Hiram E. Leonard Diary, March 27 – April 2, 1867

27th Wednesday  cold weather freezes a nights & thaws a days & is muddy I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 10 nearly sick [in margin] snowed Casper Watson & Nella Green were married about this time.

28th Thursday  cold for March & muddy  I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 10 sick & lonely.

29th Friday  A cold raw day thawed & made it muddy  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 10 nearly sick & lonely.

30th Saturday  A cold day for March & froze at night  I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home at 9 & went to bed at 10 ½ about sick with a cold Mrs Stone stayed all night with sister  My cow calved this forenoon [in margin] Mrs Stone stayed.

31st Sunday  A fine pleasant morning but cloudy day & cool  I did my choars went to office then got Grant & Resseguie to come & help  Willsons cow calve in morning  I choared round house Ed Munk called, was at office in evening went to bed at 10 [in margin] Willson cow calved.

April 1st Monday Cool disagreeable weather for April  I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 10 nearly sick & lonely.

2nd Tuesday  cool disagreeable weather with bad roads  I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 10 tiard & sick Town meeting.”

Hiram E. Leonard Diary, March 20 – 26, 1867

20th Wednesday  cool for March roads muddy  I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home at 8 ½ & went to bed about 10 nearly sick  sister deranged.

21st Thursday  rather cool March weather  I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 10 sick, lonely & discouraged Sister sick.

22nd Friday A cloudy damp day  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 10 about sick wood chopers here this week.

23rd Saturday  A cloudy damp day & rained in evening  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 10 nearly sick  Sally Munk here [in margin] cutting wood.

24th Sunday  A snowey morning, snowed fast for a short time was an inch or two deep  I did my choars was at the office after breckfust came back & choared round the house the rest of the day & went to bed about 9 or 10, we mooved sister into the front room.

25th Monday  a cold day for March thawed some a days & freeze a nights I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 10 nearly sick.

26th Tuesday  A cold day for March some mudy days I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 10 nearly sick & lonely.”

Hiram E. Leonard Diary, March 13 – 19, 1867

13th Wednesday  A cold morning thurmometer at 10 degrees below zero in morning  A cold day  I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home at 8 ½ & went to bed about 9 ½ tiard sick & lonely—Sister was nirvas & lightheaded.

14th Thursday  rather a cold day for March  I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ nearly sick & lonely.

15th Friday  cool weather for March  I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home at 8 ½ and went to bed at 9 ½ tiard & about sick with a cold.

16th Saturday  cool & spit snow a little cleared off at night cold  I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home at 8 ½ and went to bed at 9 ½ tiard & about sick & lonely.

17th Sunday  A cold windy  morning & day with a flurry of snow on the ground cold tonight  I did my choars & choared round the house all day called at Scovills & Willsons in the morning went to the office in evening & made up the mail came home & called to Willsons came home & went to bed at about 9.

18th Monday  rather a fine cool March day  I did my choars was at the office the most of the day came home  about 8 ½ & went to bed at 10 nearly sick Sally Munk came in afternoon.

19th Tuesday  rather fine cold March weather  I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home about 8 ½ & went to bed about 10 tiard & sick, lonely & about discouraged  Sally Munk was here all day & went to Donation in evening [in margin] Donation at Methodist Church.”

Fashion Friday featuring the Well-Dressed Women of Warrenville, Celebrating 50 Edition

It’s Fashion Friday again at the Historical Society! Enjoy these Well-Dressed Women of Warrenville from local artist Mildred Baldwin’s popular column from the Warrenville Digests.

These women were featured during 1967, the year that Warrenville incorporated as a city. As we celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the City of Warrenville this year, these women of 1967 are also part of our celebration of Women’s History Month! Read all about these ladies, their families, work and volunteerism in our community!

If you’d like to learn more about Mildred Baldwin, the local artist whose column featured many women of Warrenville, see our earlier blog post here https://warrenvillehistorical.wordpress.com/2013/03/15/womens-history-month-mildred-baldwin/.

Hiram E. Leonard Diary, March 6 – 12, 1867

6th Wednesday  rather cool March weather  I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home about 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ nearly sick with a cold & lonely —-.

7th Thursday  A damp muddy day  I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ nearly sick with a cold & lonely T Galusha & Ed went back to Alabama, Mrs Anna Warren died at Rockford at night.

8th Friday  A muddy day but not cold  I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home at 8 ½ & went to bed about 10 tiard & nearly sick with a cold & lonely—.

9th Saturday  A cloudy damp day & looked like a storm damp & mist in evening  I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home about 8 ½ & went to bed about 10 tiard & nearly sick & lonely—Charles Estes called at the store & went to Bliss to stay all night  Mrs Anna Warren was buried at our burying ground today.

10th Sunday  A damp misty day & rained last night & broak a way some in afternoon & grew cold some  I did my choars was at the house all day & evening except to go to the office & fix the mail & called at Willson twice went to bed at about 9 sick & homesick, sister sick [in margin] sister was sick & nurvis & figoty.

11th Monday  rather cold for March  I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home about 8 ½ & went to bed at about 9 ½ about sick with a cold & lonely.

12th Tuesday  rather cold weather for March  I did my choars was at the office al day & evening came home at 8 ½ & went to bed about 9 ½ nearly sick with a cold Sister nurvus & wild.”

