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Benjamin Reesor Diary, 1871-1878

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June 1875

June 5 5 very few there, no business done. W. fine Cler girls went to Dunkin's Love Feast at J Cobre's this evening

Sunday 6 Nancy & Adeline went to Cober's Meeting Am W. fine Cler

7 Joe finished Plowing & harrowing turnip ground & furrowed out a little more than an acre at the north end of it for feed Corn I didnt feel well Br. N's Peter sheared out sheep W. fine Cler

8 Planted feed Corn Am Picked stones of meadow Pm a lot of visitors awhile Pm Pre Lehman & wife & 2 Reesors from Pennsylvania Pre A Martin from Waterloo Br C Br N's Joe Wideman's & little C Hoover's and Br inlaw Saml Hoover's & Motherinlaw. W. fine Cler I Pulled some Pidgeon weed this evening

9 Joe went to get Nell shod this morning I Cut Potatoes then we finished Pulling Pidgeon weed & Carried Potatoes out of Cellar & Cut some. W. warm fine shower this evening

10 I little John & Joe took over 2 Colts to Pasture at P Milne's. Cut Potatoes after we came home W. very warm

11 Joe drew dung on Potatoe ground I cut Potatoes W. very warm. Heard this evening that Isaac Reesor & Thos Armstrong were wrecked at sea on their way to Britian

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June 1875

12 Planted Potatoes. W. warm this morning. Blowed up Cool Pm

Sunday 13 at home all day girls & boys walked to Meeting at Cedar Groves. W. very cool.

14 I & Joe finished Planting Potatoes W. fine Cler

15 I & Nancy went to Meeting at Altoner sermon on St Luke 13 C by Re'd B Lehman from Pennsylvania went to Simon Hoover's after service. I went to W Clods this evening. W. fine

16 Joe drew dung I rolled spring wheat & took 10 bus Oats to Br S's this evening. W. fine Cler Joe drew dung on fallow

17 W Clod Came to fill dung drew a few loads then it began to rain, rained nearly all AM. Cloudy PM I & Nancy went to Cedar Grove & brought Chop home this evening

18 W Clod filled dung. I harrowed & Rolled & John Rolled turnip ground Pm I topped thistles in spring wheat Pm W. fine

19 Joe drew 4 loads dung which finished it except scrapings then we drew Chip dung out of woodshed on fallow I & Br N fixed step at Hebron Meeting house this morning There is still no word of news from Isaac Reesor & Thomas Armstrong it is feared that they are lost

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When Issac Reesor++++ was born in 1848 in Ontario, his father, Abraham, was 33 and his mother, Christina, was 33. He had three brothers and four sisters. He died in 1875 at the age of 27.

The steamer Vicksburg, which sailed from Quebec for Liverpool May 27, with nearly 90 persons on board, was wrecked in a field of ice when 5 days out, and over 80 of those on board, including the captain, were drowned, while the fate of the rest who got off in boats is uncertain, except 5, who were picked up by a passing steamer and brought to New York, after they had been afloat for some days, and had suffered intensely from exposure.

Name: Thomas Armstrong Birth Date: Feb 1847 Birth Place: Markham, York Regional Municipality, Ontario, Canada Death Date: Jun 1875 Death Place: Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada Cemetery: Grace Anglican Church Cemetery Burial or Cremation Place: Markham, York Regional Municipality, Ontario, Canada Has Bio?: Y Father: William Goodfellow Armstrong Mother: Esther Armstrong URL: