January 1895

Jan 1, 1895

Jan 1, 1895 Diary Page

 

Diary Jan 2 & 3, 1895

Jan 2 & 3, 1895 Diary Page

1 Tue
Cloudy and cool with a SE wind. Fred Blackden went over on West Ridge today. Eli Fletcher called here today. Signs of a storm.

2 Wed
Some clouds and cold with a NW wind. We was home all day. Wife was sick. Eli Fletcher here today. Fred Blackden was hauling wood all day. Ben Wiggins moved sawing machine here today.

3 Thu
Some clouds and cold with a NW wind. Signs of a storm soon. F.A. Blackden finished his wood sawing today.

4 Fri
Cold with a SE wind all day. Wife was sick and we sent by George Lindsey to Blaine for Dr. A. J. Fulton to come and give her medicine. He got here about 3 o’clock in a bad snowstorm. It snowed all day. It commenced early in the morning. It snowed so hard that Ben Wiggins was sawing wood for Harden and they had to turn out. The wind came round to the NW quite cold in the evening.

5 Sat
Clear and cold with a NW wind. A very cold wind all day. So much cold and of snow drifting that a good many just took care of their stock and kept their stoves warm. It is still very clear and cold tonight. George Lindsey has just got here from Blaine. My wife is still quite poorly yet. So ends the day.

6 Sun
Cloudy with a SE wind in the morning. The sun rose pretty clear but soon went under a cloud. Very stormy looking and soon commenced to snow from the SE very cold. It stormed the rest of the day and still storming at bedtime or at 9 o’clock. George Lindsey stayed here last night and is still here to night. So ends the day.

7 Mon
It snowed nearly through the night with the wind from the SE. I was home all day. Fred was helping Birt Tapley haul wood. Harden hauled down the horse rake this morning for to put in the barn. It was very cloudy all day and rained a little the most of the day so that it made quite a crust on the snow. Harden called in today. George Lindsey left for home this morning.

8 Tue
Very cloudy and cool with a NW wind. I was home all day. It was very cloudy all day but did not storm any. Orin Wing came here and got the sleigh to go to David Frost’s funeral. Fred was helping Harden sawing wood today. C.N. Delaite of Easton was here today collecting for some of his fertilizer I got last Spring. So ends the day.

[*David Frost was 75 years old when he died. The 1880 census shows that his wife, Susan, was the same age as David. They had sons, Herris, Henry and Seldon. Grand children living at their home in 1880 was, Sarah, Flora and David. A laborer, Lincoln Clough, age 36, was also living there. ]

9 Wed
Some clouds and cool with a NW wind. Cleared off by noon and the snow melted and run off the buildings like rain. Ben Wiggins called in here tonight for medicine for one of his children. Wiggins finished sawing up Harden’s wood today. Fred A. Blackden and me settled up all back accounts today. R.M. Fulton

10 Thu
Cloudy and cold with a NE wind. Very stormy looking. Dr.A.J. Fulton and wife came here this afternoon from Blaine and drew three teeth for his mother. It commenced to snow shortly after dark from the SE. Fred was helping Birt Tapley today to saw up his wood. Harden went to Centreville Mill to get his wheat ground.

11 Fri
It snowed all the previous night and still snowing this morning from the SE and snowed and hailed till noon. It then rained and quite foggy till bedtime and looks as if there might be some more rain. Fred was home all day. James Craig called here this evening and Arthur Hutchinson called in. So ends the day.

12 Sat
Cloudy and cool with aSW wind. Me and Fred drove to Blaine this morning with double team. We had to wade through a good deal of water. W.W. Larrabee and wife here today. Will Wheeler’s son, Clifford, was here today and got a load of grain from F.A. Blackden. I called in to Dr. A. J. Fulton’s Drug Store and got a bottle of wine for his mother who had poor health at the time.

13 Sun
Cloudy and cool with a SE wind and snow and rain all day. We was home all day excepting Fred. He went over this morning on West Ridge. Elder Melvin called to the door today. James Hutchinson called this morning to inquire after my wife’s health. L.H. Fulton’s wife came in today a few hours. Stella wrote a letter to Mrs. Eleanor Hanson, Stone Ridge, York County, N.B.

14 Mon
Clear and cool with a South wind. We was home all day. Fred got home from West Ridge this afternoon quite sick. I sent a bag of grain over to Adam’s Mill today with Harden and Birt Tapley for hog feed. They brought me half a bushel of beans up from Benjiman Wiggins for me this afternoon. This afternoon looked like an afternoon in April so fine but signs of a storm. We commenced on a barrel of crackers today.

15 Tue
Cloudy and cool with a NW wind in the morning. We was home all day except Fred. He drove out to the St. John River with his colt and sleigh. Mrs. John Gray and Easter Hallett called in this afternoon and sat awhile and had a good talk. L.H. Fulton and wife went to Centreville today. Will Crawford called today with fresh fish for sale. So ends the day.

16 Wed
Cloudy and cold with a SE wind. We was home all day choring. Signs of a storm. Mrs. Everitt made us a visit this afternoon. L.H. Fulton took out a load of wood this morning to Mrs. James Murray. Ben Wiggins called this morning to buy my hog. Arthur Hutchinson called two or three hours this evening. Alf Gillen called to buy my hog.

