Tag Archives: Delos Carr

January 1, 1897

Another year has come and gone.  Here is Isaac’s year-end report for 1896.

Friday January 1st 1897  An extra fine warm pleasant day & no frost in the ground  Roy plowed all day over west & killed a large blue racer snake & it was quite lively & showed fight  Harve done the chores & split & piled some wood  Mag is getting slowly better & came down stairs to dinner  PM I went to Wellman & got a harness fixed  Converse Bradford paid me $75,00 intrest money & I Deposited $50,00 in the bank & paid W F Reed $6,55 renewal to the Advance [Wellman Advance newspaper] for myself & Harvey brothers Same & Delos & also the Cincinnatti Enquirer & weekly Interocean  I got a Key for my Hall lock at Palmers 5c  My horses broke a nek yoke Strap & I got a new one  I went to Amanda’s & She came home with me  we got home at dusk & found Mag feeling midling well  the roads dried fast & are getting good in places 

The past year has been probably the best corn year that we ever had in this neighborhood  I had 28 acres & it averaged 60 bu to the acre  Roy had most of the Hughbanks place in corn  equally as good & I have the barn Crib full & the crib out north full & a new crib west of the barn 80 ft long 11 ft high & 9 ft wide full  all of this nice Sound big eared white corn & I have some in rail pen & will probably buy enough to feed & not use any out of my cribs tis selling at 12 & 15c a bu & dull sale at that  Either the local or Shipping demand is slow  oats was a very poor crop  we had better left them in the field & not touched them  I have 600 bu of nice old oats & got 150 bu of poor rent oats  Roy raised 345 bu of nice full wheat on my place  I got 2/5 138 bu a little musty but sound & will make good pig slop  apples were an Excellent crop both in quantity & quality  we geathered at least 200 bu & left a big pile of windfalls out in the orchard to freeze & for the chickens  I buried about 12 or 15 bu to freeze  plenty of Squashes turnips punkins &c  a fair crop of raspberries & blk berries  no plums  our health has been good except the Sick Spell Mag is having now  Many are Complaining loudly of hard times  I have no reason to complain  prices of all farm produce never was so low  Collections are slow & men don’t want to pay their intrest  I have 5 Shares of Stock in the Wellman Savings bank all paid up worth $1135 & 3 Shares of Stock in the farmers savings bank of Keota worth $335  I am not making any money  am just trying to keep even & am thinking very hard about leaving my farm but don’t know what to do with the farm  however I feel that I must leave it some way before long  my farming days are about over  good bye 1896

November 13, 1892

Sunday Nov 13  A cool gloomy Cloudy day  Roy & I done the chores & middle PM Roy went away  Harve came in time to help me do the chores & it was very lucky for me for I am getting a very lame back & can hardly carry a basket of corn  we fed the steers 17 baskets full this Eve  I wrote a letter to Bro [brother] Delos & sent our family picture  also one of Amanda’s family group

October 23, 1892

Sunday Oct 23  Cool & clear light north wind  quite a freeze & a hard frost this morning  the first of any note this fall  quite a lot of Mags flowers got froze  Roy & Sylva went over SE 10 or 12 mis [miles] to Hamiltons visiting  Harve went to Lindavers  Mag & I went to the other place & fed the steers & stopped at Amanda’s few minutes  as we came home Amanda gave me their family picture to send to Delos  I paid Price Snider $10,00 on painting

Note:  For more information about Price Snider, see

(1) http://www.vistree.org/wc21/wc21_213.html

(2) http://www.genealogy.com/ftm/b/r/a/Fran-Braley/GENE11-0015.html

September 6, 1892

Note:  Isaac’s wife, Margaret, is still writing these journal entries. Isaac will be home in early October 1892 and will take up writing the journal entries at that time.

Tuesday Sept 6th  A nice day.  The Boys both went to the other place and hauled manure.  Roy took Sylvia up to Nira to article for the School and they got a letter from their Father.  We were all glad to hear from him and that he was having a nice visit with his Brother Delos.  We received nvite [invite]Taylors Wedding Card.  Lunt? borrowed the plow.

August 15, 1892

Monday Aug 15  A dry warm & Still day  Castrated my 6 Early spring pigs  mended a gate  fixed a trough  wrote to Brother Sam & card to Perry Vanwinkle  I expect if nothing prevents to start this Evening for the Pacific Coast via St. Paul  Neb [Nebraska] Livingston Montana  Stop at Yellowstone Park then leave the main line of the NPR at Spokane  go to uniontown in Washington then to Grangeville in Idaho where I will visit my Brother Delos then to Yoncalla in Oregon & visit my Brother Sam  then to Sanfrancisco Cal & visit Nora & then home via Kansas City & Denver & Muscatine [Iowa]  the boys are hauling manure


August 25, 1877

Saturday, Aug 25th    I went & saw the school house where my father went to school when a boy   tis in fair order yet & will last several years   after dinner Uncle & I went to Mr  Shutes (?) where Aunt & Nell & Delos [1] are picking hops   I took supper there   helped Aunt & Nelly pick hops after supper   it rained   I came to Uncles in the rain

[1] Nell and Delos could be Isaac’s first cousins.   Isaac Newton Carr had an uncle, brother and son named Delos.