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Corilda Catherine (Owen) Walker Diaries: 1925

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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.

Still living in Caryville.

Tuesday, January 27, 1925

Cold wind from North. Hominy snow. Temp 28. Some snow on ground. I wrote Deck a card. Pearl R. is here. B.I.'s gone to Nashville.

Sunday, February 1, 1925

Clear and warm - Paris set on porch in swing and 9 O.C. AM

Saturday, April 11, 1925

I planted popy's and some California seed. Eat a small radish and some mustard. Wrote Birdie little, wrote Rab little.

Sunday, April 12, 1925

Everything green in. Leaves on trees half grown. Temp 85 eav, windy, part cloudy - gone on the mountains. Made picnic. Paris gone fishing.

Sunday, April 19, 1925

Chloe is up at Ada's - been there three weeks. We've got all of our corn ground. Plowed one hill - planted - garden looks well - beans up.

Saturday, April 25, 1925

Rained little. Temp 60

Sunday, April 26, 1925

Rain hard.

Monday, April 27, 1925

Rain nite, thunder.

Tuesday, April 28, 1925

Cold - Temp 55 at 6. Ill dry wind from north - cloudy all day.

Wednesday, April 30, 1925

Ebert Bolinger came Feb 25, snowed and this is April 30, 1925. Ebert's at Colo Springs and the rest of them in Wyoming.

Thursday, May 1, 1925

Paris B.D. Got letter from Ruby 25 April. Temp 40 AM 9 O.C. Clearing off. Lu's sick. Della there.

Thursday, May 1, 1925 [entry elsewhere]

Got cloth from Birdie Sept 8th to make C. Covers. I've got them goods yet and this is May 1, 1925.

Friday, May 2, 1925

Began on last tablets. Hot AM

Thursday, May 8, 1925

Cloudy, rain.

Sunday, May 10, 1925


Monday, May 11, 1925

Raining AM

Tuesday, May 12, 1925


Wednesday, May 13, 1925

Cloudy and warm

Friday, May 15, 1925

Temp 53. Some clear days. First clear in three weeks.

Saturday, May 16, 1925

Got a letter from Ruby yesterday. Little lite clouds, cool, little wind from west and north. Temp 53. Planted beets. 12 O.C. same day - wind blowing hard from southeast - part cloudy. Paris and me planted sunflowers and beans.

Sunday, May 17, 1925

Verlie took dinner here. Cloudy - Temp 85 at noon. 74 at 4 O.C. - cool wind.

Monday, May 18, 1925

Cloudy, cool wind.

Tuesday, May 19, 1925

Cloudy till noon. Clear'd off - wind blowing little. Sun hot. Paris is plowing over at B.I.'s orchard. Planted flowers all round yard. Planted few cucumbers in garden

Friday, May 22, 1925

Wrote Birdie. Temp 90. Told her to sent it to Rab. Hen hatching.

Sunday, May 24, 1925

Rain'd hard.

Monday, May 25, 1925

Cold wind from north. Cloudy in AM Temp 43. Eav - Clear Temp 60

Tuesday, May 26, 1925

Planted beets, toms, squashes. Clear AM Temp 38


Frank and Rosa came March - Della came - went to Knoxville with Frank and Rosa, April 8.

Monday, June 9, 1925

Lu cleaned dining room. Little shower done no good. Ain't rained 3 weeks. Eav came up the hardest storm I most ever saw - wind and rainy - lasted thru three quarters of an hour. Hot as if it hadn't rained. 9 O.C. Temp 90

Monday, June 15, 1925

Rained good shower

Wednesday, June 17, 1925

Shower no good. Birdie came the 11th of June, stay'd till 17. We had a picnic down on the creek, B.I.'s and us.

Monday, June 22, 1925

Planted Ky wonder beans in corn. Clear and hot. Temp was 96 yesterday. It's 84 now - 8 O.C. 11 O.C. temp - 96

Sunday, June 28, 1925

Alex, Ida and Lester came. Went back 29th.

Thursday, July 2, 1925

Temp 98, 2 O.C.

Friday, July 3, 1925

Temp 68. Rain'd little sprinkle last nite. Got letter from GFW and check - 20.00. Letter from R's. 11:30 O.C. - 97, 12 O.C. - 96, 12:30 - 101, 2:30 - 102.

Saturday, July 4, 1925

12 O.C. - 86, 2 O.C. - 90, Big storm at Laf and other places. Uprooted trees at LaFollette - telephone poles, etc.

Friday, July 10, 1925

Alex Stout came. Stayed all nite. Temp all along now is 96 and 99.

