Mary Agnes "Aggie" Cooper Diary, 1907 Classic


Mary Agnes "Aggie" Cooper Diary, 1907 Classic


Mary Agnes "Aggie" Cooper


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20th Century, York County, Vaughan Township, Ontario

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Doctors Have Raised Fees

"yes, sir," remarked a prominent physician, "they have, and o don't think it's right in these hard times.

"As a protest, I give this valuable presription (which has curved hundreds) to all sufferes from la grippe, cold, coughs. Bronchitis, group, throat and lung Diseases, free of charge ."

It is as Follows:

Fluid Extract Licorice, one half ounce.

Syrup white pine compound, one ounce.

Glycerine, one ounce.

to this add three ounces or boiled water, and take a dessert- spoonful every 2 or 3 hours.

This formula can be filled at any reliable drug store.


Hiram White of concord, Vaughan township, left an estate of $26,778.89.

He owned a farm of 150 acres in concescession 3, vaughan, worth $10,00, a farm of 115 acres in the same concession, worth $5000, and held mortagages worth $3615, and cash totalling $7543.89.

The 150-acre farm goes to his son William Henry of concord. and 115-acre farm to his son Isaiah Jeremiah of 789 Euclid-avenue, toronto. his son charles Issaac of 181 person-avenue, toronto, receives $400 cash, and his son alfres hiram of fruitvale, california recives $4500 in cash. his widow, mary ann white, receives for life the old homestead and an annuity of $300, chargeable aganist the estate. his daughters, rebecca jane oster, of concordl Ida amelia ash , of eversley, and sarah maria white of concord, each receives $1100 in cash. on any one of teh daughters marrying, the son william is to give her a milch cow. the late john chisholm, farmer, of


Dealers IN

Government,Muncipal and Corporation


Royal Bank BLDG (THI

crown or emmerson, his honor then missed the case.

Minning Town On Fire.

Mexico vity, mexico, jan. 13. - according to a telegram just receives this city, the great gold mining cam el oro, one of the largest in the republuc, is being destroyed by fire. when the despatch was filled the pricipal hotels and the more important ant buisness buildings of cam had been reduces to ashes.

Lamp Exploded.

Fire frrom an exploding lamp damed the cigar store and dwelling occupied by joseph kayet at 240-242 we a delaide-street, at 5.45 o'clock la night, to the extent of $500, of which $200 was to contents and $300 to the building, which is owned by A. strathy.

to obtain certificates from the new examinig board of the depart-ment of agriculture.

It has been arranged that the board will sit at central points during the next week to hear the applicants. some of teh candidates will not be required to pass a formal examination.

Simpson's lease lot.

The R. Simpson Co. has secures from the truestees of knox church a 21- years lease of a lot 30X120 feet on richmond-street at the rate of $21 per foot.



they work while you sleep





New year 1907

Tue jan 1. New Years Day. a little colder. Willis family also mother and the girls here to spend the day.

Wed Jan 2. Fine ,day. Frozen clean. annie and clara tradale here for tia. Frank here in the evening.

Thur Jan 3. Rained heaily all day. very sloppy.

Fri Jan 4. Fine but dull, and high wind. Willie here hellping uncle. I had a cold.

Sat Jan 5. Fine day. Frozen up in the morning then sloppy in the afternoon. uncle in {illegible} with Harley. Lizzie called in for a while in the afternoon. Aunt Mattie and I walked out to Thornhill.

Sun Jan 6. Very mild and fright, sloppy road. Uncle and auntie at church. I went to fishermill. uncle and aunt mattie

Mon Jan 7. very mild rained heavily in the afternoon. aunt mattie very sick at night.

Tue Jan 8. Dull and misty uncle in barley the frought to the

Wed jan 9. Fine day but a little colder all day forzen clean . we had chritmas dinner at williw to night

Thur jan 10. Fine day uncle and aunti at thronhill in afternoon.

