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Mary Johnson Link Hester's Diary

1945

 Our sincere thanks to Dorris Hester Vanatta, for granting permission to post on our site.

Transcribed by: Marie Johnson
Proofed & Formatted by: Linda Carpenter

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January 1945

Snowed today Jan. 1, 1945. The sun shined out different times in the eve. Jan.1, 1945. Jan. 2,  zero cold 1945 sun shin too.

Cotton Durrett *(Ernest, my brother, mj) came in. Good luck for a man to come to your home Jan.2, 1945.

It rained all day , the 6 and 7 and 8 Jan. 9, 1945.
I got my bandage Jan. 8, 1944.

Mrs. Lucy Wright died Jan. 9, 1945, age (100) hundred, 10 months, and 9 days, Mrs. Wright was born Feb. 24, 1844.

Mrs. Della Griffin died Jan. 11, 1945.
Mr. Clyde Broadrick's son Leon Wounded in War 1945.
I subscribed for the Gallatin paper Jan. 18, 1945. (Thursday)
Mettie Payne moved to Aunt Dora Johnson's Jan. 14, 1945 Sunday.
Mettie spent Tuesday night with us January 16, 1945.
Mrs. Laura Summers ate dinner with us Jan. 19, 1945.
Granville, Irene and myself ate dinner with Aunt Dora and Mettie January 21, 1945.

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January 1945

Hugh spent the day with Ernest B. and family Jan. 21, 1945.
Leon McCreary and Nell
*(Illegible, mj) married January 16, 1945.
Vernon and Lillian Link spent the day with us Jan. 27, 1945 that was the last time Vernon was here.
Mrs. McMurtry
*(Jean (Mrs. Jessie McMurtry), my aunt, mj) and Fred McCreary came to see us Jan. 29, 1945.
Harry moved to Will Hardens place Jan. 11, 1945.
J. D. Johnson went to the hospital Jan. 28, 1945.
*(The other J. D.)mj
I had a spell with my side Jan. 19, 1945, had Dr. Hendley.
Hugh made his 1st trip with A. L. Jackson on the truck Jan. 29, 1945.
Lonnie L. Porter died Jan. 30, 1945 age 63.
Charlie P. George killed Jan. 10, 1945, killed in Luxenburg War.
*(Germany)mj

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February 1945

Mrs. Rena Thompson died Feb. 13, 1945, age 70 years.
Oma Pond died Feb. 24, 1945, she was a sister of Mrs. Will Freeman.
Mrs. Alice Bowling had a birthday Feb. 25, 1945.
Irby moved from Mrs. Schutzs Feb. 8, 1945.
Irby moved to Walter Jones, 132 College St. Portland, Tenn.
Ola Poole and Jack Biggs married Feb. 1945.
I went to see Irby's family Feb. 26, 1945 at Portland, Tenn.
William E. Hester died Feb. 18, 1945 over in Italy.
Vernon Link died Feb. 5, 1945 in a car wreck
*(Illegible, mj) 5.
Perry Briley died Feb. 3, 1945.
Ewell McGlothlin killed Feb. 22, 1945.
*(in the war)mj
Charlie Johnson's family came to see Aunt Dora J. Feb.4, 1945.

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March 1945

Mr. Wildmon and Aunt Cora Howell ate dinner with us Feb. 10, 1945.
A notice from Barber March 1, 1945.
Mrs. Mag. Jackson died March 8, 1945, Mike Jackson's wife.
Roger and Emma Hester came in from Michigan March 2, 1945.
Vernon Link died March 5, 1945.
Roger and Emma came down here to see us March 12, and went to Irby's March 15, 1945.
Mettie Payne moved to Dock Jones March 16, 1945.
Mr. Lim Howell died March 18, 1945, he lived in Bowling Green Ky.

Roger and Emma Hester, Irby's family spent Sunday with us March 25, 1945 and in the eve, Luther and Edna Hester and Sarah Auterburn, Blonnie and Nannie Linson and Missie Mathenson spent the eve. with us.

