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Friday, May 27, 2011

A Sunday Drive

A Day in the Life: May 27th

(Aged 14)
Wea.                                            WED. MAY 27, 1896               Ther. 

Went to school.

(Aged 16)
Wea.                                             FRI. MAY 27, 1898                 Ther

Went to the factory + washed the carriage in A.M. In P.M. went fishing caught a sucker.  In eve Leon, Gordon Bert + I went to the burg.

(Aged 17)
Wea.                                             SAT. MAY 27, 1899                  Ther.

Pa went over to Henry Harrington’s raising.  Ma, Rollie + I went up to Unkle Gib’s.  In eve Leon came over and Pa + Ma went up to Wheeler’s + Sheldon’s.

(Aged 18)
Wea.                                              SUN. MAY 27, 1900                 Ther.

Stayed at home all day.  In eve took Alice out for a drive.

Of course, it would be "while the horses ceased to trot" in the case of Alice and Allen.    

Postcard found here.

(Aged 19)
Wea.                                              MON. MAY 27, 1901                Ther.

Rained all day.  Killed my pig.

(Aged 20)
Wea.  cold+rainy                           TUE.  MAY 27, 1902                Ther.

Drew 2 load of manure this is the last for this spring.  I got a calf of Mell Bragg for .50 cents.  Alice went over to pa’s.  Pa bought Dodge’s trotter for $50.

(Aged 21)
Wea.                                              WED.  MAY 27, 1903                  Ther.



Editor's Note: I am fairly confident that Henry Harrington was Joel's younger brother.  It seems Allen has thrown church on Sundays over for drives with Alice. :-)

"Killed my pig."  Tra la la.  I notice the use of the possessive is different than the usual the or a.  It is his pig now--he's married and running his own farm.


  1. I went to a pig killing at Jim Murphy's house when I did my internship with State Senator Jess Present. Good times.

  2. This is fantastic ! Thank you so much for this blog I just discovered today. The Harringtons you mention are my ancestors -- Joel Harrington is my great-grandfather and I was named for him. --Joel (and yes Henry is Joel's younger brother)
    (Also, despite the spam risk, I'll post my email here in case there are relatives who might get in touch:

    Deuteronomy Harrington[1]
    1803 - 1887
    Birth 25 Jun 1803 Moreau, Saratoga Co., New York
    Gender Male
    Died 28 May 1887 Carroll, Chautauqua Co., New York [1, 2]
    Buried Ivory, Chautauqua Co., New York

    Father Richard Harrington, b. 2 May 1771, Rhode Island , d. 8 Feb 1839, Chautauqua Co., New York
    Mother Sarah Ann, b. 1 Apr 1773, Rhode Island , d. 4 Aug 1847, Chautauqua Co., New York

    Family Mary Scott, b. 28 Dec 1820, Londonderry, Windham Co, Vermont , d. 14 Jan 1910, Carroll, Chautauqua Co., New York
    Married 11 Aug 1848 Carroll, Chautauqua Co., New York [1]
    1. Isabelle Harrington, b. 24 Jun 1849, Carroll, Chautauqua Co., New York , d. 29 May 1924, Carroll, Chautauqua Co., New York
    2. Louise Harrington, b. 1850-1853, d. Bef 1855
    3. Joel Harrington, b. 1 Feb 1854, Ivory, Chautauqua Co., New York , d. 25 Aug 1954, Randolph, Cattaraugus Co., New York
    4. Charlotte Lottie Grace Harrington, b. 23 Jun 1856, Carroll, Chautauqua Co., New York , d. 24 Mar 1915, Poland, Chautauqua Co., New York
    5. Edwin Harrington, b. 4 Mar 1860, Carroll, Chautauqua Co., New York , d. 22 Dec 1922, Mount Carmel, Northumberland, Pennsylvania
    6. Henry Harrington, b. 11 Jul 1862, Carroll, Chautauqua Co., New York , d. 4 Feb 1949, Jamestown, Chautauqua Co., New York
    7. Kathryn Louise Harrington, b. 6 Oct 1864, Carroll, Chautauqua Co., New York , d. 1 Aug 1954, Jamestown, Chautauqua Co., New York