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Benjamin Reesor Diary, 1871-1878

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Jan 1877

8 went to Markham got Jess & Cent shod Am I & Nancy went to Whitevale Pm G drew 3 loads wood W. pretty cool

9 asked some hands & fixed ready to thresh tommorrow G drew 1 load of wood W. Cler

10 threshed 46 boxes spring wheat very fair sample & 111 boxes fall wheat about half Che{illegible} & seeds

11 Finished threshing this evening 84 boxes fall wheat & 227 Oats W fine yesterday mild & soft snow today.

12 I & G broke road to wood in edge of bush at Dykes & he drew 1 load AM threshed Peas Pm W strong wind. Cold roads drifted

13 G drew 2 load wood I & John went to Cedar Grove Pm. W. Cold

Sundy 14 I & Nancy went to Old Hoover's W. windy AM fine Cler. Pm Br C's were here this evening

15 I & John went to Markham bought new Cook Stove St Lawrence No 9 1/2 @ $19.50 without furniture, our old one broke down again yesterday G drew 3 loads wood W. Cold snow form east Pm

16 G drew 3 loads wood I & boys worked in barn boys took 12 bus Oats to Mill Pm W. about 5 in snow last night Milder today

17 G drew 3 loads wood I helped. Br C Kill 5 pigs Am Chored Pm. W. sharp, Cler

18 G drew 2 loads wood I & Nancy went to M N's W. sharp this Morning. Mild today

19 G drew 3 loads wood I & boys took grist Chop to Mill W. turning soft

20 Threshed Peas. brought home Chop Pm W thawing I & Nancy went to M Dykes this evening

Sunday 21 John & girls went to Meeting at Cedar Grove & to CB's this evening. W Cler. Cold

22 I helped M Dyke Kill a Beef & 2 Pigs G drew loast of wood 3 loads W. pretty Cold

23 I & Nancy went to JH Ramer's G threshed Peas W. pretty Cold, west wind

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24 Borrowed A McCnights Fanning Mill to Clean Fall wheat Cleaned all day. W. Cold

25 Cleaned wheat & Killed Pig I & Flavius took Pig to Markham Pm sold it @ $7.00 Per cwt John & G Cleaned Wheat W. pretty Cold

26 Helped Br S's Kill 6 Hogs Boys & G Finished Cleaning Wheat W. fine mild Cler

27 I & G drew 6 logs W. mild Cler

Sunday 28 all went to Meeting at Hebron remarks by Br C Sermon on Heb 11 C by R'd S Hoover M N's Jesse Hoover & Michael Frets's Son & Daughter were here Pm. Br S's tonight W. fine

29 I & G drew 8 logs I & Nancy went to I Moyer's this evening. W. very fine

30 Went to Simon Hoover's, not at home, then started to Solomon Burkholder's heard they were not at home then to R'd S Hoover's, not at home, then to FJ Reesors not at home, then to NN's found them at home then to Menno Burkholder's at night. W. foggy Mild G & John drew 5 logs

31 G & G Gm skidded 20 logs Am I & boys Cleaned 11 bags Che{illegible} & Oats & 5 bus Wheat for Spence took them to Mill then G drew 1 log Am Cleaned tailing. Pm W. foggy began raining at noon. didnt rain much Pm. soft & mild

Feb 1 Helped G draw logs AM he & John drew Pm I & Flavius & girls went to funeral of M Dyke's baby Pm W. very fine, mild as April snow going

Candlemas 2 helped draw logs W. Cloudy mild

3 helped draw logs W. Cloudy mild

Sunday 4 John & girls went to Meeting at Widemans we went to JD's. W. fine mild, snow soft, roads cut up

5 John & G drew logs I went to Trustee Meeting at Hebron Am helped (Pilkey at Sanderson's Place) saw logs for sawing Machine Pm W. Foggy mild Am. Cler Pm

6 Went to Bush awhile Am. then went to Funeral of Christian Stover's daughter Anne at Hebron Pm. sermon on 2 Cor 5 C & 1st V by R'd Jac Wideman & R'd Downing W. Mild. Cloudy looks like storm

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Birth record: NAME: Archibald Dykes GENDER: Male BIRTH DATE: 14 Jan 1877 BIRTH PLACE: York, Ontario, Canada FATHER: Matthew Dykes MOTHER: Mary Duncan

Cannot locate his death certificate, but found in a family tree that he died Jan 30th, 1877 at two weeks of age.

When Archable Dykes was born on January 14, 1877, in York, Ontario, his father, Matthew, was 32 and his mother, Mary, was 29. He had four brothers and two sisters. He died on January 30, 1877, within a year of his birth.

When Anne Stover was born on August 20, 1852, in Ontario, her father, Christopher, was 37, and her mother, Mary, was 30. She married Angus McDonald in 1875. They had one child during their marriage. She died as a young mother on February 3, 1877, in her hometown.

Name: Anna McDonald Birth Date: 1853 Death Date: 1877 Cemetery: Reesor Mennonite Cemetery Burial or Cremation Place: Markham, York Regional Municipality, Ontario, Canada Has Bio?: Y Father: Christopher Stover URL:

Name: Annie McDonald Gender: Female Age: 24 Birth Date: abt 1853 Birth Place: Pickering, Canada Death Date: 3 Feb 1877 Death Place: Ontario, Ontario, Canada Religion: Baptist Cause of Death: General Weakness