Ruth and Dewey had three daughters, Ruby, Lillian, and Iva Jean.
As in all of our rural areas, the population was very interconected through several generations of marriages from the early pioneer families. Garrisons, Sheives, McClures and other of the core population on Jackson were cousins and in-laws as well as friends and neighbors.
This first diary page for 1914 will also serve as the table of Contents
for the entire collection of Dewey's lifetime of recording the world that
he lived in. In his first diary he was sixteen years old.
Diary of Dewey J. Hamilton 1914
Jackson Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania
January 1, 1914
January 2, 1914
January 3, 1914
January 4-January 10, 1914
January 11, 1914
Weather cold. Went up to Uncle Charlie Hamiltons
Stayed all night with Wilbur
Monday, January 12, 1914
Visited Everett town school.
Weather cold, windy and stormy.
Tuesday, January 13, 1914
Visited Millerton school. Weather fair temperature 10° below zero in day and 23° at night.
Wednesday, January 14, 1914
Weather cold and fair. Sat in the house.
Thursday, January 15, 1914
Weather cold, and windy and stormy
Sat in house
Father looked for horse.
Friday, January 16, 1914
Saturday, January 17, 1914
Weather cold and stormy
Sunday, January 18, 1914
Went to Christian Endeavor in evening. Weather cold and fair.
Monday, January 19, 1914
Cottonwood and rode downhill in evening w/GD
Weather cold and fair.
Tuesday, January 20, 1914
Went to Elmira. Weather warmer and fair
Wednesday, January 21, 1914
Cut wood. Weather cold and stormy.
Thursday, January 22, 1914
Went to Smiths party and cut wood. Weather cold and fair.
Weather fair and warmer. Visited H. Bakers school.
Saturday, January 24, 1914
Weather warm and rainy.
Finished sawing wood.
Sunday, January 25, 1914
Weather cold and fair. Went to Christian Endeavor.
Monday, January 26, 1914
Weather fair. Sleighing good. Went down to the McWhorters and Webbs Mill and evening.
Tuesday, January 27, 1914
Weather warm, Snow going fast. Went in a sleigh load to Mozart in evening.
Wednesday, January 28, 1914
Weather still warm. Sleighing very thin. Father went to court house and cleaned hen coop.
Thursday, January 29, 1914
Weather warm, snow nearly gone, Creek high.
Went to mill and depot.
Friday, January 30, 1914
Weather fair and warm. Had party at our house in evening.
Saturday, January 31, 1914
Weather rainy; ground icy. Helen Baker was here.
Sunday, February 1, 1914
Weather fair; ground icy. Staid at home.
Monday, February 2, 1914
Weather fair and quite cold. Father brought home new team. Ground icy.
Tuesday, February 3, 1914
Weather fair and warm.Went up to Petersons in p.m.
Wednesday, February 4, 1914
Weather fair and warm. Went up to Clint Bakers with new team.
Thursday, February 5, 1914
Weather fair. Moved saw mill. Took six boarders.
Friday, February 6, 1914
Weather cold, stormy and windy. Moved living wagon.
Saturday, February 7, 1914
Weather cold and very windy. Set some traps. Played pitch in evening.
Sunday, February 8, 1914
Sunday weather fair and cold. Only two boarders here.
Monday, February 9, 1914
Weather fair and cold. Cut wood and did chores
Tuesday, February 10, 1914
Weather fair and cold. Went to Lyceum with Ruth Wilson.
Wednesday, February 11, 1914
Weather fair and cold. Went to the store with Prince.
Thursday, February 12, 1914
Weather fair and about 16° degrees below. Brought log to mill.
Friday, February 13, 1914
Weather fair, cloudy and warmer. Cut some wood.
Saturday, February 14, 1914
Weather stormy. Snowed 2 ft., 8 in. during night.
Sunday, February 15, 1914
Weather fair and quite cold. Watered cows and trough.
Monday, February 16, 1914
Weather fair and cold. Went to pine city That. Father took Jenny home.
Tuesday, February 17, 1914
Weather snowy. Got tree down in Creek. Loren went to state line That.
Wednesday, February 18, 1914
Weather fair. Got mill to running. Cut wood and went up to mill.
Thursday, February 19, 1914
Weather snowy . Did chores and cut wood..
Friday, February 20, 1914
Weather fair and cold. Took Smiths books home in p.m.
Saturday, February 21, 1914
Weather fair and cold. Ross and Ivah came up on train and night.
