Basil Stanford McNeill's Daily Journal of 1912


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THE DIARY OF BASIL STANFORD MacNEILL

Beginning 1912

HOW THE DIARY WAS SAVED

By Leo Darmitz (2001-2002)

Late last year (2001), a friend of mine purchased a new home. In the garage of that home was a locked filing cabinet that the previous owner had left behind. In discussions, with the previous owner, the cabinet was mentioned and the question as to what to do with its contents was raised. My friend was lead to believe that the cabinet only contained old business papers that were of no real value. He believed that, if he wished, he could drill out the lock of the cabinet and dispose of everything inside so that he may make use of the cabinet.

The lock was drilled out and the contents dumped into garbage bins. As the papers spilled into one bin, a brown envelope caught my friend’s eye. It was unlike the reams of old invoices, packing slips and business memos that filled the four drawers. The envelope was retrieved and opened; it turned out to contain a green ledger book with very brown and brittle pages. The edges were disintegrating and some of the pages had broken away from the stapled binding. It was the type of ledger that merchants had once used to keep day-to-day business record. My friend immediately called me to come to his home to have a look. He knew I was interested in genealogy and this ledger looked like something I might be interested in.

When I arrived at his home, my friend was in his garage piling the bins of papers removed from the cabinets. He reached for and handed me the envelope that he had call me about. As I carefully extracted and opened its contents, I immediately recognized its value; not in terms of dollars but in terms of history. Besides the twenty pages of the usual day-to-day entries of accounts of purchases and sales, it contained over eighty pages of hand written and dated entries of someone’s life. Without hesitation, my friend offered it to me. He said he was about to send it to the curb to be picked up with the day’s garbage so if I wanted it I could have it. A cold shiver vibrated throughout my body with the thought that such a wonderful find was that close to becoming just another few ounces of landfill. Needless to say, I was thrilled and accepted the envelope and ledger with gratitude.

When I returned home with my treasure, I immediately started to study its contents. I read random entries in an effort to learn a little more about its author. I tried to learn who that author might be. I looked everywhere but found nothing that gave any direct identification. Then, it occurred to me to look at the front cover. There was something written there but it was difficult to make out. There were some dark lines on the equally dark cover but they did not seem significant. We are so accustomed to hand scribbling these days that when I looked at the cover I saw nothing but scribbling. I then realized that what was there was not just scribbling but large writing by someone with beautiful penmanship. It was then that the name "Basil Stanford MacNeill" danced off of the dark green cover.

My nephew happened over that evening and we both looked at and read various entries. The moment he said that what he was reading was very intriguing I knew I had work to do. I had to transcribe the entire text. The main reason was the condition of the ledger. The pages were very brittle, edges were breaking away and I knew that if I did not do the work, the pages would soon be turning to dust.

Had I known what I had just committed myself to, I might not have started the work. It was not a straightforward task. The script was clear enough but until I became familiar with the author’s style, many of the lines I transcribed resulted in just a series of ?????. I had no idea what I was reading. As pen strokes were learned and phrases became familiar, I had to continually go back over what I had already transcribed to edit and make corrections.

My first order of business was to try to identify the region in which Basil MacNeill lived. I knew the time period as the first entries were headed with the year 1912. There were references to towns and villages that sounded familiar and I believed that the region was somewhere just west of Hamilton, Ontario. One of the towns mentioned, specifically Alberton1, was located in that area but I could not make a connection with any of the others. Also, there was reference to possibly being near water2 and Alberton, Ontario was a reasonably long way from any large body of water. Current maps were of little help as names of some of the towns may have changed and I did not have any maps of that area for 1912. This forced me to look deeper into the text.

When I spotted an entry that made reference to "…. ploughing in his potatoes."3 preceded by and followed by references to potatoes, I thought of Prince Edward Island or New Brunswick. I grabbed an atlas and looked up some of the name under P.E.I. I struck gold. They were all there, Alberton, Elmsdale4, Kildare5, and Piusville6, all located near the northwest tip of the island. I had found Basil’s home.

As I started working on the project, I posted notice of the find on the MacNeill message board7 on a genealogy site. Within a few days, I received a reply from Terry Spears. Terry informed me that she had been doing research on the MacNeill family for a number of years and would be very interested in the contents of the diary and offer to purchase it. I had to decline the offer as I felt that once it had been transcribed, I should make an effort to locate a member of Basil MacNeill’s family and return the original if possible. I told her that I would send her portions as they were transcribed with the understanding that it would not be forwarded to anyone else. I respected the fact that it was a diary and until I located family members and got their approval, I did not think distributing it would have been a good idea.

I next contacted the friend who gave me the diary in an effort to locate the owner. I mentioned the name MacNeill and he told me that he had purchased the house from a gentleman by the name of Thane MacNeill. With a phone number, I was now able to contact Thane and confirm everything I had learned. Thane was grateful that the diary had been saved and requested its return. I explained what I had done so far and intended to do and he agreed that it was a worthwhile project. He asked me to call him when I had completed my work.

In all, the diary covers all or portions of the years 1912, 1913, 1914, 1915, 1918 and 1920 and took over four months to transcribe and index. There are hundreds of persons mentioned; the year 1912 contains over 150 alone.

What was originally posted on this site was just the first half of 1912 and there were some reservations in the MacNeill family about releasing the rest of the year as well as succeeding years until it could be certain that personal privacy was not invaded. I respected that wish and allowed the family to view the transcribed text and received their approval.

Through Thane MacNeill, the family has agreed to releasing the entire works so that all of Basil’s friends and relatives may get to see the world through the eyes and words of one its common citizens.

1 Ref. -- Tuesday, January 2nd.
2Ref. -- Saturday Mar. 30, -- "Got into a slough and capsized."; Sunday May 5, -- "…. from the Dock …"; Wednesday May 15, -- "…. in the dock."
3Ref. – Tuesday, June 4
4Ref. – Sat. Jan. 6th., Mon. Jan. 22nd. Among others.
5Ref. – Sunday June 3rd.
6Ref. -- Saturday June 15
7See FamilyHistory.com message board for MacNeill dated Oct. 7, 2001 and titled "MacNeill diary – PEI"

Note -- All text was transcribed as accurately as the condition of the diary permitted. Spelling and grammar were not altered. Punctuation and capitalization were added where it was obvious. The dates shown were as they appeared at the beginning of each entry, but were made bold for the benefit of referencing this text.

(January 1912)

Monday, Jan. 1st., Weather fine with little snow. Hauled wood for Eby. Margaret Bell died. Beat Eby playing cards.

Tue. Jan. 2nd., Still fine. Hauled wood and went to Alberton. Lottie Brennan and Renie McNeill were here. Paid taxes $3.25 in all.

Wed. Jan. 3rd., Fine day just a peach and was election day at that. Hauled wood for Eby and went to Frank’s in the evening. Allan Matthews was here. Eby beat me today playing cards by 1 game. Got a card and letter from M.J.G. Also letter from E. Jean S.

Thursday Jan. 4th., Weather warm with heavy snow flurries. Hauled wood for Eby all day. Margaret Bell was burried. Rennies store was burned. John Henderson paid me $5.00 on the foal. Eby beat me at cards at noon by 4 games. W.H. and F.M.S. met at Henry Williams today.

Frid. Jan. 5th., Weather mild with heavy snow flurries all day. Finished hauling wood for Eby. Frank Yeo was here this evening. I went to Artie’s and stayed till 9 o’clock. Eby beat me at the cards game.

Sat. Jan. 6th., Still snowing. Harder than ever. All day. Artie and I butchered a pig after which I went to Elmsdale. Then to Henry Williams’es. Plenty of snow now but not any i?? y?? of any account. I beat Eby at the cards in the evening.

Sun. Jan. 7th., Weather fine and some colder. Looks like snow in the evening. Roads very bad. Not a sleigh on the move all day. Frank Yeo was here in the morning. Wrote a letter to M.J.G. Will go to Sandies tomorrow to take out his wood if it is fine. Was home all day today.

Mon. Jan. 8th., Weather pretty cold with plenty of snow. Roads are very heavy. Beat Eby playing cards. Went to Sandies to cut wood in the evening. Will came up here from Portage in the evening.

Tues Jan. 9th., Very wild storm in the morning turned to rain. At noon raining heavy till evening and then turned cold. Ed Arthur and I cut wood part of the afternoon.

Wed. Jan. 10th., Very cold and high winds. Ed and I cut wood all day. Will Matthews came down to Sa??dien today from Eby’s. Guess we are half done cutting wood.

Thursday Jan. 11th., Colder still. Heaviest frost we have had this winter by a long shot. Also very heavy wind. Too cold to go to the bush today (so Ed said). Will and I cleaned Sandies old clock and set her going.

Friday Jan. 12, Very cold in the morning. Ed and I went to the bush in the afternoon. (Potatoes froze between 11th and 13th)

Sat. Jan. 13, Weather still very cold. Sandies spuds froze also ours and most every one lost some. Colder weather for some time. Will went home today and I came home in the afternoon too. Read a letter from E.P.Why’s and one from Alf Denain (???). Drove down to M.J.G. in the evening. Roads very bad and cold weather.

Sun. Jan 14, Mild weather but frosty ??? Was home all day. Eby was here. Wrote letter to M.J.G. in the evening.

Jan. 15, Read a letter from M.J.G.

Mon. Jan. 15th., Weather milder and cloudy. Went to Sandies in the morning and Ed Arthur and I cut wood all day. Began to storm in the evening was a very wild night.

Tues. Jan. 16th., Still cloudy. Ed and I cut wood all day and finished cutting.

Wed. Jan. 17, Cold, clear and drifting. Ed and I hauled wood.

Thur. Jan. 18, Ed and I finished hauling wood. It was a nice fine day.

Fri. Jan. 19th., Weather warm in the morning. Came home from Sandies after dinner. Rained all the afternoon. Was down to Henry Williams’es in the evening also to Eby’s paid Henry $2.55. He promised to fin the woodsleigh.

