Wea. TUE. FEB. 18, 1896 Ther.
Stayed at home all day was sick with a cold. Pa+Ma went down to the burg it was town meeting.
Wea. Rainy FRI. FEB. 18, 1898 Ther. 36
Went to school drove old Tom as Pa + Ma are going to drive Topsie up to Mrs. Bingham’s funeral. She died Wed. night. Had an invitation to a party down to Pangborn’s next Tues. eve.
Wea. SAT. FEB. 18, 1899 Ther.
Went to Jamestown with Asa. Pa went to the burg with a grist.
Wea. SUN. FEB. 18, 1900 Ther.
Stayed at home all day. Pa, Ma +Rollie went to S.S. they brought me down a letter from May Rowley. In evening Bessie and I went riding then spent a part of the evening at her grandma’s.
Wea. MON. FEB. 18, 1901 Ther.
Went to the burg with a grist. Bought a dandy stave and two pitch forks, shovels, lantern, pails, etc. for $3.50. Glenn Eccles came down with a fellow who wanted work. I hired him a month for $10.00. Don’t know whether he will come back or not. Hired Herb Bragg + Will Burns to cut logs.
Wea. TUE. FEB. 18, 1902 Ther.
Drew a load of wood. Gail North hired out to me. My milking tubes came.
|Butter wrapper from Allen's Dairy|
Wea. WED. FEB. 18, 1903 Ther.
NO ENTRY MADE
Editor's Note: I believe that Mrs. Bingham is Melinda Bingham who would have been 67 in 1898. Her grave is located in Thayer Cemetery.
In 1902 Allen seems to be making an effort to change over his family farm to a working dairy. I don't know how long this endeavor lasted because one thing we continuously see is him working extra jobs in the local wood mills. Before the dairy what was his main agricultural output? How many animals did they have? We're the pigs simply their own food supply? I'll be interested to see if we ever learn more about the sheep the dogs harassed in 1896 again. We hear a lot about grists being taken to the burg telling us they were crop farmers to some extent. But the Cass family was also were part of the local logging industry as witnessed by the cutting of bolts and the drawing logs to the mills. Additionally, the Cass family once had their own saw mill during the early years of Carroll's settlement. Pliny Cass owned Cass Tavern in Jamestown and, along with his son Judd (Frank's father), they owned a saw mill on Cass Run that operated seasonally.