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Extracts From the Diaries of Reverend William Pressey, the Parish Priest of St. John's Church, Ashton, Rhode Island

Jean Ellston wrote, "I inherited diaries dating from 1894 through 1938 (missing 1915) kept by my grandfather who was parish priest of St. John's Church, Ashton, RI during those years. These contain lists of marriages, baptisms, confirmations and funerals of many parishoners attending the church in that community during that time. The information usually contains only the names and dates of the event and little else.... As I understand it, many of the records the church kept were lost, so these diaries might possibly be of help."


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1894

Baptisms:

Barnes - January
Booth - October (baby with harelip)

Weddings:

Bethel/Pickles - June 5
Brown/Taylor - June 19
Clark - October17
Loomis - Feb. 9
Whitaker - June 6

Funerals:

Carpenter - Dec. 29 [1893]
Mrs. Cash - Feb. 19
Mrs. Lewis - Jan. 28
Maxey baby (girl) - July 14
Mills baby - June 10
Sanderson - Feb. 12
Ridgeway - May 27

Confirmation class:  Bertha Cash; Sadie Riley; Lizzie Collinson? 0r Gulliver?;  no first name Jackson; Esther Bumpus; Alice Eckersley


1895

Weddings:

Sowerbutts/Martin - Oct 8
Caldwell - June 25
Cash - Apr. 6
Comstock/Durgin 0r Sturgis? - Dec.28

Funerals:

Haworth - Oct.11
Scanlon - Oct.24
Sadie Pitts - Feb. 11
Thomas Tomlinson - Feb. 21
W.H. Hunt - Mar.27
Mrs. Stanley - Apr.8
Tom Booth's baby - Apr.16
Taylor-Apr. 20
Booth baby - Aug.29 (apparently these are two different children)
Ruth Pierce (baby) - Oct. 18
Mrs. Ashworth - Nov. 5

Baptism:  Scanlon  Oct. 24

Adult baptisms:  Nellie Hall, Grace Ryan, Nellie Brown, Amy Clark, Walker Brown, Annie Brown, Mrs. Allsworth

Confirmation class:  Minnie Crandall, Ellen Hall, Polly Pleasant, ? Bowker

The following names were on the confirmation list but crossed off (assume that they never showed up for classes or changed mind) but have included them anyway:  Joe Eckersley, Alice Ann Harrop, Emily Heuberger, Mrs. Fielding, Polly Jenkinson, Polly Turner

Note from Jean:  "At this time he was apparently also doing sacrements at another small, nearby Episcopal Church in Mannville RI  called Emanuel as he was also preaching there.  This church, as of now, has moved to Cumberland Hill RI and has grown quite large. Have no way of telling which sacrement was performed where for the time being -- eventually he went back to doing just St. Johns."


1896

Weddings:

Hy Brown and Lizzie Taylor  Nov, 25
Fred Parise and Sarah (Litmus?)  Sept. 30
Ashworth-Mills, May 19
Mr. Crawford Perry and Mrs. Jane Beebe, March 4th at Rectory at 5:30 PM

Funerals:

George Taylor Nov. 11
James Lewis  May 14
George Jackson, May 6 "...about a dozen people present."

Baptisms: none listed

Confirmation class:  Mrs. Abram Mills, Mrs. Ed Taylor, Isiah Taylor, Olivia Tomlinson, Grace Barnes, Mrs. Whittaker, James Rothera, Robert Bethel, Fred Bethel, Edw. Garritt (or Gavitt), Ruth Ray, Jessie Barbour and George Cash


1897

Weddings:

Sarah Wilde and Thomas Campbell, Feb. 24 "...at brides home, 20 present"
Allsop/Ashworth, June 21
Richie/Thompson, Oct. 5
Heuberger, Nov. 20

Funerals:

Fred W. Jenkinson, Mar. 11
William S. Thayer, Mar. 31
Ruth Taylor, May 16 at 3PM
Wallis baby, Sept. 4
Arrundale baby, Oct. 14
Mrs. Rothera, Nov. 17 at 10AM

Baptisms:  Babies to be baptized (no dates are included, just a list, except for Wallis baby who has a date). List:  Bradbury, Whittle, Atkinson, Pickles, Taylor, Cash, Watts and Wallis baby, Sept. 1, sick at home (see funerals list)

