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|1904 - Thoms B. Hulslander of Sullivan Township|
Fri. Feb. 12, 1904: We worked dragsawing wood for father. In evening Band held box social at our place. A fine time Band cleared $4.60.
Saturday 13: We all worked cutting wood for Father. Byron Fergueson is healpting us.
Monday, Feb. 15, 1904: We finished dragsawing wood for Father. The weather exceeding cold & windy.
Tuesday 16: Election day, one of the roughest days of winter cold & windy. Father sick, Homer Monro and I went to election at Mainesburg.
Wednesday 17: Father better. We boys sat circular saw and finished cutting wood for father then Father & I shod old team of horses. The boys ground chop.
Thursday 18: I worked on place at home in morning after noon we killed two hogs at Father’s also fixed telephone for father.
Friday 19: Jennie & I went to Troy where I ordered some artificial teeth made. The roads are in very bad condition.
Saturday 20: Father & Burt went to Troy to mill. I went and fixed telephone for Rockwell. Jennie visited at Clarence Ellcotts. Band meeting was a fizzle tonight.
Sun. Feb. 21, 1904: Burt & I worked part of day digging up water pipe and trying to get it running again but did not succeed.
Monday 22: Cold & windy. Burt & I went to Elk Run in morning came home built water trough and placed by spring on B. Monro farm also moved circular saw.
Tuesday 23: Father, Burt & I worked fitting wood for circular saw in forenoon it began snowing in afternoon. Clarence Ellcott & wife visited Jennie & [rest cut off bottom of page in image].
Wednesday 24: rough cold & windy did not do much in forenoon after dinner Burt & I went to Homer Hagers and got his sugar pans tubs & boiling pan for Father.
Thursday 25: Wind blew and was terrible rough. Burt & I sawed some chuncks for me. Byron came back from Richmond.
Friday 26: We drew straw for horses on both places then worked rest of day fitting wood for circular saw.
Sat. Feb. 27, 1904: Burt & I drew apple tree limbs off from hill for wood for me. Afternoon I cleared out barn and done a few other jobs. Held bandmeeting tonight.
Sunday 28: hailed quite hard in morning. Byron, Harry, Jennie & I visited at Wills and Elijsh’s H. Harry brought from Troy sat my artificial teeth.
Monday 29: Snowed very hard. E.M. Besley came and got their piano. Burt brought me two more calves.
Tues. March 1, 1904: Burt, Jennie & I went to Troy fine sleighing. Mrs. Edd Smith came visiting Jennie tonight while boys attended Band meeting.
Wednesday 2: Father, But, Morton, Byron Fergueson and I worked in sugar bush prepearing wood and laying plans for new sugar house.
Thursday 3: Stormed rain & snow. Father & I fixed fills for buggy. Byron went to Sylvania and got his horse shod.
Fri. March 4, 1904: Byron F. brought his horse here for me to take care of for him. Burt, Morton & I fixed water so it ran into trough. Afternoon we all cut sugar wood.
Saturday 5: Jennie & I went to Wright’s to see Louie about some telephone work. Awful icey.
Sunday 6: Warmer today. Jennie and I went up to Fathers and ate dinner. Its beginning to storm tonight.
Monday 7: Rained hard all day. I fixed harness and tinkered around.
Tuesday 8: We brought Engine down and began sawing my wood. Charles Curtis healped us.
Wednesday 9: Very windy & cold. We finished sawing. My wood and got Engine back home. I recd letter from Louie Wright saying he couldn’t healp me do telephone work.
Thur. March 10, 1904: Cold. We began building sugar house. Charles Curtis healped us got a fine start on it.
Friday 11: Worked on sugar house got part of roof on. Mother started for Corning to visit Nell.
Saturday 12: I stayed at home in forenoon and c leaned out barn. Afternoon worked on sugar camp got roof all on and sided up.
Sunday 13: Cold raw kind of day. Byron Fergueson sold his horse to Ripley today. Jennie and I went up to Fathers tonight.
Monday 14: Raw cold wind began snowing about 11 P.M. We changed hogs up in morning took one up to Fathers.
Tuesday 15: Snowed wind blew so I split wood in woodshed. Burt & Curtis brought down here four cows and one bull which makes 16 head of cattle on this place.
Wed. March 16, 1904: Weather pleasant. Fannie gave birth to a baby boy today about 1.30 P.M. Burt went to Mansfield for mother but she did not come.
Thursday 17: Done chores and waited on wimen. Went after mother at noon got her home about 2.30 P.M.
Friday 18: I stayed in house all day suffering with Grip. Jennie went up to Fathers to healp mother. Morton came down and done chores tonight.
Saturday 19: My Grip is better. I went up to Father’s and back. Harry came home was awful mad at news. Father & boys ground feed. Bandmeeting tonight.
Sunday 20: Fine pleasant day. Jennie was sick. Harry stayed all night with us last night. I went up to Fathers and got mild this morning.
