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Mary Johnson Link Hester's Diary

1947

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Transcribed by: Marie Johnson
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January 1947

Rained all day January 1, 1947 and rained all day and night Jan. 2, still raining, and morning, sure rough.

Aunt Dora Johnson went back to her sisters Jan.3, 1947.
Mr. and Mrs. Wildmone ate dinner with us January 5 1947.
Irene and myself called on our new neighbors Jan. 4, 1947, the Scotts.
Mr. Aaron Jernigan's mother died Jan. 3, 1947.
Dick Edward Wilkerson's baby died Jan. 6, 1947.
Sam Harris moved in the T. W. Briley's old home Jan. 5, 1947, Sunday.

Mr. Bob Durrett died January 1947. *(Robert E. Durrett, was a brother to Leslie, Jim and Bert, Ernest, and Annie Durrett Blackard. his daughter, Kathleen, still lives at White House on the farm he owned. He also owned a grocery store (Durrett Grocery) for many years and was a land mark at White House, Tennessee.)mj

Richard Whitley and Margaret Stewart married Jan. 23, 1947.
Billie Moore and family, Harry Link and family came and had supper with us Jan. 11, 1947.
Mr. Wildmone killed his hogs January 9, 1947.
Mr. Bob Sanders died Jan. 20, 1947 age 78.
Mr. Jim Parks died Jan. 17, 1947, age 83.
Jack and Irene went to Irby's Jan. 25, 1947.
Myrtle B. Smith spent the day with us, Feb. 1, 1947.

J. Edward Sprouse, Jr. murdered Jan 6, 1947 murdered James D. Sandusky and John D. Kelley, the 2 boys killed Sprouse.

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February 1947

Dorothy Whitley and Duncan Deaux married Feb. 1, 1947.
Cold weather right Feb. 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8.
Mr. Wildmone spend the day with us Feb. 10, 1947.
Johnnie Ray died Feb. 8, 1947 age 44.
Irby and his family spent the day with us Feb. 16, 1947.
Percy Priest and Mildred Nolan married Feb. 14, 1947.
Margaret Truman, the President's daughter Birthday, Feb. 17, 1947 age 23, 1947.
Wimfrey Clay Link and Francy Marie Nelson married Feb. 7, 1947.
Snowed Feb. 20th, 1947.
George Washington's birthday Feb. 22, 1947 age 2 hundred 15.
Bill Goodman and Laura parted in Feb. 1947.
W. C. Barber Feb. 28, 1947. Notice for burial.

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March 1947

March came in like a Lion, Snowing, Sleeting and cold. 1947
Joe Greer spent the day and night with Hugh, March 1, 1947.
Walter Link died March 5, 1947 age 77.
Mrs. Maurine W. West died March 10, 1947 age 34, Ivy Pitts' sister.
John A. Summers and 1 of his Boys here March 10, 1947.
Mrs. Alice Bowling came to see us March 15, 1947.

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March 1947

Mr. Billie Linson died March 14, 1947 age 83.
Mrs. Jessie O. Wilkinson came to see us March 12, 1947.
Monroe Callon White died March 17, 1947 age 86.
Gerldine Pitt Cook died March 17, 1947.
Alice Bowing went home March 22, 1947.
Mittie Payne sick, Charlie came to see her March 22, 1947.
Aubury Link and Evelyn Armstrong married March 29, 1947.
Irby and his family spent the day with us March 30, 1947.

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March 1947

Howard Wildmone and family of Atlanta, Ga. and his dad spent the day with us March 26, 1947.

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April 1947

Irene and myself went to see Mr. and Mrs. Whitley April 2, 1947.

Mr. and Mrs. Joe Briley , Mr. and Mrs. Sam Harris and Mr. Gill Scott was to see us Sunday eve. April 6, 1947 Easter, we had a fine Easter Dinner.

Henry Ford died April 7, 1947 age 84.
Laura Lamberth and Edward Honeycutt married April 5, 1947, Edie Hales' girl.
Dorothy Whitley Deaux came home April 14, 1947.
Irby Hester and family spent Sunday with us Aril 20, 1947.
Aunt Dora Johnson came home from her sister's April 24, 1947, feeling bad.
Irby's family and Granville family spent the day with Harry Link 's family April 27, 1947.