Fri jan 11. Fine day good wheelong uncle in witha a load

Sat Jan 12. Suning early in the morning them mr bryham here fo rdinner. incle in the afternoon,

Sin Jan 13. Cold east wind, unclle in the morning a little squarly. uncle aunt m and i at evening church mr baldwin mr wasson spark on missions.

Mon Jan 14. very mild and foggy. we were at homie.

Tue Jan 15. Fine but very cold, aunt nellie and i in called to see aunt nancy.

Wed Jan 16. Fine but very cold east wind, uncle and willis getting in hay at both places.

Thur Jan 17. Rather squawly and east wind very cold at fiset them moderating. uncle took aunt mattie to Mr. a.

Fri Jan 18. Milder, Aunt Mattie called up at willis in the morning. Uncle, Aunt Nellie and I. mother and lizzie at mary for teā {accented a}.

Sat jan 19. rained very heavy all morning, uncle in Tormite sarade very eatery.

Sun Jan 20. high wind and a few snow flying aunt mattie at mattiw for tia the rest of we at home.

Mon Jan 21. fine with the exception of sequauts of snow i calles at mr clarlore in the afternoon.

Tue Jan 22, High wind and very cold. Willis are thrashing. Aunt malle {unsure about name} and I went collecting to mr white.

Wed Jna 23. Fine but extremely cold, about 10 below zero. We started to thrash. Willis finshed thrashing. and they moved over here about four o'clock.

Thur Jan 24. We started thrashing it is very cold, about 16 below zero. we have fad colds. lizzie called in the afternoon. Stormy at night.

Fri Jan 25. A little milder. Finshed thrashing about half past nine. had dinner, then washed and churned and cleaned up, It is coming a little light snow. Uncle and I went for a little cutter ride but very poor. slipping.

Sat Jan 26. Fine bright, sunny day. Cold, uncle went to mr Riddell in the afternoon. I called up at marys.

Sun Jan 27. Fine Bright day, milder, Aunt Mattie very {illegible} with cold, in bed, all day. Aunt Nellie and Uncle at church. Daisy Ball had her baby christened. I went to Fisherville.

Mon Jan 28. Fine day. Moderately cold. Willie and family here for tea. also Ida Clarker, Aunt Mattie still {illegible}. I have a cold.

Tue Jan 29. Fine day. Mother and Lizzie here for tea. Aunt Mattie a little fetter.

Wed Jan 30. Fine day. Uncle in Toronto. mr Gibson called.

Thure Jan 31. Fine day much milder. I had earache at night.

Fri Feb 1. Fine and mild. Foggy. Aunt Mattie and I went to Toronto to Alices.

Sat Feb 2. Fine and mild, but rained a little. very sloppy. Y. Eaton buried, Aunt Mattie and I in Toronto. Turned cold at night.

Sun Feb 3. Aunt Mattie and I at st. Pauls Church. I called to see Frozer girls in the afternoon very cold but fine and bright. We went and called to see Willie Girls in the eve.

Mon Feb 4. Fine day, very cold. Aunt Mattie and I down town shopping. Came home in the afternoon. Uncle very, very poorly. Aunt Nellie not well.

Tue Feb 5. Fine but cold, all poorly with colds.

Wed Feb 6. Uncle a little better. very cold. I was at Teasdales for tea.

Feb 7. Fine bright day a little milder Aunt Mattie at W.A. Uncle took her out. I was at sale at {illegible}. John Froyer herer over night.

Fri Feb 8. Fine and mild. John left in the afternoon Annie here for tea, Aunt M. took mild up to the children.

Sat Feb 9. Very mild and foggy.

Sun Feb 10. Mild and falling a very little snow. Willie called over in the morning. turned very cold at noon. I went to fisherville. we did not go to Thornhill.

Mon Feb 11. Fine but extremely cold, coldest day yet. Uncle at Thornhill. We washed and churned, here upstain very damp.

