Sun 28 Dark Cloudy damp mist we arose late & had biscuits for breakfst Harriet Willard & Paul went to SS [Sunday School] & I washed my feet & put on clean clothes & at 11 we all went to church & Willard preachd a good sermon on Eternity then Dave went with Harriet & W to a short funeral service & mother Roy Paul & I came home we had dinner at 1-30 & at 3-PM Roy & I went with Willard to the GAR Hall to memorial services for GAR & WRC who died the past year & Willard made an address I met many Comrades & WRC
The end of World War I — Isaac described the events in two separate journal entries.
We were here at Olathe when the Armistice was signed & by previous arrangement the fire siren let go at 1-30 the morn of 11 Nov Rev Deyoe & his good wife jumped out of bed & soon the big bell of the ME Church joined in the chorus & the bdg [building] it self was a blaze of electricity from the basement to the highest steeple & pandemonium broke loose later in the day the Kaiser was hung in effigy & shot full of holes at $ a shot & the money given to the red cross & he was finally burned
Mon 11th cooler clear a fine day we were awakened at 2 oclock this morning by the fire siren loud & long ringing of bells & blowing of whistles celebrating the news of peace Willard rang the church bell Harriet also went down town I thot [thought] of my Dr. Boy Leslie & wonder where he is & if he too joined in the peace jubilee I sent him a card this pm to Hoboken New Jersey we went down town PM in Olathe & many were there the town was like 4 of July flags drums & one old chap had his fiddle & in place of fife played with the drums Kaiser [Wilhelm II]  & Hindenburg  were hung in effigy & later burned many speechs were made & later a cash donation was taken for a soldiers monument in the park Subscriptions were liberal I got 10 post cards
Sun 10 Colder hard frost a pleasant day we all went to church AM & Willard preachd a fine sermon text Watchman what of the nite home to a late Excelent Chicken dinner I am reading a manuscript by an Army Nurse who was with Shermans Army around Atlanta GA Mrs Jackson she lives in this town Olatha [Olathe, Kansas] & is 83 years old PM we took a long ride west over Cedar Creek much lime stone & stone fences rough hilly stony land Harriet drove til the roads got so stony & hilly Willard took the wheel & I felt safer came back furthur south past a dam on cedar creek & a large reservoir supplies Olathe with soft pure water we past a pleasant eve & I finishd reading Mrs. Jacksons manuscript memoirs I sent a card to Roy I wrote to W S Bank Electricity sent check 2,86
Sun 19 An extra fine warm day We all went to M E Church AM Willard assisted but A M Smith preached & we had a long table Set for dinner & PM Vic kept our auto going taking one aftr another out for a ride & After we had lunch in the Eve Vic took my Car & Roy his & we all went to Keota & Called at Deyoe’s found him [James S. Deyoe] very poorly he is very thin & weak & has at times a very hard Cough we went to the Keota M E Church & Willard preached & the Congregation were all invited to shake hands with him & we met many old friends & glad to see them
Wednesday October 18th 1905 A fine day cleared off about 8 AM fine & this is Nellies Wedding day Bell Messenger came to help & is good help I borrowed $500,00 from the bank on demand & got $100,00 in gold $20 gold pieces for our wedding present & we were all busy all day I paid Ed Smith $7 for red paint Topping bros [brothers] $2 for bananas Celery &c & I pd Maude 2,40 for Chickens &c Oldaker & Romine I pd 1,25 sak flour Mart Scrantons came from Washington Roys came & Nellie & Warren Palmer were Married by Rev Willard Deyoe at 7 in Eve assisted by Rev W. A. Schwimley Rev Clapp was here Many Palmers & others they brought many nice & useful presents had a grand wedding Supper & all went off fine my lights bothered some but I finally got them all right we had a good Social time & Singing & guests gone & got to bed near 12 am I hauled 3 loads of plaster 40 sax this morning & Hofer & 2 hands commenced to plaster my new house Nora & Allie came this AM with Leslie from Iowa City I pd Bell Messenger 1,50c