Diary of Emma Crow
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Patchett Crow was the wife of Benjamin H. Crow who came to California in 1850
with the Crow Cattle Company. His father Walter and two sons Clinton Pike and
Lewis Jacob Crow had gone to California in 1849 looking for gold. Walter returned to
Missouri and bought cattle to
drive to California to sell in the mines. Four
more of his sons came west with him: William Henry Crow, James Addison Crow,
Benjamin Hamilton Crow and Alfred McDowell Crow.
John Bradford "Brad" Crow, Isaac Crow and Susan Crow Smith came
in 1865 by wagon train across the plains.
Patchett Crow was born in Chester county, Pa., a daughter of John and Esther (Passmore)
Patchett. John Patchett was a
native of Lincolnshire, England, and is an early day immigrated to the United
States. His marriage occurred in
Pennsylvania, in which state he conducted a brewery for a number of years.
Going to Iowa in 1836, he resided in Van Buren County on the Des Moines
River for some time. In 1850 he came to California, locating in Napa Valley, near
Napa, in which vicinity he acquired a large amount of land.
He died in 1875, when eighty years of age, surviving his wife a quarter
of a century, her death occurring in November, 1850, soon after their arrival in
Eldorado county. Aunt Emma and
Uncle Ben were not blessed with children. They
took Benjamin " Frank" Crow to live with them when he was two
years old. He was the son of Uncle
Ben's brother Lewis, who lived near Oakdale, California.
Ben Crow passes away suddenly and peacefully at his home. Close of a long life,
of which more than fifty years was spent. Few
of the pioneers of the West Side have lived to see the country develop and
blossom as did Benjamin Hamilton Crow, "Uncle Ben" Crow, as he was
called by everyone, who passed away last Tuesday morning at the ripe age of 82.
The deceased and his brothers were practically the first settlers in what
is now one of the most prosperous parts of the state of California.
Uncle Ben came to this section in 1850 and has lived here ever since.
With the exception of his brother Pike, he was the sole representative of
his generation of the Crow family living up to the time of his death.
Ben has been in poor health for several years past and recently has spent much
of his time at Berkeley, under the care of a physician.
Two weeks ago he came up to Crow's Landing, and had been feeling better
than for some time previous, up to the day before he died.
He was always an early riser, and Tuesday morning as usual he arose
before 5o’clock and went out to the barnyard alone.
Here he was found a little later by one of the ranch employees, lying
quit dead. Death undoubtedly
resulted from heart failure due to old age and general weakness.
services were held at the Presbyterian church in Newman on Thursday, conducted
by Rev. Mr. Crawford of San Jose, a minister well known to the deceased for many
years past, assisted by Rev. Mr. Crowther of Newman.
The pallbearers were Messrs. Stewart, Morris, Wanganheim, Clary, Eastin,
and W. T. Moorehead, among the closest friends of the deceased.
attendance was naturally very large, comprising nearly all the old residents of
Newman, Crow's Landing and the surrounding country, as well as many later
arrivals, who gathered to pay a last tribute to the memory of the old pioneer.
Most of those present followed the remains to their last resting place in
the Newman cemetery, where all that as mortal of Uncle Ben was laid to rest,
only a few miles from where he settled some 56 years ago.
Crow is survived by his wife only, no children having been born to the couple,
but numerous nephews, nieces and other relatives mourn his loss.
January 1, 1891
went to Newman.
rained last night some this morning and some and some lightly this evening.
Foggy through the night. Mr.
Crow went up to the ranch. Frank
went to Newman took Mrs. Thompson one hundred pounds of dried peaches, then he
went out to the plains to see how the grain's looked, he thinks that there will
be a pretty good stand on the Tucker land.
Mr. Crow wrote and sent a check to the Modesto Bank for one hundred
dollars from Jamison. Ida and I went out to Frank Bell's and spent the day.
Frank was sick in bed.
2, 1891 Friday
awhile this morning looks like it might clear up. Mr. Crow made up some poison to put out for the squirrels,
and Frank out hunting awhile.
They got 7 or 8 birds. Frank
loaded a lot of blank cartridges for Mr. Crow's shotgun.
Ida cooked an old hen and gave the house a good sweeping.
I made some pies. I burnt a
lot of bones for the chickens. I
picked over the apples cooked what we wanted and took the rest to Mrs. Ingram.
Ida and I went out to see them while we were there she and Brad
left to go to Ingomar to stay the night.
3, 1891 Saturday
was cold and foggy or cloudy all fore noon.
This afternoon bright and pleasant.
Mr. Crow went up to the ranch and has been putting out poison.
Went to Mr. Tucker's and choreing around this afternoon.
Ida scrubbed the kitchen and cleaned.
I churned and sorted the pears. Gave
Mr. Crow some cut up bones for the chickens, busy all forenoon. Ralph and Paul Crow came down in their little cart worked a
goat in it. A man here this
afternoon and a couple of other men with some stock they
4, 1891 Sunday
today cloudy, sun shone out part of the day.
Cloudy this afternoon with a strong south wind.
Commenced to rain about 7 o'clock and still raining at bedtime.
Mr. Crow and Frank took some mares up to the ranch this forenoon, wanted
to wean the colts. Frank took a
load of barley, plow and four mules up to the ranch to go to plowing.
If it hadn't rained. Herb
was down here for dinner then went to Newman to get a man to go a plowing.
Mr. Crow wrote to Mr. Jameson. Ida
went to see Mrs. Ingram.
January 5, 1891
Crow got a letter from Mr. Fentem. It
has been bright and pleasant today didn't rain very much Sun. Mr. Crow put out
poison and hauled a couple of loads of wood, Frank helped him with it, and Frank
went up to the ranch to start the men to plowing.
He went out to the station Ida went with him.
Tonight we caught 5 dozen roosters and 4 and one half dozen hens.
Frank took them out to the RR station tonight.
Ida and I washed and mended. I
took the baby and went down in the bottoms with Mr. Crow and Frank afternoon.
Two tramps here for breakfast. A
man here today.
January 6, 1891
with a little sprinkle of rain. Cleared
off late in the evening and the wind turned to the north.
Mr. Crow stayed home all day to meet a man that was coming to see him but
didn't come. Frank, Charley, Jimmie
and Eve Crow out a coyote hunting, didn't get any.
Ida ironed; I mended the stocking, cleaned the henhouses and limed it
thoroughly after catching the chickens last night and sending them off, made new
nests. Mr. Crow got it from the
Modesto bank. I got a letter from
Mrs. Hoyt and a box of oranges from Cousin Elwood of Los Angeles.
Coyote Industry: A special to the
Stockton Independent, from Sacramento, under
date of July 11th, says: The coyote industry is flourishing in California.
The impetus given it by the last Legislature in offering a reward of
$5.00for each coyote scalp, has had a wonderful effect and bids fair to bankrupt
the State. The first quarterly
returns are now coming in from that "infant industry," and the result
has almost paralyzed the force in Controller Colgan's office.
Only eleven counties have yet been heard from, yet claims have been sent
in aggregating $10,890, or for 2178 scalps.
The claims are made out to individual slayers of coyotes, and Colgan says
that if the rush continues he will have to hire a "coyote clerk."
July 18, 1891 The Union Democrat Sonora, California
January 7, 1891
with a cold north through the night and all day today.
Mr. Crow got a quail and this afternoon he helped Frank butcher a couple
of hogs. Frank went up to the ranch
this morning. Ida made her an apron and cooked a large goose for dinner. I
have been cutting up weeds in the chicken yard and sweeping and clearing it up.
Mrs. Ingram over this afternoon. She
has been sick. We made arrangements
to go up to Cash Eastin's on Friday if weather is pleasant.
January 8, 1891
and clear the sun shone out bright and pleasant and warm to be so cold this
morning. Mr. Crow went to Modesto
won't be back until tomorrow. Frank
cut up his hogs that he butchered yesterday and John came down in the afternoon
said that there was a coyote up at Cash's he went but did not find it.
He went up to Herb's been sowing barley this afternoon.
I have been clearing around most of the day.
I mopped my room. Mrs.
Ingram over this afternoon. and
Ida went out to the station said they saw C.P. Crow, Clara and Lizzie Crow.
Mr. Crow got a letter from Mr. Rand.
January 9, 1891
went to Newman for the first time.
night of the season, ice and lots of frost.
Mr. Crow got home from Modesto today, got him a new overcoat.
Frank cooked out the lard and salted the meat.
Ida and I and Mrs. Ingram went up to Cash Eastin's and spent the day.
We had a pleasant visit. We
went through Newman, the first time I have been through Newman it is a larger
place than I expected to see. Mr.
Cressey came down to see us He was in not seeing us as he is going home
tomorrow. Pike and Brad was
cold night the pipe froze so the water wouldn't run this morning.
The ice didn't melt off in the shade today although it was sun shinny and
Crow putting out poison and getting Brad's hogs out of the 80.
Frank made sausage went to Mc ranch and to the hills.
Ida made pies and scrubbed the kitchen.
I cleaned around. Pike Crow
here tonight. It seems good to see
him. Mr. Crow hired a man to work.
January 11, 1891
lots of ice and frost this morning. Cold
all day though the sun shown out bright. Mr. Crow around the most of the day. Frank went out a hunting awhile, him and Ida went to the Post
Office this evening. Ida and I have
been reading. Pike here last night
went home today. Herbert down this
evening. Wasn't feeling very well
the old pain a coming back that he had so much trouble with.
Ida gave him a ball of butter. Mr.
Crow drew up a check and left with me for Mr. Trefts and gave credit.
January 12, 1891
cold frosty night. Been a south wind all day.
Mr. Crow putting out poison here. Mr.
Webber and Frank pulling the old brush fence down along the creek bank.
Going to put a lumber fence. Frank
went up to the ranch this morning. Ida
washed, I mended and sewed. I
sorted the apples and cleaned the pig's feet, ready to cook tomorrow.