Tue Feb 12. Fine but cold. I have earache. Night of one social We took 2 print calcus. 5 day taste and fasted of sandwich. 1 lb fritter - $60.14 clear.

Wed Feb 13. Ash Wednesday. Fine day. Uncle {illegible} Aunt Mattie out to finish Collecting.

Thurs Feb 14. Valentine Day. Fine and moderately cold. I called up at Marys in the evening.

Fri Feb 15. fine day high wind. i called ay mother and lizzi came home with me for tia.

Sat Feb 16. Beaitiful mild day all sloppy in the afternoon aunt mattie and at mother in the afternoon for tia.

Sun Feb 17. a little colder and windy. i went to fishweille uncle aunty mattie and i at church.

Mon Feb 18. fine but cold aunt mattie went to toronto to aunt lizzie to remain.

Tue feb 19. Fine afternoon a little rain in the mornig very slippery uncle brought my feather bed onves, i was at mother ami helped me to mal flored.

Wed Feb 20. Fine warm morninf, thawing them turned cold ar nom and stromed in the evening i wasn'r ar mill in the afternoon wilie messy work.

Thur Feb 21. fine but very cold john jersey here for dinner uncke went to the horse show at afternoon.

Fri Feb 22. we had dinner at night at wilie it being this eight anniversary very very cold in the day time.

Sat feb 23. Fine day and frosty but bright uncle went to here show i read to this village with here called to mr watsin mr in .

Sun feb 24, Cold east wind . wind uncle and aunt church mother and girlshere for tia we went to league.

Mon Feb 25. fine but cold mr hughs remain ti adjala.

Tue Feb 26. fine but cold east wind started dreaming gravel.

Wed Feb 27. fine day mr lureby pruming tree uncle and i at thom hill in the afternoon.

Thur Feb 28, cold east wind and a little flustery.

Fri Mar 1, Fine day I went over to for a while in the afternoon mr and mrs lanfstaff and mrs nelles called in the afternoon,

Sat Mar 2. mild rain at first then very high wind and icy uncle over at mr getting peas for thr fassell

Sun Mar 3. fine day all frozen up clean. uncle ans i at morning church i wasn't and brought for tia quite cold. uncle has a cold.

Mon Mar 4. fine and moderately cold, mrs landstaff how for uats had dinner george pole lift with john load.

Tue Mar 5. fine day bright mrs lucyhew about four velock it quiet a snow storm

wed Mar 6. fine bright day uncle met aunt mattue in the culture some wheeks and some slight out.

Thur Mar 7. fine but cold east wind. aunt did mat go to as uncle not well

Fri Mar 8. fine day and milds i went to toronto uncle called to see the doctor mr and mrs jaater and miss palmer here for tia cattma at but not veru good slighing.

Thurs Aug 8.

Fine day. and moderately warm. Estella {Reid?} here for tea.

Fri Aug 9.

Fine day very warm. Mary and the boys here in the {illegible}

Sat Aug 10.

Fine but very warm. I was over helping Mary. in the evening & went to Thornhill to see them play lawn {illegible}. It is very dusty and dry. men brought a few {loads?} of Barley in.

Sun Aug 11.

Very warm. Uncle, Aunt Mattie and I at Church. Uncle and Aunt Nellie went for a drive in the evening.

Mon Aug 12.

Fine but extremely warm. {Willie's?} men here and they finished handling {over?} Barley.

Tue Aug 13.

Good but frightful wind. Aunt Nellie at Marys. the men there. Mother and Annie here.

Wed Aug 14.

Fine day and and I went over to help Mary. men finished hauling Barley.

Thru Aug 15.

Fine day. our men cut wheat and Hungarian grass.

Fri Aug 16.

Men started to cut oats but it rained heavily at noon, so could not and, Miss Phillips and Mr {Devlin?} here eve in

Sat Aug 17.

Fine and moderatily warm. {Liffie?} and Annie Mason here to dpend the day. Aunt Mattie and I walked out with them in the evening.