July 26, 1925

Ain't rain'd for most 4 weeks. Everything burning up. Daddy and Paris on new shoes and slippers. Verlie and Dewey at B.I.'s Grass in yard is dying. 1925-1926 was a time of severe drought in Tennessee.

Monday, July 27, 1925

I wrote Clicks a short letter.

August 4, 1925

Rain'd good rain - first time in a month. Corn won't make mor'n half brak. Got a letter from Ruby and wife. They've mov'd in their new house.

Sunday, August 9, 1925

Paris and Ballard went up to the fork to reunion this AM. Lu, Chloe and kids to town. Lonesome time for me. (gee) No rain since Tue 4th. Corn Ruin'd. Some ain't even got shoots - Half or more of our new ground.

Monday, August 10, 1925

Temp 93.

Tuesday, August 11, 1925

10 O.C. Temp 101. Partly cloudy at 12 O.C. - Temp 103 at 2 O.C. - 100. At 3 O.C. - 99.

Wednesday, August 12, 1925

10 O.C. Temp 102

Thursday, August 13, 1925

8:30 O.C. Temp 94. 12 O.C. - 102. 10 O.C. - 104. 5:30 - 93.

Friday, August 14, 1925

Rain at noon - very good rain.

Monday, August 17, 1925

Got announcement of Ruby's baby Sat. 10. I answered or wrote him - Paris and I, Mon. 17th.

Thursday, August 20, 1925

At 10 O.C. Temp 100. Sprinkled at 11 - Temp 99. Had some sweet taters. Ruby's baby was born Aug. 6, 1925.

Thursday, August 27, 1925

Dock got sick Fri 21, was bad Fri nite and Sat. He'd lay'd around and run off ever since - this is 27th. He's better. Cut wood this AM. Temp 93 at 12 O.C. Ain't rain'd for bout 12 days. 2 O.C. Temp - 99. 3 O.C. temp 91. 4 O.C. Temp 90.

Tuesday, September 1, 1925

Began raining at 12 O.C. Thundering constantly. Temp fell 22 degrees by 2 O.C. Still raining hard now. 2:30 O.C. rain over. Good wetting rain. first for three weeks and 4 days. 6 O.C. clearing off.

Friday, September 4, 1925

Clear. Temp 104

Saturday, September 5, 1925

Temp 102 at 11 O.C. Paris work'd on a house in town 4th and 5th.

Sunday, September 6, 1925

Temp 60 at 7 AM. 12 O.C. - 108. 1 O.C. - 106. 1:30 - 102. Hot steam in every room. Warm wind most all time. Birdie, Elmer and boy came nite.

Monday, September 7, 1925

Temp from 12 O.C. to 3 O.C. - 105 to 110.

Tuesday, September 8, 1925

Temp from 99 to 101 til 1 O.C. Wind. Birdie, Elmer and J. P. went home.

Wednesday, September 9, 1925

Temp - 105. 4 O.C. - 92. Rain over round north. Paris and [unreadable] cutting corn.

Thursday, September 10, 1925

Temp at 1 O.C. 93, cloudy til 12 O.C. Some wind.

Friday, September 11, 1925

Hot all day, Windy. Temp 94 AM, PM-85.

Saturday, September 12, 1925

9:30 AM raining. 2:30 O.C. rain went round - wind blowing hard now. Part cloudy.

Sunday, September 13, 1925

Wind and rain pretty good. Lasted half hour 2 O.C. Chloe ate dinner here. 3 O.C. still cloudy.

Sunday, September 27, 1925

Part cloudy, wind blow'd all day. Pleasant. Got a letter from Rab and wife. Lu's sister and cousins came yesterday. No rain for 3 weeks.

Monday, September 28, 1925

Temp 59 AM. P.C. worked in town today. Frank came bout nite.

Tuesday, September 29, 1925

He mailed a letter to Rab for Paris, him and me. He's moving to Cincy next wk, I think.

October 1, 1925

Began raining 11 O.C. Stop'd at 12:30. Began again at 1:30 hard. Stop at 2 O.C Chestnuts falling out in yard. Cool Temp 69.

Friday, October 2, 1925

Cloudy all nite. Began raining at 7:30, drizle. Temp 67 AM. Frank and Paris gone to C'ville. 1 O.C. still raining and cool

Saturday, October 3, 1925

No rain today - cloudy

Sunday, October 4, 1925

Rain from 8 O.C. till 11. Windy and cool, PM Part cloudy.

