89 cases. Earned $4.11. Arthur George is not working for some unknown cause.
Friday, April 13, 1917
Fair and quite cool. I went back to Morrow plant and received 20.29 for back wages. Worked on model 90’s at night.was not very sleepy. Richard Wilson and Milo Cleveland were about an hour late because of motorcycle.
Saturday, April 14, 1917
Fair and quite cold. I went up to Jackson Summit and helped Delos sharpen some posts. Went to bed quite early. Slept hard all night. Received 3.86 of Morrow plant for back wages.
Sunday, April 15, 1917
Sunny in morning. Fair and cold the remainder of the day. Ruth and I went to Sunday school. Heard a fine sermon by Elder Benson. Ruth and I drove up to Hazels after some of our books.
Monday, April 16, 1917
Fair and cool. Did not get up until afternoon.. I came to Elmira. Worked in Morrow plant. Earned 4.11 inspected Trans. Cases. Did not get very sleepy until about morning.
Tuesday, April 17, 1917
Fair and pleasant. Worked in Morrow plant. Earned 4.11inspecting model 90 transmission cases. I think it was. Got sleepy towards morning. Wrote to Grandpa Turner
Wednesday, April 18, 1917
Fair and warm. I went fishing and caught one bull head. Did not get to bed until after 1-00 p.m. Worked in Morrow plant at night was 5 minutes late. Inspected Trans. Cases.
Thursday, April 19, 1917
Fair and pleasant. I slept all day. Worked at Morrow plant during night. Earned $4.11 Did not mind work. Walked over to work with Dick Wilson.
Friday, April 20, 1917
Fair and pleasant. I went fishing and caught six bull heads. Did not get to bed until about 2-00 oclock p.m. Did not get sleeping until towards morning. Received 12.32 at Morrow plant.
Saturday, April 21, 1917
Fair and pleasant. I went up to the Summit to see my wife. Had a good time. Did not get very sleepy. Had a very sore shin.
Sunday, April 22, 1917
Fair and pleasant. Ruth and I went to Sunday school and also over to Fred Bennetts but they were not at home. Stayed home at night. Saw Earl Spencer about farming for him.
Monday, April 23, 1917
Fair and pleasant. Came to Elmira. Saw Earl Spencer again about working for him and accepted his offer. Came to Elmira to work again in Morrow plant. Was on model 90s.
Tuesday, April 24, 1917
Fair and cooler. Slept all day. Worked in Morrow plant at night. Was on same as last night. Did not get very sleepy until about morning.
Wednesday, April 25, 1917
Fair and warm. Ruth and mother came down today. I walked over to depot with Ruth. We got our pictures. Worked only until 6:00 a.m.or 3.55. Did not do so much. Had quarrel with Bump.
Thursday, April 26, 1917
Fair and pleasant. I slept only in p.m. Worked in Morrow plant at night. Did not get sleepy. Did not have very much to do as we only ran about 1.45 cases.
Friday, April 27, 1917
Rained last night and today. I slept all day. Worked in Morrow plant at night. Did not have very much to do. Received check of 20.41 of Morrow plant.
Saturday, April 28, 1917
Fair and pleasant. I went up to Lantermans and over to Ivahs after some extracts. Came up to see my wife. Florence Miller got back from the hospital. I got two checks of Morrow plant and quit working there.
Sunday, April 29, 1917
Fair and cloudy in a.m. Rainy at night during p.m. Ruth and I went for trailing Arbutus. Edna VanDusen & Mrs. Frank Button were also after them. Ruth had a bad cold. Florence staid in bed
Monday, April 30, 1917
Cloudy & rainy in a.m. Fair p.m.. I began working for Earl Spencer. Ruth and I went down in his car after a stove and other furniture. Bot. a stove, chairs, dishes & etc.. Earl did not ask me to supper. Staid all night with Ruth. Bot. stove and hardware of Peck & Co. amounting to 60.00 for cash and they do pay freight.
Tuesday, May 1, 1917
Rainy in a.m. fair in p.m. Did not work in a.m. worked in p.m.. I drew manure. Ruth and I sent order to Sears Roebuck & Co.Cost 35.75 Order 35.02.
Wednesday, May 2, 1917
Fair and cold. Part of stove and two chairs came on the freight. Earl Spencer and I brought them down before noon. Lost two hours work. From 1-00 until three.
Thursday, May 3, 1917
Fair and cold. I drew manure and did not work in p.m. Part of stove came and I said it up. Henry Sheives did not send pipe or cooking utensils.
Friday, May 4, 1917
Fair and a.m. Rained in p.m. I dragged, spread lime and drilled about three acres of oats. Got soaking wet. Freight did not come.
Saturday, May 5, 1917
Rained hard & snowed some all day. Delos moved Ruth and I down to Earl Spencers bungalow today. I drew two loads of manure. Had dinner about two oclock. Earl registered a holstein bull for Ed Payne. Bot. $14.00 worth of grocerys.
Sunday, May 6, 1917
Fair and cold. Ruth and I did not go to Sunday school and did not get up until 8-00 a.m. Earl went to Sunday school. We went to church and evening and heard Elder Bennett.
Monday, May 7, 1917
Rainy all day. Hauled out some manure and fixed fences for Earl Spencer. Ruth and I went up to the store & got some groceries.
Tuesday, May 8, 1917
Rainy all day. Worked all day for Earl Spencer. Ruth cleaning house all day. Enjoy housekeeping very much.
Wednesday, May 9, 1917
Rainy all day. Worked all day for Earl Spencer. Ruth still cleaning house.
Thursday, May 10, 1917
Fair and cold. Worked all day for Earl Spencer. Ruth went up to Matie Smiths and got a center piece frying pan and other things.
Friday, May 11, 1917
Fair and cold. Earl and I fixed fence and drew nanure. I also chopped some would.
Saturday, May 12, 1917
Fair and cold. I plowed Mrs. Rockwell & Mrs. Whittakers garden. I also went up to Ernest Spencers after Robert Earls bull but could not ride him.
Sunday, May 13, 1917
Fair and pleasant. Ruth & I went to Sunday school & church.
Saw Fred, Ora & Mrs. Stone.
|Fred Stone and Edith Cook
with Milton, Lyman, Nora. Ora "still in the barn."
Monday, May 14, 1917
Fair and pleasant. I hauled stone all day and was sick during p.m. Earl Spencer & family all went to Elkland to a funeral. Mailed letter to Geo. Reib & Co. Regarding some hardware.
Tuesday, May 15, 1917
Fair & pleasant. I plowed for oats. Earl Spencer, his wife, Ed Payne, Ernest Spencer & wife went to Syracuse to a Holstein sale. King Pontiac, aged 12 years sold for $10,500.00.
Wednesday, May 16, 1917
Fair and pleasant. I finished plowing for oats. Did chores alone. Got through about 8 oclock at night.
Thursday, May 17, 1917
Fair and pleasant. Earl Spencer and his wife came home about midnight. I milked cows by hand alone at night and was more than 2 ½ hrs. doing it. I dragged for oats and sowed some lime.
Friday, May 18, 1917
Fair and pleasant. I finished sowing limeand finished dragging for oats on the hill.
Earl is not feeling very well, and he went to bed during the a.m..
