Tues 19 Cool a Fine sunny morning Arose at 7 I took a dose of salts Harriet & Willard are washing I am reading the morning paper reconstruction in Europe going on fast & satisfactory at 3 PM a couple came unateded [unattended] to be married Allen Eastland & [Miss] Dunham age 18 & 21 Willard soon tied the knot & recd $5 gave them an engraved certificate we congratulated them & they Embarked on the matrimonial sea for better or worse I went with Willard to enquire after several cases of influenza found all improving but one we took Mother & Harriet to call on Mrs. Woodberry recd Advance & letters from Nora & Sylvia I went with W to engag Andrew Jackson colored to work tomorrow
Wed 13 A very fine day this AM we got the 3rd Wellman Advance of Nov 7 will soon know it by heart I went with Willard several short rides a lady Mrs Kirkpatrick called & wanted to meet mother & I an old soldier of 11 Kas [11th Kansas Infantry] I met down town a Mr Fenn told her we were here I sent a card to Leslie Hoboken NJ
Saturday October 26 1918 Dark foggy misty drizzly all day I went to the mail box & got mail letter from Dave & Roys got the Advance [Wellman newspaper] Andy Moore Cloyd Adams [son of Ira & Ida Adams, born November 1899], and others have died since we left Roy & Arden got 2 loads of corn for the hogs Mother was sick all AM but is better this eve
Thurs 17 A very fine sunny warm da & I have felt sneezy water eyed & feel like taking cold have a sore place in my throat & neck but a fair appetite I looked around some to get a load of cobs hauled from Siglers farm but didn’t make it I got the mail at noon letter from Sloan SE [South English, Keokuk County, Iowa] he will make foundation for our monument next mon I phoned him this pm Mr Dutton called to buy my Shiller house wanted me to take govt Bonds we didn’t trade I went down town PM & heard Agnes Topping died of influenza at 2,30 PM A bright pleasant healthy little girl she will be greatly missed & her mother will be lonely I carried a large fern in a pot to Florilla Longwell & I pd her 40c that she had pd for me on Strawberries I pd D Kirkpatrick our PM [postmaster] 35c for PO box to Apr 1st 1919 & I pd Editor Coffey for the Advance to Jan 1st 1920 I soakd my feet in hot water & drank hot lemonade & went to bed 9-15
In Clermont Oct 16 1915 Sat [Saturday] Cool & Cloudy I got Shaved & went to see the work on the river & then Leslie & I went in his Auto to see gravel beds they were removing dirt with a big electrically worked scraper carried on a big Steel cable I feel dizzy at times we recd letter from Isabel card from Vic & the Advance [Wellman newspaper] with act [account] of Mrs Fetrows death & act of my meet with Ioa City man wanting damages from me for Teets cow abusing him in my pasture Leslie made 2 calls to nite & Some office calls we past a pleasant Eve I bot apples twice for 10c & then pie for 60c & got to bed at 10 oclock
 Ancestry.com, “Iowa, Deaths and Burials, 1850-1990”, Mary J. (Pannebecker) Fetrow, born October 31, 1842, Pennsylvania, died October 14, 1915 in Wellman, Washington County, Iowa.
Tues 17 dark cloudy cool SW wind I chopt very little wood in the alley & I wrote an account of our day Spent last Thurs the 12th at Henry Fosters & took it to the Advance office Vic has gone to Washington with V Siglers auto to bring Vernon out I wrote to Maude at Idaho falls Idaho & Sent her draft for $6 Christmas gift for her & Carrol I drew 5 from bank & $6 draft $11 in all Dave & Harvey here this Eve & we had oysters for Supper F. Arthur came this morning & fixt light plant & took Smoke pipe off the furnace & cleaned it & took cold air pipe off & got Mothers cuff button & 2 whips Carrol had probably poked down
Friday, Sept 2nd A very nice day, but quite cool. It seems like fall. Roy took Hold to Keota. Home at noon and Plowed in the afternoon. Harve hauled manure at the other place. Mrs. England here and spent the day. Read a good letter in the Advance [Wellman “Advance” Newspaper] from Mr. Carr