granddaughter Ada Opal (Walker),
daughter of Ballard, married to Andy J. Miller
son-in-law, Charles Alex Ridenour,
married to Ida Mae
grandson-in-law, husband of
Ada Opal (Walker), Ballard's daughter
her son Ballard
her daughter Birdee
her son, Ballard Ira Walker
Big Linsey Newport
her daughter, Birdie Bibee (Walker)
Humphrey, married to Elmer Lee Humphrey
nickname for her daughter Birdie
granddaughter Chloe Walker,
daughter of Ballard
son of James Hamilton Grant
and Catherine Comers
unknown person or family
unknown; may have been related
to her son-in-law William Herman Bolinger
her brother, Rev. Dexter Snow
grandaughter Della Harriet
Ridenour, daughter of Ida
unknown; may have been related
to her son-in-law Elmer Lee Humphrey
Carlos Dester Sexton, widower
of her late daughter Lula O.
grandson-in-law John Dewey Pebley,
husband of Verlie Vivian Walker, Ballard's daughter
nickname for her husband, Dr.
Andrew Calvin Walker
grandson Harry Ebert Bolinger,
son of Ina
her daughter Birdie's husband,
Elmer Lee Humphrey
her son George Franklin Walker
her son George Franklin Walker
unknown person or family
her daughter, Ida Mae (Walker)
Ridenour, married to Alex and living nearby
her daughter, Ina Belle, married
to William Herman Bolinger
grandson James Parke Humphrey,
son of Birdie
probably wife of Andrew's brother
Silas Anderson Walker
unknown (Jessee Hicks?)
unknown (perhaps Jim Eades)
unknown (perhaps John Newport
or John Butler)
daughter of Andrew's sister
Elizabeth "Lizzie" (Walker) Click
her grandson, Lester Roscoe
Ridenour, son of Ida
married Corilda's son Ruby;
actually "Lillith Beebe"
Andrew's sister, Elizabeth (Walker)
daughter-in-law Lu Vernia (Massingale)
Walker, wife of Ballard
M. D. Lawson
unknown (probably Maynard Phillips)
unknown (probably Margaret Sharp)
Mary Ann Butler
probably Douglas Irby Vermillion,
who at least at one time was postmaster
Mr. & Mrs. Lael
Florence Kling Harding, wife
of the late president
probably the wife of Bill Newport
at New River Lumber Company
unknown; family mentioned too
Kizzie (Hatfield) Walden, wife
of Daniel W. and mother of Rosa Etta
unknown; perhaps Lou York
unknown; may have been Rosa's
unknown; perhaps Murley
son Paris Clyde Walker
nickname for her husband
her son, Paris Clyde Walker
granddaughter Pearl, daughter
unknown (perhaps Saxton)
nickname for her son Ruby
daughter of Daniel and Kizzie
Walden, became Corilda's daughter-in-law in 1920, marrying Frank
grandson William Roy Bolinger,
son of Ina
Ruby Emmit Walker, her son
Silas Anderson Walker (same
as Silas W.)
Silas Anderson Walker, Andrew's
brother and a doctor in Walnut Grove
Alfred Alexander Taylor
grandson Verland Emmit Bolinger,
son of Ina
granddaughter Verlie Vivian
Walker, daughter of Ballard, married John Dewey Pebley
unknown (probably Wayne Brown)
murdered in Huntsville
grandson Ward W. Walker, son
Winfred Sharp (male), best friend
of her son Ruby
Dr. Andrew Calvin Walker
and Corilda Catherine (Owen) Walker; photo courtesy
Laura Robbie (Sneed) Stooksbury.
In 1918, the couple was living in Norma,
Tennessee. Of their three unmarried children, two, Paris
and Frank, were preparing to go overseas in the Army
as her entries begin in the spring.
Ruby was still at home although he was
often away doing odd jobs. He was in Huntsville, Tennessee,
going through his examination for the draft when the
Armistice was signed and the draft called off; he phoned
his father to tell him. The couple apparently did not
have a phone at home, but Andrew had one at his pharmacy.
Saturday, May 25, 1918
Temp 89 - Frank went to Oneida for camps. Paris left
Greenville Sat., May 21 - Pearl went home - Paris got
to Long Island 25 or 26
Sunday, May 26, 1918
Temp 87 - Rained evening - I went to Alex all eav -
came back with Irene Simpson. Lonesome ain't no name
for it. Frank went to camps.
Monday, May 27, 1918
Temp 98 - Clear and hot - Washed little and wrote to
Ruby at Knoxville - went to Kings - Got me a calico
dress. I set my trap and didn't catch nothing. Went
fishing - didn't catch nothing (ha).
Tuesday, May 28, 1918
Temp 89 - Hot - I washed little - went to river little
while - Pearl and Della came to store - lonesome. Mrs.
Pemberton came after med for baby. She looks awful.
Hard rain at 6:30
Wednesday, May 29, 1918
Hot, partly cloudy - Scrubbed sitting room. Bak'd strawberry
pie for me and Pa. Dana Bolinger in town - Lumber inspector.
Thursday, May 30, 1918
Temp 92 - Dock got him a pair of shoes - Seven dollars.
Friday, May 31, 1918
Temp 94, partly cloudy - Got letter from Paris at Long
Island and one from Frank, Ark and one from Ruby, Knoxville.