Sat. Jan. 20th., Weather cool but not very frosty. High Nor West wind. Was over to Frank’s in the morning and also to Henry Williams’es. Frank took his cow to market today. I was into Christies with farm then drove down to M.J.G.’s. Roads very rough. M.J.G. was not at home. ‘hell’. Miss Addie Sweet (name hard to read) was there. First time I met her. Nice girl I think.

Sun. Jan. 21, Nice and fine in the morning. Snow blowing in the evening. Mary and Holson, Gerty and Harry were here also Frank Yeo. I was over to Franks and stayed to dinner.

Monday Jan. 22nd., Weather fine and clear. Hauled wood for Frank Yeo till noon after which I took the saw to George Adams to be sharpened. Then went to Eby’s and moved some straw for him. Then to Henry Williams’es to get some extras for the woodsleigh. Then to Frank’s again then home the to Elmsdale for my saw. Arthur Rennie was here today and we settled with him. Received a letter from M.J.G. Frank came to Elmsdale with me.

Tues. Jan. 23rd., Weather very frosty with north wind. The air was full of frost all day. We began cutting our wood today. Frank Yeo and I cut and daddy hauled. We got it from Harry O’Brien. One more day will almost finish cutting it.

Wed. Jan. 24, Weather frosty. Finished cutting wood today. (piece of page missing)lding among the Castia’s. Got a letter from Uncle Will and from E.P.Why. Went to Elmsdale with Frank. Mailed letter to M.J.G. Mrs. William Wallace had a wood hauling today.

Thur. Jan. 25, Pretty frosty but calm. Hauled wood all day. Frank and Mrs. went to the village. Mr. James Yeo came in and was here till Frank came home. Mother was at Eby’s in the evening.

Fri. Jan.26th., Weather very cold. Thought it was too cold to haul wood. Stayed home all day but went to Elmsdale in the evening calling at Henry Williams’es for chair on the way down. Went to a whist party at Anse O’Brien afterwards. Our cat died today.

Sat. Jan. 27, Weather still frosty but milder. Hauled wood all day. Went to Elmsdale in the evening. Went to Eby’s later. Frank Yeo was here and gave me a ride to Elmsdale.

Sun. Jan. 28, Weather very frosty with Nor West wind. Was over to Frank’s in the evening. Long lonesome day.

Mon. Jan. 29, Weather still cold in the morning. Milder after-noon. Hauled wood from Harry O’Brien in the afternoon. Was envited to a jamboree at Jim Brennan’s but did not favor them with my presence. Frank Yeo is up with a bad cold. Jim Hardy was sick too but is better (bottom of page is worn and part cannot be read) laid up with a sore back. Mrs. Will Caughlan was here today & Hugh Williams.

Tuesday Jan. 30th., Weather milder turning warm at night. Nice and moon light. Hauled wood in the morning and got Prince shod in the afternoon for the first time. Frank came down with me. After that, I drove into Christy McNeill’s. Was down to Eby’s and beat him at cards.

Wednesday Jan. 31st., Weather very mild. Frank Yeo and I cut some more wood today, will finish hauling tomorrow if it is fine. Mrs. James Brennan was here and Everett I went to Elmsdale in the evening. Dan Adam’s wife is very sick. Had a slug of wiggle today.

(February 1912)

Thursday Feb. 1st., Weather mild. Finished hauling wood. Frank Yeo helped me till noon. Went to the mill with some wheat and brought it back with me. Went to Elmsdale in evening. Got a letter from M.J.G. Was at Alberton in the evening. Brander was here a while. Dan Adam’s wife is better. Mailed a letter to Leslie.

Fri. Feb. 2nd., Weather clear with Nor West wind. Sawed wood with Frank Yeo. Went down to see Charlie Forsyth in the evening. He has a very sore neck. Barber’s itch.

Sat. Feb. 3rd., Weather still clear and rather cold. Drove into Christy’s in the morning and to Elmsdale. Lottie Brennan was here in the morning also Harry O’Brien. Charlie Yeo called too. He and I drove down to M.J.G. in the evening. Weather very cold night.

Sun. Feb. 4, Weather cloudy with light snow flurries. Was home all day. Frank Yeo was over. Gerty and Henry were here in the evening. Wrote a letter to M.J.G. Mr. Archie McAusland died this morning.

Mon. Feb. 5, Weather stormy. Snowed till noon and was blustery all day. Went down and beat Eby at cards. Stayed to dinner. Went to Elmsdale in the afternoon. Mrs. Eby came down as far as Sandies with me. We called to see Charlie. He is getting better slowly. Doctor was there today. Dan Adams wife is getting better. Stayed home this evening. Mailed a letter to M.J.G. Got the saw sharpened.

Tuesday Feb. 6, Weather very mild. Daddy and I sawed wood most all day. Trigged up a sleigh box for to go at the mud. Frank Yeo was over. I was down to Eby’s in the evening for medicine. Am sick today.

Wed. Feb. 7, Weather very mild. Spent a bitch of a night was fevered and raving all night but was a lot better in the morning. Went to Ebys and beat him at cards and stayed to dinner. Mother and I went down to Sandies in the afternoon. They both have the cold bad. We stayed till after dark. The mud road was broke today. Frank Yeo was over.

Thursday Feb. 8, Weather mild with snow flurries. Was over to Frank Yeo’s in the morning. Finished rigging up my sleigh and started hauling mud in the afternoon. Went down to see Charlie Forsyth in the evening. His neck is very sore yet but is improving.

Friday Feb. 9, Weather very blustery but not storming. Too rough to haul mud. Went over to Frank’s in the afternoon and down to Eby’s in the evening. Am reading Father Chinigruy’s book fifty years in the church of Rome.

Saturday Feb. 10, Weather awful cold. Daddy and I sawed some big logs. Frank Yeo was here in the morning. Went to Elmsdale in the evening. Bert Baylis was here. His old mare played out and he had to leave her here over night. Was at Eby’s in the evening. Got a letter from M.J.G., E.P.Why and John McNeill.

Sunday Feb. 11, Weather still cold. Bert came after his old mare. Frank Yeo was here and in the evening Brander Matthews and Hugh Williams. I was down to Eby’s in the afternoon. The sick are getting better.

Monday Feb. 12, Weather very cold in the morning storming in the afternoon. Frank Yeo was here and him and I drove into Christy’s. John Wells was here and invited me to a dance at their place tonight. Wrote a letter to M.J.G. Also a card to Will Matthews.

Tuesday Feb. 13, Weather clear and cold. Was over to Franks in the morning and down to Ebys then to Elmsdale. Mailed a letter to M.J.G. and a card to Will Matthews. Got a letter from Will. Also went for a load of mud after dinner bad road.

Wednesday Feb. 14, Weather fine and frosty. Hauled mud two trips and drove out to Alberton in the evening. Got a hair cut. Frank Yeo was here today. Got my mud from Warren ?

Thursday Feb. 15, Weather frosty. Went for one load of mud. Went to Elmsdale after wards. Called in to see Charlie Forsyth. Mother and I he is getting some better. Got a letter from M.J.G. Was over to Frank Yeo’s in the evening. Will Matthews came up today.

Friday Feb. 16, Weather cold with raw wind. Hauled 2 loads of mud. Gerty and Harry were in in the evening. Also Frank Yeo. It looks very much like a storm tonight.

Saturday Feb. 17, Weather stormy. Snowed all day. Clearing up in the evening. Was down and gave Eby a bad beating. Went to Elmsdale later. Frank Yeo came with me.

Sunday Feb. 18, Weather nice and fine. Gerty and Henry were in. I went down to M.J.G. in the evening. Roads very heavy.

Monday Feb. 19, Weather fine. Went for mud in the afternoon. Frank Yeo was here in the evening. Got my mud from Jess.

Tuesday Feb. 20, Weather fine. Hauled mud 2 trips.

Wed. Feb. 21, Weather fine. Hauled mud 2 trips and went to Elmsdale in the evening. Frank came with me.

Thur. Feb. 22, Raining in the morning. Hauled mud after dinner. Ed Arthur was here.

Friday Feb. 23, Weather very cold. Was down to Eby’s and over to Frank’s. Went down to Sandies and stayed all night. Received a letter from M.J.G.

Sat. Feb. 24, Weather still very cold. Came home from Sandies. Will came with me. Hauled mud in the afternoon and drove Will home.

Feb. 25, Sunday, Weather warmer. Mary came here yesterday and stayed till this evening. Holson came for her today. Girty and Harry were here today too. Mother and I drove to church. Mrs. John Roiley was burried today.

Monday Feb. 26, Weather nice and fine. Hauled mud two trips.

Tues. Feb. 27, Weather chilly with heavy raw east wind. Hauled mud but got caught in a storm on my last trip.

Wednesday Feb. 28, Weather still stormy. Frank Yeo brought our mail. Read a letter from Leslie. Artie Matthews was here.

Thursday Feb. 29, Weather still stormy but some finer in the evening. Went to Elmsdale, mailed a letter to M.J.G. and to Charlie Forsyth then to Eby’s. Will was there. He stayed with us all night.

(March 1912)

Friday March 1st., Weather fine. I drove Will home and found them not very well at Sandies. Went and telephoned in the Dr. Then I took mother down to see them. Ed Arthur and I drove to Alberton for medicine and I stayed at Sandies all night.

Saturday Mar. 2nd., Weather fine. Came home from Sandies and drove down to M.J.G.’s in the evening. Roads very bad.

Sun. Mar. 3rd., Weather fine. Gerty and Henry were here in the evening. Frank and Charlie Yeo in the afternoon.

Mon. Mar. 4, Weather fine. Was down to Ebys in the morning and to Elmsdale. The Dr. was to see Sandie again. Daddy and I were down. They were better in the evening. Got a letter from M.J.G. and mailed one to M.J.G.

