November 1895

1 Fri
A cold SE snow storm commenced in the night and snowed most of the day. It rained some about noon and took off some of the snow. I think it snowed all of six inches. The temperature registering from 32 to 48 degrees above zero. The wind came around to the NW in the afternoon and got quite cold. We was home all day. L. H. Fulton called in this morning awhile. Harden and Birt Tapley went to the Mars Hill Village to try and get some money.

2 Sat
Cloudy and cold with a NW wind. F.A. Blackden and Birt Tapley went away this fournoon in the snow. They have been on the mountain trying to catch a deer. They spent half a day and got one partridge. Fred went out to Blaine in the afternoon to do some trading. Harden killed one of his hogs today. Signs of rain or snow again soon. So ends the day.

3 Sun
Clear and cold with a SE wind. We was home all day. Before noon, Robert McKelvery and wife came up to see us and in the afternoon L.H. Fulton and wife and Thomas Bartley came in. Thomas stopped to tea and before night Mrs. George York came in and stopped an hour or two. It is very clear and cold tonight.

4 Mon
Clear and cold with a SW wind. It froze pretty hard this morning. F.A. Blackden went down to Charles Chandler’s Mill this morning with a load of buckwheat and took Leon with him. Jonathan Worth and young Miss Smith from the Province called and took dinner here today. The rest of us was home all day.

Note: Leon Carroll Blackden was the five year old son of Fred & Stella Blackden. Leon was born on May 30th, 1890, in Mars Hill and died October 16, 1941 in Wallum Lake, Rhode Island. This was quite a day for a young boy to be going to the Mill with his father.

5 Tue
Some clouds and cold with a SE wind. The wind was very cold. Myself and F.A. Blackden drove out to Blaine with the double wagon. Fred was going to Chandler’s Mill after a grist of buckwheat. I took out a box of eggs, 10 dozen, for A.J. Fulton’s wife amounting to $1.50 and money enough to pay Dr. Syphers and took up my note of $39.00 and interest. I paid H.W. Safford $1.50 and paid A.J. Fulton in full to date and took up a part of which W. Young owed me.

6 Wed
The bees came out today a flew about very smart (written at top of page)
Clear and cool with a SE wind. The bees came out of their hive today like they would in the summer. Fred went away early this morning over on West Ridge and did not get back till after dark. Hezekiah Mills and wife made us a call today. He has a meeting tonight at the School House. There is a man stopping here tonight by the name of Edward Sherman. He is going around repairing up sewing machines.

7 Thu
The bees was out today (written at top of page)
Some clouds and warm with a SW wind. Fred went away again early this morning over on the West Ridge and has not got back yet at bedtime or nine o’clock P.M. Stella went to meeting tonight. Hezekial Mills had meeting tonight at the School House. The bees was out thick again today. Edward Sherman, the sewing machine repairer left here today. Signs of a storm.

8 Fri
H Mills and wife was here (written at top of page)
Cloudy and warm with a SW wind. We was home all day. Great signs of a storm all day and it commenced to rain a little late in the afternoon but not much. Fred came home this fournoon and brought his father and mother with him. Hezekiah Mills and wife came here on a visit this afternoon and stopped to tea. Fred ploughed the rest of the day over the brook after he came home.

9 Sat
Cold with a NE rain and snow all night and all day till about two o’clock and then came on snow and snowed till bedtime and it may snow all night. Old man Blackden and wife here. I called in to L. H. Fulton’s and Stephen Giberson’s this fournoon a spell. Hezekiah Mills and wife and Stephen Giberson and wife took dinner at L.H. Fulton’s today. Harden and Fred ploughed all the afternoon.

10 Sun
Cloudy and cool. It snowed and rained all the previous night and all day today. It is till storming at bedtime or nine o’clock. Myself and wife was home all day. Fred and wife and his children and Fred’s father and mother took a drive up to J.W. Fulton’s in the afternoon a little while. Abier Landers was here to supper and left here to go home after nine o’clock six or seven miles and bad traveling for sleigh.

11 Mon
Cloudy and cold with a west wind. Me and F.A. Blackden started to Blaine this morning with a Span of horses and sled. We stopped at Richard Bell’s and took dinner and went on to Blaine. I went to A.J. Fulton’s and got a strengthening plaster for my wife, bought a pair of boots for my wife and a cap for myself. Fred done some trading that he needed and we got home at 4 o’clock.

12 Tue
Orin Wing’s girl died today (written at top of page)
Cloudy and cool with a West wind all day. It looked like a heavy storm coming on and continued so at bedtime. We was home all day. F.A. Blackden built himself a sheep yard today. Orin Wing’s little daughter died this morning, so we heard. David Hartley called here today buying old rubbers.

13 Wed
Orin Wing’s girl buried today (written at top of page)
Cloudy and cool with a NW wind. We was home all day. Fred hauled a few loads of wood to the
funeral of Orin Wing’s little girl past here today. Robert Irvin and a minister by the name of Bowie called called here this evening. The minister took tea with us and Fred and wife went to meeting to hear him preach. Very cloudy and dull looking weather. The ministers name was Bowie.

14 Thu
Cloudy and cool with a SE wind. We was home all day. In the fournoon F.A. Blackden made himself a sheep yard. In the afternoon he was sick. Stella had her second puff or quilt finished up today. Stella and Mrs. Blackden is down to A. Hutchinson’s this evening on a short visit. The weather is very dark and cloudy yet. Dirgan here to see Fred for C. Chandler.

15 Fri
Birt Tapley helped Fred move stove Cloudy and cold with a SE rainstorm. It commenced to rain this morning before daylight and rained all day and is still raining at bedtime. Fred and
Harden thrashed out their beans today. Birt Tapley came down and helped Fred to move the stoves today. They put our little stove in our room and put the cooking stove in the place of it and put my cooking stove up in the kitchen.