Saturday, June 1, 1918
Temp 90, Part cloudy - I went to see Mrs. Butler -
She's got fever - fooled round try to pass time - Lonesome
- went fishing - eagle flew over - set hen.
Sunday, June 2, 1918
Temp 92 morning, 84 eav, part cloudy - I had diarea
- got dinner for us, felt better after dinner - Church
at Baptist - Mrs. Pemberton took dinner at Smithers.
Home in Norma (remodeled,
1990); photo courtesy John & Mary Walker.
Monday, June 3, 1918
Temp 92. clear - Fix'd Nora's doll - Piddled round
- went to see Mrs. Butler - wrote Frank.
Tuesday, June 4, 1918
Temp 90 - Washed some - went to see Mrs. Butler-
Wednesday, June 5, 1918
Papers burned some - fooled around eav. - read Post
bout German's sinking of ships at New York and New Jersey
Thursday, June 6, 1918
Clear - Never done a thing but cook and clean up -
got letter from Laura Click.
Friday, June 7, 1918
Temp 73, cloudy, cool - Cleaned up - finished letter
to Laura C. - Went to King's Store - got me white tennis
slippers - got letter from Birt and Rabbit at noon.
Also got slippers from Birdie.
Saturday, June 8, 1918
Temp 60 Clear - Bak'd a cake - walked little - wrote
Ruby - Sun in eclipse 6:00. A total
solar eclipse occurred that day, the first she likely
saw since 1900.
Sunday, June 9, 1918
Part Cloudy - Went walking down RR - Pa and me eat
dewberries - Pearl and Della came staid all nite - Della
Humphrey married afternoon. Nite - entertainment Bapt
Monday, June 10, 1918
Temp 60, 89 Clear, cool - Pearl and Della went home,
AM - I went to see Mrs. Pemberton - I went to see Mrs.
Butler, and wrote some to Ina.
Tuesday, June 11, 1918
Temp 91 Clear - Never done a thing but cook a little
- Pull weeds - help stick beans - went fishing.
Wednesday, June 12, 1918
Other side should have been here. [?]
Thursday, June 13, 1918
Temp 52, cool, clear - AM took 3 quilts to Mrs. Murley
to wash for me - Washed a few things - Went with Mrs.
York to pick dewberries - Went to Alex, Pa and me 11:30
- Went to tater patch - come back home - Had headache.
Friday, June 14, 1918
Temp 60-90, Part Cloudy - Washed a sheet - cleared
bed, ironed a little - Wrote a little, cleaned vessels,
piddled round. Stop'd selling flour - we've got one
sack and nearly half.
Saturday, June 15, 1918
Temp 58-93, Cloudy - Ida and Lester came - morning
- Alex and girls came eav. - stayed all nite - No mail.
Sunday, June 16, 1918
Temp 11:30 96, eav - 98, Clear - Sat round all day
and burned up most evening - Yard full men - Mrs. Newport,
Sids wife and me sat on porch.
Monday, June 17, 1918
Temp 9:30 - 88, 3:30 - 98, 8:30 - 88, Clear - Cleaned
back room - got dinner - set round - Got letter from
Ruby - rained after dark - I lik'd to sweltered - best
was so hot - I never went to be til 10 OC.
Tuesday, June 18, 1918
Temp 8:30 AM - 78, 8:30 PM - 80. Cloudy and foggy --
Wash'd little - Mrs. Lee and children came to Smithers
- Went to see Mrs. Butler.
Wednesday, June 19, 1918
Temp 78-90, Clear - Cooked first mess of beans - Pearl
came down for dinner - Got card from Paris - Pearl and
me went to Kings Store and weigh - I weigh 97. Pearl
weigh 104. Paris landed over there. Went to see Mrs.
B. - Went with Mrs. York after wood - feel very well.
Thursday, June 20, 1918
Temp - 80, Cloudy - Clean'd my be - Scrubbed kitchen
- Bak'd a pie - Got dinner - feel very well - rain nite.
Friday, June 21, 1918
Temp 70, Raining slowly - Washed a little AM - Wrote
Rabbit small letter - Hen began hatching - feeling very
Saturday, June 22, 1918
Temp 70, Part cloud - Wash'd quilt, cooked beans -
took hen off with 6 chicks - Wrote Birdie.
Sunday, June 23, 1918
Temp 50 AM, Clear, Sat round - got dinner - Went across
tressel - got berries - Alex, Ida, and sister came while
we were gone - Stay'd til six O.C.
Monday, June 24, 1918
Temp AM 47 Clear, I got sick - stomach - took pepper
and stuff - PM felt better - No mail - Pearl come to
stay - Ruby came home.
Tuesday, June 25, 1918
Temp 80, Clear, Pa went to Huntsville to court. I washed
little - Pearl and me picked some dewberries late eav.
Felt bad all day.
Wednesday, June 26, 1918
Pa went to H'ville to court. Me and Pearl picked berries.
Thursday, June 27, 1918
Temp 90, Clear - Pa came back - Pearl went home PM
- Ruby went with her - Wash'd Franks clothes - Got them
Friday, June 28, 1918
Cloudy - Rain nite, Got letter from Ina - Got dinner
- Ironed - Piddl'd round.