Monday 21: I was sick with Grip. All I done was chores on this place. Clarence Ellcott & wife visited us tonight also was Bandmeeting.
Tues. March 22, 1904: My throat was very sore all I done was chores.
Wednesday 23: My Grip a little better. Father went to Troy. Burt, Morton & I went into woods and tapped a few trees. Band met tonight. Pigs was born this morn.
Thursday 24: We all worked in sugar bush fixing arch and tapping trees.
Friday 25: Burt went to Pumpkin Hill and brought Vera home. Father, Morton & I worked in woods. The Band went to State Road Church and played tonight.
Saturday 26: We went into woods and gathered sap & boiled some. I stayed at home in afternoon & cleaned out barn split some wood & got milk for jug.
Sunday 27: cold froze last night very hard. Burt & Norton came down and brought the single horse for me to drive.
Mon. March 28, 1904: Jennie drove me to Mainesburg where I went to work putting crossarms on poles for Samuel Jackson. Jennie returned and went to E. Besley.
Tuesday 29: Finished putting on arms for Jackson and returned home. Jennie came home by Wrights and Louie came to healp me put on arms for telephone co at Mansfield.
Wednesday 30: Jennie took Louie & I to Canoe Camp where we began work toward Mansfield for tel co. We stayed tonight with Verne O’Dell of Frost Settlement.
Thursday 31; Rained part of forenoon. We finished work for telephone co at noon and came home. Jennie met us with horse part way.
Fri., April 1: Louie went home. I done chores & odd jobs. Afternoon Will & Helen came visiting us.
Saturday 2: I fixed smokehouse began smoking meat then I sorted apples & Potatoes and cleaned out cellar. Had 2 ½ bu apples and 11 ½ bu potatoes left.
Sun. April 3, 1904: Cold raw day with snow squals. This is Easter Sunday.
Monday 4: I stayed at home and split wood all day.
Tuesday 5: We all worked in sugar bush gathering sap & we shod horses this morning.
Wednesday 6: We worked in sugar bush gathering sap and getting wood.
Thursday 7: We worked in sugar bush gathering sap and getting wood. Father, Harry & I sowed grass seed on wheat.
Friday 8: Harry, Burt, Morton & I worked with two teams drawing manure from barn down here.
Sat. April 9, 1904: Father went to Troy. I split wood at home and built a table for kitchen. A very heavy thunder shower at night.
Sunday 10: Cameron from Sylvania held meeting in school house. Jennie & I attended. Louie came up about 3 P.M. Edd Smith & wife, H. Monro & wife called in evening.
Monday 11: Jennie drove Louie & I to Mainesburg where we began putting up telephone wire for the Jacksons.
Tuesday 12: Very cold rough day. Louie & I continued putting up wire for Jackson & Whittaker.
Wednesday 13: Louie & I continued putting up wire for Jackson. We reached the outskirts of Mansfield tonight.
Thursday 14: Louie & I finished work for Jackson today noon at Mainesburg. He paid us $7 each. Jennie came for us. We then went to Louie’s to begin work in morning.
Fri. April 15, 1904: Louie & I made a wire real then began stringing wire at Roseville toward Austinville. Had a dance at Wrights tonight good time.
Saturday 16: Louie & I strung wire until 4 P.M. when we quit and I came home where Jennie & I arrived at 6 P.M.
Sunday 17: A fine pleasant day. I went up to Fathers shod horse.
Monday 18: Jennie went over to Besley’s took me over to Soper’s. Louie Wright & I finished putting up wire for Rutland Hill telephone co tonight.
Tuesday 19: Jennie went to Besley Creek and Vera. I cleaned Barn and built fence by house. Bandmeeting tonight.
Wednesday 20: Very cold & rough snow squals. I drove to Mrs.L. Squares and fixed telephone.
Thur. April 21, 1904: I drove horse to L. Wright;s got him and we went to Roseville and fitted up & drew out 50 crossarms also put on 23.
Friday 22: I stayed at L. Wrights last night. We went back to Roseville and finished up our telephone job. I came home tonight.
Saturday 23: We boys gatheres sap in forenoon. Afternoon Harry & I drove to L. Soper’s tried to buy a horse did not. Burt & Morton plowed ground for oats.
Sunday 24: Fine warm day. Jennie & I attended meeting at school-house this afternoon.
Monday 25: Burt plowed the rest of us gathered sap and buckets. Finished our sugaring today & began drawing stone & dragging for oats.
Tuesday 26: Drawed stone dragged & sowed 5 acres of oats. I fixed fence around garden afternoon. Band-meeting tonight.
Wed. April 27, 1904: Rained hard all day. I split wood in shed cleaned yearlings pen in barn & done chores.
Thursday 28: Rained most of day. I cleaned Hot pens. Harry & I went looking after norse stopped at Smith’s Banktaring (?). Shod Horses in afternoon.