Sunday, February 22, 1914
Stormy and cold. Took Ross & Ivah home. Grandpa Hamilton died 8 p.m.
Monday, February 23, 1914
Fair and cold. Father went to see Grandpa. Loren & I sawed pole wood. 28 below zero.
Tuesday, February 24, 1914
Weather fair and cold. Went up to Monks. Anderson came down in evening.
Wednesday, February 25, 1914
Weather fair and warmer. Went down to and Berthas. Father went to town.
Thursday, February 26, 1914
Fair and warm. Worked in lumber woods. Grandpa’s funeral (Hamilton).
Friday, February 27, 1914
Weather fair and warm. Went up to Palmer placed with father.
Saturday, February 28, 1914
Weather fair and warm. Walter Monks took load of goods up to Palmer Place.
Sunday, March 1, 1914
Stormy and cold. Andersen children came down. Bertha & Ben Toby came up. We packed up.
Monday, March 2, 1914
Stormy and cold. I sick abed. Snow drifts deep. Could not move.
Tuesday, March 3, 1914
Snow deep. Drifted bad. Took load as far as Jobs Corners. I got up and did chores.
Wednesday, March 4, 1914
Snow still deep interested. Took cattle up to Jurd Sheives.
Snow drift on R.R. 13 ft. dp.
Thursday, March 5
Snow 8 ft. dp. in some places in road. Weather fine. We moved on George Palmers place.
Friday, March 6,
Snowed hard all day. Got 1st letter from Ruth since moved. Shoveled snow of hay mow.
Had calf born.
Saturday, March 7
Snowy and cold. I did chores alone. Father and Loren went after load of goods.
Sunday, March 8
Weather cold and stormy. Shoveled snow banks and did chores.
Monday, March 9
Cold and stormy. Father and Loren went after feed. George Palmer came up.
Tuesday, March 10
Weather cold & windy in a.m. Fair in p.m. got grain over to H. Bensons.
Wednesday, March 11
Fair and warmer. Got load of coal at Seeley Creek. I did chores alone.
Thursday, March 12
Fair and warm. Moved load of potatoes.Loren and I went to Jobs Corners .
Friday, March 13
Fair but quite cold. Mr. Oliver J. Palmer were here for dinner. Moved to load of goods.
Saturday, March 14
Fair and thawing fast. H. Benson W. Monks, father & Loren moved Lorens load tipped over
Sunday, March 15
Fair and warm. We unloaded grain binder and corn harvester. Had new milk cow.
Monday, March 16
Fair and warm. Shovel snow and drawed manure. Snow going fast.
Tuesday, March 17
Fair and warm. Drew manure and fixed separator
Wednesday, March 18
Cold and stormy. Cleaned out sheep pen.
Thursday, March 19
Cold and stormy. Shoveled road for mail carrier. Loren sick.
Friday, March 20
Fair and cold. Went to Fred Bakers sale. Loren better.
Saturday, March 21
Fair and warmer. Father went after feed. Loren and I went up on Hill.
Sunday, March 22
Fair and warm. Father shaved off his mustache. I did chores. Loren went to L. Bensons.
Monday, March 23
Stormy but quite warm. Fixed gasolene engine.
Tuesday, March 24
Fair and warm. Moved platform wagon and buggy.
Wednesday, March 25
Fair and warm. Eldron Scot came up. We got a skunk coming over.
Thursday, March 26
Fair and warm. Shoveled snow all day over by the woods.
Friday, March 27
Fair and warm during day. Rain all night. Shoveled snow all day.
Saturday, March 28
Fair but cooler. Shoveled snow out of shed above sheep pen.
Sunday, March 29
Fair and cloudy. Went over to Mr. Stouts. Father worked in sheep pen.
Monday, March 30
Warm, cloudy & rainy. Worked in sheep pen. Eldon Scott went home.
Tuesday, March 31
Fair and warm. Scraped manure up in front of barn. Father went after grain and forks
Wednesday, April 1
Warm, cloudy and rainy. Went to Roseville for 1st time in my life.
Thursday, March 2
Rainy and snowy all day. Father received his lease. Loren and I worked in sheep pen.
Friday, March 3
Fair and cold. Father and I cut wood and fixed grindstone. Father gave me an axe.
Saturday, March 4
Fair and cloudy. Father and Loren went to Seeley Creek after feed.
Sunday, April 5
Fair but quite cool most of the time. Fred Sweely and Trum Kennedy came up in evening.