Mr. and Mrs. Wildmone, Blonnie and Nannie Linson and 2 boys, Woodrow Linson and wife came to see us Sunday eve, April 27, 1947.

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April 1947

Irby Hester cut his hand April 1947, had to have 2 stitches taken in hand.
Harry Link cut his hand on a syrup bucket, had to have 7 stitches taken April 25, 1947.
I went to see Aunt Dora Johnson April 30 and came home May 1st 1947.
Mrs. Dollie Roney Hendricks died April 30, 1947 age 82, Ral Roney's sister.
Edward Allen Vanatta died April 30, 1947 age 14, a grandson of Bose White.

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May 1947

Charlie Johnson's family came to see Aunt Dora Johnson May 4, 1947.
Hubert Broadrick and Rebecca Baily married May 3, 1947.
Frost and ice May 8, 9, 1947 and cold, more ice the 10.
Mrs. Whitley, Margaret and Shirley came to see us May 13, 1947.
Mrs. Alice Bowling came to see us May 8, 1947 and went home the 16, 1947.

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May 1947

Laura Summers went back to Goodman, May 14, 1947.

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May 1947

Our family went to see Irby and his family Sunday May 18, 1947, a Birthday dinner. His Birthday was the 20 of May.

Mrs. Icy Poole died May 18, 1947, age 58 years 12 days.
Lord how it does Rain and all the strawberries to pick May, 1947.
Irene and myself went to Franklin, Ky. Saturday May 31, 1947. Clay Link carried us.
I went to see Aunt Dora Johnson May 23, 1947 came home 27.

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June 1947

Irby's family spent the day with us June 1, 1947.

Mr. and Mrs. T. W. Briley, Vernon Briley and his wife and son spent Sunday eve. with me June 1st, 1947, Mrs. Howell, Mr. and Mrs. Wildmone also.

A notice from Barber June 3, 1947.
Mrs. Belle Adamson Tarance died June 10, 1947.

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June 1947

Mrs. Martha Eleman died June 10, 1947 age 83
Mrs. Willie Gray Scott June 12, 1947.

Irene and Louise went to see Roger and Emma Hester in Detroit, Port Hope, Mich. June 13, 1947 Friday and came home June 21.

Willie Walker little twin baby died June 13, 1947.
Mrs. Nora Stewart called on Mrs. Alice Bowling and myself June 16, 1947.
Mrs. Alice Bowling came June 13, and went home the 19, 1947.
I went to see Aunt Dora Johnson June 25, come home 27, 1947.
Irby and his family spent Sunday with us June 22, 1947.
I went to see Geneva and Arthur Warren June 29, 1947. I came to Harry's July 2, 1947.
Joe and Zoe Briley came to see us and Harry and Belle too, June 29, 1947.

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July 1947

I went to see Miss Nealy Carr July 6, 1947 and to see Johnnie Stout the same trip.
I went to see Joe Briley's family July 7, 1947.
Dot Link had a birthday dinner July 6, 1947 age 20.
Mrs. Ada Luton Lamberth died July 7, 1947.
I spent the day with Melvin and Elizabeth Briley July 9, 1947.
I spent the night with Sallie Covington July 9, 1947.
Lillian Link and Paul West married July 5, 1947.
I spent the night with Tommie Hester family July 10, 1947.
I went to see Ernest , Beulah and Alice Bowling July 11, 1947.
Back to Harry July 12, 1947.
Mrs. Onie Jackson died July 17, 1947.
Roger Hester had his eye taken out July 1947.
Sleepie Harris died July 1947, the road man.

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July 1947

Mrs. Martha Truman died July 26, 1947, age 94, President's mother.

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July 1947

Ruth Linson and Lewis Covington married July 1947.
Irby got his car July 31, 1947.
Bertha Johnson and Dot and Son July 1947.
Carlos Pond died July 30, 1947, a brother of Dick Pond.
Hugh Link got his truck July 31, 1947.

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August 1947

Mrs. Alice Bowling had a sick spell Aug. 3, 1947.
Hugh sold his calf Aug. 5, 1947. Mack's child
Gypsy Smith died Aug 4, 1947, the Big Preacher.
Aunt Dora Johnson went to Ramsey, Ill. Aug. 5, 1947 at Charlie's.