Roger and Emma left out for their home in Detroit, Mich. March 27, 1945.
Missie Mathenson came to see her sister, Mrs. Dora Johnson March 25, 1945, and went home the 26.

Granville, Irene and Hugh went to Tommie Hester's Thursday March 29, 1945 after Hay.
Harry moved to Will McGlothlin March 30, 1945.
Tommie Hester moved to Earnest B. place March 30, 1945.

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March 1945

George Parham died March 30, 1945 Age 67.
Mrs. Ella Bradley Dorris died March 29, 1945 age 81, Mother of Mrs. Johnnie Legge.

Uncle John Turner ate dinner with us March 13, 1945. (col) The last time he ate with us, Roger and Emma Hester was here.

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April 1945

Irby went to be examined for the War April 2, 1945, I stayed with his family.
Belle, Harry, Dot, Marvin, Ethel McGlothlin and Irby's family spent Easter Sunday with us April 1, 1945.

President Franklin D. Roosevelt died April 12, 1945, age 63 Birthday Jan. 20.
Our New President is Harry S. Truman.
Mrs. Alice Bowling came to see us April 15, 1945.
Charlie Johnson's family came to see Aunt Dora April 14, 1945.
Irby's family spent Sunday with us April 14, 1945 and Saturday night here too.
Mat Ray died April 20, 1945, buried at Portland Saturday.

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April 1945

Blonnie and Nannie Belle Linson, Granville and Irene Link went to see Uncle John Turner Monday morning April 23, 1945.

Ewin Turner's wife died April 22, 1945.
Mrs. Walker from Gallatin was here April 26, 1945.

Montris Fisher and family, Mr. and Mrs. Louis Layman and Aunt Dora Johnson spent Sunday eve. with us April 22, 1945.

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April 1945

Uncle John Turner (col) died April 26, 1945, buried at Cherry Mound graveyard. Age up in 80, born in Feb.

Irene and Louise went to see Irby Hester's family Monday April 30, 1945 and came home May 2, 1945.

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May 1945

Jack and Nannie Briley came here May 6, 1945.
Eliza Pond died May 1945.
Tom Ray died May 1945.
Russell Link's wife died May 16, 1945 age 49.
I went to Tommie Hester May 7, run around visiting until May 19, 1945.
Mrs. Ethel McGlothlin, Belle and Dot Link brought me home May 19, 1945.
Tommie Hester came to see us May 1945.
Irby and his family spent Sunday with us May 20, 1945, that was Irby's Birthday, he was 28.
Ava Link came by to see us May 20, 1945 and Aunt Cora Howell came too.
Put up Mr. Will and Mrs. Mary Jackson's monument at Links cemetery may 1945.

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June 1945

A burial notice from Barber June 1, 1945.
Cleaned off the Link grave yard June 2, 1945.

June 3, 1945 Sunday Eve., A Memorial Service paying tribute to the men in Armed Forces from the community who have been killed in action during World War II will be held at the Pleasant Valley Baptist Church on Highway 25 near here Sunday Afternoon at 2 o'clock with the Pastor the Rev. J. B. Onsley, Springfield in charge. The men who will be honored are: Sgt. William Edward Hester, Pvt. Ewell Lee McGlothlin, and Pvt. Charles Presley George.

Richard Whitley came home June 10, 1945 Sunday morning.
Charlie Johnson and family came in to see Aunt Dora , June 8, 1945 on business.
Charlie Johnson went to see Bettie Matherson Sunday 10, 1945 Sunday , Aunt Dora's sister.
Marvin and Ethel McGlothlin and Harry's family came to see us June 10, 1945.
Billie Moore and family came June 10, 1945.
Mettie Payne sold her part of Uncle Boon Johnson's place June the 11, 1945.

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June 1945

Rained Thursday eve., June 4, 1945.

Mr. and Mrs. Whitley and Dick Whitley went to Providence, Ky. Thursday morning to see Cora Duffer June 14, 1945.