Saturday, May 19, 1917
Fair and pleasant. I finished putting in Earl Spencers oats with Dan Utters help. Got through about 6 p.m. Two rockers, glassware, crockery, rug & silver came from Sears Roebuck & Co. Stuff from Pecks not here yet.
Sunday, May 20, 1917
Fair and pleasant. Ruth & I went over home. Father gave us some apples, eggs, toaster, cullendar & house plants. Got home about 9-30 p.m. Herbert Brand was up home with his mother & family. Drove Delos horse.
Monday, May 21, 1917
Fair & cold. I plowed with three horses for Dan Utter from 9-00 a.m. till 5-30 p.m. Got some butter for $.42 per lb. & 1 bu. potatoes for $2.00. Ruth had very bad tooth ache all night.
Tuesday, May 22, 1917
Fair and cool. Ruth & I went to Elmira to have one of her teeth pulled but she had two pulled. Got a rake, hoe, hammer, garden seeds and several other things. Spent about $11.00 or more.
Wednesday, May 23, 1917
Fair and very cold. I plowed in pasture on hill during a.m.and on hill by orchard during p.m. Ruths mouth is very sore and she is nearly sick abed.
Thursday, May 24, 1917
Fair and cold. I finished plowing 12 acre field by orchard in a.m. Drew manure in p.m. Work and garden at night.
Friday, May 25, 1917
Fair and cool. I dragged apart of 12 acre field by orchard. Alfred a boy from Brace Farm school, Valhalla,N.Y. came by the morning train to Earl Spencers.
Saturday, May 26, 1917
Fair and warm. I finished dragging 12 acre field and dragged Bill Browns garden. Earl Spencer went to Elmira and bought some stuff at a rummage sale.
Sunday, May 27, 1917
Cloudy with a few warm showers. Ruth, Alice, Alfred, Earl & I went to Sunday school in auto. Went to bed in p.m.. Was Communion at church during day.
Monday, March 28, 1917
Rainy and p.m., fair and a.m. Laid rest of living room floor in a.m.. I plowed up on hill in a.m. Ruth & I sent for a Library table at Sears Roebuck & Co. Chicago,Ill also knife & mail box. Earl paid me $10.00.
Tuesday, March 29, 1917
Rainy all day. Emma papered bedroom downstairs. Earl & I blew up stumps & rocks with dynamite.
Wednesday, March 30, 1917
Fair and very warm. Ruth gave me Ben Hur for my birthday. I took part of banking from the house. I plowed for corn. Old Bill, Earls sorrel died up on hill & we skinned it at night.
Thursday, May 31, 1917
Fair and pleasant. I dragged for corn. Earl went to Elmira to get teeth fixed. Emma & I did chores. Ruth helped Emma paper her bedroom.
Friday, June 1, 1917
Fair and warm. Earl and I put in some corn and dragged also. Got in about five acres of corn. Worked quite late.
Saturday, June 2, 1917
Fair & cloudy. Earl & I dragged for corn & put in about 7 more acres on side hill across the creek. Worked quite late.
Sunday, June 3, 1917
Fair & cool.
I got a white sow pig of Miner Friends & 3 bushels of potatoes of DeLeon Andrews. Ruth & I went up to Mother Wilsons. Richard was up on his motorcycle & we went for a ride of to Fred Smiths.
Monday, June 4, 1917
Fair and very warm. I dragged for corn up on hill. Earl dynamited old Bills carcass & I hauled off some of it. The smell was rotten & I nearly heaved up my dinner.
Tuesday, June 5, 1917
Fair in a.m. Rained in p.m. I dragged for corn & cut up potatoes. Earl planted most of corn up on hill. Was quite late with chores. Emma & I did chores alone.
Wednesday, June 6, 1917
Cloudy. Earl & Emma went to Elmira & left me to plow some of the potatoe ground. Did not get much done as the pasture was very rough & Maude had a sore shoulder.
Thursday, June 7, 1917
Rainy most of the day. Ruth, Earl Spencer & family & I went to prayer meeting at church during evening. Rained very hard at night. Got my check cashed at Ford Millers amt. $14.00.
Friday, June 8, 1917
Rainy most of day. I try to plow some for potatoes in pasture field up on to one. Used the sulky to plow. Cleaned out the cow stables.
Saturday, June 9, 1917
Fair all day. I plowed for potatoes. Took Earls sulky plow up to Frank Prices to get it fixed. Earl found a home for Alfred Hardy at Ben Packards. He drove team for me some during p.m.
Sunday, June 10, 1917
Fair part of time. Rainy some of the time. Earl & family, Ruth & I went to Sunday school in car. Ruth & I went to church in evening. Delos was there. Heard a good sermon by Elder Barrett.
Monday, June 11, 1917
Fair most of day. Plowed up on flat with side hill plow. Earl drove. I rolled some of our plowing so the sod would not tear up so much.
Tuesday, June 12, 1917
Fair most of day. Earl & I plowed pasture field on flat with side hill plow. Earl drove for me.
Wednesday, June 13, 1917
Fair and pleasant. I plowed up on flat & dragged for potatoes in pasture field. Burned a few stump heaps.
Thursday, June 14, 1917
Fair and warm. I dragged for potatoes all day up on flat in pasture field and got a load of cottonseed meal of Roy Smith for Earl.
Friday, June 15, 1917
Fair and cloudy with some rain during p.m.. I finished dragging part of potato ground & helped Earl put in some potatoes. Got quite wet at night.
Saturday, June 16, 1917
Fair and cloudy.Earl & I with Ruth & Emma put potatoes in the ground we had fitted for them.
Sunday, June 17, 1917
Fair and pleasant. Delos was down about all day. We went up to Mother Wilsons at night for a while. We brought down the standard lasts and a pair of high top shoes of mine
Monday, June 18, 1917
Fair during day. Rained at night. I dragged for Mr. Furman & Mr. Furman sawed wood for Earl & I took out a $1500.00 life insurance policy of Mr. Baker, agent for The Mutual Life Insurance. There is to be a Red Cross meeting at Summit tonight. Earl & Emma went.
Tuesday, June 19, 1917
Fair and warm. I fixed fence on hill between Earls oats and Fred Smiths pasture. Sharpened some posts and set a number during p.m. around potato field. Earl went canvassing for the Red Cross & his car stopped running over near Sheff McClures.
Wednesday, June 20, 1917
Fair part of today. Began raining about noon. Holly Wilcox try to fix Earls car but could not. I started to drive posts around potato ground but got rained off. I had physically exam for my insurance policy.
Thursday, June 21, 1917
Fair and pleasant. Earl Spencer & I began cultivating corn on his twelve acre side hill. Got quite a bit done. Fixed fence. John Curren here.
Friday, June 22, 1917
Fair with the short shower about one oclock. Earl & I cultivated corn & beats. Fred Everett came down after Earls corn planter. Ruth & I went up to the Summit at night. She took practice. I to the store.
Saturday, June 23, 1917
Fair during day. Was a very hard rain at night. I cultivated corn in a.m. planted my potatoes and p.m. Ruth covered two rows alone & I dropped some.I now have in twenty rows. Gary Doud drove in barn during shower at night.
Sunday, June 24, 1917
Fair. Earls milk pail and Ruths mop pail went down the stream last night. Ruth and I went to Sunday school. Jessie Gaige gave notes taken to S. S. Delegation at Knoxville. Childrens Day exercises in evening at Summit.
