February 1895

–February 1895

1 Fri Some clouds and cold with a SE wind. L.H. Fulton helped me to pick up 10 bbls of potatoes this morning and took them out to the Station at Mars Hill and brought me twelve dollars. J.W. Fulton and Birt Tapley called here today. We was home all day. Signs of a storm. F.A. Blackden was away cruising part of the day. I was doing my chores and caring for my stock.

2 Sat Cloudy and cool with a SE wind. It commenced to snow a little about eleven o’clock but did not snow much. I helped L.H. Fulton to get up and load ten bbls of potatoes in the forenoon. He took them to the Station. Dr. Alwood called here and got F.A. Blackden to haul him a load of hay to Blaine. Fred got Birt Tapley to take him a load out this afternoon. Still signs of a storm.

3 Sun Clear and cold with a NW wind. Myself and wife was home alone all day. F.A. Blackden and wife and three children and L.H. Fulton and wife and two children all went down to Knoxford today to Len Bartley’s. Perry O. Cox called in a few minutes. So ends the day. [*Fred Allen Blackden and Stella and children- Edith, Leon and Dale- and L H Fulton and Annie and children- Vera Beecher and/or Leo–s.] *Len Bartley is Annie Bartley Fulton’s brother, Lorenzo Leonard Bartley–S.]

4 Mon Cloudy and cold with a SE wind. Signs of a storm. Mr. Daniel Smith from Sprague’s Mill [*Easton –s] was here today to dinner to see F.A. Blackden on business. L.H. Fulton and wife went this evening in back of the mountain to Elder Foster’s on a visit. It commenced to snow this evening some.

5 Tue A cold NW snow storm and drifting badly. Commencing in the night and snowed and drifted bad all day and still snowing and drifting at bedtime. L.H. Fulton and F.A. Blackden was down and helped Mrs. Cox, that use to be, but she is now married to a Mr. ( ). I mended Harden’s felt boot today.

6 Wed Cloudy and cold and snowing and drifting heavy all day with temperatures 22 degrees below zero through the day. James and George Hutchinson called in a while and Manzer Hallett was here after some waxed ends. F.A. Blackden went up as far as George Hallett’s but very few turned out today. All I could do was to get to my barn and see to my stock.

7 Thu Some clouds and cold with a NW wind. They was turned out today to break the roads through in our district. We was home all day with exception of what time F.A. Blackden was away on the road. I was taking care of my stock. James and George Hutchinson and L.H. Fulton called in on business.

8 Fri Cold with a NE wind and very cloudy in the morning and begun to snow about eight o’clock and snowed and blowed so the worst that it has any time this winter by all odds. It snowed and blowed so bad that you could not see a building anywhere’s East or West of us. We watered our stock in the barn. Fred finished L.H. Fulton’s little bed today.

9 Sat Cloudy and cold with a NE wind. It got quite cool in the afternoon and commenced to snow and snowed very heavy for a few hours very heavy but cleared off again in the evening and the moon came out bright. F.A. Blackden and Birt Tapley was on the mountain again today. L.H. Fulton went after a load of boards for Sullivan today.

10 Sun Cold with a NW wind and snowing and drifting heavy all day. F.A. Blackden went to meeting in the forenoon alone and in the afternoon L.H. Fulton came in the afternoon and took Fred and wife to meeting. Myself and wife was home all day taking care of the children. Harden took them with a double team to the meeting.

11 Mon Cloudy and cold with a NW wind. Me and Harden and F.A. Blackden went to Blaine this morning. I called at J.H. Bubar’s. I called at the Drug Store and paid $8.00 to A.J. Fulton for Bubar. I called to Mrs. B.F. Jones and paid on note ten dollars. Called to J.H. Webster’s and settled with him. Called to William Young’s and paid him a bag of oats on a bbl of crackers 93 cents.

12 Tue Cloudy and cool with a NW wind. We was home all day . L.H. Fulton took a load of hay out to Mars Hill Village for F.A. Blackden. Then he went on to West Ridge and perhaps to Easton. Very cloudy and stormy looking all day. L.H. Fulton called in this evening. So ends the day. R.M. Fulton (Signed)

13 Wed Cloudy and cool with a North wind. There was a little drifting snow most all day. I went up and helped L.H. Fulton to put up ten bbls of potatoes this forenoon to take to the Mars Hill Station. F.A. Blackden is still away since yesterday morning. It still looks like a storm this evening. Our old friend, Pirt Blanchard was buried today. [*Percival T Blanchard was born in 1833 and married to the former Susan Wood. Children:  Rosie, Maud,Susan, Tina, Fredie, Elbert Blanchard.]

14 Thu Cloudy and cold with a NW wind. Signs of a storm. I went up and helped L.H. Fulton again today to put up ten bbls of potatoes this morning. I called up to see James Giberson that was sick at the time. J.W. Fulton called in today. I helpd him to grind his axe. F.A. Blackden is still away since Tuesday morning. We was home all day. Mrs. Blackden went to meeting this evening.

