Jan. 1. 1876 We did not receive calls neither did any of our family, but a few people (young boys mostly) called in a friendly way;
Sunday Jan 2. Went to meeting had company in the evening,
<Mon.> Jan 3. I had several persons here to spend the evening Em. [Emeline Whitney Wells] went up to Kittie Heywoods [Lucretia Heywood].
<Tues.> Jan. 4. Went out to spend the evening came home very early.
<Wednes.> Jan 5. Em. went to the Wasatch [Literary Association]–
<Thurs. Jan 6.> Mr. [William C.] Hendrie2 called to bid us good-by before going to
the San Francisco.
Friday Jan. 7. Park [Woods] who was very ill since Sunday night with pneumonia is very much worse, he is dangerously ill. Will [William W. Woods] is nearly sick waiting upon him. His uncle3 has been to see him several times. Lile [Eliza Woods Wallin] who was confined a few days since is not able to see him at all.
Sat. Jan. 8. Park died4 about twenty minutes past four Mell [Melvina Whitney Woods] and I went together to see him. We are going to have him brought to our house tomorrow. The funeral will take place on Monday.
Sun. Jan. 9. Park was brought towards evening by the Red Men,5 two of them came to stay all night Hebe [Heber M. Wells] staid too. The Esquire6 came down and staid until real late. We had a very pleasant conversation he seemed much affected by Park’s death; it recalled his sister’s7 memory fresh and touched him deeply. Arza Hinckley Joshua [K. Whitney] and Carloss [Don Carlos Whitney] were here John [K. Whitney] too.
Mon. Jan. 10. The funeral was at ten o clock Bishop [Daniel S.] Tuttle presiding; the red men were also in attendance and performed their part of the [p. 57] burial service.
There has been considerable sickness during the last few weeks. Scarlet fever and diptheria are prevalent among children pneumonia among grown up people.
Jan. 29. The Woman’s Centennial Executive Committee had a benefit at the theatre. The play of Gen. Putnam was performed, we had a 500 dollar house and cleared not quite 200. [p. 58]