Charlie Johnson went home June 14, 1945 after the land sale.
Mettie bought her a home in Portland ,Tenn. June 12, 1945 Sold out Dock.
Littie Briley died June 15, 1945.
Joanna Wilkerson Hester died June 20, 1945 age 80, buried at Walnut Grove.
Mrs. Alice Bowling came to see us June 17, and went home June 20, 1945.

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June 1945

Dorothy Link came to see us June 16, 1945 spent a week. Dot went home June 26, 1945.
Ida White McGlothlin died June 21, 1945, a sister in law of John Groves.
Irene and myself went to see Margaret Whitley June 22, 1945 at L. B. Whitley's home.
Charles, Richard, Ralph and LeRoy Whitley all came home in June, 1945.
Dee Glover bought Bill Cummings home June 1945.

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June 1945

Mary Lee Linson and Robert Lane married June 23, 1945.
Blonnie Linson and family were here June 24, 1945.
Ethelene Wilkerson and Girls spent the day with us June 24, 1945.
Mettie Payne moved to Portland June 30, 1945.

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July 1945

Bill Johnson came home July 1, 1945, Nola and Jim Johnson's son.

Mr. McMurtry and Mr. Less Durrett came July 1, 1945, rained while they were here. *(Mr. McMurtry is my mothers brother and my uncle and Less Durrett is my father. mj)

Ralph and Margaret Whitley and children went home in West Virginia July 1945.

We had a good rain July 1, 1945 and Sunday morning another good rain and Sunday eve. another rain, 2 more rains on Monday.

Mr. and Mrs. Wildmond came July 15, 1945 a cold day.
I had a sick spell July 10, 1945.
Myrtle B. and Lee Smith came July 10, 1945.

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July 1945

Aunt Dora Johnson came twice July 10, 1945. She brought me some rice.
Hugh came home from Ernest B. July 14, 1945 and went to Franklin, Ky. at noon.
It rained July 14, 1945.
Granville had his horses shod July 14, 1945.
Mrs. Whitley and Aunt Cora Howell spent the evening with me July 12, 1945.
Jack and Irene went to J. E. Armstrong's Store July 12, 1945.
Irby and his family spent the day with us July 8, 1945.
Sunday eve. John, Dick and Carneal Whitley came by to see us July 8, 1945.
Monday Dick left July 9 to go back to the army.
Henry Thomas Elks came home from the State Pen at Nashville July 9 1945, spent 2 years there.
We went to see J. T. Link and Luther Hester July 18, 1945.
Lee Jones died July 20, 1945, he lived in Portland, Tenn.

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July 1945

Irby 's family spent Sunday with us July 29, 1945.
Jimmie McMurtry left Monday 23.
*(Jimmie is my first cousin, son of Jesse and Jean McMurtry.)mj
We went to Pitts Ponds store July 18, 1945.
Douglas Link left for camp July 29, 1945.

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July 1945

Edna Hester went to the hospital July 28, 1945 at Nashville.
Mrs. Emma Hester died July 24, 1945, Mrs. Della Griffin's sister.

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August 1945

Mrs. Dovie Rogers Dillard died Aug. 9, 1945 age 73, buried in Maple Hill, Portland, Tenn.

Vernon F. Wendt died Aug. 13, 1945 age 27, son of Alvin Wendt and a brother of Tollie Wendt. He was killed in a motorcycle accident in Indianapolis, Ind., buried in Maple Hill.

Portland, Tenn.

Ruby Glenn Thompson and Thomas J. Riggs married Aug. 4, 1945.
Verna Hester came to see us Aug. 6, 1945 and she went home the 8th.
Irene and myself had a sick spell Aug. 10, 1945.
Mr. Street was here Aug. the 11, 1945.
Hugh Link joined the Church at Pleasant Valley, Aug. 4, 1945.
Mrs. Alice, Ernest and Beulah Bowling spent the day with us Aug. 12. 1945.
Edna Hester came home from the hospital Aug. 1945.
Aug. 15, Raining pretty hard 1945.
Andy Biggs died Aug. 28, 1945.
Mrs. Lura Legge fell and hurt herself Aug. 1945.

