Hiram E. Leonard Diary, April 17 – 23, 1867

17th Wednesday  fine weather for the season  I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home about 8 ½ & went to bed at 10 nearly sick.

18th Thursday  fine weather for April  I did my choars was at the office all day, came home about 8 ½ & went to bed about 10 tiard lonely & nearly sick [in margin] Milt Piney came.

19th Friday  rather fine weather  I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home about 8 ½ & went to bed about 10 tiard lonely & sick  Barber mooved into Pelhams house.

20th Saturday  A fine day with a heavey wind & cool.  I did my choars was at the office all day came home about 8 ½ & went to bed at 10 or 10 ½ nearly sick, had to go to the office with Rod Smith for Med for his father about 10, Mrs Stone came here in the evening to stay a while.

21st Sunday  A damp cloudy morning & began to rain at noon quite fast was a wet afternoon  I did my choars was at office about 10 choared round the house the rest of the day corded up the bed etc was at office in evening came home & went to bed about 10 nearly sick.

22nd Monday  rather fine cool weather for April  I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home at 8 ½ & went to bed about 10 nearly sick with a cold.

23rd Tuesday  rather cold weather  I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 10 tiard & nearly sick with a cold.”

Happy Easter, Memories from Easter 1967 #Celebrating50

As we head into the Easter holiday weekend, we continue looking back on 1967, the year the City incorporated 50 years ago. These Easter celebrations were captured in the Warrenville Digest during March of 1967.

The Museum will be closed this Sunday to allow our staff and volunteers to enjoy the holiday with their families, but please enjoy this bit of history as we celebrate the spring season, Easter and the City’s 50th! #Celebrating50

The line-up begins as Warrenville youngsters get ready for the Easter Egg hunt held on the VFW grounds. 80 dozen eggs were dyed by members and hidden.

 

 

Hiram E. Leonard Diary, April 10 – 16, 1867

10th Wednesday  rather fine cool 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 with a cold.

11th Thursday  cool pleasant 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 with a cold.

12th Friday  rather a fine day & evening  I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 10 nearly sick.

13th Saturday  A fine warm day the warmest we have had   I did my chaors was at the office all day & evening came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 10 nearly sick sprinkled in evening [in margin] Dr Estes was here.

14th Sunday  A cloudy day & sprinkled a good shower of the day  I did my choars was at the house the most of the day called at the store 3 times & Bliss twice choared round the house & went to bed at about 9 nearly sick with a cold Doctor C Estes was here & went to Connells & cut off Mrs Connels pallet & then went home.

15th Monday  rather a cloudy damp day  I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 10 nearly sick with a cold & downhearted.

16th Tuesday  rather a fine weather for April  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 10 tiard & nearly sick with a  cold.”

Hiram E. Leonard Diary, April 3 – 9, 1867

3rd Wednesday  disagreeable weather & bad roads  I did my choars was at the office all day came home about 8 ½ & went to bed at 10 nearly sick  Sister we carried over to Dr Waterman in afternoon  She stayed all night.

4th Thursday  A cloudy damp day cooler toward night  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 10 nearly sick & lonely  I brought Sister from Dr Watermans about 9  F Gary brought us in a buggy.

5th Friday  A cold disagreeable morning with a flurry of snow on the ground & frozen it snowed a little flurrys today  I did my choars was at the office all day & came home at 8 ½ & went to bed about 10 sick  Sally Munk went home & Mrs Stone came & stayed–.

6th Saturday A cold morning with the ground frozen  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed about 9 ½ & had a fine rest but was about sick  Mrs Stone was here & stayed all night  Sally Munk at home.

7th Sunday  A verry fine warm day & evening  I did my choars went to office & got some medacine came home  choared round all day was at the office in the evening came home & went to bed about 9 nearly sick about 9  Mrs Stone was here all day & night except going home at noon a ____________.

8th Monday rather a fine day but cool  I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home about 8 ½ & went to bed at 10 nearly sick with a cold [in margin] Mrs Stone here.

9th Tuesday  rather fine cool for April  I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home about 8 ½ & went to bed at 10 nearly sick  Sister pretty bad off.”

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—-.”