January 1, 1918
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 Train 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.
Sunday, January 6, 1918
Fair and cold 0° zero. Went to Sunday school. Got up at 4-00 a.m.. My folks came over in p.m.
Monday, January 7, 1918
Cloudy & warmer 25° above
Garry Doud & I cut wood. He helped me draw manure. Mrs. Spencer & Mrs. Rockwell went away.
Tuesday, January 8, 1918
Fair and cold. 15° above.
Earl and I cut down wood. I hauled out manure
Wednesday, January 9, 1918
I went to Lawrenceville after coal.Ruth went up to the Summit.
Thursday, January 10, 1918
Cloudy and windy. 16° above.
Earl trimmed tree. I drew manure & did chores.
Friday, January 11, 1918
Fair and pleasant 16° above. Earl & I drew some wood up to the store & cut some wood.
Saturday, January 12, 1918
Stormed last night. Fair but windy today. Charley Furman came up after potatoes & apples. Earl paid me $20.75.
Sunday, January 13, 1918
Fair, cold & very windy. 14° below. There was no Sunday school and I don’t think any church.
Monday, January 14, 1918
Fair. 5° above, very icy out. Ruth and I went up to her folks at night. I paid Delos $20.00.
Tuesday, January 15, 1918
Snowed hard last night. Grew colder towards night. Delos & mother were down for dinner.
Wednesday, January 16, 1918
Fair and warmer. Earl & I took Anita and another cow up to Ernest Spencers. Drew manure.
Thursday, January 17, 1918
Fair and pleasant. Earl & I drew 5 cords of wood out of the fallow.
Ruth went over to Aunt Sadies.
Friday, January 18, 1918
Ruth and I did not sleep well last night. Dr. Meeker came up to see Ruth. Received to unclaimed letters.
Saturday, January 19, 1918
Fair and cold 10° below. I drew out manure, Ruths parents & nephews were here. Earl & I sawed up black cherrie tree across the creek.
Sunday, January 20, 1918
Fair and cold 9° below. Ruth & I stayed at home & had fried cakes for supper.
Monday, January 21, 1918
Fair and cold 13° below. I drew manure out. Went with Earl up to Fred Bennetts to see about some tools.
Tuesday, January 22, 1918
Snowing hard. 10° above. Mother Wilson came down during p.m.
Wednesday, January 23, 1918
Fair and cold 4° below. Ruth went to Elmira and stayed all night. Stanley Collum stayed with me.
Thursday, January 24, 1918
Cloudy & warmer 1° above. Stanley stayed with me today. Ruth came home at night.
Friday, January 25, 1918
Cloudy, warmer, snowy. Earl & I got tools from Fred Bennetts & brot. them down to Earls.
Saturday, January 26, 1918
Fair and cold. I drew manure & Earl & I drew down three skids of wood. We put tools under shelter.
Sunday, January 27, 1918
Fair and cold 4° below. Ruth and I went up to her folks for dinner.
Monday, January 28, 1918
Cold and very windy. The air was full of winds . I drew out manure. Got pkg. of Sears Roebuck Co.
Tuesday, January 29, 1918
Fair and cold. Delos & I went over to my folks on Judson Hill. Stayed all night with Delos.
Wednesday, January 30, 1918
Fair and cold. 0° zero. Received $20.00 of Delos & sent it to Mrs. Lizelle George for sulky plow. Brot. Ruth back home.
Thursday, January 31, 1918
Fair and warmer. Receive $50.00 of 500 and note for $75.00 of Uncle Harl.
Friday, February 1, 1918
Fair and pleasant. Garry Doud cut my hair and stayed here for dinner. We cut wood.
Saturday, February, 2, 1918
Fair and pleasant. 8° below Earl went to Elmira. I took some tanks up to Summit for kerosene. I did evening chores alone.
Sunday, February 3, 1918
28° above. Ruth & I had ice cream for dinner. Something caught one of Earls hens last night.
Monday, February 3, 1918
Fair and cold 8° below. I shot an owl which killed Earls hens.
Tuesday, February 5, 1918
Fair and cold 25° below and windy. I did chores and sawed some wood.
Wednesday, February 6, 1918
Fair and warmer 6° above also cloudy. Drew out two loads of manure. Drew two loads of wood to Summit.
Thursday, February 7, 1918
Fair, warm 35° above, cloudy. Paid F. S. Bennett for chickens bot. of him
Friday, February 8, 1918
Fair, cloudy, warm. Earl & I sawed down apple trees across the creek. Drew one load of manure.
Saturday, February 9, 1918
Fair and pleasant. Earl went to Millerton & I did chores and skidded logs. Mother Wilson was here during day.
Sunday, February 10, 1918
Fair, warmer & cloudy. Ruth & I made ice cream. Gave Earl Spencer some.
Monday, February 11, 1918
Fair and thawing. Earl & I sawed up apple tree & drew out manure
Tuesday, February 12, 1918
Fair and pleasant. Water began to run. I shot Furmans dog. Sent order to Sears R. Co.
Wednesday, February 13, 1918
Fair and warm. Garry Doud & I sawed wood. Earl did most of the night chores.
Thursday, February 14, 1918.
Fair and warm. Garry Doud & I sawed wood. Earl cut horns of for Paris.
Friday, February 15, 1918
Fair in a.m. Fair and cold in p.m.Garry & I sawed wood. Earl threw one load of wood.
Saturday, February 16, 1918
Fair and cold. I went to Elmira. Richard Wilson was married today. I bot. a couch. Stayed up to mother Wilsons all night.
Sunday, February 17, 1918
Fair and cold. Ruth & I came home. Stanley Collum was here for sure time.
Monday, February 18, 1918.
