Amos Claycomb’s October & November 1904 Diary

atc 100104Saturday, October 1, 1904
It has been a nice day.
I went over to DeKalb with a load of apples for cider this morning and this afternoon is went over on the car to see a football game.
After supper I went up town on the pony.

Sunday, October 2, 1904
It has been cloudy today and cool.
I have staid home all day.

1904 intro sidebarMonday, October 3, 1904
It has been a nice day only a little cold.
I went up town to a republican rally tonight.

Tuesday, October 4, 1904
It has been cloudy most of the day and fairly warm and tonight it rained very hard with quite a little hail.
I went up town after supper on the pony.

Wednesday, October 5, 1904
It has been partly cloudy and cool.
Marion Webster who is staying up at Grandma’s with Aunt Jennie came out to stay over night.
While studying tonight the fire whistle blew and I went up town on the pony but it was only a false alarm.

atc 100504Thursday, October 6, 1904
It has been partly cloudy today and very cool.
I walked to school and part of the way home.
Grandma is so weak now that she is in bed most of the time.

Friday, October 7, 1904
It has been cloudy and cold most of the day.
Uncle Will took Marian, Louise and me over to DeKalb in his automobile after school.
I went up town on the car after supper.

Saturday, October 8, 1904
It has been partly cloudy and fairly warm.
I worked at home this forenoon but went to see a football game this afternoon between Syc. and Sandwich H.S.  Syc. won by a score of 46 to 0.
I went up to the Catholic bazaar after supper and danced for a while.

Sunday, October 9, 1904
It has been cloudy most of the day and a strong south-west wind has been blowing.
I have staid home all day.

Monday, October 10, 1904
It has been cloudy nearly all day and it sprinkled quite a little this afternoon.
I walked to and from school.

Tuesday, October 11, 1904
It has been a very nice day.
1904 wm yates sidebarI walked to and from school and went up to the Catholic bazaar tonight.

Wednesday, October 12, 1904
It has been cloudy and a little cold all day.
Aunt Georgie Yates had a little baby boy last night.  She lives now in Boise, Idaho.

Thursday, October 13, 1904
It has been a nice day.
I went up town on the car after supper and went up to the bazaar and danced for a while.

Sunday, October 16, 1904
It has been cloudy all day but not cold.
I ate supper at the church tonight.

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[This is the end of the October entries.]

Monday, November 7, 1904
Mrs. Hill, Louise, Edward and I started for the world’s fair at St. Louis and got here early this morning.  We soon found a place to stay near the grounds.
We started for the ground this forenoon and visited the buildings of Varied Industries, Forestry and Fisheries and then went thru most of the Philippine exhibit before dark.  After that we went to the Pike for a little while and then came home.

Tuesday, November 8, 1904
It has been a very nice day.
I have been going around the fair all day.
Tonight I watched the election returns on the “Pike” for a while.
Theodore Roosevelt won over Alton B. Parker by a very large majority.

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Thursday, November 10, 1904
I have been going around the Fair all day but the weather was cloudy and cold.
Mrs. Hill, Louise and Edward started home tonight and I went with them to the depot.
Then I went to the Olympic Theater and saw the play “Ben Hur.”

Friday, November 11, 1904
It has been a fairly nice day but pretty cold.
I went around the Fair all day and saw the Boer War and several air-ships on exhibition and after dark I went to a few shows on the Pike.  I started home tonight.

Saturday, November 12, 1904
It has been cloudy part of the day.
I arrived in Chicago this morning and staid there all day as I went to see Ezra Kendall play in “Weather-beaten Benson” this afternoon.
I arrived in Sycamore about eight o’clock tonight.

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Wednesday, November 16, 1904
Papa, George and Charles Townsend started for the “Fair” tonight and expect to come back Sunday.  Edward and I are doing the chores.

Thursday, November 24, 1904
It has been a very nice day.
We all went up to the Baptist Church for dinner today where we were invited by Grandma.
This afternoon I went over to DeKalb to a football game where I kept time with Ray Love.

atc 1904 Nov ledger

[This is the end of the November entry.]

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