Saturday, June 29, 1918
Temp 72. Raining. Ruby started to Knoxville - rained
so he had to come back. I cry'd half the eav - Didn't
want him to go.
Club House at Norma; from
an old postcard
Sunday, June 30, 1918
Temp 95 at 12 O.C. Rained AM and PM. Ruby and John
Friar went cross Mount to Knox. I got dinner - felt
weak - walked the floor - Lonesome ain't no name. Pa
and I went walking up to depot - saw lots people - Come
back by club house.
Monday, July 1, 1918
Never kept forgot to Got a letter from
Tuesday, July 2, 1918
Temp 50 Cook - Washed - felt bad - got letter from
Birdie - Just fooled around.
Wednesday, July 3, 1918
Temp 60 AM Cool, Clear, Pearl and Della came by on
way back from store. Just worked around and cook little.
Mrs. Murley came up to dinner.
Thursday, July 4, 1918
Temp 60 Clear - Washed blanket - Got dinner - Mrs.
Akers and Ida Loyd came to see Mrs. Butler - Got card
from Rabbit at Knox. Wrote Birdie - Fill'd 2 cans jam.
Friday, July 5, 1918
Temp 60 AM Part cloudy. Wind - Made a pillow slip out
of a sugar sack - Scrubbed kitchen.
Saturday, July 6, 1918
Temp 95, Clear, Done nothing much. Old Mrs. Murley
came down - Got letter from Paris in England Sunday.
Sunday, July 7, 1918
Temp 97, Hot, Rain eav. Had head ache all day - Wrote
Paris after dinner.
Monday, July 8, 1918
Temp 66, Rain - Finished and sent letter to Paris -
Wrote Birdie AM. PM cold as whiz. Set by cook stove.
Tuesday, July 9, 1918
Temp 50 AM, Clear - Cold as whiz. Ida and kids came
stay'd all day. Alex quit NRL Co. Got a card from Rabbit
- Took heater out. I wash'd.
Wednesday, July 10, 1918
Temp 64, Cool, most clear - Got breakfast - Went up
to see Mrs. Murley, she's sick. Went berry picking down
line - Pa and me - Made two glasses jelly. Got letter
from Paris and Birdie.
Thursday, July 11, 1918
Temp 65, Part cloudy - Got dinner - Wrote Frank a page
letter - Della brought me some berries.
Friday, July 12, 1918
Temp 50, Clear, windy - Made jam and jelly.
Saturday, July 13, 1918
Temp 53, Clear windy - Went up and put Mrs. Smithers
dinner - she's sick. Afternoon went back cleaned up
kitchen for her - she's better - Got letter from Rab.
Sunday, July 14, 1918
Temp 57 AM, Clear most, Went to Alex after noon - got
back at 5 O.C. Della came with me.
Monday, July 15, 1918
Temp 78, Clear - Ida and kids came. Ida and me went
to Co. Store and I got me a dress.
Tuesday, July 16, 1918
Temp 95 PM, Cloudy Washed and fooled around - Got letter
Wednesday, July 17, 1918
Temp 88 AM, Cloudy - Scrubbed sitting room - AM
Thursday, July 18, 1918
Rain - Read of big battle - successful - Done nothing
- Went to Kings Store - Got half gallon cup and pillow
tubing - Cut out a doll. Battle probably
refers to the Second Battle of the Marne.
Friday, July 19, 1918
Temp 78, Cloudy AM, Clear and Hot PM - Read news of
big drive - Americans. Made doll - felt bad - got dinner
- Ironed - Got card from Frank.
Saturday, July 20, 1918
Temp 62 AM, Clear - Cleaned road and yard - Alex came
after supper - Stayed all nite and day Sun.
Sunday, July 21, 1918
Temp 92 Rain eav. - Alex's and Mrs. Walden and Rosa
took dinner here. All went home at four O.C.
Monday, July 22, 1918
Temp 90 Rain eav. I was sick all day - Got letter from
Birt - Austin and Taylor spoke at Huntsville - Crowd
went from here - Wrote Birdie.
Tuesday, July 23, 1918
Temp 65 AM Fogy, part clear - Wrote Birdie. Dr. McGill
came to see Mrs. Butler - Rained eav.
Wednesday, July 24, 1918
Temp 97 noon, 80 PM, Hot AM, Rain PM - DR'S BIRTHDAY
- Washed - Fried chicken for dinner - Got a Card from
Ruby at Knox. Allies still successful - gaining ground
and pris'ners - [word unreadable] papers news.
Thursday, July 25, 1918
Cloudy - wash'd little - Pearl stayed all night - Went
to Kings Store - Got me a waist, .60 cents.
Friday, July 26, 1918
Temp 92 PM, Part Cloudy - Pearl stayed all nite - Northing
Saturday, July 27, 1918
Temp 95, Clear - Got letter from Ruby - Pearl went
home - nothing new.
Sunday, July 28, 1918
Part cloudy, Sprinkled rain eav. Lonesome as gouge.
Monday, July 29, 1918
Rain - Scrubbed kitchen AM - fool'd round all day -
Tuesday, July 30, 1918
Temp 68 Rain. Got a letter from Frank - Laxtons [?]
came from Knox. - Made 4 glasses Apple jelly.
Wednesday, July 31, 1918
Clear and Cool, Washed - Pearl came - stay'd all nite.
