May 1901

Thursday, May 2, 1901   

Mrs. Hiram Nash (Lucinda Hitchcock) was buried today. Mr. Pierpont made remarks. Services at the house. Only neighbors and relatives present. Commenced raining at noon – but it did not rain when we went to the house or when we went to the grave. Mrs. N. was 93 years old. We called at the “Wright” farm that Frank bought for $375.00, plus insurance etc. $396. They have set out some cherry trees there and fixed the fences.

Sunday, May 12, 1901

Cloudy this morn. Cleared off before noon very pleasant. 4 yrs. ago today father was buried. 3 yrs. ago today Uncle John took his life. Today has been a very helpful one for me in ch. Deciding to live for Christ has been the theme in ch. and S.S. 14 young people decided to take a stand on the Lord’s side.

Mrs. Kendall was at church today. It seemed good to see her. She is staying at Hattie Nash’s for a few days.

Emma and papa stayed at home with Edw. and Grandpa.

Mr. Morse papered my room Friday. It commenced to rain so he could not do the white-washing.

Henry leads the C. E. meeting tonight. Prescott and Emma have gone down.

Sunday, May 26, 1901   

Pleasant today but the day before was very rainy and Fri. we had heavy thunder showers and rain.

Grandma came home with Frank last Sun. and has gone back today.

Prescott went down with her.

We all went to ch. and left Grandpa alone. Mr. Chester Williams and his son Charles came with Mr. Oliver Munson.

Mr. Pierpont had a sermon appropriate for Memorial Day. 18 G.A.R. men were present. The ch. was decorated with flags and flowers.

Text was “Tell it to your children” etc. referring to the war of the Rebellion and what it did for the country.

Uncle Barrus’s son William died last night soon after midnight – his funeral will be Tues.


Wed.29                                Rain – every day and night since Sun. Grandpa went to the Haydenville ch. 50” anniv’y celebration this P.M.

Prescott, Emma and Henry went this eve. School kept ½ day.

Mr. Oliver Everett died last night.

Mrs. Elijah Luce died last week.

Mr. Deacon Langdon had a tumor removed today. Dr. Hayes and Dr. Belden performed the operation.


Thur.30                 We did not celebrate by going away it was too cold and rainy.

The men worked on the south st. land. Henry did some painting and took up the hall carpets.


Fri.31                     A little sunshine today. This P.M. I went down to attend the meeting of the library association. The librarians from the Forbes library, Amherst College, Springfield, and some of the hill towns were present.

Rev. Calvin Keyser gave the address this P.M.

Supt. of Schools in Northampton gave the opening add. in the eve. – followed by the librarian from Northampton.