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September 1894


1 September 1894 • Saturday

Tooele Weather cooler. Storm in afternoon. I helped with the hay hauling & raked & cocked hay.

2 September 1894 • Sunday

cool and pleasant. Tooele Weather I went to Batesville horseback and attended school & meeting & spoke to the people. Prest. C. L. Anderson was present at the meeting & spoke. On my return home found Bro. Owen Dunn & wife who remained to Supper and to Ice cream. [p. 19]

3 September 1894 • Monday

Tooele Weather cool.

We continued the haying. Alice complained of Sore throat in the morning and grew worse as the day advanced. At evening she had high fever. I administered to her, gave her quinine &c & she got better & slept well.

4 September 1894 • Tuesday

Tooele Weather cool.

I continued the hay making and hauling. Started Jos. Hinson & Peter Nelson to pulling weeds on my Bowen farm & engaged Wm & Geo. Hammond for next day to help them. Took James Gollaher with me in cart to see machine Self Binder for sale by Mr C. D. Hanks Took cloths to Mrs Dunn’s to be washed &c. Alice not well today, was in bed all day.

5 September 1894 • Wednesday

Tooele Weather fine in forenoon, Stormy in afternoon after 5 P.M Worked at the hay & irrigating until 5 P.M Had four men pulling weeds on my farm. Retired early. Wrote letters &c. Geo. took horses in cañon

6 September 1894 • Thursday

Alice improved.

Tooele Weather Stormy

I attended to Fast meeting Spoke. Blessed Earl Dick, John Dicks baby [p. 20] Administered to Sister Bates.

Bought 80 bu. of wheat of John Marsden for seed @ 50¢ per bu. Alice is feeling considerable better to-day. Others well. Used the Kelsey Water.

7 September 1894 • Friday

Tooele Weather Stormy.

Alice feeling better. I attended to the irrigating and repaired my shoes.

Went horseback up to Hanks and a mile north of canyon rode hunting horses. Retired early.

8 September 1894 • Saturday

Tooele Weather pleasant. I attended to the irrigating, measured out to Alex Gillespie 5 bu of wheat for labor threshing. Sent by James Martin to Salt Lake for plow extras. Had men pulling weeds on my farm. I repaired cot. &c.

Prest. Joseph F. Smith & Sister Sarah came by horse and buggy and staid over night.

9 September 1894 • Sunday

Tooele Weather pleasant. Jos. F. & Sarah went by horse & buggy and Prest. Gowans & I by team & buggy to Grantsville, where we put up at Prest. C. L. Anderson’s and attended Sunday School in morning and in afternoon the YMM [p. 21] I Association Conference. I spoke in the evening for 10 minutes. Prest. H. S. Gowans and I returned home after the evening meeting. Jos. F & Sarah remained over night to go from there to the Garfield next day. Had splendid talk by Jos. F. in which he denounced Debating Societies, card playing, round dancing, & kindred evils and encouraged the young in good works &c.

10 September 1894 • Monday

Tooele Weather pleasant. I attended to the irrigating, made hay and helped load two tons & a half pulled weeds in the lot &c. Wrote to Mother & Fred the former at Noon the latter in the evening.

11 September 1894 • Tuesday

Tooele Weather pleasant.

I helped load hay, irrigated, Went up in canyon with Mr. Caldwell & saw sheep Had horses shoed. Gave Sister Margret Hart a Patriarchal blessing, copied & recorded same in evening.

12 September 1894 • Wednesday

Tooele Weather windy. <Rained nearly all night> I took Georgie over to Bowen farm to burn weeds. Had three men there at work. I went up to Hank’s, to Pocock’s about hay, to James’ about barrells. [p. 22] Emptied three barrels of vinegar into other barrels. Georgie took horses in canyon in afternoon. I attended School Trustees meeting in the evening.

13 September 1894 • Thursday

Tooele Weather cold. Rained all night and snow on foothills in morning. I hauled hay, hauled weeds, hunted for horses Attended the funeral of Sister Kelsey and preached with great freedom for 25 minutes. Prest. H. S. Gowans rode up to Cemetery with me. Took Alice for a ride in evening. Estella Sick.

14 September 1894 • Friday

Tooele Weather cool.

I used city water, hauled weeds, corn and hay. Repaired plow &c. In the evening I wrote card to Nerva letters to Mother & State Bank. Estella is some better sits up. Her principal trouble is sore throat. Others tolerably well. Baby somewhat ailing.