Monday, June 25, 1917
Rainy in a.m. I painted some in the sitting room, Earl fixed the milk house. I plowed in p.m. over on the flat
Tuesday, June 26, 1917
Fair most of day. I dragged over on the flat & Earl & I put in his red eyed beans & finished putting in his potatoes. Received some freight of Sears Roebuck Co., mailbox etc. Freight $.76.
Wednesday, June 27, 1917
Fair most of day. I plowed some up on the hill with sulky plow.
Thursday, June 28, 1917
Fair and pleasant. Earl went to Lawrence Corners to the Sunday School Convention. I plowed up on the hill.
Friday, June 29, 1917
Fair most of day with a short shower. Earl and I plowed for beans over on the side hill & hauled out some manure on it.
Saturday, June 30, 1917
Fair all day. Earl & I put in some beans broadcast over on side hill. I plowed some on a hill with walking plow.
Sunday, July 1, 1917
Fair in p.m. Rained in a.m. Delos, his mother, Leslie & Leroy came down in p.m. Leda & Mauley, here in evening. Did not go to church.
Monday, July 2, 1917
Fair during day. Heavy rain at night. I plowed during p.m. on hill with side hill plow Drew a load of coal in a.m. for Elder Barrett. Earl went to bed in p.m. & for a while in a.m.
Tuesday, July 3, 1917
Fair during day. Rained hard last night. Delos, his mother, Leslie, Leroy, Ruth & I went to Elmira in Dan Utters surrey. Earl plowed for buckwheat. Bot. some cabbage and other plants.
Wednesday, July 4, 1917
Fair in warm. I went fishing all day over to Jackson Center. Ruth went berrying and went up home. I went up after her in evening. Earl finished plowing buckwheat ground & got lime spreader.
Thursday, July 5, 1917
Fair and pleasant.I dragged for buckwheat on hill. Earl went after buckwheat up to Ernests at noon. Sowed some during p.m.
Friday, July 6, 1917
Fair and pleasant. Earl & I finished sowing buckwheat & fertilizer.
Saturday, July 7, 1917
Fair and pleasant. Richard Wilson & Ethel Johnson were here during day. I finished dragging in buckwheat.
Sunday, July 8, 1917
Rainy some . Fair some. Ruth & I went over home. Grandpa Turner was there with Charley Turners girl. Drove Joe Borrowed Aunt Minnie Hamiltons umbrella.
Monday, July 9, 1917
Rainy part of the day. Earl & Emma went to Elmira & Sayre to find out about getting some church seats. I went up to Ernests after his Oliver sulky cultivator & cultivated some corn.
Tuesday, July 10, 1917
Fair & pleasant.I cultivated corn with Ernest Spencers cultivator. It was quite wet.
Wednesday, July 11, 1917
Fair with a little shower about noon. I cultivated corn on side hill & Earl & I cultivated part of our potatoes.
Thursday, July 12, 1917
Fair and pleasant. Earl & I finished cultivating potatoes and cultivated some corn. Earl got his auto mobile down to Inglers garage at Tioga. Earl, Ruth & I went to prayer meeting at night. Had shower at night.
Friday, July 13, 1917
Fair and pleasant. Earl & I finished cultivating corn on side hill in a.m.. I got fruit jars and wire fencing in p.m. Earl & I mowed grass on lawns.
Saturday, July 14, 1917
Fair and pleasant. Earl painted his auto and we also worked in beets. Ruth & I received our library table of Sears Roebuck & Co. Like it very much.
Sunday, July 15, 1917
Fair and pleasant. Ruth went to Sunday school and I stayed home and put up front screen door.
Monday, July 16, 1917
Fair and warm. Mowed hay out behind house by creek. I mowed around fences.
Tuesday, July 17, 1917
Rainy some. Cultivated corn.
Wednesday, July 18, 1917
Rainy some. Cultivated some corn.
Thursday, July 19, 1917
Fair in a.m.Rainy in p.m. Put up some hay.
Friday, July 20, 1917
Fair and pleasant. Finished putting up hay out behind house.
Saturday, July 21, 1917
Fair in a.m.Rain in p.m. Geo Cleveland, Earl & I put in six loads of hay. Charley Furmans and Austin Updykes bull was with Earl Spencers cows.
Sunday, July 22, 1917
Fair and very warm. By folks came over to see Ruth and I for the first time.
Monday, July 23, 1917
Fair and pleasant Earl, Emma, & I finished getting in the field back of house. I was extremely warm. Went up to Ernest Spencers after bull at night.
Tuesday, July 24, 1917
Fair most of day. I cultivated corn in a.m. and potatoes in p.m. Earl and I put on one new tire on his car or auto. Brok cultivator whiffletree.
Wednesday, July 25, 1917
Fair in a.m. Rained in p.m. Mowed and put up hay by barn and on hill. Went over to Uncle Frank Hamiltons after his mareBess at night.
Thursday, July 26, 1917
Fair and pleasant. Earl & I drew hay. Hitched up Bess at night but broke wagon. Earl took us up to Summit in car to prayer meeting.
Friday, July 27, 1917
Rainy during a.m. Fair in p.m. Earls horses out in oats in morning and I got them. Pushed car in barn at night.
Saturday, July 28, 1917
Fair & pleasant & very warm. Earl cut his finger. I took out another Ins. Policy. I got my Insurance Policy. I began spraying potatoes in p.m.
Sunday, July 29, 1917
Rained very hard in a.m. Did not go to Sunday school. Went up to Ruths Mothers home during p.m. Went to church at night. Heard sermon on "Jesus hand". Was very interesting.
Monday, July 30, 1917
Earl drove Maude to Elmira. It was very warm. I cultivated, raked, and cocked up hay. Earl did not trade Maud off but he got me some shells for my 22 Marlin & etc. Was quite warm.
Tuesday, July 31, 1917
Fair and very warm.
Earl and I drew hay and he and family went up to Summit after ice cream with Ruth and I. Mr. Whittaker treated us.
Wednesday, August 1, 1917
Was one of the warmest days in years. 98 to 100 or more. Earl and I drew hay. Earl & Emma made ice cream so that we had some throughout the day.
Thursday, August 2, 1917
Fair in a.m. Rainy in p.m. Earl finished mowing side hill and little field below crossing above railroad. We cleaned out our well and found dead frog and other trash in it.
Friday, August 3, 1917
Fair all day. Earl and Emma went to Wellsboro in a.m. to start proceedings against Austin H. Updyke for calf born this morning. Comforts were tenants at time of service by their Jersey bull to Ermina Earls Thoroughbred heifer. I cultivated during a.m. We drew hay in pm..Mr. Whittaker helped us.
Saturday, August 4, 1917
Fair and cooler. We drew six loads and unloaded one. Mr. Whittaker helped us in PM a little. Cleaned up all of hill and little field below crossing above railroad. All cleaned up for over Sunday.
Sunday, August 5, 1917
Fair and warm. Ruth went to Sunday school. Delos & I drove Bess around to see how she would act. Louis & Albert Gaige and their girls came over during evening.
Monday, August 6, 1917
Fair and warm. Earl mowed clover above road. I sprayed potatoes. Finished Earls & part of mine.
Tuesday, August 7, 1917
Fair and pleasant. I mowed some on side hill above RR in a.m. Earl, Mr. Whittaker & I hauled hay in PM. Ruth washed.