Us and Mrs. York went walking.
Thursday, August 1, 1918
Cloudy - Ridners came - stayed till after dinner -
Georgia Baker came - stayed few minutes - Got letter
Friday, August 2, 1918
Part cloudy - Got letter from Birdie.
Saturday, August 3, 1918
Temp 89, Clear - Nothing of import - AM. Got letter
from Paris - been written 5 weeks
Sunday, August 4, 1918
Temp 95 Hot Clear - Went to M.E. Church and listened
Rosa Walden practice children PM. Alex sold crop and
bought a cow.
Monday, August 5, 1918
Hot, Part Cloudy - Got dinner - Wrote little to Frank
- finished and sent Paris a letter. Tom Butts wife left
Tuesday, August 6, 1918
Temp 100 noon, Clear and hot. Ida Lloyd left Butlers
- I wash'd - got dinner. Got 2 cards from Frank. He
is traveling - Was in I'll [?] at 4:00 O.C. Tenn. Isham
Chambers and wife came home from Nashville, Storm 6:00
O.C. Temp 89
Wednesday, August 7, 1918
Temp 96 Part C. Windy - Cleaned around - got dinner
- Della and Kezie Anderson took dinner here. Got a card
from Paris dated July 1st. Got 15 lbs. sugar.
Thursday, August 8, 1918
Friday, August 9, 1918
Saturday, August 10, 1918
Temp 95 1:00 PM, Clear and hot, Clouded up 12 O.C.
- Ruby came home from Knoxville and I was glad for I
Sunday, August 11, 1918
Clear in AM, Temp 96 noon, Rain went north, turned
cool at nite - Alex's all came and stayed all day. Winfred
stayed Sat nite and Sunday.
Monday, August 12, 1918
Temp 98 noon, Clear and hot - Just done common house
work. Doc went to H'ville.
Tuesday, August 13, 1918
Clear - Washed - Got dinner - Ruby went to work. Birdie
Wednesday, August 14, 1918
Clear - Birdie went up to Alex's - Got letter from
Frank. He was at N. J.
Thursday, August 15, 1918
Temp 65 AM Clear - Got dinner - Wash'd few things.
Friday, August 16, 1918
Temp 94, Clear - Frank went over there. Ruby went to
Huntsville to get school. Showers all round us - none
here - Awful day.
Saturday, August 17, 1918
Temp 96, Clear - Alex moved to the camps. Birdie and
me went up there all eav. Ruby came from H'ville.
Sunday, August 18, 1918
Temp 94 Part cloudy - Birdie went to S.S. Alex and
Lester came down eav. All of us just sat around.
Monday, August 19, 1918
Temp 85, Cloudy, showers and rain - I wash'd for noon
- Scrubbed kitchen after noon. Ruby went to his school
- first day - Got a letter from Paris written July 23rd.
Tuesday, August 20, 1918
Temp 85, Clear - 21,407 allies kil'd, 4 wounded and
missing up to now. Nothing worth note. Jackie Thompson
Wednesday, August 21, 1918
Temp 87, Clear - Was sick all day. Pearl washed for
herself here. Birdie sew'd. Lamen Humphrey got arrested
- took to H'ville. Birdie went over to Billie Washam's
Thursday, August 22, 1918
Temp 90 Clear - Made 3 quarts apple butter.
Friday, August 23, 1918
Temp 90 Clear - Made Apple butter - fooled round. Ruby
went over to Winfred's on wheel. Stay'd all nite. We
wrote and mailed Paris a letter.
Saturday, August 24, 1918
Temp 80 at 1:00 PM, Clear - Ironed - Cooked - help'd
Birdie sew. Read good news in Chatt Times - Success
in fights - mowed Germans like oats in Holicost - Took
town of Albert and others. "Oats
in Holicost" probably means the burning of oats.
Sunday, August 25, 1918
Temp 90 Clear and dry - Ruby and I were sick. Mrs.
Saxton come in AM. all eav with Birdie
Monday, August 26, 1918
Temp 89 Part cloudy, cool - Ruby gave up school. Birdie
went back home.
Tuesday, August 27, 1918
Temp 90 Cool, Rain - I washed.
Wednesday, August 28, 1918
Cool and cloudy - Clean'd up. Got Dia'r.
Thursday, August 29, 1918
Part cloudy, cool, wind - Washed a little - got dinner
- made a rag bag - sat around.
Friday, August 30, 1918
Temp 78 Clear, cool - Got dinner - scrubbed kitchen
after noon. Allies are pushing forward, gaining ground
and prisoners. Got a letter from Birdie.
Saturday, August 31, 1918
Temp 70 Rain - Just worked round house. Scrubbed bedroom.
Allies gained more ground and took towns and lots of
Sunday, September 1, 1918
Temp 85 Clear - Went to Alex's eav. Done nothing -
Monday, September 2, 1918
Temp 85 Part cloudy - Had spell with my stomach.
Tuesday, September 3, 1918
Part cloudy - Done nothing much.
Wednesday, September 4, 1918
Temp 85 Part Cloudy - Washed little - got dinner. Papa
went to H'ville to see about the Register [word looks
like "Buis"]. Ida and Pearl came - Sew'd on
Thursday, September 5, 1918
Temp 68 PM Rain - Got dinner - Had dia'r. Pa came back
nite. Had to keep fire in cook stove til bedtime. Cool
Friday, September 6, 1918
Temp 88 Cool, windy - Sold Alex the Grophon [Grammophone?]