Tues. Mar. 5, Weather very cold in the morning. Went for mud 2 trips. Went down to Sandie Forsyth’s for mother in the evening and met Charlie taking her home. We met in deep snow and got into a bad mix up. Upset both horses and sleighs and broke both sleigh. Mother walked home. Ha ha ha.

Wednesday March 6, Weather still cold. Went for mud in the afternoon. Roads were very heavy.

Thursday Mar. 7, Weather mild with snow fall in the evening. Went for mud in the afternoon. Was down did Eby’s in the evening. Sandie Matthews is down. They sent for the Dr. again today.

Friday Mar. 8, Weather fine. Hauled mud one trip and went to Sandies. They are both better today. Was over to Frank’s

Saturday Mar. 9, Weather cloudy with raw east wind. Went for mud 2 trips. Was down to Elmsdale in the evening. Got a letter from M.J.G. Aunt Adeline came up. Ambrose Coleman got his horse in the ice today. Big dance at Andrew Arthur’s last night. Everyone was drunk and some scrapping.

Sunday Mar. 10, Weather very stormy. Began to snow and drift on Sat. night and kept it up all day Sunday. Dad and I were alone all day. Wrote a letter to M.J.G.

Monday Mar. 11, Weather fine. Roads had to be broke this morning. Went down to Sandies and brought mother home. She was there since Friday. They are both better now. Was to Eby’s in the evening. Mailed the letter I wrote yesterday. Hens began laying today.

Tuesday Mar. 12, Weather fine. Hauled a load of straw from Eby’s. Artie Matthews and Mrs. were here in the evening.

Wednesday Mar. 13, Weather dark and raining. Was up to Robt Matthews in the evening. Raining hard in the evening.

Thursday Mar. 14, Clear and fine with high winds but not cold. Hauled mud in the afternoon. Good roads.

Friday Mar. 15, Weather mild and cloudy. Hauled mud all day.

Sat. Mar. 16, Thawing again. Was home all day. Got a letter from M.J.G.

Sun. Mar. 17, Fine and warmer. Levi was here today. He came up on Friday.

Mon. Mar. 18, Weather fine. Levi went home today. Hauled mud in the morning. Got stuck. Guess the hauling is over for this year. Will Matthews came up today.

Tusday Mar. 19, Weather clear and mild. Drove Will home today. Roads very bad. Big freshit(???) on.

Wednesday Mar, 20, Weather fine and warmer. Came home from Sandies. They are some better. Daddy and I sawed some wood. Artie traded horses with Charlie Barnett. Frank Yeo is threshing his clover seed.

Thursday Mar. 21, Weather cold with Nor West Wind. Hauled one load of mud. Drove down to M.J.G. in the evening. Roads were good.

Friday Mar. 22, Weather cold. Hauled mud all day. Mrs. Eby was here and Mrs. J. O’Brien helped Frank saw some wood.

Sat. Mar. 23, Weather fine. Hauled mud 2 trips. Went for a skate in the evening and drove to Elmsdale afterwards. Charlie Forsyth was here and Brander Matthews.

Sunday Mar. 24, Weather fine in the morning but stormy in the afternoon. Went through to Mary’s. Gerty and Henry were in today. Snowing hard in the evening.

Monday Mar. 25, Weather fine but drifting. Hauled mud 2 trips. Cold in the evening and blowing hard.

Tuesday Mar. 26, Weather milder. Hauled mud all day.

Wednesday May. 27, Weather fine. Hauled mud all day and went to Elmsdale. Mailed letter to M.J.G. Spent the evening at Eby’s till 10 O’Clock. Miss Lettie McDonald was here.

Thursday Mar. 28, Weather fine. Hauled mud all day and Frank Yeo hauled a load for me. Have a terrible bad cold.

Friday Mar. 29, Weather fine in the morning. Raining later. Mary and Holson were here. He was to Alberton. Hauled one load of mud. Went to Eby’s afterward.

Saturday Mar. 30, Weather clear with heavy Nor West wind. Was down to Elmsdale and to Eby’s in the morning. Roads very icy. Drove down to M.J.G’s in the evening. Got into a slough and capsized. Weather finer in the evening.

Sunday Mar. 31, Weather fine. Gerty and Henry were here also Artie. Jackey Graham was killed in a mine in Nova Scotia and burried last Monday. He belongs to Bloomfield. Fraser Wells drove to Miss Lettie McDonald home from Eby’s today long road Fraser but the inducement was strong.

(April 1912)

Monday Apr. 1st., Weather pretty cold. Dad and I sawed wood and Mother and I went down to Sandies in the evening. They are some better now.

Tuesday Apr. 2nd., Weather fine. Dad and I hauled straw from Eby’s today. 3 loads. Gerty and Henry were through to Mary’s. Left the twins here. Frank Yeo went to the roller mill. Andrew Wells’es mare died. Dan Home’s horse is sick. Fraze Wells came home at noon. Wrote to M.J.G.

Wednesday Apr. 3, Weather very stormy. Almost as big a storm as we had this winter. Snowed most all day. Was down to Eby’s.

Thursday Apr. 4, Weather fine but cold for the time of year. Charlie Dunn is hauling mud yet. Sawed wood with Frank Yeo and went to Elmsdale in the evening.

Friday Apr. 5, Weather fine in the morning. Snowing and blowing in the afternoon. Eby and I went to Alberton and and called to Allan Matthews. Maud (Gerty’s Maud) has inflamation. The merchants are buying potatoes at 52 cts per bushel.

Saturday Apr. 6, Weather fine. Sawed wood with Frank Yeo. Got a letter from M.J.G. Jessie Gibbs came up today. Read a letter from M.J.G.

Sunday Apr. 7, Weather very fine. Real spring day. Went to church and near got drownded. Was at Sandie Forsyth’s to supper. The roads are gone for this year.

Monday Apr. 8, Weather fine. Dan Home’s wife had a young son today. Sawed wood for Frank Yeo. It rained at noon some. I went out to Gerty’s in the evening. The children are better. John Cameron has inflamation. Potatoes are 60 cts per bus.

Tuesday Apr. 9, Weather cold. Finished Frank’s wood. Mailed a letter to M.J.G. Was at Eby’s in the evening.

Wednesday Apr. 10, Weather clear and cold. Was down to Elmsdale in the morning. Dad and I sawed wood in the afternoon. Read a letter from M.J.G.

Thursday Apr. 11, Weather cold. Dad and I sawed wood. Was down to Eby’s in the evening.

Friday Apr. 12, Weather fine. Dad and I sawed wood and mother and I went out to Gerty’s in the evening.

Saturday Apr. 13, Weather fine. Dad and I sawed wood. Was over to Frank’s at noon and to Eby’s in the evening.

Sunday Apr. 14, Weather fine. Henry Williams was here also Jessie Gibbs and Charlie Yeo.

Monday Apr. 15, Weather cloudy and raw in the morning, turning to rain at noon. Was at Elmsdale and Eby’s. Was helping Frank press hay.

Tuesday Apr. 16, Weather fine and warm. Real spring weather. Was splitting and piling wood at Frank’s in the evening.

Wednesday Apr. 17, Weather nice and warm in the morning, turning raw and cloudy at noon with some sleet and rain. Was at Frank’s in the evening. The first wagon on the road was on Sat. Apr. 13th.

Thursday Apr. 18, Weather dull and cold. Sawed some wood and went to Frank Yeo’s in the evening.

Friday Apr. 19, Weather stormy. Some snow fell last night. Split wood and went to Elmsdale and Eby.

Saturday Apr. 20, Weather very cold for the time year. Cold Nor West wind. Read a letter from M.J.G.

Sunday Apr. 21, Weather fine. Was home all day. No visitors.

Monday Apr. 22, Weather warmer with heavy rain at night. Split some wood and went to Elmsdale and to Eby’s in the evening. Mr. Eby and Mrs Dunn were here. Mailed a letter to M.J.G.

Tuesday Apr. 23, Weather very dirty. Rained hard all day. Was up to Jim Brennan’s in the evening.

Wed. Apr. 24, Weather fine but cold. Will Brennan’s wife presented him with a young son today. Was up to Robt. Matthews to a dance. Had a slick time.

Thursday Apr. 25, Weather very warm. Was to Elmsdale in the evening. Read a letter from M.J.G. Roads very bad.

Friday Apr. 26, Weather fine. Finished the wood splitting and went to Wells’es and Eby’s in the evening. Levi came up today.

Saturday Apr. 27, Weather cloudy. Went to the mill with a grist and got caught in the rain. ?? ???? up and Fraze Wells and I went down the time he went to West Point. I stopped at O’Leary till Monday morning and then came home calling at Mary’s on the way.

Sunday Apr. 28, Was stormy snowing most of the day.

Monday Apr. 29, Weather was fine but very cold. Roads were very bad. Arrived home at 4 o’clock. Went for my grist. Gerty Matthews and Fanny and Lottie Brennan was here.

Tuesday Apr. 30, Weather fine. Went to Alberton after dinner and to Gerty’s. Cleaned some grain in the morning. John Wells took the farmers home today. The mull cow had a calf.

(May 1912)

Wednesday May 1st., Weather very fine. Began to shingle end of barn today. Mother and dad went down to Sandies. Charlie Dunn was here.

Thursday May 2nd., Weather fine. Shingled most all day. Hugh Williams and I went up to J. Brennan’s in the evening. Holson Caughlan was here.

Friday May 3rd., Weather cloudy with high wind. I hauled old wood today and went to Eby’s. Raining in evening. Chas Yeo was here today. Holson Caughlan was here also. Mull heifer had a calf. It was dead. I was over to Artie’s.

Saturday May 4th., Weather fine but cold. Worked about the barn all day and went to Frank’s in the evening. Went fishing smelts that night. Charlie Yeo and I got half a bushel. Got home at 3 o’clock.

Sunday May 5, Weather fine. Mary came here today from the Dock with Harry Matthews. Mother and I went to church. Drove to Alberton with Charlie Yeo.

Mon. May 6, Weather fine. Uncle Will came here today. I drove Mary home in the evening.

