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
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
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
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
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
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
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