September entries in the 1873 diary of Ida Isadore Reynolds (1860-1946) of Acton, Maine. Ida would marry John Jotham Shapleigh (1856-1923) in 1881.
Links to the months of August 1873 and October 1873 appear here and at the end of this post.
This diary is one of three known: 1873, 1874 and 1876. If a reader knows of the existence of any other diaries of Ida, please contact me.
Shown below are images and transcriptions of the entries and a description of the people mentioned, in order of appearance, first time only. Your comments noting errors and sharing information are requested.
See an overview post for a description of Ida's 1873, 1874 and 1876 diaries, which also contains combined alphabetical lists of surnames and people, with descriptive information where known.
Ida was the daughter of Jonathan Prescott Reynolds (1820-1899) and Rachel E. (Tupper) Reynolds (1833-1923), who were natives of Maine and Nova Scotia, respectively.
Other members of the Reynolds household, at times, were Ida's older brother Edward Everett Reynolds (1855-1945) and a Samuel/Sam/Sammy, presumably Ida's maternal cousin Samuel Muir Francis (1858-1928), son of Dr. Daniel Francis (1810-1867) and Christie Ann (Tupper) Francis (-1893).
In 1881 Ida married John Jotham Shapleigh (1856-1923), a native of Lebanon, Maine. After the death of their son Ernest in 1882, they moved to Rochester, New Hampshire, where they had a daughter Doris, born in 1898.
As you can see from the images below, Ida's physical address in 1873 was Acton, Maine, but the family received the mail through the North Lebanon, Maine, Post Office.
Following the images and transcriptions below is a list of the people mentioned, in order of appearance, only once, as some are mentioned multiple times.
Monday, September 1, 1873: Rainy. Made 7 [?] Vests. Washed. Everett went to Mr. Hilton's. Went to Tom's. Mr. Hilton here.
Tuesday, September 2, 1873: Fair. Ironed. Grand Mother and Uncle Jacob up in ___ down to go to ____ [Quarterly ?] Meeting.
Wednesday, September 3, 1873: Fair. went to Meeting to the Corner. Rosette Jones and Mar Jones. ___ Aunt Martha. Went to Uncle John's.
Thursday, September 4, 1873: Rainy. Came home. was ___[very or tummy] Sick. Mr. Hilton here.
Friday, September 5, 1873: Fair. Made 6 Vests.
Saturday, September 6, 1873: Fair. Baked. Made 9 Vests. Got them all done.
Sunday, September 7, 1873: Fair. Read. Jessie here. Lute, Charlie Prescott.
Monday, September 8, 1873: Fair. Washed. Ironed.
Tuesday, September 9, 1873: Fair. Mother and Everett went to the Falls. I went to ___
Wednesday, September 10, 1873: F air. Aunt Martha here. Rev. M. T. R. here with two Reynolds book Paid 2 dollars. Price 3.00. got one.
Thursday, September 11, 1873: Fair. Went to the Funeral of Mrs. Carrie [Ida originally wrote Clarissa but crossed out some of the letters.] Bennett. Once Hilton. Uncle J and Grandmother here. Aunt Mary Jones. Mother very sick.
Friday, September 12, 1873: Fair. Mother is better. Father and Everett went with Uncle J fishing. Callers, Nell Hilton, Georgia, Clara. Baked.
Saturday, September 13, 1873: Fair. Carrie H or B Child was buried. Saw it. Went to Zeke's, along of Everett.
Sunday, September 14, 1873: Rainy. Went to Town [?] and Cheney, along of Everett
Monday, September 15, 1873: Fair. Everett went to Boston. I went down to the Depot along of him. Went to Tom's to ___[prayer ?]
Tuesday, September 16, 1873: Fair. Went to Tom's
Wednesday, September 17, 1873: Fair. Went to Enoch's.
Thursday, September 18, 1873: Fair. Mother and I went to Enoch's. Spent the afternoon.
Friday, September 19, 1873: Rain and Fog. Mother and I went to Lock's. Father went and took supper. I went to Clara's. Mr. Hilton and Mr. Wentworth here.
Saturday, September 20, 1873: Fair. Went to Hattie's, went blackberrying. Uncle John and Aunt Abbie Prescott.
Sunday, September 21, 1873: Fair. Cold & Windy. Uncle Jacob up.
Monday, September 22, 1873: Fair. Began my Waterproof
Tuesday, September 23, 1873: Fair. Finished my waterproof
Wednesday, September 24, 1873: Fair
Friday, September 26, 1873: Fair. Went to Hattie's. She here. Mary Wentworth of Charlestown here. Mary ___ and Carlos.
Saturday, September 27, 1873: Fair. Baked. Abbie [or Alva or Albert?] Sherman went to Boston.
Sunday, September 28, 1873: Fair. Read. Went to Hattie's. I have got a very bad cold.
