Decatur, Kansas: 1890

Jul 29, 1890 Started at noon for Decatur Co in covered wagon. Camped on hill. This is table of what sale brought.
  1 Fruit dish .15
  1 lamp .45
  1 bed stead & ticking 1.55
  1 cradle.15
  1 extension table 5.00
  1 rocking chair .75
  1 double safe 3.55
  Carpet rags .23
  1 glass dish .05
  1 wash board .05
  1 bed stead 4.25
  1 wash stand .40
  2 chairs .30
  1 rocking chair .75
  1 picture .60
  1 clock 3.70
  1 milk strainer .05
  1 coal scuttle & shovel .05
  1 old table .35
  1 accordion .50
  1 rocking horse .25
  2 chairs .30
  1 high chair .40
  1 picture .55
  1 bureau 8.50
  All $20.80
Aug 1 Traveled all day. Hot cooked & eat dinner at Batchetors, then traveled to Bow Creek camped.
Aug 2 Traveled all day. Camped at Bogue.
Aug 3 Sunday traveled to Wills. Through Leonra. Essie very sick. Rained.
Aug 4 Went Mr. Tompkins, then to Allison. Hot. Bought corn & feed.
Aug 5 Went to Mr. Mullins. Hot winds terrible.
Aug 6 Made corn cutter. Cut corn for Wills.
Aug 7 Cut corn. Very hot & dry. Essie very sick.
Aug 8 Wills threshed. Warm & dry. Children poorly.
Aug 9 We went north to look at country. Came back by Jennings.
Aug 10 I and Will went to Bradburys.
Aug 11 I and Hattie went bought Mr. Mullins 410 acres. Leona drove us out so we moved over to sod house on Salsbury land. Children very poorly.
Aug 12 Rested all day. Hot & dry. Need rain.
Aug 13 I & Mr. Mullin went to Hoxie made deed.
Aug 14 Deposited $1010.00 in Hoxie bank. Came home. Cooler.
Aug 15 Mr. Mullin came. Bought corn of Horras. Paid $15.00.
Aug 16 We move to our own new home. Done lots of work.
Aug 17 Sunday rested all day. Mr. Stanfast here.
Aug 18 Went Jennings deposited $253.00 in Jennings bank. Rained.
Aug 19 Helped wash. Plowed & sowed turnips. Went got corn cutter.
Aug 20 Damp & misty. Cut some corn. Went to Allison. Cut corn eve.
Aug 21 Very sore throat. Went to Allison. Got 7 chairs of A. Marcellas. Floss took sick.
Aug 22 Floss died. Frank Ace helped cut corn. Heavy rain in evening.
Aug 23 Put yolks on calves. Cut corn all day. Fine to work.
Aug 24 Sunday went to Allison to get mail. Home, rested.
Aug 25 Cut corn till noon. Heavy rain. Shelled corn & ringed pigs.
Aug 26 Went to Wills. Got sod cutter 65 cts bu. Cut stubble first time. Worked Queen.
Aug 27 Charlie Rice cut on stubble. I shelled corn.
Aug 28 Charlie Rice cut stubble. I sowed rye. 1 bu. wheat.
Aug 29 I cut all day with sod cutter. Fine to work.
Aug 30 Finished cutting in wheat. Got chip and 16 water melons. Went to Allison.
Aug 31 Sunday at home all day. Nice day. Willies here.
Sep 1, 1890 I and C. Rice cut corn all day. Very warm.
Sep 2 Cut corn all day. Warm, windy. Very tired.
Sep 3 Cut corn all day. Fine to work.
Sep 4 Finished the Salisbury piece of corn.
Sep 5 Broke corn cutter. Went to Jennings. Took melons.
Sep 6 Fixed wagon. Shelled corn. Got chips. Very tired.
Sep 7 Rices here all day. Went to Mr. Windys.
Sep 8 I and Willie started to Ellis Co. after cattle.
Sep 9 Traveled 10 miles to Plainville. Cool.
Sep 10 Foggy. Traveled 3 mi. south Saline River.
Sep 11 Got to Joe Grunts. Wrote copy of contract with Mr. Naylor.
Sep 12 Sold Jim & bought of Beham. Stayed at Fagons.
Sep 13 Started to Decatur Co. with cattle. Big frost.
Sep 14 Traveled to 1½ mi. south of Plainville. Cool.
