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October 1894


1 October 1894 • Monday

Tooele Weather stormy in the morning. I attended to some private business and went out to Basin pasture and on benches for horses. Sold five head of sheep from the herd and brought one home to kill. Arranged with John England to take what sheep I do not otherwise dispose of and keep the Stock good and give me 1½ lbs. of wool per head and ten sheep on the hundred increase, with the privilege of drawing out those of my mark when given up.

2 October 1894 • Tuesday

Tooele Weather cold & clowdy. I got up at 4 A.M. & got ready and at 7 A.M. My boy George & I started to Salt Lake City with two loads of hay. Arrived at Abrams at 5 P.M. and unloaded both loads 3 tons. Staid over night at Polly’s.

3 October 1894 • Wednesday

Salt Lake Weather pleasant. [p. 28] I rode Arab up town and bought some things before breakfast & had them sent down to Abrams. We started for home at 9:35 A.M. & arrived home @ 3 P.M. All well.

4 October 1894 • Thursday

Tooele Weather warm & fine. I used the Kelsey water and went up Settlement canyon after horses. Got two yearling colts. put Duke & Bummer in Parker field. &c.

5 October 1894 • Friday

Tooele Weather fine.

I shaved bathed and with Alice & baby and Legrand went on special train to Conference S.L.C. Attended forenoon and afternoon meetings and Priesthood meeting in the evening, after evening meeting I went down to Stephens in Sugar House Ward, and slept at Willards

6 October 1894 • Saturday

<Salt Lake> Tooele Weather pleasant. I attended the fair in forenoon and the Conference in Afternoon. Staid all night at Stephen’s. Had a brief visit with Mother, Seney, Nerva & other folks.

7 October 1894 • Sunday

<Salt Lake> Tooele Weather pleasant but Cold at night. I assisted the Dr. [p. 29] in putting Legrand in plaster & then went up town & attended conference in afternoon. After meeting came home on 6 P.M. train. The children all met us at depot a cold evening.

8 October 1894 • Monday

Tooele Weather pleasant. I used the Kelsey water tried to get a man to help bale hay & failed. I took Mr Croy Walker of Croyden out to see my sheep with a view to selling to him but could not agree on a price. Took a man to see our horses with a view to selling some to him. Made Hanks a proposition on his hay 10 tons and Self binder. Georgie is sick today with fever & kindred ailments. Others usually well. I made checks in payment of account to Several persons.

9 October 1894 • Tuesday

Tooele Weather fine.

I used Kelsey water and baled hay. All are usually well.

10 October 1894 • Wednesday

Tooele Weather fine.

I used the water, baled hay and loaded two loads of baled hay for Town.

In the evening I attended Republican Primary meeting where 12 delegates were [p. 30] elected to attend County convention at Stockton Oct. 12th

Arthur Stayner Jr. & Emil Pehrson of Vernon called & Stayed two nights.

11 October 1894 • Thursday

Tooele Weather warm.

I and my boy George started for S.L.C. with two loads of baled hay at 7:30 A.M. & arrived at A. F. D. at 6 P.M had on two loads 7157 lbs. Spent the evening visiting Mother, Seney, Aunt Alice & others at Abram’s where I staid all night.

12 October 1894 • Friday

Salt Lake Weather fine.

I unloaded baled hay, did some trading up town & left for home at 12 M. Arrived home at 6 P.M. found Esther Robinson & Alice’s sisters Sarah and Annie here. They Stayed from Thursday night until Saturday morn.

13 October 1894 • Saturday

Tooele Weather pleasant. I gave a blessing to Sarah Jane Robinson Dunn. Saw the folks off for home & Geo. & I went hunting horses for two or three hours. Fixed Legrand’s shoe wooden sole, Took family for a ride &c.

Retired early. All usually well. [p. 31]

14 October 1894 • Sunday

Tooele Weather fine.

I attended School & meeting at Tooele & occupied 40 minutes in latter speaking Also attended evening meeting and offered the benediction. Prest. Gowans & I by request went down and adminstered to Father Kirk. I was mouth in setting apart Ellen Park 1st counsellar to Prest. of Y.L.M.I.A. Copied Sarah J. Dunn’s blessing. given the day previous.

15 October 1894 • Monday

Tooele Weather warm.

I started the mowing 3d crop G. A. Rimington on mower & I went in canyon after horses, brought some of Clegg’s horses but none of ours.

