Showing posts with label California. Show all posts
Showing posts with label California. Show all posts

Friday, April 26, 2013

Bessie Carter Ranney's 1929 Diary - Week 16, April 21-23

(To read entries from my maternal great-grandmother's 1929 diary, please click on the tab "Posts by Topic" and then go to the topic "California." All posts are listed there.)
  
The Players:
The writer is Bessie Carter Ranney, my great-grandmother.  She was 46 at the time of this writing.
Her husband:
Luther Boardman Ranney, my great-grandfather.  He was 59 at the time of this writing.
 Her children:
Kenneth.  He was 20 at the time of this writing.
Alice.  She was 18 at the time of this writing.
Ethel, my grandmother.  She was 16 at the time of this writing.
  Extras:
Viella Crites Hesser, wife of Luther's first cousin, Otho Hesser

Jonathan Elisha "Uncle Jon't" Hesser & his wife, Sarah Catherine "Aunt Kate" Hall Hesser, Luther's uncle and aunt and Otho's parents.

Sunday, April 21, 1929:  "Alice, Ethel & I went to Sun. School & later Alice & Ethel went to Ramona to Hemet with, Elsie, Clint & Carley & came home at 7.  I wrote letters all afternoon.  We went to Church in the evening."

Monday, April 22, 1929:  "Washed and varnished the girls' linoleum.  Cleaned house all day.  After supper the girls went to Pence's & Luther & I called on Laura Dodson who is having trouble with her back then came back & went to a lecture and entertainment at the new High School auditorium under auspices of school board as it it school week."

Tuesday, April 23, 1929:  "Did more painting & house cleaning.  Mrs. Shroeder called in the afternoon.  Alice & I went to the "Poor Nut" the U. of R. Senior play.  Very good."

At this point, my great-grandmother stopped making entries in her 1929 diary.  Near the back of the book, I found the following notes:

"The Mackay School of Mines
University of Nevada
J.A. Fulton, Pres. Reno, Nev.

Ott F. Heizer
Gen. Mgr.
Nevada-Massachusetts Co.
Mill City, Nevada

448 miles Los Angeles to Sacremento.  160 mi. from Sacremento to Reno.  Reno to Mll City 146 mi."

This may have been the journey Kenneth took to go work in the mills in Nevada.  It sounded as if she took it hard when he went.

The good news is I have one more of her diaries.  Stayed tuned for that. 

Friday, April 19, 2013

Bessie Carter Ranney's 1929 Diary - Week 15, April 14-20

(To read entries from my maternal great-grandmother's 1929 diary, please click on the tab "Posts by Topic" and then go to the topic "California." All posts are listed there.)
  
The Players:
The writer is Bessie Carter Ranney, my great-grandmother.  She was 46 at the time of this writing.
Her husband:
Luther Boardman Ranney, my great-grandfather.  He was 59 at the time of this writing.
 Her children:
Kenneth.  He was 20 at the time of this writing.
Alice.  She was 18 at the time of this writing.
Ethel, my grandmother.  She was 16 at the time of this writing.
  Extras:
Viella Crites Hesser, wife of Luther's first cousin, Otho Hesser

Jonathan Elisha "Uncle Jon't" Hesser & his wife, Sarah Catherine "Aunt Kate" Hall Hesser, Luther's uncle and aunt and Otho's parents.

Sunday, April 14, 1929:  "The girls & I went to Sun. S & rode around Smiley Heights awhile afterwards.  Had dinner then Carly took the girls for a long ride, weren't home until after 6.  Luther & I went out to Pete Engelland's & back to Vespers.  Had to stay at Woessner's in the eve."

Monday, April 15, 1929:  "Washed & cleaned wood work & floor in Kenneth's room.  Got 2 cards & 3 letters from K. in the forenoon.  Alice & I went up town when L. got home from work."

Tuesday, April 16, 1929:  "Varnished K. bedroom floor, & ironed then went to Mrs. Garretson's & quilted until nearly 5.  Stayed at home & made quilt blocks in the eve.  Ethel went to Elsie's with Carley."