May come after it nite. News - Got some papers from
Saturday, September 7, 1918
Temp 89 Cloudy and cool - Clean'd up, turned beds.
Church at McButtz nite. Mrs. Butler sick.
Sunday, September 8, 1918
Temp 58 Part Cloudy - Church at Baptist. I'm sick again.
Ida and Alex. Mr. and Mrs. Lael came eav and Mrs. York.
Monday, September 9, 1918
Temp 56 Clear and cool - Strung and brake beans to
dry - morning. Feed bad.
Tuesday, September 10, 1918
Clear and cool - Got three letters from Paris. Wash'd
- fooled round - felt bad. Old Mrs. Murley stayed all
Wednesday, September 11, 1918
Cloudy, windy, cool - Got letter and card from Frank.
Landed safely over there.
Thursday, September 12, 1918
Temp 87 Part cloudy - Mrs. Murley and kids went on
visit. Wrote Birdie. Sent her some clothes Register
day. Ruby went home with Winfred to go to Knox to enter
Friday, September 13, 1918
Temp 47 Cool and clear - Wash'd and cleaned some chairs.
Eat my dinner alone. Mrs. York slept here.
Saturday, September 14, 1918
Clear - Finsh'd and sent Paris a letter. Sent Ina a
box of stuff.
Sunday, September 15, 1918
Temp 78 Clear and cool - Pa and me went up to Alex
eav. Ruby came home.
Monday, September 16, 1918
Temp 80 Part cloudy - Heard Dester S. married 11th
of this month. Ruby work'd at hickory mill today. War
news good - trying to get up peace plans.
Tuesday, September 17, 1918
Temp 64 Cloudy and rain - Ruby is working for Hank.
I washed little. Anna Acres came to see her mother.
Heard Austria had made peace with U. S. Austria-Hungary
was, in fact, disintegrating, but it did not formally
surrender until 4 November 1918.
Wednesday, September 18, 1918
Temp 60 Clear and Cool - Nothing but common work. Ida
came down eav. Got letter from Laura Click.
Thursday, September 19, 1918
Temp 78 Part cloudy - Done a little of everything til
1 O.C. Scrubbed part of sitting room. Went to store
- got a broom $1.00. Mrs. Butler died 7:30. Hard rain
at 2 O.C
Friday, September 20, 1918
Temp 51 Drizzle, cool - Mrs. Butler was buried eav.
Frank sent Kings welcome home. Set by fire all day.
Saturday, September 21, 1918
Temp 40 Clear - Snow on mountain. Ida and Pearl came
- Made Pearl's dress. Got me skirt and made it. No war
news. Set by fire all day.
Sunday, September 22, 1918
Temp 36 AM Clear - Dock, Ruby and I took dinner at
Alex. Set by fire in kitchen all day.
Monday, September 24, 1918
Temp 38 Clear - Sun'd boys trunks and clothes. pid'l'd
Tuesday, September 25, 1918
Clear and cool warm eav. Wrote Birdie - Washed some
- Went with Ida to see Mrs. Margrate Sharp - sick. Sun'd
beds. Ruby sent his questionnaire off.
Wednesday, September 26, 1918
Temp 58 Hard rain - Set round - Got dinner - Beans,
taters, tomato, etc. Ironed little. Papers day Allies
captur'd 40 thousand Turks.
Thursday, September 27, 1918
Temp 40 Clear, cool - Sun'd clothes and big trunk.
Had headache and backache eav. Wrote Birdie.
Saturday, September 28, 1918
Temp 50 Clear - Sent Birdie letter and two parcel pckgs.
Sunday, September 29, 1918
Temp 50 Clear - Alex's and Winfred took dinner - had
one of my chickens for dinner - had company eav.
Monday, September 30, 1918
Temp 48 Clear - Got letter from Ebert. Ina has T fever.
Speaking at club house [word may be "soldiers"]
Went up to Alex.
Tuesday, October 1, 1918
Clear and warm - Got dinner - Scrubbed kitchen eav.
Papers give awful good news. Bulgaria giving in. Surrendered
29 September 1918.
Wednesday, October 2, 1918
Entry erased and unreadable
Thursday, October 3, 1918
Temp 58 Clear - Read in Knox paper that the Allies
had captured St. Overton [?] with big losses on our
side - gained ground and R.R.'s
Friday, October 4, 1918
Temp 49 Clear - Good news - war. Ironed - Got dinner
- Scrubbed kitchen and dine room. Went up to Ida's eav.
Got letter from Birdie and loaf of bread. Card from
Saturday, October 5, 1918
Temp 55 Clear - Just common work. Got letter from Ebert
and card from B.I.'s wife. Good war news - successful.
Went up to Alex's eav.
Sunday, October 6, 1918
Clear most - Got dinner - Set round AM - Went to Alex's.
Got sick at dark as was up and down all night. Got gripp.
Monday, October 7, 1918
Temp 44, Cloudy - Feel bad - Made few preserves - Sick
all day. Pearl came, stay'd all nite.
