July 1895

July 1895

1 Mon
Cloudy and cold with a NW wind. Some quite heavy showers. George York was here to dinner and got some turnips. F.A. Blackden drove over to West Ridge this afternoon and brought Mrs. Owen Blackden and her three children here tonight. L.H. Fulton drove down to Robinson Mill today after a load of shingles for his kitchen.

Note: Mrs. Ada Carolyn (Cleveland) Blackden was born November 12, 1858, in Athens, Maine. She married Owen in 1876. Ada would have been 37 years old when she brought her three children, Vesta Lancy, Vera Mae and Bernice Cleveland Blackden to the Fulton home.

2 Tue
Some clouds and cool with a NW wind. We was home all day. Harden and Fred was to work all day in the potato field. Signs of rain again this afternoon. I was laid up with a lame side today.

3 Wed
Clear and warm with a SE wind. I drove out to Blaine today and stopped at York and Luce’s and left a box of eggs, done some trading and went on to Blaine to H.W. Safford’s and got a deed made out of my homestead in favor of Mrs. Stella B. Blackden on condition if we are supported in good shape while myself and wife lives. I took my dinner and fed my team at Dr. A.J. Fulton’s.

4 Thu
Clear and warm with a SW wind. We was home all day. Harden and Fred was working the potatoes all day hilling them up cultivating them. W.W. Larrabee and wife came here this afternoon. It is very warm tonight. Mrs. Owen Blackden is still here with her three children.

5 Fri
Some clouds and cool with a SE wind. We was home all day. L.H. Fulton and F.A. Blackden finished hoeing up the potatoes over the brook today and Fred went away and took Mrs. Owen Blackden over to James Rundlett’s after tea. Harden went to work cultivating here below the orchard. Signs of rain tonight.

6 Sat Some clouds and warm with a SE wind. We was home all day. Harden and Fred was cultivating their potatoes and hoeing them all day. There was some signs of rain this afternoon. L.H. Fulton and F.A. Blackden is getting ready tonight to take their wives over to the Free Baptist Quarterly Meeting tomorrow to the Province.

7 Sun
A warm SE rain this morning till 8 or 9 o’clock and then broke away. We had quite a heavy shower again in the afternoon. L.H. Fulton and wife and F.A. Blackden and wife went over to the Province today to the Free Baptist Quarterly Meeting. Myself and wife took care of the
children. J.W. Fulton called in this evening.

Note: A list of Robert & Martha’s Sunday Day Center: Beacher and Leo
Fulton, ages 5 and 3, Edythe, Leon and Dale Blackden, ages 7,5 & 3
years old.–R

8 Mon
Warm and very foggy this morning with the wind from the southeast. It cleared off about ten o’clock very warm. L.H. Fulton was working among his potatoes today and F.A. Blackden was making some changes in the barn making ready for haying. Frank Blackden called this morning.

9 Tue
Cloudy and very dull looking in the morning. Looking very much like rain with the wind from the southeast. It cleared away about ten o’clock quite warm but some showers in the west in the after- noon. Harden and Fred fixed up a good hay rack today and plastered some potatoes. Thurston, from Waterville, Maine called here with a stove to sell today.

10 Wed
Some clouds with a NW wind. L.H. Fulton and F.A. Blackden took the double team and drove out to Blaine this morning. They done some trading. Harden brought home a new horse rake he bought from Lon York. They went up to Floyd Glidden’s for a lot of boards that Fred had up there. They got home about four o’clock. It is quite cool tonight. So ends the day.

Note: Floyd Glidden was married to Fred’s older sister, Lillian Laversa (Blackden) Glidden. Lillian was born November 16, 1861, in Etna, Maine. Willard Floyd Glidden was born April 11, 1859 in Friendship, Maine.

11 Thu
Some clouds and warm with a NW wind. F.A. Blackden and L.H. Fulton was putting the Paris Green on their potatoes this fournoon and Fred helped L.H. Fulton in the afternoon to board in his shed. Myself and wife made Mrs. Stephen Giberson a visit this afternoon. Some signs of rain tonight. Birt Tapley called in tonight.

12 Fri
Some clouds with a cool SW wind. I drove out to Blaine and got H.W. Safford to send my deed and lease to Houlton to get recorded. Left a paper with Frank Luce to get recorded and took out some eggs to York & Luce. I got my rubbers changed and got some nails for Harden and some Paris Green for F.A. Blackden from Houghton’s.

13 Sat
Cloudy and cool with a SE wind. Signs of rain all day. F.A. Blackden went away early this morning with mare and wagon to go to Easton Center but went to Bridgewater Center and on his way on the back road his mare got scared at some deer on the side of the road and turned his wagon over. He had quite a smash up and hurt himself.

14 Sun
Cloudy with a SE wind and quite cool. We was home all day excepting Stella B. Blackden who went down to Richard Bell’s and got home about sunset. Signs of rain all day. Mrs. L.H. Fulton and Birt Tapley and Perry O. Cox called in today.

15 Mon
Cloudy and cool with a NE wind. Some heavy thunder showers off to the east. It rained some here a light shower or two. My wife and Mrs. Anna Fulton made Mrs. Everitt a visit today. L.H. Fulton and F.A. Blackden went over today and new silled William Dilling’s barn. Signs of rain tonight.

