March 6, 1907

Wed Mar 6  Cold E wind froze & thawed none  dark Cloudy  Mariam Leighton Allen died this morning Early at Bid Romines  She had been Sick a long time [she was the] mother of my friends of boyhood days gone  I lived with her folks 2 years when I was 16 to 18 yrs old [1]  I cut & trimmed up a white oak tree on E side truck patch & Enjoyed it  I sawed a little wood in the alley  Otto Klock [Klockenteger] went with others to New Mexico to look at land  Vic milks & does his Chores

[1]  Isaac and his three younger siblings moved to Washington County, Iowa from Portsmouth, Scioto County, Ohio after they were orphaned.  It remains a mystery as to how these young children were able to travel to Iowa.  One theory is that their mother, Harriet’s, brother, George Pinkerton, of Sigourney, Keokuk County, Iowa, arranged for their transportation.

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