Sun Aug 18.

Fine and cool. I went to Fisherville, Aunt Mattie and I walked to Church. uncle and Aunt Nellie drove out.

Mon Aug 19. Fine day our people cutting oats. Aunt Nellie and I went to Mr Smellies bush to see if the Thimble Berries were ripe but were not. Aunt Mattie at Willies in the eve. I was at Mrs Clarkes with apples.

Tue Aug 20. It came a little shower in the afternoon. Aunt Mattie and I called at Mrs Bracks in the evening, finished cutting.

Wed Aug 21. Fine day, our men at Mr Phillips, thrashing. Uncle in Toronto in the afternoon. Ella Heron here in afternoon for tea.

Thur Aug 22. Fine day. Tom at Mr Martine thrashing. Our men at Willies in the afternoon. Sibbie Fisher and Annie here for dinner. Annie Jeasdale here for tea.

Fri Aug 23. Fine day our men at Willies hauling in I went over.

Sat Aug 24. Fine day. The men all here hauling in.

Sun Aug 25. Fine day and cool. Uncle. Aunt Nellie and I at church. Uncle. Aunt Mattie and I at Mrs Clarkes for tea. I went to League.

Mon Aug 26. Fine day, the men all here filled our barn.

Tue Aug 27. Rained a little all day but very light.

Wed Aug 28. Fine and warm. Our men pulling peas in the afternoon. Willie and Mercy Cook called in the morning. Mr and Mrs Gibson called.

Thur Aug 29. Fine. Our men finished our peas then went to pull Willies. The machine came at night. Picked crab apples.

Fri Aug 30. Beautiful day, our people thrashing.

Sat Aug 31. Fine day cooler. Willies are thrashing. Mr and Mrs Gibson called. Sizzie came here at night.

Sun Sept 1. Fine until evening it came a thunder shower. Uncle, Aunt Mattie and I at Church. Mother. Sizzie and Willie and children here for tea.

Mon Sept 2. Dull at first then cleared. Sizzie went home. Uncle and I took crab apples to Mr Gibsons.

Tue Sept 3. Fine day the men all here hauling peas, finished about half-past three. Aunt Mattie went to Toronto, called to see Mr Brunkskills, family. Sizzie came here and Mother and Annie to Willies.

Wed Sept 4. Fine day. Mary, Annie, Sizzie, Aunties and I at the Exhibition, Willie went down in the afternoon. We did not get home till four O'clock, it was raining a little then Uncle met us.

Thur Sept 5. Rained in the morning, Uncle went to the Ex_ Aunt Mattie and I went over to help Mary in the afternoon. It came a heavy storm in the evening.

Fri Sept 6. Fine day. Marjorie here came over yesterday.

Sat Sept 7. Fine until evening it came a little shower. We drove Uncle to the car going to remain in Toronto over Sunday. Marjorie went home.

Sun Sept 8. Fine day. Aunt Nellie walked to church stayed at Mothers for dinner, Aunt Mattie and I at Fisherville. I went to League. Tom went home at noon.

Mon Sept 9. Fine day. Tom over helping Willies, Aunt Mattie and I went to pick thimble berries, last hay went away.

Tue Sept 10. Rained and poured all afternoon. Uncle came home. Tom at Mrs Clarkes thrashing part of day. Uncle went to meet Aunties at the car.

Wed Sept 11. Rained a little, everything very wet.

Thur Sept 12. Fine day. Aunties at W.A Meeting and had tea at Mothers, Marjorie here for tea.

Fri Sept 13. Fine and warm. I went to Toronto had two teeth filled, $2.50.

Sat Sept 14. Fine but very warm, our men helping Willie finish hauling peas in the afternoon. I walked out to get my parcels and called at Mothers. Grant came.

Sun Sept 15. Fine but very warm, Willies here for tea, Uncle, Aunt Mattie and I at church.