Friday 29: We all worked pulling out apple trees. Harry went to Mansfield in afternoon.
Saturday 30: I went to Roseville and worked with Louie repearing tel line in Village. Rained in afternoon some.
Sunday, May 1: Nice pleasant day. Harry came down. We played on violins.
Monday 2: Jennie & I drove over to Wright’s afternoon Louie & I went and done a telephone job for $3.50. Jennie & I came home by Shaws and got of him 200 strawberrys plants for 60 cents.
Tuesday 3: I plowed ground for strawberrys plants early this morn then fixed fence and worked at water trying to get it to run.
Wednesday 4: Morton came down and dragged ground for straw. plants then Jennie & I sat them out and trained up raspberrys bushes.
Thursday 5: I helped Father stone up blind ditch in forenoon. Afternoon Father came down ad we worked trying to start water running did not succeed.
Friday 6: I began digging up pipe at Fathers that run milk to Hog pen. Band held ice-cream social at E. Smiths tonight clared $7.50.
Saturday 7: I dug up pipe in fornoon. Father went to Roseville in afternoon. Homer came and altered pigs. Harry & I worked at water some this afternoon.
Sunday 8: Nice morn. We found that the water had started to house when we go up this morn.
Mon. May 9, 1904: Dug pipe up for father in forenoon. Afternoon James Lay came over and we sodered old pipe on this P.
Tuesday 10: I finished digging up drain and cleaning it out covered it over again in forenoon. Afternoon worked at Fathers awhile then came home and began plowing garden.
Wednesday 11: Finished plowing garden then worked at Fathers laying stone ditch & picking stone off of oat field. I was sick so I came home about 8 P.M.
Thursday 12: We laid pipe for milk at fathers this morn. Afternoon I dragged garden and began planting it.
Friday 13: Planted potatoes in garden fixed fence around it in morn. After dinner we boys rolled oat ground.
Saturday 14: I worked for Elk Run & Austinville telephone co stringing wire. Had a very heavy shower about 5.30 P.M.
Sun. May 15, 1904: Cooler rained some yet this morn. Ralph & Milton York came calling.
Monday 16: Milton York & I went to Austinville and began putting up wire for Austinville Elk Run telephone co.
Tuesday 17: Milton & I continued work for Austinville tel co. I came home tonight and attended Band Meeting.
Wednesday 18: Milton & I continued work for Austinville Elk Run tel co finished up at 6 P.M. started raining at 5 P.M. We got soaking wet as we was in Roseville.
Thursday 19: I stayed at home about sick. Father went to Troy. We boys fixed little fence and turned out your cattle over hill.
Friday 20: I went to Austinville met L. Wright and we began stringing wire for Basket St. tel co worked all day came home at night.
Sat. May 21, 1904: I did not do any work. I was so played out. Jennie & I did manage to sow beets and few other garden seed.
Sunday 22: Band Boys met and marched this morn. Suttons stayed with us last night. Jennie & I went to church today.
Monday 23: I worked at home. We drew out stone & planted potatoes, vorn. Light shower in afternoon rained awful hard at night.
Tuesday 24: I worked for Austinville Elk Run tele co finished stringing wire for them worked ¾ od day.
Wednesday 25: Drew stone off from land above school house and began planting potatoes. Shower in afternoon. A. Austin hung paper for Father.
Thursday 26: Planted corn & Potatoes o piece above school-house got about three fourths done.
Fri. May 27, 1904: Finished planting corn in forenoon. Father & Jennie went to troy. Burt & I cut door into cellar for Father in afternoon.
Saturday 28: Cultivated strawberry plants & fixed fence in morn. Afternoon I moved Sam Rockwell’s telephone.
Sunday 29: The Band met and drilled marching. Jennie & I went to Father’s in afternoon. Merit & Anna Edgerton called on us in evening.
Monday 30: The Voltus Band played at Roseville to Decoration Day services. As it rained did not parade.
Tuesday 31: I made two milking stools in forenoon. After dinner Clarence Ellott & wife came visiting Jennie & I.
Wednesday, June 1: Jennie went to E. Besley’s & stayed while I & Louie strung wire for Basket St. tel. co. Louie did not come in forenoon.
Thur. June 2, 1904: Louie & I stayed with H. Garrison last night. We finished stringing wire for tel co at Basket St. tonight & Jennie & I came home.
Friday 3: I done a few little jobs in forenoon around house. After noon I went to Mansfield and drew $2.15 from bank.
Saturday 4: Milton York & I went to Elmira and purchased a black mare of J. Carpenter which he is to deliver at Col X Roads June 6. Awful hard shower about 5 P.M.
Sunday 5: Rained a little about dark. Will & Helen & family came visiting us. We all went up to Fathers in afternoon.
Monday 6: Jennie & I went to Columbia X Roads where I rec’d Balck mare from John Carpenter for which I paid him in full.
Tuesday 7: I drew out manure at Fathers in forenoon. After dinner drew out some on Bean patch cultivated potatoes and Burt & I started plowing for beans.