Fair and cold. 5° below. I drew two loads of manure out. Went up to see Dick & wife in evening.
Tuesday, February 19, 1918
Warmer and rainy. I did chores and Earl & I bagged oats.
Wednesday, February 20, 1918
Colder and fair. Ruths and my couch came today. I drew soft coal for Earl.
Thursday, February 21, 1918
Colder 10° below. Drew out one load of manure. Took some wood up to the Summit.
Friday, February 22, 1918
Fair and cold. 0° zero.
Molly got down & could not get up. Helped Garry draw some wood.
Saturday, February 23, 1918
Fair & warmer. Garry Doud & I drew wood. I bought a cross cut & Hand saw of him.
Sunday, February 24, 1918
Fair and warmer. Aunt Belle & Stanley & Glenn Price were here in p.m.. Earl went to Daggett Mills.
Monday, February 25, 1918
Cloudy & windy, warm. Earl & I drove Cora up to Ernest Spencers. Rained at night. II drew out manure.
Tuesday, February 26, 1918
Fair and cold. Earl went to Elmira. I did evening chores alone. Milked 14 cows. Fixed Furmans cross cut saw.
Wednesday, February 27, 1918.
Fair and pleasant. Earl & I drew wood. I got some forks, wiffle trees, a clevice and irons of Fred Bennett.
Thursday, February 28, 1918
Cloudy & some rain. My Parents & Aunt Belle Collum here for dinner. Father left me have some coal.
Friday, March 1, 1918
Fair and cloudy. Earl went to Wellsboro . Archie Spencer helped do chores. I stayed all night up to Mother Wilsons.
Saturday, March 2, 1918
Fair and pleasant. Archie helped do a.m. milking. Ruth did not come home at night. I stayed here alone.
Sunday, March 3, 1918
Fair and cool. Ruth not well. I went up and stayed all night with her. Earl did p.m. chores.
Monday, March 4, 1918
Cloudy part. Fair part. Some sleet towards night. Helped haul over flour. Got load of cottonseed meal.
Tuesday, March 5, 1918
Cloudy & warm. Earl & I drew wood. I did chores and a.m. Made some plant boxes.
Wednesday, March 6, 1918
Cloudy, cooler towards night. Got 2 checks from Uncle Harl. Drew 2 loads of wood from hill.
Thursday, March 7, 1918
Fair and cool. Snowed some last night. Earl went to Elmira. I milked his 15 cows it about 77 minutes.
Friday, March 8, 1918
Fair and pleasant. I went over to Uncle Frank Thorpes to see about movie.
Saturday, March 9, 1918
Fair in a.m. Snowy in p.m. Our first baby was born at 9-00 a.m. today. Aunt Alice Wilson nurse Dr. Hughes Meeker for doctor..
Sunday, March 10, 1918
Stormy a.m.Fair p.m.. Ruth & baby getting along fine. Aunt Bessie & Emma Whittaker were here.
Monday, March 11, 1918
Fair and pleasant. 5° below zero. Dr. Meeker charged me $25.00. I paid him $20.00. Ruth is doing nicely.
Tuesday, March 12, 1918
Fair and warm. I went after a load of posts down to Will Burrows. Mother Wilson came down in evening.
Wednesday, March 13, 1918
Fair, warm & cloudy. Rain tonight. Mother Walton & Irene were over this p.m. I went after a load of fence posts.
Thursday, March 14, 1918
Rainy most of day. Earl & I worked in cellar. I did chores. He paid me $12.50 to bal. up to the 13th.
Friday, March 15, 1918
Fair and cold. I did chores. Sorted beets & helped draw a lime. Got chores done late. Refused job of Railway Mail Clerk.
Saturday, March 16, 1918
Fair and pleasant. Earl & I finished drawing lime. Uncle Harl came down in evening . He is not feeling well.
Sunday, March 17, 1918
Fair and pleasant. Mother Wilson, Delos, Milo, Fay Price, Edna Miller & Aunt Belle were here
today. Earl moved back to farm.
Monday, March 18, 1918
Fair and pleasant. Harry Paris’ baby died. I drew 34 posts. Cleaned up horse barn. Went up to help Ed Payne saw wood.
Tuesday, March 19, 1918
Fair and warm. Dr. Meeker came to finish taking care of Ruth. Earl & I burned over pasture field.
Wednesday, March 20, 1918
Fair and warm. Earl fixed swing gate on horse barn & burned bush.
Thursday, March 21, 1918.
Fair warm & pleasant. Aunt Alice went to Elmira. Earl went to Elmira.I milked 10 cows is 38 minutes.
Friday, March 22, 1918
Fair and pleasant. Mother brought Irene over. Ruth not so well tonight. Sent for$1.01 worth of seed.
Saturday, March 23, 1918
Fair and pleasant.I drew manure & did chores. Fixed barn yard fence. Melvin Barrett took Grandma Rockwell to Roseville.
Sunday, March 24, 1918
Fair and pleasant. Ruths mother came down & washed the baby. She helped get dinner.
Monday, March 25, 1918
Fair and cooler. Stanley Collum & I went after Uncle Harls horses. Paid $34.00 for keeping of horses.
Tuesday, March 26, 1918
Fair and cool. I went to League Dairymens meeting & got Uncle Harls horses shod.
Wednesday, March 27, 1918
Fair and pleasant. Cool. I moved four implements over to Uncle Harls farm. Am very tired at night.
Thursday, March 28, 1918
Fair and pleasant.Delos Wilson, Mr. Harding & I moved Uncle Harls Folks over on their farm.
Friday, March 29, 1918
Fair and pleasant. I moved a lot of Ruths & my goods over to Uncle Harls farm.
