Wea. FRI. JUNE 12 1896 Ther.
Went down to the burg to look at the ruins, they look odd. Yesterday went over to Mr Springer’s to see the ruins.
Wea. SUN. JUNE 12 1898 Ther.
Went to factory. Pa + Ma went to church. Rollie + I went over to grandma’s. In eve rode my wheel up the hollow to meeting.
Wea. MON. JUNE 12 1899 Ther.
Rode my wheel to school had examination in Algebra + 1st year English. After chores played ball over by grandma’s with some of the boys. Rollie’s school closed today + he got a picture of his teacher Mary Bragg.
Wea. TUE. JUNE 12 1900 Ther.
NO ENTRY MADE
Wea. WED. JUNE 12 1901 Ther.
Began work on the wall. Oren Elmore is to build the wall.
Wea. THU. JUNE 12 1902 Ther.
Gail planted corn.
Wea. FRI. JUNE 12 1903 Ther.
Went toward to Fentonville.
Editor's Note: I can just imagine Allen sticky-beaking around the ashes. What kid wouldn't? Disaster can sometimes hold a bizarre appeal to those personally unaffected. And what a lesson in the fragility of life when things can change so completely from one day to the next.
There was a Daniel Springer who I once thought to be the likely candidate of Luella Springer Eccles father. He was a bachelor and worked in a hotel in Jamestown at the turn of the century. By 1910 he owned the Livery in Frewsburg.