Tag Archives: Leslie Lewis Carr

February 24, 1938

Margaret died on February 24, 1938 in Pomona California. She was 90 years old. Her death came 15 years and 10 days after Isaac’s. Her children brought their mother home to Wellman, Iowa, where she was buried with Isaac in the Taylor family cemetery, just south of Wellman.

Isaac specified in his will that “at the death of my wife, I direct that Leslie Lewis Carr is to have all of the books belonging to my daily diary and library, except any of my other children may have one or two books apiece from the library if they wish same for keepsakes”. We know from the newspaper account, dated February 13, 1924, that Leslie was there to help his mother dispose of the household goods. So, it would make sense that the daily diaries and library books would be given to Leslie at that time instead of moving them to California. Leslie also received some mementos Isaac saved and original land purchases from the U. S. Government documented on parchment paper. Also in the collection were Isaac’s hand-written speeches and many newspaper clippings saved over the years.

After Leslie died on October 19, 1968, Isaac’s entire collection made its way to the State Historical Society of Iowa, Special Collections, Iowa City, Iowa. I am very grateful to the Historical Society for introducing me to Isaac’s journals and allowing some of the collection to be published on this blog.

This concludes my blog entries for now. I haven’t decided how I will go forward, but as previously mentioned in the past, if anything new comes to my attention, I will post the information.

Thanks, again, to my followers for their interest, commentary and support.


February 5, 1923

Mon 5   Cold morn   Sun Shines Bright   I aros aftr 9 feeling Poorly  Mother washt me   I rested well fore part of Nite   Mother talked with Maude  Ralph got me fresh side meat for dinner   Dave cam & brot me Beef tea cubes   Isabel went to D of Vet [Daughters of Veterans?] meeting   She is President   Mrs Roup & Mrs Boyd called & we had very Pleasnt visit   We sent Leslie Box oranges 3 doz & 1 doz Tangerines by Parsel Post   I pd the Post 2,51   we got mail after dinner   letter & sessmt Blank from C Livsey  Leslie Nora & John & Mrs Fleming

January 27, 1923

Sat 27   Quite cool & frosty this morning  The sun shines Bright   we arose at 8  I feel fair  I finishd & mailed letters to Leslie   Mother & Isabel also wrote mail at noon   we got No letters   after a late dinner when Isabel gave me Straw Berries & very fine & ripe   I got Ralph to Send to Rice of NY for a double truss 14,00   we went down town   I got shaved 15 cents & met Dave & Roy   we had a good visit at Ralphs RE [real estate] office  they brot me home & stayed awhile   my 3 collars sent 2 wks came this eve 12 cts

January 26, 1923

At Isabels & Maudes

 Friday January 26 1923   Sun rose clear   we arose about 8   Isabel starts a nice gas fire in our room & brings us hot water to wash    my cold is better but I don’t feel good   I ate 2 pancakes   soon after 10 Ralph came home from land trip to Arizona   tis cold   don’t warm up fast   Roy & Dave called awhile after dinner   all but me went to school   Margaret P graduates    we gave her 2 silver dollars   I commenced a letter to Leslie   I gave Marjorie 50 cents

June 21, 1922

Wednesday June 21st 1922   A very fine still day & I am improving   I dug our first New potatos   they are small   a good rain is what they Need   I shaved   Mrs Lewis Gardner Called   I cut with Sickle in the alley   I got mail aftr dinner   letters from Leslie & Harriet   Ellsworth Palmer called PM & got Garag Key   his auto in our garage all winter   I took 3 books to the library & got 2   this is the second day of the State encampmt in Ioa City of gar & wrc   I don’t feel able  Nor have much desire to attend

March 15, 1922

Wednesday March 15, 1922   fine day   no frost this morning & mostly cloudy   arose before 7   I did not rest well last Nite   ate a good breakfast of pancakes   we 3 finished a letter & mail to Leslie in Clermont & I shaved & took a short walk   tis not quite so warm as yesterday   it cleared off after dinner & is real Nice & I took a walk & after supper   Isabel came & we all visited til 9 oclock   Mother & I came home to Pomona with Isabel & got to bed after 10 & we expect to all go to Long Beach tomorrow & we expect to stay there a week or two   I paid one dollar for a Doz carnations to put on Nellies Grave

February 23 1922

Thursday February 23 1922   At Maudes in Ontario   Mostly cloudy   we arose Near 7 & ate a good breakfst of pancakes   Otto went to work & Carol to School   I sat around & read & PM I took a walk East from Maudes   I went to Bank with Maude & gave her $500,00 to pay on her home   after Supper Ralph & Isabel & Marjorie came & Stayed til bed time & brot me a letter & Sessment [assessment?] from C M Livezy assessor for me to fill out   also a letter from Leslie in Clermont containing one from Dave in Stilwater   he [Dave] thinks he can meet us soon   at 8-30 Isabel Marjorie Ralph & I came to Isabels leaving Mother with Maude  getting a new dress made & an old one made over   we reached home and to bed at 9-30   the burning well WSW showed very plain coming home