January 2 Monday The holidays passed pleasantly. Tree and dinner at Wm's, Christmas. Carl & Rosamond, Wilfred & Bessie brought gifts. Rec'd about sixty cards & letters. Did not attend a church service but Elaine took part in two. Alfred Emerson just here to pay for cheese and told me about his trip to Alaska. Snow plow just went through.
Jan. 3 & 4 Below zero, wind blowing some. Ella passed away suddenly Monday morn from cerebral hemorrhage. (obit notice below) Very cold weather Wed. Eva went out there and stayed until after the funeral. Very sad for them all. A fine woman. John Bell (referring to obit notice below) was the father of Harry Bell. Allan went away Sun., Jan. 8 and has not returned. Mr. Washburn began work here today. The obit notices followed:
Burial in Smithville cemetery. BELL--In this city, Jan. 8, 1939, John Burial in North Watertown cemetery. Jan. 12, 1939 evening. Two years ago today Dr. Gardner came to see Bert and I first knew that
his condition was serious. One year ago today I was in bed from a heart attack. Today all is
well. Leonard has commenced taking piano lessons from me. Elaine is reviewing. Rec'd letters
today from Estalla Hall and Grandma Gladwyn. Three obit notices followed: ADAMS--At Dexter, Jan. 15, 1939, Mrs. Burial in Dexter cemetery. GOVE--At Brownville, Jan. 31, 1939, Mrs. Private funeral services from home at 2 Thurs- SCHULTZ--At Brownville, Feb. 12, 1939 Funeral services Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the February 24 Friday. Storm. No bus. Have had inflamation in my eyes. Dr. Fox here three
times. Better. Children still read to me. "Enjoy it." Henry Giles died Jan. 29 - sad
circumstance. Mrs. Gove had stroke and passed away. Allan has been back three weeks. Good.
Roof blew off our school house, Feb. 10th. Repairing it. March 17 St. Patricks Day. Elaine wore a green bow on her hair to school. Considerable
snow, windy. Fred Parker here today making up the church budget. Elaine went to Copenhagen
Tues. eve to a basketball game. School bus took pupils. Leonard went on the bus last eve to a
pageant in which he took part at Dexter. We have all been having stomach trouble. Colds or
something eaten. An obit notice for Myron Soper followed: SOPER--At Brownville, March 9, 1939, Funeral services Sunday at 2:30 p.m. at Burial at Boylston Monday morning. March 19 Sunday. Wilfred & Bessie here Mon. Sent to Bessie for shoes to try and kept a pair.
She expects to leave the store room Tues. Carl & Luke Burns here (evening) to see if my diary
contained information about the weather Feb. 25, 1937. They are working on the Iva Kelley
accident case & won the case. Thursday, Rev. Harrison here. Had a fine, helpful visit with him.
Three newspaper clippings followed: SNOOK--In this city, Feb. 24, 1939, Funeral services Monday at the home,
GILES--At Smithville, Jan. 2, 1939,
Mrs. Ella Wallace Giles, wife of Henry
Giles, aged 54 years.
Prayer service from home at 1:30 p.m
Wednesday and from Smithville Baptist
church at 2.
Bell, 815 Boyd street, aged 88 years.
Funeral services Wednesday at 2:30 p.m.
at the home of his son, Robert Bell,
815 Boyd street, Rev. L. R. Mellin,
minister of Hope Presbyterian church,
Elizabeth FitzGerald Adams, widow of William
Adams, aged 78 years.
Private funeral Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. from the
home and public services at 2 p.m. from the
Dexter Presbyterian church.
Arvilla Smith Gove, aged 76 years.
day afternoon with Rev. Herbert Harrison, pastor
of the Brownville Methodist Episcopal church,
officiating. Burial in Brownville cemetery.
Mrs. Anna Northrup Schultz, wife of Louis
Schultz, Brownville, aged 66 years.
home, Rev. Herbert Harrison, pastor of the
Brownville Methodist Episcopal church,
officiating. Burial in Brownville cemetery.
Myron A. Soper of Brownville, aged 83
the home of his son, Alfred L. Soper,
Brownville. Rev. C. M. Smith, retired
Methodist Episcopal minister of that
village, assisted by Rev. Herbert Harrison,
pastor of the Brownville Methodist Episco-
pal church, officiating.
Mrs. Kate Dakin Snook, 125 Flower
avenue east, widow of Henry J. Snook,
aged 81 years.