16 Tue
Cloudy and warm with a SE wind all day and still at bedtime. Signs of rain all day. F.A. Blackden was helping L.H. Fulton today on his building, boarding and shingling. But the rest of us was home all day. So ends the day.

17 Wed
Cloudy and cool with a SE wind. Fred was helping Harden all day on his shed. There was one of
them Arabian peddlers here today. Edward Tarr and Floyd Glidden was here today to dinner. It rained a little here today in the fournoon. Still signs of rain tonight. So ends this day.

18 Thu
Cloudy and cold with a North wind. We was home all day excepting Fred who drove out with
Harden to Mars Hill Village in the fournoon. There was a young man stopped here today and got his dinner by the name of John Matthews. He was from the Province. Frank Larrabee here today. We received a picture of Ethel Fulton of Minnesota. Harden went down to Knoxford this afternoon to see Mrs. Bartley.

Note: Frank Larrabee was the 12 year old son of William and Alice (Fulton) Larrabee. Frank was born August 29, 1883. He would marry Frances Boyd and they would have four sons, Ted, William, Scott and Thurlow and one daughter, Bernice. Frank was a potato grower all his life and received good instruction on his grandfather Robert’s farm.–R

19 Fri
Mostly clear and cold with a NW wind. We was home all day. L.H. Fulton and F.A. Blackden commenced to mow this morning with their mowing machine. They mowed till noon and in the
afternoon finished putting on the Paris Green on their potatoes below the orchard. Frank Larrabee was helping them today. So ends the day.

20 Sat
Clear and cool with a NW wind. I drove out to the Mars Hill Village this morning and took 9 dozen eggs to York and Luce and drove to R. Bell’s and took out my wool and left it at Houghton’s. I came home and took my dinner and helped to get in 4 loads of hay. I raked some. Fred stuck the pick fork in his ankle and lamed himself. So ends the day.

21 Sun
Mostly clear and warm with a NW wind. We was home all day. L.H. Fulton and wife went down to Knoxford to see her mother and their little boy’s leg got hurt. My bees swarmed today. Havelock Bartley and his brother-in-law from Canada was here today to dinner. Richard Bell and wife and two of their little ones was here to tea. So ends the day.

22 Mon
Clear and warm with a SE wind. We was home all day today. Harden and wife went out to Dr. A. J. Fulton’s today to get their baby’s leg set that got broke Sunday down to Len Bartley’s. Mrs. James Giberson called in here today. Fred mowed some in the fournoon and in the afternoon they were mowing that piece below the barn and hauled in one good load in the barn.

Note: The baby who received the broken leg was most likely Leo Fulton who was born August 2, 1892. Leo married Olive Boyd on November 19, 1918. Both lived to be in their 90’s and farmed all their lives.

23 Tue
Some clouds and warm with a NW wind. We was home all day. L.H. Fulton and F.A. Blackden was working at the mowing and raking hay all day. Birt and Evelyn Tapley called a little while this afternoon. Cid Fars, the Arabian peddler, called in this morning.

24 Wed
Clear and warm with a NW wind. We was home all day. Harden and Fred was mowing and hauling in hay all day. We have 13 loads in tonight in Harden’s barn and ours. Dr. A.J. Fulton and wife took tea with us this afternoon. James Hutchinson was moving today in Giberson’s house.

25 Thu
Some clouds and warm with a SW wind. We had a little rain about noon. L.H. Fulton and F.A. Blackden mowed some today over above the buckwheat for the first. I went out to Blaine and got a butter tub. John Bartley came here today. I sold him the wheels off my old horse rake. Signs of rain tonight. So ends the day.

26 Fri
Cloudy and very foggy with a NW wind. It rained quite heavy for two or three hours this morning. The sun came out in the afternoon but it still looks like rain. We was home all day. Fred was home all day. Fred was mending up his single wagon most all day. Fred went over to John Boyd’s in the afternoon about five o’clock on some business.

27 Sat
Cloudy and very foggy this morning. Myself and wife rigged up this morning and drove up to J. W. Fulton’s and had a talk with Mrs. J. H. Syphers. Then, we started to Knoxford at 7 o’clock and got there at nine and stayed two hours and came up to Fred Longstaff’s and got tea. We started for home at quarter to five and got home at quarter of six in time to milk and do my other chores.

28 Sun
A heavy South rain commencing about eleven o’clock in the night and rained on till about ten today before it stopped and still there is signs of more rain. F. A. Blackden and wife and children went over on West Ridge today to meet Owen Blackden. Myself and wife stayed home and kept house today. So ends the day.

29 Mon
Clear and cool with a SW wind. We was home all day. F.A. Blackden and wife and children got
home from the West Ridge at noon today. F. Burns and son called here today. Benjamin Wiggins called this evening. Perry O. Cox came here to tea and is here yet about half sick. It is quite cool tonight.

30 Tue
Cloudy with a SE wind all day and looked very much like rain. We was home all day. Fred and
Harden got two men today and finished mowing over on the new land today and they raked and
cocked it up in the afternoon and they mowed some on this side in back of the barn. Fred had Alvin Giberson in the fournoon and Harden had J.W. Fulton in the Fournoon.

31 Wed
Cloudy and cool with a SE wind. We was home all day. Fred had Harden this fournoon helping him to haul manure in the orchard. In the afternoon they was using the mowing machine mowing on the line between me and Harden’s. Mrs. James Giberson called in this afternoon and Robert Irvin called and talked awhile . So ends the day and ends this month.

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