July 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 April 1873 and June 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.
Friday, June 27, 1873: Fair. Made 8 vests. Callers, [very faint] ___Zeke, Walter, Hiram. I went to ______ Mother went to the ____ to C?---
Saturday, June 28, 1873: Fair. baked. ___ made 4 vests. Cherries ripe____[partly ?]
Sunday June 29, 1873: Fair. Read. Went to Enoch's to see John &. Sarah Hersom and baby.
Monday, June 30, 1873: Fair. Mother sent her ___[wool over ?] by George L. Prescott . ___ went to Clara's; she and Myra and Hattie here.
Tuesday, July 1, 1873: Rainy. Broke our Needle to our Machine. Made 1 Vest could not do any more. I ironed.
Wednesday, July 2, 1873: Fair. Mother went to Great Falls. Mr. Fisk here. Paid him for 3 lessons, all I have taken. Went to Clara's. Hattie here.
Thursday, July 3, 1873: Fair. Mother went to Enoch's. They___ here come here ___. Uncle John and Enoch here. ___ [Commenced ?] haying yesterday.
Friday, July 4, 1873: Fair. Visitors, Nell, Uncle John & Aunt Sarah Sherman here. Callers, Mary & Enoch, Zeke, Carlos, Clara & Hattie; went to Hattie's.
Saturday, July 5, 1873: Fair. Baked. Made 4 Vests.
Sunday, July 6, 1873: Fair. Read. Hattie here.
Monday, July 7, 1873: Sold our lamb __ [to ?] Bill. got 5 Doll [dollars ?], my one Fair. made 9 [or 4] vests.
Tuesday, July 8, 1873: Fair. Went to Clara's. Made 4 Vests
Wednesday, July 9, 1873: Fair. Made 4 Vests.
Thursday, July 10, 1873: Fair. Made 4 vests. Lame ankle
Friday, July 11, 1873: Rainy. Made 5 Vests. Lame ankle.
Saturday, July 12, 1873: Fair. Went to Clara's. Made 3 Vests. Got home at 4 from Clara's. Baked. loaded a load of hay. Lame ankle.
Sunday, July 13, 1873: Fair. Read. Mother ____ . Worse ankle.
Monday, July 14, 1873: Fair. Mother a very bad headache. Most made me an under waist. Washed.
Tuesday, July 15, 1873: Fair. Went to Clara to learn my music lesson. Almost got it.
Wednesday, July 16, 1873: Fair. We have got 17 loads of hay in the barn.
Thursday, July 17, 1873: Fair. Went to Clara's to take my lesson of Mr. Fisk. 40 cts.
Friday, July 18, 1873: Rainy. Went to ___ [Odells ?], Mr. Hilton's and to Clara and Hattie's to stay all night. Sam went a-blueberrying.
Saturday, July 19, 1873: Rainy. Learned to hem on Machine. Mother cut a pattern from Nell's wine colored dress.
Sunday, July 20, 1873: Fair. Mother and Father went to Mr. Hilton's. Nell went home to the Junction. I went up there. Georgia; we came down.
Monday, July 21, 1873: Fair. Washed.
Tuesday, July 22, 1873: Fair. Old Fisk came here and stayed to dinner. Supper and all night. got a qt. of raspberries. Went to Clara's. Ironed.
Wednesday, July 23, 1873: Fair. Went nowhere. Hemmed my ____
Thursday, July 24, 1873: Uncle Sawyer & Aunt Lucy came over. they and I went up to Clara's. Hattie up here. Went to Mary Sherman's.
Friday, July 25, 1873: Fair. Picked Peas and Beans. Finished my dress.
Saturday, July 26, 1873: Fair. Baked. Mother went to the Falls with Father. Hattie here, I down there. They went ____[to see ?] Hannah Worster
Monday, July 28, 1873: Fair. Clara here. We up to Clara's. ___ made 7 vests. Washed.
