Norton Co., Kansas: 1906

Jan 1906 The Lenora Cornet Band had a box supper and Essies box sold to Levi Dewitt for $1.25. Elsies box sold to Lewis Loyd Larrick and Estellas box to Dan Larrick and after supper was over Levi took Essie home and Dan walked home with Estella for 1st time.
Feb 2 Got new surrey snowing. Put up Lula & coles colts to wean.
Mar 1, 1906 Went S. E. Bought 54 steers for $1320.00
Mar 2 Terrible blizzard all day from N. W. Done chores.
Mar 6 Took 63 hogs averaged 305 lbs and 20 steers averaged 1200 lbs to town.
Mar 7 Shipped stock to K. C. Hogs sold for 6.22½ steers for $4.85
Mar 10-11-12 Snowing. Done chores. Harry Goldsberry commenced to work for me.
Mar 14 My Birthday. 50 yrs. old. Snowy. Got flour.
Mar 28 Mr. Boyd killed himself. Sold Prince and Colos colt for $300.00
Mar 29 Mr. Boyd to be buried. Rained some.
May 12, 1906 Sat in early morning. I, Minnie, Huey, Kent, Elsie & Rossie started to Jennings in carriage. We stayed all night with Mrs. Dochows & Sunday to Mr. Lines funeral, then came home.
Jun 7, 1906 Lula died. Dry. Finished putting up 70 acres hay.
Jun 10 Got ice made ice cream. Stella went to Edmind with J. D. Larrick.
Jun 20 I and Minnie went to Logan Ks.
Jul 4, 1906 Went to Norton to celebration. Essie went to Hill City with Simpson.
Jul 4 Wed. Fine day. I Minnie, Roy, Huey, Kent, Elsie & Rossie got up early and started to Norton at 8 A. M. to celebrate the 4th.
Jul 13 Finished stacking 2nd crop alfalfa E. of house.
Aug 29, 1906 All went to Norton to Fair except Stella & Roy. Hot.
Sep 5, 1906 Roy & Stella went to Logan to Jubilee. Popa sick with boil on leg.
Sep 7 The commencement exercises of Lenora Public School were held in Methodist Church. Essie was one of the graduates.
Dec 13, 1906 I, Minnie, Roy & Essie went to Frank Grooms place near Jennings. Ate dinner and from there we went with funeral procession to Glen Valley School house with Uncle Will Mackeys body. Funeral & then to Allison School grave yard where his funeral was preached and he was burried beside Aunt Leona. His death was caused by blood poisoning from a gun shot wound. He was 40 yrs old and left 5 children.
Dec 25 Estella came home from Logan yesterday where she has been helping Dans sister Alpha make her wedding clothes. At home all day.