Location: St. Albans, Franklin, Vermont, United States
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
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
And my Height... 5 feet... 11 3/4 inches
Size of my Hat... 7 3/8
Hosiery... 10' ?
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.
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.
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
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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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