June 1895

June 1895

1 Sat Mostly clear and warm with a NW wind. We was home all day. I was doing chores. L.H. Fulton and F.A. Blackden was working in their foller today till four o’clock then Fred and wife went up to John Bartley’s. So ends Saturday the last day of the week and the first day of June.

2 Sun
Cloudy and cool with a NW wind. We was home all day. Very windy and quite cool. W.W. Larrabee and wife, J.W. Fulton and wife and child, Mr. McManus come and brought Mary Ann Lindsey here today. Perry Cox called in this evening. F.A. Blackden and wife come home from John Bartley’s this evening. So ends the day.

3 Mon
Some clouds and cool with a SE wind. We was home all day. L.H. Fulton and F.A. Blackden was rolling logs and cleaning up a piece of new land. Mary Ann Lindsey is here yet. Signs of rain and much needed.

4 Tue
Some clouds and cool with the wind from the SE. We was home all day I was caring for my stock. L.H. Fulton and F.A. Blackden branning up their foller and sowed three bushels of buckwheat.
Richard Bell came up today after horse hoe. Signs of a storm.

Note: Branning means to separate the grain from the husk – apparently to use for seed.>

5 Wed
Cloudy and cool with a SE wind. It came a few sprinkles of rain quite early in the day but it did not amount to anything but commenced to rain about six o’clock quite fast but slacked up again before bed time. Harden went to knoxford this afternoon. Stephen Giberson called in today. Got a letter from Ethel Fulton.

Note: Ethel was just a baby when her parents Ephraim and Louisa (Webster) Fulton left the Fulton District and moved to Brainerd, Minnesota.

6 Thu
Cloudy and cold with a NW rain all the fournoon but cleared up about noon. We was home all day. Harden and Fred was working in the new foller in the afternoon. They sowed eleven bushels of oats and done some harrowing. I was mending Stella’s boots and doing my chores. There is a very cold wind tonight. So ends the day.

7 Fri
Some clouds and cool with a NE wind. L.H. Fulton and F.A. Blackden was harrowing their oats on new land. Arthur Manley and his mother was hear to tea. Myself and wife and Mary Ann Lindsey went up to J.W. Fulton’s this afternoon and made them a visit. I called in to Mrs. James Giberson and took a book home I had of hers.

8 Sat
Some clouds and cool with a SW wind. We was home all day. L.H. Fulton and F.A. Blackden finished planting on the new land today their corn, beans and cucumber seed. I was
doing my chores and mending a pair of shoes for Elijah Giberson. Some signs of rain soon. So ends the day and ends the week.

9 Sun
Clear and warm with a SE wind. We was home all day. This is a week today since Mary Ann Lindsey came here. Mrs. James W. Collins called in here today. L.H. Fulton was in and Perry O. Cox was here to tea. Stella B. Blackden went to meeting in the afternoon to hear Elder Foster.

10 Mon
Some clouds and warm with a SE wind. Myself and wife drove out to Blaine today. Stopped at York and Luce’s and done some trading. We went out to Blaine and took our dinners at Dr. A.J. Fulton’s. Done some business at Blaine and took our suppers at W.W. Larrabees and drove home before sundown. Birt Tapley and Watten and Bridges and J.W. Fulton called here.

11 Tue
Some clouds and warm with a SE wind. We was home all day. We finished the crop all up today on my part on my part of the farm. Fred fixed the pasture fence across the brook today. There was an Arabian peddler here to tea this evening. Evelyn Tapley called in after cucumber seed.

12 Wed
Some clouds and warm with a SW wind. We was home all day except F.A. Blackden. He drove to Blaine. Wilbert Giberson came tonight and got three hundred of hay from me and paid 35 cents per hundred at $1.05. L.H. Fulton put in his hunney (honey) box in his bee hive.

13 Thu
Some heavy clouds this morning. There was a heavy thunder shower in the night. We was home all day. L.H. Fulton and F.A. Blackden got their horse hoe out and hoed potatoes till noon. It came on heavy thunder and lightning and rain the most of the afternoon. I hear this evening that it has done a good deal of damage. It looks as if there would be more tonight.

14 Fri
Warm and cloudy with a SE wind. It commenced to rain about six o’clock and thundered and lightened and rained pretty much all day and still lightning at bed time. Me and Fred drove down to the cars in back of the last factory in back of Everitt’s. I let Harden have some hay and some straw today. We called at Ben Wiggins today.

Note: As you will note on the previous page, the Wiggins home was situated directly on the border. You could sleep in Canada and eat breakfast in the U.S. and never leave the house. The house is still standing today. (2005)

15 Sat
Warm and very cloudy and rainy looking in the fournoon. The wind coming from the NW. The wind got ’round in the afternoon to the NE and cleared off quite pleasant. F.A. Blackden went to Blaine this morning and from there over to West Ridge and home. Harden went over to Knoxford and back. So ends the day.

16 Sun
Some clouds and warm with a NE wind. Signs of rain soon. Myself and wife and Mary Ann Lindsey was home all day. F.A. Blackden and wife and family went over to James Rundlett’s all day. L.H. Fulton drove out back of the mountain to meeting. So ends the day.

Note: Mary Ann (Fulton) Lindsey was the oldest daughter of Robert & Martha Fulton. She was born in Wicklow, N.B., Canada, November 9, 1844. Mary Ann married John D. Lindsey on May 23, 1864. She died shortly after her father’s death in February 1898 at the age of 53 years. She was named after her Aunt, Mary Ann (Fulton) Wakham, who lived close by. Mary Ann Wakham was Robert’s youngest sister. Nellie O. Lindsey was the youngest daughter of Mary Ann (Fulton) and John D. Lindsey. She was born just after the 1880 census was taken. I believe she was born in 1881. Nellie married Charles F. Melvine in Centreville, N.B. on Saturday, July 6, 1901. Nellie was murdered by her husband on April 02, 1903. Full story copied from the Presque-Isle INDEPENDENT.