Wed. June 8, 1904: Rained hard until 11 A.M. afternoon Jennie took me to Sulvania where I began work putting up wire for Farmers Valley Telephone Co.
Thursday 9: Rained about all day. Louie & I worked about two hours putting up wire then we came home. Jennie met us part way.
Friday 10: Louie & I went back to Sylvania and worked all day putting up wire came home tonight. The Band held an ice cream social at our house tonight proceeds $7.50.
Saturday 11: I cultivated & hoed potatoes in garden sat a few cabbage & done other garden work.
Sunday 12: Fine warm pleasant day.
Monday 13: I began work for Farmers Valley Tel Co. again this morning. Worked 12 hr today. We are stayeing over night at Jim Kenyon’s.
Tues. June 14, 1904: Worked for Farmers tel co all day came home tonight. Jennie met me part way with horse. Wesley Reynolds buried his wife today.
Wednesday 15: The boys fitted ground and we planted beans and potatoes. Had shower about 9 P.M.
Thursday 16: Fine weather. Father & I changed steel points in Separator, finished planting potatoes. Burt & Morton plowed for Buckwheat.
Friday 17: Father & I went to Troy with lumber wagon andgot three Barrels of salt & other things $1.76, .50.
Saturday 18: We cultivated Potatoes & corn & hoed potatoes. Ben Vedder & wife came visiting. I bought organ of R.D. & Owens payed him for it in full $75.
Sunday 19: Fine pleasant day. Father’s Birthday. 57 years old. Clarence Elliott & wife came visiting Jennie & I in Evening. Jennie & I went calling on Father & Mother.
Mon. June 20, 1904: Cultivated & hoed corn at noon I cultivated potatoes and other vegetables in garden. Ralph York healped hoe in afternoon.
Tuesday 21: We all hoed corn until noon. Then we boys & Father put salt on paint brush. Band met tonight and purchased coats of Kline. 14 for $84.
Wednesday 22: I hoed strawberrys plants and also some hoeing in garden in forenoon. After dinner Father, Harry & I put salt on paint brush and laid up stone wall.
Thursday 23: We worked on road by Fathers House. Did not obtain a road machine.
Friday 24: Worked on road. Father, Harry, Morton, Burt, myself & two teams. Our tax this year was $27 with mine & Harrys. Mother taken sick.
Saturday 25: Very hot. Mother no better. Harry & I cultivated potatoes & corn. Burt went to Troy bought us 100 lbs sugar took note against Band boys tonight.
Sun. June 26, 1904: Mother no better. Band met & marched. Mr. Phil Brandel of Alba came visiting us.
Monday 27: Harry & I cultivated corn in morn then rolled Buckwheat ground.
Tuesday 28: finished rolling one piece of Buckwheat ground fixed fence. Mother a little better.
Wednesday 29: Cultivated corn. Harry and I rolled Buckwheat ground.
Thursday 30: Rolled buckwheat ground drew stone & burnt brush in morn. Afternoon rained.
Friday, July 1: Fixed fence, drew stone, started to roll ground but it rained.
Sat. July 2, 1904: We finished sowing Buckwheat in forenoon. I went to Troy in afternoon and bot Band coats. Nellie came home today.
Sunday 3: Fine pleasant day. I turned Band coats over to Boys when they met today.
Monday 4: I went with Band and played to Grange Picnic at Basket St. also in evening at Sylvania where Band serve d ice cream and gave a dance. Proceeds of day $20.
Tuesday 5: I & Jennie about sick did not do anything but sat out cabbage plants it rained hard all afternoon.
Wednesday 6: Went to Father filed saw and cut wood in morning. Afternoon we cultivated corn.
Rained last night. We worked fixing lumber wagon in morning. Cultivated corn in
Thur. July 14, 1904: Finished drawing out straw on hill. Burt went to Troy and got Hay tedder rest of us drew in hay on Hill. 8 loads.
Friday 15: We all sat up hay tedder then rolled it and drew in Hay from orchard. 9 loads. Harry mowed after supper.
Saturday 16: Burt & I cultivated Beans. Harry mowed. Afternoon we drew in 3 loads of Hay from side hill above house. Band meeting tonight.
Sunday 17: Fine pleasant day. We made ice cream. Homer & wife, Mrs. York & Ralph came and helped us eat it.
Monday 18: We drew in Hay on side hill above orchard. 10 loads. Awful hot. Ralph York helped us. I got sick in afternoon.
Tuesday 19: Very hot light shower. We finished drawing in hay on side hill. R.A. York helped. Band meeting. Mr Benson & sister called in evening.
Wed. July 20, 1904: Harry mowed in morn. The rest of us drew in Hay. A little cooler today.
Thursday 21: We drew in hay above Barley then went on hill and began Hay stack. Harry mowed below road.