Adult baptisms (no dates, just list):  Mrs. Peterson, Mrs. Fiske, Janie(or Jamie)Barbour, Mrs. Caleb Pickles, James Thompson and Elizabeth Smith

Confirmation class:  John Henry Jackson, Louisa Taylor, F. Plant, Herbert Noble and Mrs. James Taylor


1900

Weddings:

Sept. 27  Brelsford/Cash  4pm at brides house rec $5
July 10  Florence Lancaster and George Smith rec $10.00
June 4 Marshall/Gibson $5
June 12  Campbell/Markham  $5
Dec. 8 K. Harris  $2

Funerals:

Sept. 22 Mrs. Allen at Albion
Sept. 16  Will Holden  $.55 Note:  Sept. 13 entry says: "Holden died today."
Apr. 4 Geldard funeral  $5
Mar. 3  Gorham(or Graham)  2pm at Albion $5

Baptisms:  May 30  Hartman baptism  Rec. $4 no date:  Alfred Geier(or Grier) 4pm  rec. $3

Confirmation class: Elizabeth Ann Wilkinson, Maude Bascome, Lucy Howard. Sarah E. Mitchell, Thos. Crowley, George Taylor, Herbert Jackson, Archie Heaton, Alfred Taylor, John Riley, Jas. Talyor (or Jos.)


1901

Weddings:

Feb. 19  George Cash amd Polly Ashworth  $5  "a very pretty wedding"
Mar. 30  Peter Weller and Mary Taylor  "at home" $5
May 2 Sayles/Parker  "at Steven's house" $5
May 12 Shore/Taylor  $5
June 17 Gresher(or Gasher or Gusher)/Clarke $5
Sept. 4  Pitchford/Harrop "at 5pm"  $5
Sept. 4  Parker/ Pingine? "at 4pm  at Lonsdale"  $5

Funerals:

Feb. 24  Iva (or Ira)Harris  "85 yrs"  $5
June 23  Sprague funeral  $2
Nov. 27  Ella Blake funeral  "at home"  $3

Baptisms:  Dec. 1  Cleghorn baby  $1

Confirmation class:  Mary Larch, Amy Lane, Lilly Aldrich, Robert Patterson, Fred Blundell, Lizzie Blundell, Fred Butterworth, Mary Barnes, Ella Jackson, Lulu Cray, Leila Whittemore, Lilly Aldred, Mary Inton, Florence Ashworth, Ernest Rothera, William Booth(or Both). Edw. Lee, Henry Jackson, Arthur Mills, Albert Barnes


1902

Weddings:

Apr 22 Campbell/Mills $5 (re: Apr 10 has an entry "Robt. Campbell called about wedding of him and Miss Flo. Campbell) Apr. 22 entry continues:"...4pm Very pretty wedding indeed"----
June 18  Ekersley/Ludwig $5---
Sept. 2 Ashworth/Marsland $5---
Sept. 3  Potter (or Pother) /Abbott "in Quinnville" $5

Funerals:

Jan. 1  Mrs. Ruth Ballou (or Ballow) at Mrs. Blanchard's house in Uxbridge $4--
Apr. 5 W.H. Pilkington--
Apr. 20 Funeral of Mrs. Allsop at 1:20  Interment a 5pm--
June 13 James Geldard $5--
Jan. 11 Butler baby at 2:30pm at home in long block (Note: from transcriber Long block refers to one of the mill houses in Ashton mill village)

Baptism:  Apr. 4 Mathias Heuberger baby in extremis (does not make it clear whether Mathias was baby or parent--probably baby?)


1903

Weddings:

Mar. 7  Barton/Menzie?----
Apr. 15  Dash/Potter at Berkeley 8pm $5---
May 18  Marcroft/ Taylor $5---
Aug. 5 Axon/Wood $5 "very rainy day"---
Aug 10  Stott/Mitchell $5----
Aug 2 Arthur Herbert Carlisle/Lilly Crabtree  Lonsdale $5---
Sept. 2 Gill/Ward Lonsdale $5---
Sept. 17  Harrop/Pitchford at 5pm $4----
Oct. 1  Keogh/McCabe "at house" $2----
Oct 5 Gunnell/Richardson $5---
Oct. 21 Abbott/Kent  $5---
Oct. 31  Siddall/Nuttall #:30----
Nov.26 Murphy/Butler "at Lonsdale" $5

Funerals:

Oct. 7  Bartlett funeral $3----
Sept. 22  Joseph Wright this pm---Funeral at 12  Johnston---
Sept. 26  W.F. Brown at Albion Interment at Swan Point Prov.

