One of Helen's babies laughing at Deacon Crankett.
(Caption under picture).
We are having great deal of foolish excitement over the coming election.
Oct 30 Tuesday
Minnie Coe is here making over my brown cashmere drefs (dress). She is
pleasant and chaty.
Oct 31 Wednesday
Minnie finished my drefs (dress) today.
Nov 29th Thursday Thanksgiving Day
We was invited to Jimmy Rhineharts thanksgiving dinner today, but I was
sick I could not go. We have prayer meeting this evening.
(James Rhinehart and Jane Anne Smith, Lucinda's sister and husband)
Dec 2nd Sunday
A mild muggy day, muddy roads. We do not attend church.
Dec 24th Monday
John and I took a sleighride today. This is my first sleighride this winter.
I called on Mrs. Burch who has suffered from rhumatism so long that she
is a cripple. She hasen't walked for seven years.
(John King, Lucinda's husband)
Christmas Dec 25th Tuesday
John and I went to Mr. Bradwicks to dinner today. We had a very nice dinner
of chicken, plum puding, vegetables, peaches, pickles and all good things.
It is a warm muggy day and muddy roads.
Dec 31 Monday
We had a new years supper at Mr. Jewells this evening. After supper we
had a watch meeting. We had a pleasant time. We held our meeting until
twelve o'clock, then went home. The roads were muddy and nasty.
Jan 1st Tuesday
John and I went to mothers today. Aunt Lottie was there. We had a good
time. Little Clarence is so noisy and gleeful and so lovable that we are
all the time admiring him.
(Jermiah Smith and Laura E. Alebeo, Lucinda's parents)
Jan 3rd Thursday
We had a prayer meeting here tonight.
Jan 5 Sat
John and I went to Oswego today. The roads are very muddy and bad.
Jan 6th Sun
Old Mrs. May is dead and was buried today. She lived in Mayville just a
little ways from mothers. It is a rainy disagreeable day, so cannot attend
Jan 21 Mon
James Melligan died this morning at about ten o'clock. He died very sudden
of heart disease.
Jan 24 Thurs
James Melligan was buried today.
March 22rd Fri
This afternoon as I was busily engaged making my husband, John, a blue
checked frock. I heard a knock at my kitchen door and hastily dropping
the blue checked frock I stepped to the door and was met by George King's
sixteen year old daughter Maud, looking very fresh and blooming from her
walk over bad roads. We are having plenty of the suns bright rays now and
so when we walk out we have to pick our way the best we can over dirty
snow, in some places, and dirty mud in other places. Well blooming Maud
came to invite me to go to thier house tomorow to a carpet rag bee.
After doing her errand and chatting with me a few minutes blooming Maud
makes her exit, and I return to the blue checked frock.
(George King, his wife Sarah Jane Upcraft, and daughter Maud, John
March 23rd Sat
My courage was at a very low ebb this morning, when I thought of the bee,
and the dirty snow and the dirty mud, but my husband John thought I had
better go so after dinner I combed my brown back hair, and my brown front
frizes, and tried to brighten my brown face and donned my brown cashmere,
and donning hat and shawl, brown mittens and brown legins I started.
When I reached John Donohue's being very tired I called there. Mrs. Donohue
went too. I will not attempt to describe our perilous walk, her carying
the baby, and I a black bottle and black satchel, and a paper parcel, and
trying to dodge around the mud. But we did get there at last and
had a very pleasant afternoon.
We had a slight fall of snow last night. Today John hitched our sorrel
colts on the sleigh and took me to mothers. I found mother about the same
as usualthough not very smart. Oh Clarence you big fat boy how I do admire
and love you.
Apr 2nd Tuesday
We went to Oswego today with our waggon, the snow being gone. The roads
are muddy and bad.
Apr 11th Thursdy
I received a letter from Mrs. Grills today. She sent me these flowers.
Apr 21 Sun Easter
We went to church today for the first time this year.
May 4th Sat
I sent a letter to Mrs. Grills today.
May 5th Sunday
Went to church.
May 7th Tuesday
Orin's wife has a pair of twin girls born yesterday.
(Orin Smith and Lucy, Lucinda's brother and wife)
May 8th Wed
John and I went to see the little twins this evening, one weighs 5 lbs
and the other 4lbs, they call them Lillian and Lulu.