Tuesday, July 29, 1873: Showers. Went to Clara's to get my music lesson. Made [?] vests. Ironed. Baked.
Wednesday, July 30, 1873: Fair. Made 7 Vests.
Thursday, July 31, 1873: Fair. Read a very little; made 4 vests. Went to Clara's. Orie got home. Everett has been (12) weeks in Eastman's Business College.
Friday, August 1, 1873: Showers. Made 4 Vests. Hattie here and Georgia Hilton.
- Zeke - possibly Ezekiel Horace Adams Prescott (1858-1931)
- Walter - Walter Herbert Sherman (1856-1888), son of Thomas Sherman (1823-1893) and Abigail Elizabeth (Fox) Sherman (1822-1877)
- Hiram - presumably Hiram Burrows (1855-1938)
- Mother - Rachel E. (Tupper) Reynolds (1833-1923)
- Enoch - presumably Enoch Piper Sherman (1836-1922), husband of Mary (Ricker) Sherman and father of Carlos Walter Sherman (1869-1943)
- John and Sarah Hersom and baby - presumably John Wason Sherman (1838-1907) and wife Sarah A. (Patterson) Sherman (1841-) and child, perhaps daughter Lillian, who would marry Fred M. Moore
- George L. Prescott - George Lockwood Prescott (1845-1883), "Lock", husband of Isabelle G. (Churchill) Prescott (1845-1923)
- Clara - Clara Georgietta Prescott (1860-1921), future wife of Luther Drew Hilton (1858-1894)
- Myra - possibly Elmira Sophia Prescott (1846-1911), "Myra", wife of Oliver Waldron Shapleigh (1844-1879) and, later, Daniel Young
- Hattie - Harriet Eldora Sherman (1859-1937), "Hattie", daughter of Thomas Sherman (1823-1893) and Abigail Elizabeth (Fox) Sherman (1822-1877), "Abbie"
- Mr. Fisk, music teacher
- Uncle John and Sarah Hersom - presumably John Wason Sherman (1838-1907) and wife Sarah A. (Patterson) Sherman (1841-)
- Nell - possibly Nellie Josephine Hilton (1861-1883), who would marry William T. Bradford
- Uncle John and Aunt Sarah - presumably John Wason Sherman (1838-1907) and wife Sarah A. (Patterson) Sherman (1841-)
- Mary and Enoch - Mary (Ricker) Sherman (1837-1889) and husband Enoch Piper Sherman (1836-1922)
- Carlos - Carlos Walter Sherman (1869-1943) son of Mary (Ricker) Sherman (1837-1889) and Enoch Piper Sherman (1836-1922)
- Bill or Mr. Bill
- Odells ?
- Mr. Hilton - presumably Andrew Hilton (1810-1873), husband of Eliza Ann (Paul) Hilton (1816-1891)
- Sam - Samuel Muir Francis (1858-1928), son of Dr. Daniel Francis (1810-1867) and Ida's maternal aunt Christie Ann (Tupper) Francis (-1893)
- 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.]
- Uncle Sawyer and Aunt Lucy - Rev. Seth Sawyer (1808-1892) and Lucy Jane (Tupper) Sawyer (1837-1880), who was the younger sister of Ida's mother Rachel E. (Tupper) Reynolds (1833-1923)
- Hannah Worster ? - presumably related by blood or marriage to Ida's grandmother Ann (Worster or Worcester) Reynolds (1793-1884)
- Mary Sherman - Mary (Ricker) Sherman (1837-1889), wife of Enoch Piper Sherman (1836-1922)
- 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)
- Orie - possibly Orianna Maria Prescott (1848-1832), wife of Nicholas Blaisdell Shapleigh (1842-1924), or Orianna's brother Oren Burbank Cheney Prescott (1850-1925), although he was normally known as "Cheney"
- Everett - Ida's brother Edward Everett Reynolds (1855-1945)