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Corilda Catherine (Owen) Walker Diaries: 1918

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Miscellaneous entries
Ada M. granddaughter Ada Opal (Walker), daughter of Ballard, married to Andy J. Miller
Alex son-in-law, Charles Alex Ridenour, married to Ida Mae
Alex Stout unknown
Allie Sexton unknown
Andy Miller grandson-in-law, husband of Ada Opal (Walker), Ballard's daughter
Anna Acres unknown
Austin Austin Peay
B., B.I. her son Ballard
B.W.H. her daughter Birdee
Ballard her son, Ballard Ira Walker
Berry Duncan unknown
Big Linsey Newport unknown
Billie Washam unknown
Birdie her daughter, Birdie Bibee (Walker) Humphrey, married to Elmer Lee Humphrey
Birt nickname for her daughter Birdie
Chloe granddaughter Chloe Walker, daughter of Ballard
Coker unknown family
Columbus Grant son of James Hamilton Grant and Catherine Comers
Cooper unknown family
Cross unknown person or family
Dan Chambers unknown
Dana Bolinger unknown; may have been related to her son-in-law William Herman Bolinger
Deck her brother, Rev. Dexter Snow Owen
Della grandaughter Della Harriet Ridenour, daughter of Ida
Della Humphrey unknown; may have been related to her son-in-law Elmer Lee Humphrey
Dester S. Carlos Dester Sexton, widower of her late daughter Lula O.
Dewey grandson-in-law John Dewey Pebley, husband of Verlie Vivian Walker, Ballard's daughter
Dock, Dr. nickname for her husband, Dr. Andrew Calvin Walker
Dr. Goliher unknown
Dr. McGill unknown
Ebert grandson Harry Ebert Bolinger, son of Ina
Elmer her daughter Birdie's husband, Elmer Lee Humphrey
Elmer Brown unknown
Enoc Hamblin unknown
Esther Sexton unknown
Fran Butler unknown
Frank her son George Franklin Walker
Frank Kinney unknown
Freeman Sharp unknown
G.F.W. her son George Franklin Walker
Georgia Baker unknown
Grady unknown person or family
Hank unknown
Henry Coker unknown
Henry Cross unknown
Hiram Sharp unknown
Hugh Massie unknown
Hump C. unknown
Ida her daughter, Ida Mae (Walker) Ridenour, married to Alex and living nearby
Ida Loyd unknown
Ina her daughter, Ina Belle, married to William Herman Bolinger
Irene Simpson unknown
Isham Bolin unknown
Isham Chambers unknown
J.P. grandson James Parke Humphrey, son of Birdie
J.R. Hatfield unknown
Jackie Thompson unknown
Jake Butler unknown
Jennie Walker probably wife of Andrew's brother Silas Anderson Walker
Jessie unknown (Jessee Hicks?)
Jessee Hicks unknown
Jim unknown (perhaps Jim Eades)
Jim Carson unknown
Jim Eades unknown
Joe Hablen unknown
John B. unknown (perhaps John Newport or John Butler)
John Butler unknown
John Friar unknown
Julie unknown
Kezie Anderson unknown
Kirtie Pemberton unknown
Lamen Humphrey unknown
Laura C. Laura Click
Laura Click daughter of Andrew's sister Elizabeth "Lizzie" (Walker) Click
Lawrence Gaylor unknown
Lectie B. unknown
Leland Sexton unknown
Lester her grandson, Lester Roscoe Ridenour, son of Ida
Lillith Bebee married Corilda's son Ruby; actually "Lillith Beebe"
Lizzie Click Andrew's sister, Elizabeth (Walker) Click
Lmon (Lemon?) unknown
Loranga Robbins unknown
Lou York unknown
Louis Phillips unknown
Lu daughter-in-law Lu Vernia (Massingale) Walker, wife of Ballard
Luther Sharp unknown
M. D. Lawson unknown
Mabel Butler unknown
Manard Phillps unknown (probably Maynard Phillips)
Marcum unknown family
Marlie Sexton unknown
Margrate Sharp unknown (probably Margaret Sharp)
Marshall Smiddee unknown
Mary Ann Butler unknown
Mattie unknown
McCormick unknown family
Mr. Cross unknown
Mr. Engles unknown
Mr. Hammon unknown
Mr. McGhee unknown
Mr. Vermillion probably Douglas Irby Vermillion, who at least at one time was postmaster
Mr. Woods unknown
Mr. & Mrs. Lael unknown
Mrs. Akers unknown
Mrs. B. Mrs. Butler
Mrs. Butler unknown
Mrs. Engles unknown
Mrs. Harding Florence Kling Harding, wife of the late president
Mrs. Lee unknown
Mrs. Murley unknown
Mrs. Newport probably the wife of Bill Newport at New River Lumber Company
Mrs. Parks unknown
Mrs. Pemberton unknown; family mentioned too
Mrs. Saxton unknown
Mrs. Smithers unknown
Mrs. Walden Kizzie (Hatfield) Walden, wife of Daniel W. and mother of Rosa Etta
Mrs. York unknown; perhaps Lou York
Nannie Walden unknown; may have been Rosa's sister
Nettie Hatfield unknown
Nora unknown
Novee Murlie unknown; perhaps Murley
Opal W. grandaughter Ada
Opal Newport unknown
Otis Sharp unknown
P son Paris Clyde Walker
Pa nickname for her husband
Paris her son, Paris Clyde Walker
Paul Raley unknown
Pearl granddaughter Pearl, daughter of Ida
Pemberton unknown family
Prof. Laxton unknown (perhaps Saxton)
R, R.E. son Ruby
Rab, Rabbit nickname for her son Ruby
Rob Sexton unknown
Rosa Walden daughter of Daniel and Kizzie Walden, became Corilda's daughter-in-law in 1920, marrying Frank
Roy grandson William Roy Bolinger, son of Ina
Ruby Ruby Emmit Walker, her son
Russel Bird unknown
S.A. Silas Anderson Walker (same as Silas W.)
Sam Ridner unknown
Shultz unknown
Sid unknown
Silas W. Silas Anderson Walker, Andrew's brother and a doctor in Walnut Grove
Spark Plug their horse
Taylor Alfred Alexander Taylor
Tim Laws unknown
Tim Murley unknown
Tom Butts unknown
Tom Overton unknown
Ulas Hatfield unknown
Verland grandson Verland Emmit Bolinger, son of Ina
Verlie Walker granddaughter Verlie Vivian Walker, daughter of Ballard, married John Dewey Pebley
Vermillion unknown family
Violet Laxton unknown
Wain Brown unknown (probably Wayne Brown)
Walter Jeffers murdered in Huntsville
Ward grandson Ward W. Walker, son of Ballard
Will Butler unknown
Winfred 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 Harbors.