Wednesday, August 8, 1917
Rainy all day. Drew one load on hay. Mowed some & patched shed. I got horses shod and mowing machine fixed. Got our Dresser which we ordered of Hartman Furniture & Carpet Co., Chicago, Ill.
Thursday, August 9, 1917
Fair & cool. Earl & Emma went to Elmira & then to Wellsboro about having the sheriff come down and served notice on Austin H. Updyke that he is going to have a suit against him about his bull’s having served his cow Ermina.
Friday, August 10, 1917
Fair and pleasant. Earl, Mr. Whittaker & I drew hay. I opened up hay in a.m. Earl mowed rest of hay on his lower place & little chunk he bought of Fred Smith.
Saturday, August 11, 1917
Fair and pleasant. Earl, Mr. Whittaker& I drew & unloaded seven loads of hay. John Shields & Kenneth Whittaker, Earl Spencer & family, Ruth & I went to a social at Jackson Center In Earls Spinx automobile. John Shields says he has joined company of Elmira, N.Y.
Sunday, August 12, 1917
Fair all day. Ruth and I drove the Bess to Sunday school and over the crossroad to Trowbridge and also over to Uncle Frank Thorpes where we saw my folks with there new Ford car for the first time.
Monday, August 13, 1917
Earl and I went up on hill and began mowing. I used hand scythe. It rained last night.
Tuesday, August 14, 1917
Earl and I mowed up on the hill. Fair and pleasant. Took up a rake at noon.
Wednesday, August 15, 1917
Fair and pleasant. I began raking up on hill. Dan Utter came up about 10-10 a.m. and mowed some. We cocked up hay and drew a couple of loads in PM Earl’s calf came in a.m.
Thursday, August 16, 1917
Fair all day. Earl sick in a.m.Dan Utter and I mowed some in a.m. Drew hay in PM.
Friday, August 17, 1917
Fair and pleasant. I finished mowing up on hill in a.m. Dan Utter, Earl & drew hay in PM.
Saturday, August 18, 1917
Fair and pleasant. Finished haying with Dan Utters help except to pitch one load off by hand as the rope broke.
Sunday, August 19, 1917
Fair and pleasant. Earls folks took Ruth and I over home in p.m. after going to Sunday school. Louise Toby was there are also Ed Garrison and his family. Went to church at night.
Monday, August 20, 1917
Fair and warm. I went to Elmira to get my eyes doctored at Dr. Sam Seafuse. Went over to Mrs. DeLongs for dinner.
Tuesday, August 21, 1917
Fair and pleasant. Earl and family went to Wellsboro. I cradled around Earls oats. Prayer meeting was held at Ruths and my home.
Wednesday, August 22, 1917
Fair and pleasant. I shovel plowed potatoes in a.m. Brought hay rake of hill. Earl and I fixed fence in p.m.
Thursday, August 23, 1917
Fair in a.m.. Rainy in p.m. I was sick. Ruth and I went to Alder Run to the picnic. Rained very hard at night.
Friday, August 24, 1917
Fair and pleasant. Earl and I mowed the yard. I used the scythe. Received letter from Hartmans.
Saturday, August 25, 1917
Fair and cold. I mowed around the garden fence. Ruth went up home in p.m. after some patches.
Sunday, August 26, 1917
.fair and cool. Ruth and I went to Sunday school and then up to Ruths folks. We also went to church at night. Uncle Frank and Aunt Jennie Benlow were up there. Richard Wilson and girl and I guess Loren stopped to see Ruth and I but we were not at home.
Monday, August 27, 1917
Fair and pleasant. Joe Wood & Manley Shelman began cutting oats for Earl Spencer . I set up oats and back of barn and down by RR crossing.
Tuesday, August 28, 1917
Fair and cloudy. Rainy at night. Joe Wood cut oats down by corn and on side hill above Rail Road. I set up oats. Earl Spencer and family went up to church at night to hear recital given by Mr. Graves.
Wednesday, August 29, 1917
Rainy in morning. Earl and I washed his car in p.m. I began plowing for winter wheat on side hill below Fred Smiths corn. Raining after 3:00 p.m.. Took Uncle Frank Hamiltons mare, "Bess" home.
Thursday, August 30, 1917
Rainy nearly all day. Earl and I cleaned out granary so we can put his car in it. I drew a load of cinders for it in p.m. Earl went to Summit to help varnish the church seats.
Friday, August 31, 1917
Fair and pleasant. Warm. Earl Spencer & family & Bessie Spencer read to Elmira in car. Earl is to take the Reverend Barrett to Watkins to attend the Alder Run Adult Bible Class Picnic. We went up to Frank Morrells at night to our class party.
Saturday, September 1, 1917
Fair and pleasant. Earl Spencer and family went to Elmira in p.m. I plowed and did chores alone.
Sunday, September 2, 1917
Fair in p.m. Delos his mother and nephews were here for dinner. Rainy in p.m. Earl and family went to Gilletts.
Monday, September 3, 1917
Fair and cool. Earl Spencer, Ruth and I also Alice Spencer went to Elmira. Emma went down to Dr. Treats. Ruth and I went to Common Clay at Mozart by Mae Desmond and her caste. I drove Earls car for first-time. Enjoyed it very much.
Tuesday, September 4, 1917
Cloudy most of day. Earl set up rest of oats and picked some blackberries. I took Spencer Bros. Bull over to Ernest Spencers.
Wednesday, September 5, 1917
Fair and pleasant. I set out oats to dry. Drew some oats in p.m.
Thursday, September 6, 1917
Rainy in a.m. fair in p.m. Earl and I drew a few oats. Earl went to Lawrenceville after Rev. Barrett and Mrs. Cleveland but they were not there. Mr. Whittaker set up some oats and I said out to some.
Friday, September 7, 1917
Fair and cold. Earl and I drew oats until 7-00 p.m.. We got a woodchuck. Finished hauling in oats on Lower place.Went up to dinner at Mrs. Fred Everetts to Ladies Aid Society. Got my library desk from Sears Roebuck and Co. Paid my note due Sept. 18.
Saturday, September 8, 1917
Fair most of day and cool. I plowed sod just below Fred Smiths corn field. Earl took his car to the Pine City garage but did not get it fixed as he sent to the company for new brackets.
Sunday, September 9, 1917
Fair and pleasant. Ruth and I did not go to Sunday school as Ruth was sick and a.m. Had beef and woodchuck for dinner. Ruth and I walked to church at night and got quite wet Had new organ and seat in for first-time.
Monday, September 10, 1917
Fair and very cold. I finished plowing in field below Fred Smiths corn. Earl and I drew three loads of oats afterwards. Mr. Whittaker helped milk. I tapped one shoe.
Tuesday, September 11, 1917
Fair and cold. Earl and I drew a load of oats. I helped Fred Smith thresh. I carried bags. Had first frost of season this morning and it was quite a severe one. Was advised that Uncle Harland or Harold Collums and family were coming Thurs. morning
Wednesday, September 12, 1917
Fair and pleasant. Finished threshing for Fred Smith and also for Earl Spencer. Fred Smith Had 572 bu. by bag fulls from 12 acres and Earl 402 from about 13 acres. Uncle Harland & family came to Frank Morralls from Montana on evening Train. Threshers staid all nights at Fred Bennetts.
