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Stephen "Sylvester" Main Diary, 1890-1922

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1920

Jan. 1. Making trussels for church to {illegible}

2 At DranMain's - At Andy Pullin "bee" cutting wood.

3 Oran Main's floor. 5. floor, coal + voting. 6 Andy's horse drawing coal

7. Floor Oran Mains 8.9 same 12, 13, 14, 15. working at floor. 16 finishing

17 Fixing shelves in closets 19 Take up parlon floor Dran Main 20 same

21 put down floor 22.23-24 working at closet. 26, 27. odd jobs 30, 31 graining

Feb. and varnishing - 2, 3 varnishing + fix pump at Nelson's {illegible} 5 made 2 benches

6, 7 odd jobs 9 At Dran Main working in barn 10 Barn + house 11 Varnishing 12 At home 13. Door on panfry for MacDonalds 14 straw from MacDonalds. 16 skinning a rabbit.

17 fixing + greasing harness 18 same 19 Broughtcoal + plastering 20 Cutting wood 21 same

23 odd jobs 24 cutting wood 15 same 26 Got horse from Jirden 27, 28 Drew 2 loads wood.

March 8 Odd jobs Dran Main 9 Papering at Cleve 10, 11, odd jobs. 12 to make little gard seed

22 odd jobs 23 Elgin Patricks paperin, both room. 24 papering painting. 25 Barn roof at Garrocks 26, 27 shingling roof. 29, 30, 31. 1 2 3 odd jons 5.6 splitting wood 7 At Dran Main

April graining floor papering bath room 8, 9 odd jobs. 10 finished trimminghedge. 12.13 odd jobs

14 To Heny's babys Funeral. 15 odd jobs 16 papering at Shavers 17 same. 19 at Oran Mains and 20th 21 splitting cedar. 22 fiving doors. 23 At Firman Martin helpi, roof a house.

24 some all day 26 roofin 27 gone done 28 Work, at Dran Main's 29 to Galt 9 at lumber?

30 fixing front door Dran Main. 1 Odd jobs Dran Main 3 Willie Min's funeral 4 At Dran Main

May 5 Cut door at hall. 6 Made door. 7 Planting early potatoes. 8 At Mr Brown' garage Foundation

10, 11, 12 Painting at hall. 13 started platform fa (not sure) hall. 15. Cement floor for garage

17, 18, 19 gardening. 20 AT Hall painting 21 fixing at hall. 22. putting up garage for Mr Brown

June 31 making closet at hall 1,2,3,4 5 Working at hall. 7,8,9,10,11,12 working at hall all day.

14 working at hall 15 shingling at hall. 16, 17 18 19 gardening, hoeing. 21 hoeing

22 Working at Culhams 23 At Oran Main's 24 Hoeing 25 fixing scales scuffling 26 hoeing

28 heoing cementing 29 At James Culham. 30, 1, 2, 3 Working at barn.

July 4 (not sure) At James Culham barn. 6 same 7. At Cecil Culham. 8 Sale on market. 9 Culham's farm 10 also

12 Culham's barn all day, 13 same 14 Barn then to Rockton 15 same 16 To Hamelton plastering part of ceiling upstairs. 17 At Hamilton 19, 20 working at (illegible) Dran Main

21. Pina Grove School tear down woodshed 22, 23 working at wood shed.

24 fixing my shoes. Cut gram at cemetary. 26. At John Perrigans shingling 27, 28,

29 working at John Perrigan's 30, 31 same.

Aug. 2 picking berries 3 Work at Parrigan's 4,5,6,7, same. 9 making couch for tent

10 cement at school. 11 To Galt with berries 12, 13, 14 Working at stoop all day

16 finished stoop at John Perrigan's 1617 To School at Littles Corners 18 To Rockton to work at drill hall. 19 Pla(illegible)s for cement 20 cementing 21 At School roof and shingling

23 24 25 26 27 working at framing. 28 shingling at school 30, 31, cementing

Sept. 1 Toschool, finishing cementing 2 To Will Thompson at OrKney to cut treed for (illegible)

3 some framing 4 at Rosehton 6, 7 8 9 10 working at framing 13, 14 , 15, 16, 17 framing

18 tightening braces 20. School Fair 21 odd jobs 22. 23. 24. 25. board in

27, 28, 29, 20, finished Roof boards shingling

Oct 1 Snowing all morning 2 shingled all day. 4 5 6 shingling got done 7 truas rods (not sure)

8 Put in glass (not sure) painted (illegible). 9 (illegible) 11 door + window

12 At Troy making cellar (illegible) for Gas. Robb. 13 Went + RocltonShow

14 A Drill Hall 15 same. 16 pulling man gola (not sure) 18 Roof on hen pen

19 Working at Rockton 20 21 22 same

23 odd jobs

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