Friday 22: We finished Hay stack also haying on hill then drew in hay below road. The Band held ice cream social at Fred Suttons tonight.
Saturday 23: Father went to Troy. We boys fixed fence turned out calves cultivated potatoes, ground feed & Harry mowed. Charley Love came visiting.
Sunday 24: Charles Love & wife stayed with us last night went home at noon. Jennie went to Fathers and ate ice cream.
Monday 25: We drew in one load of hay at Fathers then came to Monro farm and drawed in hay in afternoon.
Tues. July 26, 1904: We draw in hay untill 4 P.M. when it rained. The Band met tonight.
Wednesday 27: Cloudy poor hay day. We got in 6 loads.
Thursday 28: Rained in morn. Jennie & I went berrying until 11 A.M. came back and we got in 9 loads of hay when it rained again. Burt cut wheat with Binder.
Friday 29: Nice pleasant morn. We drawed in Hay. This eve Jennie, Burt & I went to Elk Run.
Saturday 30: Burt cut Barley. The rest of us finished drawing in what hay we had cut. Harry cut some more after supper tonight.
Sunday 31: Fine day. Jennie & I went to E.M. Besleys visiting.
Mon. Aug. 1, 1904: Harry finished mowing on Monro farm. Burt cut Barley with Binder. Charley Love healped us & we got in 9 loads of hay.
Tuesday 2: Rained hard last night. Fred Sutton visited Harry and helped us draw in loads of hay. Father went to Troy.
Wednesday 3: Jennie & I went berrying in forenoon. After noon we all drew in hay. Harry finished mowing grass today.
Thursday 4: A fine pleasant day. We finished haying tonight. Harry held a dance here tonight.
Friday 5: Fine day. We put away mowing machine & tedder then drew in two loads of barley, hauled out manure and began plowing for wheat.
Saturday 6: We boys drew in Barley. Father had a calf die last night. Father went to Roseville to Post meeting in afternoon.
Sun. Aug. 7, 1904: Jennie & I stayed at home all day. Homer Monro called and I clipped his hair.
Monday 8: Burt & Morton took hogs to Col X Roads. We drew in wheat and Barley. I am about sick trouble in small of back.
Tuesday 9: We finished drawing in Barley and worked at wheat ground plowing & drawing manure. I am feeling better today.
Wednesday 10: Rained in morn also evening. I did not do much had lame back. Band served Ice Cream at Sugar’s. Smith reunion today. 5 pigs born.
Thursday 11: Harry plowed for wheat. We other boys drew manure on ground. Charley Love healped Father mow around fences.
Friday 12: Drew manure from Hog pen this forenoon. After dinner Burt cut grass-seed & Love, Father & I cut around oats on Hill
Sat. Aug. 13, 1904: We cut & sat up oats on hill also cut around field above road. Band met tonight voted to go to reunion.
Sunday 14: H.B. Monro called. Jennie went to church.
Monday 15: Father went to Troy to mill. We boys cut & sat up oats. Band met voted to go to Roseville Sat.
Tuesday 16: We finished cutting oats above road and cut quite a little on piece over hill by woods.
Wednesday 17: We finished cutting all of our oats today. Afternoon Morton & I fixed fence in woods.
Thursday 18: Jennie went to Troy. We drew in grass seed and two loads of oats. Father & Harry began building a hay rack.
Friday 19: We finished building hay rack then drew in oats got two fields all into barn. Jennie went to Besleys.
Saturday 20: Rained some. We unloaded oats picked up apples. Got H. Monro cider mill, went with Band to Roseville tonight and served ice-cream.
Sunday 21: I made a little cider this morn. Blanch & Pauline came visiting us. I took C. Love nearly to Mainesburg on his . . . [cut off bottom of page]
Monday 22: We drew in oats untill 2.30 P.M. when it began to rain.
Tuesday 23: We worked on threshing machine until noon. Afternoon we sat out oats.
Wednesday 24: Harry went to picnic the rest of us went in woods & got sleyers for barn on hill also drew in three loads of oats.
Thur. Aug. 25, 1904: We finished drawing in oats this forenoon then put away reaper binder. I dug a few potatoes. Another heavy shower tonight.
Friday 26: Cold & windy in morn. We went to Family reunion at Mansfield. The Band went & played. Had a good time.
Saturday 27: Fine pleasant day. We all worked fixing up threshing machine.
Sunday 28: Fine day. Jennie went to church. I laid around all day.
Monday 29: We sowed wheat did not finish rolling it. I cleaned hen-house put on wheat ground.
Tuesday 30: Jennie & I went to Troy and attended Sawtells Circuse pretty good show.
Wed. Aug. 31, 1904: We threshed Barley. Had 175 bu. wheat 4 bu. Father went to reunion of co this afternoon.
Thursday, Sept. 1: I made table, fixed cider mill and begin to prepair for social. I wroter to Advertise Co about paper.
Friday 2: I tapped three pair of shoes, finished fixing for sociable. The Band held Social here tonight proceeds $6. I was 28 yr old today.
