Wea. Clear SUN. MARCH 22, 1896 Ther. 32
Grandma came over.
Wea. Rainy TUE. MARCH 22, 1898 Ther.
Went to school. In evening we all went over on the other place to Geo. Walters to a surprise party. Bert Bingham went over with us. They got them a set of dishes after they danced so did Chas Slater. Got home at 12 o’clock.
|Pierre Auguste Renoir|
Wea. WED. MARCH 22, 1899 Ther.
Stayed at home and boiled sap all day. Pa, Ma + Rollie went to the burg the town board met.
Wea. THU. MARCH 22, 1900 Ther.
Rode to school with Gordon. Got an old football at school and am going to make it into a punching bag. Rode up with Erd White he took a load of tubs up the hollow.
Wea. FRI. MARCH 22, 1901 Ther.
NO ENTRY AGAIN UNTIL MAY 22nd
Wea. SAT. MARCH 22, 1902 Ther.
Drew 4 loads of manure. Rollie came over.
Wea. SUN. MARCH 22, 1903 Ther.
NO ENTRY MADE AGAIN UNTIL MAY 1st
Editor's Note: Joplin; Sousa; Foster, maybe a traditional reel or two...I'd love to know what was played and what the dancing looked like. I love it when men aren't afraid to dance. Hooray for Chas. Slater. Chas. was about 19 years old (3 years older than Allen at the time). He was born in Pennsylvania in 1879 and was a farm laborer most his life all over Chautauqua County. Obviously, he was a very steady and employable man. He married a woman named Carrie and as near as I can tell they had three children spaced very widely apart. Geneva was born first in 1903. There was a second daughter Viola born about 1912 and Geneva was off and married by 1920. In 1930, Geneva and her family are living with her parents Chas and Carrie again, Viola is likely off and married and there is another sibling now-- Edward who was born about 1921. Geneva married a man named Leo Brisley. Perhaps there are relatives still around in Chautauqua County today.
The "other place" that Geo. Walters is living on seems like it is a Cass property by the wording but if I am correct I think he just moved up on Woodchuck Hill. George Walters was born in 1868 and married a Lura May. They had at least three children as well.