Mrs. Ingram here and spent the afternoon. Clara and Eve Crow here awhile this afternoon. Eve is going
to start back to Oakland to school tomorrow.
John Crow down.
January 13, 1891
cloudy all night and today the sun shone out a little while this evening but
cloudy tonight. Mr. Crow and Mr.
Webber making on boards on the fence they are making.
Frank up to the upper ranch sowing barley. Ida and Mrs. Ingram went out to the station.
I wrote a letter to cousin Elwood, been
gathering up and burning outside the most of the day.
I went down where Mr. Crow was at work awhile, Mr. Trefts here Mr. Crow
gave him a check on the Modesto bank for five hundred dollars. Cara Crow and
Stella Smith here to see us today.
January 14, 1891
and pleasant today, cloudy through the night and awhile today, bright sunshiny
this afternoon. Mr. Crow and Mr.
Webber mailing on boards on the fence they are making. Frank up to the upper ranch sowing barley.
Ida and Mrs. Ingram went out to the station.
I wrote a letter to cousin Elwood. Been
gathering up and burning outside most of the day.
I went down where Mr. Crow was working awhile.
Mr. Trefts here Mr. Crow gave him a check on the Modesto bank for five
hundred dollars. Cara Crow and Stella Smith here to see us today.
January 15, 1891
and pleasant today. Cloudy through the night and awhile today bright sunshiny
this afternoon. Mr. Crow and Mr.
Webber finished the fence all but the wire around the little field.
Frank went up to the ranch and finished sowing the barley will finish
harrowing by noon tomorrow. I have
been sewing on Mr. Crows shirts. Ida
went up to the ranch with Frank her and I went down where Mr. Crow was at work.
Herbert Crow down awhile so was Judith and Susie Haile.
Mr. Crow wrote to Mr. Fentan, Mr. Webber spaded up the vines around the
porch. I will set out violets.
January 16, l891
wind blew all night from the north. Today
cloudy still a south wind. Mr. Crow
went to Stockton to see brother Jim he is sick.
Mr. Webber was working in the lower garden in the forenoon.
This afternoon he and Frank butchered two hogs.
Frank went up to the ranch this forenoon brought the teams, plows and
commenced to plow out in the field this afternoon with his teams.
I set out a lot of violets. I
was working in the yard all forenoon. Fred
Grant here for dinner. I hadn't
seen him in 25 years.
January 17, 1891
this morning. The north wind blew
pretty hard this afternoon. Frank
cut and salted his two hogs and sowed the barley.
They finished plowing out in the filed and one team came in and commenced
on the cheek down in the little field. Mr. Webber finished cleaning the land in the bottom and been
spading in the yard this afternoon. I
sorted apples and cooked a lot. Cleaned
the pig's feet. I cleaned the
kitchen. Ida got a letter from Mr.
Mays says that it is very cold back there.
They expect to come back in April.
January 18, 1891
this morning for awhile pleasant today sunshiny after the fog went off.
Mr. Crow came home from Stockton said that Jim was better.
Frank and Herbert went a coyote hunting caught one.
The plowmen setting around the most of the day.
Ida and I cooking and reading.
Mrs. Ingram here awhile.
January 19, 1891
and frosty last night went off with a fog this morning been bright and pleasant
today with a south wind. Mr. Crow
and Mr. Webber hauling wood and spaded in the yard. Frank cooked lard made sausage and went up to the ranch.
The men plowing in the little field.
Ida and I washed and visited with our company.
Fannie and Mabel Crow came down and spent the day.
Mary Crow and Mr. Ingram were here this afternoon.
Ida got a letter from Mrs. Mays they say that it is cold back there think
that they will come back in April.
January 20, 1891
Crow here today got a check for 650 dollars.
Cold and frosty this morning. Frost
went off with a fog warm and pleasant today.
Mr. Crow and Mr. Welber finished hauling the wood and been putting wire
on the fence. Mr.Crow is quite lame
in the arm tonight, got cut with the barbwire.
The boys finished plowing in the little field and one of the men left.
Frank sowed the barley and alfalfa see and the other man is harrowing it in.
Ida and I went down in the field where Mr. Crow was stretching wire.
I got a nice letter from Mrs. Hoyt.
Mr. Crow got a postal from J.A. Crow.
January 21, 1891
this morning but bright warm and pleasant through the day.
Mr. Crow went a hunting this morning.
Thought he had a coon in a tree up in Mr. Richenson's field.
Frank and Ida him and I took the dogs and went up there.
Frank climbed the tree but didn't find any . The men finished plowing and sowing the barley in the bottom.
Mr. Webber finished spading in the yard and made a walk by the cistern
and fixed up the yard fence. Mr.
John Yates her. Mr. Crow gave him a check for 25 dollars.
Mr. Crow and I went up to Brads and spent the evening.
January 22, 1891
looks a little like rain tonight. Mr.
Crow finishing hauling the posts and old lumber. Frank went up to the ranch and started Mr. Webber into
poisoning squirrels. George left
this morning took his team up and turned it out to grass.
Herbert took the calves and some of the cows up to the ranch three of the
calves died. Something like the
black leg. Ida and I went out to
Frank Bells and spent the afternoon. Frank
is looking so much better. Aunt
Evaline came up with her to visit awhile.
January 23, 1891
has been more or less cloudy all day. Clear
tonight. Mr. Crow fixing the garden
fence. Frank went up to the ranch
to look after the stock and fence. Ida
gave the house a good sweeping. I
was out cleaning the yard until noon. This
afternoon Ida and I went up to see Laura. We had a pleasant visit.
Laura is very sociable and pleasant.
Brad down and spent the evening.
We saw Mrs. Ingram this evening she said that her lungs were paining her
she looks weekly.
January 24, 1891
and pleasant today north wind blowing this evening. Cloudy this afternoon. Mr.
Crow and Frank finished putting the wire on the fence.
Mr. Crow pruning trees this afternoon.
Frank and Mr. Roundree was going to the hills quail hunting.
Frank got ready went up after Mr. Roundtree he was sick and Frank came
back home. Ida cooked for Frank, a
lunch. I finished cleaning the
chicken yard. And Ida and I went to
January 25, 1891
The wind blew pretty hard from the north through the
night been warm calm and pleasant today. Mr.
Crow around home. Frank went a
hunting and caught 2 coons, a wildcat. The
dogs got after two coyotes. Frank
shot at one of them. Old Bill so
afraid of a gun that he didn't shoot it. Ida went out to Bell Crow's and spent the afternoon.
M. and Mrs. Ingram here and spent the afternoon.
Herbert down for dinner.
little cloudy with a south wind this morning bright and pleasant through this
afternoon the north wind has been blowing pretty hard and still blowing tonight.
Mr. Crow went out to the station to send after salt. Been pruning this
afternoon. Frank went to the hills
with the team. Ida and I washed and
mended I cleaned the hen house, all around and limed it all over.
It is so dry farmers are feeling very blue about their future prospects.
January 27, 1891
wind blew hard all night and today from the north, cloudy and calm tonight.
Mr. crow cutting wood and pruning trees.
Frank got the hogs out of the 80 and out of the granary got a couple of
ducks and three quails. Ida and I
ironed. She went down to see Mrs. Ingram awhile.
Mrs. Ingram came back with her and they went to the post office this
evening. I used the machine sewing
on Mr. Crow's two shirts and considerable mending.
Ralph and Walter came down with a note from May says that Jimmie had been
January 28, 1891
north wind blew pretty hard all night and the most of today.
Mr. Crow pruning trees, Frank choreing around he and Ida went out to the
station to take a case of eggs. I
mended the dining room carpet been nursing Bennie he's pretty near sick with a
bad cold and teething. I went up to
see Mary awhile this afternoon. Frank
is pretty near sick with a bad cold Frank and Ida saw Herbert out at the station
they say that he has rheumatism in his arm.
January 29, 1891
north wind blew pretty hard all-night and part of today.
This afternoon calmed down and cloudy tonight.
Crow went up to the ranch in the forenoon and set Mr. Webber to work
digging postholes. He put out
poison. Frank started to irrigate the orchard but the water stopped
the ground up in the garden. Ida
went up to see Mary and went to the post office.
Mrs. Carlton and Mrs. Collins here tonight.
January 30, 1891
little cloudy warm and pleasant. Although
it was cold and frosty last night some ice a gentle south wind today.
Mr. Crow took up a load of posts up to the ranch and they tore down an
old fence and making a new one. Frank
took some treatment he is about sick with a bad cold.
Ida mopped the kitchen baked a cake gave the house a sweeping.
I done some reading, some mending took care of Bennie.
Frank nailed up a lot of boxes and I made a lot of hen nests.
Mrs. Carton and Mrs. Collin still here last night left for Modesto today.
January 31, 1891
and frosty this morning but cloudy and warm all day. Clear tonight M. Crow and Frank took a load of lumber up to
the ranch and have been fixing a fence and to irrigate they put the water on the
little field up there tonight. Ida
scrubbed I scrubbed my room and churned and burnt a lot of weeds in the garden.
Ida and I went to see Mrs. Ingram awhile.
Mrs. Ingram came home with her and us and Ida went to the Post office. Frank went to the station after some salt.
Mrs. Reeves died yesterday and her daughter Mrs. Reed the day before
something unusual for so many deaths in this part of the country.
C. Reeves died at Newman this morning of pneumonia, which was contracted while
attending her daughter, Mrs. Reed, who died on Thursday last.
The funeral will take place to-morrow afternoon at Cottonwood."From
the Modesto Evening News
February 1, 1891
rained slightly through the night and sprinkled all day, wind to the north
tonight. Mr. Crow around all day.
Frank went out a hunting and awhile this evening.
Ida wrote a couple of letters. I
wrote to Mrs. Hoyt. Herbert down
today. They started in to irrigate
last evening one of the boxes washed around and they had to turn the water off.
Mrs. Ingram over her and Ida went over to the Post Office.
February 2, 1891
fog this morning bright and pleasant today.
Mr. Crow and Frank went up to the ranch one of the boxes washed out in
the ditch and they had to fix it. Mr.