16 Sat
Water in the cellar (written at top of page)
Cloudy and cold with a west wind. It got quite cold in the afternoon. Harden and Fred ploughed the most of the day and they called it good ploughing. The roads are almost impassible with mud and water and water came in our cellar five or six inches deep. Perry O. Cox here tonight to supper. So ends the day and we say our prayers and go to rest.

17 Sun
Cloudy and cold with a SE wind. It has looked like a storm all day and still looks like it at bedtime. Perry O. Cox stayed all night and about 11 o’clock in the night George and Alonzo Smith from the Province came in and stopped all night and got breakfast. They went to Jim’s looking after Birt Tapley for money for their work. Fred took his father and mother home today after been here eight or ten days on a visit.

18 Mon
Cloudy and cold with a SE wind. We was home all day. It commenced to rain about one o’clock but very light. Not enough to stop Fred and Harden from ploughing all day. Made a good days work. George and Alonzo Smith left here this morning for home. Me and Fred A. Blackden settled tonight for $7.44 in money and butter $4.00 making in all $11.44 he owed me. R. M. Fulton I took his note for six months at 10 per cent interest.

19 Tue
Cloudy and cold with SE wind. Signs of rain all day. A nice day for ploughing and Harden and Fred improved the time and ploughed a nice piece. The rain hung off all day and still holds off at bedtime and still looks as if it won’t rain soon or snow. Sherman, the sewing machine repairer, called here today.

20 Wed
Cloudy and cool with a SE wind. It looked like rain in the morning but it did not begin to rain till near noon. It came on then pretty heavy till bedtime. Fred went away over on West Ridge and has not got back. Sherman was here to supper. Myself and wife took dinner at Harden’s today. I called up to Stephen Giberson’s a little while. So ends the day.

21 Thu
Cloudy and cold with a NW wind but it got cold very fast, snowing and blowing a regular gale and by noon the temperature had dropped ten degrees and by nine o’clock it had run down 18 degrees from what it was at daylight. It rained most all night from the SE and very warm all night. Fred got home tonight. He was gone two days. It was nice ploughing yesterday. J.W. Fulton was here to supper. I mended his Carragons in the afternoon.

Note: Robert Murphy Fulton received tanning and cobbler training from his father, Samuel Fulton, who owned and operated a tannery in Nova Scotia before coming to Wakefield, New Brunswick.

22 Fri
Cloudy and cold with a NW wind. It froze very hard in the night and snowed a little but not to make any sledding. L.H. Fulton and F.A. Blackden drove out to Mars Hill Village today with a double wagon but reported very bad. The team could only walk and very slow at that. Some signs of more storm soon. So ends the day.

23 Sat
Cloudy and cold with a SE wind and very stormy looking and cold. It came on snow about noon. L.H. Fulton and Stephen Giberson and F.A. Blackden joined together today and killed
four hogs, two for Giberson, one for Harden and one for Fred. All good sized hogs and got done sometime before night. It snowed heavy all the afternoon. Two Arabian peddlers stop-
ping here tonight. Fred got the word his father is sick.

24 Sun
Cloudy and cold with a NW wind. F.A. Blackden and wife went over on West Ridge this morning to see his father that was sick. Myself and wife was home all day with two Arabian peddlers that was stopping here over Sunday. They got home a little after dark. Perry O. Cox here to dinner. About five inches of snow this morning. Fair sledding this morning. Harden and family went to Knoxford.

25 Mon
Fred cut up his hog today (written at top of page)
Cloudy and cold with a SE wind. This morning it moderated. Some signs of a storm and began to
snow at about 8 o’clock in the evening. W.W. Larrabee and wife drove up today with a horse and
sleigh. F.A. Blackden cut up his hog today and salted it away. Fred and William W. Larrabee drove down to the boundry and cut and hauled up a load of wood and cleaned up his beans today. Will and Alice went home tonight. Fair sledding now.

26 Tue
Cold with a SE rain this morning. It snowed till about midnight the previous night about five or six inches and then came on rain and rained heavy the rest of the night and all day and still raining at bedtime and very foggy. Harden and Fred, in the afternoon, drove up to Rideout’s and to Straight’s.

27 Wed
Cloudy and cold with a north wind. It was quite cloudy in the morning but in the afternoon it got quite clear and cold. It will freeze hard tonight. F.A. blackden went out to Mars Hill Village today with a span of horses and wagon. There was near 1 1/2 feet of water in our cellar this morning. The rain took the snow about all off and spoiled all the sledding. I received a letter tonight from J.S. Weiler of Houlton on business.

28 Thu
Clear and cool with a SE wind. We was home all day today. Fred was to work the most of the day cutting and splitting up wood at the door. It was a beautiful day. W. J. Hersom and a man by the name of Hersey called today and I paid W. J. Hersom $43.20 for J.S. Weiler the amount of a note J.S. Weiler held against me. William Merithew and L.H. Fulton called in the evening.

29 Fri
Eli Fletcher called today (written at top of page)
Some clouds and cool this morning with the wind from the southeast. It turned out to be a nice and pleasant day. F.A. Blackden and L.H. Fulton was helping J.W. Fulton and Birt Tapley to thrash today with Jim Mahan’s machine. Old man Fletcher called here today to sell some of his medicine. He said he would not be back till next summer. Stephen Giberson called today.

30 Sat
Mostly clear and cold this morning with the wind from the northwest. We was home all day, Fred excepted. He was up to Jim’s in the fournoon helping Jim and Birt to get done their thrashing and they moved down here in the afternoon and set up and thrashed out twenty six bushels. It is very clear and cold tonight with the wind from the NW and very cold. So ends the day and the week draws to a close.

So Ends the Month of November

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