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Saturday, April 30, 2011

Passing a Sad Check

A Day in the Life: April 30th


(Aged 14)
Wea. Hot                                     THU. APRIL 30, 1896               Ther. 69

Went to school.  Aunt Em + Blaine was up.  Ma + Aunt Em went over to see the doctor he said Aunt Em’s heart was very bad.


The price of bad news.


(Aged 16)
Wea. Sunny                                 SAT. APRIL 30, 1898               Ther.

Ma + Grandma + Rollie went to Jamestown.  I went hunting didn’t kill anything rode my wheel quite a little.  Have rode 100 miles this year.  In eve went to the burg to an entertainment.


(Aged 17)
Wea.                                             SUN. APRIL 30, 1899               Ther.

Pa, Ma, Rollie+ I all went to church in the double buggy.  In P.M. went over to grandma’s on my wheel.


(Aged 18)
Wea.                                              MON. APRIL 30, 1900                 Ther.

Painted on the house went to the factory.  Frank Warn was down stayed all night.



(Aged 19)
Wea.                                              TUE. APRIL 30, 1901                Ther.

NO ENTRY AGAIN UNTIL MAY 22nd


(Aged 20)
Wea.                                               WED.  APRIL 30, 1902             Ther.

Finished ditch + cut wood + fence posts.



(Aged 21)
Wea.                                              THU.  APRIL 30, 1903                  Ther.

NO ENTRY MADE AGAIN UNTIL MAY 1st




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Editor's Note: I can't believe we have this check.  It is rather morbid.  Frank either paid money he owed to his sister-in-law Emma or he loaned her the money to pay Dr. Rich.  In turn, the check was signed over two more times perhaps paying off everyone's various creditors.

Friday, April 29, 2011

What are they doing, giving it away?

A Day in the Life: April 29th


(Aged 14)
Wea.  Warm                                 WED. APRIL 29, 1896               Ther.  65

Went to school.


(Aged 16)
Wea.  Cloudy                               FRI. APRIL 29, 1898               Ther.

Went to school on my wheel.  Stayed all night with grandma.  Went hunting after I got my chores done but didn’t kill anything.



(Aged 17)
Wea.                                             SAT. APRIL 29, 1899               Ther.

Pa took the wool off got 19cents per lb.  I rode my wheel up to Bemus Point and got some bullheads.  They are giving them away at the State Fishery there.  I got 25 bullheads.  It is  37 1/2 miles from here up + back and I went the whole distance in 5 hrs actual riding.   A visual aid.

The date is wrong but it has to be the place. Perhaps they are dating it from the raising of the muskellunce.




(Aged 18)
Wea.                                              SUN. APRIL 29, 1900                 Ther.

Stayed at home all day.  Took a picture of Pa alone and one of Pa, Ma + Rollie.  In eve went to church after church took a ride got home at 11:45.  Drove the new carriage.


(Aged 19)
Wea.                                              MON. APRIL 29, 1901                Ther.

NO ENTRY AGAIN UNTIL MAY 22nd


(Aged 20)
Wea.                                               TUE.  APRIL 29, 1902             Ther.

Scraped part of a ditch in the oat field it rained.  Pa tried to trade horses with Arnie Shaw.


(Aged 21)
Wea.                                              WED.  APRIL 29, 1903                  Ther.

NO ENTRY MADE AGAIN UNTIL MAY 1st




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Editor's Note:  Here's a question, were the bullheads alive?  Was he having a fish fry or stocking his pond?  I think Allen just could not physically pass up a deal even if it really wasn't one.  It just had to sound like a deal and he was on board.  Free fish, hell ya sign him up.  In fact, he'll bike 37 1/2 miles over 5 hrs with a shortened leg to get in on the ground floor of the bullhead giveaway.  I'll bet he had a conversation with Frank and tried to borrow a cart but was told if he wanted the fish he'd have to figure it out himself-which he did and was quite proud of it too.  I can't say I'm not impressed.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Animal Husbandry

A Day in the Life: April 28th



(Aged 14)
Wea. Rainy, warm                     TUE. APRIL 28, 1896               Ther.  67

 Went to school


(Aged 16)
Wea. Sunny                                 THU. APRIL 28, 1898               Ther.

Rode my wheel to school.  Pa put five of the cows on this place over on the other so I have to ride my wheel over there + back night + mornings to milk.

Valley Gate Diana--bred by Rollin Cass--not the namesake of my sister.



(Aged 17)
Wea.                                             FRI. APRIL 28, 1899               Ther.

Went to school with John played football.  In eve went down to the burg + sent the doctor Blanchard up for Rollie as he is sick.  I stayed down + went to the concert in the school hall cost me 10 cents.  Got home at 11.


(Aged 18)
Wea.                                              SAT. APRIL 28, 1900                 Ther.

Painted on the house till noon then went to town and got some more dry plates, paper and ink for camera.



(Aged 19)
Wea.                                               SUN. APRIL 28, 1901                Ther.