Crow poisoned squirrels. Ida and I
washed and mended. Mr. Snedigar
came to see Ida and Frank and stayed all night.
Isaac and Eveline here tonight Eveline has improved very much since she
came. We had a nice visit with
them. The baby is sick tonight
collie I think I have been putting on hot fermentations and his is so much
better this morning.
February 3, 1892
heavy frost this morning bright and pleasant today. Cold wind. Mr.
Crow and Frank went up to the ranch they finished the fence. I washed the walls on the porch, the porch and all of the
sidewalks. I gave the house a good
dusting. Ida and Bennie went home
with Mr. Snedigar to see her grandma she is sick.
Isaac and Eveline stayed here last night. They went back to Frank's Isaac going home tomorrow.
I sent Jimmie Morris some butter. Cara
Crow came down and spent the afternoon. Cash
and Paul came down and spent the evening.
February 4, 1891
It has been a little cloudy today cleared off toward evening.
Mr. Crow and Frank out a hunting. Frank
got 7 mallard ducks in the afternoon. Frank
took a case of eggs to the station. I
jobbed around done some mending and done considerable cleaning.
John Hearn here for dinner. I
went up to May's, Anna's had been quite sick.
I went to see Mrs. Ingram she wasn't home. Alfred Stonesifer is very sick think it is doubtful if he
Stonesifer was summoned from Newman last evening on account of the dangerous
illness of his oldest son, Alfred, who has brain fever.
Today a considerable improvement is noted in his condition and hopes are
entertained of his recovery. Modesto
Evening News 1891
February 5, 1891
commenced to rain in the night. Rained
until about ten o'clock about one fourth of an inch of water fell Mr. Crow
thinks. This afternoon Mr. Crow and
Frank went a coyote hunting started one but the dogs got away from them expect
they caught it because haven't gotten back here at bedtime.
I did some mending marked buttonholes and put buttons on a shirt.
I am nearly sick with a cold. I
went up to Mary's and got some yeast. Mr.
Ingram over this afternoon. Herbert
down after butter.
February 6, 1891
showery around in the mountains it looked like it was raining hard up north.
Mr. Crow went up to the ranch he stopped to see Jimmie Crow.
Cash and Cora took him down to Oakland for Dr. Moore to Dr. Mr. Crow has
a bad cold I put on hot flannel towels until bedtime.
Frank went over to Mr. Richarson after Ida. I wrote a letter to Mr. Mundarf to send us two boxes of
crackers Cora wanted some. I
churned cleaned up around the well and tank, cleaned the storeroom, been busy
February 7, 1891
north wind came up about ten 0'clock today and blowing pretty hard all day and
still blowing tonight and cold. Mr.
Crow not feeling well. I am
faneling him again tonight. The
men are at work on the dam. Mr.
Webber was down after a load of brush to fix it with.
I scrubbed the kitchen took a bath made a cake, busy until after dinner
since then I finished a shirt. Mrs. Ingram over this afternoon. Brad and
George Peasley came down to tell us that Alfred Stonisfer was dead.
Brad, Glen, Clara and Susie went to the funeral at two o'clock
the bright and intelligent eleven-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Stonesifer,
succumbed to brain fever at 11:30 o'clock this forenoon.
The time and place for holding the funeral has not yet been determined.
The stricken parents have the sympathy of all in their affliction.
From the Modesto Evening News 1891
February 8, 1891
north wind blew hard all night and all day a fog of sand came from the other
side of the river. Calmed down
toward evening, but the wind is coming up about bedtime. Mr. Crow has been housed up the most of the day his cold is
better, but mine isn't much better I ache all over. Frank and Ida didn't get home today. Brad down and spend the evening.
We are getting between five and six dozen eggs daily.
February 9, 1891
this morning a heave frost and some ice. Bright
and pleasant through the day. Mr.
Crow went up to the ranch and had Mr. Webber to bring the team.
They got a load of Willows to take to the dam this afternoon.
He pruned trees, I washed and mended.
Mr. Webber here for dinner. Frank
got home from their grandmother. She
was better when they left Bennie looks fine seems so glad to get home. Brad down this morning, a woodchopper wanting to get wood to
all day. It was cold last night a
heavy frost this morning. It is
much warmer and dark and raining tonight at bedtime.
Mr. Crow and Frank took some mules to the ranch and brought down some
mares they worked awhile on the dam this afternoon. Frank and Ida took a case of eggs to the station.
Mr. Crow and I went down through the bottom the grain and alfalfa is
coming up nicely. Ida and I washed
this morning. Mr. Crow got a letter
and insurance policy from Mr. Trefts. I
got a nice letter from Mrs. Hoyt.
February 11, 1891
didn't rain much last night been bright and pleasant today.
Mr. Crow fixed a fence and been pruning trees.
Frank went to Modesto. Ida
ironed baked. I churned and done up the work.
Done some mending. Ida went
up to Mary's. Miss Roberts, Isadore
Ward and Ray Partes came today. Ida
was at Mary's. Isadore went over to
see Mrs. Ingram. Charley crow here
stayed for dinner.
February 12, 1891
this morning, but sunshiny and pleasant through the day.
A heavy cloud in the north late in the evening.
Mr. Crow and I came to Modesto today.
Frank and Roy Porter had a chase after a coyote before we left.
Frank got it. It was a large
one, they thought it had been catching little pigs.
We went to Nellie P. She had
a very sore throat. Her and I went
to see Mr. Corona. I don't think
that he will last much longer.. I
went in to see Effie Thompson, Mr. Thompson came in to Nellie's to see me.
February 13, 1891
has a dentist visit then went to Lewis Crow's near Oakdale.
and cool a strong east wind looks very much like rain.
We stayed at Herbert's last night. Mr.
Crow went and put a deed recorded. I
went to the dentist. I had the
tooth ache badly all night. We made
Herb and Nellie a present of 31 dollars. I
went to the store and got some calico for Lewis some shirts.
After dinner we came on to Lewis Crow's found them, all as well as usual.
Lizzie Thompson is here a visiting them and Mollie had been down to see
Mr. Hewitly. He had gotten his arm
broken from a kick from a horse.
February 14, 1891
wind blew pretty hard all night and all day from the east.
Cloudy with a sprinkle of rain occasionally, looks very much like it
would rail all of the time, but still the welcome water will not fall.
Mr. Crow and Harry out a hunting awhile Mr. Crow got four rabbits.
Lewis busy all day. Lewis
has two men plowing for summer fallow. Mollie
baked cake and pie. Lizzie Thompson
crocheting rick-rack braid into wheels. I
cut out and partly basted Lewis three shirts.
Mollie and Lizzie went to Burneyville to a lecture and panorama view of
the Holy Land last night.
February 15, 1891
wind blew hard from the south all night and all day very cloudy.
Looked like rain all of the time sprinkled a little occasionally, the
sand blew fearfully, house full everywhere it drifts in. in every crevice.
It kept us all in but Mollie. She
went to Burneyville to church in the morning.
Mr. Crow feeling miserable. Mr.
Crow got a mortgage from Mr. John Yates. I
got a letter from Mrs. Wilson and one from Aggie Galden.
Mr. Brown and Lizzie Thompson had quite a scuffle after a knife that
belong to Lizzie. They played
February 16, 1891
rained one pretty hard shower in the night wind calmed down and cleared off
today has been calm or rather a gentle wind from the north sunshiny but rather
cold. Mr. Crow took a steam bath he
is feeling some better today. I
have been working on Mr. Crow's shirts and I helped Mollie clean house so much
sand drifted in yesterday. Mollie
and Lizzie Thompson went to Mr. Prides and down to see how Mr. Huntly was he got
his arm broken. The river raised
February 17, 1891
and frosty this morning, bright and pleasant the most of the day.
Cloudy this evening and showery in places.
Mr. Crow and Lewis went down to see Mr. Huntly this morning this
afternoon Mr. Crow out a hunting. Mr.
Lewis and Mr. Brown plowing for summer fallow.
Mollie and I washed this morning. I
sewed on Lewis's shirts. This
afternoon Mollie, Lizzie and I went to Oakdale.
The first time that I have been there for years.
Mollie and Lizzie are talking of going to Langworth to a prayer meeting
tonight if they can cross the river, water high.
February 18, 1892
rained a shower about 9 o'clock last night sprinkled some through the night a
cold north wind all day. Mr. Crow
went out hunting this afternoon he got 11 jack and one cottontail rabbits.
Mr. Lewis caught a half grown jack and brought it in alive.
Lewis cold is so bad that he had stayed in pretty close.
Mollie ironed this morning. This
afternoon her Lizzie Thompson and I went to Mrs. Sutleff.
February 19, 2001
this morning sunshiny in the forenoon. Com
up a heave shower about four o'clock a looks like it might rain all evening. A rainbow this evening.
Mr. Crow out a coyote hunting started one, but it got away from them.
Lewis went to Oakdale and went to the shop with the plow points.
Mollie and I finished three shirts for Lewis.
She made some towels. Charley,
Hattie and Dora Walker here last night to get a team to go to Mr.Suttiffs to a
park. Mr. Lenil went along said
they had nice time.
February 20, 2001
rained or rather showered some through the nigh been bright and pleasant today.
Lewis went down to Mr. Kimberlains and been busy all day. Mr.
Crow out a hunting this forenoon, this
afternoon Mollie and I went out to Mrs. Richardson none of them at home but the
hired girl. Mollie and I have been
cleaning closets and gave the kitchen a through cleaning.
Mr. Lewis and Mr. Brauer think they will get through plowing about Monday
February 21, 2001
wind blew very hard and cold.
It commenced to rain about 11 o'clock.
Stormed and rained the balance of the day and still storming at bedtime.
Mr. Crow and Harry out a hunting this morning.
They so cold they came in.
Harry shot Gyp one of his pa's dogs, hurt her pretty badly didn't know if
it would kill her or not. Lewis
pretty nearly sick with his cold. The
men didn't plow this afternoon. Mr.
