Tag Archives: Theodore Roosevelt

February 10, 1919

Mon 10   rainy morn   cleared   a fine cool day   Arose 7-15   found it raining & dark & dreary   Mother sick dizzy   ate no breakfst   I ate out  meal 10c   I gave mother alcohol [1] & left her in bed   got a bottle of grape juice & took to Nellie   she seemed a little brighter & drank a little grape juice   I staid til 10-30   it had cleared & sun shone warm  home after 11   wrote some & went to Advents to dinner 55c   neither ate much   PM I [went] to veterans union & heard a good talk on Roosevelt by a Rev [Reverend]  I wrote awhile & we took Supper at Delmar Cafe 45c  mother is feeling better   I wrote & read some & we went to bed 8-30  both feeling midling well

[1] It is assumed that this was rubbing alcohol since Isaac was a supporter of prohibition so would never give Margaret liquor. According to Wikipedia, historically, rubbing alcohol was used as a liniment for massage.


January 8, 1919

Wednesday January 8 1919   heavy frost this morning   recd Advance of Jan 2   we are both feeling well   Roosevelt is Buried to day[1]  died mon  [Monday]  went to funeral of Chester Locke at Lockford & took a long ride & brot Leslie home   past over new way at Cemetery   a canopy was raised over the grave with seats furnished by & belonging to the undertaker & the congregation was seated with mourners at the front  Allie preached an eloquent & forceful sermon

[1] Wikipedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Theodore_Roosevelt