Hiram E. Leonard Diary, October 23 – 29, 1867

23rd Wednesday  fine for Oct  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½  tiard & sick with trouble.

24th Thursday  fine but dry & cool, 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.

25th Friday  A fine day but dry  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ tiard & worn out with trouble.

26th Saturday  fine day for Oct  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ sick & worn out with  Horace Potter came here at noon & stayed all night & over Sunday rained drg the night.

27th Sunday  A cloudy misty damp day  I did my choars was at the office about 10 came home and went to picking apples & choared round Gould & wife came here, Cal & Rol came in the evening.

28th Monday  rather fine dry & cool  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 nearly sick & worne out with trouble, Sarah Ward went to Wheaton for a short time & some think school will learn.

29th Tuesday  A fine cool day & dry  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ nearly sick.”

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Hiram E. Leonard Diary, October 16 – 22, 1867

16th Wednesday  A fine warm dry day, the ground verry dry  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ tiard & nearly sick with a cold & trouble, Gould etc commenced putting down Jonathan Pollard well.

17th Thursday  A fine hot day  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 nearly sick etc.

18th Friday  A fine hot dry day  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ and went to bed at 9 ½ nearly sick with a cold etc.

19th Saturday  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 nearly sick etc [in margin] Caroline & Mrs Stone went to Naperville.

20th Sunday  A fine hot dry day, the ground is verry dry, I did my choars was at the office about 9 & R B Pollard cut my hair  I came home and choar house & choared round picked apples etc was at home all day & went to bed about 9 sick  Abner Stone & Emma came & wrote a letter for Mrs Stone.

21st Monday  rather a fine day  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ and went to bed at 9 nearly sick with a _________ Edward Monk & Adda Germain were married this morning at 10 & started to Michigan.

22nd Tuesday  rather fine weather for Oct  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ about sick.”

Hiram E. Leonard Diary, October 9 – 15, 1867

9th Wednesday  rather fine cool weather  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 10 sick.

10th Thursday  fine cool weather  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 10 nearly sick.

11th Friday  fine cool dry weather  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ went to bed at 10 about worn out trouble.

12th Saturday  a fine cool day & beautiful evening  I did my choars was at the office the most of the day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 10 nearly sick  Wm Jordan wife came down & carried Sister up there.

13th Sunday  A fine pleasant day & warmer  I did my choars went to the store & back choared round the house picked some apples etc went to bed at 9 nearly sick H Gould & wife & Rol Willson Caroline were here to supper & stayed till night.

14th Monday  rather fine dry weather for the season  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 10 worn out with trouble.

15th Tuesday  fine dry warm weather  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 10 nearly sick with trouble.”

Hiram E. Leonard Diary, October 2 – 8, 1867

2nd Wednesday  rather fine cool weather  I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 10 sick & used up with trouble.

3rd Thursday  rather cold & cloudy  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 10 sick tiard & worne out with trouble.

4th Friday  A cloudy day & rained in afternoon & evening  I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home at 8 ½ & did not go back in the evening went to bed at 9 sick  Eliza Gaeth stayed here.

5th Saturday  rather a cloudy day but comfitable  I did my choars was at the office all day  came home at 8 ½ went to bed at about 9 sick etc [in margin] I Collins died this morning or last night.

6th Sunday  rather cool & some cloudy  in forenoon but a pretty fine day  I did my choars went to office & back helped Jerry fix my barrels I choared round the house etc went to bed about 8 ½ nearly sick.

7th Monday  A fine cool 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.

8th Tuesday  fine cool dry weather  I did my choars at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 10 nearly sick.”

Hiram E. Leonard Diary, September 25 – October 1, 1867

25th Wednesday  A fine pleasant day I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 10 nearly discouraged & sick with trouble etc  Wallace Jones store was broken into about 11 or 12 & about $1000,00 Dollars works of goods taken out  the waggon came from the south & went West about 12 ½ or before one.

26th Thursday  fine hot dry weather  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 10 nearly worne out with trouble.

27th Friday  A fine warm pleasant dry 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 trouble  Mrs Hollister she that was Eva Carpenter had a daughter last night or this morning.

28th Saturday  A fine hot pleasant dry day  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 10 nearly sick & worne out with trouble.

29th Sunday  A fine pleasant day with quite a cool breeze & some clouds I did my choars was round the house the most of the day went to office in the morning choared round cut down straw stack fixed some hoops on vinagar barrel picked some apples etc went to bed at about 9 nearly sick with trouble.

