1 January 1905 • Sunday
Fast day. Fasted, attended school & meeting and gave my offerings to the poor.
7 January 1905 • Saturday
Attended Priesthood meeting at Grantsville the largest Stake Priesthood meeting in years.
8 January 1905 • Sunday
I went to Grantsville and attended the funeral of Bro. John W Clark and spoke at the services.
15 January 1905 • Sunday
I attended school & meeting at Batesville and spoke with much freedom & plainness on tithing and the Sacrifices required in the Church.
22 January 1905 • Sunday
Attended M I A conference in Grantsville Leroy Snow of the Genl Board was present.
29–30 January 1905
Met the train and brought from Depot Bro. Lyman & Aunt Polly Doremus & Joel.
Attended ward Conference at Tooele where Bp. Atkin was released & Bro Silas Orme was chosen to be Bishop of the Tooele ward with Peter M Clegg as 1st & Albert Lindholm as 2nd Counselors. and set apart & ordained by Bro F M Lyman.
My Son Geo F. R. Jr. was chosen to succeed Bro. J W Tate as Ward Clerk and the Sunday following was set apart under my hands & under the direction of the new Bishoprick
Sund. Afternoon I went to the City along with Joel & Bro Lyman. That night Legrand had a plaster cast put on his leg knee by Dr S. L. Rs. I staid at Aunt Seneys over night. next day bought desks and placed orders for two cars of lumber. Slept with Joel & LeGrand that night and returned home next day.
<Feb. 1st Ward sociable Bp Atkin Presented with a Gold watch & chain>1 [p. 171]
31 January 1905 • Tuesday
Returned from the City and by team went to Grantsville where I met Bro C A Orme & Bro Thos Williams & signed up Ecclesiastical reports.