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August 1947

Uncle Henry Link died Aug. 5, 1947, age 93, he was the oldest Link of the name.
Gartha Lamberth Bauldrige died Aug. 21,1947, Tinker's wife.
Irene went to see Dr. Dittis Aug. 22, 1947.
Willie Gray Scott's Birthday Aug. 8, 1947.
I went home with Irby's family Aug. 10, and came home the 17, 1947.
I went to see Mr. Clyde Broadrick Aug. 16, 1947.

Mrs. Elizabeth Armstrong Traughber died Aug. 21, 1947 age 34, (suicide) Luther Wilkerson's daughter in law, 1st marriage, one son Bobby Wilkerson. *(2nd marriage one daughter. May Doughlas Traughber) mj

Geneva and Arthur Warren spent Sunday with us Aug. 24, 1947.
Mr. and Mrs. Harris came to see us Aug. 24, 1947.
Hugh Link went to Nashville Aug. 31, 1947, A Sunday School Picnic.
Wingburger and daughter , Jake Crittenden and daughter came to see us Aug. 31, 1947.

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September 1947

Mr. Gill Scott got hurt Sept 1, 1947, Hugh carried him to Dr. Dittis.
Another notice from Barber Sept. 3, 1947.
Irene went to see Dr. Dittis Sept 4, 1947.
Mrs. Alice Bowling went home Sept 5, 1947.
Lillie Crossley came to see us Sept 24, 1947.
Nola and Dean Johnson came to see us Sept. 28, 1947.
Mr. and Mrs. Wildmone came Sept 28, 1947.
Leslie McCreary and family came Sept 28, 1947.

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October 1947

Mrs. Bonnie Culbreath died Oct. 8, 1947, age 54.
I went to see Harry's family Oct. 5, 1947 and to see Irby's family Oct 9, 1947.
I spent Sunday with Aunt Cora Howell Oct, 26, 1947.

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October 1947

Richard Whitley 's little baby born and died Oct. 29, 1947.
I fell and hurt myself Oct. 20, 1947.
I went to see Lizzie Atchison Oct. 9, 1947.
Mr. Will Freeman got hurt Oct. 25, 1947.

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November 1947

John and Sarah Bowling, Alice, Beulah, Verna and Louise McG. spent the day with us Nov. 4, 1947.

Alice Bowling came to see us Nov. 7, and went home 13.
Irby's family and Sue Broadrick spent Sunday with us Nov. 16, 1947.
Joe and Zoe Briley came to see us Nov. 16.
Louise McG. Spent the night with us Nov. 16, 1947, H. G. and I and Louise all went to Ky.

Margaret Ann Hardin died Nov. 26, 1947, fell out of a school bus driven by Harvey Woodard, Margaret age 11.

Dixie Moore died Nov. 27, 1947 age 69.

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November 1947

Tommie, Verna Hester and Louise spent Thanksgiving with us Nov. 27, 1947.
Dorothy Whitley Deaux and Duncan and Baby came to see Aunt Cora Howell Nov. 30, 1947.

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December 1947

A notice from Barber Dec. 1, 1947.
Tommie Hester killed hogs Dec. 1, 1947.
Jack, Hugh and Willie Gray Scott went to Nashville Dec. 2, 1947 with a hog and sheep.
Dr. Henley came to see me Dec. 8, 1947.
Dr. Henley came to see me Dec. 17, 1947.

Harry's family, Ernest and Beulah and Alice Bowling, Tommie Verna and Louise McGlothlin all ate Christmas Dinner with us Dec. 25, 1947.

Millard Oliver Brinkley died Dec. 23, 1947.
Granville family spent the day with Irby's Hester family Dec. 26, 1947.
Granville's family spent the day with Harry's family Dec. 28, 1947 Christmas Time.
Irby's family ate supper with us Dec. 27, 1947.

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December 1947

Lorene Kirby and Carl Brown married Dec. 20, 1947.
Pauline Kirby and John Sherman married
*(blank, mj)
Dean Johnson and Dora Walker married Dec. 27, 1947.


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