Monday, April 6
Warm and stormy. Loren and I got tools which tipped over on the fence.
Tuesday, April 7
Fair and warm. Mr. Palmer brought his new sow up
Wednesday, April 8
Stormy and cloudy. One of the sheep got down in yard and nearly died.
Thursday, April 9
Fair most of time and quite cool. Cut some wood up on hill.
Friday, April 10
Fair and warm. Got a load of coal at Millerton. Had 11 pigs and 1 lamb die and 1 sheep broke her leg.
Saturday, April 11
Cloudy and stormy. Father went to Elmira with butter. Another sheep died
Sunday, April 12
Fair and warm worked all day fixing axes and skining a sheep.
Monday, April 13
Weather fine. Cut down poles up on a hill. Mr. Palmer was here for dinner.
Tuesday, April 14
Weather fine. Cut down polls up on the hill. Two men were here for dinner
Wednesday, April 15
Fair in a.m. stormy in p.m. father drew a load of hay to Seeley Creek for Fred Stone.
Thursday, April 16
Weather stormy, rainy and nasty. Fixed head of gasolene engine.
Friday, April 17
Weather fine. Father to load of hay for Fred Stone Loren and I cut wood on hill.
Saturday, April 18
Weather fine. Cut poles up on hill. Had two new milk cows.
Sunday, April 19
Fair and a.m. rainy in p.m. got my hair cut down to Sweeleys for 1st time.
Monday, April 20
Rainy and nasty. Skinned another sheep. Mr. Palmer and another fellow came up to fix engine.
Tuesday, April 21
Fair all day. Finished cutting down pole wood up on the hill.
Wednesday, April 22
Fair all day. Father and mother went to Millerton after gasolene and to see the Dr.
Thursday, April 23
Weather fine. I sharpened posts in p.m. D. Watson try to fix gasolene. Engine.
Friday, April 24
Weather fine. Sharpened post. Drew two load of posts from Mr. Palmers
Saturday, April 25
Rainy most of time. Got gasolene engine to working good. I cleaned out old bones.
Sunday, April 26
Fair and cloudy. Fixed bicycle and wrote letter.
Monday, April 27
Fair and warm. Fixed fence and father went to Millerton after a couple of pigs.
Tuesday, April 28
Fair and warm. Had sawmill here for cutting poles. Got chores done at 9: 00 p.m.
Wednesday, April 29
Fair in a.m. Rainy in p.m. finished cutting out poles on hill.
Thursday, April 30
Stormy and a.m. fair in p.m. Tapped shoes and fixed fence.
Friday, May 1
Fix fence over next to Neil Rouse’s Fair and warm.
Saturday, May 2
Fair and warm. Loren and I skinned our 2 yr. old heifer.
Sunday, May 3
Fair and warm. Broke two spokes out of my wheel.
Monday, May 4
Fair and warm. Put in oats in front of barn.
Tuesday, May 5
Rainy all day. Water tore out bridges and come up in houses and Roseville.
Wednesday, May 6
Fair and warm. Drew banking away from house. Went to Roseville in evening.
Thursday, May 7
Fair and warm. I sharpened post. Roy James helped fix fence.
Friday, May 8
Fair and warm. Helped Curt Sweeley cut wood. Snow just went in barnyard.
Saturday, May 9
Fair and warm, with shower in p.m. I went after load feed.
Sunday, May 10
Fair most of time and rained a little bit. Steve Barkwell came after butter.
Monday, May 11
Fair in a.m. rainy in p.m. I commenced ploughing. Father sold cow and got wet
Tuesday, May 12
Rainy all day. Father sold 100 lb. of butter. I cleaned out granary.
Wednesday, May 13
Rainy and foggy. Mother went to Jobs Corners. I cleaned calf pens.
Thursday, May 14
Fair and cool. Fixed fence Frank Thorpe and family and Ethel Wilson came over.
Friday, May 15
Fair and cool. I ploughed with Jack and Pat up on the hill.
Saturday, May 16
Fair in cool. Ploughed with hand plough up on hill.
Sunday, May 17
Fair and warm. Father went over after Ethel Wilson.
Monday, May 18
Finish plowing for oats. Fair and warm
Tuesday, May 19
Fair and warm. Sowed oats in field by the orchard.
Wednesday, May 20
Fair and warm. sowed oats up on the hill and dragged in some.
Thursday, May 21
Fair and warm. Finished piece on hill and started piece in pasture field.
