Wea. rainy FRI. JULY 24, 1896 Ther.
Pa + Ma + Rollie went to the burg.
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.
Wea. MON. JULY 24, 1899 Ther.
Worked all day haying are nearly through will finish in two more days.
Wea. TUE. JULY 24, 1900 Ther.
Worked haying all day.
Wea. WED. JULY 24, 1901 Ther.
Began haying here got in 4 loads. Got my check $80.21.
Wea. THU. JULY 24, 1902 Ther.
Cut pa’s wheat. Gail shook out the hay.
Wea. FRI. JULY 24, 1903 Ther.
NO ENTRY AGAIN UNTIL OCTOBER 10TH
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.