Saturday 3: I healped Jennie clean up from sociable got things to place also finished digging potatoes in garden.
Sunday 4: Jennie went visiting with Ellotts. I took Harry to Penny Ville where he is going to teach school.
Monday 5: I stayed all night in pennyville got back home at 1 P.M. got dinner the went to Smiths Sanatarium and put up telephone for them.
Tues. Sept. 6, 1904: We boys took thresh machine and threshed for F. Beardsley. Got through about 5 P.M.
Wednesday 7: We moved machine and threshed for Mark McDowell got done and moved engine home.
Thursday 8: I went to Roseville and put on crossarms for G. Shaw in forenoon got home at 1 P.M. rained most of afternoon.
Friday 9: We drew out dirt back of engine house in morn then cut Buckwheat. Clarence Elliott cut it for us with his reaper.
Saturday 10: We cut and sat up buckwheat. Clarence worked all day. Band meeting tonight.
Sunday 11: Jennie went to Col X Roads with M.H. York. She came back and visited with Besleys. I kept house.
Mon. Sept. 12, 1904: We cut buckwheat in forenoon whe we finished. After dinner we drew out manure on Monro place.
Tuesday 13: Father went to Troy. Burt, Morton & I drew out manure.
Wednesday 14: Cloudy & cool. We all finished drawing out manure on Monro place. Rained tonight.
Thursday 15: We drew out manure on hill also old buck-wheat straw.
Friday 16: We began digging potatoes on Monro place got out 60 bu today. M.Edgerton came calling tonight.
Saturday 17: We dug 20 bu more potatoes this morn after dinner we began pulling beans. Band met tonight.
Sun. Sept. 18, 1904: Quite warm. Jennie went to Edgertons in afternoon.
Monday 19: We cut corn by school house did not get it quite done. Father went to Elk Run and paid taxes.
Tuesday 20: We finished cutting corn by schoolhouse. It rained about 10 A.M. we cut corn on hill back of orchard in afternoon.
Wednesday 21: Burt went to Sylvania and got slit saw. Morton & I got thresher and moved it on hill. We finished pulling beans.
Thursday 22: We moved Engine on hill sat machine and threshed buckwheat on piece above corn 112 bu. Jennie went to fair.
Friday 23: We thresh buckwheat moved machine and threshed some oats cold & windy heavy frost last night.
Sat. Sept. 24, 1904: We threshed oats on hill in all up there we had 360 bu. got through at 4 P.M. Rained very hard tonight.
Sunday 25: Stayed at home. Jennie & I went up to Father’s about 5 P.M.
Monday 26: Rained a little in forenoon. We moved machine and threshed oats in afternoon.
Tuesday 27: threshed oats finished about 4.30 P.M. Jennie & I went over to Wrights to attend party.
Wednesday 28: about sick did not do much of anything.
Thursday 29: Jennie went to Troy. I was quite sick so did not do much of anything.
Fri. Sept. 30, 1904: Windy. We made potatoes crats at Fathers.
Sat. Oct. 1: Father went to Troy. We boys dug potatoes got out 30 bu. I brought cow down here.
Sunday 2: Rain about all forenoon. Jennie & I picked up a few chestnuts and called on Fathers folks.
Monday 3: We dug 22 bu potatoes. Burt looked up calves in forenoon. Afternoon we moved thresh machine and began threshing our buckwheat.
Tuesday 4: Elijah & Will came up and healped us thresh buckwheat got through about 3 P.M. and moved machine to Elijah’s.
Wednesday 5: We all help Elijah thresh his buckwheat drew it out of field.
Thur. Sept. 6, 1904: We finished threshing for Elijah moved to Wills and threshed his buckwheat.
Friday 7: We boys threshed Wills oats sawed him 5 cords of wood moved to Elijah’s and sawed him 4 cords then brought Engine home. The band met tonight.
Saturday 8: Burt & Morton helped Edgerton thresh in forenoon. I draw in beans also load of apples & pumpkins for hogs. Elliott & wife, Jennie & I went to Mansfield took tran for Niagra Fall [bottom cut off].
Sunday 9: We arrived at Niagra at 9 A.M. saw falls went on Canada side & took train home at Niagra at 7 P.M.
Monday 10: We arrived in Mansfield at 4 A.M. stayed in Mansfield until 11.30 A.M. whe Joe Stout met us with team and brought us home. Cost us on trip $6.37.
Tuesday 11: I went up to fathers and help make potatoes crates. Rained very hard this morning.
Wed. Oct. 12, 1904: It rained. I graded around house in morning. After dinner Clarence Elliott was here and we ran a barber shop.
Thursday 13: We moved machine and began threshing for Clarence Elliott. Father lost another calf this morning with Black leg making three dead with it.
Friday 14: We finished threshing for Elliott also Sanford S. and moved machine home. Band held dance at Sylvania tonight.
