Tag Archives: Ollie Taylor Carris

August 20, 1918

Tues 20   A fine warm sunny day   we went in Ollies car to the Taylor Cemetery & I cut grass & weeds & put flowers on all our graves & I thot much of my dear boy Vic   we then went to Rach Hulls   he is very sick & wil die   he is very low   got meat for dinner 40c   aftr dinner Virl & McGuire girl went to young Seth Carris   we all went to Chantaugua this eve & the whole program was simple dull & uninteresting & I was disgusted with the whole thing   A manager was present & made a talk & tried to get people to pledge themselves to a Chan [Chantaugua?] for next year  Tom OFlaherty tried to get signers to that effect   he got 3   I maild letter to Leslie


August 19, 1918

Mon 19   Mostly clear & pleasant   I mow the alley & some more   I got mail at noon & letter & card from Leslie & others   he is doing well & is well satisfied with his job    got mail in eve & went [to] Chantaugua PM & heard a whirlwind speaker on the war urging everybody to fight save & give   he had better take much of his speech to himself   went again in eve & as Ollie & son Virl [Verle Carris] & a girl had come, we went in Virls car & I bot them 3 tickets 1,65 & I put their car in Jones garage & I pd 50c

August 22, 1916

Tues 22  Cooler  a very pleasant morning  NW wind  I carried some chairs from the Baptist church for our use  Mr Shiller called to pay his respects & offered us his auto for the day  C C Gardner took the pallbearers in his 7 seater & would take no pay  at 10 AM Rev A M Smith preached a very good sermon at our home & the house & porch well filled & some on the yard  several came here to dinner  Mrs Lindsey & Ura Taylor came & worked till 2 pm & I pd them each one dollar  Ollie & Herve & Verl went away after dinner & I went down town & Settled with Editor Coffey for 100 obituaries & settled with Bidwell a wreath  check $5,00 & now Holden is laid to rest & he has had a life of trouble & misery  May his soul rest in peace

August 21, 1916

Monday Aug 21 Wrote second time to Hagerman in Liberal Kas [Kansas] another warm dry day  I got a good bit of Sweet corn for dinner & tied 12 bundles fodder & carried to the barn yard  I went down town with Marjorie & sent up crackers cheese & lemons, &c & then went to the Taylor Cemetery with undertaker Bidwell to locate a grave for Holden  Shortly aftr we got back Ollie & Brother Taylor, Carris Eldridge & John Carris came & soon after Virl & his father came with the body & we set the casket containing all that is left of Brother Holden  Carris soon went back to Keota  Virl & his father went back to Keota aftr dinner  PM Add [Addison Taylor] & I went down town  I got 85c ground steak for beef loaf  Many came & paid their respects thru the day & Eve  Several offered to set up for watch thru the Night but we thanked them & felt as tho we would rather all go to bed & turn out the lights & all be quiet  undertaker Bidwell brought the flowers  we got a fine wreath  a fine bunch of cut flowers  also Rach Hulls  Vic pitched the 12 bundles of fodder in the barn & I mowed thorns away  W A Taylor came & worked this Mon

August 20, 1916

Sun 20  Another hot dry day & I was called to Lewis phone this morning by Herve Carris telling B H Taylor died last nite or this morning & will start with the body Mon morning & be here Mon nite & I have made all arrangements to that effect & now Eve at 9-15 Ollie phones from Keota that Herve is bringing the body in his auto & will be here yet to nite   about 10-30  we got another phone from Keota enquiring if the auto carrying the body had arrived & near Eleven got word that the body of Brother Hold had arrived in Keota & will Stay there to nite

August 19, 1916

Isaac and Margaret had travel plans, but canceled them due to Margaret’s brother, Holden, being ill.  It is likely that they had planned to attend the National Grand Army of the Republic Encampment in Kansas City, Missouri from August 28th to September 2nd.  Being the 50th anniversary, it was probably important to Isaac because he kept the brochure. 

Sat 19  warm & dry  a hot sun  I got the hose from the barn & attached it & helpt Mrs Lindsey scrub the porch  I got Sweet corn for dinner & I hoed all over my late sweet corn  Roy & Adams here & around all day  we recd a letter from Ollie T Carris that Holden her father is laying sick  very low  liable to leave this world any time  we had thot of going away mon [Monday] now we give our trip up for the present  I got 4 Ears of Sweet corn for Roy to take home  I got loaf bread 10c this Eve & a watermelon 45c  Vic brot Isabel & Marjorie from Rachs this Eve

Program cover for GAR Encampment in Kansas City, Missouri
Program cover for GAR Encampment in Kansas City, Missouri

August 31, 1896

 Monday August 31st 1896  A real nice day  I went to Keota  Holden went along & we met Harriet from Washington  we all got home to dinner  I got 4 baskets peaches for $1,00  real nice & PM I went to Wellman & tool Holden & Laura home  I got well bucket irons at Kings 20c  home in good season  Harve hauled manure  Mable Carris went home & Ollie to Carris’s also Hervey