17 Thu
Cloudy and cold with a NW wind. It snowed about an inch the previous night and some heavy squalls of snow this afternoon. L.H. Fulton took out a load of potatoes to Mars Hill Station. The first this Winter. Mac Fulton and brother, Harvey, called today. Ben Wiggins called to borrow some oats. Perry Oliver Cox, James and George Hutchinson called in two or three hours this evening.

18 Fri
Some clouds and cold with a NW wind. It soon clouded up and got cold. By dark it was near down to zero. Henry Boone and son from Tobique, Victoria County, N.B. came here about noon and stayed all night. F.A. Blackden sold his colt to George Hutchinson tonight. L.H. Fulton took a load of wood out today to John Steward at Mars Hill Station.

19 Sat
Cloudy and cold with a NW wind. We was home all day. It was very cold. W. H. Boone and son left here this morning for Rowena, Victoria County, New Brunswick. Levi, from back of the mountain, called today to buy a cow today. There was two peddlers here today. A man and a woman from Fort Fairfield. Fred made a sled pole for James Hutchinson today. Birt Tapley called in.

20 Sun
Clear and cold with a NW wind. We was home all day. Dorothy Bell and son and daughter here to dinner and tea. L.H. Fulton’s wife, Len Bartley’s wife and children called in the afternoon awhile.
Benjiman Wiggins and wife and daughter, one young woman and one little girl and Perry O. Cox
called in. Ben Wiggins and wife here in the evening. Stella played some good pieces on the organ. I left off milking cows.

21 Mon
Clear and cold with a NW wind. We was home all day. Myself and wife and Fred and wife took my mare and sleigh and went over on West Ridge today and back. We took care of their children. Harden commenced to haul over the rest of my wood this afternoon. Signs of a storm. Took my hog to Hutchinson’s. He took my hog. He drove out back of the mountain today. J.W. Fulton called.

22 Tue
Cold with a SE rain and snowstorm all day. Commenced about four o’clock this morning and kept on all day and still storming at nine o’clock. Temperature 32 degrees above zero. Harden and Fred A. Blackden went to Knoxford and back this afternoon in a bad snowstorm. So ends the day.

23 Wed
Cloudy and cold with a NW wind. Cloudy and stormy looking all day. It snowed about four inches in the night. A young man by the name of Brown from Knoxford called here tonight. Said he was going to Blaine. I picked up and sent away ten bbls of potatoes today to Mars Hill Station by L.H. Fulton.

24 Thu
Cloudy and cold with a NW wind. It clouded up in the afternoon and got quite cold and came a heavy squall of snow. L.H. Fulton was hauling hay all day from John Hawksley’s. Birt Tapley came and borrowed the sleigh to go to Blaine this morning. Clear and cold tonight. So ends the day.

25 Fri
Cloudy and cold with a NW wind. We was home all day. Fred went away out to see Dr. A. J. Fulton yesterday morning. Got home this afternoon but not able to work. Birt Tapley brought the sleigh home tonight. L.H. Fulton went out with a load of wood to the Village today. Clear and cold tonight.

26 Sat
Cloudy and cold with a SE wind. Very cloudy and stormy looking and commenced to snow about noon very heavy and very cold. Young Ben Mullen came here this morning to see F.A. Blackden. Web Tapley called here today. He was selling fresh fish. L.H. Fulton called this morning. Still snowing from the SE.

[*Young Benjiman Mullen was only 21 years old when he made a visit to the Fulton homestead on January the 26th. Ben was the 4th born of Christopher and Ann Mullen of New Brunswick. On November 19, 1906, Ben married Laurina E.York,daughter of George York. Their children, Clarence, Stanley, Walter, Preston, Vinal, Kenneth, Cora and Alice. Pricilla and Dora died at an early age. William Benjiman Mullen was born in 1874 and died in 1942. Laurina was born 1887 and died in 1976. The children and grandchildren of this union have been constant neighbors and friends of the Fulton family. –Rodney Fulton]

27 Sun
Cloudy and cold with a West wind. It snowed yesterday afternoon and last night, I think, eight or ten inches and drifted today very heavy so as to make the traveling very bad. We was home all day and good reason for it. We was glad to stay in the house. L.H. Fulton called in this morning. We had some music on the organ and some singing. So ends the day.

28 Monday
Cloudy and cold with a NW wind. A very cold and windy day. It made very bad traveling. We was home all day. F.A. Blackden was prepairing his plans for a job of work. Leonard Harden Fulton, James Hutchinson and John Aheran called in today. I brought my hog home today from Hutchinson.

29 Tuesday
Cloudy and cold with a SE wind. We was home all day, myself and wife, but F. A. Blackden was chasing caribou all the forenoon but lost it on the top of Mars Hill (mountain). Frank Blackden was here to dinner. L.H. Fulton hauled the last of my wood today. Signs of a storm pretty soon.

30 Wednesday
Cloudy and cold with a SW wind. Fred A. Blackden went to Easton this morning and back tonight. The rest of the family was home all day. L.H. Fulton took out a load of wood to Mars Hill Village today. Birt Tapley called in today. I had a letter and one of the Star Heralds mailed to Ephraim J. Fulton this morning to Minnesota. Signs of a storm.

31 Thursday
Some clouds and cool with a SW wind. Fred away all day till near eight in the evening with Birt
Tapley after a moose but lost him. L.H. Fulton and J.W. Fulton was away all day sawing wood for Mrs. James Murray. There was a peddler here today from Bridgewater by the name of Night (Knight). So ends the day.

So Ends the Month of January.

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