Peterson here dinner. Mollie and I
scrubbed and cleaned and baked as usual on Saturday.
I took a bath.
February 22, 1891
wind blew hard and stormed all night and all day today and still storming not
raining so much as the wind is blowing so hard looks like it might be raining
hard in the north. Mr. Crow working
with a young lamb and gave Lewis a steam bath.
He is feeling pretty badly today is face is badly swollen up , eyes
swelled nearly shut. Mollie went to
Burneyville to church. I got
dinner. Mollie got a letter from
Edith saying that they had moved. She
wrote to Edith Ethel had been sick but was better.
February 23, 1891
back to Modesto
rained considerable through the night and awhile this morning then the wind
changed to the north west with a shower occasionally. We left Lewis Crow in the afternoon to go to Mr. Richardson's
The river was so high we had to go to Oakdale to cross on the bridge.
We got to Mr. Richardson we went on to Modesto as it was cloudy before we
got to Modesto the wind blew a perfect gale from the south.
Rain mixed with it. I was so
cold when I got to Nellie's found
all well. Lizzie Thompson and Mollie went to Oakdale with us.
And we traveled awhile with a Mr. Tom Darsey.
February 24, 1891
rained some through the night and off and on all day. The sun would peep out occasionally and then came up a shower
with a good deal of wind. Mr. Crow
and Herbert went to the depot to see the Rail Road agent to see about shipping
the dogs up to Orland if he went and what it would cost the weather has been so
unsettled that Mr. Crow didn't go home today.
Mrs. Willets here to wash for Nellie.
Nell cut out her a wrapper and
fit it. I had been reading and
knitting. Nellie has had several
lady visitors this afternoon.
February 25, 1891
visit in Modesto for Mr. Crow
heavy frost this morning a little cloudy today at times.
Mr. Crow down and had some teeth filled yesterday afternoon. And down
today until afternoon and then went home. Herbert
went to Sacramento for business. Nellie and I went do in town Nellie to do some
shopping and I to the Dr's office.
I had four teeth filled and I came back I called to see Mrs. Thompson
awhile. Lizzie has gotten home from
Lewis. I wrote to Ida.
February 26, 1891
dentist visit for Aunt Emma
heavy frost this morning. Cloudy
with a west wind and showery this afternoon.
Looks like it might rain tonight. Herbert
got back from Sacramento. Nellie is
busy upholstering some chairs. I was down twice today in the Dr.'s office.
He took impression and fit me a lower plate on my mouth.
We seem to very busy all of the time.
Herbert, Nellie, Mr. and Mrs. Semple, Dr. Remington, Pene, Allen and I
are going to the theatre tonight. Mrs. Willet will keep Callie for Nellie.
February 27, 1891
rained nearly all night and a little cloudy today a good many washout in Los
Angles and Arizona. The train late.
There was to be a theatre last night the washouts delayed the trains so
the troupe didn't arrive and there was not theater last night as we bought
tickets and expected to go. I was
down to the Dr.'s all forenoon having my teeth worked on they are very sore.
Nellie went downtown to do a little shopping. She went to Mr. Willits. To take her a pair of rubber boots
that I sent to her. We got a letter
from Mr. Mendar.
February 28, 1891
commenced to rain about 4 o'clock yesterday evening and rained all night about
an inch fell last night and it has been cloudy today with occasional sprinkles
looks like it might rain tonight. The
weather has moderate wind south and quite warm. I have been down to the dentist today getting a new plate for
my lower teeth and had one of my upper teeth pulled and a tooth put in the place
of it. I have my new teeth in, but
they are very uncomfortable.
March 1, 1891
rained the most of last night. Cloudy
with an occasional shower today. Nellie
and I have been home all day. Mr.
Thompson and Lizzie over to see us
today. Mrs. Thompson is going to
Stockton . I have suffered so
much with my teeth my throat is very sore.
Herbert has been down to the store most of the day.
March 2, 1891
rained the part of the night but not very hard. It rained pretty hard towards morning and been showery all
day. South east wind.
Mr. Crow came from the west side says that it has rained over there than
it has here. He has the eyspephin
pretty badly feeling miserable. I
have the headache and by today my
teeth very sore. I went down to the
dentist Nellie working on her Basque. Mrs.
Stonisifer to see her and take her to going the Eastern Star lodge.
Herbert is very busy today.
March 3, 1891
this morning, bright and beautiful until about four o'clock then it clouded up
sprinkled a little her, think it showered hard in other placers from the look of
the clouds, a rainbow this evening. Mr.
Crow has been down to the store. He
wrote to Mr. Miller that he and Herbert up there on their hunt on Friday.
Mr. Crow and I went down to Mr. Perleys and had a deed acknowledged and
took it a mortgage from Mr. Yoke.
I went with Nellie shopping and called on Mr. Thompson, came home had the
sick headache very bad last night.
March 4, 1891
some this morning clear today the wind has gotten to the north.
I think probably it has cleared off for awhile.
Mr. Crow and Dr. Remenington went over to Lewis Crow's to get the dogs.
Nellie sewing on Callie's dress. She
went to her mothers and got some germaniums and set those out.
She planted some seeds and I went to see Corona.
He is bad off his niece Madeline was there.
I used to know her when she was a little girl .
She seems lake a nice girl.
March 5, 1891
this morning rained a very hard storm about noon and showered some this
afternoon. Pleasant tonight.
Mr. Crow been around the store most of the day talking to his old friends
that are in the store. I went down to the dentist, got my teeth fixed, a little.
Done some mending. Nelllie and I went to see Mrs. Thompson.
She was sick and Lizzie was nearly sick with a cold.
Frank came over and brought six dogs.
Herbert Crow here for dinner, he had been to his fathers.
He got a bedroom set. I got
a letter from Ida and from cousin Elwood.
March 6, 1891
Crow went to Orland for a deer hunt, Emma stayed with Lewis Crow's family near
rained a little last night been pleasant today although we have had some north
wind today. The train was three
hours late this morning. Mr. Crow
and Herbert left on it for Orland on their hunt.
They took Ruck, Raner, Ritter,Smut, Flora, Peanuts and Nellie.
They left Lady here for Lewis to take home with him.
I went down to the dentist, stopped and saw Mrs. Thompson she is some
better today, so is Lizzie. I wrote
to Mrs. Wilson and to Ida Crow. Mis.
Hanbury in to see me. Nellie went
down to get some silk to make a skirt.
March 7, 1891
this morning but bright and pleasant today.
I went down to see the dentist, but he had gone to the city.
I went to the store, Mr. Semple said he had gotten a letter from Herbert
and that he and Mr. Crow had stopped off at Stockton to
stay all night. I called at
Mrs. Thompson she is still sick when I got back to Nellie's, Lewis was there
waiting to take me home with him. I
got their found all well Miss Mine Roberts and Miss Effie Thompson was their
they are had a good time. They went
out a riding horseback. Mr. Brown,
Mr. Lewis, Mollie Miss. Mina and Miss Ellie went to Oakdale to church tonight.
March 8, 1891
lovely warm day. Mollie went to
Burneyville to church, Mina and I got dinner.
There was a young lady buried at Oakdale at two o'clock, a very large
funeral. Mr. Lewis, Miss. Mina,
Miss. Effie, Mollie and I went to the cemetery and then went to see Mrs. Rucker,
Mr. Lewis went to church. We came
back by Mrs. Thompson's old place. Effie
want to see how it looked. Mrs.
Eastman over and she went to church tonight.
March 9, 1891
and pleasant this morning. Cloudy
this evening and cooler. It looks
like it was raining up north. Mollie,
Effie, Mini and I washed this morning. I
mended, set two hens been busy all day. Mollie
and Effie took Mina Roberts out to Mrs. Slayback, and they went to Oakdale to
church. Lewis's men Mr. Lewis and
Mr. Paras commenced to plow Mr. Leachs; land for summer fallow.
A friend of Harry's came home with him to stay all night.
There are two hen's hatching, the mites are troubling them.
March 10, 1891
rained some through he night and rained lightly until about two o'clock today.
Warm and nice, still cloudy , don't look like rain is over yet.
The boys went out to plow but it was too wet and they had to come in.
Mr. Bacon working in the shop and Mr. Lewis.
I took off a hen with 13 chickens. I
wrote to Elwood Chantry and to Mr. Wickery and sent a paper to Herbert Crow. Mollie and Effie sleeping this afternoon.
Lewis killed a sheep this evening.
this date the steamer "Clara Crow" and barge "Champion" left
this afternoon for Hill's Ferry. Hereafter
steamers will run regularly up the river. Modesto
Daily Evening News March 10, 1891
March 11, 1891
misted all forenoon from the north. Cloudy
this afternoon wind still in the north. Mollie went to Mr. Wigleys this morning came back by Mr. Mc
Bride's and brought her and baby home with her. Stayed until after dinner then they went to Oakdale to
church. Mollie will go down to Mr.
Wigley's tonight she is very sick she will take Mrs. McBride home with her as
she goes. I wrote to Mrs. Hoyt and
Mrs. Aggie Lolder. I got a letter
from Ida . Effie is sick today.
March 12, 1891
awhile this morning sun shone out bright and warm awhile about three o'clock
clouded up and sprinkled a few times. Lewis
went up to where the men are plowing. Mollie went down to see Mrs. Baily. She is very sick don't expect her to live.
She went to Oakdale to church this afternoon is going down to set up with
Mrs. Baily tonight. I took off two hens, one with 13 chickens.
Cleaned out the nests made new ones, got dinner, baked pies
March 13, 1891
rained until about ten o'clock last night lightly. Foggy this morning some cloudy with a strong north wind.
Lewis has been in the house out of the wind most of the day.
Mollie hasn't gotten home from Mr. Wigly, Mrs. Baily is either or
so sick she can't leave. Took
off a hen with 16 chickens been helping Effie with the work, reading and
knitting. I saw by the paper that Mr. Cressey died Tuesday, poor Clara
she will feel so badly.
so sick she can't leave. Took
off a hen with 16 chickens been helping Effie with the work, reading and
knitting. I saw by the paper that Mr. Cressey died Tuesday, poor Clara
she will feel so badly.
