July 1897

1 Thu
Cloudy and cold with a NE wind. Len Bartley and wife and daughter and two of the Morehouse family, John Tracy and others here today.

2 Fri
Some clouds and warm with a NE wind. Fred and Birt Tapley and John Tracy went away.

3 Sat
Some clouds and warm with a NE wind. Alvin Giberson and Fred went over to Munquat fishing today. (Note: Munquat is actually an early Indian name for the little town of Bath, New Brunswick, Canada. Munquat Stream is a tributary of the St. John River and runs through the town of Bath, holding some of the best salmon fishing in the New Brunswick area.)

4 Sun
Cloudy and warm with a SE wind. Fred and Alvin Giberson away fishing. Robert McKelvery and wife here.

5 Mon
Clear and very warm with a NE wind. Fred went down to George Matheses.

6 Tue
Some clouds and warm with a SE wind. Fred was hauling boards for wilcox from the river. Heavy thunder and lightning done great damage.

7 Wed
Some clouds and warm with a SE wind. Fred hauled two loads of boards for Wilcox, one from the river and one from his old place.

8 Thu
Thomas Trafford called to see us. John Tracy and Fred commenced at York barn today. Edward Lockhart and wife here today to see us.

9 Fri
Cloudy and quite cool. Fred hauled two loads of boards for Wilcox from the river and one from his old place. John Tracy working at York’s frame.

10 Sat
Some clouds and cold with a NW wind. Fred and John Tracy was to work hewing George York’s barn frame.

11 Sun
Cloudy and cold with a SE wind. Young Sylvester, Alvin Giberson, Wilson and wife and other’s here.

12 Mon
Cloudy and cool with a SE wind. The temperature registering from 70 to 80 degrees above zero. Very heavy shower in the afternoon. They had to quit work.

13 Tue
It rained most all night and all day. Pretty much uncommon heavy all day. Still looks rain

(Note: This is the last word that Robert M. Fulton would pen and it was not completed. The complete
sentence would have read, “Still looks rainy at bedtime.” It is most likely that Robert suffered a
severe stroke while sitting on the bed with Martha at his side.- RF)

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