[Feb. 13 & 14] Nora staid constantly & rest [of family] all in often. I was up little while Tues. Feb 13 & went in to see him, & O, how he had failed. He was conscious to the last & passed away at 3 o,clock Wednesday p.m. Feb. 14th. O, how hard it is to know we will never again have our dear father with us, but he wanted to go & made all his funeral arrangements, his songs to be sung, his pall bearers ect.
O, how we shall miss him, he was always so generous, so kind & just always made the best of every thing & we always tho’t [thought] what ever father did was just right.
His life has truly been a most wonderful one & he certainly has always had such high ideals & tried so hard to raise his family right. We certainly have much to be thankful for such a life as he [has] lived, always so truthful & such a good neighbor & his kind deeds shall long remain in the memory of every one who knew him.
It is so hard for mother, but they have had a long life together, with very few separations.
Father was born May 28 -1836. Died at our home in Pomona Feb. 14 -1923 Age 86 yrs. 8 mos & 14 days. Written by Isabelle.
Isaac’s death certificate stated that he died of “marasmus accompanying general arterio sclerosis”. Marasmus is generally known as the gradual wasting away of the body due to severe malnutrition or inadequate absorption of food.
According to Isaac’s wishes, his body was returned to Iowa. The funeral service took place in his Wellman home. Isaac’s obituary was long and descriptive. It appeared on the front page of The Wellman Advance. Isaac was buried in the Taylor Cemetery, just south of town.
The remaining journal entries were written by Mary Isabelle (Carr) Hull, Isaac’s daughter, because Isaac was too weak to write.
Wednesday Feb. 7 A lovely day. Father got up at 10 & ate little breakfast & was dressed when Dr. Gardner & wife and Suzanne came to spend day. Father seemed to enjoy their visit & had quite a talk with the Dr. but was so short of breath. He came to table to eat with us for the last time at noon, but ate very little. He laid down all p.m. We called Dr. Kelley at 4-30 & he came & said it was form of dropsy & water forming in his pluray [pleura]. The lung was stopping his breathing & he would come back in eve.
He came back at 7-30 & Roy & Dave came & he tapped father’s lung & drew nearly 2 qts. of liquid & O, he suffered so as it took one hr. He rested better tonite & said he could breath so much better.
Tues 6 Cool but Sunshine fine day I lay til near Eleven & arose feeling Poorly I ate some dinner at Noon Mother & Isabel knotted a comfort[er] Dave & Ruth Came after dinner We got mail No letters Dave Read awhile in the Advance 2nd Edition of the Lew Gardner & Coffey fite J H Romines Obituary I laid down awhile Florence Hull called I wrote to C M Livezey & sent statemnt of monies & Credits
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
Fri 2 Cold bright & Sunny I arose Near Eleven feeling very poorly Max S called & gave Ralph a check on the American Bank & he brot me 35,00 I gave Isabel 15,00 I laid down awhile after dinner Dave came awhile & aftr supper he & Roy came & stayed the eve also Amos Hull & wife Ruth & others calld while I was laying down I wrote to L E Wilkins of Belknap Iowa about $1100,00 intrest due Mar of Inst [instant] next
Thursday February 1 1923 Cloudy Dark & misty we arose at 7-30 I feel quite Poorly & my Breath is short & weak I ate 3 small pancakes I have No pain only very weak & feel bad I ate very little dinner & Near 5 Roy came & took us to Isabels it has been Cold dark & dreary all day very little rain I am very weak & short of Breath I could hardly get out of the car I read a Note from Security Savings Bank L C Miller had Depos [deposited] 30,00 Rent to Jan 23 1923
Tues 30 Dark foggy & rainy we arose at 8 I slept fine was Not up till 8 I ate 2 pancakes Huckster  Calld I told Maude to by all she wanted I pd the Bil only 1,45 I addrest a letter to Nora in Escondido we Sat around & read & visited & it raned a little & Slow all day Isabel Called up from Pamona this eve they will not go to the Wellman Picnic Thurs too wet
 Huckster is defined by Dictionary.com as a retailer of small articles, especially a peddler of fruits and vegetables
Sun 28 Cool Clear & Sunny Ralph Isabel & Marjorie went to Sunday School Came home at Eleven We were drest for Sunday & all went to Ontario to Maudes & had an Excellent dinner & some Idaho folks came & sayed [stayed] awhile & more Idaho folks came & the room is full about 3 Palmers all came in 2 autos & brot Mrs Roup & Jennie Boyd old Wellman Iowa friends & Nabers & we were sure glad to see them they only stayed a short time with callers all gone nice fire in the grate we past a very pleasant Eve Maude gave me a cup of strong hot ginger tea & a hot iron to my feet as I have Symtoms of taking cold
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
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