Tag Archives: Sylvia Edna Carr Green

November 14, 1923

In the “Wellman News” column published in the Iowa City Press-Citizen newspaper, dated November 14, 1923, the following was printed:

Mrs. I. N. Carr has sold her house to Mr. Tom O’Flaherty, the consideration being $4,500. Mr. Flaherty is to take possession on March 1st.  Mrs. Carr and her son, Roy, will come here from California to transact some business after which Mrs. Carr will return to the west to make her home with her children, all of whom reside there with the exception of one son, Dr. Leslie Carr of Clermont, Iowa.

Note: Two of Margaret’s daughters were not living in California yet.  Harriet Carr DeYoe lived in St. Francis, Kansas. Harriet would later move to Pomona, California after the death of her husband, Rev. J. Willard DeYoe, in 1927.   Sylvia Carr Green lived in Grand Junction, Colorado, but later moved to Orange County, California.

December 20, 1922

Wed 20   A nice clear moderate winter day   we arose at Sylvias aftr 8  slept well   I wrote to Roy Maude & Isabel & sent Christmas greetings 10,00 to Roy 6,00 to Isabel & 6,00 to Maude   I got Sylvia & Jap to change a 20,00 Bil   I have a poor appetite & feel poorly   I ate little dinner & less supper   we recd a pkg from Dave  will open it Christmas   I sent & got a tube of zink paste & mother doped my back this eve   my back in spots has burned & itched most of the day   I also put 2 one dollar bills in a letter Sylvia sent to Margaret Palmer   the Bills were for a Christmas greeting to Dear Nellies children

December 19, 1922

Tuesday December 19 1922   on the train & at Sylvias   Cold fine day   we arose at 8 at Leadville  12000 ft high & I feel very weak Short of Breath & poorly   we Stoptd 20 min for breakfst at Minturn [Colorado] & had an extra good meal   I pd 50c   Mother 1,00   at Glenwod Springs snow was less & altitude less & by 3 pm were Speeding along Headwaters of the Colorado or Grand river & Snow all gone   we arrivd in Grand Junction at 4 pm & found Sylvia & Jap & the 2 girls there to welcome us & we Surely was glad to see them & were soon at their Nice Comfortable Home & in due time a good Supper & then Jap went & got our Suit cases   we visited awhile & after 9 went to bed in an extra good Bed

March 23, 1922

Thursday March 23 1922   At the Delmar Long Beach Calif   fine Morn  we arose at 7-30   later than common & as we both have poor appetites we decide to dispense with breakfst   I addrest a letter to Maude   we are both well as comon   tis 9 am & we haven’t been down stairs   I also addrest a letter to Sylvia   we went to the Beach on the Pike   came back & had a phone call from Los A [Los Angeles] Gardners   askd us there to dinner & we accept with thanks   recd a card from Isabel   also a letter enclosing a US Bond intrest chk $31,85 & a letter from Dave   also letter from Sylvia   I walkd to Ocean Park to Market & bot 9 good Belflower apples for 10c   had dinner at the Advent 57c   Sat in the sun parlor   PM we took supper at Delmar 85c   we sat in the loby awhile & packd our Napsax

January 23, 1922

Monday January 23 1922   At Noras in Oakland   More moderate   we arose a little before 8   Nora & Allie washd   I wrote to Isabel in Pomona telling her we will leave here Next Thurs 26 & probably be in Los Angeles Fri Noon   we recd letters from Leslie in Clermont & from Sylvia  Mrs Marner Hila Foster & from Isabel  Mother is tieing a comfort[er] & Hila Foster wrote that Martha Capens Address is Atlanta GA USP Hospital No 48 care [of] Maj C W Williams   right aftr supper we drove acrost the estuary to Berkley & called on Max & then went to a lecture by Montreville Wood [1]   a good & interesting lecture combining Electricity the Gyroscope the Monorail Ultra violet rays with talks stories &c   was very interesting & we had front seats   home & to bed at Eleven   recd a letter from Dave in SW

[1] Montreville M. Wood, was a scientist and lecturer.  He has been associated with Thomas A. Edison, per The Arizona Republican, April 20, 1919, page 6.