Monday, October 5, 1925

Frank went home Sunday 4th. Temp 60, Part cloudy, wind from north - cool. Paris gone to town to work on Cooper's house. Got letter from B.I. in Ky.

Tuesday, October 6, 1925

Some rain.

Wednesday, October 7, 1925


Thursday, October 8, 1925

Rain half day.

Friday, October 9, 1925

Hard wind from north - Cold.

Saturday, October 10, 1925

Clear and cold

Sunday, October 11, 1925

Big frost this AM. Kill'd tomatoes and most everything. Ice think as knife blade. Temp 28. 12 O.C. Sunday wind from southeast Temp 60. Kill'd hen for dinner.

Monday, October 12, 1925

Part cloudy, cool, drizle little but cloudy most all day and no rain. Temp about 70. I wrote Birdie. Paris work'd in town.

Wednesday, October 14, 1925

Drizle till about 9 O.C. Set in raining hard. Paris gone to work. Lu's in town. 2 O.C. still pouring rain. Rain'd all day.

Thursday, October 15, 1925

Drizle most all night and is raining strait down this PM. Got letter from Rab and wife last nite. I sent Ridenours one this morning. Stop'd raining at 10 O.C. Temp 65 AM. Woods most half brown.

Friday, October 16, 1925

Rained 10 then began at 11 and is still raining. B.I. came home. Temp 70 at noon. Wind from south.

Saturday, October 17, 1925

Cloudy all day. Temp 60 AM

Sunday, October 18, 1925

Part cloudy, cool all day.

Monday, October 19, 1925

Cloudy, drizle, cold wind from north. Temp 44 at 9 O.C. B.I. went back to Ky. PC working for Roy [unreadable] 11:30 O.C. Temp 56, clear.

Tuesday, October 20, 1925

Temp 28 AM. 12 O.C. - 65. 3 O.C - 57. Paris is hauling wood for us and Lu.

Tuesday, October 27, 1925

Wrote Rab a long letter. Clear all day, cool wind. Paris work'd for Mr. Woods today.

Wednesday, October 28, 1925

Clear, 9 O.C. Temp 30. Sent Ruby's letter to office. Paris working for Mr. Woods again today. 3 O.C. Cloudy. Hard wind - Temp 39. Wind lay off after nite. Clear this AM.

Thursday, October 29, 1925

Temp 22. Got a letter from Birdie.

Friday, October 30, 1925

Snowing hominy snow. I put my new slippers - Felt. 9:30 - still hominy snowing. Temp 35. 12 O.C. - It's been pouring soft snow ever since 10:15 O.C. Snowed soft snow even 2 hours. Got letter from B.W.H. Tacked rug down by fire today.

Saturday, October 31, 1925

Temp 35. Still cloudy AM. Snow melting. 10 O.C. - Temp 39. 12 O.C. - Temp 42. Still light cloudy. 12:30 O.C. - sun shining a little, 2:30 O.C. Temp 48 - cloudy again.

Sunday, November 1, 1925

Cloudy AM Temp 40. 2 O.C. - drizling - Temp 47. 2:30 O.C. - raining strait down. Stopp'd at dark and didn't rain any all nite.

Monday, November 2, 1925

Cloudy all day. Temp 49. Lu came up and washed for us. Sent Birdie a letter. Driz'ld a little this AM.

Tuesday, November 3, 1925

Still cloudy and no wind. Temp 50 AM. 1 O.C. - Cloudy - Temp 60. 2 O.C. clear'd off - temp 58, little wind. Lu's sick today.

Wednesday, November 4, 1925

12 O.C. - cloudy, cool wind, temp 42 AM. Paris working. Lu's gone to town. Sun's about to shine. Had hog head for dinner.

Thursday, November 5, 1925

Raining AM 11 O.C. - still raining Temp 48. Foggy on mountains.

At the bottom of this page is printed: "Manola is of special value in convalescence after protracted fevers, such as Typhoid and Malaria. "Following, in what appears to be Corilda's handwriting, is: "How do I no? I never try'd it."

Friday, November 6, 1925

Temp 49. 12 O.C. - Cloudy. Temp 57 - Nite - still cloudy. Paris gone to lodge.

Saturday, November 7, 1925

Still cloudy and foggie. 8 O.C. AM Temp 54. 1 O.C. - part cloudy, hard wind. Some sunshine Temp 70. 2 O.C. - drizzling, wind still blowing hard - temp 66. Leaves falling (a sight). Leaves all brown.

