Monday, January 28, 2019

June Entries in the 1873 Diary of Ida Isadore Reynolds (1860-1946); Future Wife of John Jothan Shapleigh (1858-1923)

June 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 May 1873 and July 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.

J. P. Reynolds farm along the southern border of Acton, Maine; with Lebanon, Maine, to the south; from an 1872 map of Acton, Maine, held by the Digital Maine Repository

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.

Wednesday, May 28, 1873:  Fair. Mother painted the floor over the second time.  got a letter from Edward.

Thursday, May 29, 1873:  Fair. Made 4 Vests

Friday, May 30, 1873:  Fair.  Made most 8 Vests. Went to Mrs. Boston's.  Mary & Carlos here. 

Saturday, May 31, 1873: Fair. Aunt Lucy & Rev. S. came over.  Went to Mrs. Boston's & Clara's. Hattie here.

Sunday, June 1, 1873: Fair. Read

Monday, June 2, 1873:  Fair. Made 4 vests

Tuesday, June 3, 1873:  Fair.  Made 6 vests. Almon James & his Girl Jennie Pall came up.

Wednesday, June 4, 1873:  Dull. Almon, Father & Sammy went Fishing. Finished the rest of my stocking. finished them both.

Thursday, June 5, 1873:  Showers. They went to ride. Mother, Almon, Jennie & I went to walk.

Friday, June 6, 1873:  Showers. Went ___. they went away. Went to Hattie's.  Went Plumming.

Saturday, June 7, 1873:  Fair. We Baked. 

Sunday, June 8, 1873:  Fair.  Read. Mr. Downs here and Hattie.

Monday, June 9, 1873:  Fair. Washed.

Tuesday, June 10, 1873:  Fair. Mother made a pair of pants and I went to Nell's, Hannah Mudgett's and Mrs. B.  Nell here & Georgie & Hattie. Ironed.

Wednesday, June 11, 1873:  Fair. Mr. Fisk here for me to take Music Lessons. Guess I shall take.  Hattie here.  Made 4 Vests.

Thursday, June 12, 1873:  Fair. We made 8 Vests. Mr. Downs and his wife went to Aunt Lucy.

Friday, June 13, 1873:  Rainy. Made 6 Vests.

Saturday, June 14, 1873:  Fair. Mother went to Aunt Lucy's.  I Baked. Went to Hattie's ___ here. Made 4 Vests.

Sunday, June 15, 1873:  Fair. Went to Milton Mills to meeting with Clara. Walked. Mr. Machelon [McClellan ?] preached. Went to Hattie's, she here. Clara here.

Monday, June 16, 1873:  Fair. Mother came home. Look below for further particulars.

Tuesday, June 17, 1873:  Fair. Mother came home. Uncle Sawyer came over. Mother went to Mrs. Boston's, to Aunt ___. Mr. Fellows here with ___. he gave me a piece of his ___ it was one year ago.

Wednesday, June 18, 1873:  Fair. Went to Clara's to take a music lesson of Mr. Fisk. Went to Hattie's. She here. Mr. Fisk here. Mother went to ___. Frank Winchell here.

Thursday, June 19, 1873:  Fair. Made 4 Vests. Mr. Fisk asks .40 cts. a lesson.  Went to Clara's.

Friday, June 20, 1873:  Fair. Made 4 vests. Went on the ridge to Hannah Fox and Bill Fox, Ira Fox & Mary Fox to Hannah Fich? ___ to Merrill

June 21, 1873:  Fair. Hattie here. Baked. Made 4 vests. Went to Clara's.

Sunday, June 22, 1873:  Fair. Went to Hattie's. Read.

Monday, June 23, 1873:  Fair. Washed. Went to Clara's. Made 4 vests.

Tuesday, June 24, 1873:  Fair. Went to the River strawberrying. Got 10 qts. ____ 4 vests.

Wednesday, June 25, 1873:  Fair. Went to Clara's to take Music lesson of Mr. Fisk.  Bill Fox & Hattie here.  I was very sick in Morning. Vomited (3) times. 4 vests.

Thursday, June 26, 1873:  Fair. made 4 vests.

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.

People mentioned in order, first time only - corrections and additional information requested

Again, if you have corrections and/or additional information on any of the people mentioned here, please leave a comment or contact me directly.

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