March 14, 1891
has been bright and pleasant with a gentle south wind.
A little cloudy this evening. Lewis
went up near Knight's Ferry looking for a hound dog that he had lost.
Mollie came up from Mrs. Bailey this morning. She was a little better.
She went and stayed with Mrs. Burke, She was very sick with a caked
breast. Effie and I scrubbed and
mopped. I have been tending the
chickens and reading.
March 15, 1891
wind blew from the south and cloudy all forenoon, turned to the northeast and
rained gently all afternoon, still looking like rain tonight.
Frank crow came over here this morning.
He and Ida were at Mr. Richardson's last night.
They are going back home today. Mollie
went to church she went to see Mrs. Burke and Mrs. Bailey, she say that she
failed very fast since she was there yesterday.
I have been reading most of the day.
March 16, 1891
rained the most of the night, foggy until near noon. The sun shiny bright. Lewis
sorting over his apples. Mollie,
Effie and I washed and done up the work. Then
Mollie went to Mrs. Bailey. Mollie
came home this afternoon and will go back to sit tonight.
I took off a hen with 11 chickens wrote a letter to Mr. Crow, mended. Mollie got a telegram from her mother. Her and Edith will be here tomorrow. Charley Thompson came after Effie.
March 17, 1891
north wind blew pretty hard. A few
floating clouds this afternoon. Lewis'
face was all swollen. I put hot
cloths on it. Mollie came home from
Mrs. Wigley's this morning. Mrs.
Bailey died at 9 o'clock last night. We
baked pies, cake, bread, and churned before dinner this afternoon.
Her and I went up to the station to meet her mother and Edith.
They didn't come. I supposed
they missed the train. We
went on to Oakdale they weren't there. Just
before we got to Oakdale a team ran off and dragged a man to death.
Nancy Bailey, the aged mother of R.C. Bailey, died at Burwood, San Joaquin
county, last night at the residence of her daughter. She was aged 78 years, a native of Georgia.
The funeral will take place at Burwood tomorrow afternoon at
2 o'clock. The Daily Evening News March 17, 1891
March 18, 1891
north wind blew very hard all day. Lewis
feeling miserable. Mollie and I
went down to the service of Mrs. Bailey and from there we went to the cemetery
where they buried her to rest. There
was a large procession, 52 carriages and buggies.
Poor old Mr. Bailey. I felt
so sorry for him. He took her death
so hard. They had lived together 52
years. From there Mollie went up to
the station after her mother and Edith and then they had to go to Oakdale for
March 19, 1891
warm and pleasant a gentle north wind. Cloudy
a little this afternoon. Edith been
making fancy work all day she has accomplished a good deal in that time.
Mollie has been crocheting on Edith's shawl.
Esther has had the headache and hasn't done much of anything.
I set a hen, been knitting, cleaning out button boxes, and busy in
general. Effie Thompson coming back
today. Lewis went up to where the
men were plowing. They thought they
would get done plowing there tonight. We
heard that Mr. Spaulding wasn't dead, he was the man that was hurt by the
E. Spaulding, who was horribly mangled in the runaway accident at Oakdale, on
Tuesday afternoon last, died from his injuries this forenoon at 10 o'clock.
Owing to the conflicting statements of those who claim to be cognizant of
some of the particulars, Coroner Phelps decided to hold and inquest, and went up
this afternoon to hold the same. The
deceased, in conjunction with his brother, Nelson Spaulding, farmed a large
tract of land near Oakdale, and was a young man held in high esteem.
He was a nephew of G.G. Usher
and a cousin of Mrs. C.M. Murray. The
funeral will take place under the auspices of Oakdale Lodge of Knights of
Pythias tomorrow afternoon. From the 3-20, 1891 Modesto Evening News.
March 20, 1891
has been lovely, bright and sunshiny. Lewis
went to Oakdale. The boys finished
plowing on the Leach land. Esther
and I ripped up my old satin dress and made a new waist and sleeves to it.
I made me two neck ties. Mollie
went down to Mrs. Burkes done up her work and washed and dressed her baby. This afternoon she is crocheting . Edith made a headrest and has been teaching Effie to stitch.
A hen came off with nine chickens. Harry
stayed at Mr. McBride's last night.
March 21, 1891
pleasant day, some north wind late this afternoon. Lewis, Mr. Brown, and Mr. Lewis working in the orchard.
Mr. Brown pruning. Edith, Mollie and Effie making cake and pie, churned,
scrubbed and busy in general on
Saturday. Mollie nearly finished
Edith's shawl. Edith and Effie
working on fancy work. I got a
letter from Mr. Crow thinks he will be home next week he is having a pleasant
March 22, 1891
and sandy this morning, cloudy and it looked like it snowed in the mountains.
The north wind blew very hard today.
Mollie, Esther, Edith, Effie and I went to Burneyville to church.
Mr. Kensey preached, saw a good many old acquaintances, there was an
entertaining sermon and Sunday school. When
we got home Lewis had dinner nearly ready.
Herbert Crow came over this afternoon.
Roy Porter and another boy here this afternoon.
Mr. Burke and Mr. Lewis went to Oakdale.
March 23, 1891
north wind blew pretty hard all day. Mollie,
Esther, Edith, Herbert and I left Mollie's this morning.
We got done with the washing by half past 7. and then we started for
Modesto. We all took dinner at
Nellie's. After dinner Mollie and
Edith called to see Mr. Thompson and then went over to Franks.
Esther, Nellie and I went to the dentist, from there to Mrs. Goodman's
and then to Mrs. Allen's and had a pleasant visit.
We went to the store and done some shopping.
Mr. Chantry in and spent the evening.
March 24, 1891
has been very pleasant some north wind. Mrs.
Willet here and washed. I helped
her with the rinsing and hanging out the clothes.
I wrote a letter to Mrs. Miller this afternoon.
Herbert got a team and Esther, Nellie and I went out to the race track. Seen some nice horses and good running races.
Saw a balloon accession, a man went up on a trapeze three thousand feet
and came down in a parachute, it looks so dangerous.
I didn't enjoy it much. Herbert
came in and Mr. Bartlles went back with us.
day of the races. The crowd at the
race track yesterday afternoon was the largest of any day of the spring meeting.
The weather was more pleasant then on Monday, the wind being less strong.
Pool selling was the most active of any day during the meeting, and in a number
of cases as high as $90 was bid for first choice.
Yesterday Cyclone, Jack the Ripper and Toots were the only horses which
came on the track, Lida Ferguson having been shut out the day before and
Hawthorn did not come out of the stable. Cyclone
won the first two heats and race in 36 seconds:
Jack the Ripper second money. The
first race advertised to take place yesterday was the one-half mile and repeat,
running, for a purse of $130. The
race was won by Revolver. Time 1:15
and one half; Capt. Al second.
At 5:30 Prof. Howard had his
balloon inflated with hot air and made his ascension, going to a height
variously estimated from 1000 to 1500 feet, when he detached the parachute.
He fell several feet rapidly until the parachute spread, after the
descent to the ground was quite slow and he landed about a quarter of a mile to
the south from where he made the ascent. From
The Daily Evening News March 25, 1891
March 25, 1891
and pleasant all day. Mrs. Allen
came over after dinner and went with us to the depot with sister Esther.
She left for home. We stayed for awhile at the store, then went to the depot.
Mrs. Wright was there, she insisted on me coming to see her, so we went
back we done some shopping. Nellie
took her dress to a dressmaker and I got a dress and took it to another woman to
make. I met Eva Stonisfer and Mollie Pleasley on the street.
Eva looks miserable, she feels the loss of her little boy.
March 26, 1891
more or less all day it looked like it was raining heavily in the north this
evening. A very dark cloud.
I have been mending. I went
to the dentist and had an impression taken fro the lower teeth.
The other one I have gotten didn't fit good and they hurt me all the
time. Nellie went down to get her
dress fitted, but she wasn't ready for her.
Mary Crow had come in with a dress, and she had cut and fit Mary's
and let Nellie's go. Mollie
Crow was here for dinner on her way home from the west side.
Frank sent me a letter that he got from Mr. Crow.
March 27, 1891
rained gently the most of the night and until nine o'clock this morning, been
more or less cloudy all day. Tonight
quite cloudy and the wind blew up cool from the west. I went down to the dress maker and had my dress fit, and went
to the dentist, and got my new teeth, they fit fine. Nellie went down to the dressmaker and got her dress fit.
I got a letter from Aunt Hannah Chantry and one from Agie Golden.
Mrs. Willet and Mattie, Mrs. Senar and her little boy, Mrs. Babevick,
Mrs. Corona and Mrs. Belt have been here this afternoon.
March 28, 1891
cloudy a cool north wind all day and still blowing some tonight.
Herbert went down to Lathrop to meet Mr. Crow and help him home with the
dogs on the 9 o'clock train. He has
been gone three weeks yesterday morning, says he had a fine time.
I went down to see Ena Stonesfier and Mrs. Wright neither if them at
home. I spent the most of the
afternoon at Mrs. Freeman's with Bell Crow.
I came by the dress makers got my dress. Called in to see Mrs. Thompson
and to Corona's. He is a little
better today. Nellie trimmed her a
hat this evening.
March 29, 1891
Crow back with the dogs from his hunting trip.
north wind today. Mr. Crow came
with the dogs. This afternoon, Mr.
Crow, Herbert, Nellie and I went out to the cemetery. There are a great many nice monuments there. We came back by
Mrs. Allen's, and she came home with us. Mr.
Crow is going home tomorrow and will send Frank after me.
Mr. Crow wrote to Mr. Miller, and I wrote to Mollie Crow.
Mrs. Thompson over to see me. Mr.
Crow went to see Corona this evening.
