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Sunday, June 12, 2011

Surveying the Damage

A Day in the Life: June 12th

(Aged 14)
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.

(Aged 16)
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.

(Aged 17)

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.

(Aged 18)
Wea.                                              TUE. JUNE 12 1900                 Ther.


(Aged 19)
Wea.                                              WED. JUNE 12 1901                Ther.

Began work on the wall.  Oren Elmore is to build the wall.

(Aged 20)
Wea.                                               THU.  JUNE 12 1902             Ther.

Gail planted corn.

(Aged 21)

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.


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