Tag Archives: Sylvia Edna Carr

September 26, 1895

Thursday Sept 26  An Extra fine pleasant day  Sylvias Wedding day  Oscar Smith came Early & took the broken Casting off my wind mill  Mr. Sherman Came with him 20 guests were here to dinner  the Marriage took place at noon on the front porch by Rev. Allie Schwimley Nora’s man  Several Nira boys headed by D & F Snider serenaded & Came in to Supper & left firing guns & feeling good  the hands got a load of Chairs from my Nira Hall  I gave Sylvia $100 in gold & Mr. Green gave Jap $25  Many presents of silverware knives forks spoons baskets &c table cloths napkins



September 15, 1895

Sunday Sept 15  A nice warm day too warm  Harve went to Roys visiting & after dinner Mag & I went to Mr. Greens [William Green] & gave him & family an invitation to his son’s & Sylvias wedding  he seemed well pleased  we only Stayed a few minutes as it looked very much like rain & we drove fast home & it only Sprinkled us a little  came by Roys & got the buggy seat  we left there  Allie & Nora Stayed at Roys & now at 15 minutes to Seven tis raining hard & Steady & tis a very welcome rain  the little boys [probably Victor Carris Carr, age 10 and Leslie Lewis Carr, age 6] & I went from Roys to the other place to see the steers  found them doing fine  plenty of grass water & Salt

August 29, 1895

Thursday Aug 29  rained a little last night & is misty drizzly & damp & foggy this morning  a poor prospect for thrashing  So after breakfast the thrashers went home & the 2 hands to trimming hedge on the north  Mag & Sylvia took Harriet to Keota to go to Washington [county seat of Washington County, Iowa] to take her teachers Examination over  She failed before in both grammar & Arithmetic  2 Most important Studdies that comes of not having her mind on her Studdies  She is too much taken up with beaus & foolishness  it cleared off most beautiful about 9 AM & after dinner we went to other place & finished thrashing there  had 1467 ½ of nice oats  we moved the machine up to the Stax in the E pasture  got Stuck with the Engine in the Slough ditch down East but hitched on a Span of horses & pulled out & got in to Supper at 8-30 feeling good  I paid Ed Romine & Geo Foster off  Each $1 for helping thrash at other place  Mag took 41# butter to B&S at 15c

May 25, 1895

Saturday May 25  Nice & dry Cooler in the Evening & wind NW  we had a Small Shower at noon & turned off dryer through Eve  we need rain bad  I replanted Corn  finished the piece north east of the orchard & replanted the East half of the piece north of the hog house & will let the west half stand  Roy came & plowed corn for me after the planter & Harve also plowed & they plowed the corn East of the orchard  Sylvia & Martin Brewer went to Keota & brought Harriet  She is now through school & ready for a Certificate to teach  Harve has worked 295 days & drew 121,80  I went over East this Eve & looked at the breaking corn tis up fine but cut worms are destroying it very fast  my sod ground planted 16th of May is just coming up & cut worms cutting it  the Cattle in the East pasture are out of water & I turned them in the Creek pasture  Vic & I

May 24, 1895

Friday May 24th 1895  A very nice dry day  I planted corn til noon  finished the little NW piece & Commenced on the piece north of the orchard just before dinner  Roy came & will run the planter for me to day   PM Mag, Bell, Ollie Scranton & I went to Keota to the High School Commencement  Harriet will graduate  Roy will bring Martin [Brewer] & Sylvia this Eve  we went to Mrs. Sanders for Supper  I put team in Coffmans stable  we passed a pleasant Evening & all the graduates did well & parents had good reason to be proud of their Children  we got home at Midnight  left Harriet there to get her graduating class picture taken  a nice pleasant Evening  I got Harve boots $5 & paid him $5

March 13, 1895

Wednesday Mar 13  real cold & high NW wind  I have a bad cold & headache & feel poorly  I done no work excep chore night & morning & feed the west hay barn rack  I set in the house & read  the assessor called & listed my property & took census [1]  Billy Stapleton [Martin William Stapleton] Called Eve & took Sylvia to Nira to lecture  13 deg above zero this Eve  Harve hauled in 8 Shox fodder & a bed full of ear corn

[1]  Iowa took territorial and state censuses periodically beginning in 1836.  Starting in 1885, state censuses were taken every ten years through 1925.

December 25, 1894

Tuesday Dec 25th  Christmas & a nice day  we arose Early & Sylvia found a nice large ornamental lamp   after chores I went to Wellman & brought Holden & Laura & Roy & Cora came  we baked a nice turkey & had a nice Social time  ground not froze could plow right along  Holden & Laura came to Stay a week  I got Mag tissue paper 42c & I got Elixor Lactopeptine 30c  Harve went home  rode Jim  I am using my new pen holder & inkstand for the first this evening