Wednesday, April 17, 1929:  "Painted K. bed, chair & table & mowed lawn.  Got first letter from K. after he reached the mine.  Went down to Mrs. Garretson's about 11 to quilt.  Mrs. McLaury & I were there for lunch.  Went up town & met Alice took her to Dr. Campbell for glasses & made date with Dr. Hawkins for treatment for her tonight.  Freda & Lucille were here for supper."

Thursday, April 18, 1929:  "A rainy day.  I went up to Mrs. Raley's to a luncheon, we had a lovely time and a good visit.  Took Alice up to Dr. Hawkins at 4:30 and he examined her.  Found her lungs all right but blood pressure high & nerves bad."

Friday, April 19, 1929:  "Luther went to work at noon. I went down to Mrs. Garretson's & helped finish the quilt.  Called on Mrs. Dickerson on the way home.  Luther, Alice & I went to the Community Sing in the evening."

Saturday, April 20, 1929:  "Got the car & the girls and I went to San Bernardino.  Saw Mrs. McKinney Moran and her mother there and they were coming home with us but we missed them so came home & had lunch then went to Nora's but Mrs. Mc.K. & mother came & called up so we came home.  They were here for supper.  Flo has a new car."

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Wordless Wednesday: School Picture


My mother, Linda Tapley
Grade 2
Age 7
February 1950

Crafton School
Redlands, California

Friday, April 12, 2013

Bessie Carter Ranney's 1929 Diary - Week 14, April 7-13

(To read entries from my maternal great-grandmother's 1929 diary, please click on the tab "Posts by Topic" and then go to the topic "California." All posts are listed there.)
  
The Players:
The writer is Bessie Carter Ranney, my great-grandmother.  She was 46 at the time of this writing.
Her husband:
Luther Boardman Ranney, my great-grandfather.  He was 59 at the time of this writing.
 Her children:
Kenneth.  He was 20 at the time of this writing.
Alice.  She was 18 at the time of this writing.
Ethel, my grandmother.  She was 16 at the time of this writing.
  Extras:
Viella Crites Hesser, wife of Luther's first cousin, Otho Hesser

Jonathan Elisha "Uncle Jon't" Hesser & his wife, Sarah Catherine "Aunt Kate" Hall Hesser, Luther's uncle and aunt and Otho's parents.

Sunday, April 7, 1929:  "Children & I went to Sun. School.  Kenneth to the Baptist Church.  Kenneth went to Espy's and L., A. & E. & I went to Weaver's, Viella & family were there.  Had a nice time.  Ethel went with her friends.  Luther, Alice & I went to Vespers."

Monday, April 8, 1929:  "Washed & worked all day.  Alice & I went to town when L. got home.  The girls went over to Elsie Tate's so I read out loud in the evening."

Tuesday, April 9, 1929:  "Had an awful big ironing.  Washed a few things also.  Viella Hesser was here for about an hour.  Kenneth worked on the yard and for Mrs. Hammond.  Mrs. Pettibone called in the afernoon.  Lucille was here for supper & Ethel stayed with her all night."

Wednesday, April 10, 1929:  "Was going to Ladies' Aid meeting but at 10 o'clock Ethel came home with her foot hurt so didn't go.  Carley called on Ethel.  Mrs. Woessner called and Mona & Ed Espy were here for supper & they with Kenneth & Alice went to the show afterwards."

Thursday, April 11, 1929:  "Kenneth got his letter telling him of a job at $4.75 a day at a mine in Mill City, Nevada so we went up town to fix up business for him to go.  Got home at one o'clock.  Harlan M[?].. Millan was here for supper.  Stayed at Woessner's awhile in the eve."

Friday, April 12, 1929:  "Packed Kenneth's trunk and got him ready to go.  Went up town wth K. after dinner.  Then we took his trunk & checked it.  Luther came home at noon & we took K. to main line depot & he left at 2:49 P.M.  Stayed at Woessner's in the evening."

Saturday, April 13, 1929:  "Ethel went down to Lucille's & the girls went to the show in the afternoon.  Alice & I cleaned out K's room & put papers & books away.  Went to town when L. came home.  Ethel went to S.B. to show with Carly in the eve.  Got card & telegram from Kenneth."

