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Monday, March 14, 2011

186 years ago Today Diantha Woodward Cass Was Born!

A Day in the Life: March 14th

Happy Birthday G-G-Great Grandma!
Diantha Woodward & Judd Smith Cass

(Aged 14)
Wea.    Clear                                 SAT. MARCH 14, 1896                  Ther.

Helped pa draw one load of hay + one of wood + he helped me draw my wood over to grandma’s.  I get $.90 and pa owes me .35 cents.  I have coming to me $1.25.  Need a new milk cow.

Mabel marks Diantha's house to the left and the site of the old Cass Mill to the right of Lone Pine

(Aged 16)
Wea.                                              MON. MARCH 14, 1898              Ther.

Went to school played the final game of football between Erd White + I.  We played 15 games + beat them by 6 scores.  In eve pa went up to Irwin Cowan’s to make out some paper for the the post office.

(Aged 17)
Wea.                                             TUE. MARCH 14, 1899                  Ther.

Went to school.  In eve went down to Erd White’s to a party had a fine time got home at 1.30 AM.

(Aged 18)
Wea.                                              WED. MARCH 14, 1900               Ther.

Wrote a letter to Alice to find out about Fri. eve.  Rode to school with Gordon.
Got an application blank from the Civil Service Comm.  Pa, Ma + Rollie went up to Unkle Gib’s.

(Aged 19)
Wea.                                             THU. MARCH 14, 1901                Ther.


(Aged 20)
Wea.                                             FRI.  MARCH 14, 1902                  Ther.

Gail helped pa cut wood.  I done chores.  Springer's folks were down.

(Aged 21)
Wea.                                              SAT.  MARCH 14, 1903                Ther.



Editor's Note: I recently found this xerox of Lone Pine in my papers and it seems Diantha had her own house across the road from Lone Pine.  However, Lone Pine was definitely hers with her husband Judd Smith Cass and where she lived with her son Frank and daughter Mary in her early widowhood.  Perhaps she moved out when Frank and Nora started their family or when Frank and Nora moved to Valley Gate so that Lone Pine could be rented out to a tenant farmer.  If anyone has a spare day to look at old property maps/records in Carroll...Okay, a girl could hope.  :-)

Diantha passed away just a two weeks after turning 89.


  1. Jennifer, were Diantha's parents James Woodward and Dolly Dole?

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  5. OMG! The photo of Diantha Cass and Judd Cass...these are my great, great, grandparents!!!! WOW!!!
    Cousin Patsy