March 30, 1891
pleasant today. Mr. Crow went home
today will send Frank after me and
the dogs tomorrow. Mrs. Willet came
to wash and iron. Nellie and I
helped her until I took the sick headache.
I was quite sick all afternoon. Mr.
Ingram moved his little house out of Nellie's back yard.
Had to keep the dogs in the back yard.
Mrs. Thompson over to see me this afternoon. She went to Stockton this afternoon.
March 31, 1891
and pleasant this morning. I went
downtown to see the dentist. I got
Nellie a half a dozen teaspoons and some oranges to take to the baby.
I went to see Corona this morning, he looks miserable, and so does his
wife. She is so worn out he has
been sick for three years. Frank
came over after me. I got home
about one o'clock. Isadore is here
with Ida. There was a picture here
for Mr. Crow of Mr. Isaac Branhasm and his dogs he is horseback with a deer tied
behind. Mr. Crow as glad he got it.
He wrote to Mrs. Mary Branham, Mr. Tullock the assessor and Mr. Miller.
He lost one of the dogs while he was up at Mr. Miller. He found her and sent her home by express. I was
busy putting my things away after getting home.
Grain, grass and all has grown so much since I have been away.
The baby has grown a good deal and is good as he can be.
April 1, 1891
is back at ranch near Crows Landing.
has been bright and beautify. Cold
and a little cloudy this morning. Mr.
Crow and I went out to see how the grain looked it was fine and if we have
considerable spring rain it will make a good crop. We had dinner at Mr. Sam Moorhead's, had a pleasant visit
with his girls. Came back we
stopped to see Frank Bell. Her
baby's face looks pretty badly where he was burned.
I think he will out grow the scar. Lizzie
Crow and Susie Haile were here when we got home. Lewis and Harry Crow, Mrs. Hall, Albert and Orth Kinberland
were here going for a hunt.
2, 1891 Thursday
April 3 1891
Calm warm and pleasant. Frank busy
jobbing around. Isadore and Ida scrubbed the kitchen, and gave the house a
April 4, 1891
with a gentle south east wind until evening, blew up a cool west wind a little
cloudy in the evening. Frank making
a garden planting corn in the lower garden.
Ida and Isadore went to Modesto. Isadore
went home to stay a few days. Jessie
Crow came with Ida. I have been
busy all day churning, raking the yard, cleaned up in the chicken yard.
April 5, 1891
today then yesterday some wind this afternoon quite cool and a little cloudy
this evening. Mr. Crow, Lewis and
Harry came back today from their hunt. They
had a good time but didn't get much game. The
other boys went on home. They had a
party at John Sharps last night where they stayed.
Ida and I went up to see Mary Engburn awhile this evening.
Harry went down fishing. Brad
Crow here for dinner.
April 6, 1891
with a strong south wind in the forenoon. It
commenced to rain gently about four o'clock and rained all evening gently off
and on the most of the night, not very much rain fell.
Crow and Lewis around the most of the day.
Mr. Crow sent a check to Newman to the lumber Co. to pay for lumber that
Herbert got there. He wrote and
sent a check to the S.J. Bank for 865 dollars that Brad gave him.
Ida and I washed and I mended.
April 7, 1891
all day it rained pretty hard. Sunshiny
out some times. A hard west wind.
Mr. Crow, Lewis, Frank, Henry and Glen went hunting caught 5 coons.
Ida and I have been busy ironed and churned had fried chicken for dinner.
I hemmed my black skirt. Bennie
cutting more teeth and is sort of fretful.
He is generally really very good. He
and Stella had a good time playing. Molly
caught a lot of fish.
April 8, 1891
has been lovely a little cloudy this evening with a gentle south wind.
Mr. Crow been choreing around. Frank
plowing the orchard. Ida done some
baking her and Mr. Ingram went out to the station to take a couple of cases of
eggs. Lewis and Harry went home today.
Mr. Kitthel here to see Frank. I
cleaned the stove and the yard, wrote to Cora Crow and Mrs. Hoyt.
I hunted through the weeds for eggs got six dozen.
I took off a hen with 16 little chicks.
I got a letter from Aunt Ann. Ida
got one from Stella say that Lillie Raley is sick.
April 9, 1891
cloudy day pleasant with a south wind. Mr.
Crow went up to the ranch to poison squirrels and went to the landing to get old
Bill shod. Frank busy working with
the stock. This afternoon Ida and I
went to the station to take a case of eggs.
We drove around by Frank Bell's Frank
had going to see Aunt Em Walden. She
is very sick. Pike Crow came to bring us some beef.
Mrs. Ingram over to see us.
April 10, 1891
this morning with a strong south wind. It
commenced to rain about 11 o'clock and showered all afternoon although not very
much water fell. Mr. Crow choreing
around all day. Frank and Ida
Mr. and Mrs. Ingram went to Modesto in relation to some business.
I cleaned and worked until noon. I
was going out to see Nellie Stewart if it hadn't rained.
I got a letter from Mrs. Miller, Isadore Ward came back to stay awhile.
I took off a hen with 13 chickens.
April 11, 1891
showery around the mountains looks very much like rain.
Mr. Crow putting out poison and he and Frank, Ingram boys and glen
running a coyote one came close to Thane Ingrams catching pigs.
Thane came to get the men to go after it.
It caught one of her turkey hens I
have been busy as usual. Ida and
Thane went to the station, brought me a letter from Mollie that she couldn't go
to Elwoods with us. Isadore and
Glen went to Newman to a dance last night.
Will and thane over and spent the evening.
April 19, 1891
clouds today but it looks more like clearing off this evening.
Mr. Crow, Frank and the Ingram boys out after a coyote.
There was a coyote out in the field they couldn't resist the temptation. Frank, Ida, Isadore, Hubert and I went over to Mrs. Ingrams
awhile this afternoon. Mr. Mays
down and cut Mr. Crow's hair. Herbert
down most of the day. Glen came
this evening. Mr. Crow fixing up
his books. We expect to go away
tomorrow. I packed up today.
He sent L.J. Crow a check for a thousand dollars.
April 20, 1891
and pleasant Ida, Isadore washing. Frank
going to look after the dogs when we left home this morning.
Mr. Crow and I came to Modesto today.
Mr. Mays came along with us he went to Lewis Crows will go back home
tomorrow with the team. WE found Nellie and Callie well, but Herbert looks miserable
all seemed glad to see us. Mr. Crow
put some checks in the bank. Nellie
painting this afternoon. I took
down a list of Mr. Crow's notes. Nellie
and I went to see Corona this evening.
April 21, 1891
and pleasant I helped Mrs. Willet with the washing. Helped Mr.Crow with his papers took a lot of his notes.
I wrote a letter to Elwood Chantry that we would be there Monday.
Nellie and I went to see Bell Crow she is getting along nicely has a nice
baby. Nellie went to the depot with
Mr. Crow and I came to Stockton on
the half past 3 train found the folks in good health.
We went to J.A. Crow. Sue
Crow to see us.
April 22, 1891
and pleasant Mr. Crow getting Mr. Manter to do some writing for him.
Kept him busy all day. I
took the teeth ache badly this morning. Nery
went down with me to select me a new bonnet.
I called on the dentist he couldn't find any cavity
my teeth. I suffered all
day. Sue Smith, Nellie, Will and
Stella come to see me.
April 23, 1891
looks very much like rain. Mr. Crow
around with Jim. We took dinner at
Sue's I spent the day there, but I
suffered very much with my teeth. I
went down to Dr. Henderson's and had two teeth extracted and left my place to
have two teeth put in. Sue and I
went to see Stella awhile she has a nice house.
Mr. Smith friendly and sociable. I
would have had a pleasant day if I hadn't been suffering so wit my teeth.
April 24, 1891
north wind. Mr. Crow and Jim went
down town in the morning. I went
down to Dr. Henderson's and got my teeth. I
went back Nerve set us a lunch and we started for Modesto. I was real sick as soon as I got to Nellie's I went to bed
and didn't get up any more that evening. Nellie
gave me a hot sponge bath it relieved me some.
Mr. Crow got a letter from Mr. Sehark he wants to borrow some money.
April 25, 1891
and pleasant today a little cloudy this evening. Mr. Crow down to the store part of the time this afternoon.
He and Nellie went to the picnic. Mollie
Crow, Fran, Ida and Bennie here fore dinner.
Isadore here this afternoon. She
got sick at the picnic and came in awhile until she felt better.
Mrs. Allen came to stay with me while Nellie and Mr. Crow were away. I
have been feeling pretty miserable. All day.
Mrs. Allen went down to the train to see the President he passed through
April 26, 1891
and pleasant today. Mr. Crow and
Herbert down in town the most of the morning.
Herbert is moving is tore and keeps him pretty well employed.
Mrs. Allen went to the city today and René is here to stay until her
mother comes back. Mrs. Gertie
Wilson here I haven't felt very well but getting ready to start to Orange at 0
o'clock tonight. Dr. Remington came
up and spent the evening and Nellie went to the train with us.
April 27, 1891
this morning but quite warm through the day.
Mr. Crow left Modesto at 9 0'clock last night got to Los Angels at 2.25
o'clock today. Stayed at the hotel
until five and got to Santa Anna at 6.15. Elwood
wet us all seemed glad to see us. We meet some strange in traveling sometimes.
There was one woman on the train that was an incessant talker she was
from globe in Arizona, strange to say I met her at J. A. Crow's at Shaw's Flat
when his children were small.
April 28, 1891
this morning but bright and pleasant today.
Mr. Crow and Elwood went to Santa Ana to get a load of corn ground for
The chickens, Mr.Crow the orange trees full of an small oranges.
He ate some loquats the first fruit of that kind that he ate.
I got a letter from May Nash and one from Mrs. Miller.
Some of Elwood's friends Mr. and Mrs. Brown and Mr. Campbell here to see
us. Willie Chantry has gotten to be
a large boy.
April 29, 1891
this morning, Warm calm and bright the balance of the day.
Mr. Crow and Elwood riding around the country.
Mr. Crow says that he was at a lovely place.