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Sunday's Obituary: Otho Elwood Hesser

"Otho E. Hesser

  Otho E. Hesser, about 55, who years ago operated a funeral home in Ada, is dead at Redlands, Calif., according to word received by friends in the Lima area.  Death occurred Sunday following a heart attack.
  About 25 years ago, Otho and his father, J. E. Hesser operated an undertaking establishment in Ada known as J. E. Hesser and Son mortuary.
   The Hesser famly left the Lima area nearly two decades ago.  Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Hesser are still living in Redlands, Calif.
  In addition to his parents, Otho is survived by his wife and two daughters.  Upon his arrival in the west years ago he became engaged in the automobile business.
  Years ago he lived in Lima."

- Ancestry.com. Lima News (Lima, Ohio) [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2006.

Original data: Lima News. Lima, OH, USA. Database created from microfilm copies of the newspaper.

Published in the Lima News on October 7, 1943.

As mentioned last week, Otho was my 1st cousin, 3x removed.


Mary Elizabeth Tapley
Me
Linda Irene Tapley
My mother
Ethel Irene Ranney Tapley
My grandmother
Luther Boardman Ranney
My great-grandfather
Mary Margaret Hesser Ranney
My 2nd great-grandmother
James Warren Hesser
My 3rd great-grandfather
Jonathan Elisha Hesser
James Warren’s son, Mary Margaret’s brother, and my
Otho Elwood Hesser
Jonathan’s son and my 1st cousin, 3x removed

Friday, April 5, 2013

Bessie Carter Ranney's 1929 Diary - Week 13, March 31 - April 6

(To read entries from my maternal great-grandmother's 1929 diary, please click on the tab "Posts by Topic" and then go to the topic "California." All posts are listed there.)
  
The Players:
The writer is Bessie Carter Ranney, my great-grandmother.  She was 46 at the time of this writing.
Her husband:
Luther Boardman Ranney, my great-grandfather.  He was 59 at the time of this writing.
 Her children:
Kenneth.  He was 20 at the time of this writing.
Alice.  She was 18 at the time of this writing.
Ethel, my grandmother.  She was 16 at the time of this writing.
  Extras:
Viella Crites Hesser, wife of Luther's first cousin, Otho Hesser

Jonathan Elisha "Uncle Jon't" Hesser & his wife, Sarah Catherine "Aunt Kate" Hall Hesser, Luther's uncle and aunt and Otho's parents.

Sunday, March 31, 1929:  "The girls and I went to Sun. School & Church in the morning then we went to Dodson's at Highland.  Alice was sick with indigestion so she didn't have much fun.  Went over to Woessner's a few min. in the eve. but mostly read Alice's book to her."

Monday, April 1, 1929:  "Alice was sick so had Dr. Mock to see her.  Went up town & got some medicine for her.  Read her book to her in the afternoon.  Stayed at Woessner's in the eve."

Tuesday, April 2, 1929:  "Alice better so she went to school.  After Luther came home Alice & went up town.  Sec. meeting at Mrs. Garretson's so I was up there all day.  Came home to find Kenneth sick with a cold."

Wednesday, April 3, 1929:  "Kenneth stayed home from school.  I washed & cleaned up stairs.  Kenneth helped me."

Thursday, April 4, 1929:  "Rained hard so Luther couldn't work.  He took the children to school and went after them at night.  I fixed clothes up all day after the ironing was done."

Friday, April 5, 1929:  "Rained again part of the day.  When school was out Alice & I went up town and after supper Kenneth, Alice & I went to West Coast to show at San Bernardino."

Saturday, April 6, 1929:  "Felt awfully blue as Kenneth wants to go work in the mines in Nevada.  The children & I went to San Bernardino in the afternoon & go Kenneth an overcoat & Alice a spring coat.  Got home about 6.  Ethel went to show with her friends.  Alice & I stayed at Woessners awhile in evening."