Rev. Dr. D. F. Pickard, minister of
First Presbyterian church, officiating.
Burial in Smithville cemetery.
BELL--In this city, Jan. 8, 1939, John
Burial in North Watertown cemetery.
Jan. 12, 1939 evening. Two years ago today Dr. Gardner came to see Bert and I first knew that his condition was serious. One year ago today I was in bed from a heart attack. Today all is well. Leonard has commenced taking piano lessons from me. Elaine is reviewing. Rec'd letters today from Estalla Hall and Grandma Gladwyn. Three obit notices followed:
ADAMS--At Dexter, Jan. 15, 1939, Mrs.
Burial in Dexter cemetery.
GOVE--At Brownville, Jan. 31, 1939, Mrs.
Private funeral services from home at 2 Thurs-
SCHULTZ--At Brownville, Feb. 12, 1939
Funeral services Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the
February 24 Friday. Storm. No bus. Have had inflamation in my eyes. Dr. Fox here three times. Better. Children still read to me. "Enjoy it." Henry Giles died Jan. 29 - sad circumstance. Mrs. Gove had stroke and passed away. Allan has been back three weeks. Good. Roof blew off our school house, Feb. 10th. Repairing it.
March 17 St. Patricks Day. Elaine wore a green bow on her hair to school. Considerable snow, windy. Fred Parker here today making up the church budget. Elaine went to Copenhagen Tues. eve to a basketball game. School bus took pupils. Leonard went on the bus last eve to a pageant in which he took part at Dexter. We have all been having stomach trouble. Colds or something eaten. An obit notice for Myron Soper followed:
SOPER--At Brownville, March 9, 1939,
Funeral services Sunday at 2:30 p.m. at
Burial at Boylston Monday morning.
March 19 Sunday. Wilfred & Bessie here Mon. Sent to Bessie for shoes to try and kept a pair. She expects to leave the store room Tues. Carl & Luke Burns here (evening) to see if my diary contained information about the weather Feb. 25, 1937. They are working on the Iva Kelley accident case & won the case. Thursday, Rev. Harrison here. Had a fine, helpful visit with him. Three newspaper clippings followed:
SNOOK--In this city, Feb. 24, 1939,
Funeral services Monday at the home,
LEE--At the House of the Good Samaritan,
April 6, 1939, to Mr. and Mrs. Milton R.
Lee of Dexter, a son, M. Russell, weight
Brownville, March 29--The annual meeting of the stockholders
of Patrons cheese factory, Brownville, was held at the village
hall, Friday, March 17. The following officers were reelected:
F. R. Relyea, president; James Brennan, salesman; Mrs. H. D.
Conklin, secretary and treasurer.
The factory will open April 1, with Frank Bence as cheesemaker.
April 7 Good Friday, and all is well with us. Snow nearly gone. Elaine went to Watertown to get a new coat and hat -- got rose color. Stopped at Grandma Gladwyn's to stay until after the Sunday Easter service. She sings tonight and Sunday in the junior choir. The Tebo evangelists are conducting services in the Dexter M. E. church this week.
April 9 Sunday. (Italians occupied Albania today. European war may result.) Ina Starkweather brought me a white hyacinth yesterday from Brownville Study Club. At Wm's today for a nice Easter dinner. Elaine came home this P.M. All had an enjoyable Easter day.
Apr.10, 1939 Dear Bert would have been 70 years old.
Tues. 11 Elaine went to the Avon with Geo. Schweitzer. "This clipping is from The Times 5 years ago.
Rev. W. D. March, former pastor of the
State street M.E. church in this city,
now pastor of the M.E. church at Appleton,
Wis., is having much success with his re-
cently organized "League of Kindly Tongues,"
which now is established in 14 states, with
over 800 members.
Several clippings flanked the left side of the page. Comments by the diarist appeared to their right. The clippings read thusly:
Funeral services for Mrs. Nannie Lee Gibbs,
aged about 70, wife of Rev. Burt Broadbent
Gibbs, Rumford, Me., formerly of Dexter and
Watertown, were held at 12:30 this afternoon
from the Dexter Universalist church. Rev.
Harry Westbrook Reed, D.D., pastor of the All
Souls Universalist church of this city as well
as of the Dexter church, officiated. Burial
was made in the Dexter cemetery.
Attended the wedding of Nan Lee & Burt Gibbs in the Universalist church Dexter, in 1892 -- 47 yrs. ago.
