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.
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
Saturday, April 11, 1925
I planted popy's and some California seed. Eat a small
radish and some mustard. Wrote Birdie little, wrote
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
Monday, April 27, 1925
Rain nite, thunder.
Tuesday, April 28, 1925
Cold - Temp 55 at 6. Ill dry wind from north - cloudy
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
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
Sunday, May 10, 1925
Monday, May 11, 1925
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.
Sunday, May 24, 1925
Monday, May 25, 1925
Cold wind from north. Cloudy in AM Temp 43. Eav - Clear
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.
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
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
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,
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
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.
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
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
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
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
Thursday, November 5, 1925
Raining AM 11 O.C. - still raining Temp 48. Foggy on
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
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
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
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
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
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."