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August 1945

Mr. and Mrs. Wildmond ate dinner with us Aug. 26, 1945.

Mr. Jess McMurtry came in the eve., Aug. 26, 1945, *(My uncle and was a close neighbor of "Miss Mary", Granville and Irene)mj

The Link reunion Aug. 19, 1945

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August 1945

Charlie Johnson's family came to see Aunt Dora Aug. 19, 1945.

Hugh bought him a calf from Clark McMurtry Aug. 18, 1945. *(Clark is the son of Jess and Jean McMurtry and my first cousin.)mj

Ike Wallace died Aug. 19, 1945.
Irby and his family ate supper with us Aug. 28, 1945.
Dock Jones had a stroke Aug. 24, 1945.
Hugh was baptized Aug. 26, 1945.

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September 1945

Mrs. Alice Bowling and myself spent the day with Aunt Dora Johnson, Sept. 7, 1945.

Aunt Dora Johnson, Cora Howell and Alice Bowling spent the day with us Sept 8, 1945, we had a chicken pie for dinner. ha

Luther Hardaway died Sept 1945. (suicide)
Wash Link 's wife died Sept 7, 1945.
Irby and his family spent the night with us Sept. 8, 1945.
Paul Hollis died Sept 4, 1945.
Little LeRoy Whitley's little girl born Sept 1, 1945. Named Sara Jean.

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September 1945

We had a good rain Sept. 13, 1945.
Hugh made his 1st trip with Elmer Lynch Sept 17, 1945.
Mr. William Tom Cole died Sept 13, 1945 age 72.
Mrs. Alice Bowling went Home Sept 11, 1945.
Bell Goodman and Laura Summers married Sept 12,1945.
Richard Porter Searcy died Sept 14, 1945, better named as Dick Searcy.

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September 1945

Louise McGlothlin came to see us Sept 16, 1945.
Bill Goodman went to the hospital Sept 18, 1945.
Alice and Sam Poole married Sept 1945.

Louise McGlothlin and myself spent the day with Aunt Dora Johnson Sept. 20, 1945, Louise went home Sept 21, 1945.

We had a good rain Sept 23, 1945, Sunday Eve.
Harry came to see us Sept 29, 1945.
I went to see Harry's family Sept 30 and left his house Oct. 7, 1945.

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October 1945

I went to see Irby's family Oct. 7, and came home Oct. 14, 1945, Dorothy Link went with me and spent the week.

Dr. J. T. Spain died Oct 10, 1945, the doctor lived in Cross Plains, Tenn.
Irene Jones went to the St. Thomas Hospital Oct. 11, 1945.
I went to see J. T. Link Oct. 3, 1945.
Bill Goodman came home from the hospital Oct. 15, 1945.
Melvin Briley and Elizabeth Buntin married Oct. 13, 1945.
Mrs. Etta Fisher moved into Jessie McMurtry's house Oct. 8, 1945.
I spent the night with Aunt Dora J. Oct. 17, 1945.
Charlie Johnson's family came to see Aunt Dora Oct. 14, 1945.
Aunt Dora spent the day with us Oct. 20, 1945.
Edwin Roberts died Oct 24, 1945, Killed in a car wreck in Indianapolis, Ind., May Belle Summers' brother.

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October 1945

Mrs. Dorothy Starks died Oct. 23, 1945.
Mrs. Etta Fisher and daughter came to see us Oct. 18, 1945.
Irene and myself went to see Mrs. Etta Fisher Oct. 30, 1945.
Richard Whitley came home to stay Oct.31st , 1945 got home at midnight.
Mrs. Jessie McMurtry came home Oct. 28, 1945.
*(my aunt on my mother's side, mj)

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November 1945

Irene and myself spent the day with Aunt Cora Howell Nov. 1, 1945.
Mrs. Elmer Lynch and Ruth came to see us, Nov. 5, 1945.
I spent the day with Mr. Billie Wilkerson's family Nov. 1945.