Baptisms:

Feb. 8 Dietz $3----
Apr. 12 Hartman  1:30 $3---
June 14 Walker (or Walter) Brown $2---
Aug. 2 Sidebottom 3:30pm---
Dec. 6 Murphy

Confirmation class: Ada Iverton, Chas. Garritt, Thomas Slater, Marion Aldrich, Jeannie Hartley, Mabel Lancaster, Harry Hisketh (or Hesketh), Daisy Foster (or Fostia), Bertha Blundell, Emmeline Ashworth


1904

Funerals:

Jan.8  Dan Lancaster  4pm  6$
Jan. 17  J.W. Pickles  6:30pm
Apr. 4  Pickles  2:30 pm  2$
Jul. 9  Jos. Allinson(or Allenson) at church 10am
July 10  Mr. Abbott 4pm  6$
Jul. 26  Herbert Tomlinson
Aug. 24  Edw. Markham
Sept. 7  Rickson  at church 6:30pm
Oct. 17  Burial: Mrs Phillips
Nov.13  Mrs. Angell 1pm

Baptisms:

July 3 Emma A. Forbes and Cleghorn
July 28  Mrs. Hollis's baby
Nov. 6  Heuberger baby  12:00

Weddings:

Sept. 7  Claflin/Blundell at church 3pm  5$
Sept. ?  Woodworth/Seaton  10$
Sep. 20  babcock/Georgie  at church at noon  10

Confirmation class: Madeline Rogers, Fred Booth, Polly Booth, Mrs. Sumner, Mrs. Hollis, Ralph Jackson, Geo. Chapman, Fred Jackson, Maud Jones, Bessie Crocker


1905

Funerals:

Jan. 18  Geo Smith 1:30 in Providence
Mar. 8 Sarah Mitchell
Apr. 27  Alex Marshall 2pm
Jan 27  Burlingame at Diamond Hill at 5
May 5 Miss Ella Blake 1:30
Aug. 4  Mrs. Spelman at Cumberland Hill, Interment at Swan Point
Aug. 12  Mrs. Hawley at Central Falls
Aug. 31  Jas. Crowley this afternoon
Oct. 2  Ballou funeral

Baptisms:

Mar. 19 Marcroft baby at noon
Apr. 16  Dorch(orDarch) and Allsop babies
May 7  Axon baby  12 noon
Sept. 24  Hill baby
Oct 29  Caldwell baby
Dec. 3 Hartman baby at Berkeley

Weddings:

May 11  Caldwell/Jackson 3pm 10$
Sept. 9  Hesketh/Cockshutt  5$

Confirmation class: Boys: Wm Duff, Wm. Stringfellow, Jas. Barnes, Eddie Pickles, Geo. Parr
  Girls: Clara Whitaker, Alice Holden, Sarah Hunt, Sarah Heaton, Flo. Barnes, Eva Jackson, Sarah Sumner, Marion Aldrich


1906

Funerals:

Jan 3  Mary Weatherhead
July 30 James Cleghorn
Sept. 5 Chester Wright died today.  Very sad.  Appendicitis.
Sept. 7 Gladys Gohan
Sept. 9  12:50 Funeral of C.P. Wroght
Dec. 18  Jas. Taylor  Lonsdale

Weddings:

Sept. 24  Harris/Ward(or Wood)  at Lonsdale at 2:30
Aug. 20 Chester Wright/Edna May Cobb(see entry under funerals)
Oct. 4  Grace Barnes/C.F. White
Oct. 29 Walker/Inton
Oct. 30 Young/Patriente(or Patriande)
Dec.(number not readable)  Stewart/Lancaster

Confirmation class: (note: simply because a person is listed here does not mean they were confirmed that year or for that matter ever, as many who start classes do not complete them.)