Hiram E. Leonard Diary, February 27 – March 5, 1867

27th Wednesday  Muddy damp disagreeable weather  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ went to bed at 9 ½ nearly sick.

28th Thrusday  A cloudy damp thawey day  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 [in margin] Shaffer and Mrs Carthen were married.

March 1st Friday  A damp warm cloudy day grew cold at night & froze 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.

2nd Saturday  rather a cold windy day ground frozen hard  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ or 10 nearly sick, the Baptist had a Covenant meeting & 15 went forward to be baptized towmorrow [in margin] H Gould brought me up 2 piggs.

3rd Sunday  A cold day with some flurrys of snow  I did my choars was round home the most of the day choaring round went to the post office about noon called at Willsons  she was sick had Doctor last night came home wrote some & choared round went to office in evening came home & went to bed at about 9 nearly sick  sister sick & nirvus there were some 12 baptised today by Elder Hunt [in margin] sister sick figoty & melanchy.

4th Monday  rather a fine cool day  I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home about 8 ½ & went to bed about 9 ½ tiard sick & lonely as death—.

5th Tuesday  rather fine raw weather with a flurry of snow  I did my choars was at the office all day came home about 8 ½ & went to bed about 9 ½ sick & lonely—-.”

Celebrating 50: 1967 Celebration of Washington’s Birthday at Holmes School

2017 marks the 50th Anniversary of the incorporation of the City of Warrenville. As the City of Warrenville and the Historical Society celebrate 50, we will be featuring events and happenings from 1967.

Today we feature a celebration of President Washington’s birthday at Holmes School!  scan0599scan0600-1 scan0601 scan0602

Hiram E. Leonard Diary, February 20 – 26, 1867

20th Wednesday  snowed some I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ nearly sick with a cold.

21st Thursday  A fine pleasant winter day  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ about sick Dutch Saloon widow married [in margin] Quarterly meeting.

22nd Friday  A fine pleasant day  I did my choars was at the office all day came home & went to bed at 9 ½ about sick  Ball at Perrys Tavern [in margin] joined the Methodist class.

23rd Saturday  A fine thawey day grew cold at night  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ sick with a cold [in margin] sister ________ & ________.

24th Sunday  A fine pleasant cool day  I did my choars was at home till 11 when I went to L Kenyon to see Uncle Daniel, got there at 1 started home at a little before 5 got home about 6 did my choars went to office called at Willsons came home wrote some & went to bed about 10 tiard & about sick  Willson & family went to York Center to Barrus they got home about 8  Sister getting feeble again.

25th Monday  rather fine thawey weather  I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ nearly sick with a cold [in margin[ Sister in a ______ turn.

26th Tuesday  A thawey muddy day & evening  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ about sick Sister a getting in to an other nirney turn [in margin] dancing school at Perrys.”

Hiram E. Leonard Diary, February 13 – 19, 1867

13th Wednesday  a misty damp day & the water getting high the river verry high tonight so it sent up into my celler near 2 feet  I did my choars was at the office all day came home about 8 ½ & went to bed at near 9 ½ nearly sick.

14th Thursday  the river quite high but a falling a little fell near 2 feet during day  I did my choars was at the office all day & came home 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ nearly sick with a  cold.

15th Friday  a damp cloudy morning & began to rain at 8 or 9 sprinkled more or less all the forenoon & rained in afternoon & the river raised conciderable was pretty high  I did my choars was at the store all day came home 9 ½ & went to bed at 10 ½ sick with a cold Jerry Dady & Rol Willson killed my pigs in forenoon & I cut them up in evening came home early in evening.

16th Saturday  A cold windy blustering day  like March  I did my choars was at the office all day came home 8-3/4 & went to bed about 10 ½ nearly sick.

17th Sunday  A fine pleasant warm day  I did my choars salted my pork down went to the office a little before 12 came back & choared round the house  cleaned out my pig pen etc was at the office again in evening came home & went to bed about 9 tiard & about sick.

18th Monday  rather fine winter weather  I did my choars was at the store all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ nearly sick [in margin] meeting continues?

19th Tuesday  rather fine 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 with a cold.”

Hiram E. Leonard Diary, February 6 – 12, 1867

6th Wednesday  good sleighing over a foot & half of snow  I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ nearly sick.

7th Thursday  fine winter weather thawed some  I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home at 8 ½ & went to bed about 9 ½ sick with a cold.

8th Friday  fine winter weather & thawed some grew cold at night   I did my choars was at the office all day etc  I come home 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ about sick with a cold etc.

9th Saturday  A cold morning the murcury stood at 8 degrees below zero in morning a cold day & night  I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home at 8 ½ & went to bed about 9 ½ tiard lonely & nearly sick with a  cold, thurmometer below zero at sunset.

10th Sunday  A cold pleasant morning & cold day, clouded up about noon & looked like snow  The mercury stood in the thurmometer at _____ degrees below zero in the morning  I did my choars was at the office about 10 & 1 ½, choared round the house the most of the day & round hog pen & howel  I was at office in evening came home & went to bed about 9 about sick  Protracted meeting yet  R B Pollard got home from Vermont.

11th Monday  rather fine weather for winter  I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home about 8 ½ & went to bed about 9 ½ nearly sick with a cold.

12th Tuesday  rather fine & a growing more warm  I did my choars was at the I did my choars was at the office all day came home about 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ sick with a cold.”