Tag Archives: Rev. Willard Deyoe

November 11, 1918

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] [1] & Hindenburg  [2] 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

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wilhelm_II,_German_Emperor

[2] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_von_Hindenburg

November 10, 1918

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

September 19, 1915

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

October 18, 1905

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