Edith Wild, Sadie Green, Mrs. Fitton, Alice Rickson, Mrs. Cash, Bessie Lancaster, Lizzie Blackwood, Annie Caldwell, Hattie Gohan, Mrs. Mongeon, Eliz, Stringfellow, Mrs. Murphy, Mrs. Glover, Ralph Jackson, C. Comstock, Eva Angell


1907

Funerals:

Feb. 2  Mrs. Mills  burial at Moshassock
Feb. 21  Mrs. Bethel
Feb 21  "Called at Annie Taylors.  Baby dead."
Feb. 24  2pm funeral for Annie Taylor's baby
May 13  Harriet Newman this afternoon at their place in Albion
June 12  Mrs. Hirst  "at home, 2pm, interment at Union Cemetery, Woonsocket"
June 23  Wm. A. Ridgway at Lonsdale and Moshassock  2pm
Aug. 15  Susan A. Whipple  10am
Aug. 20  Ruth Ray in Providence.  Interment at Arnold's Mills
Aug. 22 Mrs. Rowbotham, Christ Church--Interment Moshassuck
Aug. 23 Sayles at Cumberland Hill

Baptisms:

Aug. 11 4pm Ernest Thompson
Oct. 25 Brelsford baby
Dec. 22  12:15  Mrs. Stott's baby

Churchings: Aug. 11 Ada Walker

Weddings:

Sept. 18  J.F.  Batchelor and Ella Jackson 4:30  "Reception at Parish House.  Rev. Murray assisted. Very brilliant wedding".
Sept. 24  Clara Whitaker and F.K. Buckley  4pm at church

Confirmation Class: Mary Barnes,  Nellie Barnes,  Maud  Jones, Eliza Wainwright,  Hattie Pilkington,  Emily Blundell,  Bertha Cockshutt

Vestry: Sr. Warden-Lewis D. Learned, Jr.
Warden-Charles H. Collins
Vestrymen:  John Barnes,  John Turner, John Patterson, Robt. Stewart, Fred Bethel, David Ross, John Cray, George D. Ide,  Charles H. Mills,  Edw. Mongeon,  Arthur Mills


1908

Weddings:

Jan.8  4pm at church Law / Taylor
July 19 Clayton / Wilkinson  2pm
Sept.1 Rehearsal for Jackson / Cray wedding tonight
Sept. 2 Henry Jackson / Mary Louise Clay  "a very pretty, nice wedding indeed"
Oct. 5  Bartholomew (sp?)/ Pitts
Oct. 12 Barnes / Parson (sp?)

Baptisms and Churchings:

Jan.26  11:45 Nancy Hesketh
Mar. 29 R. Abbotts's baby
July (date not clear)  Murphy baby baptized

Funerals:

Feb. 19 Jane Jackson
May 18 Geo. Moss 3pm at Lonsdale
July 1  W.H. Harrop at church and Moshassuck  "Odd Fellows took charge at grave.
A large attendance at funeral"
Sept. 12 Jas. Wood at Christ Church, Lonsdale this morning
Sept. 19  Dr. Parks  at 2pm

Confirmation class: (these confirmation lists are people who were eligible for confirmation, they were not necessarily confirmed) Ben Booth, Lilly Fosky, Mary Heaton,  Edith Fuller, Vera Eddleston, Walter Cockshutt, Albert Ivaton, Harry Booth, Elmer Asher, Walter Wood, Ralph Jackson, Percy Robinson

Choir: (Additional list---these appear now and then with no consistency from year to year) Howard Baines,  Eva Jackson,  Sarah Heaton,  Annie Caldwell, Albert Barnes, Mary Bingham, James Heaton


1909

Funerals:

Jan.4  Eliza Brewer 1:30 "...at Dr. Marshall's house. Interment at Whitinsville, wither I went."
June 30  Albert Rogers  Oak Grove Cemetery
July 23  Emma Gallow (or Ballou) at Limerock
Aug. 15 Mr. Payne at Manville and Moshassuck  2:30
Sept. 6  Mrs. Thornley at Lonsdale and Moshassuck
Sept. 14 Mrs. Clark at Lonsdale and Moshassuck
Nov. 7  Helen Whyatt 3:30 (not clear if he officiated or just attended)

Weddings:

