Jervis McEntee Diaries

Saturday October 26, 1889

Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, October 26, 1889, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Saturday, Oct 26, 1889 Spoke to McCullogh this morning, who is doing the mason work on Crosbys home to give me an estimate of what he will move the wing of this house to the lot west for. Isaac M. North and Frank. D Dewey have bought lots 4 (carriage home lot) and 5. I have made out the deeds today. Went down town and had my hair cut and did errands. Katy Murphy nee [Leonard?], who used to live with Gertrude and me when we were first married, and her daughter Gertrude came to see us today. Her husband died about the time of the blizzard. She looked old and worn. Her daughter was a very pretty modest girl of 15. She wants to work and to get money to study music. They still live on the Sawkill which is the name of their P. O. When they went away we gave them a little paper bag of candy and some grapes and I put in a five dollar bill for Gertrude to whom I have never given any thing. Katy has eight children and two sons young men, who are devoted to her and support her.

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