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November 1945

Sunday eve., T. W. Briley and wife and Vernon Briley, wife and son, Ethel and Marvin McGlothlin, Harry, Belle and Dot Link came to see us Nov. 4, 1945, and in the eve. Mr. Whitley, Jessie Wilkerson and 2 of Icy Pools girls came in the morning, Nov. 4, 1945.

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November 1945

Sunday Nov. 18, 1945 was my Birthday. I was 73 years old. Had a fine dinner and all of my Children and their family were here and some friends too. Marvin and Ethel McGlothlin, Aunt Cora Howell and in the afternoon, Mr. and Mrs. Lercy Whitley and Mr. Whitley's brother Wiseman Whitley.

I went home with Irby's family Nov. 18, 1945.
Mettie Payne moved in the house with Dr. Simonton at Portland Nov. 1945.
Mr. L. T. Crossley died Nov. 18, 1945, husband of Lillie Turner lived at Russellville, Ky.

Charlie Johnson's family came in Nov. 20, 1945 and moved Aunt Dora to her sisters, Missie Materison Nov. 20, 1945.

Lillian Link and children, Tommie Hester and Verne and Dot Link came Nov. 25, 1945.
Johnnie and Goldie Ray's house burned down Nov. 1945.

Irby and his family and Nola Broadrick spent Thanksgiving Day with us. Irby and Hugh went hunting, Nov. 29, 1945.

I sent for my calendars at N.Y. Nov. 30, 1945.
Aunt Helen Ford died Nov. 23, 1945 age 98.

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December 1945

A notice from W. C. Barber Dec. 1, 1945.
The 1st Snow we had fell Dec. 5, 1945.
Mr. J. T. Link died Dec. 7, 1945, age 83.
Mr. John M. Stout died Dec. 7, 1945, a brother of Charlie Stout.
Gen. George Smith Patton got hurt over in Germany, Sunday Dec. 9, 1945.
Thursday Snow, Rain, Sleet and the wind is high, Dec. 13, 1945.
Ruth Webb Lynch died Dec. 16, 1945, buried at Jake Link grave yard age 23 years.
Granville killed his hogs Dec. 17, 1945.
Tuesday snowed, sleeted and is still snowing Dec. 18, 1945.

Heulelburg *(don't know how to spell it either, mj) Germany Dec. 21, 1945, General George Smith Patton died Dec. 21, got hurt Dec. 9, 1945 age 60.

Mrs. Cora Sheucraft died Dec. 21, 1945 age 62.
President Harry Ship Truman spoke over the radio, Christmas Eve. Dec. 24, at 4 o'clock, 1945.
Nelson From moved in Aunt Dora Johnson house.
Nelson From and family spent the night Dec. 30, 1945.

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December 1945

Well Christmas Day Dec. 25, 1945, we had no company at all. Shame on YOU.
I got 43 Christmas cards for the year 1945.

It rained Christmas Eve. night and Hugh and Elmer Lynch got stuck with their truck Dec. 24, 1945, Pretty bad boys.

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December 1945

Hugh did not work Dec. 27, 1945. Mr. Harris Webb went in his place.
Mr. Wildman came a while Dec. 26, 1945.
Irene went up to see Ernest Bowling's family Dec. 25, 1945, Christmas Visit.
Roger Hester came in to see his brother Luther, Dec. 22, 1945.
Irene went to see her Ma Dec. 28 and came home the 29, 1945.
Aunt Cora Howell spent the day with us Dec. 29, 1945.

Irby and his family came to see us Dec. 29, 1945 and spent the night and Sunday too, than went to Mr. Broadricks Sunday night.

Roger Hester came to see us Dec. 29, 1945 and went to Luther's Monday morning Dec. 31, Roger left for his home Jan. 1, 1945

Macy and Maude Link and Blonnie and Nannie Linson came to see us Dec. 29, 1945.

 


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