Tuesday, October 8, 1918
Temp 40 Clear - Made 1 quart apple butter, 3 glasses
jelly. Went to Kings Store - got two towels. Got letter
Wednesday, October 9, 1918
Temp 44 Clear - Just got dinner and done common housework.
Thursday, October 10, 1918
Temp 45 Clear - Sun'd bed clothes. Ida came down and
helped make preserves. Allies took 10,000 Germans -
Other successful raids.
Friday, October 11, 1918
Temp 48 Clear AM, Cloudy PM - Just common work. Made
3 glasses jelly. Allies capt'd 2000 prisn'rs Everything
closing on account of S. influenza.
Saturday, October 12, 1918
Temp 72 noon Warm AM - Wrote B.I.'s a long letter -
got dinner. Pa went to upper camps after noon.
Sunday, October 13, 1918
Temp 70 Clear - Got dinner - Had possum. Pa went to
M. D. Lawsons. I went to Alex after noon. Ruby play'd
Monday, October 14, 1918
Temp 38 Clear and smoky - Sick all day. I had influ.
Pa's got 20 cases. I'm better nite. Violet Laxton is
down. Pa went to see her after nite.
Tuesday, October 15, 1918
Temp 36 Clear - I'm better, Was'd little. Pa's gone
to see Otis Sharp's family. Co's Dr. down with flu.
Wednesday, October 16, 1918
Clear - Feel bad.
Thursday, October 17, 1918
Everybody almost has got it. I feel week - been in
bed part day. Got letter from Paris and Ina.
Friday, October 18, 1918
Rain - Feel weak this AM. Got another letter from Paris.
Saturday, October 19, 1918
Part C. Warm - Wrote Birdie and Paris cards. Sent Birdie
box of flowers - feel bad. Ruby went to H'ville to play
ball. Pearl stay'd all nite.
Sunday, October 20, 1918
Rain all day - I feel better. Mary Ann Butler dies
3:30 O.C. Dock stayed in all day - went to their place
late eav and after dark.
Monday, October 21, 1918
Temp 50 Clear and warm - I'm feeling very well. Milk'd
for Lou York - she's sick. Dock as went all over town
- come in at 7:00 O.C. night to see flu folks.
Tuesday, October 22, 1918
Temp 44 Fair - Ruby's got it - heat and coughing. Prof.
Laxton took it. Pa's sick nite. I never slept any hardly.
Hugh Massie baby died.
Wednesday, October 23, 1918
I feel bad. Pa's sick. Got letter from Frank and Ina.
Pa got down with something like flux. All of Marley's
but Mrs. have flu. Mrs. Walden died.
Thursday, October 24, 1918
Raining. Pa's little better. Ruby's fever bout gone
- he's better. Mrs. Walden died last nite. Will Butler
died this AM. Pearls here. I feel nervous but not sick
Friday, October 25, 1918
Pa ain't no better - gets weaker. Ruby's doing fine.
I feel bad - run down waiting on Dock. Della's sick
- got flu. Got letter from Birdie today. They're well
- never had flu.
Saturday, October 26, 1918
Rain - Pa little better. Pearl stay'd here. Ruby better.
Fifteen died on [word missing] in last few days.
Sunday, October 27, 1918
Temp 60 Rain little - Tom Overton died last night.
Monday, October 28, 1918
Temp 59 Raining - Ruby better - Pa's not. Tom Overton's
wife died last nite. Gov. Dr. come. Tom Overton's baby
Tuesday, October 29, 1918
Temp 62 Rain - Gov. Dr. came to see Pa and Ruby and
all over camps. Pa's little better. Ruby and me sent
Halloween cards. Esther Sexton died. 10 thousand eight
hundred and 98 soldiers landed in Urope thru Aug.
Wednesday, October 30, 1918
Rain - Pa and Ruby better. Some better - some worse
Thursday, October 31, 1918
Clear - Freeman Sharp's baby died. Freeman's awful
bad. Novee Murlie's awful bad. Hear Russel Bird's wife
was dead. Heard one of Rob Sexton's children was bout
to die. Pa's still better (little). Ida took it.
Friday, November 1, 1918
Temp 34 Cool - Freeman Sharp died last nite and one
of Rob Sexton's girls died. Ruby took disenterry. Alex
and Mr. Butler put heater for me.
Saturday, November 2, 1918
Temp 24 Clear - Big Frost - Frost kill'd everything.
Ruby and Pa better. Freeman Sharp's wife bad off.
Sunday, November 3, 1918
Clear and cool Frost - Ruby and Pa stir'd out in yard.
Monday, November 4, 1918
Temp 40 Part cloudy - Ruby went to Co. Store. I washed
a little. I feel lots better. Waited on them 8 days.
Tuesday, November 5, 1918
Temp 32 Clear - Seven deaths from flu so far in Norma.
I wash'd and got dinner. Scrubbed part of kitchen. Pa
went to see Ida AM and Murley's girl and to Co.'s store.
Ruby's going where he likes. Mrs. Murley came to Jims.
Heard Jessee Hicks was very bad. Marcums baby died.
Wednesday, November 6, 1918
Temp 39 Clear - Henry Cross, Allie Sexton, Jim Eades
are dead this AM. Pa went to see Ida - She's better.
Berry Duncan's bad off. Six at Pemberton's got it. J.
R. Hatfields baby died. Got a letter from Paris and
from Jennie Walker.
