Tag Archives: Mrs. Shiller

July 25, 1919

Friday July 25, 1919   hot & dry   Now at 4 Pm tis 98 at the well house  we arose a little early & I called Ora Turnipseed & he will help me with his truck & I engaged Aggson & we went to my pasture in his auto & got a load of dirt on the truck & went to the Taylor Cemetery & fixt the 7 or 8 graves by leveling with 2 loads of good fine soil   I pd Ora $2 & he left about 9 am   Aggson & I leveled & fixt the graves in good Shape but left the load of manure til it rains & we can level the dirt some more   Geo Sigler came to the cemetery & we straightened the monuments to Joe Newlands & Chas Wilsons graves   Aggson & wife both took dinner here  She helpd Mother   this am I pd her 1,00 & him 1,50 by giving him a chk for $2,50   I got mail after dinner   it was late   I got 35c pork for dinner  recd a card from Mrs Shille r  after supper at 7-30 we went with C C Gardners to John Flemings   Mrs Rupe & Florilla Longwell also went   we had a nice Social Eve & calld at Dr Gardners in Lex   home at 10  a very warm Eve   I took John Carter basket gren Husks cobs

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February 21, 1919

Fri 21   A fine morn   we arose after 7   mother is not feeling well   I went to telegraf office & got a message from Nora   She starts today & will get to Los Angeles Sat at 9-20  I got my laundry sent more  pd 43c  got a collar 25c   at noon  Warren came with message from Harriet   She will come    Message from Lavanda to ask if she [should] prepare for the funeral in Wellman   we took dinner at Advent   Mother 36c me 31c   I saw Ady [Addison Taylor] of 11 Iowa [infantry unit] & we had a talk on the pier   we took dinner at the Advent 66c for 2   recd a letter from Nora & 1 from Mrs. Shiller   Mr. Palmer & Warren Came PM & we went North 2 or 3 miles to SunnySide Cemetery & Warren bot a small lot 2 graves & pd $108,00   a beautiful & well kept cemetery   I bargained for a tombstone for Dear Nellie & when properly inscribed & set I am to give my check for $165,00   we called at the undertaking parlors & saw our Dear Nellie girl & she looked so nice   Mr P brot us back to the hotel   our room is cold   a chilly eve   we took supper at Delmar Cafe  30c for 2 & sat in the parlor & got warm & came to our room 7-30 & found it warm

September 21, 1915

Isaac and Margaret celebrated their fiftieth wedding anniversary in grand style on September 21, 1915.  Ten of their children attended.   Isaac’s oldest son, Harvey Taylor Carr, who lived in Minneapolis, did not attend, but Harvey’s daughter,  Estermae (Jean) Carr traveled to Wellman, Iowa for the celebration – probably with her uncle, David Arthur Carr, who also lived in Minneapolis at the time.

Jean wrote about her visit to Wellman in a letter to me, saying “I had no contact with the Carrs while growing up – until their golden wedding.  I was 21 at the time – went to it without an invitation and was treated royally.  Many of them kept in touch with me after that.”  It is because of Jean that I have the original photos taken that day.

Isaac’s account of this special occasion follows.

Tuesday, September 21, 1915  Our 50th Wedding Anniversary & a most beautiful day   our children all at home except for Harvey   we past a most pleasant day   our good children presented us with a most beautiful mahogany Hall clock 8 day with chimes for every quarter hour   Willard  [DeYoe] fixt it in complete running order & it is a fine ornament for any home & every time it strikes the hour it brings the memory of our beloved children   Leslie came early this morning from Dr. Gardners & he & Lavanda staid all day   Our photographer came at 11,40 & took Negatives of the whole group in 4 different settings 

Isaac and Margaret's Wedding Anniversary Photo with their siblings (seated) and their children and grandchildren .  Jean Carr is in the back row, second from the right.
Isaac and Margaret’s Wedding Anniversary Photo with their siblings (seated) and their children and grandchildren (standing) . Jean Carr is in the back row, second from the right.

Then all but Mother & I were called in the parlor & lastly mother & I were escorted in & Willard made a touching & interesting address & presented us with the clock   I responded as best I could  my feelings touched as never before    Several boquets of greenhouse roses   Mr. & Mrs. Shiller sent us a small gold enamel clock   Mrs. McFarlane sent me a very nice Innitial tie holder & mother a nice gold nut spoon & sent a letter expressing her friendship & regards   Mell [Melvin] Squires [Margaret Taylor Carr’s first cousin, once removed] sent fine roses  & a letter with all good wishes  Ezra Bradford sent me a nice gold GAR pin   Mr. & Mrs. C. C. Gardner a nice letter Expressing their regards & friendship   Ellen & John [Brewer] & Add [Addison Taylor] a nice table cloth   we all went to the photographers this pm & sat for pictures & mother & I for one by ourselves   we gave Esther Carr $6 to buy a ticket home to St. Paul & she went at 4-45   Mary went to the train with her  we all had ice cream & cake this eve 

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January 1, 1911

Sunday January 1st 1911  Rain Some morning & Evening   New years day finds us all in our usual good health Except I am takeing Some kind of sore Eyes  it is going the rounds & is called Pink Eye  Ralph has it  Leslie went with me to church & I gave him one $ for New years gift  we made a New years dinner  Mr & Mrs Shiller Ralph & Isabel Nellie & Warren Ezra Bradford Roy Arden & Lilian & Leslie all here for dinner & we had a fine dinner  Mother made Some of her best Buns & Evrything Else in proportion & all seemed to Enjoy it  Leslie took T P McReynolds a good dinner  he is about the same  Some times a little better  we have had the best of health the past year  I weigh 145  that is more then for Several yrs  I raised 70 bu of rather small potatos  a light crop of corn but 20 Shox fine fodder in the barn  plenty pole beans  plenty Sweet corn  few punkins  all in all I am satisfied with my truck patch from my farm  I had my barn full of good hay & Sold $85 worth  I got $10 for Stalk pasture  I Sold 300 bu corn for $120 & I put in crib about 1050 bu of good corn  I have pd to date for Leslies Schooling this term $250  I have in bank on demand time certificates 8 or 9 thousand dollars  Notes Mortgages &c $16800,00 bank Stock par value $1550,00 actual value $2950,00  I have 5 good houses  I have 128 acres of Iowa land 2 cows 2 horses wagon Spring wagon one buggy plenty wood ready to burn to last a year  very much to be thankful for