WILSON--In Brownville, April 18, 1939, Mrs.
Jannette M. Wilson, widow of Adelbert J. Wilson,
Brownville, aged 75 years. Funeral services Friday
at 2:30 p.m. at the home, Very Rev. H. W. Bell,
D.D., rector of Christ Episcopal church, Clayton, and Rev. A. J. Schrader, rector of the Episcopal
churches of Sackets Harbor and Brownville, officiating.
Burial at Brownville.
ROSS--In an Ogdensburg hospital, April 18,
1939, Charles G. Ross of Brownville, aged
72 years. Funeral services Saturday at 2:30
p.m. at the William R. Box company funeral home,
Rev. Herbert Harrison, pastor of the Brown-
ville Methodist Episcopal church, officiating.
Burial at Brownville.
Please omit flowers.
JACKSON--At Dexter, April 20, 1939, Mrs.
Ella L. Jackson, wife of John C. Jackson, Dexter,
aged 77 years.
Funeral services Sunday at 2 p.m. at the home,
Rev. J. R. Campbell, pastor of Dexter Presby-
terian church, officiating.
April 22 Figured the first sale of cheese. Elaine began music lessons with Jessie Hall.
Sunday, 23rd Rolla's 9th birthday. "A fine boy." Elaine and I were at Wm's for the birthday dinner. Had birthday cake & strawberry shortcake, etc. Pleasant day.
April 29 Sunday. Elaine and I went to church & S.S. An obit notice followed for Lillian Dempsey:
Dempsey--In Liverpool, N. S., April 26, 1939,
Miss Lillian Dempsey, formerly of Watertown,
aged 36 years.
Body to be brought here for funeral services.
$150,000 fire at Alex. Bay, Sun. Wm. elected school trustee Tues. eve for the 6th time. An obit notice for Anthony Webert appeared alongside this entry:
WEBERT--In Mercy hospital, April 30, 1939,
Anthony Webert, 809 Bronson street, aged
Funeral services Wednesday at 9 a.m. from
the home and at 9:30 in Holy Family church.
Burial in Glenwood cemetery.
May 4 William bought a Dodge truck today.
May 7 The three children went to the woods for flowers. Doris and Olive Christopher went with Elaine and I to the cemetery and took us to church. May 10th was Mother's birthday.
May 11 Went to a Philathea Class meeting and supper in the new annex. Elaine played. I gave a little poem that I had written entitled, "Mother." Nice meeting, fine supper. Two news clippings followed:
Kansas City, Mo., May 11. (UP) -- A new church
took authority today over 7,856,060 members and
21,687 ministers divided into 46,255 congregations
and using 45,432 church buildings and 22,898 par-
It was called simply, the Methodist church.
HILLIKER--At Dexter, May 10,
1939, Mrs. Sarah A. Hilliker, widow
of William E. Hilliker, aged 85 years.
Funeral from home of her daughter,
Mrs. Claude B. Alverson, Dexter,
Friday at 2 p.m. (E.S.T.)
May 14 Went to Mother's Day service in the evening. Elaine sang in the junior choir. Geo. Sweitzer (sic) took us to see his mother after the service.
May 21 Sunday. Elaine and I attended church & S.S. Went to Missionary meeting
at Mrs. Wright's Friday. Mrs. Graham was there. She had a stroke on her porch Sat. evening. News clipping followed:
Sackets Harbor, May 19--Miss Marjorie Emerson, for-
merly of Sackets Harbor, died Tuesday night at the
home of her sister, Mrs. Flora Lane, East Rochester.
May 28 Sun. Went to district missionary meeting in our church Friday. Rosamond came and took me to the cemetery and to her house for supper. Today Doris took Elaine and me to the cemetery and to church. Elaine had her eyes tested and got new glasses yesterday from W. C. Morgan.
June 4 Conference Sunday at Utica. Attended evening service at our church. Junior choir presented the songalogue, "The Awakening of Elaine." It was good.
June 9 The barns on the Johnson and the Timmerman farms burned this afternoon. Origin unknown. Mrs. Johnson's tractor, car, calves & bull burned. Benefit Dance at the school house next Tuesday evening (Proceeds blank ).
