1912 Diary of Howard J. Guyette,
(January – May 7, 1912)
5’ 10 ½” tall, 146 pounds
Index of People Referenced:
Alice ? – February 28, March 1, March 21
Chas ? – March 9
Henry ? – April 5
M. J. Barbour – February 21
C. C. Caldwell – March 8.
J. J. Collins – April 3
Arthur Corey – May 7
I Cornell – March 18
Leon Crary – April 26
J. Cunningham – February 16
Daisy Ellwood – April 11
Sam Erwin – February 12, February 14
Hainson – April 5
E. C. Hoyle – January 23
Geo Kelley – January 23
Dr. Laidlaw – February 24, February 25
Malterner – January 13
Ethel McCartney – March 20
Morris P. – February 29
Risley – January 21
John W. Vogel – January 23
Nice warm day. No snow. Awful slippery. Went skating. Have had no sleighing.
Tuesday – January 2, 1912
Nice warm day. Snowing hard.
19° above zero. Nice sleighing.
5 below zero. Snowing a little in the evening.
10° above zero. Snowed about one inch. Went down to about 10° below.
An awful cold morning. 26° below zero. 10° below zero 10 o’clock.
23°below zero at 7 o’clock. No sleighing in the country.
7 o’clock – 5 below zero; 6 o’clock PM – 22 above zero. Nice and warm. Hailed about 10 o’clock.
7 o’clock – 16 above zero. Snowing and blowing all day hard.
7 o’clock – 2 above zero. Cold wind. 6 o’clock – just zero.
7 o’clock – Just zero; Ohio Weslyn 19 – S.L.U. 33; Cold as zero.
14 below zero – 7 o’clock AM
18 below zero – 6 o’clock PM
28 below zero – 6 o’clock. Started Ice House. 12:30 o’clock – Malterner’s Fire
12 below zero, Nice afternoon. 10 above zero. Snowed about 1 inch.
12 above zero, snowing. 6 above zero. Snowed all night.
6 above zero. Snowed about all day. Finished Ice House. RPI 43 – Ogd 15 Basketball.
8 below zero. Snowing a little (warmer). Went to “The Man of the House”. Best show ever saw.
30 above zero. Rained all day. Union 15 – St. Law 26.
Snowing hard. Warm. St. Law 17 – Syracuse 21
2 above zero. St. Law 29 – R. P. I. 12
2 above zero. Risley Main Street Fire. Not much damage. Snowed.
10 above zero. Snowing and drifting.
Snowing and blowing. John W. Vogel’s wreck. Geo Kelley Introlocter killed. E. C. Hoyles End Man killed. 4 seriously injured.
Snowing hard. Snowed all night. Getting colder. 6 below zero – 9 o’clock.
12 below zero 7 A.M. Fish fry tonight. 25 below zero.
28 below zero 7 o’clock. 6 above zero 1 o’clock. 4 below zero 9 o’clock. Put in ice back of block.
5 below zero 7 o’clock. 4 below zero 7 o’clock P.M.
15 below zero 7 o’clock. Just zero 9 o’clock.
10 above zero 7 o’clock. Snowing and drifting bad.
Raining at 7 o’clock. Painted floor at the store. Snowing all night.
18 above zero. Shoveled off roof.
8 above zero. Nice bright day.
10 above zero. Nice bright day. First day for stenographer.
Snowing hard. Warm. Got cold after 6 o’clock.
14 below zero. Cold all day.
10 above zero. Stenographer got through.
10 above zero. Snowing a little
Snowing hard, warm.
Blowing and drifting. Colton H.S. 26 – Aggies 31
14 below zero. Coal famine. Pyrites shut down.
20 below zero. Trains No. 3 & 4 taken off. Short of coal. 26 below.
22 below zero. No trains in at all. 12 below zero.
6 below zero. Sam Erwin died. Ogd Fire. Seymour block.
2 above zero. Ottawa 25 – St. Law 66
8 above zero. S. E. Erwin’s funeral. Buried at Morley NY.
Nice warm day. Thawed a little. Put back trains No. 3 and 4.
J. Cunningham’s fire. Not much damage. Nice warm. 9 pm
Nice warm day. Saw three crows. Thawing fast.
Drove to Potsdam. Had dinner at the Albion house. Best day yet (ever).
Rained about all day.
Freezing a little. Walks are awful slippery. “Mikado” in Opera House.
Colder in the A.M. Snowing and blowing a gale. M.J. Barbour died. Thunder and lightening storm in night.
Snowing and blowing awful Worst morning yet. Closed store 6 P.M.