May 11th Sat
This is some paper I have just put in a bedroom upstairs.
May 16th Thursday
I received a letter from Jefse (Jesse) today.
(Jesse King and Martha, John King's brother and wife)
June 2nd Sun
We attended church today.
June 4th Tues
John and I and our neighbor Mrs. Burke went to Granby today. We went to
the farm where I spent the first six years of my life. I ran over the places
where I used to play in childish delight.
June 9th Sun
We had a hard rainstorm this afternoon. The rain seemed to pour, the lightening
was sharp and the thunder loud.
June 14th Friday
We went to Oswego today. We are having so much rain that the farmers can
not get much chance to work.
July 3rd Wed
Little Willie King was killed today. He drove to the cheese factory with
his father's milk, had just started to come home with the whey when some
way the horse gave a sudden jerk or twist and the can and boy was suddenly
thrown off, and poor Willie was instantly killed. The parents are nearly
distracted with grief. They have had eight children and this is the first
one they have lost. Poor George is heart broken.
(Willie-William King was the son of George King and Sarah Jane Upcraft.
He was 12 years old)
July 4th Thursday
I was very sick last night and have been in bed nearly all day, but am
rather better tonight. This is a sad fourth to us.
July 5th Friday
Willie was buried today. I was not well enough to go. They say it was a
July 7th Sun
John and I went to church today.
July 14th Sun
Went to church today.
July 21st Sun
Went to church. Rev. Elder Nesbit preached from text, St. Luke XXI 19 In
your patience passef (passes) ye your souls.
Aug 4th Sun
I called on aunt Lottie Newman this afternoon. Uncle Asa Farill is visiting
her from the west, also his wife Aunt Helen. Uncle Asa is 87 years old
and quite feeble. They came yesterday.
Aug 9th Friday
I went to aunt Lottie's today to visit with Uncle Asa and aunt Helen. There
was quite a little crowd there. It was the 27th aniversary of Aunt Helen
and Uncle Asa wedding day.
Aug 13 Tues
Will King and his wife came out from the city today. They brought their
two lovely blackeyed boys. They will stay with us a few days.
(Will-William Henry King brother of John King. William Henry King,
married Mary Emma Farrell, their sons wereWilliam John and Frank Farrell)
Aug 15th Thurs
We all took a ride to Mr. Soule this afternoon. Mr. Soule is looking very
(Thomas Soule husband of Racheal King. sister of John King)
Aug 16th Friday
We went to Oswego today and carried our company home and done our shopping
and came home. We have had a very pleasant visit with our friends.
Aug 28 Wed
John and I went to campmeeting today at Dempster Grove New Haven. I
had the pleasure of shaking hands with the Rev. Charley Walton of Mexico.
When I taught the school at Denton's corners nineteen years ago he was
a boy sixteen or seventeen years old, and I used to see him occasionally
Sept 1st Sunday
John and I went to campmeeting again today. I saw my dear old friend Celinda
Merriam Young today. She looks so good and natural. I also heard Charley
Walton preach. I feel well paid for going to campmeeting.
Oct 10th Thursday
This is the 17th annversary of our weding day. We do not celebrate it except
by hard work. It is a bright sunshining day. We hope there are some happy
days in store for us yet.
Oct 16th Wed
John and I went to the church this evening to a social. We had oysters,
ice cream, and cake.
We received a letter and some papers from Jefsies (Jessie) wife. These
leaves were in the papers. They are now living in Kent Washington Ter.
(Jesse King and Martha, John King's brother and wife)
Nov 28th Thanksgiving day 1889
We were invited to Mr. Rhinehart's today but being a wet uncomfortable
day we did not go.
What I do thou knowest not now, but thou shalt know hereafter.
I know not what Thou doest yet I will wait
Till I behold Thee in heaven's cloudlefs (cloudless) sky,
Till I have reached that glory circled state,
In whose bright radiance darknefs (darkness) melts away,
I know not what Thou doest yet I will know
And know to praise Thee for my darkest days.
I know not what Thou doest, yet I will hope
In Thee till lifes wild roubled stream be past.
Dec 20th Oswego 1889
I revceived a letter from Mrs. Grills. She sent these flowers.