Thursday, November 7, 1918
Temp 32 Clear - Things move along bout like common.
Ruby and me wrote Paris.
Friday, November 8, 1918
Temp 34 AM, 45 PM, Clouded up eav. Heard peace was
made. Papers say Germans started out with white flag
Wed. Ruby and me wrote Frank. Ruby went to H'ville on
train to be exam'd.
Saturday, November 9, 1918
Temp 60 Cloudy - Felt weak - set round. Ruby came back
from H'ville. Alex and Pa gathered corn patch eav. Mrs.
Newport brought John B. and children to Sids. No mail.
Sunday, November 10, 1918
Temp 36 Clear and cool 58 eav. Got dinner as usual.
Hiram Sharp's child died. Loranga Robbins died and Berry
Dunkin died last nite. All buried today. Ida lots better.
Alex came down PM - stay'd two hours. Peace was declar'd
Monday, November 11, 1918
Clear - Great World War ended. Thank the Lord. Set
around - done nothing. Ruby went to Huntsville to go
to camp. Joe Hablens girl died with flu at Winona.
Tuesday, November 12, 1918
Clear, Cold - Ruby called Dock on phone. Said he'd
be home on noon train. Draft called off - good - Heard
again that peace is sure made. Thank God. I was so thankful
and pleased - didn't have any common sense. Wain Brown
died last nite with flu.
Wednesday, November 13, 1918
Clear, Cold - Got dinner - Washed few pieces. Started
Birdies blanket to her by P.P. insured. Everybody's
overjoyed by peace. Hurrah for America and the Red,
White and Blue, but at a terrible loss of life.
Thursday, November 14, 1918
Temp 22 Clear - Wash'd. Ulus Hatfield's wife died.
Leland Sexton died. I went to see Ida. Got letter from
Paris. Set my trap last night.
Friday, November 15, 1918
Temp 26 AM, 40 noon, Clear AM, Cloudy after noon -
All well. Wrote Birdie a card. Scrubbed kitchen - washed
off tables and so on. Nothing new.
Saturday, November 16, 1918
Rain AM, windy afternoon - Wash'd little - Got dinner
as usual. Got a lot of eats from Birdie, sausage, light
bread, cake, pickles, liver, ribs.
Sunday, November 17, 1918
Rain AM, Wind PM - I went up to Alex - stayed 2 hours.
Wrote Paris some. Mrs. Engles has flu this morning.
Monday, November 18, 1918
Temp 44, Cloudy and cool - Finish'd Paris letter. Sent
to office. Turned cold eav. Temp 39 at 5:00. Ruby wash'd.
made me a pair drawers.
Tuesday, November 19, 1918
Temp 38 Cloudy - Wrote my sister a letter.
Wednesday, November 20, 1918
Temp 38 AM, 45 PM - Cloudy - Just work'd round as usual.
Got a letter from Ina.
Thursday, November 21, 1918
Temp 37 AM Cloudy and cool, Rain PM - Got 50 lb sack
meal. Got dinner - Wash'd off window, cleaned up house
and fool'd round. Big Linsey Newport wife died of flu
Friday, November 22, 1918
Temp 40 Cloudy and Cool - Put hogs head and feet on
to cook. I went up to see Ida after noon. Mr. Engles
is bad off.
Saturday, November 23, 1918
Temp 30 Clear - Got dinner - Scrubbed dineroom. Heard
of two deaths off somewhere.
Sunday, November 24, 1918
Temp 23 Clear - I got dinner for Ruby and me. Pa went
down to see Enoc Hamblin. I went up to Ida's after dinner.
Mr. Engles died last night.
Monday, November 25, 1918
Temp 27 Clear - Manard Phillips wife died with back
set at 7 O.C. this AM - Got hurt internally. Got letter
from Paris and pictures. Letter date was Oct 21.
Tuesday, November 26, 1918
Temp 40 Cloudy - Got letter from Paris and Frank. Paris'
dated Nov 1st Franks wasn't dated.
Wednesday, November 27, 1918
Temp 50 Cloudy and rain - Got a letter from Birdie
and one from Paris. I wash'd little and scrubbed some.
Part Cloudy, cool all day - I ironed and cook'd - fool'd
round. Mrs. Engles came home. Made a pillow slip.
Saturday, November 30, 1918
Temp 23 Clear and cold still - I cook'd a possum. Order'd
me two vests and set teaspoons $1.00, vests .98 cents
each. Went up to Alex. Dell came got med for Ida. Got
card for Birdie. Alex sold cow.
Sunday, December 1, 1918
Temp 14 Clear - Got dinner. Pa went down to Cokers.
Came back. Went to Fran Butlers, took them a girl baby.
Alex and Lester came down eav. Tim Laws boy died.
The "girl baby" was probably Juanita Inez
Butler; presumably from the wording, she was a Coker
Monday, December 2, 1918
Temp 15 Clear - Scrubb'd kitchen. Henry Cockers baby
died with flu. Ruby ordering a Silvertone.
Tuesday, December 3, 1918
Temp 18 AM Part cloudy and windy - Mabel Butler died
last night. I went up to Sids twice 4 dinner. They took
her to graveyard at 1 O.C. Mrs. York made her clothes.
Rain nite - cold wind.
