Hiram E. Leonard Diary, February 12 – 18, 1868

12th Wednesday  fine weather & sleighing  I did my choars was at the office all came home at 8 ½ and went to bed at 9 ½ worne out with trouble & sick.

13th Thursday  fine weather for winter  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ and went to bed at 9 ½ nearly sick & worne out  Mrs Jorden here [in margin] Mrs Jorden came to see sister.

14th Friday  fine winter weather & snowed thawing  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ tiard worne out a watchin & a bad cold.

15th Sunday  A fine warm day, the snow thawed fast  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ sick.

16th Sunday  A fine warm day but some cloudy spoilt the sleighing  I did my choars was at home all day a choaring round went to the office in morning & evening went to bed about 9 tiard & sick  Mrs Jorden came to see sister between 4 & 5  E Stone & Mrs Bostwick came here about noon L Bliss called here.

17th Monday  fine weather for winter  I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ nearly sick & worne out.

18th Tuesday  fine warm winter weather & thawed  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ nearly sick & worne out.”

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Hiram E. Leonard Diary, February 5 – 11, 1868

5th Wednesday  fine weather  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ sick etc  Mr Jorden was buried at Naperville by Catholicks.

6th Thursday  a fine but cold day  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ nearly sick & worne out with Sister  Mrs Mary Mannings funeral was attended today with spelnder and richness they were out from Chicago [in margin] Mrs Jorden was here to see Sister.

7th Friday  A fine day for winter  I did my choars was at the office all day & came home about 8 & went to bed at 9 ½ nearly sick with a cold & worne out with trouble.

8th Saturday  rather a fine cloudy morning but snowed the most of the day & evening snow fell about six inches the largest fall of snow we have had at one time  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed about 10 sick & worne out with trouble.

9th Sunday  A good winter day with good sleighing & pretty cold  I did my choars was at the office at 10 & came back & choared round the most of the day went to bed at 9 sick.

10th Monday  fine winter weather & good sleighing  I did my choars was at the office all day came home about 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ nearly sick with a  cold.

11th Tuesday  fine weather for winter  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ and went to bed at 9 ½ nearly sick with a cold & worne out.”

Hiram E. Leonard Diary, January 29 – February 4, 1868

29th Wednesday  fine winter weather  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½  Mrs Jorden came to see sister.

30th Thursday  fine weather & good sleighing  I did my choars was at the office all day came home  8 ½ and went to bed at 9 ½ nearly sick.

31st Friday  fine winter weather  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ nearly sick  Mrs Jorden came.

February 1st Saturday  A fine day & good sleighing  I did my choars was at the office all day came home 8 ½ 8 went to bed at 9 ½ nearly sick & discouraged  L V Resseguie drew wood for me from my woods & Connel chopped sled length.

2nd Sunday  A fine day & some cloudy  I did my choars went to office came back choared round the house etc went to bed about 9 sick Mrs Stone went to Bostwicks & Kenyons & Pollards Mrs Jorden came to see Sister.

3rd Monday  A fine cool winter morning  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ nearly sick & worne out with trouble  Mrs Mary Manning wife of Theodore Manning died this morning at fifteen minutes past 8, 8 ½ with inflemation on the powels  William Jorden father of Pat Jorden an Irishman died today about 10 or 11 in forenoon.

4th Tuesday  rather a fine day  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ nearly sick & worne out  Mrs Jorden was here to see sister.”

Those Were the Days #ThrowbackThursday

Today’s #ThrowbackThursday is taken from a 1951 issue of The Warrenville Community Life. This publication which featured local stories focused on the creation and building of Warrenville’s VFW. The paper also included some snapshots of the day and highlighted some local residents. We hope you enjoy it!

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Hiram E. Leonard Diary, January 22 – 28, 1868

22nd Wednesday  fine weather for winter  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ tiard & nearly sick & worne out with trouble  Mr R Mannings house took fire about 3 ½ & burned all down in short time they saved the furnature.

23rd Thursday  A fine day but snowed some  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ nearly sick & worne out [in margin] Mrs Stone sick.

24th Friday  fine winter weather with some snow  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ nearly sick [in margin] Pollard and Waterman got home from Michigan.

25th Saturday  rather fine & some snowey  I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ nearly sick  Mrs Stone sick.

26th Sunday  rather a fine day but cloudy & snowed some & blowed some  I did my choars went to the office & back  choared round the house went to office 2 times in afternoon & called at Kenyons in morning came home and went to bed at about 9 nearly sick.

27th Monday  A fine winter day  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ and went to bed at 9 ½ nearly sick & tiard.