Saturday, March 30, 1918
Fair & pleasant. I went to Ben Packards sale Bot. a couple of cows & a scoop shovel.
Sunday, March 31, 1918
Fair and pleasant. Ruth & I stayed all night up to her folks.
Monday, April 1, 1918
Fair and pleasant. I moved over on Uncle Harls farm. My folks brot the cow over.
Tuesday, April 2, 1918
Fair & pleasant. Took milk to Summit and sold it to Earl Spencer. Put stove pipe up.
Wednesday, April 3, 1918
Rainy all day.Took milk to Jackson Center. Queen kicked when I had her single.
Thursday, April 4, 1918
Rainy and cold. I did chores and settled sitting room some.
Friday, April 5, 1918
Fair and cool. Went to Summit for load of feed. Ruth came back home at night.
Saturday, April 6, 1918
Fair and warmer. Delos Wilson and I went over to Frank Buttons place after 2 loads of hay.
Sunday, April 7, 1918
Fair, partly cloudy, south wind. I took Uncle Harl to Trowbridge Depot. Did chores alone at night.
Monday, April 8, 1918
Rainy most of day. I started my plowing this a.m. Uncle Frank moved piano.
Tuesday, April 9, 1918
Snowy. All day. I tinkered around the barns.
Wednesday, April 10, 1918
Snowed hard all day. I trimmed apple trees in front of house.
Thursday, April 11, 1918
Snowed most of day. Byron Everett took my milk to creamery. I went up to see Cecil Jewell in p.m.
Friday, April 12, 1918
Stormy all day. I worked around barns. Byron Everett took milked creamery.
Saturday, April 13, 1918
Cleared up some. Stanley and I went down to store for groceries.
Sunday, April 14, 1918
Fair and thawing. Did chores. Byron took milk for me.
Monday, April 15, 1918
Fair and pleasant. Cecil Jewell and I cut wood and gave to Uncle Frank Thorpe.
Tuesday, April 16, 1918
Fair in a.m. Had a warm thunder shower in p.m. Uncle Frank had some trouble.
Wednesday, April 17, 1918
Stanley and I went over to Harry Hills for a bull. Walked most of way.I went for feeding groceries to Summit.
Thursday, April 18, 1918
I went to Summit. Fair and pleasant. Finished moving my goods from Earls.
Friday, April 19, 1918.
Fair and cold. I scattered manure and trimmed apple trees. Stanley went to Summit.
Saturday, April 20, 1918
Fair in a.m. Rain, P.M. Picked up part of oats up to Uncle Harls that I bought of F. H. Thorpe. Cut wood and fix chimney.
Sunday, April 21, 1918
Rainy towards night. I did chores. Ruby has got a sore mouth. Addie who walked to Summit.
Monday, April 22, 1918
Fair in a.m. Cloudy in p.m.. I got feed of Roy Smith. Queen balked three times. Picked up oats and buckwheat I got out SH Thorpe.
Tuesday, April 23, 1918
Fair in a.m.. Rainy in p.m.Finished plowing little piece by the lane. Queen broke plow and wiffle tree.
Wednesday, April 24, 1918
Fair and cool. Stanley and I spread part of large field of manure. Richard down here to trade horses.
Thursday, April 25, 1918
Fair and pleasant. Stanley and I finished spreading manure. One of fathers calves died.
Friday, April 26, 1918
Fair and pleasant. We ride over to my folks. Stanley had to walk home.
Saturday, April 27, 1918
Fair and pleasant. Stanley & I took calf and the yearling to Millerton. Got 2.10 for them. Bot. Uncle Frank Thorpes buggy. Gave note due
Dec 24 .
Sunday, April 28, 1918
Fair and pleasant. Stanley & I took Uncle Harl to Millerton in my new buggy.
Monday, April 29, 1918
Fair, though threatening rain. Got piece of oats in by barn. Plowed part of garden. Got Richardsons mare untied.
Tuesday, April 30, 1918
Fair and pleasant. I took Richardsons horse home and traded with Father for Prince.
Wednesday, May 1, 1918.
Fair and pleasant. Fixed fences around pasture.
Thursday, May 2, 1918
I finished fixing fences. Plowed over back for oats in p.m.
Friday, May 3, 1918
Fair and pleasant. I plowed for oats.Got lot of oats plowed.
Saturday, May 4, 1918
Fair and pleasant. I plowed a quite a bit for oats over back.
Sunday, May 5, 1918
Fair and pleasant. Ruth and I drove our new buggy over to see Ruths folks.
Monday, May 6, 1918
Fair and pleasant. I plowed for oats. Got nice lot plowed.
Tuesday, May 7, 1918
Fair and pleasant. I finished plowing oat ground.
Wednesday, May 8, 1918
Fair and pleasant. I dragged oat ground over once and part again.
Thursday, May 9, 1918
Fair and pleasant. I dragged for and drilled oats. Got $20.45 worth of grass seed.
Friday, May 10, 1918
Rainy in a.m. I finished putting in my oats. Got soaking wet.
Saturday, May 11, 1918
Fair and pleasant. I went over to Frank Morrells after potatoes. Got a load of wood from the woods.
Sunday, May 12, 1918
Fair and pleasant. Loren, Irene & Walton drove over in p.m. Irene went to Center Sunday S.
Monday, May 13, 1918
Rainy most of day. I drew manure. Cecil Jewell, Stanley Collum, & I went fishing in evening.
Tuesday, May 14, 1918
Fair and pleasant. I tried putting in some potatoes by plowing them under.
Wednesday, May 15, 1918
Fair and pleasant. I plowed for corn & plowed under some potatoes.
