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1912 Diary of Howard J. Guyette,

Canton NY

(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

 

 

Monday - January 1, 1912

Nice warm day.  No snow. Awful slippery.  Went skating.  Have had no sleighing.

 

Tuesday – January 2, 1912

Nice warm day.  Snowing hard.

 

Wednesday – January 3, 1912

19° above zero.  Nice sleighing.

 

Thursday – January 4, 1912

5 below zero.  Snowing a little in the evening.

 

Friday – January 5, 1912

10° above zero.  Snowed about one inch.  Went down to about 10° below.

 

Saturday – January 6, 1912

An awful cold morning.  26° below zero.  10° below zero 10 o’clock.

 

Sunday – January 7, 1912

23°below zero at 7 o’clock.  No sleighing in the country.

 

Monday – January 8, 1912

7 o’clock – 5 below zero; 6 o’clock PM – 22 above zero.  Nice and warm.  Hailed about 10 o’clock.

 

Tuesday – January 9, 1912

7 o’clock – 16 above zero.  Snowing and blowing all day hard.

 

Wednesday – January 10, 1912

7 o’clock – 2 above zero.  Cold wind.  6 o’clock – just zero.

 

Thursday – January 11, 1912

7 o’clock – Just zero; Ohio Weslyn 19 – S.L.U. 33; Cold as zero.

 

Friday – January 12, 1912

14 below zero – 7 o’clock AM

18 below zero – 6 o’clock PM

 

Saturday – January 13, 1912

28 below zero – 6 o’clock.  Started Ice House.  12:30 o’clock – Malterner’s Fire

 

Sunday – January 14, 1912

12 below zero,  Nice afternoon.  10 above zero.  Snowed about 1 inch.

 

Monday – January 15, 1912

12 above zero, snowing.  6 above zero.  Snowed all night.

 

Tuesday – January 16, 1912

6 above zero.  Snowed about all day.  Finished Ice House.  RPI  43 – Ogd 15  Basketball.

 

Wednesday – January 17, 1912

8 below zero.  Snowing a little (warmer).  Went to “The Man of the House”.  Best show ever saw.

 

Thursday – January 18, 1912

30 above zero.  Rained all day.  Union 15 – St. Law 26.

 

Friday – January 19, 1912

Snowing hard.  Warm.  St. Law 17 – Syracuse 21

 

Saturday – January 20, 1912

2 above zero.  St. Law 29 – R. P. I. 12

 

Sunday – January 21, 1912

2 above zero.  Risley Main Street Fire.  Not much damage.  Snowed.

 

Monday – January 22, 1912

10 above zero.  Snowing and drifting.

 

Tuesday – January 23, 1912

Snowing and blowing.  John W. Vogel’s wreck.  Geo Kelley Introlocter killed.  E. C. Hoyles End Man killed.  4 seriously injured.

 

Wednesday – January 24, 1912

Snowing hard.  Snowed all night.  Getting colder.  6 below zero – 9 o’clock.

 

Thursday – January 25, 1912

12 below zero 7 A.M.  Fish fry tonight.  25 below zero.

 

Friday – January 26, 1912

28 below zero 7 o’clock.  6 above zero 1 o’clock.  4 below zero 9 o’clock.  Put in ice back of block.

 

Saturday – January 27, 1912

5 below zero 7 o’clock.  4 below zero 7 o’clock P.M.

 

Sunday – January 28, 1912

15 below zero 7 o’clock.  Just zero 9 o’clock.

 

Monday – January 29, 1912

10 above zero 7 o’clock.  Snowing and drifting bad.

 

Tuesday – January 30, 1912

Raining at 7 o’clock.  Painted floor at the store.  Snowing all night.

 

Wednesday – January 31, 1912

18 above zero.  Shoveled off roof.

 

Thursday – February 1, 1912

8 above zero.  Nice bright day.

 

Friday – February 2, 1912

10 above zero.  Nice bright day.  First day for stenographer.

 

Saturday – February 3, 1912

Snowing hard.  Warm.  Got cold after 6 o’clock.

 

Sunday – February 4, 1912

14 below zero.  Cold all day.

 

Monday – February 5, 1912

10 above zero.  Stenographer got through.

 

Tuesday – February 6, 1912

10 above zero.  Snowing a little

 

Wednesday – February 7, 1912

Snowing hard, warm.