Saturday 15: We dug potatoes by school-house and put Engine in its house. Father went and sang to Sally Richmonds funeral.
Sunday 16: Fine day. Jennie and I stayed at home about night Jennie drove up to Father’s and got milk. Ralph York called.
Monday 17: We finished digging our potatoes total crop 246 bu. We drew in pumpkins 8 loads. Jennie went to Roseville.
Tues. Oct. 18, 1904: We gathered 6 loads of pumpkins. Father & I made a ladder after dinner we all picked apples.
Wednesday 19: I went and strung wire for Dick Garrison. We got up 9 mi. to the Vaness school house.
Thursday 20: I went stringing wire got through at noon came home and fixed fence around hog lot.
Friday 21: Rained awful hard last night & this morn. Jennie is sick. I am awful sore & lame. Harry came home tonight. Jennie & I went to Elliotts to card party.
Saturday 22: Harry & I picked apples. Burt & Morton plowed. Father husk corn. Band meeting tonight.
Sunday 23: Jennie & I layed around house. Blanch Kiff came up here. Jennie and Blanch went to church.
Mon. Oct. 24, 1904: Father went to Troy in afternoon to get plow points. Burt & I gathered apples. Morton plowed.
Tuesday 25: Father & I picked up apples.
Wednesday 26: Cold and rainy picked up apples in A.M. and plowed in P.M.
Thursday 27: plowed in A.M. gathered cabbages in P.M. and picked up corn. Homer Monro & Ralph York called this even.
Friday 28: Father and I husked corn and put it in crib we got 85 bu.
Saturday 29: Father & I picked up apples in A.M. in P.M. Burt & Morton healped us. We all got 200 bu picked up today making in all to date 377 bu from B. Monro orchard.
Sun. Oct. 30, 1904: I had sore eye. Jennie went to cousin Wills was not to home so she drove to Besleys.
Monday 31: Burt & I took hogs to Troy which weighed 993 lbs at 5 cents. We got home at 2 P.M. husk corn in evening went to Elk Run where I bought a leather coat.
Tues. Nov. 1: We all husk corn in field in A.M. P.M. we killed pig picked up husk corn and put it in crib.
Wednesday 2: We drew in corn stalks also the rest of corn that hasn’t been husk. Cut up pig which dressed 150 lbs.
Thursday 3: Father & I picked up apples in morn. Afternoon I got side hill plow of M. Edgerton and tried to plow but couldn’t make it work.
Friday 4: Father and I Husk corn in morn after dinner I plowed with flat plow in orchard. We held a card party here tonight.
Sat. Nov. 5, 1904: plowed in morn it rained so we did not plow after noon. Father, Harry & I shod Nell horse.
Sunday 6: Earna, Ruth & kids, Blanch Kiff, J. Beardsley, Merriott Edgerton & wife came visiting us. Wind blew raw and cold.
Monday 7: Raw cold wind. Father went to Troy. Burt & Morton plowed. I husk corn.
Tuesday 8: Father & I finished husking corn then went to Election. Burt & Morton finished plowing stubble ground. Jennie & I called on Merrit Edgerton & wife.
Wednesday 9: Done odd jobs in morn. After dinner Jennie took me to Sylvania where I met Soper & Wright. We then went to Troy to put up telephone wire to Leona.
Thursday 10: We put up crossarms strung some wire and sat guy stub. Soper lost my plyers today. We attended Band Fair tonight.
Fri. Nov. 11, 1904: We raised poles across R.R. and strung wire also put on some more crossarms. We rec’d new plyers from Elmira tonight.
Saturday 12: We put on crossarms and strung wire got through in Troy at noon. We came home at 4 P.M.
Sunday 13: Cold raw wind began snowing about 4 P.M. Jennie & I moved our kitchen stove. Burt & Morton healped us.
Monday 14: Burt & Morton took 100 bu buckwheat to Troy shipped to Winfield. I drove my team down also took grist.
Tuesday 15: I went up to Fathers and shod my horse Kitty in morn. Father sang to B. Jones funeral.
Wednesday 16: I worked grading around house all day.
Thur. Nov. 17, 1904: I worked grading around house in forenoon. Burt went to cider mill.
Friday 18: In morning we altered stock after dinner we took up wire fence moved it and put it up again. Went to M. Edgerton tonight attended card party.
Saturday 19: about sick. Jennie was sick all day. I went to Roseville in afternoon with Father. We got plane lumber and wire for fence.
Sunday 20: Nice pleasant day. Jess Oldrold called.
Monday 21: Jennie took me to Col X Roads where I met L. Wright & Soper then we began stringing wire again put it over R.R. at Fair ground.
Tuesday 22: Jennie & I stayed at E. Besleys last night. Whe took me to work again this morning putting up wire got to Leona with one wire.
Wed. Nov. 23, 1904: We put up wire all day then came home at night. I walked part way from Col X Roads. About tired out so did not attend Band Supper tonight.