Wednesday, December 4, 1918
Temp 35 Cloudy, cold, wind AM - Cleaned up. Put beans
on to cook. Henry Coker died last night. Got letter
from Lizzie Click.
Thursday, December 5, 1918
Temp 38 AM, Clear - I set round as usual - read little.
Lectie B. eat dinner here. Marshall Smiddee come to
Clear, warmer - Felt little better. Stomach still hurts
- no news in paper. Louis Phillips wife got fever -
Sunday, December 8, 1918
Temp 60 Cloudy - I took bath. Pa went up to Alex's
at 11 O.C. and took dinner. Bow's [bowels?] hurt me
all day. Rung the S.S. bell at Methodist for first time
in 7 weeks. Preaching at Baptist Church nite. Ruby went.
Monday, December 9, 1918
Temp 60 Cloudy and warm - Ruby and me clean'd yard.
Burn'd paper and trash. Got letters from Ballard and
Birdie. Got my undershirts, Sears and R. and spoons.
Gave $1.00 for each.
Tuesday, December 10, 1918
Temp 50 AM, 60 PM Part Cloudy - Wash'd little - Made
hominy. Got letter from Ina. Cook'd and fool'd round.
Wrote some to Ina.
Wednesday, December 11, 1918
Temp 50 Cloudy - I wash'd little - Scrubb'd part of
the sitting room AM. Della came down eav. No mail. Paper
nos nothing. Pearl Lee came to Smidies.
Thursday, December 12, 1918
Temp 40 Cloudy and clear - I wash'd little - got dinner
- Wrote Ina. Sent Ballard a birthday card. Got two letters
from Paris and some pictures. Got to Sentinels. Cloudy
nite and raining little.
Friday, December 13, 1918
Temp 60 Cloudy - Wash'd little. Went up to Ida's. Cut
Saturday, December 14, 1918
Temp 50 Cloudy - Rain'd most all day.
Sunday, December 15, 1918
Temp 44 all day. Cloudy - Still - set around all day.
Done nothing but read.
Monday, December 16, 1918
Temp 38 Clear (nearly) - Wash'd Pa's pants and drawers.
Went to store eav - got me an apron and made it. Fool'd
round. Fix'd up a quilt to sent to Birdie. Pearl brought
letter down from Birdie.
Tuesday, December 17, 1918
Temp 26 AM Foggie, Clear - Got lb butter - Rosa Walden.
Cleaned up. Pa's got headache. No mail but paper. Sent
Birdie a quilt. Isham Bolin eat dinner here.
Wednesday, December 18, 1918
Temp 23 Part cloudy - Made my dress. No mail - no news.
All well except Pa's got cold and cough.
Thursday, December 19, 1918
Temp 25 Clear - Finished my dress. Cook'd beans. Ruby's
Silvertone came with no records. Got a letter from Paris
and card. Della came down eav.
Friday, December 20, 1918
Temp 48 Raining AM - Washed tablecloth. Cleaned up
the parlor and other rooms. The records came and he
played until bed time.
Saturday, December 21, 1918
Temp 50 Rain all day - Done common work. Got some beets
out of garden - cooked 'em. No mail. Jake Butler came
Sunday, December 22, 1918
Temp 64 Rain'd AM. Clear'd off eav. Got dinner. Cook'd
mustard and turnips. Lots mustard in garden and young
radishes. Mallard blooms in yard - warm as summer. Lmon
and boys come to hear the Silvertone eav. I went up
to Alex a while.
Monday, December 23, 1918
Temp 38 Foggie, AM clear - I scrubb'd some spots off
kitchen and sitting room. Went over to see Lou York.
Tuesday, December 24, 1918
Temp 45 PM. AM cooler, Clear Warm - Bak'd cakes. Got
letters from Paris and Birdie. Xmas tricks from Birdie.
Wednesday, December 25, 1918
Temp 27 Cloudy, Windy - Alex's came down for dinner
- Stay'd all day. Ruby went to party at Pembertons.
Thursday, December 26, 1918
Temp 22 AM Cloudy, snow little - Had headache all day
- cook'd possum. Nothing new. Temp 24 all day.
Friday, December 27, 1918
Temp 8 below, Part cloudy, big frost - Wash'd some.
Got dinner - My birthday. Got a b card from Ida. Pa
went to Farewells-Matties baby came midnite.
Saturday, December 28, 1918
Temp 23 Snow - Bak'd cake - got dinner. McCormick's
baby born and died last night. Got letters from B.I.
and Birdie. Paul Raley and Hump C. came hear graph.
Jessie came from Oneida. Ruby's going to stay nite with
Sunday, December 29, 1918
Temp 19 Clear - Got dinner. Wrote some to Birdie. After
dinner wrote some to B. Went up to Smidies few minutes.
Frank Kinney came night.
Monday, December 30, 1918
Temp 26 AM Clear AM, Cloudy PM - Pa had headache all
day. I wrote Birdie and sent it. Just cook'd - done
common work all day. Ruby just lay'd round.
Tuesday, December 31, 1918
[Top of page has "A-men".] Temp 48 AM Raining,
windy - Wash'd til 9 O.C. Pa's still sick.
American Expeditionary Forces up to signing of peace.
Killed and died of wounds-36,154; died of disease-3811;
Died from other causes-2204; wounded-179,625. Pris'ners-2163;