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Sunday, July 24, 2011

Sad Reminder to Watch Your Step

A Day in the Life: July 24th

(Aged 14)
Wea.   rainy                                  FRI. JULY 24, 1896               Ther. 

Pa + Ma + Rollie went to the burg.

(Aged 16)
Wea.                                            SUN. JULY 24, 1898               Ther.

Went to factory then over to grandma’s.  In eve went up the Hollow.  Rev. E.L. Gates died today from the effects of falling on the pavement at Buffalo.

(Aged 17)
Wea.                                             MON. JULY 24, 1899               Ther.

Worked all day haying are nearly through will finish in two more days.

(Aged 18)
Wea.                                              TUE. JULY 24, 1900                 Ther.

Worked haying all day.

(Aged 19)
Wea.                                              WED. JULY 24, 1901                Ther.

Began haying here got in 4 loads.  Got my check $80.21.

(Aged 20)
Wea.                                               THU.  JULY 24, 1902             Ther.

Cut pa’s wheat. Gail shook out the hay.

(Aged 21)
Wea.                                              FRI.  JULY 24, 1903                  Ther.



Editor's Note:  The Rev. E.L. Gates was actually Eugene Levi Gates born in Harmony, NY around 1855.  He seems to have been a well known Baptist minister in the area--certainly known to the Cass family.  The Rev. was married to a woman named Ida and they had at least three children: Dana; Alfred and Comer so there might be Gates around today who could tell more of the story.  He was only 43 when he fell so very tragic indeed.

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