17 Mon
Some clouds and warm with a SE wind. F.A. Blackden went out today to help York and Luce on
their frame. Harden went out to get his Road Book. He came home and drove down to Knoxford with Elder Foster and back. Mrs. F. A. Blackden paid Mrs. James Giberson a visit this afternoon. Some signs of rain today. So ends this day. 18 Tue Clear and warm with a NW wind. We was home all day. F.A. Blackden was using the horse hoe amongst the potatoes all day. L.H. Fulton drove out to get a scraper for working on the road tomorrow. Ed Tarr and wife called here this evening. So ends the day.

19 Wed
Clear and warm with a SE wind. Fred finished the Dakota’s with the horse hoe this fournoon for the first and went on the road in the afternoon fixing the Mahan Bridge. He took the cow out to Oran Wings tonight. Mrs. James Giberson moved away today.

20 Thu
Clear and warm with a NW wind. We was home all day. Harden finished up by all their road work today. J.W. Fulton took their supper here tonight. Fred went away this afternoon and caught 4 1/2 dozen trout. We moved things around in the kitchen today and we turned in our flour and meal plenty to keep us till fall and Fred will have to feed us then after that.

21 Fri
Some clouds and warm with a SE wind. Myself and wife was home all day. F.A. Blackden went away early this morning to work for York and Luce. Young Rideout brought the carriage home this morning. There was a man called here this afternoon by the name of Clark. He said he lived at the lines. He was acquainted with George Fulton. All appearance of rain tonight. Stella made Mrs. Stephen Giberson a visit.

22 Sat
Cloudy and warm with a SE wind. All signs of rain in the morning. It commenced to rain about eight o’clock and rained moderately all day not very heavy. F.A. Blackden went away early this morning to help York & Luce. Mrs. Alden Sylvester and Mrs. Owen Blackden came here this morning with Fred’s horse and wagon and staid (stayed) till after tea on a visit.

23 Sun
Cloudy and warm with a SE wind. We was home all day. Signs of rain. Fred took Mrs. Sylvester and and Mrs. Owen Blackden home and brought back his sister, Reane, and an adopted daughter of Owen Blackden. They are here yet. Mrs. Adaline Murray called here this evening. Perry O. Cox called here today. It looks very much like rain tonight.

Note: Reane (Rena V. Blackden) was Fred’s young sister and would have been 19 years old at this time. The adopted child’s name is not mentioned. It is likely that Owen and his wife Ada (Cleveland) Blackden, was encouraged to adopt rather than try to have their own children. They did have a child, Edna Corrine, who was born September 23, 1888, twelve years after they were married. This child died six months after birth with pneumonia.Vesta,Vera, Bernice, Owen, Jr. and Glenn Whitney was born later. Glenn dying at the age of six years from Dyptheria.

24 Mon
Cloudy and warm with a SE wind. Reane Blackden and her adopted cousin left here this afternoon. Fred took them home this afternoon with his team. Mrs. F.A. Blackden went to Arvilla York’s funeral this afternoon. Mrs. George Hallett called in this
evening. It was quite rainy and James W. Collins came and brought Stella home with horse and carriage. Arvilla York buried today.

25 Tue
Cloudy and warm with a SE wind. Temperature registering from 60 to 64 degrees above zero. Very cloudy and rainy looking all day. Myself and wife went up to Mr. Isaac Straight’s. Mr. Straight is quite poorly. We had a nice visit. James Craig took tea this afternoon. It still looks very much like rain tonight.

26 Wed
Cloudy and warm with a SE wind. It kept very cloudy all day. Myself and wife went down to R.Bell’s today and made an all day visit. Edward Hersom from Easton came and bought two of my pigs and paid $3.00. It is still very cloudy. Perry O. Cox here tonight. Mrs. J.W. Fulton called in.

27 Thu
Cloudy and cool with a SE wind. Signs of rain all day and still looks very rainy. Myself and wife was home all day. F.A. Blackden and wife and L.H. Fulton and wife and family and Birt Tapley and wife and Mrs. James W. Fulton all went out to the Circus today. Birt Tapley brought their baby down here this morning for us to take care.

28 Fri Cloudy and cool with a SE wind. It rained some in the night and rained all day and is still raining at bed time. We was home all day choring around. John Bartley and wife and son came here this fournoon. They went up to L.H. Fulton’s this evening. Peddler, Cid Farr, called this afternoon.

Note: John and Abigail (Fulton) Bartley would have brought their son, John Wellington Bartley, who would have just turned eight years old on June 11th, 1895. To most, he was known as ‘Welly.’

29 Sat
Heavy SE rain most all night and most of the day today and very rainy looking yet. We was home all day. L.H. Fulton and John Bartley went to Blaine today. John D. Lindsey came here tonight looking after his wife. She has been here for four weeks tomorrow. So ends the day.

30 Sun
Cloudy and warm with a SW wind. It looked very rainy and about four o’clock we had a very heavy thunder shower. It fell a great deal mixed with hail. John Bartley and wife and son left here this afternoon to go home. John Lindsey and wife started for home. Fred took her with horse and wagon as far as Dodges. Mary Ann was here four weeks. So ends the day.

So Ends the Month of June

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