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 church.

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 well.

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 Tuesday.

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 Frank.

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 from Ina.

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 worth note.

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 - Nothing new.

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 from Birdie.

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 for Nashville.

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

Page missing

Friday, August 9, 1918

Page missing

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 am lonesome.

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 came.

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 died.

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 nite.

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 prisoners.

Sunday, September 1, 1918

Temp 85 Clear - Went to Alex's eav. Done nothing - Lonesome

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 Pearls dress.

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 58.

Friday, September 6, 1918

Temp 88 Cool, windy - Sold Alex the Grophon [Grammophone?] May come after it nite. News - Got some papers from Birdie.

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 night here.

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 Military School.

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 around.

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 Ina.

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 from Ballard.

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 ball.

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. Ruby's better.

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 died.

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 with flu.

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 nite.

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 at Winona.

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.

Thursday, November 28, 1918

Temp 60 PM Windy, some rain - Wash'd - got dinner. Nothing new.

Friday, November 29, 1918

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 by birth.

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 Franks.

Friday, December 6, 1918

Temp 35 Clear - I cramp'd something awfull. Lay'd round A.M.

Saturday, December 7, 1918

Clear, warmer - Felt little better. Stomach still hurts - no news in paper. Louis Phillips wife got fever - at Johns.

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 my dress.

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 from camps.

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 Hank

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; missing-1160.

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