Tag Archives: Willard DeYoe

February 13, 1924

In the “Neighborhood News” column published in the Iowa City Press-Citizen newspaper, dated February 13, 1924, the following was printed:

Dr. Leslie Carr of Clermont, Iowa, arrived Thursday to visit his mother, Mrs. I. N. Carr, who has just returned from St. Francis, Kansas, where she has been visiting her daughter, Mrs. De Yoe.  They disposed of Mrs. Carr’s household goods and Mrs. Carr will return to the De Yoe home for an extended visit.


December 16, 1922

Sat 16  Not So Cold  fine winter day  we arose at 7 & ate good pancakes  I read the morning lesson in Luke  we have a Nice fire in the grate  we wrote to Dave in Pomona and Sent him & Ruth a 5$ Bil for Christmas & we wrote to Nora in Escondido & sent $10,00 to her for her & the Boys  a Christmas greeting  after dinner I went to PO & maild Noras letter  got a 20,00 Bil changd  got Shaved & home at 3  we got mail at Noon  No letters  the jury in the Adams Shillar Murder Case was 6 for conviction & 6 against & were dischargd at 10 am  after Supper Willard & Harriet gave me a pair of Nice Brown gloves & we gave Harriet 10,00 Willard 5,00 & Paul 1,00 for Christmas  tis turning colder to Nite

December 15, 1922

Friday December 15 1922  At Harriets in St Francis [Kansas] Moderated mostly clear  Rising temporatur  we arose at 7  all able for Harriets good buckwheats  H & W [Harriet & Willard] are washing  a good day for it  Willard has a Nice fire in the grate  I read the scripture lesson  Luke 23  we got mail at Noon  letters from Nora in Escondido Calif & one from Maude & Fred K in Ontario [California]  Mother & Harriet went calling & Shopping til dark  we ate good Delicious apples & to bed after 9  I finished reading Brewsters Millions [1]

[1] Brewster’s Millions is a novel written by George Barr McCutcheon in 1902; https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brewster%27s_Millions


March 20, 1922

Mon 20   A very fine warm day   we arose at 7 not feeling well   I took my old Brown suit to the cleaners & a shirt 4 collars & 1 tie to laundry   we took breakfst at Delmar 25c   Neither of us wanted any   I bot a paper  we walkd to Ocean park & thru it & sat & rested   came back by the chamber of Commerce & rested   decided we Neither want dinner  Amos Hull & wife called PM & Brot mothers hand bag from Isabels   a card from Isabell   letter from Ellen B & Nora   also card from Harriet   Willard improves slowly   I am uneasy about Willard   I sent a card to Harriet   I bot 2 big apples & we ate 1   we took supper at the Advent 67c

December 15, 1921

Isaac and Margaret left Harriet & Willard’s and was spending the Christmas season with Sylvia & Jasper Green’s in Grand Junction, Colorado.

Thursday December 15, 1921   fine weather   we arose aft 7 feeling good  I slept well & ate a good breakfst of pancakes   we recd a good letter from Dave in Stillwater & Sylvia read it with much intrest   I took a walk past the house Isabel once lived in   I enjoyd the walk & we all 3 wrote to Isabel & Sent Daves letter   aftr dinner Jap took us a ride of several miles E&N & past our Wellman friend Hambright fruit farm   John Herr a teacher here former Wellman boy calld on us this eve   Jap got 100 lbs drest pork   pd Eleven dollars & he is cutting it up this eve   I sent my New Suit to Brush & press   also Mothers skirt   I paid 1,25   after eating a good apple we went to bed at 9-30

December 8, 1921

Thurs 8   A fine clear very frosty morn   we arose at 7   W&H washd at the church   we had a good breakfst of pancakes   many are putting up the frame to Parsonage   I brot 3 pails watr from Church   I shaved   we all went over & lookd over the frame of the parsonage   At 3 pm Rev Plantz from Goodland & Presiding elder calld & took Supper   Mr Willets calld after a good Supper we all went to Church & Rev Plantz preachd a good sermon & I hurried home as I was chilly in church with overcoat on

December 7, 1921

Wed 7   A little warmer & cloudy   we arose at 7 & we enjoyd a good breakfst of pancakes   then Willard took down & cleand the cook stove pipe & there is a lot of it & 3 elbos   Harriet & I helpd what we could   it looks like snow Mother & I wrote to Nora & I went to PO at 3-30 & maild the letter   Mrs Willets calld   5 men working on the parsonage   Harriet went calling PM   I take 2-3 or 4 chambrlans tablets Evry day for physic & we start to bed 9-30