Thursday, May 16, 1918
Fair and pleasant. I plowed for corn over below the lane. Agnes Gaige died.
Friday, May 17, 1918
Fair and pleasant. I plowed for potatoes below orchard. & plowed for corn. Richard and I went down to see Raymond Goodwin.
Saturday, May 18, 1918
I smoothed out ground and plowed for corn. Uncle Harl Came home Tuesday last night.
Sunday, May 19, 1918.
Fair and pleasant. Joy McClure cut my hair. Henry Millers here to see Uncle Harl & family.
Monday, May 20, 1918
Fair in a.m. Rain in evening. I fitted up potato ground below orchard by creek. Went to Elmira with Cecil.
Tuesday, May 21, 1918
Fair and pleasant. I plowed for corn over back. Uncle Harl got home about noon
and traded for Prince.
Wednesday, May 22, 1918
Fair and pleasant. I plowed for corn. Uncle Harl planted potatoes.
Thursday, May 23, 1918
Rainy last night and wet today. Uncle Harl & I drew manure. Got Jewells manure planks.
Friday, May 24, 1918.
FaFair and pleasant. Uncle Harl and I drew manure. Ruth & I went to Red Cross meeting at Center.
Saturday, May 25, 1918
Fair and pleasant. Finished drawing manure. I went to Elmira for corn and beans.
Sunday, May 26, 1918
Fair some. Rain some. Ruth and I went to Summit in evening to memorial services.
Monday, May 27, 1918
Fair part. Rain part.I over slept in morning. Uncle Harl did most of milking.
Tuesday, May 28, 1918
Fair in a.m.Rained in p.m. Cecil Jewell went after his wife.
Wednesday, May 29, 1918
Fair part of day. Rained hard in p.m. Uncle Harl & I worked in old pasture field.
Thursday, May 30, 1918
Fair and pleasant. Loren came over with some boys and we went fishing.
Friday, May 31, 1918
Fair and pleasant. Ruth & I drove to Summit in evening for horse feed & to pay bills.
Saturday, June 1, 1918
Fair and pleasant. I plowed over in the old pasture field.
Sunday, June 2, 1918
Fair and pleasant. Ruth wanted to go home but Aunt Belle raised a rumpus over the horse.
Monday, June 3, 1918
I fitted out most of corn ground for state corn. Uncle Harl smoothed it with Jack.
Tuesday, June 4, 1918
Fair and pleasant. Uncle Harl & I got in about six acres of corn. I got 5 bu. potatoes of EF Spencer.
Wednesday, June 5, 1918
Fair and pleasant I plowed for beans and etc. by the barn. Uncle Harl to it in pop corn.
Thursday, June 6, 1918
Fair in a.m.. Rainy p.m. I finished plowing back of barn & cut potatoes.
Friday, June 7, 1918
Nearly finished plowing pasture. Uncle Harl & I went to Trowbridges party. Frank Morrell here in a.m..
Saturday, June 8, 1918
Fair and pleasant. I fitted up field back all the barn & cultivated corn.
Sunday, June 9, 1918
Fair and cool. Ruth & I went for cows but she came home & I got some wild strawberries.
Monday, June 10, 1918
Fair all day. I started plowing barley ground & marked outfield by a barn.
Tuesday, June 11, 1918
Quite cool. I plowed for barley.
Wednesday, June 12, 1918
Fair and cool. Finished plowing for barley land went over home for seed.
Thursday, June 13, 1918
Fair and cool. I dragged for corn & beans in pasture.
Friday, June 14, 1918
I marked out some of bean & corn ground & dragged some.
Saturday, June 15, 1918
Finished smoothing bean ground & pasture. Uncle Harl went to Grange but was too late.
Sunday, June 16, 1918
Fair and pleasant. Delos & mother came over today. Had wild strawberry shortcake for dinner.
Monday, June 17, 1918
Fair and pleasant. Finished putting in our beans.
Tuesday, June 18, 1918
Fair and pleasant. Furrowed out potato ground in pasture field & plowed for corn.
Wednesday, June 19, 1918.
Fair and pleasant. I finished marking out corn ground in pasture field.
Thursday, June 20, 1918
Fair & pleasant.
We put and potatoes over on knoll by Maple Grove.
Friday, June 21, 1918
Fair in a.m.. Rainy in p.m. We finished putting in our potatoes. Picked some strawberries.
Saturday, June 22, 1918
Cloudy and cool. Cecil & I got some hawks and crows. Uncle Harl & I picked strawberries.
Sunday, June 23, 1918
Cold & cloudy. Uncle Harl & I went to Sunday school. My folks here in evening.
Monday, June 24, 1918
Fair and pleasant. Uncle Harl & I fixed fence around pasture. He got fire ins. Pol. made out.
Tuesday, June 25, 1918
Fair and pleasant. Uncle Harl & I fixed remainder of fence around pasture
Wednesday, June 26, 1918.
Fair and warm. Uncle Harl & I trimmed apple trees and marked out remainder of corn ground.
Thursday, June 27, 1918
Fair and pleasant. Ruth & I went with my folks to the Owlett reunion.
Friday, June 28, 1918
Fair and pleasant I plowed for buckwheat over on the right side of ditch.
Saturday, June 29, 1918
Fair and cold. I plowed for buckwheat over on right side of ditch.
Sunday, June 30, 1918
Fair and warm. Ruth & I went over to her folks with Ruby. I gave Aunt Belle a lecture for misusing Ruth.
Monday, July 1, 1918
Fair and warm. I plowed for buckwheat over by ditch.
Tuesday, July 2, 1918
Fair and pleasant. I finished plowing one field of buckwheat. Went over after Ruth.