Sunday, March 31, 2013

Sunday's Obituary: Viella Crites Hesser

"Death Notices

  Word was received here of the death of Mrs. Otho Hesser, the former Viella Crites, of Elida.  Mrs. Hesser, 85, died Thursday in Manchester, Mo.  Before leaving the Lima area in 1920, she taught in the Elida schools.  Surviving are two daughters, two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.  Several nieces and nephews, in the Lima area also survive.  Funeral and burial were held Saturday in Redlands, Calif."

- Ancestry.com. Lima News (Lima, Ohio) [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2006.

Original data: Lima News. Lima, OH, USA. Database created from microfilm copies of the newspaper.

Printed in the Lima News on July 1, 1973.


Viella was the wife of my 1st cousin, 3x removed.  She was good friends with my great-grandmother, Bessie Carter Ranney, evidenced by how much time they spent together as recorded by Bessie in her journal.



Mary Elizabeth Tapley
Me
Linda Irene Tapley
My mother
Ethel Irene Ranney Tapley
My grandmother
Luther Boardman Ranney
My great-grandfather
Mary Margaret Hesser Ranney
My 2nd great-grandmother
James Warren Hesser
My 3rd great-grandfather
Jonathan Elisha Hesser
James Warren’s son, Mary Margaret’s brother, and my 2nd great grand uncle
Otho Elwood Hesser
Jonathan’s son and my 1st cousin, 3x removed
Mary Viella Crites Hesser
Otho’s wife


Friday, March 29, 2013

Bessie Carter Ranney's 1929 Diary - Week 12, March 24-30

(To read entries from my maternal great-grandmother's 1929 diary, please click on the tab "Posts by Topic" and then go to the topic "California." All posts are listed there.)
  
The Players:
The writer is Bessie Carter Ranney, my great-grandmother.  She was 46 at the time of this writing.
Her husband:
Luther Boardman Ranney, my great-grandfather.  He was 59 at the time of this writing.
 Her children:
Kenneth.  He was 20 at the time of this writing.
Alice.  She was 18 at the time of this writing.
Ethel, my grandmother.  She was 16 at the time of this writing.
  Extras:
Viella Crites Hesser, wife of Luther's first cousin, Otho Hesser

Jonathan Elisha "Uncle Jon't" Hesser & his wife, Sarah Catherine "Aunt Kate" Hall Hesser, Luther's uncle and aunt and Otho's parents.

Sunday, March 24, 1929:  "Girls & I went to Sun. School.  Ethel went with Lucille.  Alice & I went to State St. Christian Church to the Dedication.  After church we all went to Viella's for dinner. Came home in time for Vespers then Alice & Luther & I went to Church in the evening."

Monday, March 25, 1929:  "Washed in the forenoon.  Alice went to the Library to work on her theme but couldn't find material so the girls & I went to San Bernardino to the Library in the afternoon.  Stayed at Woessner's in the evening."

Tuesday, March 26, 1929:  "The girls and I left at 9 o'clock on a real estate trip to Capistrano Beach.  Found things moving nicely there.  St. lights in, some curbing & side walks.  6 new houses.  We had a pleasant day & home a little after 7."

Wednesday, March 27, 1929:  "Ironed & Viella & her girls came to an early dinner then we all went to San Bernardino & shopped all afternoon.  Had a good time.  Found an invitation when we got home to visit Laura next day."

E Street, San Bernardino, California, 1920's, courtesy of http://www.ci.san-bernardino.ca.us/about/history/history_of_san_bernardino_%28short_version%29.asp

Thursday, March 28, 1929:  "Laura came for us at 10:30.  Had a good visit with Laura's aunt, Mrs. Munson.  After dinner we went to San Bernardino again.  Got back to Highland a little after 6.  Luther was there to bring us home."

Friday, March 29, 1929:  "Girls and I went to town & stayed until afternoon.  Took care of Chas. an hr. and a half.  Went to Bruce's in the eve. but so late they were all in bed but Bruce."

Saturday, March 30, 1929:  "Ethel & I went up town awhile.  Mrs. Munson came at 11 o'clock.  Laura Dodson came about 4 o'clock & we went over to San Bernardino & she brought us home about 7 o'clock.  Luther worked with some bees & got stung quite a bit."