June 11 Sunday eve. Children's Day at our church. Elaine & I attended. She played two piano duets, one of them with Miss Hall. "Day Dreams of Youth." Junior choir sang. Nice program. A thunder storm today broke the drouth (sic). The King and Queen of England, George VI and Elizabeth, spent from Thursday until Sunday night as guests of our nation at the White House and the Roosevelt's at Hyde Park and went to the World's Fair at New York. One news clipping of local interest followed:
A brothers and sisters recital was given
Tuesday evening at All Souls chapel by the
pupils of Miss Marion W. McLaughlin. Ann
Gulick, a pupil of Miss Madolyn King Tuft,
assisted. The program follows: "The Little
Lamb," piano , Sally Hynes, piano II, Jean
Hynes; "Dolly Dear," Sally Hynes; "Tumble
Weed," Jean Hynes.
June 16 Went to cemetery, missionary meet at Mabel's.
June 18 Elaine & I went to church & S.S. Sermon by Mr. Harrison, The Lost Chord.
June 26 Elaine and I went to the graduating exercises at Dexter by invitation of Audrey Lamon. Stopped at the cemetery.
June 27 Went to the Muscalonge reunion at the school house. Gave a recitation, "In Blossomtime."
July 5 Doris and I attended a concert by the songsters of the Kingston (Salvation) Army given in Watertown. Fine, especially the solos by Adj. Bamsey. Florence Colverd invited us and was one of the choir of 50 voices. Had a nine piece orchestra.
July 9 Sun. Doris took Elaine and I to church and S.S. Beautiful service. Virginia was here for supper Friday and Grandma Gladwyn today.
July 11 Uncle Will & Aunt Ida and cousin Ethel - Detroit - are here at Wm's for a visit and to attend the Orangeman's convention at Watertown tomorrow. It is the 249th (sic) of the battle of the Boyne. Mr. & Mrs. Stanley are among the speakers. Elaine is going with them. Two items of interest among the newspaper clippings were:
Chaumont, June 17--Dr. Oliver J. LaFontaine, 72
practicing physician here 43 years and one of the
oldest medical practictioners of Jefferson county,
died at 2:40 this morning at his home here after a
LUCAS--At the Mercy hospital, June 18, 1939,
Clarence E. Lucas, Pillar Point farmer, aged
Funeral services from the home Wednesday at
2:30 (E.D.T.) Rev. Paul E. Roy, pastor of the
Dexter Methodist church, officiating. Burial in
the Brownville cemetery.
July 16, 1939 Sunday. Cool weather. Elaine and I went to church & S.S. Edith Sprague Frederickson, husband & son, Michigan, were here yesterday. Enjoyed their coming. Two clippings:
EXPERIENCED farm helper. W.
B. Conklin, Brownville.
Mr. Kendrew answered this Ad. and came to work for us July 20th.
The condition of Robert Hodge, 54, farmer near
Camps Mills, who is in the Mercy hospital with
a broken back received a fall from the top of a
wagon load of hay, was reported as about the same
Sun., 23rd Wm., family and myself had a picnic lunch near Cape Vincent. Took Mr. Kendrew after his clothes. Called on Martin at cottage & at Beryl's.
Fri. 28 Old Home Week in Watertown. George S. took us around the square. Elaine is attended Daily Vacation Bible School at our church this week. Shirley was two years old Tuesday and was at William's for dinner. Ralph Christopher and wife have been here.
July 30 Sunday. Elaine and I went to S.S. and church. Mr. Harrison's topic was "Our Ideals." Good sermon. Allan was waiting for Doris at B- and came home with us.
Aug. 10 Last Thurs. eve Elaine and I attended a 115th anniversary dinner and pageant at our church. Sunday, Glen came. He, Elaine and I went to service at City Park. Elaine sang. Wm. finished haying at Weaver farm today.
Aug. 13 Sunday. Rev. C. M. Smith preached, -- good. Text, Isaiah 40,31. Wait -- union, communion service, expectation.
Aug. 16 Milk strike started this morning. Our factory full to capacity. Went to L.A. meeting and tea at the church. Our division, served peaches, cake & tea. Mrs. Farrington & Mrs. Lingenfelter. Ethel Jolly sent me a gray & rose handkerchief.
Aug. 20 Sunday. Mr. Smith preached again today. Text, "And there was no more sea." Rev. 21.1.
22nd, Tues. Elaine went to Uncle Martin's cottage today for a while. Carl & Rosamond brought me a fish - fine. A news clipping may have related to the fish:
District Attorney Carl J. Hynes and
Sidney S. McCumber, vice president of
the Northern New York Trust company
brought home from Davis island Friday
night one of the finest catches of
black bass captured this season in
the Henderson Harbor waters of the lake.