Friday, May 22
Fair and warm with slight shower in p.m. Dragged piece in pasture field.
Ivah and Jenny W. were here.
Saturday, May 23
Fair and cool. Dragged piece in pasture field and drew stone .
Sunday, May 24
Fair and warm. Loren went over to Linton’s.
Cecil Jewell got shot.
Monday, May 25
Fair and warm. Finished putting in oats and drew stone.
Tuesday, May 26
Fair warm in a.m. Rained in p.m. Smoothed oat ground. Several barns burned by lightning.
Wednesday, May 27
Fair in a.m.. Rained in p.m. Dragged for barley. Pump men came.
Thursday, May 28
Fair and cool. Father went to Elmira. Tried to fix pump.
Friday, May 29
Fair and warm. Dragged for barley. Took up pipe in well.
Saturday, May 30
Fair and pleasant. Fixed pump. I went over to Jackson Summitt to see Ruth
Sunday, May 31
Fair pleasant. Staid over to Ruth Wilsons. Went down an orchard in p.m.
Monday, June 1
Fair and warm. Dragged for barley. Pat was sick in night.
Tuesday, June 2
Fair and warm. Began plowing for corn. Pat is better.
Wednesday, June 3
Fair and warm. Finish putting in barley and smoothed part of it.
Thursday, June 4
Rainy all day. went after load of wood in sold some butter.
Friday, June 5
Fear and warm. Father went to Mansfield.
Saturday, June 6
Fair and warm. Dipped sheep and plowed corn.
Sunday, June 7
Fair and warm during day. Heavy shower in evening. Delos & Richard Wilson were here.
Monday, June 8
Fair and warm during day. Shower in evening. Plowed for corn.
Tuesday, June 9
Fair and very warm. Plowed for corn.
Wednesday, June 10
Fair and very warm. Plowed on hill for corn.
Thursday, June 11
Fair and very warm. Dragged for corn. Hay pressers came in evening.
Friday, June 12
Fair and warm. I dragged for corn. Hay pressers pressed hay.
Saturday, June 13
Fair and cooler. I dragged for corn. Loren got horses shod and got seed corn.
Sunday, June 14
Fair and warm. Mother sick. Dr. came. Got ready to take cabs away. LB came over in evening.
Monday, June 15
Fair and cool. Father sold ten fed calves weighing about one ton.
Tuesday, June 16
Fair and cool. I commenced drilling corn.
Wednesday, June 17
Fair and warmer. Finished drilling corn. Richard Wilson came over.
Thursday, June 18
Fair and cool. Began plowing for buckwheat. Hay pressers left. Went to Roseville in evening.
Friday, June 19
Fair and warmer. Richard went home. I plowed for buckwheat.
Saturday, June 20
Fair and cool. Fred and Truman came up in evening. I plowed for buckwheat.
Sunday, June 21
Fair and warm. Made ice cream. Loren got his hair cut.
Monday, June 22
Fair and warm. Plowed for buckwheat.
Tuesday, June 23
Fair, warm and showery. Father went to Mansfield. Bought a new mower.
Wednesday, June 24
Fair and very warm. Father, mother and children went to see Bucky fly.
Thursday, June 25
Fair and very warm. Plowed for buckwheat. Put wire on sheep fence.
Friday, June 26
Fair and warm. Finished plowing for buckwheat. Father went to Elmira in p.m..
Saturday, June 27
Fair and warm. Went to a plowing bee, and to a social at Roseville for 1st time. Got new horse.
Sunday, June 28
Warm with several fine showers. Father and mother went over to H. Bensons.
Monday, June 29
Cool with a few short showers.
Tuesday, June 30
Put in most of buckwheat up on side hill. Fair and cool.
Wednesday, July 1
Fair, cool and showery. Finished sowing buckwheat at our side hill.
Thursday, July 2
Very cool with a few short showers. D. A. Dittiacur came.
Friday, July 3
Finished plowing for buckwheat. Fair and warm.
Saturday, July 4
Fair and very warm. Went over to Ruths and two Jackson Center.
Sunday, July 5
Fair in very warm. Came home for a Ruths. Took Freds buggy home.
Monday, July 6
Fair and cooler. Sold 13 calves. Dragged for buckwheat.
Tuesday, July 7
Fair at a.m.Rain in p.m.father had a manure bee.
Wednesday, July 8
Fair and very warm. Drawed manure all day.
Thursday, July 9
Fair and very warm. Drawed manure. Took spreader home.
