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Magee Diary 1886-1951

Information in this document was found in a series of diaries or farm journals kept by the Magee family on Groveland Hill. Most of the entries were made by Edward M. Magee and after his death by his widow, Mary (Wilson) Magee or by their son, Walter Magee.

Births, deaths, and references to local happenings are included. Spelling and information are as deciphered from the journals.

No guarantees are made as to accuracy of this information and all rights to this journal are held by the Magee family represented by Anne Magee.


This information, as a whole, may not be published without permission.

© copyright 2008 Ann Magee. Posted by permission.


Magee Family Farm Diaries

     
1886 10/24 Attended Mary McCauly's funeral
1889 2/14 David Gray's funeral
1890 10/28 Father died at 4 pm
  10/31 Funeral at the house at 11:00 am
1891 8/26 Dell's children's funeral
1892 3/14 Mother died quarter to seven in the morning
  3/16 Funeral at 11 am at the house
  4/25 Ordered mother's stone 8ft 2in 3ft 6in wide
  11/18 Frank Bean's funeral
1896 6/30 Johnson Brothers barn dance
  7/23 Ed Mann's Funeral
1897 11/30 Ed Gray's wedding
1898 1/11 Lon Wilson's child's funeral
  1/26 Went to Uncle Ira Patchin's funeral
  5/11 Elmer Aten's wife's funeral
  10/7 Murray Gamble's wife's funeral
1900 3/29 Billy Wise funeral
  5/4 Carrie Magee funeral
1901 4/1 Sold W. W. Wise farm to McCauley
  5/1 Mrs. Gray's funeral
1902 3/3 Joseph Jackson's funeral
  3/15 Mrs. “???” funeral
  7/21 John Lowery's wife's funeral
  12/6 Heard Ed wise shot himself
  12/9 Ed Wise brought home and buried
1903 3/28 Alonzo Titsworth's funeral
1904 3/9 James Gilman's funeral
  10/18 Went to Wayland, attended John's wife's funeral
1905 2/20 Will Mann's funeral (sp?)
  12/13 Will Lowery's funeral
  12/30 John Bennet's wife's funeral
1906 3/17 Wm K. Mann's funeral
1908 1/23 Kate Cooly's funeral
  2/1 John H. Magee's funeral
  11/24 Wm. Morrison's funeral
1909 8/19 Arthur Gardner's Funeral
1910 2/5 Kitie Wilson buried
  6/12 Luella Baptized
  9/11 Jane Kennedy's funeral
1911 10/22 Charlie Hendershot's funeral.
    Charlie died Oct 19 1911 aged 61 years
1912 2/4 John Magee's wife's funeral
  4/16 Went to Richardson's funeral
  4/21 John Lowery's funeral
  11/15 John very sick
  11/16 John Magee died 4 O’clock
  11/18 Went to Wayland for John Magee's funeral
1913 6/19 George S. Ewart's funeral
  8/20 Perly Arne's wife's funeral
  10/6 Liza Magee's funeral
  11/9 John Hathaway's 2 boys funeral
  12/10 Tilly Johnson's funeral
  12/16 David Sumner (sp?) funeral
1914 1/12 Will Wise funeral aged 34 years
  2/16 Walter was born 1:15 pm
1915 5/6 Telephone man here
  7/13 Charlie Johnson funeral
  8/6 Went to Mrs. Bean's funeral
  11/30 B. G. Floss's funeral
1916 11/2 Mrs. Wm. Van Buskirk funeral pm
1919 3/22 Harry Culbertson married
  9/21 Daniel Morris' funeral
  10/4-10/20 Everyone sick
  10/22 Mrs. Dr. Patchin's funeral
1920 12/9 Tom Morrison's wife's funeral
1921 5/13 Jake Toland's funeral
1922 1/22 Mrs. W.G. Wilson died at 5 pm
  3/1 Harold Brown's funeral
1923 3/22 Johanna Murphy died
  3/24 Johanna Murphy's funeral
1924 1/19 Fitch Davis' funeral
  6/1 Charlie Magee's funeral
  10/18 Saw Roosevelt
1925 1/6 Julia Magee's funeral
  1/16 Gamble Wilson's wife's funeral
1926 2/27 James Traynard funeral
  9/9 Bill died, 16 years old
  12/10 Harry Magee's funeral in pm
1927 2/22 Richard White died
  5/25 Walter died 7:30 in evening
  5/28 Walter's funeral in Syracuse
1928 1/28 John Ford died 4.30 pm
