March 1895

March 1895

1 Fri
Cloudy and cool with a NE wind. The temperature registering from 26 to 52 degrees above zero. The snow melted and run of of the buildings very fast all the afternoon. The funeral of James Giberson left his place today about noon for the Town Hall. Thirty-four or thirty-five teams loaded. L.H. Fulton and wife, F.A. Blackden and wife. Myself and wife stayed home and took care of their children and our stock. We had some calls. Signs of a storm of rain.

2 Sat
Cloudy and cool with a north wind. Thirty-six degrees above zero in the morning but got cold and snowed some in the afternoon and the temperature ran down to 26 below zero about three o’clock. Myself and F.A. Blackden went to Blaine. I traded some with the Snow Brothers. Fred got five gal. Of oil at J. H. Weber & Son. R. Bell and wife and two children came here. Mrs. Bell and children stayed all night. It has cleared off quite cold tonight.

3 Sun
Cloudy and cold with a SE wind. We was home all day. Mrs. Dorothy Bell left here about eleven o’clock to go up to L.H. Fulton’s ready to go home in the afternoon. F.A. Blackden is gone to meeting this evening to our School House. So ends this Sabbath day.

4 Mon
Cloudy and cold with a SE wind. Signs of a storm in the morning. F.A. Blackden was making a bread board in the fournoon and in the afternoon was helping Mrs. J. Giberson to get her wood sawed. The rest of us was home all day. It commenced to snow a little about three o’clock but not very heavy. Mathias MacDonald here to dinner and paid Fred some cash he owed him.

5 Tue
Cloudy and cold blustery morning. Temperature registering from 10 to 30 degrees above zero. We was all home today except F.A. Blackden. He was away the most of the afternoon. It snowed three or four inches last night and the wind made it move around pretty smart today. E. Stitham and Stackpole was around today with fish to sell. I was mending today for L.H. Fulton and the Hutchinson boy in fournoon.

6 Wed
Some clouds and cold with NW wind. F.A. Blackden and wife went over on West Ridge this morning with my mare. Fred went up to Sprague’s Mill. Myself and wife took care of their children. Old William Rideout and wife was here to tea. I went up to J.W. Fulton’s this afternoon to see about buying some potatoes for seed.

7 Thu
Cloudy and cold with a SE wind. Very cloudy and stormy looking all day. We was home all day. F.A. Blackden went away this morning over on the West Ridge for a week or ten days. L.H. Fulton went out this afternoon to Mars Hill Station and brought home six bbls of the Standard Guana from C. N. Delate to be paid for between this and next April. So ends the day.

8 Fri
Cloudy and very foggy this morning. The wind from the SE. It came off quite clear and nice in the afternoon. Me and Harden picked up ten bbls of potatoes. I sent to the station and received $12.85. John Bartley was here this evening along with L.H. Fulton. There was a man by the name of Frost from Hodgdon selling tinware here today. John Bartley put his horse here tonight. So Ends the day.

9 Sat
Cloudy and quite foggy this morning with a SE wind. Signs of rain. I went up to L.H. Fulton’s this morning and helped to put up a load of potatoes. Came home and got my dinner and went up to J.W. Fulton’s and helped to put up five bbls of Dakota Reds at 90 cents per barrel. Harden brought them home and we put them in the cellar. Paid Ben Wiggins $1.10 for a 1/2 bushel of beans. John Bartley and wife is here tonight. His wife (Abigail) is quite sick. So ends the day.

10 Sun
Some clouds and cold with a West wind. We was home all day. John Bartley and wife went from here this morning up to L.H. Fulton’s. F.A. Blackden and wife went to meeting in the afternoon and in the evening. Myself and wife took care of their children. The heavy wind blew our stove pipe off before they got home and we got pretty cold. Mrs. George York called in both going and coming from meeting.

11 Mon
Mostly clear and cold with a West wind. John Bartley and wife, J.W. Fulton and wife was here to
dinner. Me and L.H. Fulton went up to Lester’s to see John R. Earle who died very suddenly Sunday morning. It is very clear and cold tonight. F.A. Blackden got my mare early this morning to go over on West Ridge.