At the bottom is printed: "Manola is the remedy in Anemia". Handwritten is: "That's a lie"

Sunday, November 8, 1925

Part Cloudy - Temp 52 AM 1 O.C. - Temp 46, cool wind. Storm last nite - wind, rain and hale. Ballards' all gone. Paris gone to town. Everything still lonesome this eavning. 4:30 O.C. - clear.

Monday, November 9, 1925

Clear - temp 24. Ice and frost, lots. Dark. Got a letter from Ina. Val sent me 5 dollars.

Tuesday, November 10, 1925

Temp 26 AM Clear. 12 O.C. - clear - Temp 59. Little cool wind from North. Sundown - clear - temp 52. I wrote B.W.H.

Wednesday, November 11, 1925

Clear AM Temp 33. Chloe stay'd here late nite. 2:30 - clouding up. 6 O.C. - cloudy - Temp 68. Armistis day. 7 years today since the World War ended. 7 long years.

Thursday, November 12, 1925

Raining AM Temp 51. 9 O.C. - still raining - temp 51. Paris gone to work for Carden. Wind from East. 2,20 minutes almost clear. "sunshine", little wind. Dock got new pants. Showering along. Windy.

Friday, November 13, 1925

Dock put on new pants. Cloudy AM Temp 69, 11 O.C. - bout clear. Hard wind all nite. Some wind today. B.I. came home last nite. There's a few clouds - if it wasn't for cool wind from northwest, it would be warm and pretty as summer. Woods all brown. There's been 4 big frost, one snow. This is Nov. 13.

Saturday, November 14, 1925

Clear AM Temp 40. 12 O.C. - still clear - temp 70, little wind. B.I. sold his cow and calf. Got letters from Birt and Rab yesterday. B. and P. digging S. potatoes.

I was born Dec. 27, 1858. This is Nov 14., 1925. I'll be 67 Dec. 27th. C.O. Walker

An unidentified person wrote after this entry:

She was 66 when she wrote the above, and lived to be 72 yrs old. Died July 9, 1931.

Sunday, November 15, 1925

Part Cloudy. Hard wind from east - temp AM 60 9:30 O.C. - raining and wind. I hear the 9:30 Locomotive coming into the city of Caryville. 11 O.C. - still raining. Paris has gone to B.I.'s for dinner. Dick Mccall and wife are down there visiting. 1 O.C. - windy - temp 55. The wind has blowed the hardest I've heard it blow since we lived here - ever since 1 O.C. Temp has fell 12 degrees in 2 hours. Temp 42 at dark. Got 12 cans cream. Put on my under shirt.

Monday, November 16, 1925

Partly cloudy, Temp 23 AM. Little sprinkle of snow. Cold wind. B.I. started back to Ky. Put new oilcloth on dinner table Sat. 14th. Bought it myself. 1.00 plus 6 cents. 10 O.C. - snowing little. I wrote Val today. 2 O.C. - Temp 48, windy.

Tuesday, November 17, 1925

Temp AM 32, Clear. Cool wind. 2 O.C. - temp 56.

Wednesday, November 18, 1925

Part cloudy. Temp AM 26. Mailed letter to Val, card to Della.

This is Nov. 18, 1925. I ache all over and my stomache is swell'd. I just have to poke around to do my work. Don't sleep more than half the nite's. Don't know how long I will stand it this way? but guess not long. Wish I was in My Happy Home now.

November 24, 1925

Coldest morning. Temp 14

November 25, 1925

Started Rab a letter. Got one from Ridenours and Frank yesterday. Cloudy, Temp 25 AM.

Nov 26, 1925

B.I. came home. Raining a little. Foggie and dark - nothing to give thanks for today. We old folks by ourselves.

November 30, 1925

Clear. Lu and me washed a little. They're talking moving to Ky and let Rid'nrs move here in his house.

December 1, 1925

Sold 1 doz eggs, 5 O.C.

December 5, 1925

Birdie and boy came and Ada and Ward.

December 6, 1925

Birdie went back. Dewey, Verlie, Chloe came to B.I.'s and Flo Vermillion took dinner at B.I.'s and Birdie up here.

December 20, 1925

Ain't seen a soul all day. B.I. been gone a week today. Awful lonesome. Got a pkg from Frank Fri. and one from Rab Sat. 19. One from Lizzie Click 17th.

December 26, 1925

B.I.'s moved to Ky.

December 29, 1925

Clipping in Pathfinder says "Dr. Barlow went to China among the diseased Chinamen and swallowed the germs. Came back and went to the Johns Hopk's hospital to try his experiment to see if he could cure that disease."

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