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.”

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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.”