15 Fri Clear and cold with a NW wind. We was home all day. It was quite cold and a blustering cold day. I was in the cellar part of the day picking over potatoes. F.A. Blackden is still away since Tuesday morning. Elder Foster called in this afternoon and made us a short visit and took tea with us. Promised to call again. Mrs. Blackden went to meeting this evening.

16 Sat Cloudy and cold with a SW wind. We was home all day. Signs of a storm. L.H. Fulton went to the Province to Adam’s Mill today with some oats to get ground for horse feed. F.A. Blackden is still away. We expected him tonight but did not come. There was a peddler here today. J.W. Fulton called here today.

17 Sun Clear and cool with a NW wind. Myself and wife was home all day. Fred and one of the Sylvester’s came with him. Richard Bell and wife was here. Stella Blackden and L.H. Fulton’s wife went down to see Mrs. Frank Hallett this morning and she was dead when they got there. We have an Arabian peddler here today and tonight. This was a beautiful day. The sun was so warm that the snow melted and run off of the buildings quite smart. [*George and Amelia Hallett’s son, Frank, was 23 years old in 1895. It is possible that Mrs.Frank Hallett would have been Frank’s 1st wife. He would later marry Bertha Larrabee, if indeed, this is the same Frank Hallett that was Fulton’s neighbor. –Rodney]

18 Mon Cloudy and cold with a SE wind. F.A. Blackden and a young Sylvester went away early this morning. The peddler that stopped here last night went away this morning. Harden took myself and wife down to Mrs. Everitt’s today to see Mr. Frank Hallett’s wife that died yesterday morning. Signs of a storm.John Aheran, John McPherson and J.W. Fulton called today. Old Mr. Dewitt took dinner here today.

19 Tue Cloudy and cool with a SW wind. Myself and wife was home all day. Stella Blackden and L.H.Fulton went to Mrs. Frank Hallett’s funeral this afternoon. W.W. Larrabee and wife was here to tea. James W. Fulton called here this evening. A peddler called here today, name of Night. (Knight) I bought a box of dry fish.

20 Wed Some clouds and cold with a SW wind. We was home all day. L.H. Fulton went to Knoxford today with double team. W.L. Boynton came here today looking up all of the Free Will Baptist people he could find to have them reorganize into a Church at the Town Hall or near there. Mrs. F.A. Blackden is away to a meeting at our School House.

21 Thu Cloudy and cold with a SE wind. Signs of a big storm soon. I went up to L.H. Fulton’s this forenoon and helped to get up a load of potatoes to take to Mars Hill Station. Dr. A.J. Fulton called here today on business from Blaine. Mrs. F.A. Blackden went to meeting this evening. It commenced to snow about five o’clock this evening. So ends the day.

22 Fri Clear and cold with a NW wind. We was home all day. It snowed about 1 1/2 inches in the night of light snow. It clouded up in the afternoon and commenced to blow and drift quite cold. L.H. Fulton went over to Knoxford today. Jacob Dewitt was here the most of the afternoon and evening. We took tea and had a long talk. Mrs. F.A. Blackden is to meeting again this evening.

23 Sat Mostly clear and cold with a NW wind. We was home all day except Mrs. F.A. Blackden went to the two o’clock meeting in the afternoon. F.A. Blackden got home this evening after a week away to work. This was a very cold and blustery day. J.W. Fulton and L.H. Fulton called in today.

24 Sun Some clouds and cold with a NW wind. We was home all day. F.A. Blackden and wife went to the evening meeting. It was a very cold day. I received a letter today from E. J. Fulton, Brainard, Minnesota. Birt Tapley came here today and borrowed our slay (sleigh) to go to Blaine. Signs of a storm soon.

25 Mon Cloudy with a SE wind this morning. The temperature registering from 12 to 24 degrees avove zero. It snowed some in the night. It commenced to snow quite early in the day and snowed some about all day not very heavy. The clouds still looks heavy. F.A. Blackden went away again this afternoon over on West Ridge to work.

26 Tue Cloudy and cold with a NW wind. We was home all day. Signs of a storm again soon. A cold blustery day. Today I was picking over potatoes this afternoon. J.W. Fulton and L.H. Fulton was in to this morning. We kepted (kept) Harden’s children till him and Anna went to Blaine. Mrs. F.A. Blackden was to meeting again this evening to our School House.

27 Wed Cloudy and cold with a NW wind. Temperature registering from 4 below to 24 degrees above zero through the day. Signs of more snow. We was home all day. Harden was away today hauling sleepers for Eld. Foster. We heard of a sad accident this morning. Our old neighbor, James Giberson, was killed at the Mars Hill Village by one of the cars. J.W. Fulton called in this afternoon. Stella is away to meeting.

28 Thu Cloudy and cool with a North wind. Signs of a storm. Elder Foster and C.N. Delate from Easton called today. Foster had his dinner. I went up to see James Giberson’s dead body after he was brought home. F.A. Blackden came home this evening from West Ridge. Fred Blackden and wife went up to Giberson’s this evening and staid (stayed) till nine o’clock. So Ends the Month of February News clip taken from the Presque Isle Star-Herald February 28th, 1895? Newspaper from Lewiston Sunday paper:

James Giberson, death 1895

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