30th Monday  rather fine cool weather for Sept.  I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 10 & was sick all night & got up 9 times with diarea was pretty sick all the morning & next day.

October 1st Tuesday  rather a fine cool day  I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 10 nearly sick & worn out with trouble.”

Hiram E. Leonard Diary, September 18 – 24, 1867

18th Wednesday  rather a damp forenoon but a fine day  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 10.

19th Thursday  A fine day  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ and went to bed at 10  Matta Butterfield was married to __________ and Sam Bartholomew today married.

20th Friday  A fine day  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 10 tiard & nearly sick with trouble.

21st Saturday  rather a fine day  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ and went to bed at 10 tiard lonely & nearly sick with trouble  Mrs Scowel had her 5 daughter this morning.

22nd Sunday  A fine pleasant warm day  I did my choars was at home the most of the day  called at the store etc, picked some apples & choared round the house went to bed at 9 Roll Willson & wife & H Gould & wife were here in afternoon & went home the sun an hour high we went to see Ada Bostwicks pump.

23rd Monday  fine warm pleasant day & dry  I did my choars was at the office all day & came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 10 tiard & nearly sick with trouble.

24th Tuesday  fine hot dry weather  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 10 nearly sick with trouble & about discouraged.”

Hiram E. Leonard Diary, September 11 – 17, 1867

11th Wednesday  A fine 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.

12th Thursday  fine dry weather  I did my choars was at the office all day came home about 8 ½ & went to bed about 9 ½ nearly sick & worne out [in margin] Jesse Graves married to Mrs Wood or Blackman.

13th Friday  rather cloudy & a light shower  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ & worne out [in margin] G Lindsey came out.

14th Saturday  A fine cool 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.

15th Sunday  a fine warm day with a light shower about one or half past. I went to the office & back choared round the house etc, Mrs Stone went up to Charles Owens after breckfust, I fixed a cider barrel etc & went to bed about 9 nearly sick  Sister acted like the verry devile all day & I got so confused I could hardly stand it.

16th Monday  rather a fine day & evening  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ and went to bed at 10 nearly sick with trouble.

17th Tuesday  rather a fine day with a shower at night  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 10 nearly sick.”

Hiram E. Leonard Diary, September 4- 10, 1867

4th Wednesday  rather fine for Sept. I did my choars was at the office all day came home about 8 ½ & went to bed about 9 ½ nearly sick.

5th Thursday  rather a fine day for the season  I did my choars was at the office all day came home about 8 ½ & went to bed about 9 ½ nearly sick.

6th Friday  some cloudy with a light shower  I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home about 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ sick.

7th Saturday  A fine day for Sept  I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ tiard & about sick.

8th Sunday  A fine pleasant day  I did my choars got Bliss horse & Pollards carriage & went to Batavia & got my sister & brought her home got home between 3 & 4 choared round & went to bed about 9 ½ nearly sick with trouble etc.

9th Monday  rather a fine 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 [in margin] thrashed oats Owen machine.

10th Tuesday  fine weather  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ and went to bed at 9 ½ sick & worne out with trouble.”

Hiram E. Leonard Diary, August 28 – September 3, 1867

28th Wednesday  rather a fine day  I did my choars was at the office all day & in the eve came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ nearly sick C Owen here & lodged.

29th Thursday  A fine day & evening  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ and went to bed at 9 ½ nearly sick [in margin] Owen thrashed at Rickards.

30th Friday  A fine day  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ nearly sick.

31st Saturday  rained pretty steddy all the forenoon  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ nearly sick.

September 1st Sunday  rather a fine cool day  I did my choars went to the office & back choared round the house the most of the day & went to bed about 9 tiard & about sick  George went to see Tom to Mrs Smith, and H Gould came here about 10 & went to away between 3 & 4.

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

3rd Tuesday  fine dry fall weather  I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home about 8 ½ & went to bed about 9 ½ lonely tiard & nearly sick with a cold etc.”

Fashion Friday featuring the Well-Dressed Women of Warrenville, Celebrating 50 Edition Part 2

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. Our feature includes the wife of newly elected Mayor Bill Stafford! This month we have also left the full page of the Digest by request, as we know many of you love reading through those!

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/. You can also join us on the evening of Sunday, October 15th for our Annual Cemetery Walk which will feature some Well-Dressed Women of Warrenville!