NO ENTRY AGAIN UNTIL MAY 22nd


(Aged 20)
Wea.                                               MON.  APRIL 28, 1902             Ther.

Worked on road (?).  I drilled in 1 1/2 acres of oats.  Lawrence dragged part of the day.


(Aged 21)
Wea.                                              TUE.  APRIL 28, 1903                  Ther.

NO ENTRY MADE AGAIN UNTIL MAY 1st




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Editor's Note:  Rollie took farming fairly seriously.  He went to Cornell College of Agriculture where presumably learned animal husbandry.  More to come on that...

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Wedding Wednesday - Walter & Addie

Second time around...




This invitation is nearly timeless.  If it weren't for the date printed on it showing it to be 122 years old you may believe it just arrived today.  Diana thinks we're related to Julia Carpenter--but neither of us knows of the connection.  Julia was to married Elial Carpenter--an ax maker.  They had 3 children that I can find-- Belle, Frank and Addie who was born about 1857.  Sadly, Elial was killed in 1864 in the Bermuda Hundred Campaign of the Civil War.  Addie could barely have known him. However, she did name her only child after him.

Addie first married a man named Catlin when she was about 20 years-old.  They had a son Elial Catlin but were divorced by the time Elial was 2 years old.  I don't know what became of the father because I believe Elial was raised with Walter Frink (the groom) as his father figure.  Addie didn't have any other children but Elial married a woman named Marion and they had an Elial of their own in 1913.  I am fairly sure this Elial, who passed away in 1998, has relatives still in the area.

"A Hat Social"

A Day in the Life: April 27th
Allen,  Nora, Alice, Ruth, Willard, Fell, Frank, Rollin


(Aged 14)
Wea. Cloudy + Warm                  MON. APRIL 27, 1896               Ther.  65

Went to school.  Are at work at the barn.



(Aged 16)
Wea. Sunny                                  WED. APRIL 27, 1898               Ther.

Went to school played baseball.  After school rode my wheel.  Lawrence Warn came down + said Frank was going to Fredonia + wanted me to go but pa said I would have to wait till after while.  Rollie went down to the school house to hear Ezra Johnson’s phonograph.



(Aged 17)
Wea.                                             THU. APRIL 27, 1899                Ther.

Rode my wheel to school.  Stayed all night with John Glaspy had a fine time.



(Aged 18)
Wea.                                              FRI. APRIL 27, 1900                 Ther.

Painted the house.  In eve took Alice to a hat social at John Smedley’s.  I got Ada Rhodes to eat supper with got home at 2 A.M.


(Aged 19)
Wea.                                              SAT. APRIL 27, 1901                  Ther.

NO ENTRY AGAIN UNTIL MAY 22nd


(Aged 20)
Wea.                                               SUN.  APRIL 27, 1902                 Ther.

Went to factory.  Alice, Willard + I went over to Pa’s.  Aunt Maryann + Garvin were there.  I done the chores.  Gail went up to Sindell’s.



(Aged 21)
Wea.                                               MON.  APRIL 27, 1903                  Ther.

NO ENTRY MADE AGAIN UNTIL MAY 1st




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Editor's Note:  Aunt Maryann was Maryann Babcock Jones, Nora's older half-sister.  I don't know who Garvin (if I read it correctly) is but Maryann married a John M. Jones in 1851 and had one daughter that I know of named Effie.  I find John buried in Lakewood but neither his wife nor daughter seem to be there.  He died in 1901 so obviously would not have been part of the visit that day.  Garvin is a mystery.

The question that begs to be answered:  Was Ada Rhode's good company at the dinner table?  They had no shortage of ways to entertain themselves.  I'm guessing everyone had to don a chapeau to gain admittance.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Four Generations of Cass Men

A Day in the Life: April 26th


L-R:  Morris, Rollin, Frank, Allen and Willard Cass. The two young boys are Dorothy Cass Anderson's sons.

(Aged 14)
Wea. Hot                                    SUN. APRIL 26, 1896               Ther.  80

Pa + Ma went to church.  I found some leaks up in the sugar bath.


(Aged 16)
Wea.  Sunny                                TUE. APRIL 26, 1898               Ther.

Went to school.  After school rode my bicycle some.


(Aged 17)
Wea.                                             WED. APRIL 26, 1899               Ther.

Rode my wheel to school.


(Aged 18)
Wea.                                              THU. APRIL 26, 1900                 Ther.

Painted on the house.  Pa went to the burg + brought up the new carriage.  In eve went over to grandma’s.


(Aged 19)
Wea.                                              FRI. APRIL 26, 1901                Ther.

NO ENTRY AGAIN UNTIL MAY 22nd


(Aged 20)
Wea.                                               SAT.  APRIL 26, 1902             Ther.

Went to factory it rained.  Had Dandy + Maud shod all around + one shoe set on Kit + I got the milk wagon fixed.


(Aged 21)
Wea.                                              SUN.  APRIL 26, 1903                  Ther.