 

Thursday – February 8, 1912

Blowing and drifting.  Colton H.S. 26 – Aggies 31

 

Friday – February 9, 1912

14 below zero.  Coal famine.  Pyrites shut down.

 

Saturday – February 10, 1912

20 below zero.  Trains No. 3 & 4 taken off.  Short of coal.  26 below.

 

Sunday – February 11, 1912

22 below zero.  No trains in at all.  12 below zero.

 

Monday – February 12, 1912

6 below zero.  Sam Erwin died.  Ogd Fire.  Seymour block.

 

Tuesday – February 13, 1912

2 above zero.  Ottawa 25 – St. Law 66

 

Wednesday – February 14, 1912

8 above zero.  S. E. Erwin’s funeral.  Buried at Morley NY.

 

Thursday – February 15, 1912

Nice warm day. Thawed a little.  Put back trains No. 3 and 4.

 

Friday – February 16, 1912

J. Cunningham’s fire.  Not much damage.  Nice warm.  9 pm

 

Saturday – February 17, 1912

Nice warm day.  Saw three crows.  Thawing fast.

 

Sunday – February 18, 1912

Drove to Potsdam.  Had dinner at the Albion house.  Best day yet (ever).

 

Monday – February 19, 1912

Rained about all day.

 

Tuesday – February 20, 1912

Freezing a little.  Walks are awful slippery.  “Mikado” in Opera House.

 

Wednesday – February 21, 1912

Colder in the A.M.  Snowing and blowing a gale.  M.J. Barbour died.  Thunder and lightening storm in night.

 

Thursday – February 22, 1912

Snowing and blowing awful  Worst morning yet.  Closed store 6 P.M.

 

Friday – February 23, 1912

Went to “the Rosary”.

 

Saturday – February 24

Sick.  Had Dr. Laidlaw.  R. P. I. 13 – St. L 70.  Nice day.

 

Sunday – February 25

Dr. Laidlaw come again.  Nice day.

 

Monday – February 26, 1912

Colder.  Another bad wind storm.  Snowed all night.

 

Tuesday – February 27, 1912

Got up for the first time.  Went down and got shaved.  Snowing.  (went to work).

 

Wednesday – February 28, 1912

Nice morning.  Alice went to Brockville.

 

Thursday – February 29, 1912

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.

 

Friday – March 1, 1912

10 above zero.  Nice bright morning.  Lebanon Valley 17 – St Law 44.  Alice come home.

 

Saturday – March 2, 1912

Quite warm.  Busy day in the store.

 

Sunday – March 3, 1912

Cold all day.  Did not go anywhere

 

Monday – March 4, 1912

16 below zero.  Plowed snow into the street.

 

Tuesday – March 5, 1912

14 below zero.  Nice and warm during the day.

 

Wednesday – March 6, 1912

15 below zero.

 

Thursday – March 7, 1912

Warm.  Went to Beverly.

 

Friday – March 8, 1912

C. E. B. bought C. C. Caldwell stock.  Helped take inventory.  Worked the rest of the day over there.

 

Saturday – March 9, 1912

Nice day.  Very busy in the store.  Chas. Started to work in Branch store.

 

Sunday – March 10, 1912

Nice bright day.  Cold wind.  Stenciled in the PM.  Banner Day.

 

Monday – March 11, 1912

Nice day.  Warmer.  Went to wonderland.  Took some pictures.

 

Tuesday – March 12, 1912

Warmer.  Snowing a little.  Had 12 pictures finished.  Fine.

 

Wednesday – March 13, 1912

Snowing and blowing hard.  Warm and nice in the P.M.

 

Thursday – March 14, 1912

Colder.  Warmer during day.  Started to snow about 10 o’clock.

 

Friday – March 15, 1912

Snowed all night.  Snowing hard.  Rained all P.M. and night.

 

Saturday – March 16, 1912

Nice day.  Very busy at store.

 

Sunday – March 17, 1912

Drove to Ogdensburg.  Had dinner at the Seymour house.  Had a fine time.

 

Monday -  March 18, 1912

Nice day.  Thawing very fast.  I. Cornell 1st car out.

 

Tuesday – March 19, 1912

Warm all day.  Rained a little in the P.M.

 

Wednesday – March 20, 1912

Cold this A.M.  Had Babe clipped.  Ethel McCartney had operation.

 

Thursday – March 21, 1912

Cold and snowing hard.  Alice and I had a misunderstanding.

 

Friday – March 22, 1912

Cold, about 12 above.  Snowed hard on and off all day.