Tues May 7, Weather fine. Shingled part of the day and was over to Frank Yeo’s.

Wed. May 8, Weather very fine. Finished shingling the end of the barn and put in a window and went to Elmsdale in the evening. Mailed letter to M.J.G.

Thursday May 9, Raining hard all day. Was down to Eby’s and went to Elmsdale with Will Brennan.

Friday May 10, Weather fine. Started to plough today. The land is very wet yet.

Sat. May 11, Weather fine. Holson Caughlan bought a horse from Olellu (???? Can’t figure this name out) Campbell today. Finished ploughing and went to Elmsdale in the evening and waited for train. Ed Haywood came home.

Sun. May 12, Weather very fine. Got a letter from M.J.G. last night. Went to church. Charlie Forsyth was here.

Monday May 13, Weather fine with high wind. Will McArthur was here. Western Road Bill also old Mr. Brennan. I was to Elmsdale in the morning and started harrow in the afternoon.

Tuesday May 14, Raining in the morning but fining up later. I harrowed most all day and went to Eby’s in the evening.

Wednesday May 15, Weather very fine. Harrowed all day. Ronald McDonald died very sudden last night while staying overnight at William A McArthur’s in the dock. He died at night an no one knew it till morning. He was travelling. Crown Jim a draft horse owned by Mr. Calihoun. Lottie Brennan was here in the evening. Mr Rennie is sick up at Fred’s

Tuesday May 16, Weather fine. Sprinkling rain in the evening. Harrowed till supper time and we planted some early potatoes by the road. There have been but three horses travelling this way yet, Georges Cail’s big horse Laurient Chief, Parklight and Crown Jim.

Friday May 17, Weather fine but it rained very hard all night. Land too wet to farm any. Was down to Edale in the morning. Mother went to Gerty’s in the afternoon. I went to Alberton calling for her on my way home. Ronald McDonald was burried this morning. 4 years ago today I landed in Port Arthur I and Will Haywood. Mr. Rennie is better.

Saturday May 18, Weather fine and cool. Harrowed with sectional all day. Went to Elmsdale in the evening. Dad went into Dennis O’Brien and paid school money and went from there to Sandies. Mr. Rennie is worse again.

Sunday May 19, Weather fine. Mary came out today and brought Anna. I went to church in afternoon and Lottie B and Fannie M was here. I went up to Jim Brennan’s with them.

Monday May 20, Weather fine but cool. Sowed 7 acres of oats on sod land, second field from barn. Went over to Frank’s in evening.

Tuesday May 21, Weather fine. Harrowed all day. Amos McNeill and Mrs. James Brennan were here. Maud has the inflamation again but is better today. Frank and Lloyd were here today.

Wednesday May 22, Weather fine but cool for the time of year. Harrowed all day. Will Matthews came here this evening and stayed all night. I went to Elmsdale in the evening.

Thursday May 23, Weather fine but still cool. Harrowed all day. Had got a pig from Charlie Dunn today.

Friday May 24, Raining some today and last night. Too wet to harrow. Was over to see Anse O’Brien’s foal. Mother and I went to the Dock. Maud is getting better.

Saturday May 25, Weather fine. I harrowed till supper time and sowed the wheat after supper. Sowed 10 lbs alfalfa also. Went over to Frank’s later and stayed the evening. Mabel is there yet.

Sunday May 26, Weather fine. Was over to Frank’s and down to Eby’s in the evening.

Monday May 27, Weather very fine. Finished sowing the grain today. Bruce Currie came after mother last night. He stayed all day.

Tuesday May 28, Weather fine. Harrowed with the spike harrow and got 7 bales of hay from Eby in the evening.

Wednesday May 29, Weather fine. Went down to Sandies to put in some grain for him. Ploughed all day.

Thursday May 30, Big rain storm. To wet to work. Came home in the evening and went over to Frank’s

Friday May 31, Still raining some. I disked and harrowed some. Came home in the evening. M.J.G. came up today. Was over to Frank’s last night. Big big times but all’s well that ends well.

(June 1912)

Saturday June 1st., Weather fine in morning. Misting rain after dinner. I harrowed potato land. Was over to Frank’s that night.

Sunday June 2nd., Weather nice and fine. M.J.G. and I went for a drive to Kildare and home by Alberton. Gerty and Harry was here. I was over to Frank’s in the evening.

Monday June 3rd., Weather fine with a shower in the morning. Went down to Sandies and put in some grain for him. It thundered in the evening.

Tuesday June 4, Weather fine. Finished at Sandies all but ploughing in his potatoes. Came home after dinner and put in the garden. Went to Elmsdale and over to Frank’s. M.J.G. is there yet. Big times in Elmsdale now.

Wednesday June 5, Weather fine. Hauled out manure all day. M.J.G. and Mabel Yeo were here in the evening. Was over with them for a while.

Thursday June 6, Weather fine. Finished the manure for the potatoes and cut seed. Drove M.J.G. to the station. She went home today.

Friday June 7, Weather fine but it rained very hard last night. We began planting the potatoes today.

Saturday June 8, Weather nice and fine. This is dad’s birth day. Ploughed in potatoes. He is 72 years today. We almost finished the potatoes today.

Sunday June 9, Weather fine. Was home all day and went to church in the evening and up to Jim Brennan’s.

Monday June 10, Weather fine. Went down to Sandies and ploughed his potatoes. Came home after dinner and finished our own. Will Brennan got his leg broke today while hauling pressed hay. Mr. Eby’s fine.

Tuesday June 11, Weather fine but very cold. We made a lane to water the cattle through today. I drove to Elmsdale for mother in the evening.

Wednesday June 12, Weather cold for time of year. ???? the turnip land and done some fencing. Went down to see Will B. and stayed with him all night.

Thursday June 13, Weather still cool. Harrowed turnip land today and done some fencing.

Friday June 14, Weather colder still. Dad and I went to Alberton and called to Gerty’s. Mr. Matthews was here in evening. I stayed all night with Will Brennan.

Saturday June 15, Weather a little warmer. Slept to noon and went in to Piusville (small town just south of Elmsdale) after dinner and got my hair trimmed. Drove down to M?? (at very edge of damaged paper) in the evening.

Sunday June 16, Weather fine in the morning. Raining in the evening. Mrs. Jim Brennan was here.

Monday June 17, Weather wet, raining hard in the morning. To late to send the milk. We began to seed June 10. Hauled out manure for turnip after dinner.

Tuesday June 18, Weather fine. ??? (at very edge of damaged paper) hauling out manure and ploughed it ??? (at very edge of damaged paper) Wncle (that is how it is spelled) Will was here today. I went to (at very edge of damaged paper) the evening and up to Jim Brennans.

Wednesday June 19, Weather fine. Went up and helped put in Will Brennan’s turnips. Uncle Will staid here last night. Went down to Sandies in the evening and harrowed his potatoes.

Thursday June 20, Weather fine. Dad and I went to Alberton. Sowed the turnips in the evening.

Friday June 21, Weather fine till evening then heavy thunder shower with some thunder. Harrowed the potatoes.

Saturday June 22, Weather fine. Went to Summerside and back on the 4 o’clock train. Drove down to M.J.G. in the evening.

Sunday June 23, Weather fine. Was home all day.

Monday June 24, Weather fine, very warm. Mother and dad went up to Mary’s and spent the day. I was down to Eby’s for dinner. Jim Brennan and Eby and Charlie Dunn was here.

Tuesday June 25, Weather fine and very warm. Have been putting down posts at the house this 2 days. The mare had her foal today. Same date that she foaled on last year. I went out to Gerty and brought Maud ?? (at very edge of damaged paper) for the evening.

Wednesday June 26, Weather very fine. It rained in the evening.

Thursday June 27, Weather fine. I cultivated the garden and hoed some. Artie was here. Also Frank Yeo and Hugh Williams.

Friday June 28, Weather fine. Hoed in the garden. John Henderson was here. Jen is up. Lottie Brennan was here also.

Saturday June 29, Weather fine. Was down to Elmsdale in the morning. Hoed out thisles after dinner. Mary down in the evening. Jim Hardy trapped a fox today. Drove down to M.J.G.’s.

Sunday June 30, Weather fine but very cold. Was home all day. Dad went to church. Mary drove home in the evening. Mr. Eby was up.

(July 1912)

Monday July 1st., Weather fine. Harrowed the potatoes in forenoon and worked in the cellar aft???? (at very edge of damaged paper) George McArthur’s wife had twins. Jeni was here. I drove her to Elmsdale in the evening.

Tuesday July 2nd., Weather fine. Mother and Maud and I drove down to Sandies.

Wednesday July 3rd., Weather fine. Very warm. Jim Brennan and I went to Mill River (small town south east of Elmsdale) fishing oysters and got 3 dozen. Gerty and Henry were in and Maud went home with them. Hy Williams was here also.

Thursday July 4, Weather fine. Was choring around home. Mimie McNeill and Mrs W. Richard came here today. Also Mrs. Joseph Rix.

Friday July 5, Weather fine. Was down to Elmsdale in the morning.

Saturday July 6, Weather fine. I was down to Elmsdale in the morning and to Campbellton in the evening and drove from there down to M.J.G.

Sunday July 7th., Weather fine and very hot. Went to church in the evening. Gerty and Henry were here.

Monday July 8th., Weather still very hot. Was home all day working around the barn. It rained a very short shower in the evening.

Tuesday July 9th., Weather very hot. There is a tea at Coleman’s today. Was down to Wells’es in the morning and barggained for John’s old mower. Went down to Sandie Matthews in the afternoon. It rained some today and thundered.

Wednesday July 10th., Weather cooler. Worked at Sandies today at his barn.

Thursday July 11th., Weather cooler. Worked at Sandies again part of the day. It rained today again.

Friday July 12, Weather very cool today. We done our road work today. Have the tooth ache awful bad and rather under the weather.