Sept. 4  Aldcroft/Marshall  "..tonight at the house."
Sept. 8  Manock/Luther Barnard "...at Plainfield Baptist Church. Lunch at Newman's afterwards."
(not clear if officiated or just attended)

Baptisms:

Mar. 10  Baptized Heaton's baby.  "..probably sick."
Apr. 11 Law baby
May 9  Nichols baby
Apr. (date not clear)  Scowcroft baby
May 30  "Strachan baby.  "...baptized Polly Ashworth's baby"
Aug. 29  Bethel baby  1:30
Sept. 12  Cook's baby
Sept. 19  Charlie Whites baby.
Dec. 12  Alice Ruth Boyes (or Boyer)

Confirmation class: (eligible only, not necessarily Confirmed) James Precious, Harry Butler, William Benfield Pressey, J.B. Marshall, Ervin Louis Pickles, J.W. Heaton, Hannah Eddleston, Grace Webber, Beatrice Wilder (sp?), Mark K. Duff, Ruth Mills, Annie Mills, Maud Cockshutt, Alice Fury, Edith Barnes


1910

Funerals:

Jan.21  Mrs. Thompson today at 2pm."...they came for me in an automobile and back again.
  It was a small funeral-only a dozen there. I spoke to them of "Behold, I Show You a Great Mystery".
Mar. 24  Albert Ray  2pm  "Large attendance. Interment at Arnold's Mills."
July 6  Mrs. Whittaker at Providence and Pocasset Cemetery
July 28  Mrs. Usher at 2pm. "A large number present."
Aug. 28  Albert Mann. "Interment at Diamond Hill. Sad!  Infantile paralysis."
Oct. 19  Jean Morris 10am  Interment at Phoenix
Oct. 27  Burial. Barton child. Diptheria!
Oct. 30  Herbert Brelsford
Dec. 8  "Mr. C.W. Wainwright committed suicide this morning by hanging"
Dec. 11 C.W. Wainwright at 2pm. "At house in Berkeley and St. John's Cemetery."
Dec. 15  Harriet P. Laurier at Manville  1pm Moshassuck
Dec. 15  Fred Butler at St. John's  3:30 pm  Interment at St. John's Cemetery

Baptisms:

Mar. 20  Mrs. Wainwright's baby  at 5pm
Sept. 18  Dr. Harry Barne's baby
Nov.20  Eva Jackson Caldwell  12:30
Dec. 4  Harry Butler's baby  12:30

Churchings:

Jan 2  Mrs. Eva Gleason  10am
Mar.20  Mrs. Wainwright  5pm

Weddings:

Sept. 8  Jackson/Grier  at home
Sept. 14  "Wedding at Mr. Webber's house...small family group. Very pleasant party."

Confirmation class: Mr. and Mrs. Taylor, Frances Fohr, Estelle Phillips, Katharine F. Pressey, Alice Sidebottom, Mary Elizabeth Paltrow, Albert Haworth,  Patterson girls


1911

Baptisms:

Jan.1  Lena Harris's baby  12(noon)
Jan. 8  Sumner baby  12(noon)
Apr. 15  4:30 pm for Barton children
Aug. 13  Strachan and Walker babies  5pm at Church
Oct. 1  Hartley baby  5pm at Church

Funerals:

Feb. 5 Darch(or Dorch)baby 12:30
Mar. 10  Mrs. Gee  "at home and at Church"
Mar.19  2pm funeral at Pawtucket  Mrs. Mc Guiness
Mar. 31  Lizzie Wainwright  "Inter.at(my note:what looks like)Woonsocket.  Service at St. Johns .Funeral cars all afternoon."
Apr. 4 Mr. Turner
June 9  Mrs. Jas. Angell
July 27  Earl Follett at Lonsdale and Moshassuck
Sept. 10  Thos. Hindle
Dec. 5 Mrs. Abbott  1pm in Providence
Dec. 10  Witton  Moshassuck

Confirmation class: (reminder:  this is  the class list, only some of these may actually have completed class and been confirmed) Robert Caldwell, Leonard Sword, Frank Ryan, Horace Pickles, Constance Haworth, Edith Bradbury, Annie Sharples, Caled Pickles, Frank Mills, Sadie Jackson, Mrs. Emma Sumner, Fred Butler, Mrs. Turner


