Hiram E. Leonard Diary, August 13 – 19, 1868

13th Thursday  fine weather & cool  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 they stack hay.

14th Friday  fine cool 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 & nearly sick.

15th Saturday  A fine pleasant day  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ and went to bed about 9 ½ nearly sick.

16th Sunday  A fine pleasant with a cool air  I did my choars was round the house the most of the day & fixed a box for the gees to drink in was at the office twice & went to bed at about 9  one goslin had got out & left & we hunted for it & Jerry Pollard brought him [in margin] goslin got out & went to Jerry Pollards.

17th Monday  rather fine weather  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ tiard worne out with trouble  [in margin] Rol went off a selling rights.

18th Tuesday  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 nearly sick & worne out  [in margin] Naperville & Wheaton folks met at Elgin to see about the County Seat & adjourned.

19th Wednesday  fine weather for Aug.  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ sick  Rol got back from selling rights.”

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Hiram E. Leonard Diary, August 6 – 12, 1868

6th Thursday  fine weather with a shower  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.

7th Friday  rather damp hay weather a shower last night  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ sick & worne out with trouble.

8th Saturday  verry windy & cool  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ sick & worne out with trouble  R B Pollard got home from Chicago.

9th Sunday  A cool cloudy morning but more pleasant during the day  I did my choars was at the house the most of the day a choaring round & fixing fence etc went to the office in forenoon & in afternoon & went to bed about 9 nearly sick [in margin] Ben Horth carried Elizabeth to Holmes.

10th Monday  rather fine weather but rained a little  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 my cows got through Garys fence into his field & he set the dogs & boys ahorseback & run them so that it nearly killed my old cow, and dryed them up so that the old cow gave but a pint at a milking for three or four days & gave not more than a tea cup full at one milking  [in margin] J P Garys dogs & boys run my cows so that it nearly dryed them up.

11th Tuesday  rather a fine day but some cloudy  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ sick & worne out with trouble.

12th Wednesday  fine weather & cool  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.”

Hiram E. Leonard Diary, July 30- August 5, 1868

30th Thursday  fine hay 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 Sister.

31st Friday  A fine day with some clouds & rained during the evening or night  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed 9 ½.

August 1st Saturday  rained in the morning & cleared off in afternoon & was fine  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½  [in margin] ___________ served on the Wheaton folks & Supervisors.

2nd Sunday  A fine day but some cloudy & sprinkled toward night  I did my choars was at home the most of the [day] a choaring round was at the office in morning at noon & night I went to bed at 9 ½  H Gould was here & family today.

3rd Monday  rather fine weather  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ sick & worne out.

4th Tuesday  rather a fine day some cloudy  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ nearly worne out with trouble.

5th Wednesday  rather fine weather some showerey  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ sick  [in margin] R B Pollard got home from _________ city.”

Hiram E. Leonard Diary, July 23 – 29, 1868

23rd Thursday  A fine hot dry day things a suffering, 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.

24th Friday fine warm & very dry 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 Sister  Judge Daniels & Doct Sedgwick came down & got the county records & took them to Wheaton.

25th Saturday  A fine hot dry day  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ¾ went back to the store at  9 ¼ & let Grants dog out came home & went to bed about 9 ½ tiard & worne out with trouble  Rol Willson & Dasenbrook got back from _________ Pat Wright & Mrs Norris were married today.

26th Sunday  A fine hot day with conciderable air & is smuckey & haisey  I did my choars was at the house all day a choaring round & fixing fence was about sick went to store in morning & at evening came home & went to bed at 9 nearly sick [in margin] Isack Reynolds home.

27th Monday  fine warm hay 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.

28th Tuesday  fine weather for July  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.

29th Wednesday  fine weather  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.”

Hiram E. Leonard Diary, July 16 – 22, 1868

16th Thursday  a verry hot day  some showers round 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.

17th Friday  a fine hot day  some showers round 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.

18th Saturday  A fine hot day with a fine shower  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] Wm Griffith & Mary Williams were married today Col Warren got home from N Y & Washington.

19th Sunday  A fine warm day & hot in the middle cool towards night was some cloudy I did my choars was round the house all day fixed calf pen etc was at office twice & went to bed about 9 nearly sick Benjamin Hoath came about 5 & road out with Eliza.

