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|
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.
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.
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.
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Wea. SUN. JUNE 16, 1901 Ther.
Stayed at home all day. Pearl was down.
Wea. MON. JUNE 16, 1902 Ther.
Planted corn + tinkered around.
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?