Wednesday, July 3, 1918
Fair and pleasant. I put in some buckwheat and cocked up hay below field of state corn.
Thursday, July 4, 1918
Fair and warm. I finished putting and one 1st piece of buckwheat and drew hay and went to SS picnic.
Friday, July 5, 1918
Fair most of time. Had a few showers. Uncle Harl had tooth pulled. Began plowing second field.
Saturday, July 6, 1918
Fair most all day. Had a shower in p.m. Finished plowing field below state corn.
Sunday, July 7, 1918
Fair and pleasant. Henry Miller came out for 2nd time since we lived here to see Uncle Harl.
Monday, July 8, 1918
Fair and cold. Uncle Harls horse Prince was lame so I got Jack shod and cultivated with him.
Tuesday, July 9, 1918
Rainy today. Uncle Harl and I fixed Frank Morrells old wagon for haying. Go to
Wednesday, July 10, 1918
Fair part of time. Some rain. I cultivated corn in a.m. Picked berries in p.m.
Thursday, July 11, 1918
Fair and cool. Picked berries in a.m.. Fixed hay rigging in p.m.
Friday, July 12, 1918
Fair and pleasant. Fred Gaige loaned me his horse & I put in buckwheat.
Saturday, July 13, 1918
Fair and pleasant. I cultivated corn & beans in old pasture field. Stanley uncovered it. Helped Cecil get and a load of hay.
Sunday, July 14, 1918
Fair and warm. Ruth & I went to church. McClure’s brot. Ruth home.
Monday, July 15, 1918
Fair and warm. I mowed side hill. Uncle Harl went to Elmira to see about Prince’s foot.
Tuesday, July 16, 1918
Put up hay on side hill & drew 2 loads. Fair and cloudy. Sprinkled some.
Wednesday, July 17, 1918
Fair and warm. Mowed part of clover field and finished up sidehill.
Thursday, July 18, 1918
Wet in morning. Mowed rest of clover field and field below grove. Got feed over to the Summit.
Friday, July 19, 1918
Fair & warm. Drew 8 loads of hay off of clover field. Worked till late.
Saturday, July 20, 1918
Fair and warm. 84° above. Uncle Harl & I drew a couple of loads of hay and put up hay below woods.
Sunday, July 21, 1918
Fair and very warm. Henry Miller was up with another fellow berrying in the fallow.
Monday, July 22, 1918
Fair and pleasant. We got the field of hay below woods.
Tuesday, July 23, 1918
Fair and pleasant. Got in the swale grass along lane.
Wednesday, July 24, 1918
Fair during day. Sprinkled a little towards night. Got in swale grass my barn.
Thursday, July 25, 1918
Fair some. Rained some. Got in checks & straightened up with EF Spencer.
Friday, July 26, 1918
Fair and pleasant. Finished mowing field over back & got it put up.
Saturday, July 27, 1918
Finished getting in field of hay over back my oats. Fair and pleasant.
Sunday, July 28, 1918
Fair and very warm. Ruth went over to visit her folks. Loren Loush Daggett & girls called in evening.
Monday, July 29, 1918
Fair with a little sprinkle in p.m. Mowed hay by hen house & in old orchard.
Tuesday, July 30, 1918
Fair all day. Hilled up potatoes on knoll below orchard.
Wednesday, July 31, 1918
Cultivated corn over on knoll. Drew hay by hen house. Helped put up McClures flag pole.Fair and pleasant.
Thursday, August 1, 1918
Fair and pleasant. Mowed, raked, & cocked up timothy back of orchard. Quit 11-00 p.m.
Friday, August 2, 1918
Fair and pleasant. Uncle Harl & I finished getting our hay in barn. Jersey calf sick.
Saturday, August 3, 1918
Fair and pleasant. I fixed harness & cultivated with Jack. Uncle Harl helped Fred Gaige.
Sunday, August 4, 1918
Rainy in a.m. Fair in p.m. Henry Millers up. I am sick. Loie Burley here in p.m.
Monday, August 5, 1918
Fair and pouring. Uncle Harl helped Fred Gaige. Buried Jersey calf.
Tuesday, August 6, 1918
Fair and warm. I cultivated corn & potatoes. Did most of chores.
Wednesday, August 7, 1918
Fair and warm. Cecil took Ruth, Ruby & I to prayer meeting & to _____ ______ ____.
Thursday, August 8, 1918
Fair and pleasant. Uncle Harl & I helped Fred Gaige in haying. I helped to Cecil on roof on chicken ____.
Friday, August 9, 1918
Rained most of night. Cultivated corn with wheel cultivator in pasture.
Saturday, August 10, 1918
Rained most of day. Ground axes and got up wood. Cecil took us to Center social in evening.
Sunday, August 11, 1918
Fair most of day.. I am quite sick. Uncle Loie Burley and Aunt Sadie Here in p.m.
Monday, August 12, 1918
Fair and warm.Uncle Harl dug potatoes.
Tuesday, August 13, 1918
Fair and warm. Uncle Harl and I dug potatoes all day.
Wednesday, August 14, 1918
Fair in a.m. Showers in p.m. Stanley and I took 10 bu. potatoes 1 bu. apples to Elmira.
Thursday, August 15, 1918
Fair and warm. Pulled weeds out of beans and got in oats by barn.
Friday, August 16, 1918
Fair and warm. Uncle Harl over to my folks. I helped to Cecil Jewell draw oats.
Saturday, August 17, 1918
Fair and pleasant. I helped Cecil draw oats. Went to Summit for ice cream.
Sunday, August 18, 1918
Fair and pleasant. My folks came over & brot. Uncle Harl over. Mrs. Collum ugly.