1912

Vestry:  Lewis D. Learned  Sr. Warden, Charles H. Collins  Jr. Warden, John Barnes., C.H. Mills, B.A. Webber, E.W. Mongeon, Robert Caldwell, James E. Thompson, John Patterson, Frederick B. Bethel, John Brelsford, David Ross, John E. Craig

Weddings: June 12  Pollitt/Bascombe

Baptisms: July 28  Frank Cray Jackson at noon

Funerals:

Jan. 9 4pm  Irene Tidd 7yrs.9 mos. old  "Very cold day and slippery walking but all was well".
Jan.30  Clark this AM
Feb. 7  Archie Heaton  "at church"
Feb. 8  Colwell child  "at Cumberland Hill"
Feb. 21  Mrs. Patterson  2pm
Mar. 11  W.P. Comstock  "at home and Riverside Cemetery, Pawtucket"
Apr. 12  Turner
May 8 Mrs.  Ide "at home and church"
May 30  Hockenson boy  "junior choir sang at funeral"
June 6  Cockshutt
June 19  Dan Angell this afternoon
June 28  Mrs. Whyatt "at home and Church"
Sept. 5  Miss Minnie Best "for Hillicker at Lonsdale"
  (assume Hillicker rector of Lonsdale Church and Pressey filling in for him)
Sept. 29  Vera Eddleston  2pm
Oct. 11  Mrs. Lavender at Christ Church Lonsdale
Oct. 14  Mrs. Swindell at Manville
Nov. 5  Mrs. Black  "house and church  3pm"
Dec. 22  Mrs. Barnes  1:30
Dec. 29  H.H. Jacobs


1913

Baptisms:

Feb. 18  William Ferguson  "..at home, sick"
June 1  Eliz. Blodwell  "adult"

Funerals:

Jan. 29  Harriet Vose  ''2 yrs old, diptheria"
Feb. 3  Alfred Sharples at 3
Feb. 19 Sarah Lang
Feb. 19(also see Feb 18 Baptisms and Feb. 21)"Called on Ferguson-Child baptized Wed., dead today"
Feb. 21 " Funeral William Ferguson this afternoon"
Feb. 23 C. Taylor
Apr. 20  Mrs. Cole at Manville and Moshassuck
June 6  John L. sharples "...this afternoon"
June 24  Harry Ashworth
Sept. 1  Ellen Hall
Sept. 22 "Funeral for Kate Butler this pm in a downpour of rain."
Oct. 14 "Funeral for Charles Clark at Albion-very stormy."

Confirmation class: Austin Bennett, Thomas Hill, Effie Kirk, John Kirk, Charlotte Gee, Lucy Gee, Harold Gee, Mrs. Lees, Frank Sumner, Jennie Hollingsworth, Bertha Sidebottom, Chas. Hirst, Robt. Campbell, John Allsop, Emily Booth


1914

Weddings:

Apr. 28  Eber Angell and Eva May Marcoux at house and rectory
June 2  Parr/McCullum(or Collum) at church. "...breakfast afterward. K (note from me: K. is Katherine Pressey, Mr. Pressey's wife) stood bridesmaid and chaperone."
Aug. 24 McCloskey/Whiteside at house.
Dec. 19 Collins/Bassett(or Bassatt) at rectory 7pm

Baptisms:

Nov. 15 Hall baby
Dec. 13 Frank Mann 6pm
Dec.27 Slater baby at noon

Funerals:

Jan. 13 - James Barnes at home, church and Moshassuck Cty.
Feb. 20 - Miss Martha Pollard at 1pm.  "Scott Rd. and Woonsocket. Very bad going."
Feb. 23 - Mrs. Potter(or Pother) at Manville and Moshassuck
Mar. 7 - Mrs. Heaton this afternoon
May 12  - Nancy Wild "..2pm and 2:30 at cemetery."
May 27 - "Mrs. Wild, Bessie, wife of Samuel died today-a communicant here for 24 years!"(see also May 30)
May 30 - "Funeral for Bessie Wild today, at home and Church. 1:30  Very large attendance."
June 22 - Martha Harvey  2:30pm
July 24 - Central Falls  Mrs. Beaucage
Aug. 11 - Francis Morrison-3 yrs. 6 mos.  2pm Moshassuck Cty.
Aug. 14  - Elsie Cockshutt-18 days old-at St. John's Cemetery. Service at Prospect Hill
Aug. 20  - Mary E. Collins
Oct. 20  - Jane Arrundale 1pm in Attleboro. "I got trolley home at 5:17 pm.  Tea at Arrundales."
Nov. 4  - Sarah Taylor  home and Moshassuck 1:30 to 4pm
Nov. 13  - James Moore, 62  Interment at Moshassuck