Saturday July 13, Weather cool. Dad went to the Dock. I went to Alberton and up to Montrose. Called to Sandies on my way home. Called to see Pauline also if she is getting better but got a bad shaking up. Drove down to M.J.G.’s in the evening. Edith McNeill was here this morning. Levi’s barn got struck by the lightning but was not damaged very much. Harry O’Brien’s mare died this morning. Frank and Lloyd were here today.

Sunday July 14, Weather cloudy in the morning, Beginning to rain about 8 o’clock and rained most all day. Artie Matthews was here. Frank and Lloyd went home in the evening.

Monday July 15, Weather fine. This is my birthday. Went to Elmsdale in the morning and poisoned potatoes and cultivated them afterward.

Tuesday July 16, Weather fine till evening then a big rain. Worked at Sandie Matthews all day and Charlie Forsyth and I went to Alberton in the evening and called at Gerty’s

Wednesday July 17, Weather fine and cool. M.J.G. no more she is Mrs. B S McNeill now. The change took place today at the Manse in Montrose. Mr. McHattie was the officiating clergyman. Mr. Mick O'Brien lost a colt by lightning.

Thursday July 18, Weather fine. Cultivating the potatoes today. Mr. Eby was up to call on us in the morning.

Friday July 19, We had a great rain today. I was down to Elmsdale in the morning.

Saturday July 20, Weather fine. Mary and Holson were here today. Harry O’Brien had his trot today. Mimie and I were there.

Sunday July 21, Weather. Mary went to the Dock with Holson today. Mrs. Frank Yeo had a young daughter. Mimie and I went to church in the evening.

Monday July 22nd., Weather very wet. Rained all day. Went to Elmsdale for a barrel of flour.

Tuesday July 23rd., Weather still wet. Rained all day. The 3 year old brown heifer had a calf today. Mother was over to Frank Yeo’s all day and night.

Wednesday July 24, Weather still wet. It has been an awful rain. Was over to Anse O’Briens this morning. Painted the bob sleighs.

Thursday July 25th., Weather still dark and unsettled. Went down to Elmsdale in the morning and began to build a rack on the wagon afterwards. Tom Murray left the country very suddenly a few days ago.

Friday July 26, Weather fine. Went to Elmsdale and finished my wagon rack.

Saturday July 27th., Weather fine. I cultivated the turnips. Gerty and Harry were in. Gerty gave the Mrs. an I a Berry set for a wedding present.

Sunday July 28, Weather fine. Mimie and I went in to Mary.

Monday July 29, Weather fine. We began the hay today. Cut about 4 acres.

Tuesday July 30th., Weather fine but looks treacherous. Levi and Ralph were here today. There is a circus in Alberton today. I raked the hay I cut yesterday. Mary and Holson called on their way home from the circus.

Wednesday July 31, Weather still dark. Cut some more hay. We have not had a sunny day for near 2 weeks.

(August 1912)

Thursday Aug. 1st., Weather still dark. Was down to Elmdale in the morning and raked hay and put in 3 loads in the evening.

Friday Aug. 2nd., Weather fine. Cut some hay and broke the p??man rod. Went to Elmsdale and put in some hay afterwards.

Saturday Aug. 3rd., Weather fine. Worked at the hay and went to O’Leary Mimie and I in the evening and stayed all night.

Sunday Aug. 4, Weather fine. We came home in the evening. Gerty and Henry were in and Mary was here too.

Monday Aug. 5, Weather fine. Helped the Wells boy with their hay and Frase and I put in two loads at home.

Tuesday Aug. 6, Weather very Treacherous. Some thunder and rain. Cut some hay after dinner.

Wednesday Aug. 7, Weather sill very treacherous. Rain some today and we coiled some hay.

Thursday Aug. (No date shown), Weather still showery. Cut some hay.

Friday Aug. 9, Weather fine but looking like rain. Finished cutting hay and in one load. We have 17 loads in now.

Sat. Aug. 10, Weather sill wet. Raining some all day. I hoed turnips today.

Sunday Aug. 11, Weather still wet. Raining some till evening. We all went to church. Mimie and I drove out to Gerty’s afterwards.

Monday Aug. 12, Weather some finer. Went to Alberton in the morning and put up a fence in the yard after dinner. Brander Matthews went west today.

Tuesday Aug. (No date shown), Weather fine. Worked at the hay.

Wednesday Aug. 14, Weather fine. Put in some hay and finished by supper time. Went and helped the Wells boys after supper.

Thursday Aug. 15, Weather fine but we had a terible thunder storm last night. The worst I have ever heard. No damage done to sp??? I drove mother up to Fred Hardy’s to a sewing circle and went to Alberton. Gerty and Henry were in in the evening.

Friday Aug. 16, Weather some finer. I started the ploughing today and helped the Wells boys with their hay after dinner.

Saturday Aug. 17, Helped the Wells boys finished the hay today. Finished at supper time. Mimie went home for a visit today on the train.

Sunday Aug. 18th., Weather nice and fine. Was down to Eby’s and up to see Artie’s colts. Gerty and Henry were here also Mary and Holson.

Monday Aug. 19th., Weather fine. Had to go down in the well today and clean some sticks out of it. Also bailed it out as the creamer spilled in it yesterday. Went down to Sandies in the afternoon and worked at his barn.

Tuesday Aug. 20th., Weather fine. Went down to Sandies and worked at his barn all day. Eby came down with me. Mimie came home today. Moore drove her home and is not going home tonight.

Wednesday Aug 21., Weather fine. Moore and I were up to Bruce Brennan’s and Harry O’Brien’s this morning. Fixed the yard fence and hoed turnips a while afterwards.

Thursday Aug. 22, Weather fine. I ploughed in the forenoon and went picking blueberries afterwards. Moore went home afternoon. We had our supper at John Henderson’s after we came from picking berries.

Friday Aug. 23rd., Weather fine. Ploughed in the forenoon and went to Miminegash after dinner for shingles for Uncle Sandie and got none. Ban Mitchell called today also Mr. McHattie and his wife. There is preaching in our church this evening.

Saturday Aug. 24, Weather fine. Began to shingle end of barn. Mimie and I drove down to Sandies in the evening. Read a letter from John McNeill. eouta (???)

Sunday Aug. 25th., Weather very wet again. I drove down to Sandies in the morning to take Aunt Margaret to church but it was too wet. Mother and I went. This is sacrement Sunday.

Monday Aug. 26, Weather fine. Hauled out manure today. Daddy and mother are both sick with the cold. Paid Harry O’Brien $7.00 on wood today.

Tuesday Aug. 27, Weather drizzling rain with some sharp showers. Ploughed today. Gerty and Harry were here also Mrs Todd and Mrs. Chas Dunn and an Austrian begger over night.

(Wed. Aug. 28, - no entry)

(Thurs. Aug. 29, - no entry)

Friday Aug. 30, Weather dark and cold. It has been cold all week. Mimie and I were down to Sandy Forsyth’s last evening. Was up to Harry O’Brien’s this morning and ploughed in the afternoon. Was down to Elmsdale in the evening.

Saturday Aug. 31, Weather fine but cold. This has been the coldest weather I ever knew in August. Was down and got a big ladder from Hy Williams and shingled the rest of the day. Mimie and I drove out to Gerty’s in the evening.

(September 1912)

Sunday Sept. 1st., Weather fine. Mary drove out today.

Monday Sept. 2nd., Weather fine. Shingled on the barn some today. Mother and daddy drove down to Sandys. Jessie and Lottie Brennan were here. Artie Matthews was here also.

Tuesday Sept. 3rd. Weather dark in morning with some rain after dinner. I finished shingling the barn and ploughed in the afternoon. Was down to Hy Williams in the morning. Frank Yeo began harvest today. Ours is ripening very slow. Harvest is late this year.

Wed. 4, Thur. 5, Weather fine. Ploughed some and went to Miminegash with Charlie Forsyth.

Fri. Sept. 6, Weather fine. Went to Alberton in the afternoon and called at Pauline’s. Mimie came as far as Wells’es and spent the afternoon. Jack Wallace and his wife are home. Mrs. Eby Forsyth’s daughter, Annie, went back to San Fransisco this week.

Sat. Sept. 7, Weather fine all day with a shower in the evening. Ploughed in the afternoon. Mrs. Artie Matthews and Jen were here in the evening also Lottie Brennan and Lilla McNeill.

Sun. Sept. 8, Weather dark with some rain. Artie Matthews was here in the morning. We all went to church. Artie was here in the evening again also Jim O’Brien. Charlie Dunn came after mother.

Monday Sept. 9th., Weather showery in the forenoon, clearing after dinner. I ploughed in the forenoon, moved some hay in the barn after dinner and went to Elmsdale . Frank and Lloyd came in today. They had a young son at Charlie Dunns. Lost one at Charlie Burke’s and at Jack Warren’s. Also one at Alberton at Gaudet’s. Big night among the natives last night.

Tuesday Sept. 10, Weather fine. Ploughed in forenoon and hauled some clay to the barn after dinner. Mother came home from Dunn’s today. Mimie and I went out to Pauline’s in the evening. Frank and Lloyd came with us. We spent a very pleasant evening.

Wed. Sept. 11, Weather showery all day. Ploughed in the aftnoon and went to Wells’es and Eby’s after supper.

Thursday Sept. 12, Weather fine and cool. Went down to Elmsdale in the morning and ploughed in the afternoon.

Friday Sept. 13, Weather fine and cool. We bagan harvest today. Oats seems well filled and a good crop on dry land.

Sat. Sept. 14, Weather fine and cool. Cloudy but no rain. Fixed up some fence and Mimie and I drove down to O’Leary in the evening.

Sunday Sept. 15, Weather fine with one light shower after dinner. We left O’Leary for home in the evening. Arrived home at 7 o’clock. Gerty and Henry were here today.

Mon. Sept. 16, Weather fine and cool. Was down to Wells’es in the afternoon. Mother and dad drove through to Mary’s. Mother stayed for a visit.