Monday, August 19, 1918
Fair and pleasant. I cultivated beans and started reaping oats. Uncle Harl helped Cecil.
Tuesday, August 20, 1918
Fair and pleasant. Uncle Harl helped Fred Gaige. I finished reaping oats.
Wednesday, August 21, 1918
Began drawing oats. Mrs. collum went to Elmira. Frank Thorpe drew straw.
Thursday, August 22, 1918
Fair and pleasant. Finished drawing oats. Had eight large loads.
Cecil & Cyrus helped.
Friday, August 23, 1918
Fair and warm. Put poles on corn field fence by the pasture.
Saturday, August 24, 1918
Fair and pleasant. I cultivated corn & potatoes over on knoll. Had a shower at night.
Sunday, August 25, 1918
Fair all day. Ruth & I walked over to Summit Sunday school. & up to her folks Grandpa Turner & Grandma here in p.m..
Monday, August 26, 1918
Fair and warm. I cultivated potatoes up by Maple tree on knoll. Paid Roy Smith 45.00.
Tuesday, August 27, 1918
Fair and pleasant. Cultivated corn in pasture field with Jack. Uncle Harl Worked over to Summit.
Wednesday, August 28, 1918
Fair and pleasant. Cultivated state corn one way. Uncle Harl worked on Summit pond.
Thursday, August 29, 1918
Rainy in Fair in P.M. Cultivated Corn. Uncle Harl worked on Summit pond.
Friday, August 30, 1918
Fair in PM. Rained some in a.m. I pulled weeds & cut wood.. Began baiting cows.
Saturday, August 31, 1918
Rainy & cloudy most of day. Stanley and I cut wood . Caught Addeline eavesdropping around by corner of cow barn.
Sunday, September 1, 1918
Fair and cool. Richard Wilson & wife & Delos over in evening.
Monday, September 2, 1918
Fair and pleasant. Dug potatoes & got Prince & Jack shod. Prince for first time since got hurt.
Tuesday, September 3, 1918
Catchy weather. Dug potatoes. Cecil took some potatoes to Elmira.
Wednesday, September 4, 1918
Fair and cloudy. Sawed wood over back . Saw a great swarm of something going over.
Thursday, September 5, 1918
Fair in a.m.Rainy in p.m. Stanley & I took potatoes to Elmira. Sold for 1.80 to 2.00 per bushel.
Friday, September 6, 1918
Fair and pleasant. Sawed wood all day. Ruth is over to her folks. Put in Harls stove.
Saturday, September 7, 1918
Fair and pleasant. Uncle Harl went to Crosby to help Fred Crosby. Broke my buggy this morning down Spencer Hill. Brot. Ruth home. Jack kicked.
Sunday, September 8, 1918
Fair and pleasant. My folks & Uncle Ben Tobey were over in p.m. Brot. Tracy who is a private in the Army.
Monday, September 9, 1918
Very pleasant. Took a wagon of Uncle Harls to shop for new spokes.
Tuesday, September 10, 1918
Fair some.Rainy some. Fixed corn cutter and horse for shocking of corn.
Wednesday, September 11, 1918
Fair and windy. I went to Summit for threshing coal. Ruth went over to Hardings.
Thursday, September 12, 1918
Rainy a.m. Fair P.M. I went to Millerton to register in draft., from 18 to 45.
Friday, September 13, 1918
Fair some. Rainy some. Fixed scaffolds for threshers.
Saturday, September 14, 1918
Fair and cool. Cecil & wife took Ruth & I to social at Jackson Center in evening. Cecil played.
Sunday, September 15, 1918
Fair and pleasant. Ruth & I went to church with Cecil & wife.
Monday, September 16, 1918
Rainy and cloudy. Cecil & I went hunting in p.m. Got nothing. My folks went to Wm Sport.
Tuesday, September 17, 1918
Rainy most of day. Helped Uncle Charley fill silo. Went hunting with Cecil in p.m.. Got 4 birds.
Wednesday, September 18, 1918
Rainy most of day. Ruth & I walked over to her folks in evening. I staid all night with them.
Thursday, September 19, 1918
Fair and cold. Finished filling uncle Charleys silo. Had breakfast at 4:30 a.m..
Friday, September 20, 1918
Rainy most of day. Went to Elmira with Cecil in p.m. Got check cashed.
Saturday, September 21, 1918
Fair and cold. Stanley & I cut nearly all our western corn.
Sunday, September 22, 1918
Fair and cold. Ruth stayed over to her folks during day. Loren when after her at night.
Monday, September 23, 1918
Fair and cool. Finished cutting western corn by hand. Took reaper in MESA.
Tuesday, September 24, 1918
Rainy most of day. I cut a lot of state corn by hay and.
Wednesday, September 25, 1918
Rainy most of day. Cecil & I shot several crows.
Thursday, September 26, 1918
Fair some. Rainy some. I drew manure & unloaded load of barley.
Friday, September 27, 1918
Fair and cool. I drew manure. Broke little wagon again.
Saturday, September 28, 1918
Fair and pleasant. I pulled beans. Henry Miller up in p.m. & I sent my rifle to town with him.
Sunday, September 29, 1918
Fair and cool. Ruth & I drove Prince over to my folks.
Monday, September 30, 1918
Fair in a.m.. Rainy in p.m.Cecil and I bot. a dog Cup. Finished cutting corn. Mrs. Allum stole beans.
Tuesday, October 1, 1918
Cecil and I took Cup and went over on Drake Hill for chestnuts.
Wednesday, October 2, 1918
Fair and pleasant. Finished pulling white beans. Answered questionnaire.
Thursday, October 3, 1918.
Fair most of day. Went to Millerton to get questionnaire affidavits made out.