Thursday, September 13, 1917
Fair and warm. I put sticks in oat bins, went up to Summit to see Uncle Harl in family. Dug potatoes and began plowing little field below corn. Earl helped Fred Bennett & Fred Everett thresh. Ruths mother came down in p.m. to help Ruth.
Friday, September 14, 1917
Fair in warm. Earl helped Finnish Fred Everetts threshing. I plowed In little field below corn. Earl took his car to Pine City garage, Run by Ernest Wilson for general overhauling. I did most of milking. Stanley Hamilton has a corn roast tonight. Uncle Harl came down to say he could not go.
Saturday, September 15, 1917
Fair, pleasant, warm. Helped Ernest Spencer draw and stack his oats. Got home about 9-15 p.m. Ate supper at Elmer Grahams. Had a nice visit. Alford Holton also helped. Got Montgomery Ward catalog.
Sunday, September 16, 1917
Fair and pleasant. My folks and Uncle Harl Collum & family were here for dinner and Uncle Harolds in p.m. Had a nice visit. Mrs. Spencer "Earls mother", was 72 years old today. They had quite a lot of company. I did not go to church.
Monday, September 17, 1917
Fair and warm. Began cutting corn on side hill. Elmer Graham and his wife Dora for here for dinner and supper.
Tuesday, September 18, 1917
Fair and warm.
Welsie Clark is helping us cut corn besides Ernest and Elmer. I shot a blue heron or crane which measured six feet from tip to tip and from bill to toe is 4 ft.8 in. long and weighed about 4 1/2 lbs.
Wednesday, September 19, 1917
Fair and very warm. Earl took his car to Pine City Garage and left it and caught a ride back. Welsie and I cut corn. I plowed some and finished plowing little field beyond corn. Earl & Welsie helped Ernest thresh. Ruth and I went over to my folks at night.
Thursday, September 20, 1917
Fair and pleasant. Ruth and I stayed all night with my folks last night and Uncle Harold Collum and family also. Uncle Harl, Loren, father, Irene, Addeline and I rode to Mansfield fair in fathers new Ford car. Had a good time. Ruth and I came home at night.
Friday, September 21, 1917
Fair though cloudy in a.m. I went up to Ernest Spencers and helped him thresh. Welsie Clark and uncle Frank & Stanley Hamilton also helped. Ruth and I went up on Earls upper place called the Hughes place and got some plums and apples. Ruth not very well.
Saturday, September 22, 1917
Fair and cool. I began cradling. Earl Spencer buckwheat in a.m. Earl, his team, and I helped Fred Smith fill silo in p.m. Welsie Clark cut corn for Earl all day. I went over in potato patch and dug some potatoes at night.
Sunday, September 23, 1917
Fair and cool. Ruth and I went to Sunday school and up to Ruths folks. I killed a porcupine while we were on our way home from her folks home. Did not go to the evening service. Earl Spencer & Welsie Clark went though.
September 24, 1917
Fair and cool. Heavy frost last night. I finished cradling lower piece of buckwheat on hill in a.m..Sent for the Illustrated Companion and book called "Rita" all of FB Warner & Co. Dept. CT, NY Ruth sent for Needlecraft. Earl, his team & I helped Fred Smith fill silo in p.m. Welsie cradled & raked buckwheat.
Tuesday, September 25
Fair and warmer. Some frost last night. Finished filling Fred Smiths silo about 11-00 a.m. Ernest Spencer, Welsie & I worked in silo. Got my not from bank which gave to Samuel Baker for insurance. Lyman Aires owes Ruth 50 for money order sent yesterday.
Wednesday, September 26
Fair and warm. Finished filling Earls silo. I up & helped Fred Bennetts silo. Fred did not have his corn all cut. Uncle Harl Helped Fred also. Got a card from Cecil Compton. He is now in Jackson Michigan. Walter Wood called in evening. Class party at Elmer Chriss at night.
Thursday, September 27
Fair though cloudy in p.m. I tried plowing corn stubble but it was to dry so plowed where Bill Brown had potatoes. Earl now feeling very well. Freda kicked him on the leg last night. Welsie went up and finished helping Fred Bennett feel his silo.
Friday, September 28, 1917
Rainy in morning. Fair in p.m.. I cradled & raked & set up all of Delos Wilsons buckwheat.Earl Spencer & wife went over to Alder Run To District Sunday school convention. Delos brought Ruth and I home at night.
Saturday, September 29, 1917
Fair pleasant. I began the fall plowing on Hughes Place or Earls upper place. Got quite a lot plowed in orchard. Banked up celery and pulled onions, took a bath & shaved at night. Ruth canned rest of peaches. She had eighteen cans
Sunday, September 30, 1917
Rainy last night.and today part of time. I don’t potatoes and went to Sunday school with Ruth. Richard & Ethel, Jessie Hopkins & Vivian Mosher were here in evening. Ruth & I did not go to church at night. Quite cold at night.
Monday, October 1, 1917
Fair and cold. Ruth canned two cans of crab apple marmalade. Earl went to Pine City after his car But did not get it. I did washing in a.m. Gas engine bothered. Plowed in p.m. Lost nut off of wheel bolt. Nelly, Earls tall black cow had a calf.
Tuesday, October 2, 1917
Fair, warm, & pleasant. Was a very heavy white frost last night. Earl Spencer went after his car again. Albert Insco got stuck out in front of Earls in his new Chevrolet auto. I am plowing on hill in orchard. Earl brought his car home again. Was late with chores.
Wednesday, October 3, 1917
Fair most of day. I plowed on hill with hand plow. Earl & Emma went to Elmira after some clothes to go to Pittsburgh in next week To State Sunday School Convention. Was very late with chores.
Thursday, October 4, 1917
Rainy last night.Fair and cloudy most all of day. I plowed and helped Harry Paris fill silo. Earl went to Holiday Town to an ordination with Rev. Barrett on this place, "Jackson Summit". Ruth got her Needlecraft paper for first time. Earl put car in horse barn at night..
Friday, October 5, 1917
Rainy, some cloudy most of time. Uncle Harl & I helped Harry Paris pick up corn in a.m. I helped Fred Smith fill silo in p.m. Got chores done at about 5-00 p.m.. Earl missed about for gallons of gasolene this morning from his car.
Saturday, October 6, 1917
Cloudy & quite cold. I went up to Charley Hughes to fill silo but Harry Sawyer took my place And I came home and try to plow corn stubble on side hill by orchard. We had a surprise party for Elmer Paris. There was a large crowd there. We had a good time. Earl Smith & wife went with us.
Sunday, October 7, 1917
Fair & cold & cloudy. Uncle Harold, James Cleveland & wife Agnes were here during day. James & wife were here for supper & during evening. We went for chestnuts but did not find very many.
Monday, October 8, 1917
Rainy nearly all day. I helped Ernest Spencer take three cows & calves belonging to Earl up to his house. Earl & wife started for Pittsburgh this morning to State Sunday School Delegation. I half soled high shoes & cleaned up granary for buckwheat. Earl paid me $18.75 to bal. A/c.
Tuesday, October 9, 1917
Fair and very cold. The ground froze quite stiff last night. I plowed up on the hill with side hill plow. Gathered my onions after chores. Had about a half a bushel I guess anyhow. Fred Smith took the milk to Alder Run this morning.