Friday, July 10
Fair in a.m. Rained in p.m. Began mowing side hill.
Saturday, July 11
Fair and warm in a.m.Rained in p.m. Father traded horses.
Sunday, July 12
Fair and very warm. Loren, Carl and I went to Judd Seeleys pond to swim.
Monday, July 13
Rainy all day. Finished mowing big side hill. Loren cultivated corn.
Tuesday, July 14
Rainy all day. Carl and I sprouted potatoes.
Wednesday, July 15
Fair most of time with the few showers tore down old fences
Thursday, July 16
Fair with nice breeze
Father traded horses
I took butter out
Friday, July 17
Fair all day except in evening and just before noon. Was refused horse to go to Summit
Saturday, July 18
Fair and warm. Cows got in oats. Fixed fence and draw hay.
Sunday, July 19
Fair and cool. Father and Loren went Huckle berrying.
Carl and I went down to Freds.
Monday, July 20
Finished haying on side hill. Mowed next to woods. Fair and warm.
Tuesday, July 21
Fair in warm. Mowed next to woods and drawed some.
Wednesday, July 22
Cut and drew hay up above the barley. Fair and warm.
Thursday, July 23
Fair in a.m. Rained in PM. Drew two loads of hay.
Friday, July 24
Fair and warm. Drew one load of hay by grainery.
Saturday, July 25
Fair in a.m. Rainy in PM. Draw hay and cultivated corn.
Sunday, July 26
Fair and warm Was over to Ruths
Delos and I went to Millerton.
Monday, July 27
Fair in a.m. Rained in p.m. Drew hay and mowed hay.
Tuesday, July 28
Rainy in a.m. Fair in p.m. Drew out in front of house.
Wednesday, July 29
Fair and very cool. Mowed hay on side hill in front of house.
Thursday, July 30
Finished mowing field in front of house. Fair and cool.
Friday, July 31
Fair in a.m. Rained in P.M. Mowed field in back of house. Drew rest of hay in front.
Saturday, August 1
Fair and cool. Cleaned up field in front of house. Delos and Ruth and R and Mildred came over.
Sunday, August 2
Hired man left. Fair in a.m. Wind with heavy rain in p.m. Blew silo and fences and trees down
Monday, August 3
Fair and warm. Sold pig and rest of calves. Fixed fence.
Tuesday, August 4
Fair and very warm. Mowed field over by Dorie Crumbs.
Wednesday, August 5
Very warm. Got in hay over by Dorie Crumbs.
Thursday, August 6
Fair and warm. Mowed and drew hay. Hired a man to fix fence. Good worker.
Friday, August 7
Fair and very warm in a.m.
Great thunder storm in p.m.
Lightning struck tree back of barn.
Saturday, August 8
Fair and warm. Drew rails over by Dories and drew some hay.
Sunday, August 9
Fair and warm. Grandma and Grandpa Turner came over with Clint Bakers.
Monday, August 10
Fair and warm. Mowed rest of hay. Went down to Creek in evening for a swim.
Tuesday, August 11
Rainy all day. my folks went over to H. Bensons. I took some medicine over for a horse.
Wednesday, August 12
Grandpa and Grandma left. Fair and warm. Loren and I drew rails.
Thursday, August 13
Fair and warm. Father and went to Elmira. Loren and I drew hay. Horse fell on Loren.
Friday, August 14
Fair in a.m. Rained in p.m.Finished haying. Helped Sweelye stack hay. Florence and Sidney came.
Saturday, August 15
Fair and cool. Grant Sweeley finished haying..Florence and Sidney went away. Went to Ruths at night.
Sunday, August 16
Fair and pleasant. Ruth and I went to Millerton in eve. Took care of kids during day.
Monday, August 17
Fair most of day. Rained about noon. Fixed sheep yard fence.
Tuesday, August 18
Rainy in a.m. Fair in p.m. Florence and Ruth came over. Delos came in eve and all stayed during night.
Wednesday, August 19
Fair and very warm. Cut oats by barn. Hilled up potatoes. Rained in p.m.
Thursday, August 20
Fair and very warm in a.m. Rained in p.m. Now hilling potatoes. Fred Stones came over in evening.
Friday, August 21
Rainy all day. Took the bucks down to Palmers.
Saturday, August 22
Fair and very warm. Ruth sent me apples.
Finished cutting small piece of oats and cut part of the barley.
