December 1893

1 Fri
Cloudy with a NW wind. The temperature at 32 degrees above zero. Quite snowy most all day. Mr. Thomas Bartley here tonight. Stella Blackden and Mrs. Glidden here today. Harden’s little Forra died today.

2 Sat
Cloudy and cold with a NW wind. The temperature ranging from 14 to 18 degrees above zero. I was home all day. There was some snow squalls through the day and very cold. John Bartley called here today. His father, Thomas Bartley, took breakfast here.

3 Sun
Cloudy and cold with a SE wind. The temperature ranging from two below zero to six degrees above. It began to snow about noon heavy and is still snowing at bedtime. W.W. Larrabee and wife and daughter, Aaron J. Fulton and wife, Fred Blackden and wife here to dinner. Leonard Harden Fulton’s boy buried today.

4 Mon
Cloudy and cold with a NW wind. It fell about 10″ of snow the previous night and drifted bad. Fred Blackden moved George W. Fulton from here today.

5 Tues
Cloudy and cold with a NW wind. The shaw boys here today. It commenced to snow from the NW about 6 o’clock in the evening. I was home all day choring and attending stock.

6 Wed
Cloudy and cold with a NW wind in the forenoon. Snowed some in the night. The shaw boys, Murray and Frank, was here thrashing all day. The wind shifted to the SE in the evening.

7 Thur
Cloudy and cold with a SE wind. I was tending the thrashing all day. James H. Webster called here
today. Frank and Murray Shaw moved their thrashing machine away tonight.

8 Fri
Cloudy and cold with a NW wind. The shaw boys took their horse power away this morning to John Boyd’s to do his thrashing. We put in some our straw. Signs of snow.

9 Sat
Cloudy and cold with a SE wind. Moderated some through the day. Some appearance of rain. We put our straw in today. Murray and Frank Shaw came and got the tote they left here.

10 Sun
Cloudy and very foggy and soft snow with a SE wind and signs of rain. We was home all day. L.H. Fulton’s wife and Birt Tapley and Mrs. Hutchinson called here today.

11 Mon
Cloudy and cold with a NW wind. I killed my beef today. L.H. Fulton helped me. Very cold. I paid John McPherson what I owed them. So ends the day.

12 Tues
Cloudy and cold with a NE wind and some snow through the day and evening. Harden helped to kill my hog today. Joe Charles, an Arabian peddler, here to dinner.

13 Wed
Some clouds and cold with a NW wind. I was home all day. I sent out 1 1/4 of beef and hide to York and Luce and grain to Wilson’s. Anna and children here.

14 Thur
Clear and cold with a NW wind. I sat in the house the most of the forenoon. I thought it too cold to be out. I was helping Harden to load some straw up home.

15 Fri
Cloudy and cool with a SE wind. I was helping L.H. Fulton to haul away my buckwheat
straw. He hauled me two loads of wood.

16 Sat
A cold SE snow storm commencing this morning about 4 o’clock and snowed heavy all
day and still snowing at bedtime. Harden went to store and brought me three gallons of
oil and 1/2 lb of salt.

17 Sun
Cloudy and cold with a SW wind. Snow the previous night about 8″ and drifted. The
road is very bad. Snowed some today. Richard Bell and wife here to dinner. It is cleared
off quite cold tonight. So ends the day.

18 Mon
Some clouds and cold with a NW wind. Road is badly drifted. Had to work to get to the
barn this morning. Harden drove with the team 3 or 4 times.

19 Tues
Cloudy and cold with a NW wind and snow most all day. I stayed in the house today. I made a pair of moggy’s for Harden’s little boy, Beacher. Still snowing a bedtime.

20 Wed
Cloudy and cold with a NW wind. Snowing and blowing and drifting all day and still drifting at bedtime. Roads very bad. The weather was bad. I did not water my cattle.

21 Thur
Cloudy and cold with a SE wind and great signs of a storm. We killed fowls today and dressed them for the market.

22 Fri
Clear and cold with a NW wind. Me and Harden drove to Blaine this morning with the double sled. Took out grain, poultry, eggs and socks. Very heavy traveling. Very cold. Made a number of calls. Took all day.

23 Sat
A cold SE storm of snow and wind all day till near bedtime. There was near, I think, 8″ of snow fell and drifting bad.

24 Sun
Cloudy and cold with a SE wind and still snowing. We was home all day. Fred Blackden was here to dinner. J.W. Fulton and L.H. Fulton called in today.

25 Mon
Cloudy and cool with a SE wind. We was home all day. Harden and wife went to Knoxford today. J.W. Fulton and Birt Tapley called. It begun to snow about 10 o’clock and snowed till bedtime.

26 Tues
Mostly clear and cold with a NW wind and very drifty. I was home all day. Harvey Everitt and Frank Hallett was here this morning and got Hutchinson’s buck. Very cold tonight.

27 Wed
Cloudy and cold with a West wind. We was home all day. Brother Giberson called
here today and read and prayed with us. Birt Tapley brought the sleigh home.

28 Thur
Cloudy and cold with a SE wind. We was home all day. Harden went away
with his first load of potatoes today. Signs of more snow today.

29 Fri
Cloudy and warm with a SE wind. We was home all day. I was helping in
the afternoon to prepare a place in my brook for a Baptism. Mr. Isaac Straight
was here to dinner. Birt Tapley called here tonight.

30 Sat
Clear and cold with a NW wind. We was home all day. Frank Armstrong, a
Book Agent for the World’s Fair, is laying with us tonight. I signed for a book at $2.00.

31 Sun
Cold with a SW snow storm all day and evening. The temperature registering from 4 to 18 degrees above zero. I went down to the water to see the Baptism today. Hiram Bacholder, Wilmot Shaw and Helen Hutchinson baptized. There was a host of people at the water’s edge.

And So Ends the Month of December
And the Year of 1893

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One Response to December 1893

  1. Sheila says:

    Interested in Mrs. Glidden. Have Gliddens in my ancestry and would love to know more about Floyd Glidden.

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