Wednesday, October 10, 1917
Fair and cool. I plowed up on hill. Got chores done in good season. The ground was froze stiff this morning. Gathered my carrots. Delos stopped for a few moments in the evening.
Thursday, October 11, 1917
Rainy in a.m..Fair in p.m. I plowed up hill on the long bouts next to Updyke farm. Got a post card from Earl Spencer at Pittsburgh. Sent to John M. Smythe & Co. for shirts and pants. Got chores done By six p.m. Welsie Clark left some thing in the granary.
Friday, October 12, 1917
Rained hard nearly all day. Got very cold toward tonight. I gathered my squashes & pumpkins.
Went up to the store for groceries. Cleaned out cow barn, had chores done at about six oclock.
At night. Fred Smith took the milk this morning.
Saturday, October 13, 1917
Fair and cool also cloudy. Earl & Emma came home from Pittsburgh. They came up on morning train
& Earl then went down to Tioga after his car. I helped Ernest Spencer cut his corn by hand. I went
over across & took the gun with me, but saw no game. Raked some of Earls buckwheat in p.m.
Sunday, October 14, 1917
Fair and cool. Ruth & I went up to her folks in p.m.. Delos and I drove over to Uncle Frank Thorpes but he was not at home.
Earl gave his report at Alder Run & Jackson Summit.
Ruth had a tooth ache at night. Uncle Lou Burley & Joe Graham were up to Ruths folks.
Monday, October 15, 1917
Fair, rainy, part or most of time. Fair some. Earl & I helped Ernest Spencers fill his silo.
He only had about ten feet of ensilage.
Uncle Harl came down in evening with Stanley and talked with me a bout me going over on Uncle Frank Thorpes place.
Tuesday, October 16, 1917
Fair and cool. Earl Spencer & I went to Tioga after Earls gasolene engine which he traded with Perry Baker and got . Earl went up to help Joe Wood draw buckwheat in p.m.
I got a load of wood down by the old mill or where it used to be. Earl helped to do chores.
Had a milk meeting at school house in eve.
Wednesday, October 17, 1917
Fair and cool.
Ruth & I dug potatoes. Earl went up to Joe Woods to help draw buckwheat in p.m. Joe came back &
helped Earl draw a couple of loads of buckwheat. Ruth & I had about seven or eight bushels of potatoes and they were quite nice ones at that.
Thursday, October 18, 1917
Fair, cloudy, & threatening rain.
Earl & I drew rest of Earls buckwheat of all of the hill in a.m. We dug potatoes in p.m. Only
got three bags of them.Earl did most of milking at night. I tended horses. Florence & Leroy Miller
were here for dinner.
Friday, October 19, 1917
Rainy most of time. I plowed some on hill in a.m.& helped put up some oats for horses.
Got my pig fenced off and Earl Spencers shed, also got soaking wet. Received my shirts &
Courduroys of John M. Smythe & Co.
Saturday, October 20, 1917
Fair & cold. Snowed a little bit in Elmira & also up to the Summit . I went to Elmira
got my shoes fixed , also got a hair cut & went to "Wetonia" a western play at the Mozart.
Geo. Cleveland traveled around with me some. Rev. Baker and Evangelist came up to Summit
& down to Earl Spencers.
Sunday, October 21, 1917
Fair and cold.
Ruth & I went to Sunday school. Rev. Baker began his campaigne today. Earl gave
Report to Millerton and to Jackson Center. We went to church at night. Heard a good sermon.
Had a nice chat with Gladys Goodwin & her mother. Ruth & I called on Uncle Harolds
for the first time in my life.
Monday, October 22, 1917
Fair and cool. I did a good lot of plowing on the hill. Part of it was sod and part of it was buckwheat
Stubble. Sent a letter to Private Carlyton Dittiaour a friend of mine and Spartanburg, S.C.
I left Earl finish the milking alone with Emma. I got very tired. Rev. Baker helped Earl dig potatoes today.
Tuesday, October 23, 1917
Fair, cool & cloudy.
I plowed with Earls walking plow up on hill. Went over to see how Charley Furhmans
Potatoes were. Ruth went to the Revival meeting & left me at home. Earl and Minister Baker dug potatoes.
Wednesday, October 24, 1917
Snowed hard all day. I helped Earl do chores & went over home after a heating stove which father said
I might have.
Earl brought his young stock off of the hill. I got some leggings for winter. Earl about sick at night.
Thursday, October 25, 1917
Fair and cold. Earl, Rev. Baker & I pick apples. Earl & I did chores during a.m.
Snow did not melt very fast. Earl & I had quite a row this morning.
I came nearly quitting working for him.
Friday, October 26, 1917
Fair and pleasant. Earl left me with the chores & a little other work to do and went to Mansfield with Rev. Baker.
I put up our heating stove. Had quite a job as I had to cut off so much pipe and had to use a mowing machine gun he for a chisel. Earl sold $120 worth of stock.
Saturday, October 27, 1917
Fair during day. Rainy towards night.
I helped Joe Wood thresh buckwheat and fill his silo.Earl helped him fill silo. Rev. Baker took Earls car and went to Lawrenceville. Ruth had a severe tooth ache all day.
Left my fork up to Joe Woods.
Sunday, October 28, 1917
Fair and cool. Uncle Harl came down and said that he was going to work his own farm next year. He & I went up to see Lou Kinner for chestnuts in a.m. Ruth went to Sunday school. We both went to church at night & heard sermon, Save a Soul. We sang in choir.
Monday, October 29, 1917
Fair most of today. Earl Spencer & Byron Everett took some calves & cows to Tioga. I pulled beets & helped Dan Utter thresh his oats. Ruth had a severe headache towards night so we did not go to the revival in eve. Got fork up to Joe Woods. I worked in straw.
Tuesday, October 30, 1917
Rained hard last night. Fair most of time today with a little snow. Quite cold & cloudy. Went up to help Lou Kenner thresh but Lou Staffords machine broke about the time I got there.
I then came home & Earl & I finished digging potatoes. Very cold in p.m.
Ruth went up home.
Wednesday, October 31, 1917
Fair and very cold. I helped Earl draw manure & wood in a.m. Helped Lou Kenner draw buckwheat off of he is steep side hill in p.m. Did not get through.
Thursday, November 1, 1917
Fair and cold.
Lou Kenner finished threshing. Also Fred Smith & Earl Spencer. Earl & I got the cattle beets in the cellar. Earl had 21 ½ bags of buckwheat. Ruth & I went to revival at night. Mrs. William Wales went forward.
Paid Mrs. Cleveland for berries.
Friday, November 2, 1917
Fair all day.
Earl & I helped Charlie Fuhrman thresh his oats. Earl & Mr. Baker went to Elmira in p.m. I pulled beans and set four traps for skunks. Did not go to revival. Was quite late being about seven oclock when we got chores done. Ruth went home again today.
Saturday, November 3, 1917
Fair, cloudy & cold.
Earl & I pulled beans during a.m. Ruth & I went over to my folks in p.m. Father, mother, Ruth, & I went to "Way down East", at the Mozart in evening. Enjoyed it very much. Came back Elmira in about 45 minutes.
Sunday, November 4, 1917
Fair and warmer. Ruth & I did not come home until evening. Walter Garrison was up to my folks during day. I got 10 ½ lbs. of butter of Judd Hills. Father also got a jar of butter of them. Ruth & I did not go up very early.