Note by typist: A poem was pasted atop a portion of one of the diarist's entries. After
peeling back a corner of the poem, I found the diarist had written down the size of the fish,
19-1/2 inches, 3-3/4 lbs.
Alongside this entry was a poem, which is reproduced on the next page.
Fiddle or Viol?
By Amelia Howell Fowler
The Inner Voice:
Your soul, it is an instrument for music;
The Master made it and His part is done.
Your part is in the playing of the music;
Now take your pitch! The symphony's be-
My Struggling Self:
"The Master made this instrument, you tell me?
He made, then, but a 'fiddle' -- common,
I will not play in symphony--to spoil it--
Destroy the heart of music pure and deep."
The Inner Voice:
"You may have but a 'fiddle -- common, cheap.'
If so, you still can play with lilt and grace.
The rhythm and the touch you well may keep,
To coax the nimble feet--smiles to each
My Struggling Self:
"I have not tuned. I may possess a viol--
One made for tones so poignant, painful,
That angels cease the strumming of their lyres
To listen! See them halt their winging feet!
And O, to think! My part it is to tune!
To try a melody this glad new day
Upon the instrument that is within me--
What matter viol or 'fiddle'? I can play!"
Aug. 29 Elaine came home today. Maybelle Warnick, Janet and the Gilmore family came in the evening. An obit notice also appeared on this page, it follows:
SNYDER--In the Jefferson County sanatorium,
Aug. 19, 1939, Gordon P. Snyder of Brownville,
aged 30 years.
Funeral services Monday afternoon at 2 at the
home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred S. Snyder,
Brownville, Rev. Herbert Harrison, pastor of the
Brownville Methodist church, officiating.
Sept. 2 W. & D. & Schweitzers went to mountains for the weekend.
Sept. 3rd War declared in Europe at 12 today. Went to cemetery with Gilbert L. The Charlie Lee's family from Fulton here. Also Irene M.
Sept. 5, 1939 Tues. School began today. Elaine, 2nd year High, Leonard Grade VI, Rolly IV.
Sept. 10 Sun. Sermon on the first commandment. Nice service conducted by Mr. Harrison. Went to see Dr. Hodge, dentist, Friday.
Sept. 15 Led the devotions at W.F.M. meeting at Martha's. Election of officers. Pres. Mabel F., Vice - Bessie, C. Sec'y, Nellie F., Treas. Martha P.
Sept. 17 Sun. E. & I went to church. Poem that I had written entitled A Channel of Blessing was read in S.S. -- sung at W.F.M. meeting. Could not go to Delia's funeral. Men are filling silo. Have extra help. Delia was Delia Favery and her obit notice follows, along with several others found on this page:
FAVERY--In Syracuse, Sept. 16, 1939,
Mrs. Delia Wallace Favery, wife of
Philip Favery, native of Pillar Point,
aged 67 years.
Funeral Monday at 10 a.m. (E.D.T.) from
the Clark Undertaking parlors in Chaumont.
ROUNDS--At Little Falls, Sept. 16, 1939,
Mrs. Sarah Thompson Rounds, formerly of
Dexter, widow of D. Wellington Rounds of
Dexter, aged 83 years.
Funeral services Tuesday afternoon at 2 at
her home in Dexter.
DINGMAN--At Dexter, Sept. 21, 1939,
Charles C. Dingman, well known Dexter
resident, aged 61 years.
Prayer services from the home Sunday at
2 p.m. and rites from the Dexter Methodist
church at 2:30 p.m.
Burial in Dexter cemetery.
HODGE--In Mercy hospital, Sept. 28, 1939,
Robert Hiram Hodge, Sackets Harbor, Route 2,
aged 56 years.
Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon
at 2 from the First Methodist church at Sulphur
Burial in North Watertown cemetery.
Wed., 20th Gladys Campbell here for afternoon. Took me to the Dexter cemetery. Hester G here for supper.
Sun., 24 Went to church & S.S. Rally Day. Elaine played for the new junior orchestra & a piano solo, "Sunday Morning Chimes."
Friday Doris, Elaine and I went to W- for new hats. Robert and Myrtle Hodge lived here a year and we were friends.
Oct. 8 Sunday Eve. Drama at church, "The Sale of the World's Children." Elaine was the "Spirit of Childhood." Doris' birthday yesterday. Mr. & Mrs. Schweitzer had a birthday dinner.