Sep 15 Traveled to 16 mi. west of Plainville. Cool.
Sep 16 Traveled 10 miles south of Lenora. Rained.
Sep 18 Got home with cattle. High wind & rain.
Sep 19 Cleaned out hen house. Shelled corn. Done chores.
Sep 20 Pulled onions. Went to lecture night. Went to P. O. got 15cts for eggs. Got chips.
Sep 21 Sunday went to Willies. Cool & fine.
Sep 22 Washed forenoon. Gathered corn. Fixed fence. Killed hog.
Sep 23 Took Wills meat. Willie piled chips. Done chores.
Sep 24 Took $5.30 worth onions to Jennings. Sent $25.00 interest.
Sep 25 Dug potatoes. Marked big calf. Roan cows calf came.
Sep 26 Dug potatoes morn. Gathered load corn. Shelled corn.
Sep 27 Shelled corn. Went to Allison got me shoes. Clear & warm.
Sep 28 Sunday went to camp meeting. Nice day.
Sep 29 Washed forenoon. Willie shelled corn. Plastered hen house.
Sep 30 Finished gathering corn. Finished plastering hen house. Nice day.
Oct 1, 1890 Got load melons. Finished shelling corn. Dug potatoes. Got load chips.
Oct 2 Got 4 big loads cow chips. Hattie and children have bad colds.
Oct 3 Went & hauled 31 shocks fodder forenoon. Went to Allison. Took corn to mill.
Oct 4 Went to see Gorham. Dug potatoes afternoon. Cold nights.
Oct 5 Sunday at home all day. Will & Onie here afternoon. Nice day.
Oct 6 Took Stella & Roy to school to Mr. Chenoweths for 1st time for them to go to school. Washed. Done chores.
Oct 7 Took 3 bu potatoes & 25 watermelons to Jennings. Got $1.25 bu. for potatoes.
Oct 8 At home pulled onions & done chores. Nice day.
Oct 9 Cleaned house. Put up heating stove. Done chores. Cool.
Oct 10 Had chill last night and have boil on chin. Am poorly. Fixed cattle shed.
Oct 11 Finished hauling out fodder in bottom field. Went to primary.
Oct 12 Cloudy & dull. Sun. At home all day.
Oct 13 Hattie washed. Terrible high wind. Went to Allison.
Oct 14 Cut sorgum. Willie helped. Conrads here. Very windy.
Oct 15 Went to Jenning. Took onions got 50 cts. bu. Blistering cold north wind. Mother & Viola came.
Oct 16 Nice day. All went to Willies. Had good visit.
Oct 17 Fixed hog fence & fence on creek. Willie brought Mother & Viola in Eve. Killed hog.
Oct 18 Hauled up load wood. Drug wire along west fence. Willies here in eve. Went to Allison.
Oct 19 Sun. mother & Viola here. Took them to Willies in eve. Nice day. I sold Van Buren small sow.
Oct 20 High N. wind. Washed. Went to Allison. Got letter for Viola. Took it to Wills.
Oct 21 Nice day. Picked up chips. Cut poles for feed. Hauled rack of corn.
Oct 22 Picked up chips forenoon. Hauled out 2 loads in eve.
Oct 23 Went to Willies in morn, then I cut and shelled cane seed.
Oct 24 Took children to school, then went & got grapes. Went to Allison in eve to speaking.
Oct 25 Done chores. Took butter & eggs to Allison. Went to alliance meeting in eve.
Oct 26 Sunday froze hard last night. Clear & fine. At home.
Oct 27 Washed. Mr. Bradbury here. Went to work on feed rack for cattle.
Oct 28 Went cut off sorgum seed. Children had long walk from school.
Oct 29 Went to see Mr. Chenoweths sick child it died in evening.
Oct 30 Done chores. Went burying. Willies stopped in eve. Nice day.
Oct 31 Done chores. Went to Allison afternoon. Got mail.
Nov 1, 1890 Done chores. Went to Allison afternoon. Got mail.
Nov 2 Sunday Standfast Boys & Mr. & Mrs. Rice here. Cold wind.
Nov 3 Washed forenoon. Done chores. Sold 8 hogs at $3.40 hundred lbs.
Nov 4 Hauled load rock. Willies & Mrs. Chenoweth here. Went to election. Voted alliance ticket.
Nov 5 Took 8 hogs to Jennings. Cold wind. Mrs. Salesbury here.