Monday, November 5, 1917
Fair and cool. Did chores & drew a couple loads of rails and a.m..
Earl & I picked up apples and p.m. Earl asked Fred Smith to come to church. I plowed some on hill in p.m. with a new plow point. Earl & family, Ruth & I went to church in evening.
Tuesday, November 6, 1917
Fair with a warm, south wind blowing. Ask a little bit like storm. Earl went to Election. I plowed on hill . with hand plow. Earl helped Joe Wood in p.m. dig potatoes. Harry Everett & Lemuel Trowbridge took a stand for Christ. Ruth managed to get 5 pounds of sugar of Ford Miller. We have not been able to get any in some time before.
Wednesday, November 7, 1917
Fair and cool.
I plowed up on hill above where we had corn this year with walking Syracuse side hill plow. Ruth & I went to Revival meeting at night. Elmer Graham took a stand for Christ. Harry Everett came down with him Ben Packard shoved Elmer Paris away from him for asking him to come. A delegation from Jackson Center was over.
Thursday, November 8, 1917
Fair and pleasant.
I plowed up on hill on sod with Joe & Maude on hand plow. Maud seemed to get very tired.
Friday, November 9, 1917
Fair and pleasant. I plowed with Joe and Maud on hill on sod. Got quite a lot plowed but Maud got very tired towards night.
Saturday, November 10, 1917
Fair and cool. Harry Sawyers little boy was buried at Jackson Center. I plowed where I had my potatoes and Ruth picked up those I plowed out.
Sunday, November 11, 1917
Fair and pleasant. Last day of revival meetings Arvella White Anna Seeley, Beatrice VanDuzen went forward & Ben Packard raised his hand for prayer. Ruth and I went up to Ruths folks for dinner. Dr. Comfort brot. up a mare & colt for Earl.
Monday, November 12, 1917
Cloudy with some rain. Plowed over were Earl had potatoes. I plowed out used Joe & Molly on. Rev. Baker went home. I took a barrel of apples up to Summit for him. Got a letter from civil service clerk.
Tuesday, November 13, 1917
Fair and pleasant. I plowed with three horses on corn stubble in p.m. Drew manure & rails in a.m.. Got quite cold towards nightgot to her is done quite late.
Wednesday, November 14, 1917
Fair and pleasant. Ruth went home in p.m.I sent a letter declining position as Railway Mail Clerk during holidays. Plowed all day with three horses on corn stubble. Did not get chores done until about 7-30 p.m.
Thursday, November 15, 1917
Fair all day. I plowed for oats on corn stubble. I now ride the sulky plow.
Friday, November 16, 1917
Fair and warm. I plowed on corn stubble for oats.
Saturday, November 17, 1917
Fair and cool. I plowed the three horses on corn stubble.
Sunday, November 18, 1917
Fair and pleasant. I went to Sunday school but Ruth did not. Ruths mother & Delos came down for little while in p.m. Earl Spencer went to Red Cross meeting at Millerton in p.m. Was no church at night.
Monday, November 19, 1917
Ruth and I were burned out. [House fire] Fair and cold. I plowed in a.m. Earl worked in store. Ruth and I were burned out. We stayed all night with the Earls folks. We save most of our goods.
Tuesday, November 20, 1917
Fair and cold. I did not feel very well so Vern Paris plowed for Earl I went rabbit hunting and got one rabbit.Earl went to Elmira after some goods for the store. Stayed all night with Ruths folks. Snowed at night.
Wednesday, November 21, 1917
Fair and cold. I plowed all day. Stayed all night with Mother Wilson. Rained at night . I played pool for a time in evening.
Thursday, November 22, 1917
Fair most of day. A little rain in p.m. Growth and I are living in Earls house now & Earl & Emma are staying up to the store. I plowed. Insurance men were here and allowed Earl $5,000 for damage done by fire.
Friday, November 23, 1917
Fair most of day. Quite cool. Charley Fuhrman was sold out sheriffs sale. I went to sale. Got about 56 feet of lumber of Ernest Spencer to fix up house.
Saturday, November 24, 1917
So in very cold. I went up to Uncle Frank Thorpes after shingles for fixing up house. Helped Harry Doud put the roof boards on.
Sunday, November 25, 1917
Fair and cold. 8 above 6-30 a.m.
Ruth and I went to church to hear Thanksgiving sermon in a.m. Went to mother Wilsons in p.m.
Ruths father brought us home. The black cow had a bull calf.
Monday, November 26, 1917
Fair. 11° above zero.
Shingled part of the house but was so cold did not finish it.
I did chores and brought down some roots for butchering fire. Earl Spencer went to Elmira and got me a box of Climax shotgun shells.
Tuesday, November 27, 1917
Fair. 6° above zero in morning.
Warmed up towards night.
Garry Doud, Earl and I butchered our three hogs in p.m. Was late when we got through.
Mother Wilson help Ruth get the lard off.
Wednesday, November 28, 1917
Fair and warmer.
I went to Lawrenceville after a load of coal for Earl. The first time I ever drove down there.I got quite cold.
Ruth went up home. Brot. down 900 pounds of Globe creamery feet.
Thursday, November 29, 1917
Fair and pleasant.
Ruth & I mother, Leslie, Leroy and Delos went down to Aunt Addies to spend Thanksgiving.
I think my folks went down to Aunt Bertha Tobeys.
Vern Paris took us in his car. Garry Doud got the shingles on.
Friday, November 30, 1917
Fair and cloudy also very windy.
I helped Will Spencer thresh Rye, oats & buckwheat.
Garry worked on the house. I helped him on the chimney.
Delos here for dinner. Mother helped Ruth make pickle for the pork.
Saturday, December 1, 1917
Fair most of the time though it acted as though it might rain. Mother helped Ruth make sausage and head cheese. We got our hog taken care of about 10-p.m. I did chores and banked up both houses. Was very tired at night
Sunday, December 2, 1917
Fair and colder.
I did not get up until about 7-30 a.m. Chardavoyski takes the milk again this morning. He has signed up with the Dairymens League. Earl & Emma came down for a while before chores.
Monday, December 3, 1917
Fair. 15° above in a.m. Warmer in p.m.
Earl went to Elmira tonight to stay all night, Rachel kicked so that I could only half milk her. Did not get chores done until late. Garry, Earl & I hung barn doors in a.m. Got no mail. Ruth took some pork up to her folks.
Tuesday, December 4, 1917
Fair and cold.
Earl came back from Elmira about 10-oclock. He was sick.
I could not milk Rachel so he had to and got kicked over.
I helped Ed Payne thresh oats in p.m.Ruth & I both sick at night. I had cramps.
Wednesday, December 5, 1917
Snowy in a.m.. Quite cold. I helped Ed Payne thresh in a.m.. Did chores in p.m.
Earl got me and ask for $2.00
Earl went to Millerton after his car and got it.
Thursday, December 6, 1917
Fair part of day 18° above.
Snow in p.m.
I drew Bran Cottonseed Meal, hominy, gluten & oil meal for Earl from Roy Smiths.
We moved in the bungalow again. Ruth and I very tired at night.
Friday, December 7, 1917
Fair and cold. 13° above.
I went to Lawrenceville after a load of soft coal.
Ruth settled. I got a piece of pie for dinner for .10 cents. Got back here at about three oclock.
