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Benjamin Reesor Diary, 1871-1878

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Mar 1874

7 threshed Peas. W. a little rain & strong wind from East Am frose as it fell. Ice on trees thawing pm I took Elisabeth Wiseman home this evening with sleigh very tough travelling.

Sunday 8 We & My Mother went to Br C. W mild strong squalls of snow west wind

9 I threshed Peas. W. very strong north wind. squalls of snow col

10 I wen to Cedar Grove Am threshed a few Peas pm W very strong North wind

11 Chored AM. Hlepd Br C's Clean some Peas Pm. W. Cold strong north wind. Calmer tonight.

12 I & Henry Stover Cleaned 30 bus Peas & threshed spring wheat rakings. W. very Cold, some north wind I hired Joseph Atkinson today @ $17.00 per month for a term of 8 months, washing not included to some on 2nd April

13 I & Henry Stover finished threshing spring wheat rakings & cleaned it 4 bags wheat & a lot of chicken feed. then threshed a load of Peas which finished our threshing. W. very Cold. North wind

14 I went to Cedar Grove AM I took Frank to Cherrywood to be shod & Nancy went along to AB's. Pm. W. Clear pretty Cold air from north

Sunday 15 at home. David Hare's & J D's were here M Dyke's little baby died this morning

16 Chored I wen to SM. Pm Nancy went with me to Dykes. W. very mild Cler

17 I & Adeline went to funeral of M Dyke's Child to 2nd Con. Pickering. W. Mild Cloudy, a little Misty roads pretty bad

18 I & Nancy went to Markham W. very mild cloudy heavy rain this evening roads very bad

19 Chored AM. Went to SM & to David Hare's Pm W. mild rain this morning

20 Took 10 bus grist Oats to Cedar Grove mills am got Nell shod at Walkey's Pm. W. fine Cler Uncle John Burkholder was here over night

21 Helped Br C's Clean Oats Am brought home grist Oats Pm. W. fine Clear, roads bad

Sunday 22 I & Nancy wen to Meeting at Cedar Grove remarks by Br C sermon on St Luke 10 Ctr Rev H Barkey

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Mar 1874 April

CB's were here awhile Pm. W. Clear. Squalls of snow Pm

23 Chored. W. very high & Cold wind last night & today squalls of snow

24 Went to Old A Burkholder's am to see for a girl for the summer got none. I & boys Cleaned some tailings Pm. W. Cler milder

25 I & Nancy went to Henry Stover's to see for a girl engaged One. AM. I & John went to J Parson's in Scarboro to engage 2 pigs @ $2.00 apiece Pm. W. Cloudy, pretty Cold wind

26 Chored. W. some ran last night & am Cleared up Pm. very high wind tonight

27 Chored Am Helped Br C's Clean Oats Pm frose hard last night W fine Cler

28 I went to Cedar Grove am Chored Pm. W snow squalls frose hard last night pretty Cold

Sunday 29 John & my Mother kept house & the rest of us went to Meeting at Hebron remarks by Rev Saml Hoover sermon on St by Br C W. fine Cler

30 I took waggon to Cherrywood to get tongue lengthened & Box fixed AM. Jos Atkinson Came to Commence work at noon then he Chopped a little the we took a grist to Cedar Grove Mills. W. Cler. Cold N wind

31 I & Nancy & little boys went to Finlaws Br C went with us to Markham station he is going to Waterloo. W. fne Cler but very Cold air from north roads pretty good. 8 Concession dusty this evening

April 1 I brought home waggon from Cherrywood & Joe went to help put in logs Am. both piled lumber Pm. W. fine pretty sharp

2 Both piled lumber Am. drew in logs Pm W. Cool Good Friday

3 We my mother & little boys went to Br S's W. Cool, Clear a very little snow last night. Keeps Cold. freeses hard every night

4 Both Piled lumber. W. very Cold from N west, water pretty low, they cannot saw quite all the time

Easter Sunday 5 I & Susanna wen to Meeting at Cober's J D's were here today. W. Clear AM began to snow from East about 4 pm. Snowing yet at bedtime

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Name: John Dykes Gender: Male Birth Place: Scarboro, Canada Death Date: 15 March 1874 Death Place: York, Ontario, Canada Cause of Death: Enteritis, three day duration Father: Matthew Dykes Religion: Presbyterian