Oct. 22 Sun. Mrs. Corp, Charlie and Irene here Thurs. eve. Dear Elaine was 15 Friday. Children all here for supper. Nice occasion. Grandma G, Wilfred & Bessie here today. Dr. Hoyt called one day (a social call). Have a cold.
Oct. 24 Mr. Baker papered my bedroom today.
Oct. 31 Cozy Corner Class had their halloween party at William's. Ate supper over here. Served 30.
Nov. 5 Sun. Usual routine last week of cheese factory work, etc. Elaine took her music lesson of Miss Hall yesterday. Has new duets, solos, etc. for special occasions. Grandma Gladwyn here to spend the afternoon today. Rosamond, Jean, Sally, Mrs. Hynes, Theresa Evans and daughter came. Brought Elaine and me grapes and a dozen oranges. Have just finished a serial, "The Yerling," by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings. A good story. The newspaper clippings on this page follow:
HAMBURG--In Dexter, Nov. 6, 1939,
Mrs. Harriet M. Potter Hamburg, wife
of John L. Hamburg, aged 70 years.
Funeral Wednesday afternoon at 1 from
the home in Dexter, Rev. Paul A. Roy,
Lafargeville and Rev. Albert Abbott,
Watertown, former pastors of the Dexter
Methodist church, officiating.
Interment in Dexter cemetery.
District Attorney Carl J. Hynes, who had the
endorsement of the American Labor party, polled
a total of 16,725 votes throughout the county.
His vote in the city was 4,374 and in the towns, 11,618, to make his total Republican vote 15,992.
Miss Flora Cleveland, 72, died about 2:45 this
afternoon at the home of her sister-in-law, Mrs.
Lucy D. Cleveland, 143 Bowers avenue, after a long
Nov. 12 Sunday eve. Nov. 12. Attended a peace play at our church given by the Stone St., religious drama club. Elaine sang with twenty others in the Junior choir.
Nov. 17 Flowers at church today were from this wedding. Wedding announcement below. Used a service that I had written for the dedication of new church hymnals. Yesterday, Nov. 18, would have been my parents' 73rd anniversary.
McDONALD-PETERS--In this city, Nov. 16,
1939, at St. Patrick's chapel by Rev. Harold K.
Skelly, assistance pastor at Holy Family church,
Ronald J. McDonald, 1010 Franklin street,
and Miss Geraldine A. Peters, Brownville.
Nov. 27, 1939 Monday eve. My 72nd birthday. Yesterday, Doris & Wm brought roasted turkey and Grandma Gladwyn, Bessie & Wilfred the dessert, etc. and all had dinner with me. "So long Thy power hath blest me, sure it still Will lead me on O'er moor and fin, O'er crag and torrent till, The night is gone, And with the morn those angel faces smile, Which I have loved long since and last awhile." Beautiful day.
Nov. 28 Rosamond brought me a basket of fruit and a plant for my birthday. Wm's family gave me a pretty house dress and other gifts. Two obit notices followed:
WARN--In this city, Nov. 29, 1939, Fred
Newman Warn, 336 South Indiana avenue,
formerly of Brownville, aged 67 years.
Funeral services Friday at 2 p.m. at the
William R. Box Company Funeral home,
Very Rev. H. W. Bell, rector of Christ Epis-
copal church, Clayton, officiating.
Philadelphia, Nov. 29 -- Mrs. Sarah Chapman Lawton,
76, widow of Jay P. Lawton, died last night at the
home of Mrs. Richard Cain.
Nov. 30 Figured cheese, Net 1.60. Mr. & Mrs. Smith here yesterday.
Dec. 3 Glenn came for an overnight visit. Elaine went to Grandma Gladwyns after she took her music lesson yesterday. Went to W- in evening -- home today.
Dec. 6 Have mailed the cheese factory dividends.
Dec. 15 Attended missionary meeting at Mrs. Eigabroadts. Mrs. Littlefield there. Told about national W.F.M.S. meeting at Pasadena, Calif. Refreshments were served. An obit notice followed:
MORGAN--In Dexter, Dec. 13, 1939, Mrs.
Anna Pierce Morgan, widow of Dr. Albert L.
Morgan, aged 88 years.