28th Tuesday  fine weather for winter  I did my chaors was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ and went to bed at 9 ½ sick, Sister sick & Mrs Jorden came.”

Hiram E. Leonard Diary, January 15 – 21, 1868

15th Wednesday  fine winter weather  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ nearly sick & worne out with trouble [in margin] Mrs Stone went to the Big Woods Donation with the Raynolds.

16th Thursday  fine weather for winter  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ tiard & nearly worne out with trouble  James H. Fairbanks [died] this morning about 2 in the morning.

17th Friday  rather a fine winter day  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ tiard & sick James H Fairbanks was buried today.

18th Saturday  fine weather for winter  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ tiard & sick & worne out with trouble & Sister etc.

19th Sunday  Pretty fine weather for winter  I did my choars was at home the most of the a choaring round & a taking care of sister etc went to the office 3 times came home & went to bed at about 9 sick  Mrs Bliss here over night had been here for 2 or 3 days  Mrs Stone at Raynolds & went to Big Woods to meeting.

20th Monday  fine weather for winter  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 verry sick & worne out with trouble with sister etc.

21st Tuesday  fine winter weather  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed tiard lonely, sick & about worne out with trouble.”

Hiram E. Leonard Diary, January 8 – 14, 1868

8th Wednesday  fine weather & no snow  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 & went to bed at 9 sick.

9th Thursday  fine cold weather  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 7 ½ & went to bed at 9 sick & wore out with trouble, there was a dance at Perrys & Mrs Stone went up to help them & stayed all night.

10th Friday  a fine cold day  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 & went to bed at 9 ½ sick & worne out with trouble.

11th Saturday  A fine cold day  I did my choars was at the office all day  came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ nearly sick.

12th Sunday  A fine cold day  I did my choars was at the house all day & choared round the house was sick in afternoon & evening called at the store 3 times during the day went to bed about 9 ½ sick  Mrs Stone went to meeting in afternoon & to Bostwicks in evening  Mrs Grant in the _______ of evening.

13th Monday  fine winter weather without snow  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ nearly sick with a cold etc.

14th Tuesday  A fine day for winter  I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home at 8 & went to bed at 9 ½ nearly sick & worne out with trouble [in margin] Mrs Stone went up to Raynolds to __________ Elezer as was sick.”

Hiram E. Leonard Diary, January 1 – 7, 1868

January 1st Wednesday  fine weather for Jan. I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 7 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ nearly sick  Mrs Stone went to C Owens to New Years & got home about 12 at night.

2nd Thursday  A fine day  I did my choars was at the office all day & came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ sick & discouraged.

3rd Friday  some stormey  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ sick & discouraged.

4th Saturday  rather a fine day & thaws  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ nearly sick.

5th Sunday  A fine pleasant warm day but clouded up at night & rained in the evening  I did my choars was round home the most of the day went to the office 3 times came home & went to bed at 9 Gould & wife came here & went home about 4 the came about noon  Rol Willson called with them & stayed about an hour & left.

6th Monday  fine weather for winter  I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home 8 & went to bed at 9 ½ sick.

7th Tuesday  fine weather  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ worne out with trouble.”

Merry Christmas Memories from 1967 #celebrating50

As we wrap up 2017 with the holiday season, we remember Christmas from 1967, 50 years ago, when the City had just incorporated! Please enjoy some of the memories from that historic year as featured in the Warrenville Digest. We hope you all have a happy and merry Christmas!

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Hiram E. Leonard Diary, December 18 – 24, 1867

18th Wednesday  a fine winter day  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½  & went to bed at 9 ½ worne out with trouble.

19th Thursday  fine weather for winter  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ nearly sick and worne out with my sister & trouble.

20th Friday  A fine pleasant warm day with winter  I did my choars was at the office all day & came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ sick etc.

21st Saturday  A stormey squalley rainey day  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ nearly sick and worne out with trouble  William Scott died at Griffeths tonight.

22nd Sunday  A pleasant day but very windy  I did my choars went to the office, came back  & choared round the house the most of the day went to the office 4 times wrote some in the evening & went to bed about 9 tiard and about worne out with trouble  P Graves sliped down on the ice & was found senceless near the meeting house & was carried into Mr Hudsons hurd pretty bad.

23rd Monday  fine weather for the season  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ tiard & nearly sick & worne out with trouble  [in margin] George Sidwell came back from Canada.

24th Tuesday  fine winter weather  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 & went to bed at 9 tiard, sick & worne out with the trouble of Sister.”