Frank Martin Hathaway's Diary - 1898

Privacy Level: Public (Green)
Date: 1 Jan 1898 to 15 Apr 1898
Location: St. Albans, Franklin, Vermont, United Statesmap
Surname/tag: Hathaway
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This diary belonged to Frank Martin Hathaway in 1998; he was 15 years old.

It was kept by his parents Hiram and Mary until their passing in 1928, then by Frank's son Robert until his passing in 1986, then Robert's daughter Mary until her passing in 2014. Her sons Mike and Steve gave it to first cousin Keith to safeguard and maintain for the family.

Transcriptions by Keith


For Identification

My Name is... Frank M. Hathaway

My Address is... St. Albans Bay, Vt.

Things to be Remembered

The Number of my Bank Book is... (?)13046

My Weight was... 144

On... Tuesday Feb 8

189... 8

And my Height... 5 feet... 11 3/4 inches

Size of my Hat... 7 3/8

Gloves... Regular

Hosiery... 10' ?

Collar... 15

Cuffs... 10

Shoes... 14

Shirt... ?

Drawers... 32-24

Sat Jan. 1, 1898

It snowed about a foot last night and the wind began to blow this morning and piled it all up. The ice is 1 ft thick in the bay.

Sunday 2

It was 10 degrees below zero this morning

Heard this morning about Camell getting into the lake and drownding both his horses day before N. Y.

Monday 3

Began to board at Mrs Kents to day.

Charlie brought me up this morning.

It was snowing and the wind blew hard.

Tues. Jan. 4, 1898

Saw father this noon at the shed

Went down to the Town Hall to the farmers ? this noon and after school

It is snowing this evening

Wednesday 5

Father came up to the city to day mother came with him.

I went down to the dairy meeting got back at half past ten.

Began to ? library book to day

Thursday 6

Went down to the hall to night but did not stay to the meeting

I got another library book to night

Fri. Jan. 7, 1898

Father came up after me to night

He paid Mrs Kent $5. for my board 2.50 for this week and 2.50 for next week.

I got 100 foreign stamps which I rent for to day

Saturday 8

Father went over to the Bay then found he had to go to St Albans so went.

The wind blew all day

I helped Charley carry wood to the circular saw.

Sunday 9

The wind has all gone down.

I went up to Arthurs this morning

I went down to the lake and took a little skate after.

Mon. Jan. 10, 1898

Father brought me up to school this morning

I changed my Library book to night

I also took 2 rides of a ? down Congress St.

Tuesday 11

Father and Mother came up town today I did not see them.

I saw uncle Rod today but not ? enough to greet.

Changed my Library book and got another.

Wednesday 12

It has rained all day.

I di? not change my Library Book to night

Thurs. Jan. 13, 1898

It snowed a little last night just enough to spoil the skating.

I went down and changed my Library book tonight.

Friday 14

Father and Mother came up this after noon and stayed till night and I came home with them

There isn't any snow on the ice tonight

Saturday 15

I went skating this morning.

It has snowed all day

I helped Charlie shell out 20 bushell of corn this after noon

Father and mother went up to Uncle Joes to day.

Sun. Jan. 16, 1898

It snowed all night

It is good sleighing this morning

Father and mother went for a sleigh ride this after noon

Monday 17

Father brought me up this morning

I paid my tuition this noon $5.50.

I went down and changed my Library book to night and got another.

Tuesday 18

Father came up to day I did not see him.

Clint saw him though

I went down and changed my Library book to night and got another


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