  5/12 Mame Wilson's funeral, Charley's widow
1929 2/27 W.G.Wilson died 1.30 pm
  3/2 W.G.Wilson's funeral
  7/6 John Magee's wife's funeral
  7/27 Luella was married to Geo. Linton
  11/17 Vangie Magee Gray's funeral
1930 9/8 Saw Babe Ruth
1933 11/1 George Toland's funeral
1934 4/8 Dr Lapp died of pneumonia
  5/14 C. Van Buskirk's funeral
  6/22 Mrs. Pierce's funeral
  7/11 Lewis Santenne (sp?) died aged 76
  8/12 Mrs. Arner's funeral
  10/24 Aunt Jane Johnson's funeral
  12/3 Mrs. Linsner died
1936 1/27 Dan Kelly died 10:00 PM
  1/29 Carol Van Buskirk died in Buffalo
  2/8 John Swartz died
  4/12 Ed Clark died age 69 yrs
  4/13 Clarence Densmore died age 71
  5/15 David Linton Sr. died
  6/5 Bud Ellis killed
1937 1/2 Mary Agnes Morris funeral
  1/9 Karl Van Buskirk and Andy McKelvey killed on RR crossing
  1/5 Tyler Arnold died
  1/23 William Tweed died 62
  3/14 Tom Snyder found dead
  3/15 Sidney Linton hung himself in his barn in pm
  3/27 Barnice Collier & Everett Ackley married
  5/29 Dr. Patchin died 83
  7/11 Genevieve Wood Magee died 55
  10/1 Edna Titsworth died
  12/29 Uncle Charles White died 93
1938 2/17 John Gilman died
  2/20 Bert Lowery died
  3/6 George Gardner died
  4/7 May K Bean died
  4/21 Everett Rosebrough died
  5/13 Hester Magee Johnson died
  6/21 Roll Rosebrough died
1939 3/7 Charles Webb died
  5/20 John Wise's wife's funeral
  9/5 Erma Bigelow died
  9/6 Young George McGuire died broken neck
  9/6 Ed Westburk died
1940 2/10 Herb Arner died
  3/17 Jessie Logan died
  4/11 John Hurlbert died
  5/16 Alice Magee died
  5/22 Bill Stevens died
  7/30 Ed and Jane married
  7/17 Bert Steadworthy died
  12/2 Charley Culbertson died
1941 1/28 Carrie Patchin died
  2/18 Ira Gray's funeral
  3/18 Roy Bennett died
  5/20 Arthur McComber died
  5/20 Dr. Matick shot himself
  10/15 Frank Cook died 69
  10/15 Mary Service died
  10/29 Elmer Buskirk died 81
  10/31 Tom Buchanan died 52
  11/3 Craig Rose died
  11/4 John Magee had a shock
  11/5 John P. Magee died
  11/7 Mary Rosebrough died
  12/7 "Japs burned US Navy"
1942 1/28 Charley Pike died 84
  4/14 Gladys Aten died 49
  9/20 Tilly Gulbertson died 95
  9/27 Mrs. Joe Buchanan died
  11/21 Lillie Havens Johnson died
  11/24 Lillie Havens funeral
  12/25 Walt in Africa
  12/27 John Cooley died
1943 1/5 George McGuire died 54
  1/25 Letter from Walt from Africa
  4/12 Red Hurlburt died 41
  4/26 Post card from Walt in Africa
  9/2 Selena Linsner died 48
  11/4 Fred Barber died
  12/21 John Morris died
1944 1/8 Ray Brice died
  2/23 William Colwell died
  3/10 John Crane died 78
  4/7 Mrs. Quait died 62
  5/26 John Penny died
  5/27 Hugh Buchanan died
  7/3 2 letters from Walt from France
  10/3 Al Smith died 70
  10/12 Letter from Walt from Germany
  10/28 Will Morrison died
  11/18 Hugh had heart attack
  11/9 Dr. Hugh Magee died this am 67
  11/28 Earl Bailor died
  12/8 Lee McKelvey died 65
1945 1/5 Charley Brown died 73
1946 1/10 Henry Everman died 44
  2/7 Jay Pickard died 80
  4/7 Harry Adamson Sr. died
  5/10 Lewis Heckman died 77
  8/2 Harry Iske died 79
  9/19 Harold Linsner hurt changing tire
  9/26 Carl Buchanan's father died
  9/28 Harold Linsner died
  10/21 George Webster died 75
  12/26 Jimmy Sawkey shot himself
1951 1/7 George Bennett died
  2/18 Ruth Richmond died 25
  3/14 Murray Gamble died 86
  4/23 Charles Dantz died 85
  5/23 Jim Young died 87
  8/3 Rev. John McGavern died 90
  8/22 Charley Lawton died 76

Transcribed and Contributed by Ann Magee Tanner


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