Saturday, December 8, 1917
Cold and very snowy. I did chores & cut wood. Went up to the store after chores & before supper to take Earl up & after some flour & under clothes. I also threshed some beans.
Sunday, December 9, 1917
Very windy last night 2° above. Sun shone today and some warmer. Furmans paid back oil & borrowed some baking powder. Earl took the milk this morning. I got cleaned up & wrote a letter to Grandpa Turner for the first time since he got married for the 3rd time.
Monday, December 10, 1917
Windy & cold 5° below. I did chores most of day. Charley Furman took a couple of calves to Tioga. His car got stuck in a snowbank. Earl & I put up rest of oats on the grainary floor. I have a severe cold & so does Earl Spencer. The mail did not go past here today.
Tuesday, December 11, 1917
Fair & warmer 2° below. I did chores & thrashed some beans. Earl drove Joe to the factory. Mr. Whittaker & I went up and Earls fallows to see what the prospects were for getting up some wood. Mr. Whitaker helped Earl and I do chores.
Wednesday, December 12, 1917
Fair and warmer . 0° zero I did chores all alone. Earl went to Elmira. Mr. Whitaker helped me to the chores at night. Charley Furman brought his potatoes & various other things down to Earl to store away. I guess he moved today.
Thursday, December 13, 1917
Snowy. 12° above.
I did chores and cut wood. I went up to the store at noon to fix eron to the sitting room stove. Rode back with Stanley & Uncle Frank Hamilton.. JD Whittaker went to Elmira for a job at the Morrow Plant.
Friday, December 14, 1917
Fair & cold. 13° above. The following was written however it had a line through. I took a black veal calf to Lawrenceville to Jimmy Friends . Got Ruth a book and a pair of house slippers for Christmas. I got very cold. Ruth went home in p.m. Earl & I had a row. Sent a letter to the Morrow Plant for job and to USC Service Comm.—
Saturday, December 15, 1917
Snowy 10° below. I took the calf to Lawrenceville.
Sunday, December 16, 1917
Snow a 10° below Earl cleaned out the stables this morning. I took up my traps. Earl went back to store before finishing the milking. The thermometer was not far from 24° below during the night last night.
Monday, December 17, 1917
Fair and cold 2° below. I hauled out two loads of manure. Earl went to Mansfield. I went up to haul coal over to the store from O.B. Morrels but there was none left.Earl left me to finish up the chores.
Tuesday, December 18, 1917
Fair and warmer 15° above. I did chores. Earl and I cut some wood with a cross cut saw. I chopped down some wood up on the hill. The snow is quite deep.Mrs. Rockwell & Mrs. Spencer came down to live this morning.
Wednesday, December 19, 1917
Fair and warm. Thawing rapidly. I shoveled snow and cut some wood. Earl & I used the crosscut saw for a while towards night. Ruth went up home in p.m. I went up to the Summit after her at night. Played some pool at night.
Thursday, December 20, 1917
Fair & warm. Sleighing is getting very thin. I want to Lawrenceville after a load of coal with Joe Woods Bob sleds. Mr. Harding also went to Lawrenceville for coal. I Bot. about ten pounds of beef steak.
Friday, December 21, 1917
Cloudy and warm. Rained a trifle towards night. Earl & I sawed up some logs.I hauled two loads of manure and some drags of wood off of the hill. I got a letter from Grandpa Turner.
Saturday, December 22, 1917
Fair and cold. Harry Everett, Byron Harding, and I went hunting over on Hurds sidehill. I got one partridge. They got nothing. Ruth went up to for folks & got dinner for Delos. He went to Tioga.
Sunday, December 23, 1917
Fair and cold. 2° below. Ruth and I went to Sunday school. I was the leader in Christian Endeavor & Geo. Trowbridge was the captain. Ruth had a reading. Ruth folks her down for dinner and p.m. Had a good visit.
Monday, December 24, 1917
Fair & cloudy. 32° above. Uncle Harold Collum came down & offered me his farm for next year. I accepted it. Earl & I sawed up some logs.Ruth & I went over to my folks to stay all night. We drove Joe.
Tuesday, December 25, 1917
Fair and cold. Ruth and I were at my folks all day. Had a good time. We came back at night. I had Fred Everetts top buggy. Had ice cream for dinner.
Wednesday, December 26, 1917
Fair and cold. Earl went to Elmira. I did chores alone at night. Saw Maggie Browns husband or I believe it was he. Ruths mother & Leslie were here in p.m.. Delos went to see about his exemption papers again.
Thursday, December 27, 1917
Fair and cold. 0° zero. I cut some wood and fixed cutter single tree. Earl cut some cattle horns off. We sawed some wood. I saw Marion West or who was once Marion West. Ruth went up to her folks in p.m. Eugène Holtons house caught fire.
Friday, December 28, 1917
Cool & stormy. 22° above. Colder towards night. I helped saw wood during a.m. Drew two loads of manure in p.m. Got some mail from US Civil Service Commissioned.
Saturday, December 29, 1917
Fair and cold 10° below zero
I went to factory. Bot. me a pair of mittens of Ford Miller. Chilled on finger. Earl Holton & Ernest Spencer frosted their noses. A doctor, veterinarian filed Mollys teeth. I fixed harnesses and did chores.
Sunday, December 30, 1917
Fair and cold. 22° below zero Edison Gaiges fathers house burned up. They didn’t save more than half of the furniture. Ruth & I did not go to Sunday school or church. Spencers water works froze up. Had a time thawing it out.
Monday, December 31, 1917
Cold & fair. 16° below. Earl & I drew wood of hill. Joe & Maude got away from Earl & broke wagon reach and tipped wagon over. I drew out two loads of manure.
Tuesday, January 1, 1918
Fair and cold. 12° below. I drew some wood and went to the Ladies Aid. Got a letter from Uncle Har about my taking his farm for next year.
Wednesday, January 2, 1918
I drew out to loads of manure. Fair and cold 16° below. Cut some wood. Fixed one of Mrs. Rockwells Shoes in evening.
Thursday, January 3, 1918
Fair and cold. 18° below Francis very late in morning. Pete Storms and his cousin are cutting wood for Earl .
Friday, January 4, 1918
Fair and cold. 8° below. Earl went to Elmira & I did chores alone. Got down some wood and got ½ ton Globe feed of Roy Smith.
Saturday, January 5, 1918
Fair and cold. 6° below. I hauled out manure, did chores and cut some wood.
Ruth Wilson, Box 15
Jackson Summit, PA
X Beatrice Anderson
417 W. 2nd St., Elmira
X Edna Jones, 2109 Trenton Ave.
X Mr. Manley Thorpe, Valhalla, NY
X Brace Farm School
X Ben Mason 111 S. Wm St
1543 W. 6th St
X Fred M. Harthhauft
118 Mile St, State College, PA
900 Cemetery Rd,
Jennie Chesney, 2208 Webb St
Alma, Flossie, Olive Fagles
2509 Dove St
326 Soper St
Mr. Cecil Compton, 119 Ridge Ave, Milton, PA
Lafayette Wright, 1403 12th St, Eddystone, PA
Fred Sweely, 714 ½ Broadway, Elmira, NY
Mr. Roy Garrison, 308 W. 4th St, Elmira,NY
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Turner, box 64, Montoursville, PA
Herbert Jewell, 982 Penn Ave, Elmira, NY