Apr 21 – Charley Town drawing manure putting it on hill south of orchard. Will Clark commenced work to day moving and laying up fence on hill. Very high wind. Apr 22 – Charley finished drawing manure. I drawed stone for fence corners and some old rails. Hard wind very much high wind cold. Apr… Continue reading Luke Keith’s diary entries of April 21-30, 1884
Apr 16 – Cold rough morning snows some. Chored round. Worked some in shop on pattern. Robert started for Home on noon train. Apr 17 – Cold raw day. Worked on pattern some. Sawed out strip for Wm Ralphs frames for Bee Hives. Mrs William Carey Died. Apr 18 – Finished Mr Knapps pattern took… Continue reading Luke Keith’s diary entries of April 16-20, 1884
Apr 14 – Went over to burg got pattern to change for Knapp. Apr 15 – Went over to burg after Nancy. Rainy. Went down to Katharines to see how she was, she sick. Very rough rainy day. Took Nancy home in Evening.
Apr 6 – 53 in morning, pleasant. Nice morning. At home no go to church to day. Apr 7 – Went over to burg in morning after Nancy. Went over at noon to vote. No work to day. Went took Nancy home in Evening. Snowed and rained. P. S. Carmer Left for Otsego. W. A.… Continue reading Luke Keith’s diary entries of April 6-13, 1884
Mar 7 – 20 Abz in Evening. Not very well no work but chores. Went over to burg afternoon after Lelah. Bessie not very well. Mar 8 – 16 Abz in morning hard cold some. Filed saw for Sam Barton old shitlick went over to burg afternoon. Carried draft Board over to the Strait windmill… Continue reading Luke Keith’s diary entries of March 7 – April 5, 1884
Mar 1 – 10 Abz. Went over to burg in morning after Nancy. H Crawford here all day. Jim drawed cord wood. Took Nancy home at night. Mar 2 – 10 Abz. At home all day. Henry here all day. No one here excep Henry Crawford. 14 above in Evening. Mar 3 – Took Henry… Continue reading Luke Keith’s diary entries of March 1-6, 1884
Feb 1 – 19 Abz in morning. No work but chores. Emmet Crawford here. Filed saw for Mr Caywood. Feb 2 – Cut and drawed wood. Not very cold. Emmet went home on Evening train. Feb 3 – 19 Abz wind N.E. At home no one here Except those that was here. Feb 4 –… Continue reading Luke Keith’s diary entries for February 1884
To read the entire diary and/or to see the scans of the diary, previous footnotes, tags of people mentioned, click here. 1884 DIARY OF CHARLES LUKE KEITH, JR. Jan 1 – Mercury 1__º in morning. Made Bessey stool. Cut down my Long Jointer. Lois and Nancy came home from Shelbyville to day. Very little snow,… Continue reading Luke Keith’s diary entries for January 1884