12 Tue
Mostly clear and cold with a SW wind. We was home all day. F.A. Blackden came home this afternoon from the West Ridge. I was picking over potatoes part of the day. L.H. Fulton and family went over to Knoxford this morning. He brought over my grist of four bushels of wheat with him. Ben Wiggins brought up my 2 1/2 bushels of oats he borrowed of me some time ago. Signs of a storm tonight.

I am 79 years old today. (Written at top of page)
13 Wed
Some clouds and cool with a SW wind. Temperature registering from 6 to 7 degrees above zero.
We was home all day except F.A. Blackden. He went over to the Province with Richard Bell and L.H. Fulton with two double teams after potatoes. R. Bell stopped to supper. Orpha Hutchinson was here sewing for Stella. Evlyn Tapley was here to dinner and supper. George Lindsey was here to supper and stayed all night. Sam Fulton and son, Mack, called in.

14 Thu
A cold SE snow storm. It commenced shortly after midnight and snowed very steady most of the day. The wind came around to the NW in the afternoon quite cool. It snowed near seven inches. We was home in the afternoon from Richard Bell’s. Mrs. F.A. Blackden had Miss Orpha sewing for her today. Finished her work today. George Lindsey (Grandson) left today.

(Note: George was the 14 year old son of John and Mary A. (Fulton) Lindsey. He would have been 14 years old and was a good help to his grandparents–R.)

15 Fri
Some clouds and cold with a SW wind. The wind came ’round to SE again about five o’clock quite
cool. L.H. Fulton hauled his hay out of my barn today. F.A. Blackden was splitting wood the most of the day. Harden went over to Adam’s Mill this afternoon with a load of logs and brought back a load boards. Signs of a storm. Mrs. Arthur Hutchinson called in this evening awhile.

16 Sat
Some clouds and snowed a little in the morning but clouded up in the afternoon with wind coming round to the NW quite cold. We was home all day with the exception of Mrs. F.A. Blackden. She went to meeting in the afternoon to their conference today. I commenced using the hay off the scaffold today. So ends the day.

17 Sun
Some clouds with a cold west wind. We was home all day. It was so drifting and cold we thought it best to stay by the fiers (fires) and keep warm. It looked very stormy all day and snowed a little. No one called in today and very little traveling on the main road. So ends the day.

18 Mon
Cloudy with a cold NW wind. Very cold and drifting all day very heavy. We was home all day. Glad to stay by the fire. L.H. Fulton went to the river with a load of logs this morning. Very clear and cold tonight.

19 Tue
Some clouds and cold with a NW wind. The temperature registering from 16 to 32 degrees above zero. Cold and blowing and drifting all day. We was home all day. Glad to stay in the house by the fire. There was an Arabian peddler stopped here all the afternoon and night. Mr. James Jonston (Johnson) and wife from Centerville Parish of Wicklow, CC (Carleton County) N.B., made us a short visit this afternoon and took tea with us. Our old neighbors and friends.

20 Wed
Cloudy and cool with a NW wind. Sixty degrees above zero in the sun in the afternoon. F.A. Blackden went to the river today with L.H. Fulton with a load of logs. The rest of us was home all day. Howard Lindsey and wife and family called here to day and took dinner. The peddler left here this morning Fred went to meeting this evening. My wife is quite poorly at present.

21 Thu
Cloudy and cool with a NW wind. Signs of a storm soon. L.H. Fulton and F.A. Blackden went out to Mars Hill Station today with double team. I sent out some eggs with them @ 12 cents per dozen. Received a letter from W.H. Boone today. Alda Bell here tonight. F.A. Blackden went over on West Ridge today. Did not come home with Harden.

Note: (Alda R. Bell was the ten year old daughter of Richard L. and Dorothy (Fulton) Bell. Born August 16, 1885 and died January 25, 1970)

22 Fri
Some clouds and cool with a NW wind. The snow melted considerably today. R. Bell called this morning. He and L.H. Fulton are going to the Province after potatoes. I lent R. Bell $5.00. Thomas Bartley was here this afternoon and took tea. F.A. Blackden is still away. Our school closed today.

