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Thursday, June 16, 2011

Cross That Bridge When You Come to It

A Day in the Life: June 16th

(Aged 14)
Wea.                                          TUE. JUNE 16, 1896               Ther.

Worked all day.  A man representing the Berlin Iron bridge Co. was here.  He gave pa a pocket book + a cigar.  Orlando Woodward, his sister and mother were here.
photo by Doug Kerr. Edited and cropped by Daniel Case

(Aged 16)
Wea.                                          THU. JUNE 16, 1898               Ther.

Went to factory.  Pa + Ma went to Jamestown.  Unkle Gib + Aunt May were down.  Went over to Clark with Bert to get his wheel fixed.

(Aged 17)
Wea.                                           FRI. JUNE 16, 1899               Ther.

Worked cutting brush in A.M.  In P.M. went to the burg to take an examination in Physics.  After chores played ball over back of grandma’s.

(Aged 18)
Wea.                                           SAT. JUNE 16, 1900                 Ther.

Went to factory + mixed mortar in the A.M.  In P.M. went up on Joel Harrington’s and umpired a ball game.  Married men v. single.
                                28        score       16

(Aged 19)
Wea.                                            SUN. JUNE 16, 1901                Ther.

Stayed at home all day.  Pearl was down.

(Aged 20)
Wea.                                             MON.  JUNE 16, 1902             Ther.

Planted corn + tinkered around.

(Aged 21)
Wea.                                              TUE.  JUNE 16, 1903                  Ther.

John went to Onoville


Editor's Note:  I wonder if the schmoozing of the Berlin Iron Bridge Co. man did him any good?  Did he sell the Squire a bridge or not? 

As for Orlando Woodward, I have spent one hour too many chasing him up.  There are two that I am aware of--the likely one would be Diantha's brother-in-law.  He had sisters but his mother wasn't alive in 1896.  However, the second Orlando was from Allegheny County, PA.  He had a living mother and sister but I can't find a direct relationship line or indirect for that matter.  I'm just fairly sure they were related because so many odd names cross over into each family.

Huzzah for the married man--absolutely trouncing the bachelors in 1900!

And what news of baby Dorothy on her second day of life?  Crazy, right?   Okay, we don't really know what's going on for sure.  I think there is some stress brewing since the only thing reported is that John took the meat wagon to Onoville. Does anyone get the feeling that this latest enterprise is a bust?


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