Hiram E. Leonard Diary, July 27 – August 2, 1865

27th Thursday bad damp day a rainey day bad hay weather I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home about 8 ½ & went to bed about 9 ½ tiard & sick.

28th Friday rather a cloudy damp and more pleasant I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home about 8 ½ & went to bed about 9 ½ tiard & sick.

29th Saturday a pretty fine day for haying the best we have had in 2 weeks I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ tiard lonely & about sick Rollen Willson came & got Caroline & Walla & took them up to Shermans to stay overnight, & go tomorrow to Willsons.

30th Sunday A fine pleasant cool day I did my choars was round the house the most of the day choaring & went to the office 3 times, I fixed my well roller & choared round, went to bed about 9 tiard lonely & sick Rollen carried Caroline to Wm McNelleys to stay a week.

31st Monday rather fine weather for haying etc I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home about 8 ½ & went to bed about 9 ½ tiard lonely & about sick.

August 1st Tuesday fine weather for haying & harvist I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home 8 ½ & went to bed about 9 ½ nearly sick etc.

2nd Wednesday rather fine pleasant weather I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home about 8 ½ & went to bed 9 ½ tiard & about sick.”

Hiram E. Leonard Diary, July 20 – 26, 1865

20th Thursday rather a fine day some cloudy I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home about 8 ½ & went to bed about 9 ½ sick.

21st Friday rather a cloudy disagreeable day I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home at 8 ½ went to bed about 9 ½ sick.

22nd Saturday rather a cloudy damp day I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home at 8-3/4 & went to bed about 9 ½ nearly sick Caroline went to Naperville with R Willson & then went up to Sherman Willson & stayed all night.

23rd Sunday rather a cloudy damp disagreeable day & evening & sprinkled some I did my choars was at the office in morning came back & fixed my pen choared round & was at house all day & went to bed about 9 nearly sick Wm McNelly & wife came about noon & left about 4.

24th Monday cloudy bad hay weather I did my choars was at the office all day & in the evening came home at 8 ½ & went to bed about 9 ½ tiard & sick.

25th Tuesday rather cloudy damp weather bad for haying I did my choars was at the office all day & in the evening came home about 8 ½ and went to bed about 9 ½ tiard lonely and about sick.

26th Wednesday rather bad hay weather I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home about 8 ½ & went to bed about 9 ½ tiard lonely & sick.”

Fashion Friday featuring the Well-Dressed Women of Warrenville, Summer Heat Wave Edition

It’s Fashion Friday again at the Historical Society! Enjoy these Well-Dressed Mothers of Warrenville from local artist Mildred Baldwin’s popular column from the Warrenville Digests. These appeared in the summer of 1968, perfect for the heat we are expecting in the next few days.  If you’d like to learn more about Mildred, see our earlier blog post here https://warrenvillehistorical.wordpress.com/2013/03/15/womens-history-month-mildred-baldwin/.

You can stop into the Museum during our summer open hours of Wednesdays and Sundays from 1-4pm and see all the Well-Dressed Women of Warrenville! We are easily accessible off of Winfield Road during construction on Warrenville Road.

WDWW8-2 Susie McGinn WDWW8-4 Barbara Gruca Amour WDWW8-5 Pat O'Donnell

Hiram E. Leonard Diary, July 13-19, 1865

13th Thursday rather cloudy damp weather I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home about 8 ½ & went to bed about 9 ½ tiard & nearly sick [in margin] James Woods got home.

14th Friday rather a fine day but some cloudy I did my choars was at the office all day & in the evening came home about 8 ½ & went to bed about 9 ½ nearly sick & tiard.

15th Saturday a cloudy damp day & rained some conciderable I did my chaors was at the office all day & in the evening came home about 8 ½ went to bed at 9 ½ tiard & sick.

16th Sunday rather a fine day but windey & muddy I did my choars was at the office ________________ went to W Joneses & got a horse & buggy & went to McNellys & carried Caroline & went down to Wm McNelly came home got here at ½ past 7 went to bed at 9 Cal stopped at Willsons. [in margin] I carried Caroline Wray to fathers today & back to Willsons.

17th Monday rather a fine day but some cloudy I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home at 8 ½ went to bed at 9 ½ sick Caroline stayed at Russeguies.

18th Tuesday rather a fine day & evening I did my choars I did my choars was at the office all day & in evening came home about 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ nearly sick Caroline Wray came to my house to stay.

19th Wednesday rather a cloudy rainey day I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home about 8 ½ & went to bed 9 ½ nearly sick.”

Hiram E. Leonard Diary, July 6 – 12, 1865

6th Thursday fine hot weather I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home about 8 ½ and went to bed about 9 ½ nearly sick & lonely.

7th Friday A fine hot day some cloudy & a shower about 5 PM & more showeres in afternoon & evening 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 & downspirited, Mrs Willson & Caroline Wray were at Russeguies a visitating  Cal came to the store & paid me some money & said some things unexpected & wrong [in margin] Cal Wray was at Russeg. H Balis wife had a son weighing only 200/66 pound.

8th Saturday rather a damp lowerey day more pleasant in evening I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home about 9 & went to bed about 9 ½ tiard & about sick felt rather bad all day.

9th Sunday A damp lowerey with a pretty heavey shower about 11 dull afternoon I did my choars was at the house the most of the day went to the office about 9 & back choared round & went to bed at 9 nearly sick & down hearted [in margin] cow went to bull.

10th Monday rather fine growing weather but wet I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home about 9 & went to bed soon after tiard & nearly sick.

11th Tuesday rather fine growing weather I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home about 8 ½ and went to bed about 9 ½ tiard & nearly sick.

12th Wednesday fine growing weather I did my choars was at the office all day & in the evening came home about 8 ½ & went to bed about 9 ½ tiard & nearly sick.”

Flashback Friday: Happy Fourth of July

 

As we are just hours away from the start of the 2015 Warrenville 4th of July Parade, we thought we’d share some pictures from the 1979 parade. We hope you all have a happy and safe holiday weekend!

We will see you on Wednesday, July 8th when we reopen from 1-4pm! Stop in and meet our Albright Inspired visiting artist Chris Hodge!

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