Monday, September 29, 1873: Fair. Got our corn all in. Went to Hattie's. Went to Prayer Meeting at Jonathan Prescott.
Tuesday, September 30, 1873: Fair. Husked all day. Went to John Prescott's. Mr. S, George P., Lock P., Cheny P., Tomas Sherman's, Hattie here. Washed.
People mentioned in order, first time, only. Readers are requested to provide more information.
- Mr. Hilton - presumably Andrew Hilton (1810-1873), husband of Eliza Ann (Paul) Hilton (1816-1891)
- Tom - presumably Thomas Sherman (1823-1893) and Abigail Elizabeth (Fox) Sherman (1822-1877), "Abbie", and father of Ida's friend Harriet Eldora Sherman (1859-1937), "Hattie"
- Grandmother and Uncle Jacob - Ann (Worster or Worcester) Reynolds or Runnells (1793-1884), widow of Rev. Paul Runnels (1790-1842) and their son Jacob Pickering Reynolds (1838-1914)
- Rosette Jones and Mar Jones - presumably Rosetta (Prescott) Jones (1816-1889) and ?
- Aunt Martha - Martha Ann (Reynolds) Hersom (1817-1879), widow of Lucius Hersom (1809-1867) and future wife of John Hanson; Martha was the older sister of Ida's father Jonathan Prescott Reynolds (1820-1899)
- Uncle John - perhaps John Hazen Prescott (1822-1899), husband of Abbie Jane (Pike) Prescott (1822-1885)
- Lute - Luther Drew Hilton (1858-1894), future husband of Clara Georgietta Prescott (1860-1921)
- Charlie Prescott - perhaps Charles Herbert Prescott (1855-1922), son of Jonathan Fox Prescott (1827-1896) and Deborah Ann (Gile) Prescott (-1896)E. (Tupper) Reynolds (1833-1923)
- Everett - Ida's brother Edward Everett Reynolds (1855-1945)
- Rev. M. T. R. - presumably Moses Thurston Runnells (1830-1902)
- Mrs. Carrie Bennett, "Once Hilton" - Carrie I. (Hilton) Bennett (1855-9 Sep 1873), daughter of Andrew F. Hilton and Emeline A. (Hersom) Hilton and wife of Charles H. Bennett.]
- Aunt Mary Jones
- Father - Jonathan Prescott Reynolds (1820-1899)
- Uncle J - presumably Jacob Pickering Reynolds (1838-1914), youngest brother of Ida's father Jonathan Prescott Reynolds (1820-1899)
- Nell Hilton - possibly Nellie Josephine Hilton (1861-1883), who would marry William T. Bradford
- Georgia - Georgia A. Hilton (1864-1926), daughter of Andrew F. Hilton (1836-1894) and Emeline A. (Hersom) Hilton (1838-1884), "Emma" [Note: FindaGrave Memorial shows Andrew's middle initial as E.]
- Clara - Clara Georgietta Prescott (1860-1921), future wife of Luther Drew Hilton (1858-1894)
- Carrie Bennett's child - Effie A. Bennett (1873-1873)
- Zeke - possibly Ezekiel Horace Adams Prescott (1858-1931)
- Cheney - Oren Burbank Cheney Prescott (1850-1925), "Cheney", son of George Washington Prescott (1805-1886) and Eliza G. (Brackett) Prescott (1817-1898) and husband of Laura J. (Cowell) Prescott (1856-1892)
- Enoch - Enoch Piper Sherman (1836-1922), husband of Mary (Ricker) Sherman and father of Carlos Walter Sherman (1869-1943)
- Lock - George Lockwood Prescott (1845-1883), "Lock", husband of Isabelle G. (Churchill) Prescott (1845-1923)
- Mr. Wentworth
- Hattie - Harriet Eldora Sherman (1859-1937), "Hattie", daughter of Thomas Sherman (1823-1893) and Abigail Elizabeth (Fox) Sherman (1822-1877), "Abbie"
- Uncle John and Aunt Abbie Prescott - presumably John Hazen Prescott (1822-1899) and Abbie Jane (Pike) Prescott(1822-1885)
- Mary Wentworth of Charlestown - Charlestown, Massachusetts or Charlestown, New Hampshire?
- Mary and Carlos - Mary (Ricker) Sherman (1837-1889), second wife of Enoch Piper Sherman (1836-1922) and their son Carlos Walter Sherman (1869-1943)
- Abbie Sherman - presumably Abigail Elizabeth (Fox) Sherman (1822-1877), wife of Thomas Sherman (1823-1893)
- Jonathan Prescott - perhaps Jonathan Prescott (1808-1887) [despite what FindaGrave gives for a birth year] or Jonathan Fox Prescott (1826-1896)
- Mr. S.
- George P. - perhaps George Washington Prescott (1815-1886), husband of Eliza G. (Brackett) Prescott (1817-1898) and father of several of Ida's friends