Thursday 24: Nice weather. I feel a little better this morn but ugly. Thanksgiving Day. Jennie went to Sylvania got oysters in eve. Mother, Father, Fanny, & Vera came down and ate oysters with us.
Friday 25: We fixed cellar began putting apples up. Father banked his cellar.Elliott was over here.
Saturday 26: Father & Harry went to Troy. We boys done chores put apples in cellar &. Band met tonight. Earnest Besley was up also Sam Wilson.
Sunday 27: Cold Wintry day. Edd Watkins & wife called also Homer & wife Jess Olyroid.
Monday 28: Jennie took me to Col X Roads where I met Wright & Soper. We then went to Leona arrived at noon strung wire in afternoon toward East Troy.
Tues. Nov. 29, 1904: We strung wire all day stayed at Mr. Buck’s tonight. We also called upon Mr Griffith.
Wednesday 30: We strung wire all day got one wire into East Troy at night. Stayed with Mr. Buck and played Redro tonight.
Thursday, Dec. 1: We finished stringing wire for these people today settled with them and came home. Jennie met me in Troy. We got home at 9 P.M.
Friday 2: We done odd jobs got new water-in-trough in place, sawed wood, ground feed, banked house & water pipe. Jennie & I went to Cousin Will tonight.
Saturday 3: I made feed boxes for calves in afternoon Band had wood:-bee. Got up 3 cords.
Sunday 4: Stayed at home. Ralph York called. Father & Mother went to Uncle Elijah’s. Jennie & I called on Monro in evening.
Mon. Dec. 5, 1904: We killed pig & yearling in forenoon. Afternoon snowed some so we done odd jobs.
Tuesday 6: Father went to Troy. I banked the house, split wood, took pigs up to Fathers.
Wednesday 7: We boys healped Ralph York dig icepond. Burt & Morton did not healp in afternoon. I wrenched my back.
Thursday 8: About laid up with lame back all I could do was chores. Wind blew & snowed all day.
Friday 9: Done chores built wind brake by water-in-trough. Burt & Morton went to Troy with butter which father sold at 22 cents.
Saturday 10: Snowed & wind blew. We boys threshed beans & done chores. Harry & friend called on us in afternoon.
Sun. Dec. 11, 1904: Very cold last night. I stayed by fire all day troubled with lame back. Jennie & I called on Merriot Edgerton & wife in evening.
Monday 12: Warmer wind in Soouth. I worked at water in forenoon.
Tuesday 13: I had lame back done chores. Jennie and I went up to Fathers in afternoon.
Wednesday 14: Went to Fathers in forenoon. We drew load of straw. After dinner I banked up water-in-trough. Jennie & I called on Elliott tonight.
Thursday 15: We all worked in woods getting out wood. Jennie went to troy.
Friday 16: I went to Col X Roads and healped Wright & Soper put tel wire. The boys did ot get there untill noon. We came home at night. Attended card party. [bottom line cut off]
Sat. Dec. 17, 1904: We boys went back to Col X Roads put up wire also changed cross arms at R.R. crossing by Dillon Mill near Troy. Came home at night.
Sunday 18: Done chores part of day. Homer Monro called in Evening.
Monday 19: I worked with Wright and Soper on line at Col X Roads. We got line done and I came home at night.
Tuesday 20: Went to Fathers then we all went into L. Whitlocks woods and got out wood.
Wednesday 21: The water stopped running here last night. I worked up till noon getting it started. Afternoon I built wind brake by trough.
Thursday 22: I went to Mansfield. Father went to Troy. I bought an ax. Its warmer tonight rains a little.
Fri. Dec, 23, 1904: We boys sawed wood in forenoon. After noon we shod horses two teams and fixed wagons for trip to Coal mines. Band met tonight.
Saturday 24: Burt, Morton & I took two bulls & one cow to Mainesburg (sold for $45). Morton came back home. Burt & I went to mines & got two loads of coal 3 tons.
Sunday 25: Snowed wind blew & rough all day. Clarence Elliott called. In evening Jennie & I went to Fathers had Oysters for supper with nuts & candy. A very [cut off bottom].
Monday 26: I unloaded coal went up to fathers fixed Monros wagon & returned it home. Then cooked feed for hot drew oats to barn & done other odds jobs.
Tuesday 27: Shod my horse in morn. Afternoon Father & I went to Elijahs tried to buy his calves. Bandmeeting tonight.
Wednesday 28: Wind blew like sixties. Burt went to Troy in afternoon. Jennie & I called on Yorks tonight.
Thur. Dec. 29, 1904: I went up to Fathers. Ground hand ax also double butted ax.
Friday 30: Father & I worked ceiling up separator room at his home. The band celebrated their 1st anniversity tonight with oyster supper.
Saturday 31: Louie & Leon were here in morning. We planed another ell. Went to Sanatarium fixed wire so it didn’t hum came home and worked on wire reel.
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