Tuesday Sept. 17, Weather fine in afternoon with a little rain in the morning. Was down to Elmsdale in the morning and ploughed in the afternoon. The grain is not all ripe yet. Harvest is very late.

Wed. Sept. 18, Weather fine in morning. Raining steady all the afternoon. Ploughed in the morning and went to Elmsdale after dinner.

Thursday Sept. 19, Weather fine. Harrowed the potato land for next year. Mother came home from Mary’s today. Mary drove her home. Mimie and I were over to Frank Yeo’s in the evening.

Friday Sept. 20, Weather dark and cold. We cut grain today. Hugh Williams cut for us.

Sat. Sept. 21st., Weather dark in morning with some rain. We finished cutting the grain. Went to Elmsdale in the evening.

Sunday Sept. 22, Weather nice and fine. Went down for Aunt Maggie. She went from here to church. Gerty and Henry were in in the evening.

Monday Sept. 23, Weather fine. We hauled in grain today. Went to Elmsdale in the morning.

Tuesday Sept. 24, Weather fine. Hauled in grain and went to Elmsdale. Ploughed in the afternoon.

Wed. Sept 25, Weather fine. Ploughed till supper time and went to Elmsdale.

Thursday Sept. 26, Weather fine. We hauled in oats all day. Frase Wells and Lettie McDonald of West Point were married Saturday. Also Irving Hardy and Miss Hutt of Alberton. Mother was visiting friends up the road today.

Friday Sept. 27, Weather fine. Hauled in grain all day.

Saturday Sept. 28th., Weather fine and cool. Went to Elmsdale and got the horse shod. Finished hauling in grain and went down to Levi’s in the afternoon. Left here at 3 and arrived there at six. Took the truck waggon to take up some shingles for Uncle Sandie. Weather was fine on Sunday but on Monday it rained too hard for me to go home. Rained all day.

(Sunday Sept. 29, - No specific entry - see Sept. 28)

(Monday Sept. 30, - No specific entry - see Sept. 28)

(October 1912)

Tuesday Oct. 1st., Weather fine and cold. Arrived home today with my load of shingles. The road was very heavy.

Wednesday Oct. 2nd., Another big rain. It poured down steady till evening. I went to Elmsdale for the mail and called to Eby’s.

Thursday Oct. 3rd., Weather fine. I ploughed today and finished the sod ploughing. Mother was down to the W.F. and H.M.S. at Mrs. Cameron’s.

Friday Oct. 4th., Weather fine in the morning. Took Sandies shingles down to him. Raining in the afternoon and thunder storm in the evening. There is a dance at Anse O’Brien’s tonight. Suse Wells helped get it up. We were asked but didn’t go.

Sat. Oct. 5, Weather very fine. Ploughed stubble today and took Mimie to the station. She went home for a weeks visit.

Sunday Oct. 6th., Weather fine. We all went to church. Martha came back with us. Gerty and Henry were in in the evening.

Monday Oct. 7th., Weather fine. Hauled in grain for Hy Williams. Mother was called suddenly to Colin Rix’es last night. They have a young daughter in there.

Tuesday Oct 8, Weather fine but very cold. Hauled in grain with Wells’es on Eby’s place. Mother came home this afternoon.

Wednesday Oct. 9th., Weather fine. Hauled in grain with Wells’es again and finished.

Thursday Oct. 10, Weather fine. Threshed with Hy Williams.

Friday Oct. 11, Weather fine. Threshed with Hy Williams again and also on Saturday. Went to O’Leary Sat. night for Mimie. We had a thunder storm in the night about 12 o’clock with sharp lighting and heavy rain.

Saturday Oct. 12, (No specific entry - see Oct. 11)

Sunday Oct 13, Weather fine. Stayed in O’Leary till evening then we drove home.

Monday Oct. 14, Weather fine. Threshed at Henry Williams again.

Tuesday Oct. 15, Weather fine we finished Henry’s threshing today at noon and hauled George Matthews’es mill here in the evening. George and I went Elsmdale after night.

Wednesday Oct. 16, Weather very cold and very high wind too thresh. The crew went home and I ploughed after dinner.

Thursday Oct. 17, Weather fine. We threshed today and nearly finished. George and I went to Elmsdale at night.

Friday Oct. 18, Weather fine. Finished threshing in the morning and began the potato digging.

Saturday Oct. 19, Weather fine. We dug potatoes all day. Jessie Gibbs came up in the afternoon.

Sunday Oct. 20, Weather fine. Heavy rain last night. Mimie and Jessie and I went to church. Gerty and Henry were in. Frank Yeo’s mare took very sick.

Monday Oct. 21, Weather fine. Frank Yeo’s mare is better. We dug potatoes today. Jessie Gibbs went home this evening.

Tuesday Oct. 22, Weather fine. Dug potatoes all day.

Wednesday Oct. 23, Went to Alberton and paid a note at the bank. Weather was fine.

Thursday Oct. 24, Weather dark and threatening. We dug some today but had to stop twice on account of rain.

Friday Oct 25, Weather still dark and showery. I ploughed after dinner. William Yeo was here.

Saturday Oct 26, Weather still wet, rained all day.

Sunday Oct. 27, Weather still dark but not raining. Mary drove out and brought Anna with her and Anna stayed.

Monday Oct. 28, Weather still wet. Rained some all day. Went to Elmsdale in morning. Hauled oats after dinner to Rennie.

Tues. Oct. 29, Weather still wet. Was over to Anse O’Brien in the morning. Hauled a load of oats after dinner and took some wheat and oats to the grist mill. Susie Wells went away this morning. Mabel Matthews went yesterday.

Wed. Oct. 30, Weather fine. We dug potatoes today.

Thurs. Oct. 31, Weather fine. We dug potatoes and Mimie and I went out to Gerty’s to a duck supper in the evening. Had a good time.

(November 1912)

Friday Nov. 1st., Weather fine. We finished digging potatoes today.

Sat. Nov. 2nd., Weather fine but we had rain last night. Was to Elmsdale in the morning. Mimie and I went to Mary’s in the evening to a goose supper and stayed all night.

Sunday Nov. 3rd., Weather fine, heavy frost nast night. We drove from Mary’s to O’Leary. Mimie stayed and I drove home. Jessie is very sick.

Monday Nov. 4, Weather fine but cold. Went to Alberton in the morning and ploughed after dinner.

Tuesday Nov. 5th., Weather fine. Ploughed and took mother to Elmsdale at noon.

Wed. Nov. 6, Weather fine. Ploughed and went to Sandies today.

Thurs. Nov. 7, Weather wet today. Ploughed a while in the morning but had to quit. Went to Elmsdale and loafed in afternoon.

Friday Nov. 8th., Weather still wet. I ploughed a while in the forenoon and finished the stubble. Hauled a load of potatoes after dinner.

Sat. Nov. 9th., Weather fine but we had much rain last night. I hauled 2 loads of potatoes to Rennie. Price 23 for reds 24 for blue ones. Got a letter from Mimie. She is not coming home today. Was down to Eby’s to spend the evening. Charlie Forsyth was there too. Brander Matthews came home on the night train.

Sun. Nov. 10, Weather fine and cool. Frank Yeo was here in the morning. I went over there after dinner. Gerty and Henry were through to Mary’s today. Called here on their way home. Went to church in the evening. Rev. Mr. Ress preached in our church this evening.

Monday Nov. 11, Weather fine. Hauled potatoes to Rennie about 90 bushel today. Froze hard last night but some were ploughing today. Gerty and Henry were in this evening and brought Maud in with them. She is staying for a few days.

Tuesday Nov. 12, Weather fine in the morning. Began to snow a little before dinner and then turned to rain and rained all day. We dug turnips till noon. Went to Eby’s after dinner and then to Elmsdale and got home at dark.

Wednesday, Nov. 13, Weather dirty. We dug turnips. It snowed some and was very dissagreeable. Turned a little colder in the evening.

Thursday Nov. 14, Weather fine in the morning. Began to snow before dinner and snowed the rest of the day. I helped Chas Dunn to thresh till 1:30 or 2 p.m. then came home and went to Elmsdale. Settled with Rennie. Got home at dark.

Friday Nov. 15, Raining hard all day. I went to O’Leary on the train in the afternoon and came home on the night train. It rained all the while.

Sat. Nov. 16, Weather still dirty. It snowed all day. We finished digging the turnips. Mimie came home today. I met her at the 4 o’clock train.

Sunday Nov. 17, Weather fine today. Mother and Maud and I drove down to Sandies. There was no preaching in our church.

Monday Nov. 18, Weather very dirty today, snowing very hard. Frase Wells came up and we killed an ox for winter’s beef. I drove out to the Dock and bought a little pig from J. W. Forsyth. Brought one in for Eby also. Drove mother down to Arties in the evening and then down to Elmsdale. Artie’s little boy is very sick. They have scarlet fever in the house besides..

Tuesday Nov. 19, Weather fine. Cut up meat in the forenoon and helped Anse O’Brien thresh after dinner.

Wednesday Nov. 20, Weather fine. Went down to Sandies and Shingled on his barn.

Thursday Nov. 21, Weather fine. Worked at Sandies again today. Mother has been down to Arties this last two nights, coming home in the day time. The little boy is still living but very low.

Friday Nov. 22, Weather very fine. Worked at Sandies today. Called at Chip Curries on my way home. Mother is down at Arties at nights, stays every second night. The nights are fine now.

Sat. Nov. 23, Weather fine. Went out and helped Harry Matthews thresh till noon. Came home in the afternoon.

Sunday Nov. 24, Weather fine but looks treatening. Frank Yeo and Susie were here all afternoon. It looks like like a storm today.

Monday Nov. 25, Weather very dirty with rain and sleet all day, clearing up in the evening. Artie’s little boy died last night at 12 o’clock. Mother was there. She came home in the afternoon. I was down to Eby’s in the evening for a few minutes.