Funeral services Friday at 1:30 p.m. from the
home and from the All Saints Episcopal church
at 2 with Rev. Frank L. Benfield, rector of the
Dec. 25 Pleasant. A little tree at Wms and dinner over here. The children happy. The boys have new bob, etc. Wilfred and Bessie came with gifts -- also Carl & Rosamond and the many nice letters. One letter was from Mrs. Zachery telling me about fracturing her hip in May. Lou Reeves also suffered a fractured hip two or three days ago and is in the House of the Good Samaritan. Am very sorry. A one-line clipping followed:
It was a "White" Christmas.
Dec. 30th Sat. Bad snow storm. Elaine could not go to take her piano lesson from Miss Hall. Elaine and Miss Hall played a duet, The Coming of Santa Claus," at the Christmas tree exercises. I have finished figuring the last sale of cheese for the year 1939. Allan had three teeth drawn today.
Dec. 31st Sun. The storm continued today. Roads drifted. Could not go to church. It is New Years eve. All fairly well. Wm is playing the violin (as usual). Three years ago now Bert was very sick. It seems strange that I am still here tonight.
Typist note: The final page of this diary contains brief entries for January 1, 1940, January 2, 1940, January 8, 1940, January 14, 1940 and two obit notices. Although a complete 1940 Diary is included in this compendium, these 1940 entries appear below:
Jan. 1, 1940 Calm today after the storm. Temperature 16 deg. above at 9 A.M. All pretty well. Had oysters and chicken. Doris made Elaine a black skirt.
Jan. 2 Wm and Doris selected a black coat for me.
Jan. 8 Zero weather. Could not go to Jennie's funeral.
Jan. 14 Elaine and I rode to church with Gilbert Lamon.
The obit notices which appeared on this last page follow
CUMMINGS--In Mercy hospital, Jan. 6,
1940, Mrs. Jennie I. Adams Cummings,
Black River, widow of Watson S. Cummings,
Chaumont, aged 75 years.
Funeral services probably Monday at 1 p.m.
Burial in Cedar Grove cemetery at Chaumont.
REEVES--In the House of the Good Samaritan,
Feb. 12, 1940, Mrs. Lucina C. Reeves, 352
Franklin street, widow of William C. Reeves,
Dexter, aged 72 years.
Funeral services Thursday at 2 p.m. at the home
of a niece, Mrs. Carl J. Hynes, 129 Ward street,
Rev. R. H. Bowen, pastor of Emmanuel Congre-
gational church, assisted by Rev. J. R. Campbell,
pastor of the Dexter Presbyterian church,
The last page of the diary was dated May 4, 1940: It was 35 yrs. ago today that William came to live with me. Today William and his nice family have been a comfort to me.
Typist's note: A loose, undated page appears with this 5-year diary. It contained, exclusively, a number of newspaper clippings, only one of which was of local mention. It follows:
High School Notes
Principal, Lloyd L. Sterling
The results of the Regents in the High School were very satisfactory in the
Elementary subjects, 30 took the Regents and 30 also passed the test in
Arithmetic and Spelling, 27 out of 30 passed the Silent Reading regents.
Following is a list of the honor marks received.
Dorothy Adams, Arith. 96, Spelling, 93, Silent Reading. 93
Normal ? Baldwin, Arith. 98, Spelling, 94, Silent Reading, 91
Betty Blake, Arith, 98, Spelling, 96.
Marion Buell, Arith. 100, Spelling, 98, Silent Reading, 94.
Elaine Conklin, Arith. 100, Spelling, 99, Silent Reading, 95
Robert Esford, Spelling, 97.
Beatrice Hare, Arith. 92, Spelling, 96, Silent Reading, 95.
Edith Jessmer, Arith. 96.
Vivian Johnson, Arith. 94, Spelling, 94, Silent Reading, 95.
Miles Jolis, Spelling, 95.
Helen Joynt, Arith. 98, Spelling, 99.
Vera Kostyk, Arith. 96, Spelling, 93.
Irene Mott, Arith. 94, Spelling, 96.
Patricia Peters, Arith. 94, Spelling 97
Louise Phelps, Arith 96, Spelling, 95
Lester Robinson, Spelling, 93, Silent Reading, 91.
Marion Spicer, Spelling, 96.
Vera Sturtevant, Arith. 100, Reading, 98, Silent Reading, 91.
Adella Verchiniski, Spelling, 91.
June Wildr (sic) Arith. 96, Spelling, 91.
Irma Lota Wylie, Arith. 100, Spelling 99, Silent Reading 91.
Betty Young, Spelling, 95.
Carleton Esford, Arith 92.
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