Mon Sept 16. Fine and quite warm. Mrs Clarke here for tea. Mary and the children here and brought peas in the evening.

Tue Sept 17. Fine day warm. Uncle poorly. Miss Phillips brought. Plumbe.

Wed Sept 18. Fine but a little colder. Sizzie walked out and spent the day. Cleaned mans room. Our people sowed part of the wheat.

Thur Sept 19. Fine day, finished sowing wheat. We cleaned Parlor and spare bed room, put up stove in parlor. Charlie Jeasdale called to see Uncle.

Fri Sept 20. Fine but very warm and high wind, I went out to Mothers, Uncle at Mr Wm Fishers funeral, and in Toronto.

Sat Sept 21. Fine day, a little colder. Aunt Nellie poorly.

Sun Sept 22. Fine but cold. Aunt Mattie, Uncle and I at Church. Uncle and Aunt Mattie went for a drive, I went to League. Aunt Nellie at Willies in the evening.

Mon Sept 23. Fine day, moderately warm. Tom at moving at Charlie Key's. Uncle brought Peter Huff to fix the pump and then went to Toronto in the afternoon. Mr Jeasdale called.

Tue Sept 24. Fine but very high wind, Auntie and I went out to decorate, we stayed tea at Mothers. Uncle came for us, rained a little in the evening. Mr Jeasdale and Charlie here in the evening.

Wed Sept 25. Fine day, cold; Sizzie came home with us last night; we went out in the waggon to celebrate stayed out; for the service, Canon Cayley and Choir Collection $33_

Thur Sept 26. Fine day; cold, a very little frost but not to freeze anything. I went to Mr Jeasdales for tea.

Fri Sept 27. Fine day; Aunt Mattie and I went to Toronto. ordered our hats $2.85. Auntie remained at Alices.

Sat Sept 28. Rained from the East all day, very heavy thunder and lighting in the evening.

Sun Sept 29. Fair but black and cold did not go to Church. Annie, Clara, Charlie and Frank. Jeasdale here for tea; I went to League;

Mon Sept 30. Fine but cold and windy. Annie here for dinner, I walked to Thornhill to get parcels. Aunt M.h-Whitby.

Tue Oct 1. Fine bright day; I went to Mr Jeasdales for a little white frost while in the afternoon, had a snap short taken.

Wed Oct 2. Fine bright day; Mr, Ms Neil called; paid $50.

Thur Oct 3. Fine and very warm. I sat out on the Verandah. Auntie went to W.A. Uncle went for her in the eve, rained heavily in the evening.

Fri Oct 4.Fine day. I went to Toronto on a little business.

Sat Oct 5. Rained a little, Uncle in Toronto.

Sun Oct 6. Rained gently all afternoon, We went to morning Church. Willies family all here for tea.

Mon Oct 7. Rained at night; Uncle and Lom at Thornhill in the evening,they started to pull Mangels.

Tue Oct 8. Fine day but cold. Ice for the first time this morning, while frost. I got my cabinet from Aunt Jennie.

Wed Oct 9. Fine day, but dull. Eddie Clarke here they finished hauling in Mangels, garden things frozen off.

Thur Oct 10. Fine morning but rained a little in the afternoon. I walked out to meet Aunt Mattie.

Fri Oct 11. Dull and {sqnauly?}, uncle and I at Richneond Hill in the afternoon brought Sizzie home with us.

Sat Oct 12. Fine but cold. Uncle and Som out at the grave yard fixing up the graves. Sizzie went home.

Sun Oct 13. Fine but cold and dull. Tom Farr here. I went to Fisherville. Uncle Tom, and I at evening church.

Mon Oct 14. Fine day and warmer. Tom went home in the afternoon.

Tue Oct 15. Fine warm day, men picking potatoes. We cleaned upstairs.




Mary Agnes "Aggie" Cooper, “Mary Agnes "Aggie" Cooper Diary, 1907 Classic,” Rural Diary Archive, accessed May 30, 2023,

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