Tuesday Nov. 26, Weather fine. I ploughed till noon then Mimie, daddy and I went to the funeral. Gerty and Harry were here for a few minutes before they went to the funeral. The roads were very bad but there was a big crowd.

Wednesday Nov. 27, Weather fine, froze some last night but I ploughed after nine o’clock and nearly finished.

Thursday Nov. 28, Weather fine but some cold. I hauled a load of pressed hay from Elmer Wallace’s barn to Elmsdale for Rennie. Drove mother and Maud out to the dock in the evening.

Friday Nov. 29, Weather stormy in the morning, snowed a couple of inches. Went down to Sandies in the afternoon.

Sat. Nov. 30, Snowing again in the morning but fine after dinner. Went through to Piusville it the evening for a haircut. There is enough snow down to make the walking bad but not enough for a good road.

(December 1912)

Sunday Dec. 1st., Snowing some in the morning, fine after dinner. We were alone all day.

Monday Dec. 2nd., Weather fine in morning. Went to Elmsdale in the morning and to Alberton after dinner. Met the train in Elmsdale on my way home and had a bad run away. The colt went over Melvin McAusland’s barbed wire fence. Left me and the wagon on this side. Broke out the swing and the harness in two places. That is all the damage done.

Tues. Dec. 3, Weather fine. It rained last night and took all the snow away. I ploughed this afternoon. Frank drove mother home from the dock.

Wed. Dec. 4, Weather fine. Was down to Elmsdale in the morning. Frase Wells came up and we butchered the two pigs. It rained in the evening.

Thursday Dec. 5, Weather fine and clear. Hauled one of the pigs down to Rennie, weighed 215 lbs at 9 cts per lb. Mimie and I went down to Sandies in the afternoon. I cut some wood for them. Wallace McNeill came up with us and stayed all night.

Friday Dec. 6, Weather fine in morning. Rained some in afternoon. Went down to Sandies and cut some wood at the door and began in the afternoon to cut their winter wood in the woods. Old Mr. Brennan died about one o’clock this morning.

Sat. Dec. 7, Weather clear and blowing some from the Nor West. Was down to Eby’s in the morning and went to Elmsdale in the afternoon. Artie Matthews was here in the morning. I called there and payed the minister’s salary today.

Sunday Dec. 8, Weather fine in the morning. Mary and Holson were out today. Began to snow in afternoon. Mr. Brennan was burried today. Dad and I were at the funeral. Mr. Miller was the minister.

Monday Dec. 9, Weather very stormy. Snowed and drifted all day. Went up to Harry O’Brien’s in the evening and payed our taxes.

Tues. Dec. 10, Weather fine. The roads very bad. Snow is mostly in banks with bare ground in places. The annual church meeting was held today. Daddy was there. I cleaned wheat this afternoon.

Wednesday Dec. 11, Weather fine and very warm. The snow is most all gone again. I went down to Sandies and cut wood till noon and hauled in the afternoon. Charlie Dunn was here this evening getting subscribers for the mail boxes. They are getting a mail route on Dock Avenue.

Thursday Dec. 12, Weather mild and is snowing today lightly. Went down to Sandies and cut wood. It turned cold in the evening. I stayed all night.

Friday Dec. 13, Weather very cold. I cut wood in the forenoon a?? (1 inch piece of top right corner of page missing) up his pork after dinner. Weather very cold. I came home i?? (.75 inch peice of top right corner of page missing) evening.

Sat. Dec. 14, Weather fine and milder. Was down to Elmsdale in the morning. Payed off Chip Currie and Melvin McAusland. Andrew Arthur was here and took home a heifer he bought from us.

Sunday Dec. 15, Weather fine. Mimie and I walked to church. Gerty and Henry were here.

Monday Dec. 16, Weather fine and mild. Went down to Sandies and sawed some wood in the woods all day. Came home in the evening. Raining in the evening.

Tues. Dec. 17, Weather rather wild, snowed last night and is drifting some today. Stayed home all day.

Wed. Dec.18, Weather fine. Went Down to Sandies and hauled wood all day.

Thursday Dec. 19, Weather very dirty, rained all day. Came home from Sandies this evening. Mabel Matthews is sick, had the doctor for her.

Friday Dec. 20, Weather very heavy from Nor West but not frosty. Mimie and I went down to Eby’s in the evening.

Sat. Dec. 21, Weather fine but cold. Was down to Elmsdale in evening.

Sunday Dec. 22, Weather fine but cold. Mimie and I walked down to church in the evening and down to Eby’s on our way home.

Monday Dec. 23, Weather fine. Frase Wells came up and butchered our cow. Was down to Elmsdale twice today. Uncle Will was here today. He came up to Sandies on Saturday.

Tuesday Dec. 24, Weather fine. Went to Elmsdale in morning. Got the mare shod and went to Alberton after dinner with the cow. Will Matthews was here and came to Edale with me. Mary was here when I came home from Alberton.

Wed. Dec. 25, Weather a little rough, drifting some. Snowed a little last night but we have not near enough for good sleighing.

Thurs. Dec. 26, Weather fine. Went to the grist mill in the morning, down to Sandies in evening, took mother down. Mary came to Elmsdale and went out to Gerty’s.

Fri. Dec. 27, Weather fine and warm in morning, raining very hard after dinner. Went around for the missionary money today but did not finish.

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Saturday Dec. 28, Weather fine but blowing very hard from Nor West. Frank Yeo and I (.75 inch piece of top left corner of page missing) ??ad to Elmsdale in evening.

Sunday Dec. 29, Weather fine. Holson Caughlan called in but went to Harry’s for Mary. They called on their way home. I walked down to church.

Monday Dec. 30, Weather fine and warm in morning. I went to finish collecting missionary money. Went down to Sandies from Elmsdale. Finished putting up his stone and by that time it was raining and I had to stay all night. Pauline is there.

Tues. Dec. 31, Weather fine but is blowing as usual. I finished collecting the missionery money at noon. Drove down to Sandies in the evening.

So ends the old year. Good-bye old fellow. Good luck to you. You have seen many changes in all of us. Let us hope that the new year will use us no worse than you did.

Key dates in 1912:

Sunday Feb. 4, -- Mr. Archie McAusland died.
Sunday Feb. 25, -- Mrs. John Roiley was burried.
Sunday Mar. 31, -- Jackey Graham was probably killed March 23 and buried March 25.
Tuesday Apr. 2nd., -- Gerty and Henry appear to have two young children, twins.
Monday Apr. 8, -- Birth of son to Dan Home’s wife.
Wednesday Apr. 24, -- Birth of a son to Will Brennan’s wife.
Wednesday May 15, -- Ronald McDonald died
Friday May 17, -- 4 years ago this day Basil landed in Port Arthur with Will Haywood.
Saturday June 8, -- Basil’s father was 72 years of age. Therefore, he was born June 8, 1840
Monday July 1st., -- George McArthur’s wife had twins.
Monday July 15, -- Basil’s birthday
Wednesday July 17, -- Basil and M.J.G. get married
Sunday July 21, -- Mrs. Frank Yeo had a young daughter.
Monday Aug. 12, -- Brander Matthews went west.
Friday Sept. 6, -- Eby’s surname may be revealed as Forsyth with a daughter named Annie
Monday Sept. 9, -- Charlie Dunn’ wife gave birth to a son. Lost one at Charlie Burke’s and at Jack Warren’s. Also one at Alberton at Gaudet’s.
Thursday Sept. 26, -- Two marriages on Sept 21st. Frase Wells and Lettie McDonald, Irving Hardy and Miss Hutt.
Monday Oct. 7, -- A daughter was born at Colin Rix’es Oct. 6.
Monday Nov. 25, -- Artie Matthews’ son died.
Friday Dec. 6, -- Old Mr. Brennan died.
Wednesday Dec. 11, -- First reference to a street name "Dock Avenue".
Monday, Jan. 1st., -- Margaret Bell died.