 

Saturday – March 23, 1912

Nice day.  Very busy.

 

Sunday – March 24, 1912

Nice warm day.  Went for a drive around town.

 

Monday – March 25, 1912

Snowed hard all day.  Got warmer.

 

Tuesday – March 26, 1912

Colder

 

Wednesday – March 27, 1912

Nice and warm.  Two prisoners got out of jail (sawed bars).

 

Thursday – March 28, 1912

Rained all day.  Went on wagon for the first time.

 

Friday – March 29, 1912

Nice morning.  Rained a little.  Alice won the $10 gold piece.

 

Saturday – March 30, 1912

Nice day.  A little colder.  Sold 10 gallon new maple syrup (some sugar)

 

Sunday -  March 31, 1912

Rained all PM.  Turned to snow at night.  Snowed all night.

 

Monday – April 1, 1912

Good sleighing.  Snowed a little.

 

Tuesday – April 2, 1912

Drove our sleighs.  Nice day.

 

Wednesday – April 3, 1912

Nice warm day.  J. J. Collins fire.

 

Thursday – April 4, 1912

Warm all day.  Rained in the night.  First warm night.

 

Friday – April 5, 1912

Warm.  Water running all over.  Hainson and Henry garage burned down.  51 cars destroyed.

 

Saturday – April 6, 1912

Nice warm morning.  Doors open in store.

 

Sunday – April 7, 1912

Easter Sunday. Went to church.  Rained hard.

 

Monday – April 8, 1912

Colder.  Selling eggs for 20 cents.  Paying the same.

 

Tuesday – April 9, 1912

Snowed a little.   Alice was at home all day papering.

 

Wednesday – April 10, 1912

Nice bright day, but cold.  Selling potatoes for $17.50 per bushel.

 

Thursday – April 11, 1912

Nice warm day.  Went to Daisy Ellwoods wedding.

 

Friday – April 12, 1912

Warm.  Went to Wonderland.

 

Saturday – April 13, 1912

Nice warm day.  Took in 159s eggs at 20 cents.

 

Sunday – April 14, 1912

Cloudy and warmer.  Made some maple sugar candy.  Went to church.  Saw first toad.  Warm rain.

 

Monday – April 15, 1912

Titanic Disaster.  1601 lives lost and drown.  Went to Madame X.  Good show.

 

Tuesday – April 16, 1912

Nice warm day.  Had Ike out on piazza playing.  Didn’t see him after.

 

Wednesday – April 17, 1912

Ikey got killed by a motorcycle.  Nice warm day.

 

Thursday – April 18, 1912

Warm.  Went out to the cheese factory.  Some dark night.

 

Friday – April 19, 1912

Warm.

 

Saturday – April 20, 1912

Warm rain.

 

Sunday – April 21, 1912

Went for a drive to Hermon around by Pyrites.  Beautiful day.  Warm like summer.

 

Monday – April 22, 1912

Warm day.  Went to the Dr. with my finger.  Shipped 31 c/s eggs.

 

Tuesday – April 23, 1912

Colder.  Snowing hard.  Had finger lanced.  Cold tonight.  Freezing.

 

Wednesday – April 24, 1912

Nice AM.  Cold.  “Freckles” plays here tonight.  Did not go.

 

Thursday – April 25, 1912

Cold in the morning.  Nice and warm during day time.  Paying 18 cents for eggs.  Went out to the cheese factory.

 

Friday – April 26, 1912

Warm day.  Shipped 33 c/s eggs.  Windy.  Fire at Leon Crary’s.  No damage.

 

Saturday – April 27, 1912

Nice day only awful windy.  Took in 24 c/s eggs.  57 c/s eggs for the week.

 

Sunday – April 28, 1912

Nice bright day.  Cold.  Went to Potsdam.  Stayed for supper.  Albion House.

 

Monday – April 29, 1912

Nice day.  Warmer.  Pumped out well in the evening.  Shipped 75 c/s eggs.

 

Tuesday – April 30, 1912

Nice warm day.  Had finger lanced.

 

Wednesday – May 1, 1912

Warm day.  Unloaded car of salt. 

 

Sunday – May 5, 1912

Nice day.  Did not go anywhere.

 

Monday – May 6, 1912

Nice day.  Shipped 84 c/s of eggs.  Clarence got fish hook in his finger.  Went to the doctor. 

 

Tuesday – May 7, 1912

Nice day.  Saw Arthur Corey.