Sunday, August 23
Fair and warm. Wrote letter and read. Went swimming at night.
Monday, August 24
Cloudy all day. Finish cutting barley.
Tuesday, August 25
Fair and cool. Finished cutting oats on hill. Father started Curts oats.
Wednesday, August 26
Fair in warm. Finished setting oats up on hill. Father broke his binder.
Thursday, August 27
Fair and warm. Father went to Elmira and took mother and kids.
Friday, August 28
Cloudy in a.m. Rainy in PM Drew one load of oats. Began cutting last piece.
Saturday, August 29
Rainy all day. Went to Jobs Corners picnic. Loren went down to Bird Creek.
Sunday, August 30
Fair and warm. Play ball down to Sweeleys. Loren didn’t get home.
Monday, August 31
Fair and warm. Finished cutting oats. Loren got home.
Tuesday, September 1
Fair and cool. Went over on the Armenia Mts. after berries.
Wednesday, September 2
Fair in a.m. Rained in PM. Helped H. Benson thrash oats.
Thursday, September 3
Fair and pleasant. Went to Troy fair with Ruth and Florence. First time I was there.
Friday, September 4
Fair and cool. Drew oats off of the hill. Loren tipped over once.
Saturday, September 5
Fair and cool. Helped H. Benson finish thrashing oats. Finished oats on hill.
Sunday, September 6
Fair and cool. Went over to see Ruth before she went to school.
Monday, September 7
Fair and cool. Finished drawing our oats. Mr. Palmer was up here.
Tuesday, September 8
Fair and very cool. Stacked our barley. Worked quite late.
Wednesday, September 9
Fearing cool. Father went to Mansfield. Loren and I drew manure.
Thursday, September 10
Fair and cool. Father cut corn for Neil Rouse. Loren and I drew manure.
Friday, September 11
Fair and cool. Father and Loren drew manure. I began plowing up on hill.
Saturday, September 12
Fearing cool. Father and Loren drew manure. I plowed buckwheat under.
Sunday, September 13
Fair and warm. Loren went over to Uncle Charlie Hamiltons.
Monday, September 14
Fair and very warm. Father went to Elmira. Bought him a new suit of clothes.
Tuesday, September 15
Fair and very warm. Old Mose died. Help Steve Barkwell thrash. Father looked for a hired girl.
Wednesday, September 16
Fair and very warm. I cut buckwheat on side hill with mower.
Thursday, September 17
Fair and very warm. We all went to Mansfield fair.
Friday, September 18
Fair and very warm. I raked buckwheat with horses. Father went back to the fair.
Saturday, September 19
Fair and very warm. Finished thrashing Steve Barkwells oats.
Sunday, September 20
Fair and very warm. Uncle Charlie and Earl Hamilton and families came over.
Monday, September 21
Fair and warm. Father got horses shod and went to Seeley Creek after coal.
Tuesday, September 22
Fair and very warm. Drew one load of buckwheat and drew rails back of house.
Wednesday, September 23
Fair in a.m. Rained in PM Finished drawing buckwheat and began pulling beans.
Thursday, September 24
Rainy all day. Loren and I fixed horse stables. Father went to Roseville.
Friday, September 25
Fair and cool. Father and I helped Pin Niles cut corn.
Saturday, September 26
Fair and cool. Father and I helped Pin Niles fill his silo.
Sunday, September 27
Fair and very cool. I wrote a letter and Loren went for chestnuts.
Monday, September 28
Fair and cool. Finished filling Pin Niles silo.
Tuesday, September 29
Fair and cool. Cut corn for Steve Barkwell.
Wednesday, September 30
Fair and cool. Finished filling Steve Barkwells silo.
Thursday, October 1
Fair in warm. Helped Curt Sweely fill silo.
Friday, October 2
Fair and warm. Helped Curt Sweely fill silo.
Saturday, October 3
Fair and warm. Finished Curt Sweely silo and started hours. Got no letter.
Sunday, October 4
Fair and pleasant. Mother cut my hair. Fred and Cora went for a ride.
Monday, October 5
Fair and very warm. Finished filling our silo and helped Tom Armstrong.
Tuesday, October 6
Fair and warm. Finished filling Tommy Armstrongs silo on Updyke farm.
Wednesday, October 7
Fair and very warm. Father, mother and Cora went to Elmira. Loren and I dug potatoes.
Thursday, October 8
Fair and very warm. Father found Buck in with sheep. Loren and I dug potatoes.