I am visiting in the city at Will Kings's. They have two little boys
one 3 years old, the other nineteen months. They are unwell and somewhat
(Will-William Henry King son of Willam King, brother of John King.
William Henry King, wife Mary Emma Farrell, sons William John and Frank
Dec 21st Sat Oswego 1889
Emma and I made some calls this afternoon. We went to her brother Frank
Farrell's. They have a little tiny baby only a few days old. I had a good
look at their parlor. Their chairs and window curtains and everything was
just lovely. We called at Emma's father's this evening. They too have a
beautiful house and music and nice lamps, and beautiful things without
(Mary Emma (Farrell) King, her brother Frank P. Farrell and
his wife Maria L. Glyn, the baby was John B, Emma's parents were Capt.
John Farrell and Margaret Keenan)
Dec 22nd Sun Oswego 1889
I went to Trinity church today. Text Mathew II, 10 When they see the star,
they rejoiced with exceeding great joy.
Dec 23rd Mon Scriba 1889
John came after me today, so I am home again.
Dec 25 Wed 1889
George King and his family was here today. There was only eleven of us
at the dinner table, We had the usual plum pudding, mince pies, etc.
The snow lay on the ground, the stars shone bright
When Christ our Lord was born on Christmas night.
Wed Jan 1st 1890
Elder Widrig and his wife was here today also some of my folks. We had
a pleasant time. We had plum pudding again. We have had no sleighing yet.
This morning the ground was frozen hard, this afternoon the weather has
moderated and we are getting some rain. The weather is variable.
Sun Jan 19th 1890
I went to the methodist church today. Text Romans V, 6th For when we were
yet without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly.
Jan 25th Sat New Haven
I am paying a visit to my folks. They are not very well. They have most
all got bad colds. The dear little twins Lillian and Lulu are sick with
colds. Lulu the smallest of the two looks so white, that I am almost afraid
we shall loose her.
(Jermiah Smith and Laura E. Alebeo, Lucinda's parents)
(Orin Smith and Lucy, Lucinda's bother and wife, children Lillian
Jan 26th Sun Scriba
John came after me today and brought me home again.
28th Tue 1890
A great many people are sick with bad colds, or something like a cold only
worse, they call it La Grippe.
23 Wed 1890
We here that Mr. Young and Mary Woolson are to be married this evening.
(Isaac P. Young, Mary E. Woolson daughter of Roswell Woolson and
May 1st 1890
Our Merchant, I. P. Young, and Miss Mary Woolson, of this place,
were united in marriage at the home of the bride's brother in Oswego
on Wednesday evening of last week. All unite in wishing them a long life
of wedded happiness.
Lucy's little twin girls are a year old today. They are poor little sickly
(Lillian and Lulu)
May 8th Thurs
We are having a cold wet spring. John is sowing oats today.
May 11th Sunday
John and I went to mothers this afternoon. I was so glad to see the little
twin girls. Lillian and Lulu looking fully well for such sickly little
things as they have always been. They are lovely babies.
May 12 Monday
This is my birthday. I am 43 today. May the Lord make me patient and submifsive.
(When a few years are come, then I shall go the way whence I shall
May 18th Sunday
John and I went to the methodist church today.
June 29th Sunday 1890
John and I and Mary Burk and some other girls took a ride to mothers this
afternoon. The little twins are growing.
(Lillian and Lulu)
July 20th Sunday
We had the pleasure of listening to Clinton Wilson today. We thought it
was most excellent.
July 27th Sunday
Mr. A. H. Burck was buried today. Funeral at the house. We do not attend.
I received a note from Clara Smith today inviting us to her wedding on
Saturday evening next.
Aug 2nd Sat
Arrayed in our best plumes we attend the wedding. The bride is lovely in
her bridal white, the bridegroom splendid in grand attire. The guest are
numerous, the presents beautiful. All seems to go well at the marriage
feast. Ben and Clara are married. May the good Lord blefs (bless) and protect
Aug 22 Friday
I have company from Oswego town today Mr. and Mrs. Seymour Coe. They are
such kind pleasant people, goo to look at and to talk to. Oirn and Lucy
and little Lulu came here this afternoon. We have a pleasant visit.
Aug 23 Sat
John and I and Mr. and Mrs. Coe went to campmeeting at Dempster Grove,
New Haven. It was very good indeed.
