Lona Sherburne's Daily Journal of 1898
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These pages are a transcription of a journal kept by Lona Cassie Sherburne.
This journal is for the first three months of the year 1898. At this
time Lona resided in Oberlin, Ohio at 247 West College street and was
attending the Oberlin Academy. Lona was the daughter of Marshall [1852-]
and Elizabeth "Lizzie" (Warner) [1854-] Sherburne, she was born 4 May,
1876 in Kipton, Ohio and was the first of four children of Marshall and
Lizzie, the others being; Gertrude Jessie [1878-1942], Elmer Theron [1885-],
and John Rex [1893-1968].
At the end of the period of this journal the
family was moving to a house that they
purchased at 36 South Street, Oberlin, this house is north of the
railroad depot and the tracks (now a bike path) running through Oberlin at that time and the business
establishment of Thompson and Sherburne being just to the south of
the tracks. (To those familiar with Oberlin, this business was the location of
the Clark Brothers Lumber Co at the end of the 1990's.)
About 1902, Marshall and family moved to San Jose, California, there
in 1903, Lona married Alfred Buhrman Bell [1881-1908], son of Martin and
Lydia Bell. They had 3 children, Grace Elizabeth [1904-1944], Cyril Sherburne
[1906-1984], and Marna G. [abt 1908].
Lona died 28 Nov., 1927 in San Jose, California.