Confirmation class: Margaret Louise Pressey, Gloria Lisle Glover, Nora Euphemia Caldwell, Gertrude Marie Harper, Louise Frazer(or Frazier). Thos. Wainwright


1915 diary missing
1916

Funerals:

Apr. 18 - Mrs. Ballou
June 30  - James Cleghorn "...very sad. Crucifer was popular"
Note:  Apparently this boy was quite young and active in the Church as a crucifer.
July 10 - Tim Booth died today
July 13 - Funeral for Tom Booth
Sept. 18 - John Patterson
Dec. 24  - Badley

Weddings:

June 14 - Jones/Heaton Reception at Parish House
Oct. 13 - Wainwright/Turner
Oct. 9 - Angell/Brindle 3pm
Oct. 18 - Crawford/Sidebottom "dinner at wedding"
Oct. 24 - Turner/Cockshutt
Dec. 20 - Barnes/Kerley 4pm at church

Baptisms: Nov. 28  - "Baptized Mrs. Lawton tonight."


1917

Funerals:

Jan. 10 - John Mills
Jan.12 - Mrs. Jenckes
Feb. 8 - Funeral for Cash
Feb. 15 - Funeral John Booth
Mar. 21 - Funeral T.E. Sharples "Large attendance"
Apr. 7 - Funeral Whitehead baby this afternoon
Apr. 16 - Funeral Boyd baby at Lonsdale
Apr. 18 - Slater
May 27 - 2:30 funeral for Parr
June 19 - Adeline Herring with Rev. Osgood
Note: this funeral did not take place at St. Johns where?
July 30 - Jonah Slater
Aug. 23 - Mrs. M.C. North at St. Georges Central Falls
Aug. 17 - Fiske
Sept. 15 - Elsie Irene Walker

Weddings:

Sept. 3 - Sprague/Marshall "A very pretty elaborate affair"

Baptisms:

Apr. 3 - "Called on Whitehead, baptized sick baby there"
Note: see funerals above.
August 17 - Walkers
Dec. 15 - Baptized Crawford baby

Churchings:

Aug. 9 - Ada Walker
Aug.5 - Hadfield

Vestry:  Lewis D. Learned, Robert Caldwell, DA Webber, John Cray, Fred Bethel, James E. Thompson, Thomas Slater Jr.,John Brelsford, JohnBarnes, EW Mongeon, Charles H. Mills, Austin F. Bennett, William Davis


1918

Weddings:

June 19 - Sam Wild and Mrs. Webber
July 3 - Frey and Wamsaure? at home
Sept. 2 - Geddes and Jones at St. Georges "Very pretty wedding"

Baptisms:

Mar. 10 - Brant
Aug. 18 - Skitt at 12:15
Sept. 14 - Brelsford baby "sick"

Funerals:

Jan. 19 - John Bradley this afternoon. "Supper afterward at that home"
May 27 - Thoms Mellor at church "Choir there"
June 5 - Esther Bradury
June 11 - Tom Blackwood at house and at church
June 12 - Agnes Hunt 2:30 pm "at house and Mosshassuck"
June 24 - Marsh baby at St. Georges
Aug. 22 - Dorothy Cockshutt at Lonsdale for WP Taylor
Aug. 25 - Eliza Ashworth 2pm
Sept. 7 - Annie E. Jones at St. Georges
Oct. 11 - Butterworth at Central Falls
Oct. 16 - John Barnes
Oct. 18 - Jas. Iverton at St. Georges
Oct. 29 - Wm. Taylor
Nov. 6 - Eliz. McCann at Lonsdale
Dec. 11 - Joseph Wainwright
Dec. 21 - Richard Wood Mosshassuck


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