January 12, 1922

Thurs 12   Clear Cool lt N wind   we arose at 7-30   I slept uncommon well last nite & ate a good breakfst of pancakes   I took a short walk before dinner   No mail   PM Allie went to Lodi 100 miles in his auto to conduct a funeral   Don went along   Mother went with Nora to a womans meeting & I am alone   we recd letters   2 from Dave in SW   1 from Maude & 1 from Ollie   wil send Daves letters to Maude & Sylvia   I took a long walk this Pm out NW towards SF Bay

January 2, 1922

Mon 2   Much clear Sky shows & bids fair to be a clear day   we arose on time feeling able for our pancakes   Mother & Sylvia are washing our few clothes to have them all clean for our journey Wednesday   we get no mail as this is taken for a holliday by Banks & mail   I wrote & sent a letter to Nora a card telling her to expect us Friday morning near 7 & I went to the PO this pm & maild card to Nora   I also wrote to Isaac Lindsey asst Pm [postmaster] in Wellman to forward our mail for 2 wks to Oakland then to Pomona   we ate some Nuts pear & apple & went to bed at 9-30   Jap took pocket knife to his office & sharpened it

January 1, 1922

Sunday January 1st 1922   We arose late on this the first day of the New year & the Sun shone bright & pleasant for an hour or So & then clouded over & comes out a little by Spells   Near eleven Jap took us to church in his auto & came after us when church was out   we listened to what Seemed to me a rather poor New years Sermon   this is the 19th day of gloomy & cloudy weather & only one day of sunshine & that only in part & this in sunny Colorado with the Bluest skies when we can see the skies  this PM a Mr Ridley called an hour or two & we had a social visit   aftr supper Jap & Sylvia took Leila to the 7 oclock train & She Starts back to her school in Fort Collins & this eve seemed long   I gave Leila one dollar

December 30, 1921

Friday December 30, 1921   At Sylvias in Grand Junction   dark damp foggy   we arose late & had a good breakfst of Pancakes   in the morning  mail we recd letter from Dave in Stilwater telling how well he was rememberd Christmas   also letter from Nora   a Miss Sellers came to visit with Leila & at Noon Jap brot Dr Fred Luke home with him for dinner & he was raised in or Near Wellman   we knew him well & had a good visit with him   I read some this PM but callers came at times & disturbd my reading  this day has been dark & gloom from early morning til the Sun went down   if there is any Sun I haven’t seen it lately

December 25, 1921

Sunday Christmas Dec 25 1921   at Sylvias in Grand Junction Colorado & moderate [temperature]   we all arose late & found Santa Claus had been here & was very liberal   Sylvia & family were so well remembered   I cant near enumerate them   I recd 2 Nice shirts from Leslie & Sylvia   fine worster sox from Isabel   Book Border Legion [1] [from] Leila & Ray & a picture of Leila & a picture of Lois   also a very fine box of fruit & Nuts from Nora & Allie   Nice pkgs of Stationery from Maude & Otto   Mother was also well rememberd by all our children Except Roy   we have not heard from him as yet   the Christmas cheer took our time   So we had a late breakfst   I gave Mother 5,00 Sylvia 10,00 Leila Ray & Lois each 1,00   I gave a total of Christmas money $69,00   we all but Jap went to Church & heard rather poor Christmas Sermon   Ray took us in the Auto  Next came our Christmas dinner with the 20 lb turkey as the largest if not the chief attraction   Sylvia & the girls had prepared a wonderful Christmas dinner   2 kinds of pie   2 kinds of cake   Cranberries & many other fruits with much candy & Nuts   towards eve Jap took us all a ride out NW on a New Smooth cement road   then over the Colorado river on a fine long steel bridge   we were home at dusk & supper servd at 7   I didn’t eat supper thinking I would be better with out

[1] Grey, Zane, The Border Legion, Grosset & Dunlap, 1916