23 Sat
Clear and cool with a NW wind. The snow run off quite smart at noon in the sun. We was home all day. L.H. Fulton and G. A. Hutchinson was away all day with a span of horses gathering up something for Elder Foster. They had a lovely day for it. F.A. Blackden came home from the West Ridge. Alda Bell is here tonight.

Note: (Alda Rosella Bell married Abram Hawkins of Centreville, N.B. in 1903)

24 Sun
Clear and cool with a SE wind. Signs of a storm. We was home all day. We had company, W.W.
Larrabee and wife and three children, Mrs. R. Bell with son and daughter, Thomas Bartley, Perry O. Cox, L.H. Fulton and Miss Hutchinson and Miss Hellen Hutchinson. W.W. Larrabee and wife and daughter and F.A. Blackden and wife went to meeting in the afternoon to hear Elder Foster.

25 Mon
Cloudy and cool with a SE wind. Town Meeting today. L.H. Fulton, F.A. Blackden and Thomas Bartley went from here this morning to go to the Town Meeting. Fred sent home a bbl of flour and some other stuff and he went over on West Ridge. It commenced to snow about 8 o’clock this evening soft snow. Eliphalet Jones and daughter-in-law called today.

Note: ( Eliphalet Jones married Jane Fulton, the daughter of Thomas and Margaret Fulton of Knoxford, N.B. Thomas Fulton was the older brother of my great great grandfather, Robert Murphy Fulton. The daughter-in-law was 31 year old Alderada (Nason) Jones, who married Eliphalet’s son, Thomas Almon Jones. Alderada was a talented school teacher and for many years she was a leader in Sunday School work and activities, Secretary of the Wicklow Sunday School Convention and took deep interest in the promotion of every good cause in the Knoxford neighborhood. She was a woman of literary attainments with a well-stocked library of books. Her husband, Thomas A. Jones, was an enthusiastic and zealous supporter of Christian life and
possessed considerable talent in poetical writings. Thomas A. Jones was born Sept. 06, 1862 and died Apr. 14, 1937. Alderada was born Aug. 08, 1864 and died May 05, 1930. They are buried in Knoxford.–R.)

26 Tue
Cloudy and cool with a SE wind. We was home all day. It snowed last about two inches but went off mostly today. We had some few snow squalls today. A show at the School House tonight. L.H. Fulton and myself examined the bee hives today. Harden loaded up two loads of straw this afternoon. Mrs. F.A. Blackden went to show tonight at the School House and Fred came home this evening with lame hand.

27 Wed
Cloudy and cool with a NW wind. The temperature registering from 22 to 40 degrees above zero. We was home all day myself and wife but L.H. Fulton and wife and two children and F.A. Blackden and wife and one child started this morning for Tobique, Victoria County, N.B., on a visit to W.H. Boone on the Tobique. I sent a bee hive to Henry Boone. Harden took my mare.
Merty Cox called in today.

28 Thu
Cloudy and cold with a North wind. We was home all day. Pat (Gory?) from Johnsville, Carleton County, N.B., called here today and took dinner. An Arabian peddler here today. Mrs. James Hutchinson called in today awhile. A heavy cold wind tonight.

29 Fri
Cloudy and cold with a NW wind. We was home all day. Mrs. J.W. Fulton was here to dinner. L.H. Fulton and wife and family, F.A. Blackden and wife and daughter and Samuel Boone from Tobique all came home today about one o’clock today. They all stopped here to dinner.

30 Sat
Some clouds and cold with a NW wind. We was home all day. Samuel Boone, from Tobique, Victoria County, stayed here last night and all day today and here tonight. F.A. Blackden had my mare and sleigh all day to Blaine and over on West Ridge. Alvin Giberson had my pung away today.

31 Sun
Clear and cold with a North wind. A very cold and heavy wind. This is three days and three nights of cold heavy wind. Samuel Boone went from here up to L.H. Fulton’s this morning and is still there. The rest of us was home all day.

So Ends the Month of March

Local news clips for the Mars Hill area found
in Star Herald edition dated April 21, 1898.

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