Aug 24th Sun
John and I went to campmeeting again today. I met my dear friend Celinda
there again. She looks as natural as ever. She is very fine and drefsy
Schedule for Sunday services at Demster Grove
|6.00 A.M. Consecration Meeting,
F.F Clark, leader.
9.00 A.M. Love Feast, H. M. Danforth,
P. E., leader.
10.30 A.M. Public Worship; Sermon, F.H. Beck.
12.00 P.M. Intermission for Dinner.
1.00 P.M. Young People's service
(a) Hannibal Chapel, Children's Meeting,
(b) Vermillion Chapel, Young Men's Meeting,
F. S. Thrall Conductor.
(c) Trinity Chapel, Young Ladies Meeting,
T. R. Shepherd, Conductor.
2.00 P.M. Public Worship, sermon,
T. B. shepherd.
Followed by general prayer meeting in
Y.P.S.C.E., Meeting in New Haven Chapel,
C. H. Basset, Leader
Public Worship, sermon Jabez Stallwood.
Are You a Christian?
"Except ye be converted and become as little children, ye
shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven" Matthew xviii
Would You Like to Become a Christian
"Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and thou shall be saved."
Act xvi, 31.
"Behold, now is the accepted time." Cor., vi,2.
Sept 3rd Wed 1890
We went to Oswego Co. fair today.
Sept 4th Thurs 1890
We went to the fair again. We had a very pleasant
time both days.
Oct 1st Wed 1890
Aunt Lottie and uncle Joe was married tonight. We
went to the wedding.
Oct 3rd Fri 1890
We visited Seymour Coe's folks today.
Fri Oct 10th 1890
The 18th anniversary of our wedding. We entertain
a few guest, only a few.
Dec 14th 1890
We went to the methodist church today. I spoke with
aunt Lottie, and went into the Bible clafs (class) with her and we had
a pleasant little talk about Jesus and his disciples. Elder Wridrig led
the clafs (class).
Christmas Dec 25th Thursday 1890
We called on Aunt Lottie's this morning. She had
a shock of paralysis a few days ago, and now seems very near death. She
knew me and spoke to me. We spent the day at Mr. Rhineharts.
Dec 26th Friday 1890
We called at Aunt Lotties again this morning and
found he smiling in death. She died at about 12 o'clock last night. Gone
to her rest. We went from aunt Lotties to mothers where we found Clara
Dec 28th Sunday 1890
Aunt Lottie was buried today.
Dec 31st 1890
Clara and Ben and Hattie visited us today.
Jan 1st 1891
God Blefs (Bless) Our Home.
Jan 26 Mon 1891
We received a letter from Jesse and his wife. These
flowers were sent by their little girls.
Flowers pasted in diary
Flowers pasted in diary
From Jessie King
From Mabel King
Feb 9th Monday 1891
Mrs. Horton is here making my new black brilliantine
drefs (dress). Her little grandaughter May is with her.
Feb 10th Tuesday 1891
May is such a funny little thing, she keeps us laughing.
Feb 11th Wed 1891
Orin and Lucy and the little girls and the boy Clarence
came to visit us today. Also Mr. and Mrs. Ed Profser (Prosser). The dear
little girls are beautiful.
March 31 1891
We went to mothers today to celebrate her birthday.
She is now 80 years old.
June 9th 1891
Little Lulu one of the dear little twins is dead
and was buried today. We would like to have seen these little ones grow
up together to womanhood, but one has gone from us and the other is so
frail that we are afraid she will not be with us very long.
July 18th Sat 1891
John and I went to Fulton today. We found our relations
July 19th Sun 1891
Lottie and Nettie and I went to church this morning.
We heard a beautiful sermon.
Jan 2nd 1892
I have just finished weaving a rag carpet for the
bedroom upstairs. It is the first I have ever woven and I am very proud
March 31st 1892
Mother's birthday. She is 81 and very feeble. Mother
and Orin and Clarence came here. Also the Rev Mr. Galloway and his wife
was here and Mr. and Mrs. Jewell. It is a bright pleasant day but the roads
are quite muddy.
April 30th 1892
I have just finished weaving a carpet for Mrs. George
King. 23 1/2 yds.