16 October 1894 • Tuesday

Tooele Weather fine.

I went hunting horses in the mountains Had team cutting lucern. Retired early. Weather fine Amy not well

17 October 1894 • Wednesday

Tooele Weather warm & fine. I got horse shoed, sacked up grain to go to mill. Repaired buggy doubletree. Talked sell[ing] horses to Oren skelton. Letter from Mother. Amy no better. Rimington finished cutting 3d crop lucern was cutting 2½ days. [p. 32]

18 October 1894 • Thursday

Tooele Weather pleasant except for wind which blew all day from the south.

I raked up yards, took Alice & Amy for a ride and at 5 P.M. Started for Grantsville, took L. John Nuttel where we put up at Prest. C. L. Anderson’s and attended Reli[e]f Society meeting in evening where a reorganization was effected.

19 October 1894 • Friday

Grantsville Weather Some what cloudy but pleasant. I took Bro. Nuttel from Grantsville to E.T. where we held meeting at 12 M & reorganized the Relief Society there after which I took Bro Nuttle to Station & returned home. Did some writing & retired early. Amy is not feeling any better. Dr Davis says She has g[l]anders.

20 October 1894 • Saturday

Tooele Weather cold.

I raked hay, hauled rubbish into yards received my sheep of Alfred Hanks and let them out 177 head to John England for a term of one year at 1½ lbs. wool per head & ten lambs on the hundred increase the old stock to be kept good. I butchered a sheep and in the evening attended a Republican rally F. J. Cannon speaker. [p. 33]

21 October 1894 • Sunday

Tooele Weather pleasant. I attended school and & meeting, administered to Bro. James Bevan, Prest Gowans anointing and assisting assisted in administering to Bro. Kirk.

22 October 1894 • Monday

Tooele Weather pleasant.

Used Kelsey water & hauled 3d crop hay Attended School Trustees meeting in the evening.

23 October 1894 • Tuesday

Tooele Weather windy.

Continued the hay hauling B. L. Bowen helping me. Attended Democratic Rally in the evening. All pretty well.

24 October 1894 • Wednesday

Tooele Weather pleasant.

I finished the haying and with hay pd. off Geo Rimington for cutting and took a load of hay to P Dunyon. Read the paper in evening.

25 October 1894 • Thursday

Tooele Weather warm.

I took a grist to mill & waited for flour to be made. Spent the evening at home.

26 October 1894 • Friday

Tooele Weather clowdy & cool.

I went hunting horses on east side of the mountain. Called at Juan tunnel & saw [p. 34] Jos. & Hyrum Lee & fed my horse there. was gone from 8 A.M. until 7 P.M. Amy May is not well. Rained in the evening & night.

27 October 1894 • Saturday

Tooele Weather clowdy and cold. I called on H Marshall in morning, got buggy wheels from the Shop. Bought shoes for Geo. Legrand & Ruby. Paid my City tax. Picked and put away apples for winter took box off wagon and put on hay rack and with my son’s help put on a load of hay 2100 lbs. and delivered to F. M. Davis. Spent the evening at home. Amy is quite sick. She has broken out with a rash of some kind.

28 October 1894 • Sunday

Tooele Weather cold. Our Quarterly Stake Conference opened at 10 A.M. at Tooele. I was first speaker Reported the Stake & talked 35 minutes. Had Bennion Bros. Bp Caldwell & daughter & Miss Allstrom to dinner and the three latter Staid all night. Held three meetings. Apostle Abram Cannon being present spoke at all. Gave a Patriarchal blessing to Patriarch Israel Bennion.

29 October 1894 • Monday

Tooele Weather pleasant. Attended Conference meeting in forenoon [p. 35] the afternoon meeting was made a funeral service over Jas. Bevan’s remains. I took my family for a ride towards evening and in the evening attended Dem. rally where Jos. L. Rawlings spoke. Amy is improving slowly. Bp Caldwell & two Young Ladies staid all night

30 October 1894 • Tuesday

Tooele Weather pleasant.

I dug potatoes, moved horses form [from] East to South fields. With team got straw for beds & carpets, Sold hay to Davie &c. In the evening attended Republican rally, local speakers.

31 October 1894 • Wednesday

Tooele Weather pleasant but clowdy & rained in the evening.

I hauled a load of hay to J. T. Dick made Ranch October report. &c.