Nov 6 Standfasts boys took 24 head cattle to herd at 35 cts month. Cold wind.
Nov 7 Sleeted & rained most of day. Hauled 2 big loads corn. Bad on stock.
Nov 8 Storming all night. Heavy sleet & rain. Went to Allison to get mail.
Nov 9 Sunday Baby boy was born at 6 oclock. (This Huey) Cold last night. Clear & bright today. Took Mrs. Smith home.
Nov 10 Clear fine. Sleet thawing some. Hauled fodder.
Nov 11 Hauled 2 loads fodder. Very muddy. Snow melting fast.
Nov 12 Hauled 2 loads fodder. Warm & fine. Mud drying up.
Nov 13 Went to Jennings. Arnold calf came. Took load onions. Got Roy boots (felt). Nice & warm.
Nov 14 Hauled load fodder. Cold. High wind. Mrs. S. went home.
Nov 15 Hauled load fodder. Went to Allison. Fine weather.
Nov 16 Sunday at home. Wet snow & rain all afternoon.
Nov 17 Hauled 2 loads fodder. Nice day. Snow all melted.
Nov 18 Got 2 big loads fodder. Mud drying up.
Nov 19 Got 1 load fodder. Went to Thornblue in eve to look at plow.
Nov 20 Clear & fine. Done chores. Hauled fodder.
Nov 21 Nice day. Cool. Went to Allison. Mrs. Salsbury went home.
Nov 22 Done Chores. Helped Hattie all day. Fine.
Nov 23 Sunday at home. Mr. Chenoweth & wife here & E. Rice & wife.
Nov 24 Washed forenoon. Went to Allison. Got flour.
Nov 25 Done chores. Went to Jennings. Got baskets for butter.
Nov 26 Went to Stanfasts. Got 4 cows. Fine day.
Nov 27 Thanksgiving at home. Clear & fine.
Nov 28 Done chores. Went to Allison in eve. Nice day.
Nov 29 Cut wood. Fixed hen house. Pulled onions. Clear & fine.
Nov 30 Sunday at home. Grunts heifer calf came. Home all day.
Dec 1, 1890 Washed forenoon. Went to Allison. Hattie has boil on her breast.
Dec 2 Looked like storm. Damp & some ice on grass. Done chores.
Dec 3 Hauled 2 loads fodder. Nice day to work.
Dec 4 Finished hauling fodder. Hauled 2 loads rock.
Dec 5 Hauled 2 loads rock forenoon. Got mail in eve.
Dec 6 Done chores. Nice day, but coldest yet.
Dec 7 Sunday went to Mr. Chenoweths childs funeral. Cold.
Dec 8 Washed forenoon. Went to Allison in eve. Cold.
Dec 9 Took 21 lbs butter to Jennings & snipped to Mr. Mullin.
Dec 10 Went to Willies. Got Kettle. Got ready to butcher.
Dec 11 Cold N. wind. Butchered 4 hogs. Willie helped.
Dec 12 Worked at Lard & sausage all day. Clear & fine.
Dec 13 Took Kettles home. Cooler. Finished sausage.
Dec 14 Sunday at home. George here. Nice day.
Dec 15 Washed forenoon. Went to Allison. Got mail.
Dec 16 Chopped wood & done chores. Got mail.
Dec 17 Chopped wood. Still and fine.
Dec 18 Chopped wood. Fine.
Dec 19 Got 2 calves out of herd & put 1 cow in. Went to Allison.
Dec 20 Done chores. Meat gone. Does chores.
Dec 21 Sunday at home. Clear & fine. J. here.
Dec 22 Dressed 8 chickens and 21 lbs butter to Jennings. Hattie went. Fine day.
Dec 23 Clear & cool. Washed forenoon. Done chores.
Dec 24 Done chores. Went to Allison. Nice day. Xmas eve.
Dec 25 Went to Willies. Nice day. Dusty & fine.
Dec 26 At home. Done chores. High wind in eve. Dust. Went with Willie to Allison.
Dec 27 Fine day at home. Done chores. Went to Alliance.
Dec 28 Sunday at home. Read Uncle Toms Cabin. Warm.
Dec 29 Washed forenoon. Went to Allison afternoon. Fine.
Dec 30 Done chores. Went to Allison. Took 20 lbs. butter.
Dec 31 Rained a little. Warm. High wind at night, with a little snow.