I am still sick cannot hardly hold my head up. Today.
Elwood, daughter, Oscar and her husband down to see us today. Mrs. Campbell and Mrs. Bishop here to see us.
Ruth ironed and mended Willie raking.
April 30, 1891
cool foggy morning bright and pleasant through the day.
Mr. Crow Elwood Ruth, Willie and I went to spent the day with Esther
Spiers. Elwood and Ruth went into
Church this afternoon. Willie raked
hay and Elwood and Mr. Speer hauled hay. We
spent a pleasant day. Esther is a
very pleasant woman has us a nice dinner. We
stopped to see their other daughter Larua as we came home. I am feeling much
better today, but not well yet.
May 1, 1891
and foggy this morning very pleasant through the day. Mr. Crow Elwood Ruth and I all went up to the Santa Ana
Canyon to a picnic, several thousand people present all seemed to have an
enjoyable time. I meet several of
the friends that I got acquainted with before when I was here. Mr. Crow got a letter from J. Tully, he answered it and wrote
to J. A. Crow and set Jim a check on the San Joaquin Valley Bank for 18 hundred
dollars and one in the Modesto bank for 17 hundred dollars.
I wrote to Mollie Crow. Elwood
took them to the office.
May 2, 1891
and foggy this morning. Cloudy all
day heave black clouds in the south this evening looks and feels like rain to
night Mr. Crow has been out to where Elwood, Willie and Ellsworth are putting up
the hay. I have been helping Ruth
with the work and finished knitting a sack.
Ruth washed and ironed and we had company all day.
Ellsworth and Esther stayed here last night went home this morning.
Mr. and Mrs. Liquner been here all day going to stay tonight.
Mrs. Campbell and children and wife, Miller here this afternoon.
I can hardly talk, took a cold at the picnic.
May 3, 1891
the most of the day. The sun peeped out awhile quite cool.
Mr. Crow, Elwood Ruth, Mr. and Mrs. Lingner and I went to Elmodena to
church and Sunday School. I heard a woman a
free Methodist preach. I didn't
fancy her preaching very much. The
Quaker preacher finished p I enjoyed his sermon much better than hers.
Esther and Elwood here for dinner. Young
Mr. Beltz here this afternoon. I
met a lot of friends at church that I met here two years ago, all seemed glad to
May 4, 1891
and foggy or cloudy until noon this afternoon, bright and pleasant.
Mr. Crow went out to where Elwood was at work before dinner.
They broke something about the cart this afternoon, he took it to Orange
and had it fixed. He and I wrote to
Frank and Ida and to Nellie Rose, I wrote to Aunt Hannah Chantry I helped Ruth
about the work and about the washing, been mending
this afternoon. Mrs. Carmel,
Mrs. Miller and Miss Miller here this afternoon. Ruth gathering strawberries for dinner.
May 5, 1891
awhile this morning sunshiny out, warmer today than usual.
Elwood out mowing until evening. He
and Mr. Crow went to Mr. Hans to get a shotgun.
Mr. Crow been around the most of the day.
Willie went up to help with the hay.
Ruth ironed and worked on her dress.
Knit on a stocking. Laura's
baby is sick. Esther brought her down to stay until the baby is better.
Mr. Bishop here and spent the afternoon.
Mrs. Campbell here awhile.
May 6, 1891
warm and pleasant this is the nicest day we have had since we have been here.
Mr. Crow went to Orange got some cartridges and he and Elwood went to
take Laura home this evening. Laura's
baby is better today. He was quite
sick yesterday. I finished a
stocking for Ruth and sewed some on her dress.
Ruth and I went to see Mrs. Campbell awhile this evening.
Mr. and Mrs. Bet and will and Flora here and spent the day.
I got a letter from Mrs. Hoyt and one from Ida Crow.
May 7, 1891
and cool we thought it was going to rain this morning.
Mr. Crow and Elwood went to Orange and Santa Anna got a letter from
Herbert Rose and wrote to Rose and to Mr. Shank at Newman.
He got a letter from J. A. Crow. I
wrote to Mrs. Sanbeby and a postal to Ryan Dehart.
Mr. Crow and I went to spent the day with Esther, Elwood and Ruth went to
church brought Mrs. Harpe back with them. Stopped
and took dinner with us and came on home with Ruth.
Mr. Crow took her to Santa Anna this evening.
Hannah came home from Riverside today.
May 8, 1891
cool and cloudy though have had more sunshine today then for several days.
Mr. Crow and Elwood went to Santa Anna and got a lot of oranges.
Hannah and I went to Santa Anna this morning done some shopping.
I got Ruth some sateen to make Ruth a dress Hannah got some cloth to make
Will a shirt. We made the shirt
today and Hannah cut out mothers dress and got it cut and fit and sewed up.
Mr. Crow and I went to Orange this evening after the mail.
May 9, 1891
and cloudy again today some sunshine. Mr.
Crow and Mr. Will Beltz went out to the hills a hunting.
They got 4 rabbits
birds. Elwood been busy working in
his orchard and garden. Will
cultivating his peanuts. Esther and
Hannah working on their mothers dress. Miss. Katie Miller her this afternoon.
I have been knitting and helping Ruth with the work.
I got a long letter from Cora Crow.
She grieves for her father. Esther
here will stay tonight. We went
over to Mrs. Campbell's and spent last evening.
May 10, 1891
and cloudy all day looked very much like rain, did sprinkle a little.
I was sick has the sick headache badly all day.
Ruth and Elwood didn't go to church we were all going to Laura's to
dinner but I was too sick. Esther
and Hannah went to Mrs. Campbell and Miss. Miller came to see me.
Mrs. Will Bellz up for dinner and him and Willie went to church tonight.
May 11, 1891
cool cloudy day looks like it would rain. Mr.
Crow wrote to Frank Crow to meet us at Modesto next Sunday and to Nellie Rose
that we would be their Friday morning. He took them to the office and then took Hannah twice today
to the train and missed it both times. He
went to Santa Anna an up to where the men are baling hay.
Esther down and spent the day. Hannah
took her home tonight. Mr. Campbell
over and spent the afternoon. Katie
Miller here awhile. I helped about
the work and Ruth some washing and been knitting.
Esther and Hannah made Laura's baby a white dress.
May 12, 1891
and cloudy a little sprinkle of rain. We
all went up to Elmer Hurley and spent the day.
Mr. Crow and Elwood down where they were baling hay, but came up to
Laura's for dinner.. Mrs. Hackett came and spent the afternoon with us.
Hannah went to riverside this forenoon.
Mrs. Bishop over this forenoon took Hannah to the train at Orange.
Mrs. Campbell came over this morning and invited us to take supper with
her at 6 o'clock this evening.
May 13, 1891
cool and cloudy day the sun shone out a little while today a heavy black cloud
in the south. Mr. Crow
Elwood, Willie, Rush and I spent the day at Mr. Eeltz.
A Mrs. Phillips was there. We
had a nice dinner and a pleasant enjoyable day.
We went over and took supper with Mrs. Campbell last night and spent a
pleasant evening there. They are
all coming this evening to take supper with us.
We are going home tomorrow. Mrs.
Hicke over to see me this afternoon.
May 14, 1891
and cloudy. The son shone out a
little lat in the evening on the Mohave Desert.
Mr. Crow and I left Elwood's. Him,
Willie and Ruth took us to Santa Ana and stayed with us, until the cars left t
50 minutes past seven in the morning. WE went to Los Angeles and stayed, and then left for home.
WE got to Mohave at dark. Elworth,
Esther, Elmer and Laura came down and spent last evening with us.
Mr. and Mrs. Campbell took supper with us, had a pleasant evening with
May 15, 1891
shiny although it is cool it looks good to see sunshine.
We saw very little of it whilst we were in Orange.
We left Los angels at 1:30 yesterday traveled all night got to Modesto at
6 o'clock this morning. Tired out
it makes me sick to ride in the cars and I cannot sleep much.
Nellie wasn't at home and we went to Mrs. Albers for breakfast and from
their Nellie went home to stay whilst we are with her.
Herbert has gone to the mines in lower California.
May 16, 1891
and pleasant sunshiny the most of the day.
A little cloudy this evening. Mr.
Crow and I stayed at Nellie Rose's last night and until after dinner today.
Mollie Crow came on her way over to Frank Bells.
She has the pneumonia and is dangerously sick I came home with Mollie and
Mr. Crow come with George Stewart, found all is well as usual.
Frank cutting hay, Ida out at Frank Bells, she is still very sick.
May 17, 1891
has been very pleasant. A little
warm awhile today. Some clouds this
evening. Mr. Crow around home
today. Mollie and I went out to
Frank Bell's. There a little change
for the better today. The Dr.
thinks little Charley is very sick too. Meannie
Marion is there she has her hands full. Lizzie crow came and took Frank's baby
home with her and Aunt Eve line went and stayed with it tonight. I came home tonight left Mollie.
May 18, 1891
wind in the evening, cloudy with lightning tolerable warm.
I went out to Frank Bells early this morning.
She is still dangerously ill. Charley Bell is pretty sick.
Mollie went over to Charley Crows to help them and to of Charley's
children are sick. Mrs. Maure went
to Oakland this morning came back by Modesto.
Will Bell sent after her, didn't get back much a before midnight.
John Crow here to see Frank Bell.
May 19, 1891
but cooler today more wind to night. It
stayed with Frank Bell last night and until tonight. Mr. Crow came after me.
Frank some better but jot out of danger little Charley better.
Mrs. Moore sick today her ride yesterday too much for her.
Mr. Crow and Frank has a small stream of water in the little field today. Herbert commenced to cut hay up to his ranch.
Broke the knife had to go to Modesto and telegraph to the city for one.
Won't be sent until tomorrow and J. Williams to see Frank today.
20, 1892 Wednesday
A cool south wind in the afternoon quite blustery. They paper says
May 21, 1891, Thursday
Mr. Crow thinning apricots on the trees. He and came out to Frank
Friday May 22, 1891
Ida went to Newman today.