20th Monday  A fine hot dry 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 trouble.

21st Tuesday  fine hot dry weather  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 of Sister.

22nd Wednesday  fine hot dry weather  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ sick & worne out with Sister  heifer went to bull.”

Hiram E. Leonard Diary, July 9 – 15, 1868

9th Thursday  fine hot growing weather  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.

10th Friday  A fine hot day  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ tiard & worne out with trouble with Sister [in margin] Rol got ________ from Wite.

11th Saturday  a fine hot day  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 10 tiard & worne out with trouble & Sister.

12th Sunday  A fine hot growing day  I did my choars was at the house the most of the day went to the office at noon & in evening & went to bed at 9 nearly sick [in margin] Ben Hoath was here.

13th Monday  A fine hot day about 100 degrees above zero  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 [in margin] thermometer ranged all this week at from 98 to 105 degrees above zero & many died with heat etc.

14th Tuesday  A verry hot 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 trouble of Sister.

15th Wednesday  fine hot 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] Ben Hoath brought Eliza home about 11 at night.”

Hiram E. Leonard Diary, July 2 – 8, 1868

2nd Thursday  very hot weather  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, the old cow took the bull today.

3rd Friday  fine hot weather  I did my choars was at the office all day came home 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ nearly sick & worne out.

4th Saturday  A fine hot day  I did my choars was at the office all [day] came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at about 10 nearly sick & worned out, selebration at Wheaton & Aurora, Some one way & some the other way, Rol & Cal went to Wheaton.

5th Sunday  rather a fine hot day  some cloudy in afternoon & rained some about 4 I did my choars called at the office about 9 & in evening came home & went to bed at about 9 about sick  I picked some cherrys & choared round.

6th Monday  fine hot weather  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 Sister.

7th Tuesday  fine hot growing 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 Sister.

8th Wednesday  fine hot growing weather  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 with trouble.”

Flashback Friday: Fourth of July Parades

As we look forward to next week’s 4th of July holiday, we have dedicated our #FlashbackFriday to the Warrenville 4th of July Parade! This popular community event has a long history of bringing smiles to the streets of town.

These pictures are in the Museum’s collection and span a variety of years, but unfortunately, we do not have any identifications for people in the pictures or know what years they are from. Do you recognize someone or know what year the picture was taken? Head over to our Facebook Page and comment on our 4th of July Parade photo album and help us preserve history with a comment identifying this missing information!

The Museum will be closed on the 4th, but we will reopen for our regular summer hours of Sundays and Wednesdays from 1-4pm on July 8th. Stop in and see our new Albright Family of Artists exhibit!

We hope you enjoy viewing these past year celebrations and have a happy and safe holiday this year!

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Hiram E. Leonard Diary, June 25 – July 1, 1868

25th Thursday  A fine cool day & evening  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 Sister.

26th Friday  A fine warme day  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 Sister  My cattle all got out of the paster in afternoon & the red cow got with Lahmans bull & took the bull.

27th Saturday  A fine hot 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 trouble.

28th Sunday  A fine & verry hot day  I did my choars was round the house all day a choaring etc was at the store in forenoon & evening came home and went to bed at 9 nearly sick  Rolen carried Eliza over to Filers & left her.

29th Monday  fine weather for June  I did my choars was at the office all day came home 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ nearly sick & worne out with trouble.

30th Tuesday  fine 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.

July 1st Wednesday  fine hot weather  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ sick etc.”

Hiram E. Leonard Diary, June 18 – 24, 1868

18th Thursday  rather fine 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.

19th Friday  Some squalley & wet  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 & trouble.

20th Saturday  A cold cloudy disagreeable day  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed about 10 nearly sick & worne out with trouble  Rol Willson came here & stayed all night  Cals goslins sliped away about sunset & we could not find them [in margin] goslins ran away.

21st Sunday  A cold cloudy damp day  I did my choars was at the house all day came home about 9 and went to bed about 10 sick  Rol Willson was here till noon Caroline went to Naperville with Rol in afternoon.

22nd Monday  rather fine weather for June  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 & Sister.

23rd Tuesday  fine weather & a growing time  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ nearly sick from trouble with Sister etc.

24th Wednesday  fine growing weather  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ tiard & worne out with trouble & Sister  Masons met at Aurora.”