Friday, October 4, 1918
Fair all day. Cecil & I helped father fill silo.. We worked in field.
Saturday, October 5, 1918
Fair and pleasant. Helped fill silo at fathers. Cecil went home at noon.
Sunday, Octoberber 6, 1918
Fair and pleasant. Cecil and wife, Ruth, Ruby and I went up on Chestnut Ridge for nuts.
Monday, Octoberber 7, 1918
Fair most all day. I set up state corn. Took wagon to shop for repairs.
Tuesday, October 8, 1918
Fair and cool. I finished setting up state corn & set up some western corn.
Wednesday, October 9, 1918
Fair and pleasant. Set up corn and dug my potatoes and garden. Had about 6 bu.
Thursday, October 10, 1918
Fair and pleasant. Set up some corn. Forbad Belle Collum to give hogs more apples at night.
Friday, October 11, 1918
Fair and pleasant. Finished setting up harvest of western corn. Dug 10 bu. potatoes.
Saturday, October 12, 1918
Cloudy & some rain. I picked apples, pears, and banked celery. I shot my first fox. Uncle Harley Collum came home from Penn Yan.
Sunday, October 13, 1918
Fair and cloudy. Cecil and I skinned my 1st fox and stretched hide.
Monday, October 14, 1918
Cold & rainy. Uncle Harl & I pulled rest of beans & dug potatoes back of barn.
Tuesday, October 15, 1918
Fair and cool. I drew beans and threshed. Harl helped Frank Morral.
Wednesday, October 16, 1918
Fair and pleasant. Uncle Harl & I dug our early potatoes on knoll by orchard.
Thursday, October 17, 1918
Fair and pleasant. Uncle Harl & I dug out some small pieces over back.
Friday, October 18, 1918
Fair and cold. Uncle Harl and I picked apples in old orchard.
Saturday, October 19, 1918
Fair and warmer. Uncle Harl & I picked rest of old orchard and spies in new.
Sunday, October 20, 1918
Cloudy & rainy. Missed two eggs down in manger . Went to bed in PM.
Monday, October 21, 1918
Fair and pleasant. I tried plowing with Jack. He broke plowed tongue. Cut big birch tree.
Tuesday, October 22, 1918
Fair and pleasant. Went after pigs. Uncle Harl traded Prince for Dutch of Roy Miller. Father here for dinner.
Wednesday, October 23, 1918
Fair and pleasant. I plowed with Prince & Dutch back of barn.
Thursday, October 24, 1918
Fair and pleasant. Plowed with Prince & Dutch back of barn.
Friday, October 25, 1918
Cloudy & some rain. Went to cider mill . & had two barrels of cider made.
Saturday, October 26, 1918
Fair pleasant. Have finished plowing back of barn and am plowing up on buckwheat field.
Sunday, October 27, 1918
Fair and pleasant. Father came over after Ruth & I. He made offer of something for $50.
Monday, October 28, 1918
Fair and pleasant. I plowed with Prince & Dutch in small buckwheat field.
Tuesday, October 29, 1918
Fair and pleasant. I sick a bed with cold, and influenza or something or other.
Wednesday, October 30, 1918
Rainy all day. I still abed. Milo, Aunt Addie and Verne Paris here to rent me Aunt Addies farm.
Thursday, October 31, 1918
Rainy all day. I still in bed.Uncle Chas. Hamilton threshed.
Friday, November 1, 1918
Fair and cool. I got up and took Ed Spencers potatoes home.
Saturday, November 2, 1918.
Cold & snowy. I plowed up to and of lane on corn ground.
Sunday, November 3, 1918
Fair and pleasant. Took up my carrots, beets and onions.
Monday, November 4, 1918
Fair and warm. Helped Ray Walters do his threshing.
Tuesday, November 5, 1918
Fair and cool. I plowed for Uncle Harl with Prince and Dutch.
Wednesday, November 6, 1918
Fair and warm. Got out some logs and helped Sammy Johns do threshing.
Thursday, November 7, 1918
Fair and warm. Finished Sammy Johns threshing in and started Jay McClures.
Friday, November 8, 1918
Fair and warm. Did threshing for McClures& did mine also. Also had about 300 bu. of oats.
Saturday, November 9, 1918
Fair and windy. Helped Cecil do his threshing.
Sunday, November 10, 1918
Fair and cold. Ruth folks & my folks over during day.
Monday, November 11, 1918
Fair and cold. I help Fred & Edison Gaige do their threshing. Fred $29, Edison 200.
Tuesday, November 12, 1918
Fair and pleasant. I went to Elmira to contract hogs & chickens.
Wednesday, November 13, 1918
Fair and cold. Got a calf over to EF Spencers from Rachel. Went to Millerton with father.
Thursday, November 14, 1918
Fair and cool. Butchered four hogs Fred Gaige helped me.
Friday, November 15, 1918
Delos & uncle Harl took pigs to Elmira. also chickens. Hogs a $25. Chickens .30 live weight.
Saturday, November 16, 1918
Fair and muggy. I plowed short bouts over in and of lane. Ed & I went cooning at night.
Sunday, November 17, 1918
Cloudy and rained some. Stanley got a calf over to Earl Spencers.
Monday, November 18, 1918
Uncle Harl went to Summit to pay EF Spencer. I plowed up my lane. Fair and cold.
Tuesday, November 19, 1918
Fair and cold. I plowed by lane. Got mostly plowed.
Wednesday, November 20, 1918
Cold & snowy. Uncle Harl & I cut poles for barn yard fans.
Thursday, November 21, 1918
Fair and cold. Plowed knoll back of orchard sod back of granary.