Cold last night pleasant today. Mr. Crow took me out to Franks
today cool this evening. Mr. Crow
took me out to Frank Bells this morning, came after me in the evening. He has
been working in the garden pulling apricots and poisoning squirrels.
I went out to Frank Bells, I have been busy all day.
Frank is much better. Nellie
Stewart still sick so is Charley and the children they are some better.
Mrs. Miriam here the first time I have ever met her. Herbert went over to his pa's.
Frank went to Modesto.
wind blew up cool we made a fire. Ida
went out to Frank Bells after Mollie. Frank
is much better this morning. Mollie
spent the day here, this afternoon Lizzie and Clara Crow came down.
Herbert brought Stella over. Roy
Porter came last night all together makes us a large family.
Stella and Ethel got home from school yesterday.
I wrote to N. Crow, Mary, Frank, Roy and Glen went a fishing and caught
Warm and pleasant through the day. Cool
this evening the wind blew pretty hard so cool we make a fire.
Mr. Crow hoeing and thinning the fruit.
Frank went up to the ranch to take the rake to the two men hauling hay.
Mary and Ida were here. Ida
went done up the work then Mollie went out to see the sick folks. Frank Bell is better so is Nellie Steward, Charley Crow is
still feeble and the baby is pretty bad off.
Stella and Ida went up to see Laura.
Mollie was there too this afternoon.
this morning pleasant throughout the day. Cool
tonight cloudy and a west wind. Mr.
Crow went up to Herbert's and to the dam; they are talking of fixing it.
The men and Frank hauling hay. Ida
and Mary ironed. Id one the work
and cleaned the yard. Ida and I
went to Fran Bells, Lizzie and Clara there.
Frank was much better, we went to Charley Crows he is quite sick so are
the babies. I got a letter from
Aunt Hannah and Cousin Elwood and Sarah, Wyllie and Stella went home today. Nellie went to Dr. Burkes
May 27, 1891
and cloudy we had quite a showers of rain today still cloudy tonight.
The men hauled hay in the forenoon.
Too wet this afternoon. Mr.
Crow and I went to take some clothes to the washer woman from there to
Charlie Crows the children are getting better, all but the baby she is quite
feeble, so is Charlie, he doesn't seem to be doing well.
We came back and stopped at Mr. Finks.
Mrs. Fink is better. Stopped
at Frank Bells she is doing fine. This
afternoon I have been cleaning the buggy house. Frank went to Modesto. Ida
and Mary cooked pie, cake and bread and will take it up to Herbert.
May 29, 1891
and pleasant, but cool and cloudy this afternoon as usual.
Mr. Crow and Lewis working with the colts.
Frank and his men working on the dam and the hay.
Ida and Ethel went to help
Herbert get dinner, he had several men for dinner.
I stayed at Frank Bells last night got up at3 o'clock to help Frank,
Eveline, Isaac and the children get to the train.
This morning Frank is better. Ethel
came after me this morning she and I went out to see Bell Crow and the children
are better. Thane Ingam here this
Pritchett Crow was Uncle Ben's oldest brother.
Eveline was Isaac's wife.
May 30, 1891
in the forenoon. Cloudy and rained
a little this evening looks like it might more tonight. Mr. Crow hoed and trimmed the corn today.
Frank went out to the hills and to the dam.
His is quite sick tonight, has been vomiting all day.
I emptied a can of coal oil that was leaking, cleaned the store room,
hunted eggs in the weeds in the afternoon.
Ida and Mary went to the Post Office.
Ethel went up to Herberts, Miss Wallace and brother here taking the
school senses. Lewis went home
May 31, 1891
with considerable wind the first day that it hasn't been cloudy.
WE have been sitting around the most of the day.
Pike came and spent the day. Herbert
and Glenn here this afternoon. This
evening Glenn came after Mary and Ethel they went riding with him.
Ida writing letters. Frank
still sick but better than yesterday. Two
of his men left today. Mr. Ward
went to the station. Mr. Hall
stayed around the most of the day. Laura
Crow came home from Stockton last night.
June 1, 1891
today considerable south wind this afternoon cloudy looked like it was showering
in the mountains. Mr. crow hoeing
the potatoes in the lower garden. Frank
up to the ranch and to the dam. The
men finished hauling the hay here and went up to the ranch.
Mary and Ida washed and I done up the work this afternoon.
I ripped up my black dress to wash in Spanish Bark.
Mr. Bemis here for dinner. He
is going to insure the house and all other things, he was here for dinner, Frank
Cold this morning but pleasant through the day. Cold again this
Warm today, considerable wind this afternoon. Mr. Crow finished
June 4, 1891
Warm today, cooler this evening. Mr. Crow up to the ranch thinning
of staying in the mines all summer.
of staying in the mines all summer.
Warmer, considerable wind, mercury at 84.
Mercury at 81 warmer than usual. Mr. Crow went to Modesto, and got a
Rose returned from the Montgomery mining district this morning.
He reports things booming in that camp.
He left this afternoon for San Francisco too purchase a stamp mill for
one of the mining companies. The
Modesto Evening News August 14, 1891
June 7, Sunday
Considerable cooler, wind all day. Frank went to the ranch, and to
June 8, 1891
Cool all day, strong west wind. Mr. Crow and Frank planting
June 9, 1891
Wind blew pretty hard all night and the most of the day. Mr. Crow
June 10, 1891
Considerable cloudy and sprinkled a little in the morning. Mr. Crow
Brad Crow down this afternoon. He looks quite badly. I
finished Mr. Crow's
We had our first ripe peach today. Cold and cloudy the first part of
Stewart married Nellie Crow, daughter of Clinton Pike Crow.
Clinton Pike was a brother of Uncle Ben's .
Cool and pleasant today mercury at 73. Mr. Crow jobbing around.
June 14. 1891 Sunday
Pleasant today mercury at 75. Mr. Crow and Frank tending to the
June 15, 1891
little warmer at 80 some wind this afternoon.
Mr. Crow finished irrigating the little field. He is very tired tonight.
Frank was up to the ranch and busy all day. They moved the combine out to the hills today getting ready
to cut their grain. They will
finish hauling their hay today up at thee ranch.
Ida and Mary washed I done the work and mended.
I went up to Mary Crows to see the cousins.
They will come to Eastins. I
called at Mrs. Riggs she is sick. I went to see Laura awhile her sister is with
her. Ida spaded up the yard.
June 16, 1891
is very warm today. Mercury at 92
the warmest day of the season. Mr.
Crow around home today. Frank
went out to the hills. Ida and Mary
ironed. I done up the work and
finished MR. Crows shirts I got a letter from Nellie Rose.
Thane Ingram here this afternoon. Johnnie
came down this evening hauled in one load of barley.
Mays here caught 2 and one half dozen chickens to take with him.
Hr. Hauser and Mr. Weithill here and measured the house and barn on the
Pierce place and the barley up at the ranch.
Wednesday June 17, 1891
Warm this morning the west wind blow pretty hard and cooled, cloudy the
most of the day. Mr. Crow went up
to where Mr. Fen tem is heading and got where the boys are starting up.
Frank and Ida went to Modesto. I
cleaned and limed the hen house. This
afternoon Mr. Crow and I went down to the river to a picnic and
Considerable wind, cool and pleasant. Mr. Crow went up to the ranch
June 19, 1891
and had a little wind . It blew up
cool mostly strong north wind late this afternoon.
A little cloudy today. Mr.
Crow went up to Herbert's to thin fruit. Frank
went out to where the combine is at work. I
scrubbed the parlor and cleaned up the rooms.
Mary, Ora and Sallie Crow here and spent the day we had a real pleasant
and sociable time with them. We had
a nice dinner, chocolate and whipped cream cake, and roasted chicken and lots of
June 20, 1891
Today very pleasant. Mr. Crow up at the ranch he finished thinning
"Frank" Bell was the daughter of Isaac and Evelyn Crow and married
June 21, 1891
this morning a strong wind came up about ten o'clock been cool the balance of the day. We have all been around home the most of the day.
Frank and Ida went to the lower orchard and got some apricots to take out
to the men tomorrow. Herbert down this afternoon he is feeling sort of
miserable. I wrote to Mrs. Burke
and sent her a postal to pay for my health journal that she sent to me.
I got one yesterday when I was out to Whitmans.
June 22, 1891
wind blew hard from the north the most of the night and all day.
It has been quite cool all day. Mr.
Crow shooting birds and fixing fences. Frank
went out to where they were cutting wheat and up to the ranch.
They are heading the barley up there.
Ida and Mary washed, I done the work and Ida and I mended.
Mr. Crow, J.A. Crow and I went down to the orchard and got a bucket of
apricots to send to his boys. J.A.
Crow here for dinner. Brad
here this evening. A man here with
June 23, 1891
north wind blew pretty hard all night and the most of the day.
This afternoon warmer mercury at 80 cool tonight.
Mr. Crow working in the garden this afternoon.
He and I went up to Cash Crows. Cora
looks thin but is feeling pretty well they are fixing to start to Yosemite
Thursday. We had a pleasant visit
with Cora. Will Cressey came tonight. I
wrote to Mrs. Hoyt and to J.A. Patchett and Mr. Crow to Mr. Casson. Frank went up to the ranch and sent some apricots to Oakland
for a sample. They are heading the
barley at the ranch.
June 24, 1891
Warm today and calm until evening the wind blew. Mr. Crow around all
Pleasant today considerable wind this afternoon. Mr. Crow and Frank
Crow was the daughter of Brad Crow and his second wife Judith Allen.
Myra Crow married Col. Robert Marshall, originator of the Central Valley
Warmer today mercury at 88. Mr. Crow has been working on the fence,
Sat. June 27, 1891
Warmer today Mercury at 92. Mr. Crow went out to the hills to see
Sunday June 28, 1891
Warmest day of the season mercury at 96. Mr. Crow and I around all
The hottest day mercury at 102 and1/2 yesterday the hottest day that was