Tag Archives: Taylor Cemetery

July 29, 1918

Mon 29   A very fine clear da & cooler   Leslie & Lavanda came from Lex [Lexington] early & Leslie left about 8 am for Ioa City to  Washington DC according to orders   8 yrs ago in June 28 he left for Clermont to begin the practice of medicine & he has done well   I would not ask or expect him to do better but he gave it all up to serve his country   he goes as MD with rank of 1st Lieut & we will greatly miss him & be more anxious than ever for the war to cease   Lavanda & Ellen went with him to Ioa City   They came back 3 pm & Willard took Leslies car & went to Keota to stay with his mother to nite   I sent her 1 doz ears of nice sweet corn   I saved 2 ears for seed   I dug & put in the cellar 1 ½ bu potatos   Willard got John Carters auto & we went to the Taylor Cemetery & put a can of nice flowers on each of our 7 graves   I mowed the alley & other lawn

July 13, 1918

Sat 13  A very fine comfortable da   we went Early Roy Leslie & I went to the Taylor Cemetery & fixt Vic’s grave & leveled all the dirt  we then went to the Wellman Cemetery to see how graves were fixt   aftr dinner I went down town & got beef 9 1/2c coffee 60c & for dinner I bot 50c ham & 10c weneys  I dug a bucket of new potatos   old ones all gone   I gave Roy $10 to help him home   Dave Roy & Leslie went to see Rach Hull & later Effie & Rach called an hour & I rode down town with them & got shaved

May 30, 1918

Thurs 30 damp warm foggy dark & cloudy in the morn but cleared   warm & fine SW wind & dried fast   Isabel helpd me put out 6 or 7 flags   E Bradford J Albin Ralf & Alfred Hull ate dinner here   I got the mail & E Bradford & J Albin came home with me   at one PM Mother Isabel & Ralf took Hulls horse & buggy & went to the Taylor Cemetery & put the KP flag & flowers on his [Vic]  grave I went to GAR Hall at one PM & marchd to the Baptist Church escorted by 25 of the gun club in Khaki & guns   we had fife & drumms   Rev Barker made a fair address   went to Wellman Cemetery & Mrs Turnipseed Pres WRC read Lincolns G [Gettysburg] address   I then went to Wassonville Cemetery & put flags & flowers on a few graves   rode with Art Dodds   Amos Hulls wife here to supper

May 26, 1918

Sunday May 26th 1918   partly cloudy & warm   Sultry   looks & feels like rain   mother fell down the cellar steps yester & to day she is quite lame   I drest & at 10-30 went to the Hall & GAR   7 GAR marchd with the WRC to the Baptist Church & listened to Rev Dewey in his memorial Sermon which was real good & a large attendance   Mother went to the church & after dinner we heard Rash Hull died in CR & I went down town to find out about it but I found out nothing & came home & was called to the fone & it was Isabel at Hulls   came from Colorado & got with Hulls at CR & Rach came home is very poorly, but not dead   in an hour or so Isabel Marjorie & Ralf cam & we were glad to see them   Ralf & Marjory only staid an hour & went back to Hulls   Isabel will stay here at least to nite   tis very warm & muggy this eve   I went down & Engaged Ed Goodwin to take us to the Taylor cemetery to fix the graves in the morning & then we sat on the porch awhile & visited with Isabel

April 15, 1918

Mon 15  Cloudy dark rainy SE slow & Easy   I got Henry Lindauer to help me take my cow to McConels   3 good covers   the cow got away from us & was mean as she could be but we made it all right & Henry would take no pay as this is the 3rd time this Spring   I am in hopes she will stick   young Sloan calld this AM to sell me a tombstone   I showed him my auto & he thot they could use it  let me know Wed but didn’t wait that long   about 3 or 4 PM Sloan & another son came & lookd the auto over & went away in the rain   after supper Maude went to Dr Gardners for the nite   Mr Sloan calld again & staid till 10-30 & we made a deal wherein I let him have my auto for $500 & pay him $325 Cash for a stone set on a deep cement & rock foundation in the Taylor Cemetery   stone to be red Wisconsin granite 6 ft high in the foundation 5 ft wide & 2 ft thick suitably inscribed with 4 corner markers & 3 other markers on cement & rock foundation  all to be done as soon as Sloan can get the stone

March 22, 1918

Friday March 22 1918  Cooler dark cloudy  the funeral day of my beloved boy Vic  his last day in his home  our children are all here Except 3  Sylvia Isabel & Nellie  we dont know why they dont come  Many many friends & Nabors assembled to attend the funeral  the boys got 41 chairs from the Baptist church  Mother & I went up stairs with all our relatives & our house big as it is & the porch was full & 32 families sent flowers  I never saw as many flowers at a funeral  Dutton & several Nabors lent their auto  the roads were fine & we buried Dear Vic in the old Taylor Cemetery with our little boy Ezra [1] & father & Mother Taylor Holden & Laura  Many Many friends went to the cemetery  the largest crowd I ever saw in that cemetery  Rev Barker preached a short sermon in our home & with heavy hearts we left our Vic boy & came back home & Willard left for home  the rest stay with us to nite  Clem Greig a friend of Vic is with us to nite  we gave Roy all Vics clothes a big box full & his watch & other trinkets  I put our auto in our own garage

September 21, 1915
              September 21, 1915

 

[1] Ezra Delos Carr died on his 5th birthday, January 17, 1879.

March 20, 1918

Wednesday March 20th 1918  A fine warm day  we had many callers & many flowers for Vic  Dave came about 10-30 & we were glad to see him  we recd flowers from Mr & Mrs John Fleming Tom OFlaherty our Mayor  McIntosh & others   Leslie & Roy went to the Bank & got Vic’s Effects clothing gun jewelry 3 gold watches keepsakes &c   Aunt Ellen mother Dave Roy Leslie & I went to the Taylor Cemetery to pick out the last resting place for our dear boy   Vic allways a respectful good boy to his parents   our old nabor Mrs Hicks Jake & wife calld this eve & among others   Mrs Morrow to whom I gave a check for $4,60 for telegraph she sent to our children   we drove our auto to the cemetery   I went over to our Brown house & found it wired except connecting & Browns are all packd & he went Sat [Saturday?] woman & kids here yet