Friday, November 22, 1918
Fair and cold. I started breaking up old night pasture on flat. Fixed fence.
Saturday, November 23, 1918
Fair and cold. I went up on Graves Possessions & over to Fred Smiths.
Sunday, November 24, 1918
Fair and cold. Had rabbit for dinner.Ruths mother & Delos were here for dinner.
Monday, November 25, 1918
Fair and cold. Father gave Uncle Harl till Wednesday to pay and $75.00. Took Harry Hills bull home.
Tuesday, November 26, 1918
Fair and cold. Uncle Harl paid his taxes. Cecil & I went hunting.
Wednesday, November 27, 1918
Fair and cold. Ruth went home. Uncle Harl sold 687 pounds of oats. I sorted part of my potatoes. Went to Stanley Hamiltons reception.
Thursday, November 28, 1918
Cloudy & windy. Stanley, Lorenzo Cecil and I went hunting up to Graves Possessions.
Friday, November 29, 1918
Cloudy and cold. Got a load of wood & did chores..
Saturday, November 30, 1918
Fair and cold. Sold veal calf for .15 per lb. Walked over to Alder Run & Millerton & home.
Sunday, December 1, 1918
Fair and cold. I sorted potatoes. Got up late.
Monday, December 2, 1918
Fair and cold. I walked over to my folks in 1 hr. 5 min. Drove home at night.
Tuesday, December 3, 1918
Fair and cloudy. Stormed at night. Ruth & I went over to my folks all night.
Wednesday, December 4, 1918
Stormed in a.m. Fair in PM Father & I went to Williamsport in auto in PM.
Thursday, December 5, 1918
Stormed in a.m.Fair and cold. Got hair cut and shave in Williamsport. Went to Majestic at night.
Friday, December 6, 1918
Fair and cold. Unloaded most of car load of fathers goods below Wmsport at Birds Lane.
Saturday, December 7, 1918
Fair and cold. Finished unloading goods and came home by way of Liberty & Bloss.
Sunday, December 8, 1918.
Fair and cool. Father brot. Ruth baby, & I home in Pmin car.
Monday, December 9, 1918
Fair and warm. Got a load of wood and drew manure. Drew eight loads.
Tuesday, December 10, 1918
Fair and cold. Uncle Harl & I sawed down trees & skidded.
Wednesday, December 11, 1918
Rainy & very icy. Got horses sharpened. Led them over across..
Thursday, December 12, 1918
Fair and pleasant. Went to Mrs. Hills sale. Bot. single harness.
Friday, December 13, 1918
Rainy in a.m. Fair in PM. Cleaned out under granary & sawed wood.
Saturday, December 14, 1918
Rainy in a.m. Fair in PM. Took three calves to Millerton to Holton Got $30.00 for them. Got load of wood.
Sunday, December 15, 1918
Fair and cool. Harry Paris & wife here for supper. Cecil Jewell & wife here in evening.
Monday, December 16, 1918
Fair and cool. Plowed in night pasture & took cord of wood to Millerton.
Tuesday, December 17, 1918
Fair and cool. Cut wood and finished plowing night pasture.
Wednesday, December 18, 1918
Fair and cool. Cut wood all day.
Thursday, December 19, 1918
Fair and cool. Cut wood all day.
Friday, December 20, 1918
Fair and cool. Have got five chords of wood on hand. Cut wood all day.
Saturday, December 21, 1918
Fair and cloudy & warm. Went over to my folks & got fathers team, lumber wagon & etc.
Sunday, December 22, 1918
Rainy all day. Cleaned up barn & fixed place for my harness.
Monday, December 23, 1918
Cloudy & cold. I went over to shop to get my platform fixed. Ruth went to.
Tuesday, December 24, 1918
Rainy most of day. I took oats & chickens to town. Paid F. H. Thorpe for buggy. Father had an accident. Will Fish was killed.
Wednesday, December 25, 1918
Seemed gloomy all day. Ruth & I staid at home.. Were lonesome.
Thursday, December 26, 1918
Fair and cold. Uncle Harls folks sick. Did chores most of time.
Friday, December 27, 1918
Fair and cold. Cecils wife and the Misses Hardings were here. Ruth sick.
Saturday, December 28, 1918
Fair and cold. I was taken sick with influenza. Delos got 40 bu. of oats.
Sunday, December 29, 1918
Fair and cold. I sick abed also uncle Harl. Cecil & Mr. Jewell did chores.
Monday, December 30, 1918
Fair and cold. Dr. Meeker said I had pneumonia. Temp. 103. Cecil did chores.
Tuesday, December 31, 1918
Not very good weather. Loren came over and stayed all night.. Temp 101.
Following facts were recorded at the end of this diary.
Richard Wilson & Ethel Johnson were united in marriage the 16th day of February 1918 at 2:00 PM.
Our first baby was born on March 9, 1918 at about 9-15 a.m.
Aunt Alice Wilson, nurse.
Hughes G. Meeker, doctor.
Name Ruby Louella.
Stanley Hamilton and Ascha Garrison were married Nov. 20, 1918 at home of brides parents.
Held reception at grooms home on Nov. 27, 1918
Father, Uncle Charley Hamilton, Will Fish, and Willow Belknap had automobile accident
On Dec. 24, 1918 down by Sullivans monument.
Will Fish was killed almost instantly living only an hour or so. The rest were badly injured.
Caused by radius rod breaking which had a flaw in material. Body of car all torn to pieces.
Car was fathers.
Sunday School 1.00
Ford Miller 1.500
Mrs. Lizelle Geo. 59.04
Delos Wilson 29.00
Earl Spencer 60.00
Benj. Packard 75.00
F. H. Thorpe 60.00
Roy Smith 74.10