Tag Archives: Taylor Cemetery

July 25, 1919

Friday July 25, 1919   hot & dry   Now at 4 Pm tis 98 at the well house  we arose a little early & I called Ora Turnipseed & he will help me with his truck & I engaged Aggson & we went to my pasture in his auto & got a load of dirt on the truck & went to the Taylor Cemetery & fixt the 7 or 8 graves by leveling with 2 loads of good fine soil   I pd Ora $2 & he left about 9 am   Aggson & I leveled & fixt the graves in good Shape but left the load of manure til it rains & we can level the dirt some more   Geo Sigler came to the cemetery & we straightened the monuments to Joe Newlands & Chas Wilsons graves   Aggson & wife both took dinner here  She helpd Mother   this am I pd her 1,00 & him 1,50 by giving him a chk for $2,50   I got mail after dinner   it was late   I got 35c pork for dinner  recd a card from Mrs Shille r  after supper at 7-30 we went with C C Gardners to John Flemings   Mrs Rupe & Florilla Longwell also went   we had a nice Social Eve & calld at Dr Gardners in Lex   home at 10  a very warm Eve   I took John Carter basket gren Husks cobs

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August 20, 1918

Tues 20   A fine warm sunny day   we went in Ollies car to the Taylor Cemetery & I cut grass & weeds & put flowers on all our graves & I thot much of my dear boy Vic   we then went to Rach Hulls   he is very sick & wil die   he is very low   got meat for dinner 40c   aftr dinner Virl & McGuire girl went to young Seth Carris   we all went to Chantaugua this eve & the whole program was simple dull & uninteresting & I was disgusted with the whole thing   A manager was present & made a talk & tried to get people to pledge themselves to a Chan [Chantaugua?] for next year  Tom OFlaherty tried to get signers to that effect   he got 3   I maild letter to Leslie

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