15 September 1894 • Saturday

Tooele Weather pleasant. I settled with C. Pocock for mowing paid him in hay @ $4.50 Took mare and colt in canyon and looked for other horses. Returned at 8 P.M. Saw Seventeen of Abrams & my black horse (Duke). Baby not well. [p. 23]

16 September 1894 • Sunday

Tooele Weather pleasant.

I took team & buggy and Estella accompanied me to Clover where we attended School and meeting. Met Prest Gowans, Stake Sunday School Superintendent & Jas. Ratcliff there. Took dinner with Gustave Anderson and by request gave to his oldest son and daughter a Patriarchal blessing. Estella remained there the guest of Miss Maud Tanner.

17 September 1894 • Monday

Tooele Weather pleasant.

Our District Schools opened this day & I being Chairman of Board of Trustees went down to see the opening of the schools After dinner I plowed in the South field the first plowing done there this fall. Attended a meeting of the Trustees and teachers in the evening.

18 September 1894 • Tuesday

Tooele Weather pleasant. I repaired plow handle, Bought vitrol and took sacks and vitrol down to Jos. Henson’s. From there we went to Marsdens where we got seed wheat. I pay him 50¢ per bu. for it. Joseph Henson commenced drilling my wheat this day. I have the ground prepared for about 90 acres. I plowed in South [p. 24] field and in the evening copied two Patriarchal blessings and did other writing. Letters from Mother & Nerva.

19 September 1894 • Wednesday

Tooele Weather pleasant.

I plowed in South field, took the water at 5:15 P.M. Got oil & vitrol & took down to Jos. Henson’s. Went with Joseph Prest. Gowans and administered to Bro. Philip Kirk who has an injured eye hurt with a peach limb. Did some writing in the evening.

20 September 1894 • Thursday

Tooele Weather pleasant.

I used Kelsey water, cut Legrands hair, received Check of $130.00 from Mother and on it paid several accounts. Got 24 bushels of wheat of Jno. Marsden @ 50¢ for seed.

21 September 1894 • Friday

Tooele Weather pleasant.

I plowed in South field and did some plowing in garden, talked with A. F. Doremus through telephone. Estella ret. from Clover

22 September 1894 • Saturday

Tooele Weather pleasant I had horses shoed, delivered load of hay to Rob. Shields, attended to the irrigating. In the afternoon I took team and buggy and with me Prest. Gowans and [p. 25] went to Vernon, put up team at Bp. Sharps.

23 September 1894 • Sunday

Vernon Tooele Weather fine.

Attended School & Meeting and spoke in both and after meeting returned home arriving at 9 P.M.

All pretty well. Staid at Bp. Sharps.

24 September 1894 • Monday

Tooele Weather warm and windy. I used the Kelsey water, plowed potatoes in lot and got horses off the bench & put in East field. Gave to Sister Theresa Gee a Patriarchal blessing and in the evening took folks for a ride and copied blessing. Attended to some business. <down town.>

25 September 1894 • Tuesday

Tooele Weather windy & warm. I set baler and baled hay, irrigated &c. In the evening I attended a meeting of the Board of Directors of the Tooele Agricultural Society.

26 September 1894 • Wednesday

Tooele Some wind & warm I baled hay in forenoon, irrigated Did some odd jobs and horseback went on several errands. Jos. Henson this day finished putting in for me 90 acres of wheat on which he sowed 65 bu of seed by weight. In the evening I recorded blessings. All are pretty well. [p. 26]

27 September 1894 • Thursday

Tooele Weather cloudy & in the afternoon stormy.

I had two men baling hay & loading two loads for the City. I went in the canyon gathering horses with four others. Got 17 head of our horses. Got wet through I bathed my self & changed my cloths and did some writing. Recorded a blessing.

28 September 1894 • Friday

Tooele Weather Stormy during the past night and clowdy during the day. I separated horses and put in the East field. Tried to reach Abram by telephone and failing, wrote to him.

I attended the funeral of Bro. Geo. Coleman Offered the opening prayr and dedicated the grave Bros. DeLaMare, Haynes, Gowans & Lyman were the Speakers.

29 September 1894 • Saturday

Tooele Weather pleasant but cold. I made out September report, attended Stake Priesthood meeting at Tooele also Co. Teachers Institute.

Attended to several items of business. Was called to telephone by Abram.

30 September 1894 • Sunday

Made monthly Report.

Tooele Weather Stormy. pleasan[t] except some wind & cool.

I attended School & meeting and offered [p. 27] the opening prayr in meeting. Apostle Lyman spoke & occupied the time in both School & meeting. Rained during the night. J. W. Tate was sustained and by Bro. Lyman Set apart to be Supt. of Tooele Sunday School and Jno. A. Bevan <1st> & J. S. Lee 2nd assistant.