Friday, October 9
Fair and warm. Father went to Mansfield. Finished digging potatoes.
Saturday, October 10
Fair and very warm. I went to see rooms in her new home on Judson St.
Sunday, October 11
Fair and warm. Staid at Ruths. Went to drug store in evening.
Monday, October 12
Fair and cool. I came home from Ruths. Plowed in PM. Loren went to school.
Tuesday, October 13
Fair and cool. I plowed up on buckwheat and corn ground.
Wednesday, October 14
Rainy cloudy in a.m.. Cloudy but fair and cool in PM. I plowed.
Thursday, October 15
Fearing cloudy. Father went over to Summit after Aunt Belle Collum’s. I plowed.
Friday, October 16
Rainy all day. I plowed in PM. Cora quit work at our house.
Saturday, October 17
Fair and pleasant. I finished plowing piece on hill.
Sunday, October 18
Rainy in a.m. Fair in PM. Father, Mother, Irene & Walton went down to Aunt Berthas with Aunt Belle daughters.
Monday, October 19
Fair and cool. I began plowing barley ground. Father bought some Beach.
Tuesday, October 20
Fair and warm. I plowed with three horses and rode plow.
Wednesday, October 21
Fair and cool. Plowed barley ground with three horses.
Thursday, October 22
Fair and cool. Plowed barley ground used three horses.
Friday, October 23
Fair and cool. Plowed barley ground with three horses. Got lots of big stones out.
Saturday, October 24
Cloudy and cool. Plowed barley ground with three horses. Thrashers came to Fred Bakers.
And Sunday, October 20 bye
Fair and quite cold. Father and mother went over to Dorie Crumbs.
Monday, October 26
Cloudy and very cold. Helped Fred Baker and Curt Sweeley thrash. Snowed during evening.
Tuesday, October 27
Fair and very cold. Thrashed oats in our lower barn. Finished threshing buckwheat.
Wednesday, October 28
Fair and cold and also windy. Thrashed our barley.
Thursday, October 29
Fair and cool. Finished threshing over to Dorie Crumbs. Plowed in PM. Rained in night.
Friday, October 30
Rainy cold and windy. Finished plowing barley ground.
Saturday, October 31
Fair and very pleasant. I went to Newberry to school. Father took me to Elmira.
Sunday, November 1,
Fair and pleasant. I went to Newberry Church.
Monday, November 2
Fair and pleasant. Bought my scholarship. Started in school.
Tuesday, November 3
Fair and pleasant. Went to school. Found a place to put my wheel.
Wednesday, November 4
Fair and pleasant. Made 1st entry in journal at school
Thursday, November 5
Fair and cloudy. Went to an oyster supper in evening. Opened ledger acct.
Friday, November 6
Fair and pleasant. Went to school one week.
Saturday, November 7
Fair and pleasant most of time. Started building grandmas hen coop.
Sunday, November 8
Rainy all day. Went to Sunday school.
Monday, November 9
Fair and cold. Went to school. Rode my wheel.
Tuesday, November 10
Fair and cool. Rode my wheel to school.
Wednesday, November 11
Faring cool. Rode my wheel to school. Got a letter from home in a letter from Ruth and card from Irene.
Thursday, November 12
Fair and pleasant. Got trial Balance for Mar. and Feb. checked off.
Friday, November 13
Fair and very windy. Rode my wheel to school. Finished Ledger 1.T
Saturday, November 14
Fair and warm. Put door on the hen coop. Went to bank.
Sunday, November 15
Rainy all day. Went to 70. Paul and Clyde were here.
Monday, November 16
Fair and cool. Went to school. Walked home for first time. Started ledger No. 2 Test.
Tuesday, November 17
Fair and very cool. Finished test ledger No 2. Test.
Wednesday, November 18
Fair and cool. Supplementary exercise No. 1 in C.S. Went on St. car.
Thursday, November 19
Fair and cool. Went on St. car to and from school.
Friday, November 20
Fair and cool. Furniture factory got on fire. When on car and came back part way.
Saturday, November 21
Fair and cool. Put partition in hen coop. Fixed Mrs. Butlers cellar window.
Sunday, November 22
Fear and cool. Went to church.
Monday, November 23
Fair and cool. Went to school on street car.
Tuesday, November 24
Fair and cool. Went to school on street car.
Wednesday, November 25
Fair and cool. Went to school on street car. Finnish supplementary exercise No. 1. Went down Market St. bride
Thursday, November 26
Fair and cool. Built hen coop. Put in small window.