Names found in the 1912 diary

  1. Adeline O’Brien, aunt -- Mar. 9,
  2. Alf Denain(???) -- Jan. 13,
  3. Allan Matthews -- Jan. 3,Apr. 5,
  4. Ambrose Coleman -- Mar. 9,July 9,
  5. Amos McNeill -- May 21,
  6. Andrew Arthur -- Mar. 9,
  7. Andrew Wells -- Apr.2,
  8. Anna -- May 19, Oct. 27,
  9. Annie Forsyth -- Sept. 6,
  10. Anse O’Brien -- Jan. 26,24,July 24, Oct. 4,29, Nov. 19,
  11. Archie McAusland -- Feb. 4,
  12. Arthur L. Rennie -- Jan. 4, Jan. 22, Oct. 28, Nov. 9,11,14,28, Dec. 5,
  13. Artie Matthews -- Jan. 5, Feb. 28,Mar. 12,20,31,May 3, June 27, July 14, Aug. 18 Sept. 2,8,Nov. 18,21,22,25, Dec. 7,
  14. Ban Mitchell -- Aug. 23,
  15. Bert Baylis -- Feb.10, 11,
  16. Brander Matthews -- Feb.1, 11, Mar.23, Aug. 12, Nov. 9,
  17. Bruce Brennan -- Aug. 21,
  18. Bruce Currie -- May 27,
  19. Charlie Barnett -- Mar. 20,
  20. Charlie Burke -- Sept. 9,
  21. Charlie Dunn -- Apr. 4,May. 1,23,June 24,Sept. 8,9,10, Nov. 14, Dec. 11,
  22. Charlie Forsyth -- Feb.2,5,8,15,29,Mar. 5,23,12,July 16,Sept. 4, Nov. 9,
  23. Charlie Yeo -- Feb. 3,Mar. 3,Apr. 14,May 3,4,5,
  24. Chip Currie -- Nov. 22, Dec. 14,
  25. Christy McNeill -- Jan. 20, 30, Feb. 3,12,
  26. Colin Rix -- Oct. 7,
  27. Currie (W.C.) --
  28. Dan Adams -- Jan. 31,Feb.1,5,
  29. Dan Homes -- Apr. 2,8,
  30. Dennis O’Brien -- May 18,
  31. Eby Forsyth -- Jan. 1,3,4,5,6,8,10,14,19,22,25,27,30, Feb. 5,6,7,9,10,11,13,17,23,29,31, Mar. 4,7,11,12, 27,29,31, Apr. 2,3,5,9,11,13,15,19,22,26, May 3,9,15,26,28, June 24, Aug. 18,20, Sept. 11, Oct. 2,8, Nov. 9,12,18,25, Dec. 7,20,22,
  32. E. Jean S.-- Jan. 3,
  33. Elmer Wallace -- Nov. 28,
  34. Ed Arthur -- Jan. 9,10,11,12,15,16,17,18,Feb. 22,Mar. 1,
  35. Edith McNeill -- July 13,
  36. E.P.Why -- Jan.13,24,10,
  37. Everett [Brennan] -- Jan. 31,
  38. F.M.S. -- Jan. 4,
  39. Fannie Matthews -- May 19,Apr. 29,
  40. Father Chinigruy -- Feb. 9,
  41. Frank Yeo -- Jan. 3,5,7,20,21,22,23,25,27,28,29,30,31,Feb.1,2,4,6,7,8,9,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,19,21,23,28, Mar. 3,8,20,22,28, Apr. 2,4,6,8,9,13,15,16,17,18, May 4,7,20,21,25,26,30,31, June 1,2,4,27, July 13,14,23, Sept. 3,9,10,19, Oct. 20,21, Nov. 10,24,Dec. 3,28,
  42. Frase Wells -- Mar. 31,Apr.2,26, 27, July 9, Aug. 5,14,16,17, Sept. 6,11,16,26, Oct. 8,9, Nov. 18, Dec. 4,
  43. Fred -- May 15,
  44. Fred Hardy -- Aug. 15,
  45. Gaudet -- Sept. 9,
  46. George Adams -- Jan. 22,
  47. Georges Cail -- May 16,
  48. George Matthews -- Oct. 15,17,
  49. George McArthur -- July 1,
  50. Gerty Matthews[nee MacNeill] -- Jan. 21, Feb. 4,16,18,25, Mar. 3,24,31, Apr. 2,8,12, 29,30, May 17, June 2,14,25, July 3,7, 16,27, Aug. 4,11,15,18,27,31, Sept. 15,22, Oct. 6,20,31, Nov. 10,11,26, Dec. 15,26,
  51. Harry -- Dec. 29,
  52. Harry O’Brien -- Jan. 23,29,Feb.3,July 13,July 20,Aug. 21,26,30,Dec. 9,
  53. Henry (Harry) Matthews -- Jan. 21,Feb. 4, 16,18, 25, Mar. 3,24,31, Apr. 2, May 5, June 2, July 3,7,27, Aug. 4,15,18, 27, Sept.15,22, Oct. 6,20, Nov. 10,11,23,26, Dec. 15,
  54. Henry Williams -- Jan. 6,19,20,22,26,Apr. 14, Oct. 14, 15,
  55. Holson Caughlan -- Jan. 21,Feb.25,Mar.29,May 2,3,11, July 20,21,30,Aug. 18,Dec. 8,Dec. 29,
  56. Hugh Williams -- Jan. 29,Feb.11,May 2,June 27,Sept. 20,
  57. Hy Williams -- July 3,Aug. 31,Sept. 3, Oct. 7,10,11,
  58. Irving Hardy -- Sept. 26,
  59. J.W. Forsyth [John William]-- Nov. 18,
  60. Jackey Graham -- Mar. 31,
  61. Jack Wallace -- Sept. 6,
  62. Jack Warren -- Sept. 9,
  63. James Yeo -- Jan. 25,
  64. Jennie McNeill -- June. 28, July 1,Sept. 7,
  65. Jess -- Feb. 19,
  66. Jessie Gibbs -- Apr. 6,14,Sept. 2, Oct. 19,20,21,Nov. 3,
  67. Jim Brennan -- Jan.29,Apr. 23,May 2,19,June 9,18,24,July 3,
  68. Jim Hardy -- Jan. 29,June 29,
  69. Jim O’Brien -- Sept. 8,
  70. John Cameron -- Apr. 8,
  71. John Henderson -- Jan. 4,June 28,Aug. 22,
  72. John McNeill -- Feb.10,Aug. 24,
  73. John Wells -- Feb. 12,30,July 9,
  74. Leslie Wellman -- Feb.1,28,
  75. Lettie McDonald -- Mar. 27, 31, Sept. 26,
  76. Levi McNeill -- Mar. 17,18,Apr. 26,July 13,30,Sept. 28,
  77. Lilla McNeill -- Sept. 7,
  78. Lloyd -- May 21,July 13,14,Sept. 9,10,
  79. Lottie Brennan -- Jan. 2,Feb.3,Apr. 29,May 15,19,28,Sept. 2,7,
  80. Mabel -- May 25,
  81. Mabel Matthews -- Oct. 29,Dec. 19,
  82. Mabel Yeo -- June 5,
  83. Margaret (Aunt Maggie) -- Aug. 25,Sept. 22,
  84. Margaret Bell -- Jan. 1,4,
  85. Martha -- Oct. 6,
  86. Mary Caughlan -- Jan. 21,Feb.25, Mar. 24,29,Apr.2,27, May 5, 6,19, June 24,29,30, July 20,21,28,30, Aug. 4,18, Sept. 1,16,19, Oct. 27, Nov. 2,3,10,Dec. 8,24,26,29,
  87. Maud Matthews -- Apr. 5, May 21,24, June 25, July 2, Nov. 11,17,28,
  88. Mick O’Brien -- July 17,
  89. Melvin McAusland -- Dec. 2,14,
  90. Mimie MacNeill -- July 4,20,21,28,Aug. 4,11,17,20,24,30,31,Sept. 6,10,14, Oct. 5,11,20,31, Nov. 2,3,9,16, 26, Dec. 5,15,20,22,
  91. Miss Addie Sweet -- Jan. 20,
  92. Miss Hutt -- Sept. 26,
  93. Jemima (Mimie) Jean Gibbs (future Mrs. Basil MacNeill) -- Jan. 3,7,13,14,15,20,22,24, Feb.1,3,4,10,12,13,15,18,23, 29, Mar. 2,4,9,10,16,21,27,30, Apr. 2,6,9,10,20,22,25, May 8,12,31, June 2,4,5,6,22,29,July 6, 13,17,
  94. Moore Gibbs -- Aug. 20,21,22,
  95. Mr. Brennan (Elder) -- May 13,Dec. 6,8,
  96. Mr. John Andrew Calihoun -- May 15,
  97. Mr. Eby Forsyth -- June 30,July 18,
  98. Mr. Matthews -- June 14,
  99. Mr. McHattie -- July 17,Aug. 23,
  100. Mr. Miller -- Dec. 8,
  101. Mr. Rennie -- May 15,18,
  102. Mr. Ress (Rev.) -- Nov. 10,
  103. Mrs. Artie Matthews -- Sept. 7,
  104. Mrs. B.S.McNeill [Mimmie MacNeill] -- July 17,
  105. Mrs. Anne Cameron -- Oct. 3,
  106. Mrs. Chas Dunn [Mary] -- Apr. 22, Aug. 27,
  107. Mrs. Eby Forsyth -- Feb. 5,Mar.22,June 10, Sept. 6,
  108. Mrs. Frank Yeo -- See Susie Yeo
  109. Mrs. James Brennan -- Jan. 31,May 21,June 16,
  110. Mrs. Jim O’Brien [Mary] -- Mar.22,
  111. Mrs. John Roiley -- Feb. 25,
  112. Mrs. Joseph Rix -- July 4,
  113. Mrs. Todd -- Aug. 27,
  114. Mrs. W. Richards -- July 4,
  115. Mrs. Will Caughlan -- Jan. 29,
  116. Mrs. William Wallace -- Jan. 24,
  117. Olellu (????) Campbell -- May 11,
  118. Pauline Matthews [nee MacNeil] -- July 13,Sept. 6,10,Dec.30,
  119. Ralph McNeill -- July 30,
  120. Renie McNeill -- Jan. 2,
  121. Robt Matthews -- Mar. 13,Apr. 24,
  122. Ronald McDonald -- May 15,17,
  123. Sandies -- Jan. 7,8,11,13,15,19,Feb. 5,7,23,Mar. 1,2,4,8,11, Apr. 1, May 1,29, June 3,4,10,19, July 2,10,11,13, Aug. 19,20,25, Nov. 6,17,20,21,22,29,Dec. 5,6,11,12,16,18,19,23,26,30,
  124. Sandies (uncle) -- Aug. 23,Sept. 28,Oct. 4,
  125. Sandie Forsyth -- Mar. 5,Apr. 7,30,
  126. Sandie Matthews -- Mar. 7,July 9,16,
  127. Sandy -- Sept. 2,
  128. Susie Yeo -- July 21,Nov. 24,
  129. Susie Wells -- Oct. 4,29,
  130. Tom Murray -- July 25,
  131. Wallace McNeill -- Dec. 5,
  132. Warren -- Feb. 14,
  133. Wells -- Apr. 26, July 9, Aug. 5,14,16,17, Sept. 6,11,16, Oct. 8,9,
  134. Western Road Bill -- May 13,
  135. Will -- Jan. 11,13,Feb. 13,29,
  136. Will (Uncle) -- Jan. 24,May 6,18,19,23,
  137. Will Brennan -- Apr. 24,May 9,June 10,12,14,19,
  138. Will Haywood -- May 17,
  139. Will Matthews -- Jan. 10,12,13,15,Mar. 18,May 22,Dec. 24,
  140. Will McArthur -- May 13,
  141. William A McArthur -- May 15,
  142. William Yeo -- Oct. 25,
  143. W.H. -- Jan. 4,
Years Available:
1912
1913
1914
1915
1918
1920


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