NO ENTRY MADE AGAIN UNTIL MAY 1st




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Editor's Note:  I'm guessing the sugar bath is where they stored the sap to boil or where they filtered it.  I don't know because if you Google it all one gets are beauty product websites.

I posted this picture because Morris Cass and his twin brother Marvin were born on Easter Sunday.  The Easter postcard I put up on Sunday was actually a birthday card to Morris from a little friend.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Going to Falconer to "catch on some girls"

A Day in the Life: April 25th




(Aged 14)
Wea. Rainy                                  SAT. APRIL 25, 1896               Ther.  60

Went up to Andrew Warn’s after some oats when I got home went fishing.  In the evening Roland Anderson + I went fishing.   We did not catch anything.  Stayed all night with grandma.


(Aged 16)
Wea.                                             MON. APRIL 25, 1898               Ther.

Went to school.  After school went to Falconer + got my front forks to  my bicycle.  They cost
$2.25.  In eve put my wheel together.


(Aged 17)
Wea.                                             TUE. APRIL 25, 1899               Ther.

Rode my wheel to school.  Played football.  Wrote a letter to Mabel White and one to Verna White.  In eve went over to Page's on my wheel and Leon came back part way with me.  We are going  up to Falconer some Sunday + catch on some girls.  He goes with one up there now her name is Bertha Cady.





(Aged 18)
Wea.                                              WED. APRIL 25, 1900                 Ther.

Painted on the house. Ma + Grandma went to the burg.  I took a picture of grandma.  It is a good one.


(Aged 19)
Wea.                                              THU. APRIL 25, 1901                Ther.

NO ENTRY AGAIN UNTIL MAY 22nd



(Aged 20)
Wea.                                               FRI.  APRIL 25, 1902             Ther.

Went to factory + dragged about 2 acres in A.M.  In P.M. drilled in 4 acres of oats.  Alice, Ma + Grandma went to the burg.


(Aged 21)
Wea.                                              SAT.  APRIL 25, 1903                  Ther.

NO ENTRY MADE AGAIN UNTIL MAY 1st




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Editor's Note:  Who knew Falconer was the place to pick up girls? Bertha Cady lived in Jamestown Ward 5 in 1900.  She was 17 years old and lived with her widowed father and grandmother so she was 16 when she dated Leon.  They don't marry though.  I find Leon married a younger woman named Hattie and they had at least one daughter.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

110th Wedding Anniversary of Frank Warn and Irma Bunce

Faces to Names

Frank Warn and Irma Bunce get many individual mentions in Allen's diaries.  Frank was Alice's first cousin but he seems to have been one of Allen's closest friends as well.  Irma is literally the girl-next-door to Allen.  The Bunce farm was just around the corner from the Cass farm.  Thanks to our new-found cousin De Warn, we are able to put faces to these names and share their wedding photo with you today.


Frank Warn and Irma Bunce April 24, 1901


Frank and Irma were married 4 months after Allen and Alice who were married on Christmas Day, 1900.  However, Frank and Irma weren't actually married on Easter Sunday, in 1901 Easter fell on April 7th.   




A Resourceful Community

A Day in the Life: April 24th



(Aged 14)
Wea.  Rainy                                 FRI. APRIL 24, 1896               Ther.  54

Went to school.  We turned the horses out to grass.
Unkle Gib, Aunt May, Luella and (Marvin) the baby and Grandma were over.  They got here about 6 P.M. and went away at about 9:30 P.M.


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

Stayed at home in A.M. In P.M.  Pa, Ma, Rollie, Grandma + I went to Aunt Sophronia Cass Stevenson’s funeral.  In eve Chas Slater + I went down to the burg to a Union Praise service.  The signing was led by Mr. Parker.

The grave of Pliny and Dorothy Cass in Allen Cemetery taken in 1973.  Their daughter Sophronia Stevenson is buried with them.


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

Rode my wheel to school.  Played football.  After supper ma took 120 eggs down to Erie White’s to get them hatched for 2 cents a chicken and Mrs. Mason came up with her to help clean house.


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

Painted the house.  Pitched a load of hay on for Miles Annis.  Sold 1500 (15.00?) of hay to Miles Annis and the same to Frank Kineston.  In eve Alice + I went riding.  She was at the factory when I went after her.


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

NO ENTRY AGAIN UNTIL MAY 22nd


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

Went to factory then went up to CH Love’s and got our drill.  Gail dragged in A.M.  In P.M. Gail dragged I drilled in 3 acres of oats.  Alice went up home on the milk wagon.  Ma brought her home.


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

NO ENTRY MADE AGAIN UNTIL MAY 1st




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Editor's Note:  I have not yet determined who the Stevenson is that Sophronia married nor why she is not buried with him.  That aside, what I really enjoy about the posts on this day is the sense of community and shared resources.  Erie White will help hatch your chickens; Mrs. Mason will help you spring clean; if you have the right equipment, you're happy lending it out so a friend can get his oats drilled in too.  And, if you need a ride,  just hop on the milk wagon--it goes everywhere.

Happy Easter