Friday, November 27
Fair and cool. Put double window and inside door in hen coop.
Saturday, November 28
Fair and cool. Put screens over window in coop. Got bicycle tire for hind wheel.
Sunday, November 29
Fair and cool. I went to Sunday school and church.
Monday, November 30
Fair and pleasant. My bicycle chain broke. Went on car to school.
Tuesday, December 1
.Fair and pleasant. I wrote my wheel to school. My collar button came out.
Wednesday, December 2
Fair and pleasant. Wrote my wheel to school.
Thursday, December 3
Fair in cool. Went through Brandon Park and Dickinson seminary grounds. Had party in evening.
Friday, December 4
Fair and cool. Had spelling test. Took April Trial. Balance and Statements.
Saturday, December 5
Fair in cool. Finished grandmas hen coop.
Sunday, December 6
Rainy and nasty. Took an 4.46 dollars at church.
Monday, December 7
Still nasty. Finish April Work and ques?
Tuesday, December 8
Snowy all day. I started supplementary work. Agnes Jones and Mrs. Dunkleberger for here.
Wednesday, December 9
Snowy and cool. Went on car to school.
Thursday, December 10
Cool and snowy. Bot. My ticket for Reception.
Friday, December 11
Fair and cool. Went to reception.
Saturday, December 12
Fair and cool. Hauled cement nearly all day.
Sunday, December 13
Stormy all day. went to Methodist Church to graduating service.
Monday, December 14
Fair and very cold. About eight inches of snow on.
Tuesday, December 15
Fair and very cool. Got to May 15. Trial Balance.
Wednesday, December 16
Fair and cold. Got Trial Balance right first time.
Thursday, December 17
Fair and very cold. Started work and middle of May.
Friday, December 18
Fair and sixteen below zero. Got out sixth report.
Saturday, December 19
Snowy and warmer. Grandma and I got some Christmas presents.
Sunday, December 20
Fair and cold. I went to Sunday school and church.
Monday, December 21
Fair and cold. Went to school. Got nearly to 7th report.
Tuesday, December 22
Fair and cold. Got out 7th report. Posted May work.
Wednesday, December 23
Fair and cold. Took May Trial Balance. Getting ready to go home.
Thursday, December 24
Fair and cold. Came home. Train about three hours late.
Friday, December 25
Fair and cold. Loren and I got two gray squirrels. Had good dinner.
Saturday, December 26
Fair and cold. Cut up an apple tree. Went over to Halsey Bensons in evening.
Sunday, December 27
Father, mother and all but I went over to Frank Thorpes. Fair and cold.
Monday, December 28
Fair and cold. Sawed up apple tree and lower orchard. Father helped H. Benson butcher.
Tuesday, December 29
Very cold. Sawed up logs in upper orchard.
Wednesday, December 30
Clear and cold. Split wood. Loren went to social and stayed all night with Bill Sweely. Thursday, December 31
Fair and cold. Bill Sweely came up. Split wood. Bill brot. up his air rifle.
Friday, January 1
Fair and cold. Father took feed over to Mrs. Lucas. Finished sawing logs in wood yard.
Saturday, January 2
Fair part of time and snowy rest. Went down to Ruths.
This was recorded in the memorandum of this diary at the back
April 11th sold 180 lb
" 22nd " 100 "
May 2nd ‘ 200 "
" 10th " 10 "
" 12th " 100 "
We may write our names in albums
we may trace them in the sand. We may chisel them in marble with a firm and skillful hand. But the pages are soon sullied and soon each name will fade away and each moment will crumble as all earthly hopes decay.
But dear friend there is an album full of leaves of snowy white where
no name is ever tarnished but for ever fair and bright. And this book of
life, "God’s Album", may your name be panned with care and may all who
hear have written find their names forever there. Is the wish of Ruth Wilson.
Elmira New York January 3, 1915
When Williamsport Hills divide us and my face no more you see one friendly
question will I ask will you remember me. Ruth Wilson
When your hair is stated or brittle
Dissolve a teaspoon full of canthrox in a cup of hot water and shampoo at least once a month.
In back of this diary are the following addresses
944 E. Church St
Box 391 Elmira, N.Y.
111 S. Williams St
718 Harriet St
|Mr. and Mrs. S. M. Collum
1543 W. 6th St.
|Miss Edna Jones
1008 Mary Street
|Mr. Manley Thorpe
Brace Farm school