Diary of James Moore of the Lakewood area of Ellsworth, Maine. He kept his diary very intermittently until 1901 when he became more conscientious about keeping it up. If you look closely at the above image of the front cover, you will see his name, twice.
This post contains the entries James Moore made for April 1901. Other posts contain entries for:
- John R. Moore, born 29 May 1959; m. Lois Anna Boynton; children: Lettie B. Moore; Howard G. Moore; Cecil E. Moore; Wesley Moore; Philip Moore
- Winfield Scott Moore, born 12 May 1862; m. Vesta Estella Garland; children: Nora Nettie Moore; Gary Townsend Moore
- Ellen Elvira Moore, born 11 March 1866; m. Francis Jeremiah Boynton; children: Leon; Lillian; Minnie; Laura; Rosamund
- Lorenda Ann Moore, born 23 September 1872; m. George Whitmore "Whit" Garland; children: Ambrose Winfield Garland; Viola May Garland; Mansell Rowe Garland; Delmar Alton Garland; Fannie Irene Garland; Mercy Beryl Garland; David Philander Garland; Betsey Garland
March 31, 1901 I went down to John R. Moore’s today and carried him some pain celery compound [I think he is referring to Paine's Celery Compound, an elixir from Vermont.]. He has got a bad cold.
April 2, 1901 Whitmore Garland had a sawing bee today sawing firewood. Laura A. Moore went up and rode part way back with George Garland and Aunt Betsey in a wagon and got in a snow drift and broke his trace chain and Laura walked home.
April 3. Scott Moore and I finished yarding cord wood down to the new road this forenoon. Nothing but rocks, mud and water. We have got 40 cords of wood on the new road. Letty Moore stopped to our house last night and she and Nora been [? carrying, carousing?] this forenoon. Nora has gone down with Lettie to stay tonight.
April 5. Rainy day. Water real high. I took the [boat? bow?] away from the house.
April 6. Scott Moore went down with both horses and cart and got 4 bags of grain and brought me up and read letter testament. Nora Moore went down to the Chapel this evening, Easter concert, and I went down to Simon Garland’s with the lantern and waited for her. Frank Wilber and wife was there. I stopped there till they come up. Simon Garland took his lantern and went to the Chapel.
Monday, April 8. Mary Garland commenced teaching school in District #1 today.
Monday, April 29. Scott Moore and I sowed 8 [?] of peas today, the first farming we have done.
Tuesday, April 30. Mary A. Garland went to Bangor to have her eyes seen to.
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