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Mary Elizabeth "Minnie" Baker Diary, 1914-1918

Mary Elizabeth (Minnie) Baker handwritten 1914-18 27.pdf

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Sept.19. Grand day. Cyril an I go to Talbotville anniversary afternoon and evening. {Stilloo?} and {Oxfords?} to tea.

"20. Fine. Cloudy towards night. Cyril and I go to Dunboyne to concert in Union church. To Cora's for all night. Heavy downpour 10. P.M.

"21. Cold N.W wind. Go up to call on Mr. Comrells and Mr..Knights in forenoon.To school in afternoon, Eliza came for me about 4.30. There all night.

"22. Grand. Go with Eliza to School Fair at Mt. Salem. Then to Mrs. Whites to tea and all night. Jeff and {Broin's?} there.

"23. Fine. Mr, White took me to station. St. Thomas and to Mabel's. Louie and Mrs. Berrett here.

"24. Fine.

"25. Fine. Real autumn like.

"26. Rainy all forenoon. Clearing. Cold N.W. wind. Cyril here to tea. Go to church. Great celebration in cities of great success of allies.

"27. Fine.

"28. Grand. Went to town on car.

"29. Grand.

Sept.30. Grand. George took me to St. Thomas to go on Wabash to Alymer to Leacher {Passe.?} in Alymer. Went to Brown Horse with Lawyer Miller.

Oct 1. Rained nearly all day. Leola and I come to St. Thomas. Cyril takes me home.

"2. Cooler. Ray, Louie and I to town. I come down here.

"3. Fine. Father here to dinner. Mrs. Hunt, Mr. and Mrs. Preffer Mr. and Mrs. Belore and boys here in afternoon. Cyril to tea and Louie and John in evening.

"4. Cloudy morning. Clearing. Colder. Heavy rain at 6.P.M.

"5. Fine. Mabel goes to town.

"6. Ella Baker married. {Illegible writing due to a newspaper print covering the writing} All of unmarried cousins. Married at 6.30. {Illegible} 7 to 9. Left about 10.30 for London {for Ottawa?}.

"7. Fine. Cool. Stayed home all day. Cyril brought me to Mabels at night.

"8. Cool. Cloudy. Fine. Windy night.

"9. Cool. Rainy.

"10. Grand fall day. George and I go to Grace Church.

{The following is the text from the newspaper clipping}


A pretty wedding was solemnized at the home of Mrs. William Baker. Gore Road, Westminster, October 6. {Text cut off}. When her youngest daughter, Ella Elizabeth was married to Harry Marshall Allen of Delaware. The ceremony was performed by Rev. R. L. Wilson of Westminister. The bride who was attended by Miss Irene Eedy of St. Marys and little niece Ruby Hamlyn of Belmont, as flower girl, {Text cut off} was given away by her brother, Harold. The groom was supported by his brother, Russell Allen. The wedding march was played by Miss Gladys Walden of Denfield, a cousin of the bride. Mr. and Mrs. Allen left for Ottawa for a honeymoon trip.

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