Went to “the Rosary”.
Sick. Had Dr. Laidlaw. R. P. I. 13 – St. L 70. Nice day.
Dr. Laidlaw come again. Nice day.
Colder. Another bad wind storm. Snowed all night.
Got up for the first time. Went down and got shaved. Snowing. (went to work).
Nice morning. Alice went to Brockville.
Nice morning. Morris P. sick. I had to deliver.
End of February Memo:
Feb 22 was the worst day we have had in a good many years. Snowing and blowing all day as hard as it can. ½ mile of telephone poles blown over on the Ogd. Road across from the county house. Thunder and lightening hard the night of the 21st.
10 above zero. Nice bright morning. Lebanon Valley 17 – St Law 44. Alice come home.
Quite warm. Busy day in the store.
Cold all day. Did not go anywhere
16 below zero. Plowed snow into the street.
14 below zero. Nice and warm during the day.
15 below zero.
Warm. Went to Beverly.
C. E. B. bought C. C. Caldwell stock. Helped take inventory. Worked the rest of the day over there.
Nice day. Very busy in the store. Chas. Started to work in Branch store.
Nice bright day. Cold wind. Stenciled in the PM. Banner Day.
Nice day. Warmer. Went to wonderland. Took some pictures.
Warmer. Snowing a little. Had 12 pictures finished. Fine.
Snowing and blowing hard. Warm and nice in the P.M.
Colder. Warmer during day. Started to snow about 10 o’clock.
Snowed all night. Snowing hard. Rained all P.M. and night.
Nice day. Very busy at store.
Drove to Ogdensburg. Had dinner at the Seymour house. Had a fine time.
Nice day. Thawing very fast. I. Cornell 1st car out.
Warm all day. Rained a little in the P.M.
Cold this A.M. Had Babe clipped. Ethel McCartney had operation.
Cold and snowing hard. Alice and I had a misunderstanding.
Cold, about 12 above. Snowed hard on and off all day.
Nice day. Very busy.
Nice warm day. Went for a drive around town.
Snowed hard all day. Got warmer.
Nice and warm. Two prisoners got out of jail (sawed bars).
Rained all day. Went on wagon for the first time.
Nice morning. Rained a little. Alice won the $10 gold piece.
Nice day. A little colder. Sold 10 gallon new maple syrup (some sugar)
Rained all PM. Turned to snow at night. Snowed all night.
Good sleighing. Snowed a little.
Drove our sleighs. Nice day.
Nice warm day. J. J. Collins fire.
Warm all day. Rained in the night. First warm night.
Warm. Water running all over. Hainson and Henry garage burned down. 51 cars destroyed.
Nice warm morning. Doors open in store.
Easter Sunday. Went to church. Rained hard.
Colder. Selling eggs for 20 cents. Paying the same.
Snowed a little. Alice was at home all day papering.
Nice bright day, but cold. Selling potatoes for $17.50 per bushel.
Nice warm day. Went to Daisy Ellwoods wedding.
Warm. Went to Wonderland.
Nice warm day. Took in 159s eggs at 20 cents.
Cloudy and warmer. Made some maple sugar candy. Went to church. Saw first toad. Warm rain.
Titanic Disaster. 1601 lives lost and drown. Went to Madame X. Good show.
Nice warm day. Had Ike out on piazza playing. Didn’t see him after.
Ikey got killed by a motorcycle. Nice warm day.
Warm. Went out to the cheese factory. Some dark night.
Went for a drive to Hermon around by Pyrites. Beautiful day. Warm like summer.
Warm day. Went to the Dr. with my finger. Shipped 31 c/s eggs.
Colder. Snowing hard. Had finger lanced. Cold tonight. Freezing.
Nice AM. Cold. “Freckles” plays here tonight. Did not go.
Cold in the morning. Nice and warm during day time. Paying 18 cents for eggs. Went out to the cheese factory.
Warm day. Shipped 33 c/s eggs. Windy. Fire at Leon Crary’s. No damage.
Nice day only awful windy. Took in 24 c/s eggs. 57 c/s eggs for the week.
Nice bright day. Cold. Went to Potsdam. Stayed for supper. Albion House.
Nice day. Warmer. Pumped out well in the evening. Shipped 75 c/s eggs.
Nice warm day. Had finger lanced.
Warm day. Unloaded car of salt.
Nice day. Did not go anywhere.
Nice day. Shipped 84 c/s of eggs. Clarence got fish hook in his finger. Went to the doctor.
Nice day. Saw Arthur Corey.